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Posted by nathana on April 25, 2003 at 11:27:43:
In Reply to: Which Painted is the best? posted by BuddyLee on April 24, 2003 at 09:15:10:
I haven't kept southerns, but some folks say they are the most docile and possibly not quite as active as the other subspecies. Other than that, the southerns have a dorsal stripe that is not present in the midland.
If you ever think there is a remote possibility that you might one day want a nice backyard pond with your turtles in it, your climate could support easterns or midlands well, with a properly built pond. I would shy away from southerns in such a northern area, but the other two would do fine.