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Do you have a UVB light over the turtle?
What kind of UVB do you have Linear tube or compact coil, strength, age of bulb and brand?
If you pinch the back foot does the turtle pull the foot back away?
If you rod the tail area do you get a reaction?
If there is no reflex action when pinching the foot or prodding the tail, I am afraid the Turtle is gone. There shuld be some time of involuntary pain response if the turtle was alive. It is hard to deliver this news, but unfortunately there should have been some type of movement. I am so sorry for the loss. I hope I have addressed your concerns and you will Rate my service 5 Stars.