In 2004, A single clutch of Map Turtles hatched out with these stunning orange markings. The parents showed no signs of the trait, but the gene for high orange color was likely present in both parents.We held them back to breed and we are now four generations in with amazing results. There is lots of variation in both patterns and colors of our High Orange Maps but each of them has orange instead of yellow or white makings, with orange highlights on their shells. Some times their skin is gray, some times black - but their lighter colored markings are always orange and normally gets brighter as they grow...
Their background and care is otherwise the same as normal Mississippi Maps, and follows:
Mississippi Map Turtles are excellent starter turtles, and they make fine community turtles as well. As with most maps, they have very detailed shell and skin patterns. True omnivores, they will take pellets, plant matter, insects, fish, mollusks and earth worms.
Mississippi maps are fond of basking, but quickly dive in when approached. In time, they overcome this instinct and become quite tame. They are very good tank turtles, and adults also do well in outdoor ponds.
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The turtle was received the next day healthy and doing great!
High orange Mississippi map turtle
Very happy with the turtles I received Arrived healthy and active. Packaged great and I received them the next day after ordering. Highly recommend these people. Will definitely order from them again.
High Orange Mississippi Map Turtle
Beautiful colors! Happy, Healthy, Hatchling. This is my third turtle from The Turtle Source and a trusted seller for sure.
High Orange Mississippi
Is awesome if came how I expected the turtle I would order more!
HO Mississippi Map
love the colors on this guy, he's just so shy he only basks when I'm not in the room or I'm asleep