As we continue to hold back some of the prettiest High Orange Mississippi Map Turtles for our colony, a small number of these Super High Orange Turtles are hatching out...
A single clutch hatched out with these stunning orange markings. The parents showed no signs of the trait, but the gene for high color was likely present in both parents. 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.