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Poll: Sex of Map turtle (15 member(s) have cast votes)

Male or Female?

  1. Male (1 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  2. Female (13 votes [86.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 86.67%

  3. Not Sure (1 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

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#1 Jordan H

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 04:44 PM

For the longest time I thought my Ouachita Map was a male, he's under 5", the vent is bout halfway down the tail, is going to be four years old in September - October. But the only thing that bugs me is he has never fanned and his tail is pretty skinny. You be the judge
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#2 Robert&Trish

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 05:50 PM

Jordan,
Sure looks to be a female to me. The male should have a much larger tail. Especially one around 5".

#3 Jeff H.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 05:54 PM

Definately a female.

If it was a male, it would have a gigantic tail. Kind of like this (that male is 4")...
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#4 LisaD

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 05:45 AM

Jordan as I own two of this subspecies in my lot of maps it looks girly to me as well. :) As Jeff's pictures show it is fairly easy to determine the sex between the male and females once the signs (tail length or short size) is there.

#5 Jordan H

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 11:56 AM

Jordan as I own two of this subspecies in my lot of maps it looks girly to me as well. :) As Jeff's pictures show it is fairly easy to determine the sex between the male and females once the signs (tail length or short size) is there.

Usually it's not very hard for me, the only confusing thing is I was looking at a few males and they didn't have few thick tales at all. So I suspected Clyde to be a boy as well, she's under 5", is almost four years old and usually you'd think she'd be a lot larger by now. Thanks for the confirmation everyone.

#6 TurtleTim

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 02:58 PM

I say female I have 3 female Ouachita Maps in my bunch and they look pretty much the same as yours

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 03:15 PM

Female for sure as the picture demonstrated males are well endowed for turtles. The base is sssoooo much thicker then yous even at 3 inches you can tell any map turtle gender.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 06:43 AM

I have also noticed that most males by at least 3-4 inches will be displaying "The Dirty Dance Moves" we all know about. My male Map was doing "The Dirty Dance" at about 1 inch....he is just one crazy turtle!! :P




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