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Does anyone have pictures of a male/female false map turtle?


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#1 Number1sticky

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 02:02 PM

I have a false map turtle that I was thinking was a male because the tail is so long. But after looking at some pictures of male/female map turtles it looks like the tails are the same length, the males just have a thicker tail.

He/she is about 3” long now. About a year and nine months old. I tried to take some picture but every time I took him/her out of the water he/she would just go into the shell. I’ll add them but if anyone has good pictures of male and/or female’s tail, claws etc. that would be helpful.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 02:27 PM

It looks like a female to me. (Small tail)
This is a picture of one of my male False maps. (Large tail)
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:05 PM

It looks like a female to me. (Small tail)
This is a picture of one of my male False maps. (Large tail)
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Wow, Yazoo's (my map) tail is no where near that thick. How big was he when his tail started to get really thick?

If anyone wants more/different pictures of a specific part of him/her just let me know and I will TRY to get it. :)

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 01:14 PM

He was about 3" when his tail developed.
I have a female that is about 2 1/2 times his size and her tail is only about 1/4 of the size of the males.

Males also have nice long front nails.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 02:32 PM

About how big are RES before you can start telling the sex? I have one the same age/size as my map. I'm really hoping my RES is a male, that way they will be closer in size when full grown. :)

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 03:22 PM

Here is another picture of her tail. I think it's a little better picture, and you can see the cloaca a little better.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 07:23 PM

I'd still say it is female.
If it was a male the tail would be closer in size to your little finger.
Any RES I have had before were about 5 inches before I could properly sex them.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:56 AM

As far as sexing Maps.. It doesn't really take til 4" to tell, and that's a female if I ever saw one.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 04:02 AM

how can u tell if its either a false map turtle or a mississsipi ?

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:06 AM

About how big are RES before you can start telling the sex? I have one the same age/size as my map. I'm really hoping my RES is a male, that way they will be closer in size when full grown. :)


They say for 4inches to sex a RES and that map turtle looks like a male with the huge tail but anyways if you have trouble with it then go on youtube because that is where i learn how too

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:53 AM

how can u tell if its either a false map turtle or a mississsipi ?


I'm not an expert at all but this is how it was explained to me when I thought I had a Mississippi map "now, an identification correction...your Yazoo is actually a False Map - Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica. The "hockey-stick" markings on top of the head, behind each eye give it away. A Mississippi Map is a subspecies of the False Map, so they have very similar appearance, but the orbital markings are unique to each subspecies."

Here is a care sheet for a Mississippi map.
http://www.austinstu...issippi_map.htm
Picture of the head.
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And here is a care sheet for a False map
http://www.austinstu...e/cs-falmap.htm
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There is a picture that shows all the different angles of the map turtles, but I can't find it.

Hope this helps.




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