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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Musk X Mississippi map breeding?

I have a female Musk that I bought a year ago (she was already grown)...I also have 2 Mississippi maps around 2 years old. I have an indoor pond with planted land around it. 2 weeks ago I went to feed them and saw 2 babies clinging to the side of the pond!! I did not know the 2 could interbreed, but they have to have done it as she was with no other turtle. The babies look just like Musks...very cute and eating great. (I separated them out of the pond). I searched around the land and found no others, or the eggs from which these came. Is this a common hybrid? Thanks for any info :)
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-25-2013, 11:13 AM
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Are you sure of the sex of both Mississippi Maps? Do they look different to each other in any way? Do the babies look more like the Musk? And lastly Could she have already had fertilized eggs from before you bought her and laid them once you bought her. The timing for all that just seems excessively long but it does happen with Tropical Fish like Molly/Platy/Swordtails, all live bearers. They can store sperm and have babies long after leaving the store's tank.

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I actually found 2 more this morning! They look like Musks. I got her 12/12. She was with my other turtles all year...2 Mississippi maps. I *think* the bigger map is a male...he is now trying to "hump" a RES I just got whom I know is female. So if I got her in 12/12...and the babies are hatchlings...either she retained sperm..or mated with the Map. What do you think?
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They sure look like Musk don't they!!! OMG I am INSANELY JEALOUS. 4 ???!!!

I'm pouting by the way!!

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Some turtles have been documented retaining sperm for 6 years or more. These are pure common musk turtles.



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Ha!! Turtles are masters at sperm storage! A google search reveals... Cool!!

"turtles and snakes can store sperm for the longest periods. Reports exist of a female's continued offspring production for up to 4 and 7 years, following no further encounter with a male"

So they are quite possibly and likely still pure Musk!

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Here is my indoor pond...I recently got 2 huge RES that ate up and disrupted most of the plants lol....I am already going to expand the planting and basking areas now that I have more turtles.((P.S..the turtle in the lower left corner is fake..I have a Mississippi Map that has already burried for hibernation, and I "marked" the spot so as not to disturb him lol))

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I really like your indoor pond. Is it in a sunroom? Some day this is what I'm looking to have. Congrads on the hatchlings :)

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