I got a 50gal. that has a Basking light, UVB light(Reptisun 10.0) and ive been doing reserch on Mississippi Map Turtles but need more info on them,like how many would I be able to put in my 50 gal.?,
a 75-100 gal aquarium would suffice for a pair of full grown map turtles.
Aquatic Insect Larvae
Freeze Dried Shrimp
and then a cuttlebone for calcium
Tetra's Reptomin or Wardleys Reptile T.E.N. Dont feed goldfish feeders to the turtles they contain thiamine which binds calcium and prevents them from absorbing it into their system. Rosy Red minnows are the best to feed just make sure that theyre no bigger than its head because they can choke on them. From wha iv gathered they also like high vegitation in their wild habbitats...i would look into buying some kind of aquarium plant (make sure its eddible). Map turtles are semi-aquatic so they need one side wiht rocks on it so they can get out of the water to bask in the light. Map turtles love to swim so make sure the water is plenty deep enough (about 3/4 water and 1/4 land)
theres one site that i found a good set up on. Make sure you find yourself a good turtle filter ( a good one will cost you about 50 and a cheap one will run you about 15 dollars) http://www.unc.edu/~dtkirkpa/stuff/tank3.jpg http://www.fishpondinfo.com/turtles/turtank.htm
this last one is a whole bunch of info on turtle enclosures (filteration, heating lighting, hides, water depth i.e) A mississippi map baby will cost you about $10 but i wouldnt recomend getting a baby, youde be better off getting a sub-adult (maby a bit smaller if you wanted). I would highly suggest doing alot more research than i have given you if youre a beginner turtle hobbyist maps are not a good beginner. well i hope i helped you a little bit anyways if anyone else sees something i have left out please put it down i do not own maps just know some info on them lol:D ;)