Loggerhead Musk Turtle CBB

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Sternotherus minor

The range of S. m. minor extends from north-central Georgia to southeast Alabama and north-central Florida. These turtles are much more aquatic than the land-loving mud turtles, and will be happy with a smaller basking site. Smaller in size, they grow to 2.9-4.5 in.

While small, they still will require at least a 30 gallon breeder aquarium in size, with water depth at least double the length of the turtle's carapace (shell) from nose to tail. A basking site above water is essential, with the hottest area around 90 degrees F/ 31 degrees C. The water temperature should be kept around 70-75 degrees F /21-23 degrees C, which can be attained by using an aquarium heater. As these turtles are above water almost just as much as in the water, UVB is a must; a 5.0 bulb or 6% UVB output is sufficient.

These are omnivorous turtles with a penchant for crustaceans, insects, earthworms, and the odd vertebrate meal like fish or carrion, but provide low oxalate vegetation for them to eat at least once a week. Be sure about dusting your food with calcium, vitamins and minerals.

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