Map Turtles and Diamondback Terrapins (Herpetology series) Paperback – 8 Aug 1996
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From the HERPETOLOGY series, a manual which explains the maintenance, breeding and care of map turtles and diamondback terrapins. Highly illustrated with individually laminated colour photographs to aid identification.
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What lets the book down is the lack of concrete facts, for instance it says that turtles lay many eggs, if many is 10 or 100 or 1000 you never get to find out! After a while these omissions get annoying.
In balance the book is worth having especially for species identification but you will need other.
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stand out. This book covers all the basics of the hobby concerning map turtles in general. I do however, feel that additional material and a basic knowledge of turtles will be needed if the reader plans on purchasing a map as a first turtle. Painted and sliders are far more hardy and maps
can be tricky to care for by a beginner. This book is not very precise on care and the information in this book is general. For instance, it is stated in this book that map's enjoy eating snails, but cautions are left out to inform the reader of the dangers of parasites commonly found in pet store feeder snails that can be harmful to a turtle. Certain specifics are left out and as said before additional reading will be needed for the beginner. This book in my opinion is for the already seasoned hobbyist who needs general information and a brief overview of the care of the map turtle species. All in all a good book for this particular species.
Once determining, with great difficulty, the species - Northern Diamondback Terrapin - this book was a tremendous help. After I hurdled the basics, I appreciated the fact that this was more of an intermediary than a beginner's guide. It is nearly impossible to find any decent reference material on the subject, particluarly on Diamondback Terrapins, let alone something this easy to follow, in-depth and pictorial. The photos alone, which are sharp, nicely composed and plentiful, make this book worth having.
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