I took my Mississipi Map turtle in to work at the life lab yesterday because I had wanted someone to look at his shell. my boss thinks that it is just discoloration but said for me to bring him in when the vet comes to check out all the animals. anyway I went in and filled up his little carrier with enough water and gave him a cricket before having to leave for class while he tried to figure out what was walking on his head and how he could eat it. after class I worked at the life lab for a while, and decided to put him in a bigger tank. I first tried a tank with 3 turtles, all different species and sizes. he decided the red eared slider was his new friend. I thought pan might terrorize the poor thing and there wasnt that much room in that tank so I put him in the kiddie pool with two male and two female red eared sliders. bad idea. I came in from the back with the beardie's salad to see pan in one of the male's face like "oh hi, your my friend now??" and the male tried snapping at him. third time is a charm though, I placed him in with the soft-shelled turtle, who is always under the sand in his tank, and for most of the time the two stayed oblivious to eachother. once I saw the soft-shelled turtle stick his head up for air, but went right back under the sand. but thats not all, this turtle had a long day. I forgot that I had ceramics after work, but I couldnt leave pan in the car, so he got to visit class. I let him out for a while, and he kept trying to go where he is not supposed to, like towards my mom's cake, but he seemed to have fun. afterwards I think he was happy to go back to his own tank. the first thing he did was go to the filter where the water comes out and sat there looking at me like "this is my filter, and my tank"