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Boa Skin question -scar or anomaly? MORE


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Posted by Craig K. on May 09, 2003 at 08:37:25:

In Reply to: Boa Skin question -scar or anomaly? MORE posted by morelans on May 09, 2003 at 07:34:16:

:Good morning all and TGIF!!

:Question, I have a small argument going on with a friend of mine. He has a Boa that has what looks to me like 3 scars on his back. HOWEVER, he says they have been there since the Boa was born. ??

:Now if they are scars, when the Boa sheds, would the scar shed also or leave a hole in the shed where the scar was? I assumed they would leave a hole in the shed.

:Well, this Boa just shed, all 3 of the places I thought were scars DID shed as well. In fact, the boa shed in 1 piece. When I unwrapped the shed skin you can clearly see the marks in the shedding and they did not leave a hole or anything like I thought. I was thinking a scar or skin damage would NOT shed. So who is right.. is is possible these are not damaged scales?

:Anyone have a Boa with a KNOWN scar.. do they shed as well?

:Now the marks are still there, I just mean when the Boa shed the shed skin clearly shows the marks. I was under the impression that there would only be a hole if it was a scar or damage.

:Thanks
:Shawn Morelan

old scars can shed normally



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