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Help... my turts shell is moldy???


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Posted by honuman on May 05, 2003 at 18:29:52:

In Reply to: Help... my turts shell is moldy??? posted by lunamoon on May 05, 2003 at 00:06:01:

:Okay sorry, I was looking a bit closer at your turtles shell and I think maybe there is some water trapped under the scute which is causing that greenish color. Have you tried a diluted benidine solution on the shell and dry docking her. You dilute the benadine until it looks like the color of tea, wipe it on the shell and then keep her out of the water for a couple of hours. Make sure that you put her back in so that she doesn't dehydrate. Have you ever gone to Austins turtle page? There are alot of photos and other medical information located there. Check it out, there is alot of people there that can offer differnt opinions. I hope that this helps. Personally your setup sounds really good and I don't think that you should feel badly at all. If your turtle is still young then the shell will be less hard then an adult turtle. I hope this helps.

It looks like algae not mold. The old scutes look like they are raising but not sloughing off and water is getting under the old scute which is causing algae to grow under there.

Is your turtle ever shedding off it's scutes? if not perhaps one last trip to the vet to have him/her look at this situation and perhaps help you help the turtle along with this process.





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