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Posted by SteveH on March 29, 2003 at 12:11:30:
In Reply to: Shell and some cleaning question posted by circle on March 28, 2003 at 15:13:35:
: I have an alligator snapper and I noticed that his shell is peeling. Only a little though. And his shell is not as hard as common turtles like box turtles or whatever. Is this normal?
:I also tried cleaning him but he keeps on jumping and trying to bite me when I do. Does anyone of you have suggestions on how to clean him?
Circle- Alligator snappers' shell doesn't harden untill they are around a foot or so. The peeling you talk about sounds like a normal shed.