Ok. I'll sort it out so there is no bad feelings.I have been really remiss in not taking any pics of them since I got them when they were a few weeks old!
I shall take some pics and post them here by Monday, promise.
But now you have to make it OK for 19-month olds or others here will say you are being biased just for me.
Good afternoon red strike.
They all look good to me, and are still developing now. Any photos are welcome. I wanted to see how they developed from around & months on. I noticed they seem to go through an ugly stage. It looks like it's when the scute plates thicken. If you look coagi when younger it looked as if pyramiding was kicking in(oook between 1st and 2nd vertabral scutes) but as she grew between the scutes filled out smooth. Probably as the bone thickens and as the tort grows it lines the scutes up level. Curvature of a 4" carapace to 16" carapace must change, so how's hardened keratin follow the change?
Yeah yeah yeah I'm thinking too much again.
Little dudes growing like a hound, don’t know how Tyler raises his adults other than with a fair amount of obvious attitude and sass. Wish I had the knew the adults colonies to get an idea of how this guy will be but you’ll have to ask @TylerStewart for the adults. Just know he is from the High Color section [emoji6]
I have some pictures around that time for all of my four. I added a current picture too because I'm that excited to show you my tortoises! I know you didn't ask for the comparison, but I'm being selfish and adding them anyway...
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Somewhere along the way we got a few bumps on a all but Rafiki. I honestly can't say why!
Also, note the color change for Mandarin and Mimosa; they were both very orange as neonates and currently have more red undertones than as hatchlings. Their names are orange-based but their colors darkened a bit as they aged.
From constantly observing my babies habits, I'm thinking when they hide, having dense moist debris on their carapace is making a big difference in how they grow. The big one you see that has minor bumps on it was the most out going one and thinking back now didn't hide away often. It slept in the corners digging in but not with debris on the carapace. None of these 3 had a basking spot. I'm seeing the same habits with my babies now. They get fearless and tame and stop digging deep in the coir/moss and other debris. It's not natural. You would think Predators keep them at bay in the wild or they are doomed.Awesome looking Cherryheads!