Redfoot Plastron Concern

Scute Mob

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Hello All!

Wallace is my Redfoot. He hatched in the beginning of April 2015. I have a concern about his plastron. The first picture is his plastron while he was still at the breeder's ~September 12. The second is a picture I took last week. Are the imperfections/creases normal? They do not feel any softer than the rest of his plastron. His humidity is 80+, temps 84+, top layer of substrate is dry.

Thank you! WALLACEPREVIOUSPLASTRON.jpeg WALLACEPLASTRON.jpg
 

Yvonne G

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That might be the start of some shell rot.
 

Scute Mob

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That might be the start of some shell rot.

The imperfection on the higher left and along the center were there before he was shipped, which is why I wasn't sure if it was shell rot or something else. My camera is just significantly better than the breeder's which shows more detail. What should I do if it might be the beginning of shell rot? Aah!
 

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The imperfection on the higher left and along the center were there before he was shipped, which is why I wasn't sure if it was shell rot or something else. My camera is just significantly better than the breeder's which shows more detail. What should I do if it might be the beginning of shell rot? Aah!
Check this thread: http://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/shell-rot.90983/#post-847842
A toothbrush works well as the brush.
By the way, cute tort.
 
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