Shell rot?

Shaybe13

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I was weighing my fairly new hatchling today and noticed weird "lines" on the bottom of his shell. He's acting totally normal and his shell is not soft anywhere. Is this the beginning of shell rot or something else?

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Are you taking about the white lines? Those are growth lines. Or are you talking about the other lines in the middle? That is the umbilical scar that will go away over time. I don’t see anything that looks like rot to me.
 

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Are you taking about the white lines? Those are growth lines. Or are you talking about the other lines in the middle? That is the umbilical scar that will go away over time. I don’t see anything that looks like rot to me.
I was concerned about the big brown lines. Are those still part of the umbilical scar?
 

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I see growth lines but there are 2 x white dots which could be rot but looks too young to have that already. What is the substrate?
 

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I think I'm seeing the beginnings of fungus or rot. Look closely at the lighter colored spots, tan spots above the tail area and just above the left leg on the right side of the picture.
 

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I see growth lines but there are 2 x white dots which could be rot but looks too young to have that already. What is the substrate?
The bottom layer is coco coir, the top layer is cypress mulch. He loves to hide under one of his logs all day and the ground is pretty damp there. I was planning on picking up some athletes foot cream today to see if that will clear it up.
 

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I think I'm seeing the beginnings of fungus or rot. Look closely at the lighter colored spots, tan spots above the tail area and just above the left leg on the right side of the picture.
That's what I was thinking as well. I am planning to start treating him today and hopefully it will clear up quickly.
 

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I agree with Y and I believe the cream will do it. My question why is a Redfoot would get shell rot, don't they live on the forest floor with high humidity and standing water?
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I agree with Y and I believe the cream will do it. My question why is a Redfoot would get shell rot, don't they live on the forest floor with high humidity and standing water?
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My guess would be because of the closed chamber style enclosure? It doesn't allow for airflow, while in the wild there's constant airflow.
 

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