this is in fact a type of Austwickia chelonae. as of now in talking to a few places who have dealt with this before including uf there really is not a definite cure. im waiting for them to get back to me with the rest of the info and i will update this soon. note this can affect other torts, turtles and reptiles including lizards. and its not something nice at all. this is a quick post because there are a lot of people to notify.