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wild grown Hermanns - v.smooth shell

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#1 Guest_Ozric_*

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:30 PM

I just put this pic up to remind us all what the shell of a wild Hermann tortoise looks like. These two animals live in huge natural enclosures in France now but spent their youth in true nature. The point is that although we can see where the scutes (or plates) of the shell join, the space between each one is so small that it is just a tiny line. I've never seen a captive reared Hermann with a shell anywhere near as smooth but this is what we should be working to try and achieve. (Some wild Hermanns do have bumpy shells though, probably due to a local abundance of a rich food source. This is not the norm).

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 05:13 PM

Beautiful examples of how they should look, thank you for sharing the pics with us J :wub:

#3 Guest_Hettie_*

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 06:03 PM

Hmmm, lovely to see them like that. :wub:

Paula x

#4 Guest_brucefairweather_*

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:13 PM

great looking torts

#5 Guest_Hettie_*

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:36 PM

Awwww Wow!! They are gorgeous!! :wub:

Paula x

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