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#1 Guest_marcie_*

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:33 PM

Hi all this is the tort with the extra scute i might get :)

marcie

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#2 Guest_jay_*

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:55 PM

Marcie
lovely picture,look's a little cutie,too cute to resist.
Jayne

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:43 PM

Hi Marcie,

Baby tort looks beautiful. :wub:
What an enormous stretch in picture two!! :D

Paula x

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:15 AM

i have to agree very cute i would,nt be able to resist :)

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:56 AM

thanks everyone!! i will be picking him up tomorrow!!!

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:34 PM

is it THH?looks very black underneath.yes i wud av it too

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:14 PM

Hi, please can someone explain to a newby about the extra scute. I have been comparing the tort in the photos to ours and cannot see the difference, thanks :rolleyes:

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:44 PM

Hi Chrissyann,

See the middle row of scutes right down the centre?

There are usually 5 scutes in this row (vertebral scutes) This is where Marcies lil guy has an extra one. :wub:

The rows beneath these are costal scutes and there are 8 in total, 4 each side.

While I'm at it, :D there is usually one nuchal scute the tiny one at the front that looks like the knot in a bow tie, one supracaudal scute (often divided down the middle) at the opposite end and then 22 marginal scutes around the bottom of the shell.

The top of the shell is known as the carapace, the underneath is the plastron.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:18 PM

Thanks for the reply Hettie, very educational. :)




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