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Why are there white lines around my 4 year old hermann's pyramiding spots

Discussion in 'Tortoise Health' started by Fe-2470, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Fe-2470

    Fe-2470 Member

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    I have just got my tort back after being on holiday for 3 weeks and have noticed white lines around her pyramiding spots. Has anyone seen this before?

    My tort has had problems with pyramiding from when we got, i have tried everything i have been told but nothing seems to have worked. Can anyone suggest anything else?
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    SarahChelonoidis Well-Known Member

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    So you mean growth lines? A photo would help.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Without a pic am an only guess that it is probably new growth lines.
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    Here does this help?

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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member

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    Could be new growth that is drying out like the old growth did, or it could be hard water stains.
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