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I noticed this white/cream colored spot while bathing my female russian just now on her upper central scute. Does it look like shell rot or anything harmful? What should I do?

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demo183 said:
I noticed this white/cream colored spot while bathing my female russian just now on her upper central scute. Does it look like shell rot or anything harmful? What should I do?

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From my observations of the photo, it looks like it's just some discoloration....but let's let the experts decide. The pic is a bit blurry though.
 

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are we talking about the white spot on the first single scute down the back of the shell?
 

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It does not look like shell rot, I would think it is ether some shell damage, or just a mark on the shell, can you scrape it off?
 

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i didnt try cause i didnt want to hurt her. I poked at it a little with one of those small eyeglass screwdrivers and it feels just as hard as the rest of her shell.
 

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That looks like old damage to me...Probably happened from trying to dig under something. That spot usually rubs back and forth when they try to dig their way out.
 
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