Growth rings or something else?

Rocky219

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Hello everyone. I have recently noticed that my Hermann Tortoise Rocky has a white line on in area of his shell. I have read about growth rings and I am assuming that's what this is but I just wanted to make sure because better safe than sorry. Here are the photos I for some reason it didn't work when I tried to upload them through here. The first picture is a couple of months ago (Before) and the second picture is today (After). Rocky is either 3 or 4 years old and is 5 inches last time I measured him which was a couple of months ago. Any responses are much appreciated.
 

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Hello everyone. I have recently noticed that my Hermann Tortoise Rocky has a white line on in area of his shell. I have read about growth rings and I am assuming that's what this is but I just wanted to make sure because better safe than sorry. Here are the photos I for some reason it didn't work when I tried to upload them through here. The first picture is a couple of months ago (Before) and the second picture is today (After). Rocky is either 3 or 4 years old and is 5 inches last time I measured him which was a couple of months ago. Any responses are much appreciated.
No photos...try again...
 

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Yes, growth ring.

Rocky does look like he's been kept a bit too dry and the growth ring is depressed because of it. The substrate looks quite dry too.
 

Rocky219

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Yes, growth ring.

Rocky does look like he's been kept a bit too dry and the growth ring is depressed because of it. The substrate looks quite dry too.
Oh thank you. I will wet the enclosure more often. I spray the enclosure down twice a day and the humidity is above 50% because of the plants. I will bathe him 4 times a week instead of 3
 

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Oh thank you. I will wet the enclosure more often. I spray the enclosure down twice a day and the humidity is above 50% because of the plants. I will bathe him 4 times a week instead of 3
PLants are great. Plenty of plants for natural hides and added humidity.
 
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