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What are these white lines?

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Benjtort, May 27, 2019.

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  1. Benjtort

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    There are these white lines in between my tortoise shutes. Is this she’ll rot?
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    Here’s a picture

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    Have you tried lightly brushing it with a toothbrush and some water to see if it comes off?
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    No but I’ll try
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    Does it look like growth or rot?
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    Not growth, to me it does look like maybe a fungus growing? If it were me I'd put a dab of anti fungal cream on it a few days if it doesn't come off with a toothbrush. Let's See what some other more experienced keepers say. @Markw84 @Yvonne G and @ZEROPILOT knows a lot about shell rot.
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    So the white did not go away but the lines became very thin and looks more like growth now

    Edit: just scrubbed again and most of it came off. There is still traces but not in large
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    Water staining....New growth....something other than a fungal issue.
    And nothing to be worried about
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    That is the new growth lines on a sulcata. The first stage of a new growth expansion at a seam is the white lines develop as new keratin starts to form. A sign of good new active growth.
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    Great thanks yall
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    Thanks. This was helpful for massive well.
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