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What's the white stuff on the shell

Discussion in 'Leopard tortoises' started by jeannettep, Nov 22, 2019.

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  1. jeannettep

    jeannettep New Member

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    Excuse the sphagnum on it. But what is this white on the shell of a hatchling? Maybe the calcium from the food?

    Thanks!

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    Definitely looks like calcium
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    Thanks! That's what I was hoping it was.
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