Hello Friends 🙂
It’s been a while since I wrote a post. Mommy is currently on holiday so she stays at her brother’s house HOWEVER since we are always on her mind, she comes every three days to her dorm to check on us and to play with us 🙂
If there are other peoples in the dorm, she would stay for a night (she won’t stay if no one is in the dorm, she says the dorm is too spooky). Last night she stayed with us… yeaaa \(^_^)/ I slept with her last night and after writing this we will go to the park to enjoy the sunlight 🙂
I am here to share part of our series post (or is it post series??) called Our Differences. We, turtles, have different Plastron pattern…even the same species have different patterns (with some similarity). Note: All borrowed pictures are smaller than ours so that you have to click on the image to see the original pictures 😉
Let’s begin with my plastron 😉
As you can see, I have NO PATTERN. My plastron is patternless. It’s slightly pinkish but becomes paler as I grow up.
My cousins, the Emydura sublogosa (Red Belly Sideneck Turtle) has a better pattern…that’s why they are more famous than me 😉
Next, we moved to the only male in our family, Kurome.
As you can see…Kurome also has patternless plastron…ALL BLACK. Well, it’s because he is a melanistic reeves turtle…in other word a special turtle, even his eyes are all black.
Normal Reeves turtle or Chinemys Reevesii are like this:
Next is our big sis, Kroten. She is a red eared slider…therefore she is the only one with pattern on her plastron.
Our big sis is currently under fungus treatment. She has terrible under the scutes fungus so mommy can’t treat her till she sheds her scutes (she said she will talk about it soon)
Our late sister, Kame, tho the same species as Kroten has similar but different pattern. On the left was before she shed her scutes while on the right was after she shed her scutes
Since I am going to share this post in 13 Thursday, so I am going to share the wonder of plastron pattern…of course all will be borrowed from other sites 😉
I have shared 6 kind of pattern above, here are the other 7 patterns:
Mommy’s favorite pattern is from Western Painted Turtle. She thinks it’s like a painting
Here’s from A Diamondback Turtle (taken from our old post Herptile Spotlight #5: Diamondback Turtle)
Here’s from Ornate Box Turtle
Here’s from a Spiny Turtle (Heosemys spinosa)
Here’s another of my cousins, Eastern Snake-necked Turtle…or sometimes called long-neck turtle as I am short-neck turtle.
Let’s see our other branch of family…the tortoise. Here’s from an Indian Star Tortoise. Mommy really wants to have this one but she has no space to keep a tortoise right now.
And last but not least another of our branch of family, the sea turtle. Here’s from a Green Sea Turtle…he’s patternless like me 😉
Hope this post lets you know more about us 🙂