Kroten has always had problems with her shell. When I brought her home, she had some spots showing shell rot. As she grows up, she started having fungus which I finally able to get rid off ( Tending my fungus )…but this annoying fungus somehow came back with a vengeance, it came back UNDER Kroten’s scutes, how I am going to cure that?
A very helpful post at redearslider.com under the title History of Curing a Turtle’s Shell gave me hope of curing Kroten’s shell. But even so, I will have to wait for her to shed all her retaining scutes. She has been doing really well lately and more scutes are loosing now 🙂
Here are pictures to show the progress of Kroten’s shell:
You can see in these two pics how fungus had infected Kroten’s shell and it lies under her retaining scutes.
She has been shedding quite well lately.
The new shell underneath looks great BUT if you look closer there is still fungus on her new shell…one that I need to get rid off as soon as possible.
Here’s a look of her scute, you can see the white fungus under the scute.
You can see lighter color on Kroten’s new shell.
HOWEVER, not all of them are looking great as the fungus has infected her scutes too much.
I am currently continue fighting that awful fungus by letting Kroten has her sunbath whenever I come home to my dorm and put silver sulfadiazine ointment on her shell.
I can see that she is getting better each week and she only has 9 scutes left to shed. Hoping to get rid the whole fungus before 2015 ends…wish us luck 🙂