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Re: Meet Bobo! (warning, pic heavy...)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:54 am
by steve
Looks nice. What are you using for her ramps?

Re: Meet Bobo! (warning, pic heavy...)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:56 pm
by xcristina
Thank you, steve.
Well, the ramps were actually built by my father, having in mind the Zoomed dock that I gave him for reference. Bobo had started to chew on that dock with a vengeance a few years ago, so I just couldn't use it anymore. She had it for almost a year and then suddenly she decided it's so tasty that she just had to tear big pieces out of it and simply eat them. :lol: So my father took some light coloured plastic boards, used a torch (I think) to bend them to the right angle, cut the sides of a black plastic storage box to fit the boards (in order to give :msgreen: some traction when going up, of course) and then connected them with little pieces of steel, I believe you can see them better in the last two pics. I only saw the finished product, so I have no pics during the building process... He initially made the little dock, and when Bobo grew larger, he made the one that she currently uses in order to climb. The smaller dock is now her bed/resting area :).

Re: Meet Bobo! (warning, pic heavy...)

PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:09 pm
by steve
Nice work. Glad to see she likes it :)

Re: Meet Bobo! (warning, pic heavy...)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:09 am
by Madly
Nice setup 8)

Re: Meet Bobo! (warning, pic heavy...)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:34 pm
by xcristina
Thanks! She really likes it, and it seems that she's doing well overall, she constantly begs and is very active.
There is one thing I'm monitoring closely, she has a white, hard spot on her shell, well, more like in the scute. I haven't tried to brush it off yet, but I tried it with the fingernail and it seems...embedded there. I'll definitely keep an eye on it and hope it will go away when shedding. Don't really know what else to do.

Re: Meet Bobo! (warning, pic heavy...)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:21 am
by steve
Do you have a picture? I didn't see on the others.

Re: Meet Bobo! (warning, pic heavy...)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:35 am
by xcristina
There are two pics I just took, unfortunately I didn't catch her basking, I'll try to do that later or tomorrow. There appears to be more tiny white spots when she is underwater, she is beginning to shed, but the spot I'm concerned about is a little different, I think.
So... what could that be?

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Re: Meet Bobo! (warning, pic heavy...)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:39 pm
by steve
Very hard to tell what that could be. Is it a pit (and that's why there is a bubble over it)?

Re: Meet Bobo! (warning, pic heavy...)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:41 am
by xcristina
It seems a bit pitted, yes. I have pics with her shell dry, I'll be posting them later.

Re: Meet Bobo! (warning, pic heavy...)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:00 pm
by xcristina
Here are the promised pics:

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If necessary, I can take some more pics tomorrow.

Re: Meet Bobo! (warning, pic heavy...)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:58 am
by steve
It looks like it could be a touch of fungus. Does it feel rough or brittle? The pictures are very helpful, thanks.

Re: Meet Bobo! (warning, pic heavy...)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:56 pm
by xcristina
Thank you, steve, very helpful as always.
It feels a bit rough, and the shell is sliiiightly pitted. I have absolutely no idea how this could have happened, if it really is fungus, she has been basking for hours every day for the last half year, at least :(
What do you suggest I do? She seems to have begun to shed, every day I see more and more golden spots on her shell, she's basking, begging like crazy and happy otherwise.

Re: Meet Bobo! (warning, pic heavy...)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:01 pm
by steve
If it feels rough, it might be a breach in the shell. Usually its a boney layer that flakes off, then scar up to heal.

Re: Meet Bobo! (warning, pic heavy...)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:06 am
by xcristina
So it's nothing to be very concerned about? That'd be great news, still makes me wonder how this happened.

Re: Meet Bobo! (warning, pic heavy...)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:01 pm
by steve
Well, I wouldn't say there is nothing to be concerned about and it needs to start healing.