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RE: New Turtle Need help with ID..

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Posted by: StephF at Wed Aug 5 20:20:33 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by StephF ]  
   

"It can be other types of leaves, but I wouldn't use oak leaves. It might be linked to a shell condition where a fungus attacks the shell of hibernating turtles and pits it and eats away at the seams of the scutes. Oak leaves turn the soils into just the right medium for fungal growth due to its high concentration of tannins."

That's very interesting. Can you tell me where you came across this information? Thanks!


   

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