Posted by Chip | Posted in Other - Environment | Posted on 09-04-2012
Turtle Shell Discolored Spots Normal or Mineral Deposits?
Hi, I have been reading a lot on whether my red eared slider’s shell has been affected by mineral deposits, fungus or if it’s normal discoloration, but can’t seem to come to a conclusion. I have a picture since it may be easier for people to help: http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4558/dscn1749hf8.jpg
I use water conditioner and a calcium block in his water.
Thanks in advance.
The conditioner I use says it removes chlorine, not calcium which why I use it. I feed him pellets that have protein and a good amount of vitamins. He has a basking light that’s on for >12 hours a day in which he basking under almost all day.
Try to remove the white spots with an old toothbrush dipped in vinegar or lemon juice. If the first ones come off easily, continue. If they don’t, find a vet who knows one end of a turtle from the other. In the meantime, you might want to add liver dusted in bone meal to your turtle’s diet. Earthworms and fishes (not goldfish) are good too.
Does my RES turtle has shell rot or mineral deposit?
I don’t have a camera to take a picture of his shell some I’m going to explain the best I can. My turtle has these white spots on his shell and when he in water the shell looks grayish. His shell isn’t the color is was before, it was brown so I don’t know if he has shell rot or mineral deposit from the water.
There shell does change colour a little oer time. And when scutes are ready to peel off water gets underneith them and it makes them look mettalic if your looking at it when the turtles under water here i attached a link of a turtle with shell rot so you can see.
its the top picture so if he does have shell rot under the picture is a treatment method good luck with your turtle
Cleaning water deposits off red brick on home exterior?
There are what appears to be mineral deposits from tap water on the brick of my home exterior. It looks like the previous owner sprayed a lot of water on the house when watering the bushes. What is the best way to clean this off?
I applied a diluted solution of muriatic acid but it still looks the same as when I started. I dunno maybe Im not applying it right, or need to do it again.
This picture was taken after I applied muriatic acid. It still looks the same as before.
Just to clarify: The water deposits Im talking about is the white film looking substance that covers most of the bottom brick layers in the picture.
You have already done what I would have suggested with the muriatic acid. If that did not take it off, may not come off.
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