General Care Discussion :: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

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Post Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 11:49 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

Wow!! I need to learn from you. I am still struggling with Kroten's fungus :(
I couldn't find Nolvasan soaks, Silver Sulfadiazine salve in my country :( I have tried silver sulfadiazine once and it didn't work well.
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Post Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 3:50 pm   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

Nolvasan is a brand name for a chlorhexidine solution made for animals. A brand for us humans is Hibiclens but I wouldn't do soaks. More like scrubs and rinses.
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Post Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 11:18 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

Thank you Steve. I will try to ask around for that one. Kroten's fungus is under the shell
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Post Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 11:49 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

Do you have a picture of it?
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Post Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 7:51 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

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Can you see it? those white spots are under her scutes
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Kroten : My beautiful RES
Papoe : My Emydura Schultzei (Pink Belly Short Necked Turtle)
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Post Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 8:02 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

She is a bit better now after using this product
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Here's her recent photo
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But she doesn't shed as good as Kame.
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Kroten : My beautiful RES
Papoe : My Emydura Schultzei (Pink Belly Short Necked Turtle)
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Post Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:47 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

The Vita Shell is not really recommended. It just makes its look shinier but the shell really needs to "breath". I would keep it's use to a bare minimum
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Post Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 5:57 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

I only use it once or twice a week.

Is that okay?
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Post Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 3:39 pm   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

I'd probably use it even less or clean it off soon after applying it.
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Post Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 6:25 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

why is that?
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Post Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 5:19 pm   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

It's a bit greasy, so I wouldn't want it in the water. A few years ago, there was speculation that it made hard for the to breath and potentially causing shell deformities. Very limited use is probably OK, but these sort of things are usually not necessary.
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Post Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 12:17 pm   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

I see. Thank you Steve, I'll keep that in mind
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:51 pm   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

I know this thread is old, but I'm having shell issues with Shel (my rescue, I got him Oct. 23rd of this year; also my first turtle) I have a "turtle topper" a 40g tank, a heater, a sponge filter (for now), a UVB bulb and a basking bulb. I've been dry docking him for a afew hours a day, but I'm not sure if that's all I should do. I think he just has retained scutes, but I don't know. His living conditions consisted of a 5.5 gallon tank and no dock or basking lights for months, before that I do not know what his conditions were. Here are some pictures.
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Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:22 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

Looks more like getting ready to shed than anything else. Why are you dry docking him?
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:25 am   Re: History of Curing a Turtle's Shell

I was told to by a few people on a "turtle group" on facebook. So far, a few of the scutes have started to peel up. Should I not worry about dry docking him anymore?
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