quick question on shedding please.

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quick question on shedding please.

Post by ozziesmum on Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:11 pm

Morning all

when geckos shed do they go 'blue', clear and then shed a few days later like snakes do or do they white over and shed immediately.


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Re: quick question on shedding please.

Post by James on Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:05 am

Sometimes I see my leo go white and then it sheds, other time I wont see that at all the only way I can tell as she will have a little bit of shed Left on her toes which I help her with Smile

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Re: quick question on shedding please.

Post by Kermit on Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:26 am

I've never seen a blue phase to pre shed, but I have seen light bellies go a shade of pink, like ball pythons, prior to shed but not every time. Blue seen thru the skin can signify internal bleeding, but if the blue is clearly on the exterior surface and not something you're seeing thru the skin it could be contributed to substrait or maybe your leo does phase before a shed. I've just never seen or heard of it with leos. Like james mentioned, with Eros sometimes he'll ghost up and then shed, sometimes there's no evidence at all until I find shed bits in the viv.

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Re: quick question on shedding please.

Post by ozziesmum on Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:57 am

thanks Kel, I didn't mean Tripod physically turns blue, he turns white and then sheds but I wondered if geckos do the same as snakes where they turn "blue" due to a fluid building up between their old skin and their new skin which loosens the old skin ready for shedding, that fluid then gets re absorbed over a few days and their colour comes back then a few days later they shed.

This is Rhubarb in "blue"



Rhubarb freshly shed



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Post by Kermit on Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:01 am

Interesting... that's very neat, and pretty snake Smile

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