Figure 5:


Fig. 5A.  289 g male, Aug 2003, at end of 12 mo indoor headstart.

Fig. 5B.
  Same male as 5A, age 58 mo, Jun 2008, 335g. Compare color in sun-exposed region of carapace after 46 mo outdoors, with color deficit in previously shaded areas of 2nd and 3rd vertebral, and of 3rd and 4th right pleural, scutes.


5A 300 w  5B 300 w

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