Figure 6:

Fig. 6A.  405 g male, May 2005, at end of 22 mo indoor headstart.

Fig. 6B. Same male as 6A, age 60 mo, Jul 2008, 442 g. Compare color of sun-exposed carapace regions after 38 mo outdoors, with color deficit in previously shaded regions of 3rd and 4th vertebral scutes.

6A 300 w  6B 300 w

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