Figure 7:

Fig. 7A.  369 g male, Aug 2005, at end of 24 mo indoor headstart.

Fig. 7B. Same male as 7A, age 60 mo, Aug 2008, ca. 390 g. Compare the bright color in sun-exposed regions of carapace after 36 mo outdoors, with color deficiency in the previously shaded regions of vertebral scutes 4 and 5.

7A (300 wide)  7B 300

Note: Click on any image for full size resolution.

Back to the article Photo-dependent localized color development in the eastern box turtle carapace.
Text, graphics, and HTML code are Copyright © 2010 Philadelphia Herpetological Society, Inc. or their respective owners. All rights reserved.
Above graphics cropped, resized to 300 pixels wide (aspect retained; Lanczos3 filter)  Thanks to FastStone Quick HTML done with SeaMonkey Composer.