What triggered this anomaly is possibly a geneticist's dream project... (It calls to mind an episode of the original Star Trek series.) This turtle is 6 weeks old, doing very well and behaves exactly like a normal colored Yellow Bellied Slider.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
TERATOLOGY: STRANGE HALVED TURTLE
What is it with Fleurie and lusus naturae?
Once again it was Fleur who pointed this one out. She sent me the link at the bottom of this page purely because she knows that I am fond of turtles. However, have a butchers at this one. It is priced at two hundred bucks, which is not particularly steep for a creature like this. The website blurb reads:
This one of a kind turtle hatched with a color anomaly like no other... It's entire right side is very dark with lots of black coloration. The same for its feet and right side of it's head. The left side is light or normally colored.
The left feet, and side of the head are also light, or normally colored.
If it were an insect I would say that it was a halved gynandromorph, but a turtle?