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147 | A GOOD HUNTER: Buried in mud, this #turtle lies in wait for its favorite prey, fish and mollusks. When it spies a victim, it snaps it up and chews it to bits with its strong jaws. It is called soft-shelled because it has no scales like those of other turtles, and because its carapace lacks horny plates and a bony inner layer. The flat back plate, edged with cartilage, covers the smaller plastron, and both are covered with leather like skin. The small head has a short snout like a trunk and two nostrils above fleshy lips. Some species have flaps of skin that can close the openings through which the legs come.
The #softshelledturtle is well adapted to life in the water. It is found in ponds and small streams as well as in rivers and large lakes; it will even venture into the sea. It never leaves the water except to lay eggs and bask in the sun. Soft-shelled turtles fight by hitting each other hard with the snout, keeping the mouth closed; other turtles fight with their mouths open. Swift-moving and active, soft-shells hibernate in the water for five or six months. Their meat is good to eat. They belong to the family Trionychidae. The best-known variety is the soft-shelled turtle of Florida. The New Guinea soft-shell belongs to a different family, that of the Carettochelidae. It is less soft than the true soft-shell; its carapace has a complete bony covering under the skin. #analogcollage #analogcollagecommune #art #artonpaper #artoftheday #artwork #c_expo #collage #collageart #collageartwork #collagecollectiveco #collageoftheday #contemporaryart #cutandpaste #handmade #handmadecollage #illustratedwildlifetreasury #illustration #instaart #maryelewey #mixedmedia #paperart #papercollage #paperartmagazine #reptile #sciart #turtlesofinstagram #vintage
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What do you think? Comment below 👇
23 minutes ago
He lowkey doesnt wanna deal with my shit haha
24 minutes ago
This is the art portion of a German project.
Ball Python, Citrus Calider morph. Which is a Calico, Spider and Citrus Pastel combination.
2 hours ago
Проверила как там тот кроха. Он, конечно, живчиком, но сформирован плохо (
Такой прекрасный малыш! Светлый безумно. Мордочка просто великолепная. А пятнышки!
Так жаль (( #najasiamensis