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Black Teeth Instead Of Orange In A Rodent.

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by LilyDay, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. LilyDay

    LilyDay New Member

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    Hey again! So, I've got another question to ask...

    I've gone and found another dead rat and during cleaning, I've found that all its incisor teeth are black (the tooth isn't rotting or anything, it just appears black, where it would usually be orange the rest is normal).


    This struck me as a bit odd, as its commonplace for all rodents to have orange on the incisors.

    Don't know if this helps, but I live in the UK and I found this particular one in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
     
  2. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Might be bacteria staining from decomposition. Just the incisors? Or all of them, like a shrew? Scroll through the pictures in this post to find the black teeth. https://www.taxidermy.net/threads/125253/
     

  3. LilyDay

    LilyDay New Member

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    Thanks again, Seawolf! Yes, the incisors on my rat do look exactly like the teeth in the post you shared. It is just the incisors that are black.
     
  4. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Chances are then, when you put peroxide on it, they will go back to orange.