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LATEST NEWS!

"Monsters from the Golden Coast"

Back to the Doncaster Breeder's Meeting to collect a whopping pair of Ivory Coast Mud Turtles (Pelusios cupulatta)! With monstrous heads and a surprisingly gentle nature, this newly described African species is the latest addition to my turtle room.


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JOURNAL ENTRIES


FRIDAY, 19 MAY 2017

Lessons learned from incubation" rhinoclemmys pulcherrima incisa, honduran wood turtle, painted, central american, ornate, hatchling, yolc sac, membrane, incubation

Most of the time with my animals I get to talk about all the positives. In the interests of transparency, and rather painfully, I have to share how I came to lose 5 clutches of turtle eggs, and the steps I took to save what I could.

THURSDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 2017

Getting Gibba

Not only did my 26th birthday completely sneak up on me, but several baby turtles which I've been meaning to write about have outgrown their 'baby' status.


TUESDAY, 28 FEBRUARY 2017

Snapped for cash

Between the prehistoric appearance and the bad temper, there's something that can interrupt a harmless trip to Ikea for furniture...


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RECENTLY ADDED


ARTICLE

Keeping snakes in plastic boxes -
a scientific review

snake rub, plastic storage box, suitability, racking, size, habitat, housing, husbandry

Evaluating the use of plastic storage boxes as captive snake habitats, based on scientific literature.

NEW SHOP ITEMS


Cuban Burrowing Cockroach

A tropical forest cockroach, ideal for livefood culture and bioactive substrates.


Alder Cones

A natural antibacterial and antifungal additive for aquatic setups and bioactive substrates, ideal for lowering pH.


Indian Almond Leaves (Catappa)

Catappa leaves are packed with antimicrobial compounds and tannic acids, ideal as a preventative for shellrot and fungal infections.



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