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LATEST NEWS!

"Snapped for cash"

There's something between the prehistoric appearance and the bad temper that makes snapping turtles fascinating, something that can interrupt a harmless trip to Ikea for furniture and make your re-evaluate your life choices...


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JOURNAL ENTRIES


FRIDAY, 06 JANUARY 2017

Titan: Trionyx triunguis nile softshell turtle, african softshell turtle, soft-shell, softshelled, trionyx triunguis, trionyx niloticus, mediterranean, giant, CITES II

There's something about soft-shell turtles which is absolutely fascinating, and the Nile Softshell is a giant among them...

SATURDAY, 12 NOVEMBER 2016

Raising the Roof

The Doncaster IHS breeders meetings are full of surprises, and I got to collect a couple of very, very special turtles: Pangshura tecta tecta...


SATURDAY, 02 JULY 2016

Doncaster reptile show and additions

My first insight into the Doncaster reptile show / IHS Breeder's meeting; I got the chance to look around, exhibit, and pick up some new species...


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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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