Back in April I was thrilled to find a clutch of Red Cheek Mud turtle eggs (Kinosternon scorpioides cruentatum) in the next box of one of my females. Getting them to hatch however, was definitely not what I imagined...
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I can't believe it's been almost 12 months since I last got the time to write an update on here. So much has changed, including a new house, new turtle room and of course, new turtles...
Back to Doncaster for a pair of Ivory Coast Mud Turtles! With monstrous heads and a surprisingly gentle nature, these newly described turtles are my latest additions.
Most of the time 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...View all journal entries >>
Evaluating the use of plastic storage boxes as captive snake habitats, based on scientific literature.
A guide to treating turtle shell injuries with iodine or salt treatments, for situations such as bites, and shell rot.
How the turtle's unique shell has aided and sculpted the turtle's biology for millions of years.
A giant among tropical plants, with quick growth and sturdy leaves.
A fast growing vine from tropical Asia, with impressive red-purple stems. Well suited to covering vivarium backgrounds.
A tropical forest cockroach, ideal for livefood culture and bioactive substrates.