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"Titan: Trionyx triunguis"

There's something about soft-shell turtles which is absolutely fascinating. Everything we instantly recognise as a turtle is wrong; the domed, plated shell is instead a flat, smooth layer of skin. The webbed, clawed feet are drawn to extremes, resembling flippers with huge spiked claws, and the Nile Softshell is a giant among them...meet my newest addition!


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JOURNAL ENTRIES


SATURDAY, 12 NOVEMBER 2016

Raising the Roof indian roof turtle, pangshura tecta, kachuga tecta, assam, tentoria

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...


FRIDAY, 10 JUNE 2016

Serious shell damage and healings

This week I had some serious concerns about the health of one of my Amazon Twist Neck turtles (Platemys platycephala)...


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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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