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"Lessons learned from incubation"

Most of the time with my animals I get to talk about all the positives; the progress, the new additions, the breeding successes. So 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.


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JOURNAL ENTRIES


THURSDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 2017

Getting Gibba toad head turtle, phrynops gibba, gibbus, mesoclemmys gibba, south american side neck, swimming, hatchling, juvenile

Life has a way of flying past me lately. Not only did my 26th birthday completely sneak up on me (another year wiser), 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...


FRIDAY, 06 JANUARY 2017

Titan: Trionyx triunguis

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


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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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