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biochemnerd808
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biochemnerd808

Well-Known Member, Female, from SW WA

biochemnerd808 was last seen:
Oct 18, 2017 at 6:57 AM
    1. Karen H
      Karen H
      Hello. Do you happen to have any female russians for sale?
    2. AbeCabot
      AbeCabot
      I saw your excellent RT care sheet, and wonder whether you recommend the 5.5" or 8.5" CHE dome for use with the 54 Rubbermaid gallon?
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      2. biochemnerd808
        biochemnerd808
        I would get the larger one, since it is less likely to cause an accumulation of heat above the main part of the bulb. :)
        Jul 8, 2016
    3. AbeCabot
      AbeCabot
      Have any Russian hatchlings for sale?
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      2. biochemnerd808
        biochemnerd808
        Oops, I missed this. All my current hatchlings are already reserved, but I will have more in the Fall.
        Jul 8, 2016
    4. Duhi
      Duhi
      hi i wanna buy your T. g. buxtoni do you want to sell ?
      1. biochemnerd808
        biochemnerd808
        Hi Duhi,
        the T.g. buxtoni is not mine, it belongs to our local reptile rescue. I am fostering/rehabbing him.
        Could you please send a PM with more information about your tortoise set-up etc? When the time comes, I will have some sway in where the tortoise goes. There is one keeper who is local who is interested, and who has a female of the same subspecies.
        Jan 22, 2015
    5. Kelly Grey
      Kelly Grey
      Hello Katie, my r torts laid eggs but my incu wont be here till Mon. I left them in the dirt where she left them buried in nest. I have an indoor enclosure, room is about 70 degrees but under heatlamp about 85. The tort laid the eggs and buried them about 4 inches deep in the soil. The heat lamp is directly above the nest. Should I turn the lamp off at night? Sorry if this is not how to post a question. I'm new. :)
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      2. biochemnerd808
        biochemnerd808
        When you dig them up, do it VERY carefully, and as soon as they are uncovered, mark the side that is facing up with a pencil - you want to make sure they don't get rotated at all (steady hands!). It's fine for the lamp to turn off at night - it gets colder at night in the wild. Then of course in the incubator, it will be on day and night.
        Dec 27, 2014
      3. biochemnerd808
        biochemnerd808
        For incubation substrate, I use bone dry vermiculite, but for air humidity in the incubator, I place 2 containers (old butter tubs e.g.) with warm water. I've had a really good hatch rate using this method, which I learned from Melissa (@kanalomele ).
        Dec 27, 2014
      4. biochemnerd808
        biochemnerd808
        Once incubating, resist the urge to mess with the eggs. I don't touch them at all, I briefly candle them (without touching) at 5 or 6 weeks. Aside from that, I just wait. :)
        Good luck!
        Dec 27, 2014
    6. 19meyek
      19meyek
      Hello
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    7. jiggler
      jiggler
      Hello :)
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    Gender:
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    Home Page:
    http://tortaddiction.blogspot.com
    Location:
    SW WA

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