Recent content by Defishnsea

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    Share your red foot pictures!

    Hoxie getting some clover and sun before the next cold front forces him to be put back in his heated outdoor house.
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    Louisiana tort keeper?

    I live in Slidell about 20 minutes from Covington. I have one Redfoot that just made six months and is thriving in its 24/7 outdoor habitat.
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    6 month update.

    Haven't been on in awhile, and figured I would check in with some 6 month old stats and pics. Hoxie made 6 months on sept. 6th. Current carapace length measured with a micrometer is 3.14 inches (7.98cm). Weight is 104 grams. Targeted weight with Dr. Donohue formula is 96.90 grams. Might be time...
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    Vine identification ? Edible?

    I am a little late to the party, but I think what you have is actually heart leaf pepper vine. I am going through the same thing now trying to distinguish between the two(muscadine). I have both growing where I am in Louisiana. The muscadine(vitis rotundifolia) seems to have a smaller leaf...
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    Dew point

    I am one of those freaks that likes to check the humidity levels in my area and compare to random cities in Brazil to see how close we compare. I live in S.E. Louisiana, where it feels like a wet towel thrown in your face when you walk outside right now. Our humidity today was "only" 52%, but...
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    Plastron panic

    I will definitely try that. Thanks for the reply. Matt
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    Plastron panic

    At night in his heated house I have a plastic shoe box within it that has a sponge attached to the inside top to keep a humid hide. I use the sphagnum moss in there lightly misted never really wet. Before work in the morning, I unlock his door and he eventually comes out and spends time in the...
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    Plastron panic

    The few spots of concern are the dots on the darker umbilical area on the right( his left) and the white squiggly lines (not the lines that separate the scutes) in the shallow groves that I have zoomed in on. The white has been there since I got it, (1 month) and aren't spreading, but I just...
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    RF perfect hideout

    This is three month old Hoxie (no clue what the name means, my three y/o daugher came up with it)hiding out at the base of a clump of Liriope. This is his/her go to hideout.
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    Outdoor redfoot enclosure mister

    This is the best I could do with my phone. Kind of hard to see the mist.
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    Outdoor redfoot enclosure mister

    It's getting hot and dry in southeast Louisiana. I find it difficult some days to have the time in the morning to water down the enclosure. This was my solution. Two pieces of 3/4 PVC, a 12 pack of mister landscape mist nozzles and a slip on PVC hose adapter. A PVC elbow, end cap and tie downs...
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    Such thick growth rings?

    Thanks for the reply. I am probably just being paranoid with my first tortoise. I looked at the photos more closely on the turtletary website, and they all look the same too.
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    Such thick growth rings?

    He/she is about 2.5 months old now and seems like the growth rings are really thick. I see pictures of some that look similar, and others that are perfectly smooth. Just wondering, to the more experienced, does this looks normal? I am following the turtletary caresheet. I mist it down daily and...
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    RF diet question

    Thanks for the reply. That makes me feel better knowing that. The heated house has a lid that you can't see in the pic. I have several inches of cypress mulch and sphagnum moss that I mist down in it. I use a seedling heat pad under the substrate and an oil heater both attached to a thermostat...
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    Tortoise yard review

    I received my two month old redfoot Tuesday from Vicki Hale at tortoise yard. She was quick to respond to all my questions. The tortoise came well packed and arrived on time like she said. She and her hatchlings seem top notch.