I used the same timbers for my box turtle enclosures. I connected the bottom three by drilling holes all the way through by either end and then driving a 24" rebar through and deep into the ground. The top piece was connected using the 4" deck screw.
I never noticed before that one of my female Russians has some pretty hefty spurs. Much bigger than the other Russians. It made me wonder if she could be a Greek or maybe a hybrid. Here's a couple pics. Opninions?
I've been curious about the temperature with these, too. I have mine on the floor of a doghouse with the rheostat set to low. On low it's 112 degrees F according to my infrared gun. The leopards seems to love it, but it always seemed to me that was too high. So, that is not too high of a...
I don't know, they don't have wings or fly and look a lot like wood mites. Very tiny, smaller than springtails and kind of tan colored. Whatever they are there's tons of them crawling all over. Not seeing any on the tort so far.