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  1. Loohan

    Will ladybugs hurt my hatchling Hermann's?

    In the summer i get some kind of gnats or fruit flies around the enclosures and my sink. I keep next to the sink and each enclosure an open pill bottle with some apple cider vinegar in it. How to Use Vinegar to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats...
  2. Loohan

    Hey Loohan! Happy Birthday!!

    Thanks! 66 now.
  3. Loohan

    thermostat for heat panel question

    I would be curious if other users have had an issue with early failure.
  4. Loohan

    thermostat for heat panel question

    Thanks, everyone!
  5. Loohan

    thermostat for heat panel question

    I've been considering radiant heat panels. The manufacturer recommends special fancy thermostats for them. Aside from the fact that these 'stats are expensive, i have some concern they may generate dirty electricity. Do people find these heat panels work well with regular thermostats?
  6. Loohan

    CHE overheated remarkably

    I ran it for hours as a space heater after that. It seems to be steady around 540 now. Actually the temp read jumps around a lot, occasionally past 600 for a fraction of a second, but if i hold the gun steady and out of the direct path of the heat it seems around 540 on average. Hasn't burned...
  7. Loohan

    CHE overheated remarkably

    I dug it out of the trash and fired it up for 10 minutes in another fixture. I got reads as high as 650 on one gun and over 600 on the other. But after a couple seconds both would say "Err" so i suspect the actual temps may be much higher and the guns don't go that far. This is with the face of...
  8. Loohan

    CHE overheated remarkably

    I agree and never considered using it. "It got so hot it scorched the newspaper i unscrewed it with a short while after turning it off." That means that after scorching my glove i grabbed some paper to insulate my fingers.
  9. Loohan

    CHE overheated remarkably

    Thermostat is fine and i replaced the CHE with a different one (different model too in case it matters). When i noticed how hot the thing was, i turned it off and immediately tried to unscrew it wearing a cheap yellow glove with rubbery texture...
  10. Loohan

    CHE overheated remarkably

    I had a 50W Fuxin CHE, the kind with the flared 9cm diameter on a stem. It got so hot it scorched the newspaper i unscrewed it with a short while after turning it off. Only a couple minutes later did it occur to me to get a temp read on it and it was still like 450 F! Of course it was on a...
  11. Loohan

    Found crossing busy highway near toll both. How old is he?m

    Isn't she pretty big for a 2yro? or even 3?
  12. Loohan

    inherited box turtle, can turtle grieve?

    Chances are he has overgrown nails and beak... amazing he survived.
  13. Loohan

    Raccoons?

    Even if a raccoon can't carry away a tort, it might cause considerable cosmetic damage or worse. I have helped a couple boxies across the road who had extensive grooves cut into the carapace by somebody's teeth. Apparently they might chew quite a while before they give up. If someone has social...
  14. Loohan

    Vitamin A for baby box turtle

    Even humans can OD on Vit A. Vit A is NOT the same thing as beta-carotene! My understanding is, a vertebrate will only convert as much beta carotene to Vit A as it needs. Foods rich in carotenoids include dark greens and orange vegetables. And moringa.
  15. Loohan

    Will ladybugs hurt my hatchling Hermann's?

    Yep, what i got is the Asian variety.
  16. Loohan

    Will ladybugs hurt my hatchling Hermann's?

    I will look more closely next time i see a mess. Yes, they accumulate most on the outbuilding most exposed to the sun. It has light grey paint. I don't see them on the north side of the bldg. Japanese beetles are, of course, still another very different species.
  17. Loohan

    Will ladybugs hurt my hatchling Hermann's?

    I am quite familiar with these too. They are harmless i thought. They do not at all resemble lady bugs.
  18. Loohan

    Will ladybugs hurt my hatchling Hermann's?

    I have been bitten by them before more than once too. They swarm by the thousands late in the year on at least one of my buildings, finding any crack possible, like the drain holes at the bottom of window screens, to find a nesting place. Meanwhile apparently ignoring the aphids on my kale...
  19. Loohan

    found in backyard ! Help

    Beak looks odd like it was a pet whose beak got way overgrown and trimmed (to my non-expert seld anyway).
  20. Loohan

    FedEx..Horrible experiences...

    Puppies Allegedly Dog-Napped By FedEx Driver Are Home Again https://www.aol.com/2015/01/09/fedex-driver-stole-puppies/
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