1. Welcome! Are you interested in tortoises? If so, we invite you to join our community! Our community is the #1 place for tortoise keepers to talk online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your tortoise and enclosure, and discuss any tortoise topic with other tortoise keepers. Get started today!

COLD DARK ROOM

Discussion in 'Personal Promotion' started by Tidgy's Dad, Jul 14, 2015.

Help Support Tortoise Forums by donating:

  1. EllieMay

    EllieMay Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2018
    Messages:
    4,360
    Likes Received:
    19,659
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    East Texas
    So good morning! IMG_3734.jpg
    Kristoff, CarolM, JoesMum and 5 others like this.
  2. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2014
    Messages:
    7,146
    Likes Received:
    23,723
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Glenn Dale, Maryland, USA
    I thought you knew what they were/are.

    But here we call your “locusts” grasshoppers

    ECA6F0EE-A0E2-4088-8966-D3C20393B327.jpeg
    Kristoff, Ray--Opo, JoesMum and 4 others like this.
  3. EllieMay

    EllieMay Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2018
    Messages:
    4,360
    Likes Received:
    19,659
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    East Texas
    And now I see that your grasshopper locusts are the proper insect for the name:) Texas slang gets me every time... Google says that the term “locust” is commonly misused here for the cicadas... . I did see that Texas is experiencing the 17year thing too . I’ve been educated !
    Kristoff, Ray--Opo, JoesMum and 4 others like this.
  4. Ben02

    Ben02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2018
    Messages:
    1,565
    Likes Received:
    4,108
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Brighton, Southcoast, UK
    Same with mine when they walk over some sow thistle :eek:
    Kristoff, Ray--Opo, JoesMum and 4 others like this.
  5. Ben02

    Ben02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2018
    Messages:
    1,565
    Likes Received:
    4,108
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Brighton, Southcoast, UK
    Cicadas are annoying, when we went to Rome a few years ago they were everywhere. The night we got back home I could still hear their sound in my head as I tried to get to sleep.

    Here’s a video I found on the internet.

    Kristoff, Ray--Opo, JoesMum and 5 others like this.
  6. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    80,889
    Likes Received:
    52,785
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Clovis, CA
  7. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    80,889
    Likes Received:
    52,785
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Clovis, CA
  8. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    80,889
    Likes Received:
    52,785
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Clovis, CA
    Look into radiant heat panels instead. They use less electricity and you can mount them on a side wall. Better than bottom heat. Here's what they look like:
    night house b.jpg radiant-heat-panel-28w-rbi.jpg
    Kristoff, Ray--Opo, JoesMum and 5 others like this.
  9. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2014
    Messages:
    7,146
    Likes Received:
    23,723
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Glenn Dale, Maryland, USA
  10. Ben02

    Ben02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2018
    Messages:
    1,565
    Likes Received:
    4,108
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Brighton, Southcoast, UK
    Marge likes to poop in her bed time cave. It’s fun for her but not for me, so I put a barrier over the front of the cave and remove it at her bed time. Today she decided to climb to the top of her cave and push down the barrier. She must have been watching me push it aside from the top. “Clever girl” (Jurassic park quote):)
    Kristoff, Ray--Opo, JoesMum and 4 others like this.
  11. Cathie G

    Cathie G Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2018
    Messages:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    11,964
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Lancaster
    Ohio too but I've not seen fire ants. I once saw one of the larger black ants get ahold of one of the anoles in Florida. I tried my best to try and help the anole but couldn't.
    Kristoff, Ray--Opo, JoesMum and 4 others like this.
  12. Cathie G

    Cathie G Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2018
    Messages:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    11,964
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Lancaster
    Several. The first one being melting aluminum. Watching ants being smoked in the video was fun too. Sorry ants but payback is heck.
  13. Cathie G

    Cathie G Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2018
    Messages:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    11,964
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Lancaster
    Those names are misused in Ohio too. We get cicadas every year. I haven't seen the actual locusts for many years. I hope we're not due for that 17 year cycle. I haven't seen many grasshoppers for several years.
  14. Cathie G

    Cathie G Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2018
    Messages:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    11,964
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Lancaster
    Hehehe...hahaha...I actually wondered though if a tortoise could be litter trained to their spot.
  15. Ben02

    Ben02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2018
    Messages:
    1,565
    Likes Received:
    4,108
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Brighton, Southcoast, UK
    Well at the moment my efforts have been unsuccessful. Marge: 1 Ben: 0
    Kristoff, Ray--Opo, Cathie G and 4 others like this.
  16. Ben02

    Ben02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2018
    Messages:
    1,565
    Likes Received:
    4,108
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Brighton, Southcoast, UK
  17. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2014
    Messages:
    7,146
    Likes Received:
    23,723
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Glenn Dale, Maryland, USA
    Hey Ben....I’m still not sure why you would worry so much about where your tort has decided to it’s business? Let alone, go to the trouble of blocking access? This might really get your tort bothered since they don’t like change in their environments/habitats.
    • Marge likes to poop in her bed time cave. It’s fun for her but not for me, so I put a barrier over the front of the cave and remove it at her bed time. Today she decided to climb to the top of her cave and push down the barrier.
    Our Sully does almost, if not all, of her business in the nice cozy nightbox, aka her cave. Sounds like similar behavior. Id never think of blocking it off.
    Kristoff, Ray--Opo, Cathie G and 4 others like this.
  18. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    80,889
    Likes Received:
    52,785
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Clovis, CA
    At one time, years ago, I was told that pooping and peeing in their shelter brings up the necessary humidity for the tortoise. Don't anthropormorphize. It doesn't bother him like it bothers you.
    Kristoff, Ray--Opo, Cathie G and 6 others like this.
  19. JoesMum

    JoesMum Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,684
    Likes Received:
    49,918
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Kent, South East England
    They’re not locusts either. They’re their own thing. Locusts are more closely related to grasshoppers. Cicadas are technically more closely related to crickets.

    According to Google, cicadas have mistakenly been called locusts in the USA for centuries (probably due to the periodical swarms)
    https://www.cicadamania.com/cicadas/when-is-a-locust-not-a-locust/

    The variety of cicada in Europe isn’t periodical like the one Mark mentioned.
    Kristoff, Ray--Opo, Cathie G and 4 others like this.
  20. JoesMum

    JoesMum Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,684
    Likes Received:
    49,918
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Kent, South East England
    Good mornooning all.

    Yesterday we went birdwatching in the Camargue ... a huge are of coastal salt marshes which is also a nature reserve and wetland of international importance designated by Ramsar (part of UNESCO)

    It’s famous for its white horses (and black bulls - forgot to photograph those)
    IMG_0782.jpg

    And Greater Flamingoes (we saw thousands but my phone photos of the big flocks didn’t come out)
    IMG_0794.jpg

    Coypu, locally known as Ragondin, are not native but are all over the place. This one is quite small.
    IMG_0793.jpg

    And for lunch we had cuttlefish with razor clams... it looks like some magnified microbe It was served with rice... lots is grown in the area and it’s famous for the red grained variety. Also to accompany it another local dish - ratatouille: stewed tomato, courgette (aka zucchini), aubergine (aka eggplant), bell pepper and garlic with mixed herbs.
    IMG_0775.jpg

Share This Page