5 Year Member
- Apr 21, 2010
- Location (City and/or State)
- The Republic O' Tejas
Tom said:Last year I did sulcatas, both types of leopards and CDTs. All went extremely well. All of these are so-called "desert" species and all seem to suffer greatly from being kept too dry as babies. NONE of these "desert" species did anything but thrive under humid and well hydrated conditions.
This years experiments are all sulcatas that I hatched myself. I have too many and too much going on to branch out into a bunch of other species right now, but I would love it if some other people would do it with their hatchlings and start a thread showing their results. I don't want anyone to think that I, or anyone else, would be the least bit offended by someone else doing something similar. Just the opposite. I'm doing all this to advance tortoise keeping knowledge. If more people do it with me, knowledge will advance even further.
After reading about this idea, I think that, once my Hermann's are reproducing and I get some hatchlings, I'm going to try this, myself. Might even buy a few hatchlings before my breeding program kicks off and see how well it works.
Keep us updated on your experiment, Tom...Mad Scientists contribute, too!