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    Virus supplies worldwide comparison

    Hi to everyone- I hope you are all staying safe and healthy (or at least sticking to the flu ;) ) Haven't seen any updates for MN on this thread, so thought I'd chime in. here is the scenario as of today, virus-wise: Gas prices have been reported as low as $1.50 a gal. All schools are closed...
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    Redfoot- Nictitating Membrane healthy?

    With your UV reading as a guide, I agree with your assessment that a window screen with plants to further diffuse the UV should get us close. I got some window screen in the garage- I'll cut some tonight. (I plan on getting a solarmeter at some point, but they are pricey. I can see that they...
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    Redfoot- Nictitating Membrane healthy?

    Not without some major modifications to the enclosure. I could put a screen between the light and the enclosure, and ad some more hanging plants to diffuse the UV... do you think that would do the trick? If not, I wonder if there a replacement bulb I could put into the same hood to reduce the...
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    Redfoot- Nictitating Membrane healthy?

    I'm finding it's hilarious and also a bit ridiculous how willful they can be. It's really amusing. I put some amethyst in the enclosure to add interest-really for me not the tort- and upon finding it wasn't edible, Raph bulldozed it over. But what was really funny is that he then B-lined it...
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    Redfoot- Nictitating Membrane healthy?

    Here's a pic of the modified Boaphile cage-enclosure:
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    Redfoot- Nictitating Membrane healthy?

    "bye bye plants"...lol" like my two-year old. But you pose a great idea! I'll observe his paths and work around them and see if he leaves the decorations alone. Tho I guess if the decorations only serve my interest I prob don't need them. I plan on putting safe/edible live plants in tho, so...
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    Curtis is home! Partaaaaay!

    Awesome wigwam! Great idea for a backyard hide.
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    Redfoot- Nictitating Membrane healthy?

    LOL. Thanks for weighing in. 🍻 Nice looking redfoot, BTW! I think the charcoal (artist charcoal stick) color of the shell looks awesome- nice and smooth too. How old is he/she? side note about the rampaging: I wonder if there are things we can provide to give the torts something 'to do'...
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    Redfoot- Nictitating Membrane healthy?

    Is the nictitating membrane in this picture showing signs of infection, or is this a sign of mild stress? Maybe it looks normal and I'm being paranoid. Within the past week or so, this tort has experienced an enclosure change and some varying temps as I dialed in the temperature in the...
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    Sexing My New Tortoise

    ....after some consideration, I'll agree with you. A "V" is much more apt! lol
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    Sexing My New Tortoise

    Based on research and photos I've seen, this appears to be a female- flat plastron and "C" or "U"-shaped scutes under the tail.... a male would have a concave plastron and straighter scutes just below the tail... and a much longer tail in general.
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    Need opinions on this RF Tortoise please. This is a tortoise I am considering buying-

    LOL! I work very hard to maintain our vehicles so as to avoid having to buy one...lmao ;) RE tort price, you said it!
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    Curtis is home! Partaaaaay!

    Seems we're a bit late to the party too- but I told Raph about the good news and he poked his head out from his burrow...and sang from the roof top! I had to give him a soak to calm him down from the excitement. So happy that Technocheese and Curtis are reunited!! Cheers!🍻🐢
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    Mazuri Original vs. Mazuri LS

    ...Mazuri seems to be a good source of calcium- is this correct? I have the ingredients label somewhere... If I'm feeding Mazuri and black soldier fly larvae and have a cuttlebone accessible, I shouldn't need to mess with powder should I? -maybe i should post the question somewhere else....
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    Need opinions on this RF Tortoise please. This is a tortoise I am considering buying-

    My redfoot, Raph, is about 5-5.5" in shell length. Not sure how old he (she?) is. Someone on the forum said they think he is a young juvenile, so maybe 2-3 years old. I ended up paying $250 for him, which I know was overpaying...but fortunately my wife was on board and we just sucked it up- I...
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