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    Non-toxic wood stains and sealers?

    Nearly all sealants are safe as long as they are allowed to fully cure. Polyurethane should be fine. I used an epoxy resin to fill in all the cracks.
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    Thermostats with CHEs

    This is what I use. It has a probe that I've drilled into the enclosure so just the metal part sticks out. The settings on it are a little difficult to get a hang of but it basically works like this: You set a minimum temperature and a temperature difference. The heater clicks on when it hits...
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    Bluetooth Thermometer

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FBCTQ3L/?tag=exoticpetnetw-20 That’s the one I got. Batteries last over 6 months on Wifi. I’ve had it connected since I left for Christmas and it’s still reporting 2/4 bars. The app does have some issues though, such as it auto logs you out after about a...
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    Bluetooth Thermometer

    Govee thermometer does what you want. It also conects to Wifi when you aren’t in Bluetooth range. I use it when I’m out of town for emergencies. It’s only like 20 bucks too. Edit: the Wifi version is actually 40 bucks.
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    New enclosure ordered

    Wow that’s a big bin. You got a link?
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    Water proofing

    Bed liner or fiberglass resin works well. Fiberglass resin paints on like polyurethane but a single coat is 50x thicker. It’s pretty cheap too.
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    Do's and Dont's of building a tortoise table? (RF)

    To piggy back on this comment, I used 1x12 boards for the walls which are very solid and are high enough to add a substrate (and even to grow plants in). Also, you said "no experience with wood" so if you don't know this already, it will save you a lot of headaches: the actual dimensions of...
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    Do's and Dont's of building a tortoise table? (RF)

    Get a rafter angle square. Otherwise, you will attach side walls then realize as you attach the last one that they are all at angles. https://www.harborfreight.com/building-construction/measuring-marking-layout/12-inch-rafter-angle-square-66778.html Or use a carpenters square and build all the...
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    Question about Inkbird Thermostat

    Please make sure to never go anywhere near the max load on the inkbird stuff in the future. I had one that should have been good for 1100 watts and it started a fire at 850 wats. Thankfully the thermostat wasn't in the substrate so it didn't spread, but I came back from vacation and the whole...
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    Family vacations

    We have a hose hooked up to a water timer to fill up the water bowl daily. The heaters are hooked up to a thermometer that keeps constant temperatures and we have a thermometer that alerts our phones if temps drop below a certain limit (e.g. if a fuse blows). Also, we usually fill up a bowl with...
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    Humidity For Adult Sulcata

    Yes it has the vinyl flaps. I like the idea of a humidifier hooked up to a hygrometer to maintain a constant humidity. I really wish they made a humidifier that could be hooked up to a hose and a solenoid valve to top it off. Maybe I’ll have to make one. The problem is unique to the conditions...
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    Humidity For Adult Sulcata

    I've already got it all done and winterized. Even in Texas it still gets cold enough that plain wood isn't sufficient. I had to use solid foam insulation. I can send you pics if you'd like.
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    Humidity For Adult Sulcata

    Wow! Good to know, thank you.
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    Humidity For Adult Sulcata

    A couple more https://i.imgur.com/Bt80c80.mp4 https://i.imgur.com/8apJq9C.mp4
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    Humidity For Adult Sulcata

    Here you go: https://i.imgur.com/XodNceT.mp4 https://i.imgur.com/poASMeU.mp4 Let me know if you need a different video.
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    Humidity For Adult Sulcata

    Outside permanently starting in June. George’s breathing has been odd for a couple years now though.
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    Gender ID

    Thanks everyone, I appreciate the responses!
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    Gender ID

    Hi, Can anyone help me determine the gender of our big baby? Thanks, Byron
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    Humidity For Adult Sulcata

    Dang good to know, next time I’ll have to check the list of vets on tortoise forum. His behavior hasn’t changed at all and he’s still been eating reguularly with no wet residue on his nose. From the symptoms it really doesn’t appear to be an infection. Hopefully an increase in humidity can...
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    Humidity For Adult Sulcata

    Gritty meaning like little white crumbles? I’ve definitely seen some of that.
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