Hi all! :)
Weather is crazy here too. On the previous week it was springtime and then this is winter again!
I'm living in the South of France and my parents had snow, they are living between Toulouse and Montpellier, crazy!
For now we switched on the heater again… 🥶
Just to keep you informed :
I mounted the rack, this is a 200x80x200cm for heavy loads
For walls I used OSB3.
Even if it's quite stable I choose to put some squares for a better rigidity.
Then I put the EPDM liner pond.
For next step I have some vegetal soil I will mixt with sand and...
For me this is not an exact science even for sulcata.
If you are too close to minima and maxima values you can have supernumerary scales or worst deformations.
On my side I will just move the temperature a bit than the pivot temperature to obtain a tendancy and perfect animal as much as possible.
This is proved that temperature, but not only this parameter, have an influence on sex determination but it's not 100% sure.
Into the wild, depending of the area of the nest here is a tendancy due to temperature and humidity.