closed chamber

  1. shellfreak

    Tortstork - How we raise Indian star babies

    I get a lot of questions about how i raise my Indian stars from day one. I’ll explain in bullet form. If anyone wants to reach out to me, please do so at [email protected] -place on damp paper towel donut at first sight of pip -I remove them from the incubator after a few milestones. 1...
  2. Dankneepowpow

    New enclosure for Chevy!

    Lil’ Chevy has Almost doubled her size in the 5 months I’ve had her and I knew it was time for a new enclosure. I spent the last few weekends building and I’m super happy with the way it came out. I had a perfect spot on the side of my house that sits below a canopy of passion fruit. This way...
  3. tinytortoise

    Planning next closed chamber enclosure build! (Adult size)

    Hey there! This thread is going to be my new build thread which will be in the works going forward. I'd love to hear thoughts, reccommendations, and welcome and relevant links/resources on the topic. It's been awhile since I've really done a deep dive on the forum and need to catch up on...
  4. B

    Introducing Keanu! 💙

    Hi Everyone! Just checked one off of my bucket list! I now have a new buddy for life, a Burmese Star Tortoise and his name is Keanu. This forum has been SOOO helpful for me, so I just wanted to introduce my baby and share a bit of my experience in acquiring him. Mostly about his enclosure and...
  5. Agathaade

    Help me close my open-top enclosure?

    Hi all, I’ve been avidly browsing this forum for a few weeks, this is my first post. I am getting an eight week old baby Greek Ibera in August from Chris Leone at gardenstate tortoises. It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to care for a tortoise so I am preparing everything for it to live well...
  6. B

    Closed Chamber Enclosure for Hermann's Tortoise

    Hello, I'm researching/preparing to get my first Hermann's Tortoise. I'm looking for advice on an indoor enclosure. After doing much research, I'd like to go with the closed chamber/high humidity at least for the first year or so. I really want something that is aesthetically pleasing, as it...
  7. CliffordtheredfootTORT

    Redfoot Hatchling temps

    Hey everyone I have another question for you guys about temps. So I set up a 40 gallon breeder for my hatchling I closed the top of it so it’s basically a closed chamber now should I have a cold and a hot side or should I just keep the whole tank at one temp right now the humidity is at around...
  8. tinytortoise

    Roly Poly (Pill/Sow bugs), Closed Chamber Cleanup

    Hey there, I've read around on this topic and am on the verge of incorporating Roly Polys as my cleanup crew. My current concern is that my Western Hermann's is a herbivore, and if my population of Roly Poly becomes too high, I won't have a place to put them. I'm looking to see what other...
  9. tinytortoise

    Purging gnats, saving the residential Amber Snail, ordering Seed Mix, and planning for Roly Polys...

    Here's a little splurge of an update; posting here as to be open to insights, criticisms, etc. Okay where to begin, Since day 1 my substrate has had some gnats, I'd kept calm as they're just gnats - but this weekend I decided IPM has to be addressed as I've approached my closed chamber with a...
  10. Baldy Aeschylus

    New THB Closed Chamber, Heat/Cool

    Just finished up my closed chamber, ran my tests for a few days and then put my torts in for the weekend. I made it out of melamine because i needed to be quick about it. I tiled and sealed the bottom of the floor and used some of that cheap rubber baseboard to seal around the edges. And then I...
  11. ilovekitty666

    Bar table Sulcata enclosure! Looking for lighting and heating suggestions.

    Hey everybody I'm Nick, the handy half of the ilovekitty team. First off, Id really like to just thank everybody on the forum here, without you guys i would probably be telling Katlyyn to just go throw them in the fish tank. Thankfully though I found you guys and i am now working on giving our...
  12. K

    My Experience Building a Closed Chamber (RF Tortoise)

    First off- thanks to everyone for their expertise and for being regular members who contribute. I was able to read/research a lot before building and this really gave me a lot of information. As a new member who knew nothing about tortoises, this was the best resource I was able to find. We...
  13. R

    Temporary Closed Chamber Help!

    I’m currently waiting on my new closed chamber from Animal Plastics. It’s not supposed to arrive for about 10 weeks and I’m not handy enough with wood to make my own. Until then, I’m trying to make my glass aquarium as efficient as possible. Right now the plan is to cover the whole mesh top of...
  14. wonderfulwildlife

    What Wattage CHE for a 29G Plastic Tub?

    I have a 29-gallon heavy duty plastic tub & for my hatchling I’ll need to raise the temperature 10-15 degrees above the temp in my house. The enclosure will be closed chamber or mostly closed chamber depending on how I set it up. I was thinking of getting a 70 - 80 watt CHE & putting it on a...
  15. K

    Building Closed Chamber- Suggestions please

    Hello all, I am working on plans to build a 10' by 3' closed habitat for my redfoot. I am planning on making the frame out of wood, walls with styrofoam insulation between two thin layers of plywood. At this point, this is the largest I can make it. I'm hoping that if I made it in two pieces...
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