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Eros and Gaia Spring 2017 updates

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  1. Zamric

    Zamric Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Hello TFO!

    I know it's been awhile since the last update and these two "little" guys have had a serious growth spurt! In fortunately I no longer have a set of scales to weigh these two but I do have shell measurments.

    Eros; Male,5 years 4 months, 9-3/4" long, 5-3/4" wide, 5" tall (legs in)
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    Gaia; Female, 5 years 8 months, 11-3/4" Long, 7-1/2" Wide, 5-1/2" Tall (legs in)
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    ...And here are a few of them side by side Eros is on the bottom/Left...
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    OK, all that out of the way. I'm not exactly sure when my next Update will for these two but I will be posting a new Update for WalkingRock soon... which will be my last update for WalkingRock.

    We will be moving to Palm Desert California in July and Eros and Gaia will be going with us. Because we will be in a retirement community, WalkingRock is not welcome. I will be transferring him to Kellyville OK, to my brothers property... I expect Georgie (his wife) will be posting ALOT of pics once she has him.


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    Zamric Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    OH YAH! Almost forgot.... please note the total lack of bumps or pyramiding... STILL at 0%! Also, it should be noted that I have not applied Vita-Shell in almost a year.

    Just goes to show, proper conditions to allow proper shell development for the first few years reflects in a good, solid shell construction for the rest of their lives.
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    Good to see these 2 again! I might have to make a trip down the road to see Walkingrock
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    Zamric Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Ahhh! I know Tulsa Well! being born there and all. My brother and his wife are currently building him a corral that encompases @1/2 and acre they are WAY excited to get him! They asked me to get them a rescue Sulcata some time back.... they never imagined it would be WalkingRock!
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    I'm in the Bixby area, I think we talked about that before. I wouldn't mind going to see the big guy someday.
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    Zamric Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Yep we have talked! I built the old Lumberyard 66 that's not there anymore!
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    They look great of course. Glad they can come with you. Sorry Walking Rock can't, too sad. But it sounds like he will have a great home. Tell his new parents we would love updates of him. Specially how he is getting along in his new home when the time comes.
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    Zamric Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Why thank you! Cathie is already missing the Rock but she knows it is best for him after all, he will have his own piece of a "Family Estate" and provisions that will make it his permanent home for the rest of his natural life span. Win-Win for all!
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