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Discussion in 'Hermanns tortoises' started by Puffer21, Feb 22, 2008.

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  1. Puffer21

    Puffer21 New Member 10 Year Member! 5 Year Member

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    ok thanks.
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    Ozric New Member 10 Year Member! 5 Year Member

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    The one I like is non-digital. Its a hair hygrometer called a Haar-Synth, made in Germany. Its quite cheap (equivalent of $25). The good thing about this one is that you can wrap it in a wet cloth then after a while you can set it to 95% by turning a little screw. After that it is very precise and you can re-calibrate it like this whenever you wish to keep it very accurate. I'm making it sound more complex than it is.

    Also you don't need batteries for it. And it can take a reading in 2 minutes.
    Personally I like the non-digi ones.
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    Puffer21 New Member 10 Year Member! 5 Year Member

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    I dont think i have ever seen that one? Is there a link or anything?
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    Cypress its a wood shaving that is ok, correct?
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    Ozric New Member 10 Year Member! 5 Year Member

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    I'm certain that Aspen shavings are good but I do not know about Cypress.

    Here in the UK lots of us use hemp but I believe this word is not acceptable in the US, although the stuff we get for our torts is no use for anything apart from tort and horse bedding.
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    Puffer21 New Member 10 Year Member! 5 Year Member

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    Here are some new pictures that i just took.

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    Also is the underside of his shell supposed to be soft or hard? Its a little soft.
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    Also does anyone know if he is a male or female?
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    i believe the shell shouldn't be soft.
    that's usually a sign of calcium insuficiency.
    also, I think he/she is too young to tell the sex.
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    i feed him a calcium suppliment daily. And its really only the under side.
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