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Posted 26 December 2005 - 08:08 PM

Darren asked for pictures, so here they are :7 .
One of my female Egyptian laying

Busy at work

All finished

The egg

All cleaned and dated ready for the incubator



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Posted 26 December 2005 - 08:10 PM

Thats great Thanks for posting them.:)


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Posted 26 December 2005 - 08:21 PM

Thanks Dan shes great , whats your substrate


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Posted 26 December 2005 - 08:34 PM

I'm being bad :D. They are on finely shredded aspen bedding of a good depth. The laying box has soil with a layer of aspen on top. They are so used to the aspen if I don't cover the soil with it they won't lay in the box.



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Posted 26 December 2005 - 08:37 PM

They look happy enough, aren't tortoises the sweetest things.:)


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Posted 26 December 2005 - 08:58 PM

Thanks Dan do you use this method for any other land tortoises


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Posted 26 December 2005 - 09:02 PM

I use aspen for all my tortoises except my redfoot. They include right now Greeks, Hermanns, Egyptians, Russians, Marginateds, Chacos, Pancakes and Spiders.


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Posted 26 December 2005 - 09:21 PM

Ok i might try it seems a lot of people use it now, my torts are housed in tables i use top soil playsand 50'50 on one half of the table and beech chips on the other half this is where i feed to stop sand being over ingested that might stick to the food,my collection comprises of 2.6 ibera
1.2 graeca morrocan form
1.2 hermans boetgeri
1.2 horsfields
1.1 elongated
1.1 yellowfooted
3.5 redfooted
1.1 tunisian
1.1pancake
0.1 burmese brown
2.4 indian stars
0.0.3 leopards babcocki
Plus 30 2005 bred offspring from the reds ,ibera, horsfields,hermans,and two incubators cramed with eggs mostly reds but have some ibera and of course two new horsfields


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Posted 26 December 2005 - 09:24 PM

[updated:LAST EDITED ON 26-12-05 AT 09:27 PM (GMT)]More pictures of your Pancakes sometime honey, they are my favourites.:) Or anyone with pictures of Pancakes, they are so cute.


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Posted 26 December 2005 - 09:26 PM

[updated:LAST EDITED ON 26-12-05 AT 09:28 PM (GMT)]Yeah sure i'll do some soon as i get new batteries for the camera they are fantastic torts i agree. Dan might have some pics he can post for now


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Posted 27 December 2005 - 12:58 AM

I do, I'll post in a little bit. Here's my breakdown
Greeks
1.1 Testudo ibera anamurensis
1.1 T. i. antakyensis
1.1 T. i. ibera
1.0 T. i. ssp "Balkans form"
0.2 T. i. ssp "Western Turkish form"
0.1 T. graeca cyrenaica
2.3 T. g. graeca
1.1 T. g. nabeulensis
1.2.2 T. floweri
1.2 T. terrestris
1.1 T. sp "Central Israeli form"
1.0 T. sp "I don't know what the heck he is form" He could be a really yellow T. i. antakyensis
1.0.1 Hermanns, T. hermanni boettgeri
1.1 Hermanns, T. h. hercegovinensis
6.7 Egyptians, T. kleinmanni
3.0 Marginateds, T. marginata
1.1 Russians, Agrionemys horsfeldii kazachstanica
1.1 Pancakes, Malacocherus torneiri
2.1.3 Spiders, Pyxis arachnoides brygooi
0.1 Redfoot, Chelonoidis carbonaria "Northern form"
3.0 Chacos, C. chilensis, might now be C. petersi


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Posted 26 December 2005 - 09:29 PM

Hi Dan,

Why not Redfoots? What do you use for these?

Just in the process of building 2 indoor enclosures. 1 for Redfoots and 1 for Elongated so I am looking at all options.

Regards

Mike


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Posted 27 December 2005 - 12:35 AM

Hi Mike
I use a mixture of soil and peat for the redfoot and it's kept very damp. They need a much higher humidity then the Testudos. The same would work well for the elongateds.


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Posted 02 January 2006 - 10:55 PM

I love egyptian tortoises i used to have one but she died, here is a picture


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Posted 02 January 2006 - 11:01 PM

I remember that :'( . I'm sorry she's gone, she looked really great.


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Posted 03 January 2006 - 10:51 AM

thts a sorry story :( . just wondered if u could explain the numbers u put in front of ur torts wen u list them, like 1.1.0, what do they mean


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Posted 03 January 2006 - 11:11 AM

2.3.0 means:- 2 female, 3 male and 0 unsexed


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Posted 03 January 2006 - 06:38 PM

2.3.0 means:- 2 female, 3 male and 0 unsexed


Oops, I got it wrong!

m.f.unsexed - so 2 male, 3 female, 0 unsexed





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