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#1 jamjarbaker

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 12:43 PM

Hi all :) I'm just wondering which sub species Vera is. I assumed eastern (the larger or the two right?) but unlike some I've come across on the internet etc she has quite vibrant colouring. I'll have a good go at taking some photos :D she's munching away care free as I type :)

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 01:35 PM

Thb (boettgeri). The vibrant colouration is due to not living outdoors ;) should be out 24/7 really at that size, for best growth pattern etc. ;)

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:19 PM

Agree with Sue definatly THB,torts that live outside in more natural conditions are dull in colouring

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 07:29 PM

All the Med species lose the bright colouring at an early age, otherwise they would be seen very easily by predators ;)

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 08:27 PM

Yes makes great sense Sue,didnt think of that one :)

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 09:10 PM

Oh yeah, I never thought about that. In her previous home I didn't think she went out :( I've started putting her in the garden most days although she seems daunted by it and will go take a long nap under the flower beds XD
Thanks for the quick response :P

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 12:03 AM

Torts almost always hide away when faced with new surroundings, sometimes for days at a time, which is why taking them in and out rarely works. They need a permanent outdoor enclosure for summer months to really reap the benefit. Bringing torts indoors overnight means that ambient temps will be warmer overnight when they should be cooler, which causes confusion and more hiding away ;)

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 09:16 PM

Would she need some form of artificial heat source outside or just rely on the weather ? I'd love to make a permanent outside home :(

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 09:16 PM

That's supposed to be a :) whoops




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