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achilles 08-05-2013 06:05 PM

Making a Humid Hide
 
Hello,
In case of use for anyone else, at the weekend we made a humid hide for our 2 year old tortoise's indoor enclosure. Have put some pictures below

http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/for...pictureid=4434
Plastic box, approximately 25cm x 20cm x 10cm (depth). Used a Stanley knife to cut tortoise-sized hole (entrance) about 4-5cm from bottom of box

http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/for...pictureid=4435
Box with entrance hole

http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/for...pictureid=4437
Half an 8.8L block of 'Plantation Soil: Tropical Terrarium Substrate'

http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/for...pictureid=4438
Half an 8.8L block of 'Plantation Soil: Tropical Terrarium Substrate' in a bucket - added warm water as per instructions on packet (then a bit more)

http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/for...pictureid=4439
'Plantation Soil: Tropical Terrarium Substrate' after 15 minutes of soaking

http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/for...pictureid=4440
Added most of the soaked substrate to box (kept a little back for covering box) and compacted it so it was level with the bottom of the entrance hole

http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/for...pictureid=4441
Added soaked substrate to box and compacted so it is level with the bottom of the entrance hole

http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/for...pictureid=4442
Added box to enclosure then put plastic lid on top of box and remaining substrate on top of plastic lid.

http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/for...pictureid=4443
Add one small tortoise

http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/for...pictureid=4444
Reinstalled heating & UV lights above in time for bed

koimon 09-05-2013 04:33 AM

Nice job, good idea :smile:


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