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Old 24-02-2015, 08:57 PM   #1
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:23 AM   #2
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Where are all the comments then?
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:51 PM   #3
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Sorry Jon, it wasn't copied from their forum it was an e-mail that came through to me. I started to read it but must confess got busy & haven't got back to finishing it yet!
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No need to apologize. I'm sort of in a similar position, hoping someone would summarize it for me. Hence my post trying to promt someone to do that!

I shall resolve to read it through....soon
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:24 AM   #5
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I have flicked through it very quickly and from the bit I took in was artificial lighting is no good for our animals
Now I'm no brain surgeon but surely that doesn't take a lot of work that one out
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I too skimmed through it due to its length!!
It basically says that artificial lighting\uv still has a long way to go to do the same job as the sun.
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OK so we get them outdoors as much as we can so long as it's adequately warm etc.

I wonder what marvelous new outdoor habitat ideas the TT is going to share with us? Sounds almost too good to be true - no huge expense or energy needs etc.
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http://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/climateframe.html

Not blowing my own trumpet but its not dissimilar to setups I use. My tortoises and box turtles have been outside since March. Finding materials which allow UVB through isn't easy but if the enclosed space allows them to get up to a sufficient body temperature they venture out into the open areas anyway.
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http://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/climateframe.html

Not blowing my own trumpet but its not dissimilar to setups I use. My tortoises and box turtles have been outside since March. Finding materials which allow UVB through isn't easy but if the enclosed space allows them to get up to a sufficient body temperature they venture out into the open areas anyway.

Same here Dave:0)
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:59 PM   #10
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Hello Sandy.

It is a good solution that the TT have come up with in the link I posted.
Having flexability in the design is key so you can add and remove shade and ventilation elements. One of my initial experiments in this kind of setup hit 47C air temperature in direct sunlight in March so needed some adaptation but the methods in the article are very sound.

I've "accidently" (couldnt find them in the autumn) hibernated tortoises outdoors in this kind of "giant coldframe" set up. Deep, deep substrate areas are needed so they can burrow and thermoregulate themselves.
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