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Old 08-05-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default 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


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


Box with entrance hole


Half an 8.8L block of 'Plantation Soil: Tropical Terrarium Substrate'


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)


'Plantation Soil: Tropical Terrarium Substrate' after 15 minutes of soaking


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


Added soaked substrate to box and compacted so it is level with the bottom of the entrance hole


Added box to enclosure then put plastic lid on top of box and remaining substrate on top of plastic lid.


Add one small tortoise


Reinstalled heating & UV lights above in time for bed
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:33 AM   #2
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Nice job, good idea
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