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Old 04-01-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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hi i this year i made a sliding rule to measure my tortoises and as it only goes to 240mm it was a little difficult to measure the larger meds and the leopards ,so i have just made a larger version that goes up to 600mm .i have had to make it out of wood but as most of the larger ones are adults and dont grow as fast as hatchlings i only measure once a year rather than monthly so it shouldnt wear out.this is my largest leopard she is 457mm if you read the guage you can see how easy it is to take an accurate measurement.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:40 PM   #2
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I got one of the smaller ones from SW shop...used it for the first time yesterday and it makes it soooo much easier to measure them!! Great stuff!
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:44 PM   #3
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excellent terry
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wow that is really clever The title made me laugh,we need one of those at slimming world

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I got one of the smaller ones from SW shop...used it for the first time yesterday and it makes it soooo much easier to measure them!! Great stuff!
im so pleased you like it i use mine all the time it really makes it easier to get an accurate measure.i dont think these will be for sale though the postage would frighten most people off lol.

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Old 04-01-2009, 05:08 PM   #6
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Terry, I have no idea how in the world you get them to put their heads all the way in. For the life of me I can't get an accurate measurement. Great pics of her by the way.
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i measure them when they are asleep and head already jammed in
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Gosh mine never sleep with heads in. They let everything hang out!
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:33 PM   #9
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Geat pic Terry, lovely looking tort.
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what a great idea
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