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  1. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    New arrivals ( Facebook-message ) :

    Today another 5 Shinisaurus Crocodilurus (Krokodilstaarthagedis) arrived at ReHerp Breeding Center. Thanks to Nick van den Berg (Serpo) for helping us with goodadvice. Our special thanks to Benjamin Leprince for such a generous donation.

    Later This week there will also arrive 9 Testudo Kleinmanni from Zürich. We prepared the enclosures today (last picture). Thanks to Denis Mosiman for his donation.
     
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    New Egyptian tortoises arrived ( Facebook ) :

    Egyptian tortoises for ReHerp!

    After the loss of our initiator and chairman Henk Zwartepoorte, the motivated ReHerp-ers have picked themselves up and the Foundation ReHerp continues.

    One example of this is the completion of a promise that was made to Henk by Mr Denis Mosimann from Switzerland. He had promised to donate his 9 Testudo kleinmanni turtles to ReHerp to strengthen the "assurance colony" with his already mature Egyptian tortoises. ReHerp now has the opportunity to start a breeding program.

    The transport was carried out on December 13th by the company Ekipa. Here is the report by John twho took charge of the turtles early on December 14th.

    • Early in the morning the nine kleinmanni's were delivered, neatly packaged and well cared for. See the appendix for a few pictures of the event.

    • It is "set" of three males and females who have been kept as pairs for sometime. There are three single males. They are all adults (much bigger than the ones we already have) so in theory we can “start” immediately.

    • To give them time to acclimatize, I have put the pairs together, but separated from each other by a plank. This can soon be removed. The three males are (permanently) separated, two in one bin and the third on his own.

    • As previously reported, two heat lamps, one fluorescent and one UV lamp per bin. Only the private residence has one heat lamp.

    • Unfortunately, two UV lamps are not working (broken ballast?) Next week I will take two UV lamps that are hung in empty containers. I’ve added time clocks fitted with an on / off with a similar regime as the other bins. Unfortunately, a lot of extension cords and netcentrales were needed. This needs to be optimized.

    • Animal bathed and weighed. Some have started eating immediately (not all).

    • Other kleinmanni programs: business as usual !