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    Di Pubblicato il 10-03-2014 19:25

    Candling eggs is an operation that allows us to verify if the egg is fertile and to see its development during the incubation process.
    With turtle eggs, that absolutely must not be moved or turned, exception made for the few hours immediately after the laying and only to be carried to the incubator, we’ll use a small LED light, kept in touch with the egg shell, in a dark room.
    In order to make it easier, if you’re lucky and you assisted the laying, you can clean the eggs with warm water.
    A clean egg, like the one in the pictures, will be easier to check. ...
    Di Pubblicato il 12-02-2014 01:32

    Kleinmann’s tortoise is the smallest tortoise among Mediterranean species and one of the smallest tortoises in the world.
    Phylogenetic studies show, quite curiously, that it shares a common ancestor with Testudo marginata, which is the largest among the Mediterranean tortoises.
    Pubblicato il 05-08-2013 12:16

    Introduction and presentation of the specimen
    Pina is a 7 years old Testudo hermanni boettgeri, female, taken by me in summer 2012 with a male of the same species. When she got to me, she was not eating much, she gave only a few bites of food that was given, without ending her portions. Her weight was about 189 grams and her feces were flabby and full of mucus.
    Di Pubblicato il 12-07-2013 01:29

    Areal of ​​distribution
    G. elegans has spread throughout the Indian peninsula, Sri Lanka and some parts of Pakistan. Its habitat is subject to dry seasons alternating with rainy seasons.
    Di Pubblicato il 04-07-2013 10:25
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    To achieve a good chameleon cage, it must be done in vertical (being a chameleon an arboreal lizard) and, most importantly, it must be in net made.
    The net allows C02 not to stagnate and there is a good supply of fresh air, something that the animal has a particular need. ...
    Di Pubblicato il 03-07-2013 17:23
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    Origin and distribution area
    We have two subspecies of calyptratus: the calyptratus calyptratus and calyptratus calcarifer. The Chamaeleo calyptratus calyptratus is native of Yemen, the Chamaeleo calyptratus calcarifer is from Saudi Arabia.
    Di Pubblicato il 21-06-2013 11:02

    Areal of distribution
    C. carbonaria is widespread in South America, from Panama to Northern Argentina and it has been introduced in some Caribbean islands.
    Di Pubblicato il 18-06-2013 14:28

    Areal of distribution
    Testudo hermanni is widespread in Europe. It is divided into two subspecies, Testudo hermanni hermanni (Thh) and Testudo hermanni boettgeri (Thb). The first one is mostly widespread in Western Europe (Spain, France and Italy), the second one in Eastern Europe (countries of the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and western Turkey). ...
    Di Pubblicato il 12-06-2013 15:13
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    The Iguana iguana and Iguana iguana rinolopha are lizards among the best known and most commonly sold in Italy and in Europe. Apart from the three horns on the snout (tubercles) of rinolopha, there are obvious differences, Iguana iguana iguana is South American while Iguana iguana rinolopha is Central American. Nowadays, in Italy, both subspecies are easily foundable. ...
    Di Pubblicato il 12-06-2013 10:19
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    The leopard gecko is a small gecko that lives in rocky and semi-desert areas, ranging from south-central Asia to Iraq, northwest India, through Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    "Eublepharis" means "with eyelids", while "macularius" indicates that it has a spotted livery. It is active in twilight and night hours.
    He lives from 10 to 15 years in captivity.

    Di Pubblicato il 12-06-2013 09:02
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    The Striped Head Bearded Dragon, Pogona vitticeps, belongs to the agamids, the family of lizards which includes about three hundred species, divided in two subfamilies (agamini - which also includes bearded dragons - and leiolepini – to which belong the uromastyx) and fifty-two genera distributed almost exclusively in the old world, especially in tropical and subtropical regions.