I'm a herpetologist by training but a naturalist at heart. My masters thesis is looking into the Panamint alligator lizard, Elgaria panamintina. In particular I'm focusing on identifying its range and testing out a variety of novel techniques which may benefit the field of herpetology as a whole. I post things that interest me and often post updates on what I'm doing in the vertebrate museum, in the field, or in the lab.

 

Ugh. I haven’t been in the lab for a few weeks and it appears that NO ONE has taken care of the turtles.

Super pissed right now, esp. since they get suboptimal care at best… but I honestly don’t think anyone is taking care of them…. and I know little to nothing about turtle care. (I want to pour water in his tank, but I don’t know if I need to condition it first, and the waters cold)

I don’t want pet turtles, but I’m about to the point where I’m going to take them all.

By the way, that’s a 6” carapace Red eared slider with one inch of water in a ten gallon tank with an old UVB light that never turns off who occasionally gets about twenty goldfish thrown in with him.

Maddest about the native pond turtles who are getting crappy care. They’re a species of special concern and ours get no heat bulb or UVB.

Ugh. I haven’t been in the lab for a few weeks and it appears that NO ONE has taken care of the turtles.

Super pissed right now, esp. since they get suboptimal care at best… but I honestly don’t think anyone is taking care of them…. and I know little to nothing about turtle care. (I want to pour water in his tank, but I don’t know if I need to condition it first, and the waters cold)

I don’t want pet turtles, but I’m about to the point where I’m going to take them all.

By the way, that’s a 6” carapace Red eared slider with one inch of water in a ten gallon tank with an old UVB light that never turns off who occasionally gets about twenty goldfish thrown in with him.

Maddest about the native pond turtles who are getting crappy care. They’re a species of special concern and ours get no heat bulb or UVB.

  1. emilione said: Report to your school’s IACUC?
  2. pedestrianwolf reblogged this from cupsnake and added:
    Definitely report them. These are beyond unnacceptable conditions for aquatic turtles of any kind. :/
  3. cupsnake reblogged this from crotalinae and added:
    Hooooooooly shit. Reblogging because I’ve got followers who have a lot more turtle experience than me, but this is a...
  4. fangsgivebirthtofangs said: The worst is how I take care of the herps at my school more than the dumb kid who actually gets paid to take care of them.
  5. crotalinae posted this