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RE: CALLING JOHN C * Here I is

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Posted by: John-C at Mon Sep 21 13:36:09 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by John-C ]  
   

Sorry for the delay, been busy lately with all the added
hatchling and juvenile chores.

I don't cool the collareds like I used to but when I did,
I would use a mini fridge and set the temps between
45-50F. I used vented plastic containers with a few vent
holes on the sides and just stack them in there with one
or two per container. The door was closed but I would
leave a small hollow tube taped on the door seal so as to
allow air exchange. and also a temp sensor line for
monitoring temps from an out side thermostat.

At close to six weeks I would gradually turn the fridge
thermostat up a bit each day until it was pretty close to
room temperature. Our winters here really suck for a
safe brumation so either a small dedicated fridge or an
ice chest with cold gel packs and a thermometer with a
sensor lead (so you don't need to open the chest so
often)or just leave the lid closed but not locked so as to
allow a little fresh air circulation. I would lay a small
object on the rubber seal (near the latch) for fresh air
circulation.

I think Will Wells is the ice chest brumation 'go to guy'.
Their winters are similar to ours and possibly warmer.

John


   

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