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DECISION BUT NEED HELP

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Posted by: Linda G at Tue Dec 21 17:51:56 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Linda G ]  
   

Hi,

Thanks again for all of your input. I have decided after much thought that I need to go ahead and allow him to do what is natural. I plan on hibernating him but I will do it indoors. I cannot allow him to waste away and I really don't think he is going to eat anything in spite of my efforts. I really don't think he is a hatchling either as his weight is more of a yearly from what I have read and he looks just like an adult except for his size. Here are my questions. Please respond as quickly as possible

1. I have an area that is about 60 degrees or an area that is 40-52 degrees depending on the temps outside. We have been in the single digits around here. I live about 2 hours from Chicago. Which is the appropriate temp?

2. I plan on using a sweater box (rubbermaid)with air holes in it. Can I use the potting soil and sand mixture that he currently has?

2. What humidity level would be appropriate? If I have him in the soil mixture and keep damp moss on top of the mixture will that be sufficient for humidity?

3. What are the appropriate steps for the cool down. Temps?

4. How often should I remove him and allow him to soak?

Sorry for all of the questions. I have never done this before but have done alot of reading lately which you can imagine. Please let me know if there is anything additional that i need to be aware of. I am terrified and have not made this decision quickly. I just feel at this point it is his best chance.

Thanks again
Linda and Little T


   

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