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by Kantele
Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:20 am
Forum: Non - Animal Related Topics
Topic: Gmail Invite?
Replies: 6
Views: 1035

Re: Gmail Invite?

As soon as they give me one, I\'ll send it to you.
by Kantele
Thu Aug 05, 2004 4:20 pm
Forum: Non - Animal Related Topics
Topic: Gmail Invite?
Replies: 6
Views: 1035

Re: Gmail Invite?

Gmail is the new Google e-mail service offering 1 GB (1000 MB) of free storage. Also, you can search your mailbox as if you were searching in google. It\'s real nice. It is Beta version now and you need an invite from someone to register. The problem is that when they open it to the public, all the ...
by Kantele
Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:58 pm
Forum: Non - Animal Related Topics
Topic: Gmail Invite?
Replies: 6
Views: 1035

Gmail Invite?

Hi there!! Salute your turtles for me!! I wanted to ask you guys if any of you has already Gmail and if you have it, is there any spare invite you could share with me? Email: entropia02(AT)hotmail.com.

Thanks!!
by Kantele
Mon Jun 21, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: I THINK MY RES\'S TANK IS GETTING LITTLE PARASITE WORMS??
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: I THINK MY RES\'S TANK IS GETTING LITTLE PARASITE WORMS?

they are mosquito larvae. you can buy guppies to avoid them. They\'ll eat them.
by Kantele
Thu Jun 17, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: My turtle looks dead, I have done everything to help out wha
Replies: 6
Views: 1751

Re: My turtle looks dead, I have done everything to help out

he has the condition called swollen eyes. There are two different kind of drops. I\'m from Mexico so I\'m going to translate the name of my drops. I have Vitamin A drops (this is useful), but the one I\'m telling you to buy are called Eye Clearer. I don\'t know if you may find this there. Also, get ...
by Kantele
Thu Jun 17, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: puffy eyes, scratching eyes
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

Re: puffy eyes, scratching eyes

My turtle had this problem too. I bought the drops and I applied them daily. I put him out of the water the applied the drops in both eyes. I repeated this treatment for 2 weeks and he is fine now. The swollen eyes dissapeared.
by Kantele
Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:57 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: need advice on feeding
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: need advice on feeding

Sometimes when i feed my turtle a complete \"gourmet\" platter, hehe, this includes pellets, shrimp, veggies and some chicken, later they show a little fat cheek, but then the other day they seem normal. I think maybe it is because their stomach is quite full and then they poop and all that stuff an...
by Kantele
Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:18 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: My turtle looks dead, I have done everything to help out wha
Replies: 6
Views: 1751

Re: My turtle looks dead, I have done everything to help out

Do you have a water heater?? Try increasing the temperature in the tank. Also, if his eyes are swollen (normally closed and inflamated) then try to get some drops (not vitamin a) that helps curing the disease. Do you have UVB and UVA light?? Please give us a full description of your tank so we can d...
by Kantele
Sun Jun 13, 2004 4:34 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Hibernation in June?
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Hibernation in June?

Do you have a heater in the tank?? The water needs to be around 78-84 so that your turtle can remain active. Look at him for a while and try to see if he is gasping or making bubbles through nose. Are his eyes good?? Let us know.
by Kantele
Thu Jun 10, 2004 8:05 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Do you shop at Thatpetplace?
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Do you shop at Thatpetplace?

Try www.petsmart.com, www.4littlepets.com

4little pets have great prices and I have always recieved excellent service.
by Kantele
Sun Jun 06, 2004 7:29 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Got my new FLUVAL 304
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Got my new FLUVAL 304

Hey, I just wanted to inform that my new fluval 304 is installed and working for my 40 gallon turtle tank. It is great. So my ZooMed filter (30 gallons) and now the fluval, are capable of filtering up to 100 gallons, I think it is fine for my 40 gallon tank setup. My two turtles looking great, healt...
by Kantele
Mon May 03, 2004 7:10 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Mosquito Larvae (Dancing Worms)
Replies: 0
Views: 388

Mosquito Larvae (Dancing Worms)

Hi guys. Are there any tips you know to prevent mosquito larvae (those tiny worms that bend over and over to swim) from forming in my turtles aquarium. I did not have that much when i changed my aquarium\'s water. Maybe my turtles ate them? Is this bad for them? Are there any unharmful drops or some...
by Kantele
Tue Apr 06, 2004 7:18 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Turtle with a burned foot
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Re: Turtle with a burned foot

Take him to a vet ASAP so he can give you better advice and treatment (if he needs it)
by Kantele
Tue Apr 06, 2004 7:15 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: a few varied questions
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: a few varied questions

About the lights, I have two timers. One for my 5.0 lamp and other one for my basking light. My 5.0 UVB lamp is turned on from 8:00 a.m and is turned off at 9:00 p.m. (the timer does that work). The basking light, i programmed two periods for it, one period goes from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (they ea...
by Kantele
Tue Apr 06, 2004 7:06 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Sorry, just need to vent.
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: Sorry, just need to vent.

This is very common in lots of pet stores. I\'am from Monterrey, Mexico and I went to a pet store to watch the little RES. They had about 10 turtles in small CONTAINER with probably 1 gallon of water. Water had no heater (obviously), no basking light (they did have a basking place), no UVB light. 4 ...
by Kantele
Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: New Home/New Filter???
Replies: 2
Views: 384

New Home/New Filter???

I\'ve changed my turtles to a new home, a 40 gallon aquarium (it is nice). The question is, i had a 501 ZooMed filter for my turtles in their 20 gallon tank. The info in ZooMed says that the 501 filter works for aquariums up to 30 gallon. Do you think it is still ok with the 40 gallon tank??? I doub...
by Kantele
Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:53 am
Forum: Welcome Center
Topic: Where is everybody from?
Replies: 73
Views: 7869

Re: Where is everybody from?

I\'m from Monterrey, Mexico.
by Kantele
Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:41 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: sick turtle update
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: sick turtle update

That is reallt sad to hear. =(
by Kantele
Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:39 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: turtle sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Re: turtle sleep

This is normal. my turtles take naps during daytime while they\'re basking. Be sure to check out their eyes (are they completely open an normal) and also their breathing (do they breath by the mouth?).
by Kantele
Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:37 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Commercial food
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Commercial food

I feed them Tetrafauna Reptomin mixed with shrimp and also wardely\'s mosquito larvae. They like it very much. You can also try little pieces of chicken, worms, crickets or guppie fish. Reptomin pellets will ensure your turtles a good and safe growth.
by Kantele
Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:32 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: turtle cant open eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: turtle cant open eyes

Hi there, this infection is called swollen eyes. This kind of infection is mostly caused by dirty water. If you don;t have a filter I reccomend you to change your turltes water every two days. Be sure that you have a proper setup, including at least a heater (temperature between 78-82), a basking li...
by Kantele
Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: Filter setup... what do you recommend?
Replies: 13
Views: 1781

Re: Filter setup... what do you recommend?

I have the ZooMed for turtles and works for up to 40 gal only, but i have a 20 gal tank with two baby RES. They seem happy with the filter.
by Kantele
Mon Jan 05, 2004 5:06 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: worms
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: worms

Also consider that it could be mosquito larvae, sometimes when water has been a long time in the tank, mosquitos like this water to put their eggs, and they become larvae. This worms are tiny and red and swim like bending their body over and over.
by Kantele
Fri Dec 26, 2003 2:43 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: homemade basking area
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: homemade basking area

I made my basking area using the rocks in the bottom of the tank but piling them to form like a mountain on one side of the aquarium, then i placed some rocks on topo if it and it looks fine.
by Kantele
Fri Dec 26, 2003 2:39 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: what do you use to keep your turtles tank warm
Replies: 2
Views: 1571

Re: what do you use to keep your turtles tank warm

Turtles NEED a heater in the water so they can be more active and avoid hibernating. Use a heater to keep water at 78-80 degrees.
by Kantele
Fri Dec 05, 2003 5:38 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: My turtles only eat shrimp
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: My turtles only eat shrimp

Ok...thanks. I will try doing that, to see if i get some positive results with the pellets.
by Kantele
Thu Nov 27, 2003 1:37 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: I did a Basic Guide in PDF for Newbies. Download!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: I did a Basic Guide in PDF for Newbies. Download!!!

Ok great now. Happy thanksgiving to you too.
by Kantele
Wed Nov 26, 2003 1:59 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: My turtles only eat shrimp
Replies: 3
Views: 509

My turtles only eat shrimp

My turtles just want to eat shrimp...I have tried to fee them Reptomin for babies and they don\'t eat it, but as soon as a drop some shrimps in the tank they go quickly and eat them...how can I get them to eat the reptomin sice i know that feeding them shrimp only is not good enouh fr their health. ...
by Kantele
Tue Nov 25, 2003 11:14 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: I did a Basic Guide in PDF for Newbies. Download!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: I did a Basic Guide in PDF for Newbies. Download!!!

Hey hey...slow it down. The link doesnt work beacuse fortune city didn{t support pdf files.I DID the guide so please ask first after judging.
by Kantele
Sun Nov 16, 2003 2:28 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Basking Light...how many hours?
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Basking Light...how many hours?

Hey just wanted to ask this. I have a basking are with a UVA light bulb. How many hours or minutes should I turn on this light?
by Kantele
Sun Nov 16, 2003 12:26 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: My turtle is going to die...
Replies: 9
Views: 1193

Re: My turtle is going to die...

Yes, I\'ll do that.
by Kantele
Sun Nov 16, 2003 12:24 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Am i doing it right??? Please HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 1473

Re: Am i doing it right??? Please HELP!

Thanks for all your help. I\'m going right now to the pet store to get some more accesories. :)
by Kantele
Fri Nov 14, 2003 2:59 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Am i doing it right??? Please HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 1473

Re: Am i doing it right??? Please HELP!

So if I get this Zoo Med 5.0 UVB Light...I can\'t put it in the fish light case??? beacuse of the glass? So how do i place it then???
by Kantele
Fri Nov 14, 2003 2:43 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: I did a Basic Guide in PDF for Newbies. Download!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 666

I did a Basic Guide in PDF for Newbies. Download!!!

Here is a compilation of the info contained in the site so that you can print it out and have it filed at home for reference or anything. It is just a basic guide. You can download it here: http://members.fortunecity.com/kantele1/TurtleCareCheets.PDF Sorry about mispelling sheets...didn\'t see it un...
by Kantele
Fri Nov 14, 2003 1:26 pm
Forum: General Turtle Chat
Topic: POST your MSN Messenger Contact!
Replies: 0
Views: 310

POST your MSN Messenger Contact!

Hey guys, it would be nice to have us conected and available thorugh msn whenever emergency advice for turtles is needed and also for chatting about turtles. Ok so if you do agree...here is my email:

[email protected]
by Kantele
Fri Nov 14, 2003 1:18 pm
Forum: Welcome Center
Topic: About How Old Are All of You? I\'m Sorry if this is insultin
Replies: 185
Views: 65077

Re: About How Old Are All of You? I\'m Sorry if this is insu

I\'m 22 and I love my turtles Cuca and Twinky (2 RES)
by Kantele
Fri Nov 14, 2003 1:13 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: Am i doing it right??? Please HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 1473

Re: Am i doing it right??? Please HELP!

Ok. I got my turtles a 20 gallon tank and I have a 30 gallon filter. I have a fish light above all the tank and a have an Esu rept or something like that hehe light bulb for their basking area. Have a sumergible heater that is keeping temperature in about 80 degrees. Would this make it better?? I al...
by Kantele
Fri Nov 14, 2003 1:08 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: My turtle is going to die...
Replies: 9
Views: 1193

Re: My turtle is going to die...

My turtle is fine now!! Thanks to mariza\'s advice my turtle has overcome the infection. Twinky is fine now! She seems happy and she is eating all right. She is a little bit scared of me but i guess i\'ll gain her trust again.
by Kantele
Wed Nov 12, 2003 2:51 pm
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: My turtle is going to die...
Replies: 9
Views: 1193

Re: My turtle is going to die...

Hi guys, for those of you interested. I think my turtle is a little better. She has stopped breathing through the mouth, i think that is a good sign. Yesterday she didn\'t want to go into the water so she passed all night below the basking light. In the morning she was in the water. I hope she gets ...
by Kantele
Wed Nov 12, 2003 12:45 am
Forum: Turtle First Aid
Topic: My turtle is going to die...
Replies: 9
Views: 1193

Re: My turtle is going to die...

Thanks...those guidelines are helpful. I\'ll try them. I\'ll let you know how my turtle is doing in this same topic.