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Re: The 3rd one died today in my hands!


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Posted by honuman on December 24, 2002 at 11:45:54:

In Reply to: The 3rd one died today in my hands! posted by Flavia Guimaraes on December 22, 2002 at 10:18:43:

:The border of its shell was completely burned like someone soaked it in acid.Well, thats what happened!!
:Although Im Brazilian Im living in Malaysia and folks here do use chemicals to speed up the production of the clay vases.I still have 2 softies. One has the shell badly burned too but doesnt seem sick.The other one doesnt have any burn.I suppose it climbed to the basking rock to avoid the acid water.

:I didnt know clay vases were treated with acid and Im very sad because my softies suffered the consequences of my ignorance!!

:Flavia

Flavia --

We all learn from our mistakes. You did nothing wrong but now you know and you have shared your information with others.

Regarding the survivors -- best to keep them in a tank or large plastic tub (rubbermaid tub). I would keep the water EXTEMELY CLEAN -- like daily water changes. If they have abosorbed toxins they may not be able to flush them from their body but keep that water REAL fresh.


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