Adoptions are closed for the 2013 year. They will re-open late spring as the turtles and tortoises awake from hibernation.
Sulcata tortoises remain open for adoption throughout the year but a heated house is required to adopt. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to adopt a sulcata tortoise.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has a great chart designed to help you identify turtles and tortoises. While it doesn't cover every possible species, it is great at helping you identify the most common ones.
Do you know them all? See the chart here:
Over on the Sulcata Station Yahoo Group, Joe offered up this great advice from personal experience on turning your sulcata poop into solid (black gold/castings) and liquid (tortoise tea) fertilizer. With his permission, below is a re-print of the advice he gave on the Sulcata Station Yahoo Group.
We've created a YouTube Playlist of some of the popular How To's. Please feel free to visit and suggest your favorite video! YouTube Vermicomposting Playlist by OC CTTC.
Also if you'd like a great read on the subject Joe recommended, "Worms Eat My Garbage" by Mary Appelhof.
Don't forget you if you purchase items through the CTTC club's Amazon link, the club gets a donation.
(Note: I've edited it a bit for ease of reading.)
What do we do with all those ever accumulating yet wonderfully versatile "sulcata cigars"? I know I'm not the only one who sometimes ponders how its even physically possible for it to appear that 5 lbs of sulcata food
Mark your calendars! We've set the date for our 2nd show at the La Habra Community Center. We'll be celebrating, educating, and have an all around great time August 18, 2013!
Once spring rolls around we'll start looking for volunteers to help prepare for the show, participate and set-up booths.
OC Turtle and Tortoise Show 2013
August 18, 2013
10AM - 3PM
La Habra Community Center
La Habra, CA