Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Will a TINY red ear slider be ok with a bigger one in the same tank? + RES turtle info plz?

This lady on craigslist has a 20 gallon tank with 1 RES turtle inside of it.. she says its the palm of her hand.. She says she has no time for it and since I just rescued one the size of a half dollar, i need a larger tank for him.. so I offered to take hers off of her hands.

She says her turtle is very nice and when she got him, he was with a lot of other turtles, so she doesn’t think it will be a problem if I put my tiny on in his tank.. I also have a smaller 10 gallon tank as well that I could put the baby one if they do happen to have an issue living together. The 20 gallon has a basking lamp,ledge for the turtles to get out on,gravel,log,food dish,filter system,and screen top on the tank.

I am just wondering if you think it will be ok.. with both of them in the 20 gallon together for now?.

PLEASE DO NO BASH ME.. I have NEVER owned pet turtles before, this is a first for me.

When I bought my baby RES a few days ago.. I basically rescued him because he came with a TINY plastic tank with a few stones of gravel and a plastic palm tree, also with like 3 drops of water that barely fully submerged him. The guy wanted $ 15 for each one.. which he of course had around 20 of them. The most crazy thing is.. I passed by him when the Atlanta Braves baseball game was letting out and we were walking back to the truck in the parking lot. I guess he sells these turtles after every game! I wish I could have rescued them all!

Anyways.. Any other RES turtle advice would be greatly appreciated as well. I know that turtles grow fast and eventually should be set free in a pond.. Eventually as they grow larger,i just may go ahead and do that! My fiance and I have been wanting to put a small pond in our yard anyways with some goldfish. (the guy that sold me this turtle told me.. “they wont get any bigger than their tank size”).. I find that info to be FALSE.

Answer by Stephanie
Hey there. It depends on the size difference, sliders aren’t usually aggressive with each other but can easily mistake each other’s limbs for food. I’ve seen them try to yank off each others legs or tail thinking it’s a worm.

If you can dedicate a larger tank to the turtles, that would help them alot with the growth and keep them a little more separated. More an adult, the minimum size tank should be 75 gallon although of course larger is better. I have a few friends that keep them outside in ponds too and then bring them in in the winter (although I live in Canada so your situation may be different).

I know you mentioned the heat lamp but are you using a UV lamp as well? Or is it a dual heat/UV mercury vapour bulb? Remember turtles do need UVB for proper calcium/D3 absorbtion or else they can develop metabolic bone disease.

Answer by Slient
protest and duress

Answer by sarahlynn714

Read all of this.

I have one RES the size of my palm, fits well with the other which is a bit bigger than a quarter. They’ll be fine together. You may witness the larger one of the two waving it’s claws at the other here and there, don’t worry. That’s just nature taking it’s course.

They love Gammar (tiny shrimp) and meal worms. ****Must feed in water as red eared sliders do not produce saliva.*** Just drop the shrimp in and watch them enjoy!

I love having my two RES in about 1ft deep of water, then again, I have 75 gal. tank. Make sure that you have a basking platform for it, whether it’s a flat piece of driftwood or what not, they NEED their UVB/UVA lighting. Ceramic base lamps and the bulbs are sold at your local petco/petsmart. If you wish, they have the complete book there for 6 bucks even. The lighting is a MUST, like humans with water , the lighting helps with calcium, their shell, vitamin A….. And so so much more.

They also need to have the water at specific temps. I believe it’s 70-78 F. If your house is aired out alright, a good temp., you’ll be fine. If not, time for a submersible heater. Most have automatic settings (look them up online, much cheaper and work fine.)

For now, with how big you said your RES is, I would get a 55 gal tank AT LEAST. My RES quit growing as fast as she would’ve (as they do grow to their environment) When I couldn’t afford a bigger tank for a little while. So the bigger they get that means its time to upgrade the tank.

As they’re smaller, they’re more on the carnivorous side, once they’re older, they love leafy greens. Get a bigger tank for sure, or, if you have a basement, you can always get a Rubbermaid tub, kiddie pool, etc., then purchase a good filter in according to your gallons. I just went big and purchased my 75 gal. tank ahead of time. (found one for $ 50, a steal!).

Then the obvious, water chemicals, gravel if you wish (don’t NEED, but I rather have) Heating lamp, UV lamp, ceramic bases of course. There are also books at Pet-co/pet smart for about 6 bucks if you would like some small reading. They’re wonderful pets, my little lady sleeps on my neck a lot at night and goes camping with me 😉

Also, baby turtles are usually more capable of carrying salmonella. Not all turtles carry this at all. I know this for sure. I know mine don’t as I have been sidetracked and didn’t wash my hands as much as I should’ve. Have fun!

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Mild Panic Disorder…I Need Help ASAP?

I’m 16 yeard old. I’ve struggled with anxiety for years, but over the past few weeks I’ve been showing symptoms of panic disorder.

It all started when I smoked a great amount of marijuana in mid-August. I would like you to know that it was a HORROR experience and I never plan to try it again. It was only my 3rd time and I had far too much. I had a full-blown panic attack, mainly because I was in a state where I couldn’t control my thoughts. I kept seeing myself jumping from the 2nd story of the apartment I was in, and breaking my neck. Or saying something totally uncalled for and inappropriate. And I knew it was a possibility because I kept thinking “You don’t know reality from dream right now. Whatever you’re thinking may or may not be real”. So any horrible thought that ran through my head could have been real and I wouldn’t have even known it. I was pacing around and my palms were sweating. I kept begging for someone to take me to the mental hospital where I’d be safe. All I wanted was to go to sleep, and I eventually did, but it was difficult. When I woke up I felt better, but the unreality was still vaguely there.

And it has lingered ever since.

I’ve been noticing my palms sweating quite often. I’ve imagined saying or doing something inappropriate, just like before, except I have full control now. But lately I’ve been having dizzy spells and the unreality hits me often. I also get hot flashes. I’m too aware of my surroundings, and I wonder if everything is real. I get numbness all over and I feel disassociated from my body. I have this feeling like I have to hold on or I’ll just fly up into space.

The main places I feel this in are the car (especially in the dark, like on the interstate, with the windows down), the bus when it’s crowded, and one of my classes where I’m in the back corner and the desks are too close together. It hits me the worst on the bus, since it’s crowded and the people are loud. As a result, I have avoided riding the bus for the past two days. Whenever I’m in an open space, like my house, I can deal with it much better.

Whenever I read up on panic disorder, the symptoms are described as “terrifying”. I would say that mine are, at most, disturbing. Therefore, I believe I have a mild version of it.

The worst feelings come and go within a few seconds. I just start breathing deeply, telling myself to “chill out” and reassuring myself that everything is okay, and real. It helps to think of my friends.

I have a hard time talking to people about it, because it seems like when I do, everything becomes unreal again, and I get nervous. I vaguely fear losing control.

I see a psychologist every 2 weeks, but since I can’t talk to him about it, I will probably just type him a paper to read. Also, my mom cannot seem to find a psychiatrist. My dad is studying psychology and he knows a great deal about it. He said that it may be a symptom of my major depression.

Can anyone provide me a possible diagnosis, and let me know what I can do to make these disturbing feelings go away? I would like support. It’s the best anyone can do for me.


Answer by Maria
Of course you tripped out when you smoked up, you were very stoned.

You don’t need to see a psychologist, your were experimenting like most kids do and this is normal. What you need is a little more self esteem to just say no.

Answer by Arggg
You need to see a psychiatrist, not a psychologist. A psychiatrist can prescribe medication. This is way out of your control; you need help, and now!! You may have a panic disorder or even Tourette’s Syndrome. Either way, you’ll need a medical doctor to help you, not talk therapy. I can’t help you make the feelings go away – please call somebody like, right now!

I can’t believe there aren’t any psychiatrists where you live. But if that’s the case, go to another town, I don’t care how far you have to drive. This is major-duty serious stuff you’re dealing with.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Seborrheic dermatitis treatment?

For several years I’ve had flakiness of the face and scalp and greasiness just hours after washing (especially if I straighten my naturally wavy hair). I wash my hair everyday in order to get rid of the flakes and grease, but it’s also a catch-22 because I know that washing so frequently strips away any ‘good’ oils.

Only recently did I visit a doctor and was informed of my seborrheic dermatitis. My doctor told me to try the Neutrogena T/Gel Shampoo because the inflammation of the scalp is what also affects the face (eyebrows, nose creases, cheeks). After the first wash I could see results: no more itchiness of the scalp and no flakes on my head and face! However, after a day or two the scalp starts up again and then my face, luckily the T/Gel is a daily shampoo so it was designed to be used that excessively.

I think the T/Gel is working wonders, but it’s still frustrating that I have to worry about the problem on a daily basis. Is there anything out there that’s a more permanent solution or practice? (Also, what exactly is the cause of seborrheic dermatitis?)

Additional Information:
I’ve read that seborrheic dermatitis is the result of a weak immune system and/or the reaction to allergies; is any of this true? It may be helpful to note that I’m ‘allergic’ to a plethora of things, but only have obvious reactions to a few. Please let me know if any of the following may be contributing to the scalp/face issue: tomatos (migraines, acid reflux), eggs (upset stomach), citric acid (acid reflux), grapes, legumes, maltodextrin, potatoes, coconut, canola/palm oil, grass and wheat pollen. (Also, I can’t have too much milk in anything but I’m not diagnosed lactose intolerant)

Answer by Bailey
The main cause of Seborrheic Dermatitis is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
After using number of prescription drugs I’ve turned to the natural treatments.
Now I use serenaskin eczema herbal remedies , which aim at the root of the disease – the immune system, and are steroid-free.
After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I continue with eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months now.
It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

Answer by curator
It is felt that seborrheic dermatitis is a reaction to a yeast that lives normally in the hair follicles. There is no cure. Management is by way of things like the tar shampoos regularly. The antifungal shampoos like Selsun and Head and Shoulders can be helpful too. Sometimes it helps to switch them off to avoid the yeast getting used to one shampoo. You can also find tars that are not in shampoo form if the shampoo is too drying. There are lotions and foams. The antifungal agents are also found in gels and foams. Some are Rx and some are over the counter. Steroids may be used if the others fail.

Answer by Max P.
Hi, you can try one of the natural remedies available on the Net. Some of them do actually work. For my seb. dermatitis on scalp I use psoriasis herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn’t work for you – it’s free.

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