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Plant based source of Vitamin D3

This is not enough to disregard other sources of D3, but it is an interesting anecdote regarding this all so important vitamin. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6326678 Arch Biochem Biophys. 1984 May 15;231(1):67-71. The isolation and identification of vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 from Medicago sativa (alfalfa plant). Horst…

Secondary compounds in plants

All plants produce some kind ‘secondary’ compound(s). These are chemicals that are always present as well as the same or others that are seasonally present. The purpose is to dissuade consumption by herbivores. It is an evolutionary response, the plant may get stuck in…

Protein, protein, protein, It’s BAD for tortoises, right?

Protein, protein, protein, It’s BAD for tortoises, right? That is so wrong I will not make any further mention of good or bad. All living things need protein to live and grow. Babies (neonate tortoises or the seeds of plants for your young tortoise)…

PIT tags, what value do they really represent?

I was talking with several people recently, infusing the conversation with my own opinion, perhaps too much so. Here I can’t interrupt, or be interrupted. A few years ago  I sold some inter-grade Manouria emys emys with M.e.p. tortoises to a person who ultimately…

Kapidolo Blog

Thanks for your interest! “When we were little,” the Mock Turtle went on at last, more calmly, though still sobbing a little now and then, “we went to school in the sea. The master was an old Turtle – we used to call him…