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RE: Hi guys!

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Posted by: jobi at Sat Mar 24 01:43:43 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by jobi ]  
   

These photos seem to show animals of same sex, look at eye color and see if all are the same? Males have darker eyes at any age.

You need to get them feeding ASAP!

I would set them up individually in bare naked cages (Rubbermaid tubs) an inch of sphagnum and the largest water bowl possible with a single diagonal branch, use a 60w red bulb with reflector, set this bulb on a dimmer switch, this will allow you to raise heat until your lizards start feeding, from there on you will know what husbandry works for them, this gained knowledge will help you set your definite tank.
Try worms, mealworms, feeder fish, roaches, crickets, katydids, grass hoppers, frogs.
These are all foods my gonos eat, I havenít see any gono refuse mealworms in a bowl, particle as you can count them easy.

The above is exactly how I got mine started, once they started feeding well and regularly the rest is easy.

Theirs a general idea most keepers have embraced, they build a habitat in hope the lizards will perform in that habitat, in reality we should focus on the lizards performance and then build the habitat around it. its far easier to control habitat when you add then when you subtract.

When you start with a basic set up, you have control over temps and hydration, this allows feeding, once feeding is regular and your lizards are performing adding to your set up will be easy, if you add anything that leads to poor feeding you can back track and try different. Eventually you get there husbandry fine tuned (mastered) and build that amazing display you dream about.
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