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Found 2 DHL's near my home

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Posted by: quentek25 at Mon Aug 11 01:02:03 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by quentek25 ]  
   

I've been into reptiles (mostly snakes) my whole life and recently moved to southern utah. While on a hike yesterday I caught 2 small DHL's. I have no previous experience with them, but would like to keep them. I have heard that they are possibly tough to keep when they are young. The larger of the two is about 2 inches long and the other 1.5"

There are a LOT of empty house lots next to mine so we have harvester ants all over. I introduced some today and the larger of the two ate immediately. The smaller is burrowed somewhere so he/she has yet to see the ants.

Any general advice from experienced keepers, things you wish you had known?

I have them in a 10 gallon terrarium...is it ok to have them housed together? I know this will not be big enough as they get bigger, but figured with their small size it would do for now.

About how many ants would you expect little guys like this to eat daily?

Update...I went in to take some pics and the smaller lizard had emerged and all the ants were gone. I'm off to grab some more ants to see if they'll take some more.

Let me know if these aren't DHL's








   

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