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RE: Blue Tree Monitor Incubation

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Posted by: Chad_ProExotics at Mon Jan 16 18:50:56 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Chad_ProExotics ]  
   

While we are not working with Blue Trees or Yellow Trees for that matter, we are working with Green Trees and starting to have some success with them.
We have hatched eggs from three different clutches and have another clutch cooking. At this time we also have a few gravid girls. In fact two girls went down to lay this weekend. One of the girls who went down is the "yellow" Green Tree type. I hope I get good eggs from her. She is awesome!
Ok, what are we doing? I started with babies or as near babies as I could. Wild caught adult suck. Next we raised them in groups, sometimes moving them around. Each group is in a cage 4ft long, 4ft high and 2ft wide. We do use a very large nest box that is a coco and sand mix. They are fed crickets and mice. Each cage is sprayed most days. Room temps are about 82 in the day and the temps drop about 5 to 7 degrees at night. Each cage has 3 or 4 45 watt halogen bulbs. The cage cork and branches are set up so there are plenty of places to hide, bask, be wet, be dry, etc. The hottest spot in each cage is about 150. I'm surprised how often I see them using those temps.
Breeding follows a clear pattern. The females gain weight, she digs a burrow. They cop, and about 3 to 4 weeks later she goes down to nest. It seems she wants to know she will have a place to lay before she wants to cop. Smart lizards!


   

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