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Salvadorii nesting

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Posted by: Gatorhunter at Sun Feb 12 08:25:32 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Gatorhunter ]  
   

This is bad timing for this question I suspect but I need to ask now instead of later. I have been using whole cage nesting for ackies and left the option open for my salvadorii. My problem arose the other day while I was cleaning endless amounts of dirt from the cage. I found old eggs! I knew she was female, cycling, and has laid eggs previously. I didn't have a clue where she laid, reobsorbed etc. I still have another 7 wheel barrow loads to remove in which I think there may be a few more eggs. She has completely ignored nest box attempts (elevated and on floor)a trash can setup. She will dig 30in into soil for test digs.

Background info out of the way-
Does anyone know what varanus salvadorii normally nest in? Are they tree nesters, deep nesters, etc? She appears to like the sandy peat moss soil I use but Im still open to options for the rebuild. Just trying to make it easier to find eggs in a 10x13 enclosure.

Not looking for nest box vs enclosure nesting arguments as I plan to meet in the middle lol. I'm going to use 2 sections of dirt mix 4'x 2'x 30" (LxWxH) dimensions. This will help limit my digging to two areas but means I better be spot on.
Dustin


   

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