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Leiocephalus schreibersi & brumation

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Posted by: BCK at Sun Oct 21 03:45:02 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by BCK ]  
   

Anyone out there have any experience with L. schreibersi & brumation? Seems as though mine "go to bed" in damp sand anywhere from two weeks to a month at a time. The male is young; just took on his adult coloring in July of this year. The female is older. She brumates about two to three days at a time, gets up, may eat a little, & goes back to bed after defecating. The damp sand bed is in a pyrex baking dish...plant at one end, flat rock straddling the other end with a small heat rock on the top. Room temperatures are set at 70 degrees F. at night, graduating to 75 degrees, up to 80 degrees, and back down through 75 to 70 again in the evening. Photoperiod at this time is 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Humidity varies between 45 & 50%. These lizards are weighed on a weekly basis if not in brumation. Every two weeks they are awakened, (brumating or not), and are weighed. They actually have gained up to .10 oz while in brumation. Anyone else out there experience this? Would appreciate any input.


   

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