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Posted by: roger van couwen at Fri Nov 17 14:15:12 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by roger van couwen ]  
   

I just got out of th hospital, and I'm ok, not that any of you knew that. The thing is, while the lizards were farmed out, after I got home I cleaned their large glass tank, and put five gallons of soil in there. I just 20 minutes ago put them back in there, and they are having great fun digging and exploring their underground hideout.

These are Jeweled Lacertas, and I've fed them zoophs in the past, along with crickets. They can eat a 3/4 inch cricket. But I can't feed zoophs anmore because they'll go to the botton of the soil and hide out until the morph. I don't know why, but none of my reptiles wants to even try the beetle form of zooph.

So for now on it's crickets, probably dusted. But I'm afraid to leave crickets with them overnight, in case they may want to eat toes. Do I need to worry about that? If so, I doubt I'll ever get every last one, even with that mouth-suction tool, because they are the same color as the soil. What should I do? Feed them in a separate container? They *hate* to be picked up, so I'm not convinced they will eat enough if I put them into a container with crickets? I could use a small fish tank if that's what I have to do. I may be able to start a colony of that certain type of roach, whose juvvies I could put in a bowl in the cage. I'm lucky to live close to someone who has several dozen adults, so I could get a few and start a colony. But that's long-term. Hmmm....I suppose I could use a bowl for the zoophs?

One is trying to dig a tunnel. Should I have 6 inches of dirt in there?

I'm very open to any suggestions and/or rebuttals.

Roger


   

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