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RE: Rhino basking spot

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Posted by: Jeff Lemm at Mon Mar 26 22:19:08 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Jeff Lemm ]  
   

All correct Joel. I was reading all this temp stuff and had to laugh. It is so damn hot in the islands its not even funny. I have recorded ground temps well over 200 degrees at mid day. Take a look at the pic of the carinata being temp-gunned in my Cyclura book - I wanna say its 114, but don't remember for sure. I bask baby Cyclura as high as 120 on the basking surface and up to 160 on the surface for adults. The big thing to know here is that surface or skin temp is not the same as ambient temp. There is a paper (T. Grant) that compares cloacal temp to surface skin temp in juvenile Cuban iguanas.


   

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