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Amphisbaeidae, Rhineura floridana (worm lizard)

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Posted by: rick Gordon at Fri Jul 16 12:26:54 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rick Gordon ]  
   

I know this is not a Caecilian, but this probably the best forum for me to ask questions about it. I just got one of these and I was wondering if anyone out there has has experience with them? Also, with ground dwellers in general are there some general husbandry practices that you can share with me? I am keeping him in a ten gallon tank, three inches from the bottom of the tank is an plastic egg crate and screen platform. to allow for drainage and airflow. A pvc pipe and a computer fan supply air flow to this area. On top of the platform is about six inches of PH neutral soil. A heating pad placed at one end toward the top creates a thermal gradient of 68-82. The warmer temperatures are within two inches of the heating pad, most of the tank is 68-70.
The PH of the soil he came in was 7.5, this was also the soil that he was found in. Should I be concerned with maintaining soil PH? How often should I change the soil and are there any additive that can be used to maintain soil quality. accept for moisture levels I am guessing that the husbandry for terrestrial Caecilians will be similiar, so any advice will be appreciated, thanks.


   

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