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Thanks GP but short of googling every single one I don't really have enough skink knowledge to know which would suit my purposes, I probably don't want to go any larger than about 3-4 inches maximum(smaller is fine though) and I want something that would live happily in a colony of 5 to 10 individuals in a well furnished six foot tank.
Thanks mathew but they are probably just a bit big for what I'm wanting this time around.Get your slimey webbed phalanges off my boots!
- 07-Nov-11, 04:59 PM #17
Ok my recommendations pending you can find some.
Acritoscincus platynota Red-Throated Cool-Skink 2464 R1,R2,R3,R4,R5 Skink
Ctenotus taeniolatus Copper-Tailed Ctenotus 2386 R1,R2,R3,R4,R5 Skink
Eulamprus tenuis Bar-Sided Forest-Skink 2559 R1,R2,R3,R4,R5 Skink
Morethia boulengeri (was menat to be on original list looks like copy paste failed._
Lampropholis delicata Dark-Flecked Garden Sunskink 2450 R1,R2,R3,R4,R5 Skink
Lampropholis guichenoti Pale-Flecked Garden Sunskink 2451 R1,R2,R3,R4,R5 SkinkKeeper, breeder and photographer of geckos.
Thanks heaps, I'll do some googling on those species and start hunting once my blueys are moved out and the tank can be refittedGet your slimey webbed phalanges off my boots!
- 07-Nov-11, 05:09 PM #19
By the way the latter three I know are okay in small colonies, the former three I'm not sure. I think the Ctenotus and Eulamprus should be ok with plenty of hides, the Eulamprus really like climbing and pieces of wood with cracks. The Acritoscincus may be more solitary. Generally the bigger skinks do better with colonies than smaller. Let me know if you find any of these guys I'd be interested in keeping some too. Best of luck.Keeper, breeder and photographer of geckos.
Thanks for your help GP,I'll PM you if I have any luck, seems like an easier way to have an intelligent conversation.
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- 07-Nov-11, 05:32 PM #21
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You see most of the skinks listed by GP on RDU from time to time. Except for delicata and guichenoti, of course
White's skinks seem to pop up often enough, they are a very cool little skink in a colony.
Thanks I'll look into those tooGet your slimey webbed phalanges off my boots!
- 07-Nov-11, 06:41 PM #24
I'd go for a colony of Desert Skinks (Egernia Inornarta), They are full of character and you can throw live crickets into their enclosure and watch them fly from the burrows and take the crix. They are an often overlooked little skink that can bring hours of enjoyment. Good to see someone taking interest in the smaller herps for a change.I should have known it wasn't going to work between my ex-wife and I,
Cos I'm a Taurus and she's not.
If you decide to choose Morethia boulengeri or Morethia obscura, please PM me.
Is that because you keep them or because you want to keep them rocket?Get your slimey webbed phalanges off my boots!
Thanks, might have to do some investigating as to whether those might suit my wants.
Can you give me a range of price to expect for the smaller species of skinks? Pretty much common knowledge how much a blue tongue or a cunninghams is worth but I reall have no idea what I should be expecting with these sorts of species. Pm me if you prefer
Pity we weren't having this convo a few weeks ago, my husband is in Adelaide all this weekGet your slimey webbed phalanges off my boots!
I visited the shed this avo to give some foodtreats to old girl who lives there and think I now know where the baby EWS has been evicted to by Scrapper , it's in the shed, both a baby (or a very young EWS) and the old girl EWS both came straight out to greet me when I pulled the roller door up and went inside with a tub with some dead and live mealworms in it. The old skink sent the baby skink packing and monopolised me and the worms. I also think she is very heavily pregnant - she's one fat EWS.
I think the mother will tolerate her babies for a while.
I'm not sure how a bunch of mixed sex and mixed age EWS will get on together in a restricted area. There might be a lot of fighting and injuries.
EWS are great lizards though, full of character and really cleavour too and the one's here have become very interactive (with me).
Maybe someone who has a captive colony of EWS can chime in on their suitability for your enclosure as a colony.
I also think they like a lot space and plenty of interesting things to investigate.
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