Mertons

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  1. raptor

    raptor Well-Known Member

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    New additions 14month old pair.
     
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    Awesome additions!

    How big is the set up?
     
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    Nice, did you get those guys from the herptrader?
     
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    Awesome additions :)

    I am too interested in the size of the setup, could you maybe post a few more pics of the enclosure :)
     
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    Looks awesome!
    Congrats on the new additions.
     
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    Re: RE: Mertons

    James Haberfeild in Victoria bred them.

    At the moment because they are quiet small they are in a 1250x600x600 fully encasedglass enclosure, mesh top,150watt Halogen heat lamp and Nec10 blacklight fluro,with a hailea filter. because of the ambient room tempreture no water heat is required as yet.
    This will change as they grow and their enclosure grows with them.
     
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    RE: Re: RE: Mertons

    What are you planning on housing them in when they hit adulthood?
    I'm looking at some other Monitors and am wondering about enclosure size.
     
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    RE: Re: RE: Mertons

    nice work mertens are the best monitors...
     
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    RE: Re: RE: Mertons

    When they are adults they will go into an avairy type setup with a pond heated hide etc but that is a long way off.
     
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    I agree they are great keep most of the others but these guys are just special.

    Next on list are Mangrove Monitors
     
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    yeah gotta love mertens. jason from reptilecity keeps mangroves and god they are awesome.
     
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    they are obviously ok to handle? do they puff up and tail whip you at all?
     
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    yeah miine are very good to handle but i would put ya hands near them when feeding, they smash the food...heres a pic of my boy
     
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    RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Mertons

    Love Mertens, they have so much character.. Bet they make a mess of that tank!!
     
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    RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Mertons

    One day I will get a pair....LOL. Love mertens, just don't have anywhere big enough for them at the moment. Indicus is right there beside them on the list, awesome monitors too.
     
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