Monitor pictures-Thread

Discussion in 'Australian Lizards and Monitors' started by Callopistes, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Varanidae

    Varanidae Active Member

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    My Ackies, the last photo was taken by Gunther Schmida
     
  2. PhilK

    PhilK Very Well-Known Member

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    Kristy can't you use the "woman is always right" law to your favour somehow?
     
  3. Kristy_07

    Kristy_07 Very Well-Known Member

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    Not if I'm standing in the same house as the 4 coastals, 2 mds, 2 olives, and 8 gex I've bought this year :shock: :lol:

    The key is patience, Phil. One day, he is BOUND to be caught out checking out a pair of boobs that are not attached to me, at which point, I will be able to exhort a pair of ackies from the following argument ;)
     
  4. slacker

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    Got this little probable female for an early christmas present on the weekend. I'd pretty much given up trying to find a female to pair up with my male, but with luck this 'probable female' will turn out to be a 'definite female.'

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    Kristy_07 Very Well-Known Member

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    "she" looks tiny??
     
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    Mr.James Very Well-Known Member

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    Very nice Slacker, even though I don't keep any they are one of my favorite monitors. Fingers crossed it is a female. Do you house them all together?
     
  7. slacker

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    Yeah, she's three weeks old. Somewhere between 10cm and 15cm total length.

    Cheers mate. They're great little critters! :)

    I've only got the two now, and the boy is about 18 months old, so he'd probably eat her if I tried housing them together now. In my (admittedly limited) experience with lizards, I find that they generally do better when housed individually, but gilleni are supposed to be an exception, so I'm hoping to house them together when she's bigger, but we'll see.
     
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    Here's a couple of pics of my beautiful sandy Kowari, just since I haven't posted any of her for a while :D

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  9. Australis

    Australis Almost Legendary

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    Rusty
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    Cant be bothered re-sizing.
     
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    Snakeluvver2 Suspended Banned

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    That second photo is tops!!!!
    Dont mind if I copy that do you?
     
  11. Australis

    Australis Almost Legendary

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    I don't mind, thanks for asking.
     
  12. Aslan

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    Slacker - How was your three week old Gilleni sex predicted? I have been keeping small Monitors for some time and am not convinced a 'probable' sexing is possible at such a young age...

    50/50 is the best odds I would give at that age ;)


     
  13. serpenttongue

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    Young lacies that I bred this year.
     

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  14. Very nice Serp, thanks for sharing.

    Any guess on the sexes?

    Looks like you'll have to find new homes for your Diamonds :D!
     
  15. slacker

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    Hemipenal transillumination. Danny seems to be of the belief that this is pretty accurate with gilleni as day olds (not that Danny performed it on this particular animal). I've got my hopes up, but we'll have to wait it out. I know the technique isn't perfect, especially on such a small animal.
     
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    serpenttongue Very Well-Known Member

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    Not that I am adept at sexing juveniles, but I have noticed a difference in their head shape and tail base thickness. I have a feeling they are a pair.

    The diamonds are going anyway. I only have 3 left, which I don't want.
     
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    As they get older let us know how accurate it was, would be interesting (and helpful). Good luck, fingers crossed.

     
  18. slacker

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    Will do. Thanks :)
     
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    haveing done danny's transillumination on my sandies when they were only 2 weeks old \
    we came up with 1 male 3 females.

    nearing 18months later i am now sure i have 1 male and 2 females, and 1 i'm not sure of.
    if you are on my facebook you can go to the sandie pics and see the illumination pics for yourself
     
  20. lizardman59

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    do you guys know how big the cage for 1 ackie would be or do you usually have to keep them in pairs or groups
     

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