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  1. richardsc

    richardsc Very Well-Known Member

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    plenty of people breed them,theres a couple of juvies on herp trader at the moment,but around christmas time there will be lots
     
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    Thanks gecko & richard ill keep an eye out.
     
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    grimbeny Very Well-Known Member

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    i got 3 hatchies from Southern X last season. I looooove them so interesting.
     
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    Magpie Almost Legendary

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    Mine have been digging heaps last 2 days.
     
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    Driake Well-Known Member

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    Have any pics grimbeny?

    Have they laid before magpie?
     
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    Yeah, got 4 eggs from one of the girls last year.
     
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    herptrader <span style="font-weight:bold;color:#B200FF;">Herp

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    I got my copy of this new Monitor book in the mail today. At this stage I have just thumbed through it. I have purchased all of the monitor books I have been able to get my hands on in recent times - except Bennett which went out of print while I ummed and arred. At this stage, from a keeping perspective, this looks like it will be one of the more useful ones. It has some great photos in it and the print quality is brilliant.

    Ackie add 729-503 on the Herp Trader is mine if anybody in Melbourne wants a handling ackie with great personality.

    Here is the spiel from the Herp Shop web site http://herpshop.com.au


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    [SIZE=+2]*** New Book ***[/SIZE]
    Monitor Lizards Natural History, Captive Care and Breeding
    by Bernd Eidenmuller
    [SIZE=+2]*** New Book ***[/SIZE]
    [​IMG] 176 pages, hard back, 2007 - limited number of [SIZE=+1]signed copies[/SIZE] available Well known varanid authority, Bernd Eidenmuller spent seven years compiling this interesting work. He goes into detail on all the world's species with natural history and captive care information. Contains many colour photgraphs and distribution maps. An essential publication for monitor enthusiasts. $65.00 per copy
     
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    herptrader <span style="font-weight:bold;color:#B200FF;">Herp

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    I meant to add on the book front that the monitor books generally cover the Varanus species from around the world so about half the species descriptions are not as much interest to me.
     
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    Driake Well-Known Member

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    Thanks herptrader sounds like a good book to have.
     
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    Reptile City <span style="font-weight:bold;color:#B200FF;">Rept

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    Hi Brett
    Ackies are heaps common & like Richard said christmas time will be heaps around.
    We have 48 eggs of SandFire Ackies in the incubator.
    First clutch to hatch 12 /12 /07.
    We should breed around 180 WA Ackies this year.:shock:
    There is some differant locality to consider when buying Ackies.
    The common forms are, Alice springs, mt Isa QLD & WA Sandfire desert.
    Here is a pic of a WA SandFire Ackie.
     

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    Driake Well-Known Member

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    WOW, thats a fair few ackies :D

    Thanks for the information, How much do you sell your sandfires for?
    Do you breed any other localities?
    Thanks Brett.
     
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    beautiful ackies jason,180 of them,ive got 2 eggs incubating,darned male thought he would eat a few,second clutch due very soon
     
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    Damn, thats no good how many did he end up eating richard?
     
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    beautiful ackies jason,180 of them,ive got 2 eggs incubating,darned male thought he would eat a few,second clutch due very soon
     
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    oops the old double post,not sure exactly how many he ate,he did it last season as well to both clutches,id say at least 7 eggs though,there were deflated eggs in his turds a couple of days later,i got 3 eggs but one went bad,found it outside the nest box 2 days after i got the other 2 eggs,the male will be seperated for now on when laying is imminant
     
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    michael-1924 Suspended Banned

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    Your WA Sandfire Ackies are stunning Jason, good luck in hatching all your eggs in the incubator.
     
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    Thats pritty unfortunate richard, seperating the male definately sounds like a plan lol.
     
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    The ackie which i think is a female digs almost every day now and is looking pretty fat although she has all ways been on the tuby side. Their only 1 year old but i have heard they are big enough to lay and they have been mating alot. So ive got my fingers crossed that she lays and i get the eggs b4 the male does. lol. I have a few pics but i have posted them all before. Unfortunatly the lights hide alot of there red colour which i think is quite stunning.
     

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    Reptile City <span style="font-weight:bold;color:#B200FF;">Rept

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    We only keep WA Ackies now.
    I have other monitor projects that precede over other more common forms of monitors.(Varanus glauerti)

    They sell for $195 each in the shop.
    We will have another special advertised in the Reptiles Aust mag for $180 each after christmas.

    Jason
     
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    Hey Mate,

    Can i just ask what are you using for the levels in your stack?? Are they upside down tiles. If so what size tiles are they?? Do they use other levels of the stack apart from the top??

    Cheers,
    Josh
     
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