Spencer's monitor outdoors (temps and humidity)

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    Has anyone kept Spencer's out doors all year round in Wollongong or maybe Sydney or Melbourne? I have herd they don't survive for long due to humidity and temps?
     
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    Hello fellow Wollongong member :)
     
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    Hi Foozil! Its Andy mate!
     
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    Oh! Hi Andy :D
     
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    I wish mate....all we can have outdoors here are lacies. Victorian weather unless inland is much too cold for spencers, argus(though illegal anyways), gouldi, etc.
     
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    I kept an adult pair of Spencer's outside in western Victoria in a 5M diameter disused concrete water tank. All I added was 15W heat cord in a winter hide box with 8oomm of sandy substarate. Adults were fine, though western Vic (Horsham/ Northern Grampians) is a dryer, less humid climate than the Melbourne region. Sorry, tried to upload a pic but it's a "bmp" file??
     
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    Thanks imported Varanus, I may have seen your pics on a previous post? I live near water catchment area so humidity is often high and I think about shinglebacks and how they never survive in my area outdoors! Would hate to get some Spencer's and have the humidity kill them, might consider Rosenbergs instead!!
     
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    they're illegal here in victoria..
     
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    2 wollongong members here?
     
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