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  1. Thread: Tegu brumation

    by tyterh
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    Tegu brumation

    Hello,
    My 8 month old tegu, who I got right before this winter, is more or less brumating even though the tank temps are up as is the humidity. Do they have a way of knowing the season besides the...
  2. You could use concrete and mix it with black sand...

    You could use concrete and mix it with black sand or concrete dye.
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    Hail the dirt king LokiYako

    Loki is 2 feet long now. Came out from under his rock yesterday wearing a "crown"
    http://i58.tinypic.com/nywff7.jpg
  4. Thread: LokiYako

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    LokiYako

    Hey guys,
    Ive been posting videos of LokiYako on youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOBySltadPM2PRhYuRdOrYw

    He's been a blast so far, figured I would share!
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    Yeah, it's so fast in real time that I never have...

    Yeah, it's so fast in real time that I never have noticed it. Eating chicken livers :D
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    http://i62.tinypic.com/34so77d.jpg

    http://i62.tinypic.com/34so77d.jpg
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    Nicitating membrane

    Pulled this frame from a video I took of LokiYako. Horizontal eyelid/ nicitating membrane.
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    Hey, Its only happened a few times and the liquid...

    Hey, Its only happened a few times and the liquid disappears within a few hours. Im going off what tupinambis was thinking and its probably just the structure of Loki's eustachian tubes allowing...
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    Food under ear scale?

    Hey guys,
    My tegu sometimes gets food inside his ear drum? Whenever he eats something like chicken livers that are juicy, sometimes the juice can be seen sloshing around inside his eardrum. Im not...
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    Guess I haven't updated this in a while. ...

    Guess I haven't updated this in a while.

    Heres a pic of the finished vivarium
    http://i60.tinypic.com/50r87l.jpg

    The girlfriend for scale :P
    http://i57.tinypic.com/2irnfc6.jpg

    Dude loves...
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    I came back home the day after and he had...

    I came back home the day after and he had returned to normal. I think its just his full tummy I am feeling. I fed him again and sure enough he got that bloated look again. He's certainly growing...
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    Tegu Impaction or?

    Yesterday was the first time Ive seen loki actually poop. Usually I have seen white/yellow and liquid (urates?) His cage is quite big and he has many places to hide, so its possible I may never see...
  13. Thread: Tegu tail notch

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    I had wondered something similar around those...

    I had wondered something similar around those lines. Today the "defect" is completely gone. He must be growing fast!! :D
  14. Thread: Tegu tail notch

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    Tegu tail notch

    Hey guys,
    LokiYako is about 1.5 months. I have noticed a small " notch" on his tail. Enclose stats are spot on as is diet. Hasn't fallen or been tugged on as far as I know. Only animal in the cage....
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    Finally here! Named him LokiYako. Norse God of...

    Finally here! Named him LokiYako. Norse God of mischief+ Argentine tribe word for "leather handbag"
    Mischievous leather handbag lol
    Eating his eggs, grapes and turkey already :D...
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    Walls are finally up. Plumbing almost finished....

    Walls are finally up. Plumbing almost finished. Drain through the false bottom into a pan world 150 and is pumped through an ocean clear 375 UV filter then pumped up braided vinyl tubing into the...
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    @eric zukowski. Thanks! Ive never been to the...

    @eric zukowski. Thanks! Ive never been to the national zoo, but I'm sure its awesome!
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    Epoxied the waterfall and placed it. iPhone for...

    Epoxied the waterfall and placed it. iPhone for scale. once moss grows it should look pretty natural.
    http://i57.tinypic.com/2mo2kbs.jpg
    http://i61.tinypic.com/11tpjs3.jpg...
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    Hooked up the waterfall to a garden hose. I was...

    Hooked up the waterfall to a garden hose. I was worried that the water would simply cling to the lips and run along the rocks, but It actually jutted a few inches off each ledge and looks decent....
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    Forgot the pic http://i59.tinypic.com/2u91ykh.jpgw

    Forgot the pic http://i59.tinypic.com/2u91ykh.jpgw
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    Update: covered the waterfall with concrete. Has...

    Update: covered the waterfall with concrete. Has 1" PVC built in. Pool pump would work fine for keeping the water moving, but the cost of operation is too high. I plan on using a smaller external...
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    Long distance heat throw

    Hello,
    I am currently trying to figure out what my best bulb option is for hitting 100-110 degree basking temperature from 3 feet away. I believe halogens are the hottest per watt. Are there any...
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    Thanks!!!^ I have added a few more rocks to the...

    Thanks!!!^ I have added a few more rocks to the waterfall and checked for placement. I need 5-6 more rocks then coat in ultralight concrete. I plan on blending portland, EPS beads and Acrylic...
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    Here is what I am envisioning for the rocks. I...

    Here is what I am envisioning for the rocks. I plan on surrounding the whole structure with them. I also drilled the water jet bar. This pvc pipe will be under the false bottom against the right wall...
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    Started on the waterfall. Rudimentary structure...

    Started on the waterfall. Rudimentary structure laid out. Will be sanding/carving, filling cracks with greatstuff, gluing a few of my foam rocks on then covering in a coat of concrete then a satin...
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