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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby mark_w » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:06 am

Really nice skinks there Rorybreaker. I'm finding this to be a brilliant thread!
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby RoryBreaker » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:14 am

RoryBreaker wrote:A gravid female New England tableland form. The pictures don't show how close she is to popping out the young'uns though.

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That girl has finally given birth over the last few days. Without pulling the cage apart, I still managed to see five newborns. Here's one that I was able to grab.
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One of the other adults from the breeding trio which made these babies.
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Richard.C » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:59 am

Very nice,ahh the fun of securing the babies
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Jeff » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:56 am

Those are all just beautiful Rory. I really wish we had some like that over here.
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby mark_w » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:41 am

They really are amazing. If the photos don't do them justice, then I'll have to get down under to see them in the flesh for myself one day!!!

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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby RoryBreaker » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:45 am

My first try on the video camera and editing.

New England Tableland form in the vid. They were suspicious of the camera at first and I think a couple of them had a chew at it.
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I cut out most of the basking and sitting still action.

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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby RoryBreaker » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:15 pm

I had over an hour and a half of footage, so here's a bit more of the same group.

http://youtu.be/2HJMi9jiy4Q
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Richard.C » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:11 pm

Nice vids,its cool seeing them hang around the adults
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Jeff » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:20 pm

Very cool videos! It’s great to see how they behave when no one is around.
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby RoryBreaker » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:35 pm

Jeff wrote:Very cool videos! It’s great to see how they behave when no one is around.


I didn't even know there were six babies in there.

It's just a cheapie sports camera I bought for fishing and I thought I would give it a whirl on a few skinks first.
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Richard.C » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:39 pm

Works good,haha,extra baby,they hide good the little buggers
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby RoryBreaker » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:34 am

Sydney sandstone form, an hour or so cut down to 4 minutes.

http://youtu.be/WJVahRY4SNc
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Richard.C » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:44 am

Nice vid again,dig the cage to,be interesting to film them in spring when there getting jiggy with it
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby RoryBreaker » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:38 pm

Another Sydney red.

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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Richard.C » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:21 am

Writes down sydney red on the to get list

They are a really nice form
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby acanthurus » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:15 am

Rory that is one stunning looking cunningham...
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby mark_w » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:02 pm

I can only agree with the others. Very lovely.

Looked in on one of my groups of southern cunningham's (SA/VIC form) and saw my big female is looking pretty chewed up on both shoulders so that is a good sign! Just need to see some sign of activity with my NSW sandstones. I have noticed that the presumed male has really coloured up so that is promising?

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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby RoryBreaker » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:57 am

I haven't noticed any difference in the males prior to mating colour wise, except for the normal slough cycle.

My female Sydney sandstone has the shoulder scars 24/7, they never really heal between seasons. It makes it easier to tell her from the cage mates.
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Richard.C » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:30 am

Ive nrver seen any scuffing on mine when they mate,theu have access to 2 adjoined 4x3 metre outdoor enclosures though,have caight them mating or attempting to on a couple of occaisions though,agile buggers

So dont give up if u dont see scuffing mark,or mating,timid buggers often wait till they dont think uour about to start fooling around
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby RoryBreaker » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:20 pm

Some old pics of Cunninghams from Girraween National Park. They are some of the prettiest Cunninghams within their distribution. Pictures are from 20+ years ago from the age of film.

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Funny things is, the national park on the other side of the highway, Sundown NP which is only 50kms away from Girraween, the Cunninghams there are almost black.

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