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Here we go!

Postby mark_w » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:40 pm

So, I am finally off the mark for 2015. Baby pink tongues!!! Managed to find 13 bubbas tonight but she's not done yet and also there are a million places for them to hide in the large viv. This is my original pair. Bred every year for a good few years now. Record is 21 from this girl. Also got two other girls ready to go...

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Postby Richard.C » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:18 am

Nice job mark

Going to have to try my hand with these guys.i find them interesting and would make for a grwat display enclosure to

Any chance of seeing your caging again,i remember being impressed but im getting old now so cant remember it,lol
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Re: Here we go!

Postby mark_w » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:39 pm

Richard.C wrote:Nice job mark

Going to have to try my hand with these guys.i find them interesting and would make for a grwat display enclosure to

Any chance of seeing your caging again,i remember being impressed but im getting old now so cant remember it,lol


He he. You and me both! Up to 35 baby pink tongues now. Here's a bit of a random selection of old pics. Mind you, with your memory, you won't know the difference :lol:

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Re: Here we go!

Postby alichamp » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:43 pm

Wow they look awesome!
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Postby Richard.C » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:50 pm

Beautiful mark,i half remember these pics now

Loving the baby pack basking pic

Geez these guys are prolific,best not mrntion that part to the misses,haha

My new goal is to set up a couple of exhibits like this,pinkys for sure,maybe some small /medium egernias as well,lol

Be nice watching them in there id imagine

Good job mark
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Postby NickBrahz » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:29 pm

How hard are Pink tongues to take care of compared to Bluies? are they easy to handle and such aswell? because they are beautiful little things
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Postby mark_w » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:44 am

Richard.C wrote:Beautiful mark,i half remember these pics now

Loving the baby pack basking pic

Geez these guys are prolific,best not mrntion that part to the misses,haha

My new goal is to set up a couple of exhibits like this,pinkys for sure,maybe some small /medium egernias as well,lol

Be nice watching them in there id imagine

Good job mark


Yes a really nice pink tongue enclosure could make a great exhibit. For me the trick is getting the sides and back of the enclosure covered with cork bark or similar. I also keep a colony of tree skink Egernia striolata in a fairly naturalistic enclosure. That works very well and is pretty low maintenance. Which species did you have in mind?

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Postby mark_w » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:50 am

NickBrahz wrote:How hard are Pink tongues to take care of compared to Bluies? are they easy to handle and such aswell? because they are beautiful little things


Pink tongues are fine with handling once they've got some size on them. They are quite delicate as babies. Well not delicate but very small and you have to know what you are doing. Once they get up to maybe 6 or 7 inches total length they are pretty robust. But, they are harder to feed in that they are specialist slug and snail eaters. You can get them to take other foods like dog food but mine just do better on snails. I am able to source frozen apple snails in a Chinese supermarket which makes life easier...

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