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freshly shed shingleback thread

Postby Richard.C » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:48 pm

excuse the enthusiasm,i got 4 new rugosa asperas last march,none had shed up until the very young one today,ive been looking forward to seeing how they look after a shed,especially the adult male i got with this youngster,but also the larger form pair

will post pics as they shed,first one is the lil tyke

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in one pic it looks light one one side,thats sun reflectance,the darker side is the accurate representation of its color
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Re: shingleback shed

Postby Scincoides » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:50 pm

That is so cool. Your a lucky man Richard. Awesome skink
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Re: shingleback shed

Postby donkeybuff » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:51 pm

Nice! He looks a lot like Lea's shingleback named Lava.
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Re: shingleback shed

Postby Jeff » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:45 pm

Look great Richard! I have found that my rugosa, which are kept together in a group, tend to shed at the same time. Usually not all 4, but 2-3 always seem to shed in the same week. Have you seen that with yours?
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Re: shingleback shed

Postby Richard.C » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:59 pm

havnt paid attention to that jeff,but at times some will shed close to cage mates,from memory though mostly scew iffed but once one goes the others can be expected to any time,i dont notice any older ones shedding more over a season
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Re: shingleback shed

Postby Jeff » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:39 pm

I really don't pay much attention either, it's just that I will find 2-3 full sheds in the enclosure within a day or two. No big deal, I just think it's interesting. Kinda like what happens when adult female humans live together. :)
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Re: shingleback shed

Postby donkeybuff » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:21 pm

Jeff wrote:I really don't pay much attention either, it's just that I will find 2-3 full sheds in the enclosure within a day or two. No big deal, I just think it's interesting. Kinda like what happens when adult female humans live together. :)

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Re: shingleback shed

Postby bluetonguerocks » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:07 pm

wow he's shining!
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Postby bluetonguerocks » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:22 pm

and it actually reminds me of salak fruit from Indonesia :wink:

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Re: shingleback shed

Postby Richard.C » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:18 am

Jeff wrote:I really don't pay much attention either, it's just that I will find 2-3 full sheds in the enclosure within a day or two. No big deal, I just think it's interesting. Kinda like what happens when adult female humans live together. :)


in the old cage i used to find multiple sheds,last 12 months in new cages,not so much,mind u i used to have 11 of them in old cage

and young females living together are pretty bad at that to :lol:
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Re: shingleback shed

Postby Lea » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:17 am

donkeybuff wrote:Nice! He looks a lot like Lea's shingleback named Lava.


In the face, he does, although Lava has those gold bands across her back.

Beautiful shingle, absolutely beautiful. I love the boot polish black, especially with the shiny new scales after a shed.
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Re: shingleback shed

Postby Richard.C » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:12 am

the male i got with this little lass has thin yellow stripes across back,ive been looking forward to seeing what hes like after a shed,hes very drab now so maybe about to start to
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Re: shingleback shed

Postby Dakota » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:16 am

I don't keep my skinks together, yet, but Jeff, I have noticed all my skinks shed within the same week for some reason. It is about every 2-3 months.. I find it very odd. Glad to hear someone else has experienced it as well.
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Re: shingleback shed

Postby Fred Gaal » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:20 am

They look great Richard, I allways enjoy it when they fresh shedded the colours are the best.
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Re: shingleback shed

Postby Richard.C » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:18 pm

i forget how nice they look until they shed
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Re: shingleback shed

Postby Richard.C » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:47 pm

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pic of young fresh shed one with its 3 older cage mates,big one being a female,2 adult males

the drab one on left is one im real keen to see after a fresh shed
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Re: shingleback shed

Postby Seadation » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:53 pm

That's a big difference from the freshly shed ones to the other ones. Beautiful!
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Re: shingleback shed

Postby Bowdoin55 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:22 am

Gorgeous, Richard. You have good reason to be enthusiastic about that youngster. Of course, the rest of the group is nothing to sneeze at, either!
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Re: shingleback shed

Postby Richard.C » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:28 am

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been out all day,just got home ,went out to turn lights out and noticed male i had been looking forward to shedding has shed,interestinglu he doesnt appear to have the yellow banding i swore he had when i got him

will take some better pics tomoz when suns out but here he is
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Re: shingleback shed

Postby Richard.C » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:12 pm

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few pics of male freshly shed with a cameo from young female in a couple of pics,hes not as banded as i thought,jis yellow is alot paler than the young female and the other pair by the looks of it,he was cold and you xan see in one pic he wasnt overly impressed with photo shoot,lol
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