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Help specify my blue tongue skink

Postby pongpaeng » Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:21 am

Hello! I’m Ted, I’m new to this forums and nice to meet you all.

I’ve had my blue tongue for almost 2 months, I’ve been searching my pet information for quite a period, however, I’m still not sure what sub species it is. Is my blue tongue Halmahera?? :helpme:
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Re: Help specify my blue tongue skink

Postby mb606587 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:03 pm

Halmahera
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Re: Help specify my blue tongue skink

Postby pongpaeng » Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:41 pm

mb606587 wrote:Halmahera


Thank you very much for your help replying, because it's back doesn't show the red color so I'm not so sure
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Re: Help specify my blue tongue skink

Postby irthumper » Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:58 pm

Most of the Halms I've seen are a lot darker/redder. Do you have pics of the back of his neck and under belly?
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Re: Help specify my blue tongue skink

Postby pongpaeng » Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:29 am

irthumper wrote:Most of the Halms I've seen are a lot darker/redder. Do you have pics of the back of his neck and under belly?


I have some more photos but I’ve never shot the belly. I’ll take a shot next time if necessary. I heard Halmahera needs high humidity but mine doesn’t like when I spray my enclosure, it always stay in dry area lol
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Re: Help specify my blue tongue skink

Postby pongpaeng » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:58 pm

I tried my best coz it keeps hissing at me like forever. Photo of my bluey’s belly
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Re: Help specify my blue tongue skink

Postby Janella » Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:16 pm

That's a Halmahera. You will need to have HIGH humidity for them to do well. If it doesn't like the spraying, you can research other ways on our site to rise humidity.
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Re: Help specify my blue tongue skink

Postby pongpaeng » Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:13 pm

Janella wrote:That's a Halmahera. You will need to have HIGH humidity for them to do well. If it doesn't like the spraying, you can research other ways on our site to rise humidity.


Thank you for your help pointing out the species. My Halmahera is so fine & healthy as it is in the enclusure, I think I don't give it that much humidity but it looks ok, no sign of problem at all so I don't have to worry much thing handling it. However, just in case, I add the moss in the enclusure to increase the humidity. Just that it doesn’t move much and sleep then eat a lot, seems lazy lol is that a bad sign? :?

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