*Wings* Tongue Pics

Everything Blue Tongues! Have a question? Just got a BTS and want to introduce yourself? This is the place!
Forum rules
In this forum all are welcome to ask blue tongue skink-related questions, share information, ideas, tips, experiences, and pictures with fellow BTS enthusiasts.
If you are wondering if your BTS is acting normally or might be sick, this is where you can get help with that.
This is also where you can have some FUN while sharing the enjoyment you get from your blueys!
User avatar
Shellyjean
Bluey Follower
Bluey Follower
Posts: 259
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:02 am
Country:
Location: Southwest VA

*Wings* Tongue Pics

Postby Shellyjean » Sun May 13, 2007 8:15 pm

Nothing but tongue! :D

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

And a very close up shot!
Image
Last edited by Shellyjean on Wed May 23, 2007 5:34 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
kvega92
Bluey Beginner
Bluey Beginner
Posts: 166
Joined: Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:10 am
Country:
Location: Frederick, Maryland

Postby kvega92 » Sun May 13, 2007 8:15 pm

Shellyjean wrote:Nothing but tongue! :D

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

And a very close up shot!
Image
These are excellent. Wings was putting on a show today.
Love till the ends of your fingertips.
User avatar
Omega
Bluey Follower
Bluey Follower
Posts: 435
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:56 pm
Country:
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Postby Omega » Sun May 13, 2007 8:33 pm

i'm super jealous, amazing pics!
-Omega (Kyle v2.0 ;))
• 0.0.1 Indo BTS (born 3-15-07)
• 0.1 Dog (border collie + bernese mnt dog + ?)
• 0.0.20+ Cichlids/plecos
User avatar
alphamale
Bluey Beginner
Bluey Beginner
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:05 am
Country:

Postby alphamale » Sun May 13, 2007 8:49 pm

I can't manage to get descent tonguepics myself. Nice work!
User avatar
kvega92
Bluey Beginner
Bluey Beginner
Posts: 166
Joined: Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:10 am
Country:
Location: Frederick, Maryland

Postby kvega92 » Sun May 13, 2007 8:53 pm

alphamale wrote:I can't manage to get descent tonguepics myself. Nice work!
I can only get good tongue shots at feeding time
Love till the ends of your fingertips.
User avatar
Omega
Bluey Follower
Bluey Follower
Posts: 435
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:56 pm
Country:
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Postby Omega » Sun May 13, 2007 8:56 pm

kvega92 wrote:
alphamale wrote:I can't manage to get descent tonguepics myself. Nice work!
I can only get good tongue shots at feeding time


thats how i got mine today. They lick at a more predictable rate between chowdown sessions, hehe.
-Omega (Kyle v2.0 ;))

• 0.0.1 Indo BTS (born 3-15-07)

• 0.1 Dog (border collie + bernese mnt dog + ?)

• 0.0.20+ Cichlids/plecos
User avatar
Fatal_S
Take Flight
Take Flight
Posts: 8335
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:40 pm
Country:
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Contact:

Postby Fatal_S » Sun May 13, 2007 9:07 pm

Okay, looking at these amazing pictures made me think... Those are little scales on the tongue, aren't they? And because the tongue of a baby skink is much smaller than that of an adult, it must grow, and therfor must shed. Does the tongue shed??! If those are actual scales, it would have to, wouldn't it? I'm confused @.@ Does that mean they'd eat the shed so that's why you'd never see it??? Somebody help?

Shelly, you're beautiful tongue shots have warped my brain. And didn't you tell Wings that sticking his tongue out is naughty? Next time he does it, use my line "Don't stick that tongue out at me unless you plan to use it!" :lol:
Melanie J. Pratt
www.MelsExotics.ca
Currently living at Mel's Exotics:
BTS: Northerns, Caramel Northerns, Meraukes, Irian Jayas, Silver Tanimbars, Yellow Tanimbars
AFTs: Wild-Type, Striped, Amelanistic, Caramel Albino, Patternless, White Out
California Kingsnake
Dumeril Boa
User avatar
Omega
Bluey Follower
Bluey Follower
Posts: 435
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:56 pm
Country:
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Postby Omega » Sun May 13, 2007 9:14 pm

I'm guessing it's just their taste buds or something else and not really scales.. at least scales in the same way.
-Omega (Kyle v2.0 ;))

• 0.0.1 Indo BTS (born 3-15-07)

• 0.1 Dog (border collie + bernese mnt dog + ?)

• 0.0.20+ Cichlids/plecos
User avatar
alphamale
Bluey Beginner
Bluey Beginner
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:05 am
Country:

Postby alphamale » Sun May 13, 2007 9:25 pm

Omega wrote:
kvega92 wrote:
alphamale wrote:I can't manage to get descent tonguepics myself. Nice work!
I can only get good tongue shots at feeding time

thats how i got mine today. They lick at a more predictable rate between chowdown sessions, hehe.


Thanks!
Though it's still tricky to get those pics when it takes more than one second for your camera to shoot the pic after I've pressed the button. Still it's a very good tip!

If you look at your own tongue, it looks like it's scaled as well! I agree with the taste buds.
User avatar
Omega
Bluey Follower
Bluey Follower
Posts: 435
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:56 pm
Country:
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Postby Omega » Sun May 13, 2007 9:35 pm

alphamale wrote:
Omega wrote:
kvega92 wrote:
alphamale wrote:I can't manage to get descent tonguepics myself. Nice work!
I can only get good tongue shots at feeding time

thats how i got mine today. They lick at a more predictable rate between chowdown sessions, hehe.


Thanks!
Though it's still tricky to get those pics when it takes more than one second for your camera to shoot the pic after I've pressed the button. Still it's a very good tip!

If you look at your own tongue, it looks like it's scaled as well! I agree with the taste buds.


See if you can turn the time down, my gf's camera lets you reduce the delay from press to flash.
-Omega (Kyle v2.0 ;))

• 0.0.1 Indo BTS (born 3-15-07)

• 0.1 Dog (border collie + bernese mnt dog + ?)

• 0.0.20+ Cichlids/plecos
User avatar
Fatal_S
Take Flight
Take Flight
Posts: 8335
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:40 pm
Country:
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Contact:

Postby Fatal_S » Sun May 13, 2007 9:59 pm

Hmm. That would make sense. Thing is my tongue looks in no way as awsome as Wings'.
Melanie J. Pratt
www.MelsExotics.ca
Currently living at Mel's Exotics:
BTS: Northerns, Caramel Northerns, Meraukes, Irian Jayas, Silver Tanimbars, Yellow Tanimbars
AFTs: Wild-Type, Striped, Amelanistic, Caramel Albino, Patternless, White Out
California Kingsnake
Dumeril Boa
User avatar
Omega
Bluey Follower
Bluey Follower
Posts: 435
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:56 pm
Country:
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Postby Omega » Sun May 13, 2007 10:23 pm

True... I have a tongue ring, but mine is still the normal human pink color, lol. I'm a blowpop away from any color I want though I suppose.
-Omega (Kyle v2.0 ;))

• 0.0.1 Indo BTS (born 3-15-07)

• 0.1 Dog (border collie + bernese mnt dog + ?)

• 0.0.20+ Cichlids/plecos
User avatar
Dragontears
Thousand Teardrops
Thousand Teardrops
Posts: 1505
Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:06 am
Country:
Location: Oregon
Contact:

Postby Dragontears » Sun May 13, 2007 10:40 pm

fantastic and a great choice for an avatar! :thumbs:
User avatar
mouseinamilkbottle
Bluey Follower
Bluey Follower
Posts: 293
Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:26 am
Country:
Location: Kurri Kurri, NSW, Australia

Postby mouseinamilkbottle » Mon May 14, 2007 1:44 am

Fatal_S wrote:Okay, looking at these amazing pictures made me think... Those are little scales on the tongue, aren't they?


Tastebuds! Poke out your own tongue at a mirror, and you'll see the same texture. Skinks have un-scaled skin in their mouths, just like we do.
Ruth
--------

Mum of
Drazil - 126 grams
and
Tye - 173 grams
(Four-month-old Easterns)
User avatar
Zach
Grand Cicada
Grand Cicada
Posts: 7550
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2004 8:38 pm
Country:
Location: Orygun
Contact:

Postby Zach » Mon May 14, 2007 2:52 am

Amazing!

As said earlier, top avatar. :thumbs:

+ 2.2 Irian Jaya (Slurpy, Nona, Sassy, Cool Moe Dee)
+ 1.1 Eastern (Eugene, Enzo)
+ 1.2 Northern (Niko, Pearl, Peach)
+ 1.0 Tanimbar Island (TQ)
User avatar
DixieDiana
Whistling Dixie
Whistling Dixie
Posts: 168
Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:04 pm
Country:
Location: Central Virginia

Postby DixieDiana » Mon May 14, 2007 4:49 am

Great Tongue Shots!!

You really post awesome pictures!!
:blueyprint: Precious Dixie Diana :blueyprint:
Dec. 23, 1998 - April 26, 2006
If love could have saved you,
you would have lived forever!
User avatar
Leigh
Leigh of the Law
Leigh of the Law
Posts: 6695
Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:23 am
Country:
Location: Bristol, England

Postby Leigh » Mon May 14, 2007 6:47 am

Fatal_S wrote:Hmm. That would make sense. Thing is my tongue looks in no way as awsome as Wings'.


I dont agree there, you're old tongue of caviar avatar :tongue: was very impressive mate, a match for any bluey and maybe a little intimidating :lol:
MMMmmmmm... Something???????
User avatar
Shellyjean
Bluey Follower
Bluey Follower
Posts: 259
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:02 am
Country:
Location: Southwest VA

Postby Shellyjean » Mon May 14, 2007 8:16 pm

Thanks for all the compliments. I thought they turned out amazing. Nothing to with the photographer, it was all because of the model!

Whenever I take mine outside, they're tongues go wild with every new noise or movement. I had to leaves Wings on the deck and picnic table though cause usually he's got his face burrowed down in the grass so deep you can't see his tongue.

Funny how different they are. Freckles bebops along on top, Wings leaves little burrow trails all over the yard UNDER everything. :?
User avatar
Omega
Bluey Follower
Bluey Follower
Posts: 435
Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:56 pm
Country:
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Postby Omega » Mon May 14, 2007 8:28 pm

Outside? yeah right Shelly! I think you're putting peanut butter on the roof of his mouth! =P

I was gonna get more pics tonight, but my guy started shedding!
-Omega (Kyle v2.0 ;))

• 0.0.1 Indo BTS (born 3-15-07)

• 0.1 Dog (border collie + bernese mnt dog + ?)

• 0.0.20+ Cichlids/plecos
User avatar
Leigh
Leigh of the Law
Leigh of the Law
Posts: 6695
Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:23 am
Country:
Location: Bristol, England

Postby Leigh » Tue May 15, 2007 1:19 am

Omega wrote:Outside? yeah right Shelly! I think you're putting peanut butter on the roof of his mouth! =P

I was gonna get more pics tonight, but my guy started shedding!


Take some shed shots, I'm interested as to how others shed
MMMmmmmm... Something???????

Return to “General Discussion and FAQ”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests