Austin in Arizona U.S.A.

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Postby Scincoides » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:17 am

Indonesian (T. g. gigas):

Care for the classic Indonesian blue tongue is nearly identical to the Merauke in most regards.

96°F in the hot spot, 80°F in the cool end of the enclosure.

Although I have noticed that the classic Indonesian is far more tolerant of low humidity than the Merauke, I maintain an average 60-70% here on Cypress Mulch, without having any of the shedding or eye issues associated with low humidity in Meraukes.

I brumate my Indos at 72°F during the 8 week winter period for them, and they do just fine.

Additional note:
Indonesians also have a reputation for being feisty, which, in my experience at least, is largely inaccurate. I have owned significantly fewer classic Indonesians than most of the other species listed above, maybe a dozen or so over the years, but after a settling in period, most have calmed down well and become pretty easy to work with. I have found that with this species, it is especially important to provide at least a few secure hides scattered through the enclosure where they can hunker down when stressed.
Austin & Danielle
12.28.12 Northerns
4.6.2 Kei Island
12.6.2 Meraukes
3.4.8 Irian Jayas
2.5.3 Easterns
1.2 Halmahera
1.1 Indonesian
2.3 Tanimbar
0.0.1 Blotched
1.0 Egernia Striolata
1.1 Egernia Cunninghami
1.1 Egernia C. Krefti
1.2 Bellatorias frerei
1.1 H. Gerrardii

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