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Posted by fhayden1 on May 02, 2003 at 10:30:37:
In Reply to: coating... posted by chris_harper2 on May 02, 2003 at 09:24:15:
Thanks again for the information. Regarding the Janseni, he has regualars listed but you have to email him and ask if he has the black janseni. I bet if you put an ad up in the WANTED section on k-snake you get some replies.
I worked with both. I had a pair of normals that were supposed breeders but I didn't have them long enough to prove that out. I did work with the black Janseni as well. My favorite is the black janseni hands down. I think only one person every bred them in captivity. A really good source of info on Janseni is Jim from Hiss N Things. He lives in the keys I believe. I spoke to him once on the phone once.
Here is his site: http://www.hiss-n-things.com/
I checked out his site and he changed things around. He told me he kept his janseni outside. I kept mine in vision cages. The pair of normals I had were 6'. The pair of black Janseni I have were 5' plus and very impressive.
I could give you more info on my experience if you want. You can email me off the forum with question or I could just tell you what I know.
Thanks again for the information.
:I did find those janseni on this site but they were just the "normals". I thought you said there were black specimens available.
:Did you work with both forms? Which did you like better?
:The cage first had three coats of Mahoganey stain applied. I went with that dark of a color because the wood has some minor scratches etc. and because I just used normal putty to fill the screw holes (rather than real-wood plugs). Also, the birch edge banding did not match the veneer on the plywood that well so I felt a darker stain would cover up all those differencces. It did.
:Then I put on several coats of Polycrylic water-based polyurethane. Water-based polyurethane is very easy to work with but not suitable for all species.
:For your Cyclura with their long claws and greater humidity requirements I'd use a clear epoxy. You can go ahead and use that on the Bearded cage as well.
:Keep us posted.