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Posted by Esther on May 26, 2002 at 12:43:27:
In Reply to: Re: cage temp. for desert lacerta lizards posted by Ray on May 23, 2002 at 05:47:41:
Does it look like this?
Then it's an Eremias, probablyl E. suphani. They like to burrow very much, so I keep them on ESU Jungle Mix lizard litter, with a Reptisun 5.0 uvb bulb, a 40-60W incandescent bulb in a dome at one end of the tank, and a couple of 15W bulbs in a fish tank fixture to provide fill-in lighting. The temperature is about 85 degrees, and under the dome fixture, it's more like 95-100. The lizards bask when they want to, and have hollow logs and silk vines to retreat into when they want to be cooler or hide. I mist the vines once or twice a day, and they have a parakeet watering tube in one corner. They have learned to drink from the narrow plastic trough of it, which avoids dirt, excrement, and crickets fouling their water. I keep a tiny piece of plastic needlepoint canvas in the bottom of the test tube which makes up the waterer, and this keeps crickets from floating up into the water.