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Posted by Les4toads on September 23, 2002 at 19:02:09:
In Reply to: Re: Desert Horned Lizard Set-up posted by Mark Berger on September 23, 2002 at 13:44:52:
::I am in the process of seting up for 2 captive bred Desert HLs! So far, we have any comming, have placed 3 or 4 inches of sifted, washed sand, added a pile of rocks under the basking spot as well as branches that go to withing an inch of the backing lamps. I have Reptisun 5.0 and 2 other heat sources on one end of the tank to give them a HOT basking spot, with many levels. We have a very shallow water dish (even though I have been told it isn't needed, but here it will help with humidity). We also have a great number of Harvester ant hill around here, so we will be collecting some in adition to the shipments. Can anyone give input as to what additional things you would put in their tank? Thanks
:Sorry, should be we have ANTs...
:Captive bred? How old are the HLs? Your set up sounds okay so far. What size enclosure are you using? Water is a necessary item for HLs. They do get most of their water from food prey, but Desert HLs do like water to drink also. Think of the summer rains that happen in the deserts. A shallow water dish works great. Distilled water, no tap water. Too many minerals and additives. It is good you have a natural supply of ants. What state are you in? This will be a better info for the kind of ants. Lester G. Milroy III