Considering a Fire Skink

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Re: Considering a Fire Skink

Postby AHBD » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:34 am

Very exciting alright. :) That hornworm never had a chance. How long was it there from the time you put it in until she wrangled it ?
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Re: Considering a Fire Skink

Postby ClydesGirl » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:37 am

Almost all day. I put 6 horn worms in there in the morning before I went to work, and they all got eaten right around 4:15 pm. Once both skinks were out and moving for the first time all day, the worms didn't last long.
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Re: Considering a Fire Skink

Postby ClydesGirl » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:37 am

Got an awesome screenshot of one of the skinks about to munch on a horn worm yesterday evening.

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Re: Considering a Fire Skink

Postby ClydesGirl » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:51 am

Got a couple of good videos posted on Google finally.

Here is one of a poor hornworm being thrashed about. It's hard to see, but you can just see the skink's head in the far right corner of the viv, thrashing around and then carrying off the prize:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/7J16xaEjWudDYIBv2

And then in this next one you get a very good shot of one of them carrying a hornworm away to its death:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/W4Uo8PvBXsiznL4I2
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Re: Considering a Fire Skink

Postby ClydesGirl » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:51 am

Got an AMAZING video of one of the skinks eating the last mealworm yesterday. I had filled the dish with mealworms and missed one of them making off with all but one of the worms. The motion-sensor only kicked on in time to see a tail slithering away. But when one of the skinks came out to eat that last worm, they took their time and I got some great video:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/0rB2QPjDzITTb85f2
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Re: Considering a Fire Skink

Postby AHBD » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:07 pm

Slurped it down like a spaghetti noodle. :)
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