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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Re: Considering a Fire Skink

Postby ClydesGirl » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:33 am

Got a great photo of both of our skinks yesterday afternoon! I gave put some dusted mealworms in their bowl, walked away to clean up (had fed all the other lizards too). By the time I got back, Millie was already gobbling up her worms. Then I went to the restroom and when I got back, Millie had gone over by her rock (she hangs out there a lot) and Fred was gobbling up some worms. That's when I got this great pic of both of them.

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Re: Considering a Fire Skink

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:48 am

That is a good shot. It looks like they're settling in well =)
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Re: Considering a Fire Skink

Postby ClydesGirl » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:52 am

CooperDragon wrote:That is a good shot. It looks like they're settling in well =)


Yeah, I see one or the other of them pretty much every day now, but seeing both at once is still pretty rare. It's always very exciting and even when I do see them both at once, they are never in such photogenic positions.
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Re: Considering a Fire Skink

Postby AHBD » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:39 pm

Nice pics, I love the set up and they are beautiful creatures, always clean + look like they're gleaming. :) I used to love to study their scalation up close. Here's a close up of my boy.
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _small.jpg
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Re: Considering a Fire Skink

Postby ClydesGirl » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:14 am

AHBD wrote:Nice pics, I love the set up and they are beautiful creatures, always clean + look like they're gleaming. :) I used to love to study their scalation up close. Here's a close up of my boy.
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _small.jpg


Love his white and red eyeliner. :D
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Re: Considering a Fire Skink

Postby AHBD » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:16 am

Maybe it's Maybelline ?
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