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example of stress marks

Postby shumes » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:44 pm

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Hi guys!

I hear about relocation stress and stress marks but would like to see what they actually look like.

Feel free to share!

Thanks,
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Re: example of stress marks

Postby SilverMoon » Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:48 pm

Here is my Lelu with stress marks. They are almost gone now that she's settling in. Stress marks will cover the entire underside, tail, head, and body

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Re: example of stress marks

Postby ShannyBeard » Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:58 pm

The dark marks on Beauty's belly are stress marks. She is 3 years old and we picked her up on Thursday. She had some relocation stress and missed her old home. :cry: Poor baby.

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Re: example of stress marks

Postby Dracosbuddy » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:05 am

My Draco has always had these light color marks, I thought he was striped! I've had him for 2 mos. and I think he's doing OK He eats, sleeps and poops. He's relaxed when held. Are these marks signs of a problem?
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Re: example of stress marks

Postby SilverMoon » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:10 am

Dracosbuddy wrote:My Draco has always had these light color marks, I thought he was striped! I've had him for 2 mos. and I think he's doing OK He eats, sleeps and poops. He's relaxed when held. Are these marks signs of a problem?


They aren't necessarily a sign of a problem, but can you give us some information on your setup? (heating/lighting/etc?) The more info the better.
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Re: example of stress marks

Postby Dracosbuddy » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:48 am

His aquarium is 36in. by 18in., his basking area has a 75w home light bulb(around 100 F) I use a black light for uv(?) I use reptile carpet for the substrate. The week before Xmas I moved him into the bigger aquarium and used rocks from outside(boiled) for caves and climbing, he bites on these alot.
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Re: example of stress marks

Postby SilverMoon » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:16 am

Dracosbuddy wrote:His aquarium is 36in. by 18in., his basking area has a 75w home light bulb(around 100 F) I use a black light for uv(?) I use reptile carpet for the substrate. The week before Xmas I moved him into the bigger aquarium and used rocks from outside(boiled) for caves and climbing, he bites on these alot.


I'm not an expert but I think the black light might be the problem. From what I've read it gives off a lot of UVA, which can be harmful in large amounts, and not much UVB. First thing I would do is get rid of the black light and get a ReptiSun 10.0 strip light.

Other than that, I hope someone else can help.
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Re: example of stress marks

Postby diamc » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:16 am

The black light gives off NO UVB at all. As suggested, please get the Repti-Sun 10.0 strip fluorescent to help prevent metabolic bone disease and other health issues. They do much better with bright white bulbs and you can even use a standard household light bulb to help get the right temps on both basking & cool sides. Also, make sure you're using either an infrared temperature gun or digital thermometer with a long wire & probe end to check the temps as those are the only 2 ways to get accurate readings. Any type of stick on thermometer, round gauge (dial) or digital strip can be off as much as 20 degrees.
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Re: example of stress marks

Postby Dracosbuddy » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:46 pm

Thanks, I got the right bulb today but forgot the themometer.
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Re: example of stress marks

Postby ShannyBeard » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:47 pm

Dracosbuddy wrote:Thanks, I got the right bulb today but forgot the themometer.


Sounds like me shopping....always forgetting something... :-/
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