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Old 12-03-2008, 01:17 AM
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What monitor is that? Looks like a bosc but not.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:25 AM
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Varanus albigularis, Black throat is the common I think. They're cute

I don't have guards on my bulbs as I know for a fact if I did, mine would be up there like a shot gripping onto the guard, increasing the risk of them burning themselves. I know snakes are a lot different but thats how I feel about guards and little monitors, I just make sure no decor always them to get too close.....

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Old 12-03-2008, 02:26 AM
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Well spotted Stuart! I use guards with all of my snakes but not with any of my varanids. The reason is, mesh guards become extremely hot, admittedly not as hot as the lamp or ceramic itself but still very hot. Lizards have a habit of climbing on everything they can and mesh guards are no exception. They donít seem to realize how hot they are and usually suffer far worse injuries from holding onto a hot guard them a glancing brush with a lamp. This is a lot worse with CHE's but in my viv is 5' high and there is now way they can reach them.

Lucifus: The monitors in the picture are V.albigularis - Black throated monitors. Quite similar to bosc's but much larger and darker tan/black/silver colors.

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Old 12-03-2008, 02:58 AM
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Lucifus: The monitors in the picture are V.albigularis - Black throated monitors. Quite similar to bosc's but much larger and darker tan/black/silver colors.[/COLOR]

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Thought so it looked larger than the average bosc and more chunky too. That enclosure is huge too, is it a barn/garage that has been converted?
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Nice thread mate, I vote it to be stickied aswell
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cool thread,
In our 8x4 for our bosc we have a couple larger diameter bulbs, one 250 watt and a 160watt megaray giving about the same effect.
we also have half a dozen 60-100watt bulbs riggged up but we quickly found those werent needed even over winter [we have one single 60watt ordinary round lightbulb nearer the cool end to increase the light in that area a bit but this doesnt effect temps as far as we can gather]

Very good point and an important one about atleast the snout to vent being able to be under a bask at one time.
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Old 14-03-2008, 11:37 AM
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BUMP!! It should be sticky!!
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:19 AM
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BUMPITY-BUMP

Just been advising yesterday on monitor enclosures - can it be a sticky?
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:24 AM
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This really could do with being sticky....Monitors amnd other bigger lizards are becoming more available and common now!!!!!
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Very nice and informative posts.
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