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Post  DMBizeau on Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:08 pm

Giant measured in at 42" today and All American is up to 32" here are some recent pics.









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Re: Few New Tegu Pics

Post  Snakeman on Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:18 pm

Really nice Dave.

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Re: Few New Tegu Pics

Post  DMBizeau on Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:27 pm

Thanks Larry.
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Re: Few New Tegu Pics

Post  Bryan Arens on Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:21 pm

Those are some beautiful tegus Dave.
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Re: Few New Tegu Pics

Post  Chu'Wuti on Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:19 am

I'm curious--in one of your videos, you said the two tegus eat about the same amount and are about the same age. Why the size difference? Do you think some environmental factor may be stressing the smaller one and affecting its growth? Or do you suspect something else is contributing to the differential growth rates?

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Post  DMBizeau on Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:24 am

Sandy,
My larger tegu did not hibernate through the winter and the all american hibernated for over 4 months. Hence the size difference.
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Post  Chu'Wuti on Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:26 am

Ah-Hah! That would definitely make a difference! Now . . . I wonder why one hibernated and the other didn't if they were being kept in the same enclosure? Or did you do something to ensure that one hibernated?

Also, in this species, is hibernation necessary to prepare them for breeding?

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Post  DMBizeau on Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:49 am

Tegus in captivity usually hibernate but some don't and unlike other animals that hibernate not much is known about what triggers it. Controlling temperature and light generally makes no impact as to wether or not a tegu chooses to hibernate.

There is alot of speculation out hibernation being necessary for breeding, but it is not proven to hinder an animals breeding chances if they don't hibernate.
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Re: Few New Tegu Pics

Post  Chu'Wuti on Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:25 pm

OK, I see. So one of your guys went into hibernation but the other didn't.

I love that there is still so much to explore about so many different animals and aspects of the world. And it seems that for every new piece of information we gain, more questions arise. Isn't the world wonderful?

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