Search results

  1. MdngtRain

    picta dominance display & working together to corral crickets

    I put 2 of my juvi panther females together in a 30L viv. It has about 6 hides throughout, and several climbing and exploring opportunities. They have not seen each other since they were about 2 weeks old (clutchmates). At first, they were both scared of each other and ran the opposite way...
  2. MdngtRain

    minimum husbandry standards across the world... are we doing enough?

    I have long felt that my animals always would benefit from bigger and better enclosures. I feel the same way about my geckos and my snakes. I also feel it cruel to not take dogs out of the house or off the property regularly... So I was wondering if we could have an intelligent and respectful...
  3. MdngtRain

    New viv for williamsi

    So, everything has cured and I got around to setting up Mardi Gras' new viv. It is an 18x24x18 exo - shorter than I would prefer, but still gives him climbing room. It is placed on the top shelf of one of my wire shelves. I'm hoping the high placement will help offset the lack of actual...
  4. MdngtRain

    found my AWOL L. williamsi!

    He disappeared earlier this week, and I found him on the floor today while trying to deep-clean the herp room (in hopes of finding him and my AWOL panther juvi). I was in the process of siliconing the holes in both his old and new vivs (he will likely only be moved into his new viv once the...
  5. MdngtRain

    pics of 5 of my cresteds...

    I took a few of the gang outside yesterday for a photoshoot. Here are a few pics. The orange juvi is from the male mocha and cream bred to the female brown flame. The male with the tail is from AC's C2 line, and finally proving his lineage true by having lost his orange color. The little...
  6. MdngtRain

    suggestions for trapping AWOL picta hatchling?

    2 of my panther hatchlings had escaped one day about 2 weeks ago. One I found pretty quickly since he came out to investigate when I did my next bug feeding day. This other one however, has been elusive. I tore through the room and could not find him, so I assumed he either hid really well...
  7. MdngtRain

    The tokay girls got an upgrade

    Last weekend I went to the Repticon show here in Ft. Lauderdale (what a disappointment compared to the New England & east coast shows I'm used to). Anyway, I got a Large X-Tall Exo for them and have finally gotten around to start setting it up. I placed them in before fully furnishing it...
  8. MdngtRain

    new tokays

    I did a bit of impulse spending this weekend (already hearing it from the wife) at the show. (It was a really tiny and boring show, except for a few interesting animals). Anyway, I was not going to buy a tokay, except maybe a CB male if I found one... then I saw this more yellow/olive female...
  9. MdngtRain

    what's the actual species of this guy?

    1I saw this guy at a show a few years ago, but havn't seen any since. There were a few really rough looking "dune geckos" for sale. I did not buy any because of how bad they looked and I had no idea about their care (I rarely believe dealers). Can anyone give me a positive id on him? I...
  10. MdngtRain

    excited for my male African Giant Millipede to arrive!

    Ok, I'm a dork. I've had 3 WC AGM females for the last 6 or so years, and I am FINALLY getting a CB male shipped to me next week. They had gotten VERY expensive since the ban on imports (I purchased my females for $8 each back in the day... they now average $100 for LTC or young CB's. Males...
  11. MdngtRain

    75g vertical conversion?

    not sure if this is the right spot, but does anyone know if an old 75g could withstand a vertical conversion? I'm concerned with the weight of the tank itself putting too much stress in the wrong places, and the tanks cracking or shattering. It looks to be a tank from the 80's/early 90's, as...
  12. MdngtRain

    anyone keep Gonatodes albogularis?

    They have piqued my interest. Any tips, advice, etc? I have done some very brief research (as I only started looking into them about 30 mins ago) but they seem like very cool animals... Is there a good place to find info on them? Are they a more touch-and-go gecko, or do they tend to be...
  13. MdngtRain

    re-organizing the reptile room

    So, I had some time last week (and energy) to re-organize the reptile room. It had been a horrid mess, with a twin bed taking up much valuable space. I was able to dismantle the bed and switch out a failing shelving unit. I still have shuffling to do, as I have 3 cages that are not yet in...
  14. MdngtRain

    Does anyone have naturalistic picta vivariums?

    I'm in the process of making my first ever DIY bg, and it happens to be for my pictus females. I keep my panthers in naturalistic forest floor type vivs. I can post pics of the bg in progress below, but please bear in mind that it is my first time doing this... I planned it out, but then it...
  15. MdngtRain

    viv building from scratch, please help

    I want to build a few large vivs from scratch, but cannot figure out the best materials. I want to make them at least 2'x2'x4' (maybe larger), and make at least 3 of them. I want to make them easily movable (so I am thinking attaching casters to the bottoms of all of them) and sturdy for a...
  16. MdngtRain

    removing tank frame so it can be replaced

    I an trying to convert a 5g fish tank to a vertical tank. Everything I have read about removing the frame has it unusable again. Is there a way to take it off so I can re-attach it after to help hold everything in place? I also am looking to recycle the glass from the side as part of the front...
  17. MdngtRain

    just showing off Mardi Gras (L. williamsi)

    Here is Mardi Gras, my male williamsi. He currently lives in a nano exo terra. I am working on an 18x18x24 viv for him and his eventual girlfriend. My wife got me the nano with him when she got him for me. The first viv pitcture is what his original viv looked like before the over-haul...
  18. MdngtRain

    P. picta bioactive viv

    I just did some very slight re-planting... the old plants did not survive the move. I'm hoping to add a pothos again, as they like hiding among the leaves. Please excuse the hard water stains on the glass. There is no real drainage layer, but it never gets too wet, so I find I don't need...
  19. MdngtRain

    can't upload pics to the gallery

    I have tried small pics, large pics, multiple pics at one, a single pic at a time... but it still doesn't work. I get no error message, but the pics just don't show up anywhere, even if I refresh my page after the upload message is gone. Please help. I would like to add pics to my gallery...
  20. MdngtRain

    people confuse me...

    why is it that people come to a forum, ask for help, then flip a s**t when someone tells them they are doing something wrong? I mean, you asked in the first place. If you think they are wrong in their assessment, why wouldn't you ask for clarification and explanation instead of just dismissing...
Top