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360 pages with over 400 images. Details on all aspects of captive husbandry of the most commonly kept species of Australian skink species including individual chapters on Blue-tongued and Shingleback Skinks, Burrowing, Crevice Skinks and their Allies,
Forest and Water, Prickly Forest and Rainbow Skinks, Sand Swimmers, Slender Blue-tongued, Pink-tongued, Small Terrestrial and Striped Skinks.
General chapters include general husbandry—stock selection, handling and hygiene,
transportation, purchase etiquette, security and safety, quarantine, indoor and outdoor
enclosure options, enclosure size, compatibility, ventilation, substrate choices, hide
sites, enclosure enrichment, heating, lighting, thermostats, invertebrate and vertebrate
food items, artificial diets, culturing insect foods, dietary supplements and dealing with
Breeding chapters include sexing techniques including some revolutionary new methods, courtship and mating, cooling and separation, reproductive strategies, caring for gravid females, nest facilities, egg management, artificial incubation facilities and regimes, temperature dependent sex determination and hatchling care. Complete with a comprehensive health and disease chapter.
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