I was checking over the animals last night and decided to take a quick look at some of our Blue Tongue Skinks (Tiliqua gigas evanescens). This is one of several animas that are in brumation. This Merauke locality animal was wide awake when I took the picture. However, most of the Blue tongues will remain asleep if I quietly open the enclosure.
This season will be our firs attempt at breeding Blue Tongue Skinks. We have a couple of different localities that we’re working with. Of the animals we’re working with, none of them are proven. Therefore, we’re not 100% confident on their sexes. Why do you ask? Because Blue Tongues are known to be difficult to sex visually, and they only offer subtitle clues in their physical characteristics. Although we do have a pretty good idea of the sexes we have, only time with tell with either successful copulation, reproduction, a male everting his hemipenis. Perhaps a female will produce infertile ova, which witch will also be an obvious indicator of sex. At any rate, this is very much a learning experience for us here at DHR, but we have plenty of time to see how things work out. 🙂
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