New green anoles!

Tleilaxu

Arachnoprince
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And I lied about waiting a year before filling my 20 gallon anyways, I decide to get a trio of Green anoles for captive breeding purposes, since not enough work is done with these underrated animals, and I have a unique photo series to offer, a journey from the store to home.

Anyways here are the anoles at the store, its a mix of the Green Anoles and the Cuban Brown Anole. You can see one of the ones I bought, its the female of the cover. You can tell female green anoles from the males by a prominent white stripe down their back.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Tleilaxu/100_4749.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Tleilaxu/100_4751.jpg

Now here they are in their take home container, I got two females, I will get a male later, but for now I think I will actually give them six months to a year of life free from male harassment.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Tleilaxu/100_4752.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Tleilaxu/100_4755.jpg

And here they are being released into the enclosure, they need to be nudged out, however with in moments of being released they immediately started hunting down crickets. Well how do they look to your trained eyes?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Tleilaxu/100_4757.jpg

Now where are the pics of them in the enclosure you ask? I have better, a series of videos!

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ55khallo4

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBv0edsGOKY

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe5aB_Hs4ME

Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL6T25j5rpI

Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ShbFaN5JA

Well there you have it!
 
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ragnew

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Your Anoles look great! They're very lucky to have such an awesome set up for them as well. These little lizards are so very interesting to watch when they're setup in a proper habitat!

Good luck with all you do with them!
 

Tleilaxu

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Here are some videos of my anoles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g1NVSVVaVk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHL2B98nrOg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1CZcMC6Ov8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd52wMwg1fw

Well its that sad time of year so I decided to give my anole house a fall feel to it. I used oak and maple leaves, which are non toxic and actually have a high nutrient content so as they break down they will add good stuff to the soil. The anoles however dont seem to be impressed....

Top View:
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Polistes/100_4943.jpg

Side View:
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Polistes/100_4939.jpg

Pic with all anoles in it, can you find them all? (The dominant one is really obvious the sub-dominants are closer together)
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Polistes/100_4948.jpg

New food dish I made, so now they dont have to eat on the ground:
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Polistes/100_4945.jpg

The yum yums:
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Polistes/100_4947.jpg

Sleeping, taken last night at 2:00 AM:
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Polistes/100_4936.jpg

Two anoles basking:
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Polistes/100_4959.jpg

And finally the worm life is doing really well, they will also enjoy the leaves as they sneak up at night to eat them, they may also pull some into their burrow, this also helps with maintaining good soil quality.
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Polistes/100_4963.jpg

(The anole with the "prolapse" turned out to be just fine it was nothing at all and she continues to rule her tank with an iron fist.*And has sucessfully laid two batches of eggs for a total of four. Which were either duds or she ate the babies.*)
 
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bugmankeith

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I've seen the mix many times in stores, but are they ok mixed like that? I heard Cuban's are aggressive towards the green anoles, but I never mixed them to see.. Can they hybridize?

I used to keep a group of all females, the smallest female was actually the dominant one and always ate first. They LOVED live fruit flies, but I usually gave pinhead crickets and a waxworm once in a while (if you can make them moths they like those too). And for a treat peach baby food, in the wild they sometimes lick pollen from flowers. I have relatives in Florida who see them all the time. Do you dust the crickets?

Yours look great, usually in stores they are stick thin from improper diet and wrong lighting/heating or internal parasites.

Be careful of them trying to jump out of the tank, they will try and leap on your arm and then escape! I had this happen and they are a pain to catch.
 
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Tleilaxu

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I only have green anoles. The store pics were just that, pics of them in the store, it was ment to be a photo journal of their trip home. :)

And I too have heard they can be bossy towards others though I dont know for sure since I dont mix species. I dust the crix and also feed them those phoenix worms, which are stated to be rich in calcium. :) So far they are not to keen on fruit yet.
 
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