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Copyright: LINALDO CARDOSO (Linaldo) Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 10 N: 25] (123)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-08
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Sony DSC-H1
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-26 6:00
Viewed: 8185
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]

Scientific name: tupinambis teguixin. Family: Teiidae. Basic feeding: young birds, rodents, lizards and serpents, fruits, vegetables and vegetables such as watercress, borecole, escarola, tomatoe, sprout of beans and bamboo, apple, banana. Egg. Habitat: always found next the bare places, where if it heats to the sun. Where it lives: Brazil, of north the south. Activity: diurne. Reproduction: costuma to dispose of 20 the 30 eggs for position. They after come out 60ª 90 days of incubation. Size: 1,30m 1,50m, having the tail more of the half of the body. Color: when young, they are esverdeados with black bands. In the adult phase, they are predominantly black with yellowish white spots. Manuscript: aggressive, however they allow the manuscript if customary since younglings. Characteristics: it is a lizard of great transport, with strong members and powerful claws. Its tail is sufficiently long e, in contrast of the body, is cylindrical. In case that it is broken, it can be rehabilitated. It lives in average 30 years. Curiosidades: sufficiently territorial, it lives in the ground, where it makes burrows or it uses to advantage of other animals to defend itself. When attacked, it inflates the body, of form to seem bigger more and encorpado, and emits sounds as hissing of a snake, intimidating the enemy. Terrário: spacious (3 x 1,5 x 1,5m), with rinds of trees, natural mosses, trunks, burrows and plants. Humidity of 70% and temperature between 26ºC and 35°C during the day and 24ºC during the night. Maintenance in captivity: Its maintenance in captivity demands a series of cares and expenses. The illumination in internal terrários needs to reproduce rays UV-B, without which the animal will not survive for many months, therefore it will not make the calcium synthesis. These light bulbs, of the fluorescent type, present only one year of useful life. As heat source, it can be used ceramics heaters, warm, on rocks, or plates uninterruptedly e, of preference, associates to a thermostat with sensor. As substratum, the some types of carpetings, as bark or carpets (atóxicos), they have good results. The food must be offered in the center of a plastic plate of about 20 centimeters. Of this form, it is scrumbled possibility of the animal to swallow the substratum, case the food falls. The terrário must be ample and with trunks and twigs in abundance. It is important that it has the great water Cuba in its interior to assist in the humidity levels, to drink and for the bath, if it to desire it. The water always must be changed that she will be dirty. It needs to be displayed to the artificial or solar ultraviolet rays so that it can be developed well and with health. As to clean the terrário: To clean the terrários, it is enough to pass a cloth humidified with water to each three days and to collect excrements with a spatula. Not to use products as alcohol, chlorine, deodorant (that it is not of specific use for terrariofilia), detergent or ECT, therefore they can cause poisoning. Source: Pet Center Delinquent.

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hey linaldo, nice shot of this lizard, i use to have a pet which is a cousin of this the monitor lizard, i was just a baby when i got it and i got bit to grow up to the length of about 1 meter, then i let it go, congrats nice detail and a sharp one

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-02-02 4:02]

Hello Linaldo,
cute guy! beautiful colors and details captured!
nice composition of the picture,
regards, Dejan

Olá Linaldo,
Linda foto, lindo animal e a colocação em diagonal deu uma grande harmonia à foto.

Oi Linaldo,

Gostei muitop dos tons que captaste nesta imagem, além da textura que dá vontade de tocar! Muito bom!
Parabéns e obrigada por compartilhar tuas imagens!

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