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    Awesome! Looking forward to it. I'm assuming the toads were a little aggressive, although considering my Woodhouse's will try to eat my hand(gotta get a video of that soon.) I'm not too surprised lol
    Also, I'm a little jealous, I can't find hornworms anywhere near me. The lack of them actually has me planning to breed them myself.
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    Here is the interaction video of the Toads and Skinks

    https://youtu.be/AzYzqkp1LW4


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    So today I had the chance to observe Ruby in its enclosure. The Skink would go up and bask then run down and try to climb the glass of the Exo Terra high and explore a little then repeat. I got it doing this on video. The next one will be featured on introducing the Toads and Skink. I held Ruby afterwards and put a wax worm in my hand. Ruby thought my hand was the worm and bit me but then realized where the worm went and the lizard chewed it up and had a snack on my hand. Then quickly dashed away. It's already less afraid of me so let's hope it associates me with food and becomes tame. I think Ruby imo is a male because of its confidence and the streaks on its face are reddish and only in the face are the streaks a red pigment. Hope everyone liked the video. I have a baby frog in with Ruby that is going to a new home today but I figured why not give Ruby experience to an amphibian if it's going to live with them. They were hiding together and no problem so I'm slowly piecing together this Skinks attitude! Pious and Ace are fantastic and I can't wait to highlight them as well. There is a lot of personality among these 3 critters.


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    Default 75 Gallon PA Woods Vivarium (Toads & Skinks)

    Ace just loves to get her picture taken!





    Pious lets me hand feed him now!


    Ruby from the other night!




    I am going to try to get more pics of Ruby and Pious soon! All is good and they all are doing great!


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    Between videos of this vivarium and your 55 gallon paludarium, I've noticed something, the background noise, seems like forest ambient noises. I was wondering, is this a track you play for the frogs and toads or is it something you add to the background after you finish editing a video?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daybr4ke View Post
    Between videos of this vivarium and your 55 gallon paludarium, I've noticed something, the background noise, seems like forest ambient noises. I was wondering, is this a track you play for the frogs and toads or is it something you add to the background after you finish editing a video?
    It's both. Sometimes I play it for them and I put it in the video after I edit it to make it feel more authentic for the viewer.
    Ace is the most interesting little Toad. She's always up to something

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    Beautiful pictures of my male Pious btw he's chubby lol



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    Looking great!

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    An end of the year update.
    The Toads and Ruby are doing great and most of the plants (more than last year) are doing great as well. I will be finishing the mist king system as I get all the sprayers for it and I will be introducing new plants and more day and night lights. I will be introducing more insects to this build in the fall because the Skinks hunt the insects on there own time and are very secluded so I'll have to keep it stalked for them. The new attempted plants and whole list for the insects is as follows:
    2 Autumn Brilliance Ferns
    Many Pachysandra
    1 Iris (currently in the setup)
    1 Daylily (currently in setup)
    Duckweed
    2 Spleenwort Ferns
    English Ivy
    Woodlice
    Earthworms
    Crickets
    Wood Crickets
    Grasshoppers
    Earwigs
    Stone Centipedes
    Ace and Pious (Toads)
    Pharaoh (Skink)
    Maybe Ruby*

    I will be adding more day and night lights to the setup and possibly adding a stream so it's more convenient for the Toads to lay in and keeps the water moving for the Skinks to drink. It will be easier to change this way so the Toads don't poison the Skinks.

    The setup doesn't have as much to do as before so the expenses and changes will not be as drastic. The biggest news I have for this setup. I had a pair of Skinks in August that were in this setup and disappeared which was thought they escaped. Now 4 months later I'm assuming the Skinks emptied the enclosure of soil dwelling insects because the male Skink was seen yesterday feeding on Crickets in the enclosure. As I write this I kid you not I just saw the male so I think I know where he hides. He's massive so he's been eating and undetected for 4 months until this week. I have not seen the female so she either escaped or is hiding still because it would have smelled if she died but it hasn't. If the baby Skink is a female it will go in the enclosure with Pharaoh as his mate if the other female doesn't emerge. If a male idk where he will stay. I think a new video is coming as an update on the setup and the male Skink. It will feature him. But everyone who watched this and follows this build, our Male Skink has been alive and he's like the Loch Ness Monster only having been seen through rare occasions. This setup clearly does support Toads and Skinks with the Skinks living undetected. Like they haven't really needed my help. That's crazy it's been 4 months. That's a self sustaining tank for you I'll see if I can get video of Pharaoh soon.



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    Sounds great! Can't wait for a new video!

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    I'm not sure if you can see Pharaoh but I found how he is alive. So my light fixture is powerful. It makes the room 10 degrees warmer directly under it and my Autumn Fern is so tall it reaches the top close to the light as you can get. So the lizard is getting direct light. The Fern can support his weight to lay on. He was very tame with me as well. He wasn't afraid of me taking videos of him. I believe that he will hunt after he basks. One things for sure this Skink is not afraid of people which means he can be documented. More to come from Pharaoh and the Toads Ace and Pious soon.

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    Nice stuff! Can't wait to see how he'll look in the summer!

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    New Video coming late next week starting the Toads Ace and Pious featuring Pharaoh (the male Skink)! Be on the lookout for it on YouTube! Here are some pictures of the Toads!

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    Nothing short of a miracle

    So I found the male Skink again today and he was very tame. I documented him on video for my new video coming. So I left the room for like 2 hours and I came back to see the male leading the female out of the hiding spot and to look out of the tank at me. They went to a part of the tank with no plants or rocks. When I got them they ran from me and were afraid of me. Today they were very tame and let me get as close as I wanted to them. I noticed that the Lizards wouldn't come out in the open and be tame like they were for no reason. Then I noticed the female looking at the smaller tank across the room with her one offspring inside it and it was basking. She watched the offspring (which has the name Ruby) for a while and noticed it was safe. The male was scoping out the tank for a week and decided there was no danger and he found the offspring first because he led the female to that spot. She too saw me as no threat and she seemed satisfied because after she looked at the offspring and looked at me the male went slowly to the hiding spot and she did too which I have her on video going back to. They showed me where they hide and it was like from movie scene how special it was that the parents found the offspring and were satisfied that it was safe. I hope Ruby is a female because now it could live with it's parents in a Skink paradise. Pious was off in his territory and didn't care while this happened. He slept, but Ace (Female American Toad) was watching because the Lizards were close to her territory. She crawled over after a while and put her front leg on the male Skink and he just stared at her and ran away. She was very slow because she was sleeping and they woke her up. She was very calm about them and was uninterested after he ran away. This was very special and it means more videos are coming out now.

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    Amazing! So they somehow hid in there and survived for that long? They're very clever these guys

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    Amazing! So they somehow hid in there and survived for that long? They're very clever these guys
    Yes these two both survived and I'm assuming they went dormant until crickets were reintroduced to the enclosure. They were unnoticed and these are large Skinks so I find it unlikely they went unnoticed but it's possible. I'm almost done with the new video and I am confident everyone will appreciate it. It will have some good care tips for keeping both species as well as information on these specific toads and Skinks. I will announce the name of the female soon. Check back soon for the video


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    Sounds good!

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    Here is the new video with the Toads and Skinks!

    https://youtu.be/IdxfbLiIB4U

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    If I were to make a Facebook page for this enclosure and possibly throw in some news about the other tank with this one would you follow the page or be interested? I wanted to see what a public opinion was of this idea. Let me know what you think!

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    I'd be interested, just would have to make a facebook account first

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