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PostSubject: Reptile newb   Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:01 pm

I am relatively new to reptiles. Got my first 4 weeks ago. 2 bearded dragons, puff and mushu. 2 weeks later I started a colony of dubia roaches to feed them. Last week I got my first snake, a 2 month old normal ball python yet to be named. As you can see, I've jumped in head first into this new, incredibly satisfying hobby. I can't keep myself from researching about them on the internet. I've been looking for boaphile type enclosures which brought me to this forum (through craigslist). So far it has been fairly helpful and I really look forward to sharing with local herpers.
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:03 pm

Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:30 pm

welcome... it is all addicting (like pringles, once you pop you cant stop).. good luck. Everyone here is really helpful and friendly and always willing to answer questions
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:40 pm

Welcome!! nice set up, im assuming the roaches are in the bin up top Very Happy and not everyone is helpful....... im the complete opposite of helpful
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:35 pm

Thanks all! Yes, they are QUITE the addiction. And yes the roaches are on top! Out of reach of curious 7 year olds. I have changed the set-up a bit since that was taken and I'm almost to where I really like them when suddenly I have the urge for a more sleek looking format. Hence the boaphile type cage search. I'm already over the top screen aquariums. What a pain.

I'm sure there is some useful advice somewhere in you! You were the guy looking for roaches right?
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:48 am

thanx, im sure your right Very Happy yeah i was looking for dubias and i found some..... thanks again Brian
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:56 am

No problem! These things breed like... well, roaches.

Nice looking set up Christopher (Chris?)! I can't tell from the pic but you should place a heating pad under the Dubia enclosure if you want them to breed regularly (should be about 90F).
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:42 pm

Welcome!! The setup looks great!

I hear you on the kid curiousity, LOL, my tub is up real high too.
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:19 pm

Thanks Brian! I have an 18gal bin within a 22gal bin to allow for insulation. My heat pad and blankets or down between the bins. It usually runs between 86-90.

I appreciate it Nick. So far, no mishaps. She is not even aware we have them. Ha!
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:22 pm

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I appreciate it Nick. So far, no mishaps. She is not even aware we have them. Ha!

lol, my wife has no clue i have roaches. the other day she saw that someone was selling them on craigslist and told me "i will leave you if you ever even think about bringing roaches into my house"......... oops!! mea culpa Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:36 pm

Did it happen to be your ad? Haha!
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:41 pm

Thought I'd add these. And by the way, came up with a name for snakey last night. Snakey is what fiance calls him...until now.

Introducing...




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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:42 pm

Christopher wrote:
Did it happen to be your ad? Haha!

lol, no.
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:44 pm

omg, they are adorable. i love beardies!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:49 pm

Yeah, they are the little guys that got me hooked to begin with. They really are like puppies. And I just noticed the spider on the stand! Nooo!
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:15 pm

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Yeah, they are the little guys that got me hooked to begin with. They really are like puppies. And I just noticed the spider on the stand! Nooo!

LMAO!! i didnt even see it
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:45 pm

I still dont see it ROFL... unless I am just retarded???

When someone checks our snakes we yell "Snakey time!" lol. thought I was the only person that used "snakey"
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:49 pm

look at the picture of the lizzards on the tree stand . where it make a peace sign on the wall you can see the spider.
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:52 pm

Hahah, yeah, we've been using "snakey" a lot. (Is "snakey time" a dana carvey reference?) The spider is on the 2x4 in the dragon pic.
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:00 pm

I dont know if it is a dana carvey reference? We really randomly started using snakey time... and if we have steak for dinner then its "steaky time" and if I like something its "mommy likey" ??? IDK its weird.
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:01 pm

Oh and I see the spider now LMAO... Wow I am slow.
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:18 pm

Nice Pics and good looking dragons!

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lol, my wife has no clue i have roaches. the other day she saw that someone was selling them on craigslist and told me "i will leave you if you ever even think about bringing roaches into my house"......... oops!! mea culpa


My wife knows but for the benefit of family and any guests, I've taken to calling them "Tropical Beetles." They look different enough from the German (I think that's the pest one) roach that no one without an interest in herps really knows their roaches from looking.
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:43 pm

That's not a bad idea Brian.

I thought "snakey time" might have been a reference to "nakey time" from Dana's standup.
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:06 pm

OOOOh that I have No idea... I dont watch him lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:47 pm

Christopher wrote:
Yeah, they are the little guys that got me hooked to begin with. They really are like puppies. And I just noticed the spider on the stand! Nooo!

Hahaha I had to go back and find it like a "Where's Waldo" book Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:13 am

Jabberwocky Dragons wrote:
My wife knows but for the benefit of family and any guests, I've taken to calling them "Tropical Beetles." They look different enough from the German (I think that's the pest one) roach that no one without an interest in herps really knows their roaches from looking.

thats brilliant..... too bad my wife saw what they looked like, now i cant use this on her. but she is so scared of reptiles she doesnt even go near my reptile room, she wont know about them till i tell her..... if i tell her, lol
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:58 am

oh.... btw, if you need anything christopher dont hesitate to ask. this forum is very helpful and i live in newport news so if you need help with anything just let me know. i work nights and i hardly sleep during the day, plus side to working nights and being an insomniac..... got all day to do what i need or want Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Reptile newb   Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:54 am

I appreciate it bud. Thank you. I work 24 hour shifts so I kinda know how you feel. Except I get to sleep...sometimes. Thanks again!
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