||Ornate Lava Tail Lizard
||Provide a temperature range between
75-80 during the day with a basking area temperature of 90 degrees. Temperature
of 66-70 during the evening.
||From 3" to 6"
||This species feed strictly on crickets,
mealworms, and some superworms. A feeding of once per day should be provided
with a cricket calcium/vitamin dusting twice per week. They will ignore
themselves so do not overfeed. 4-5 crickets/mealworms should suffice.
||Because of their territorial nature,
species should be kept alone unless breeding is the goal.
||Successful permanent maintenace over
several generations requires a 20-30 gallon terrarium with a screen locking
lid, arock to bask on, a piece of wood or group of rocks to hide in, and
if possible a rock or cork bark wall. A substrate mixture of 70% Repti-Bark
and 30% ESU Desert Blend ( or sand) should work well. Other decorations
are only needed to appeal to the owners erge for a certain look. Fresh
drinking water, and a suitable basking area should be made available. Ultraviolet
light with UVA and UVB should be provided for 8 to 10 hours each day. It
is very important that the habitat does not become to arid. A through misting
each mornig should keep the humidity at a moderate level.