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Old 10-12-03, 09:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The benefit depends on the animal. Frogs have higher rates of birth defects when exposed to UV, well-scaled animals like snakes and monitors don't really get UV to penetrate to the bloodstream where it can do its magic. But basking species like tortoises, iguanids and agamids really do need it.
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