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Old 11-15-03, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Plant Stowaway: continued *pics*

Greetings all,
Here is a follow-up from my last post regarding the Hemidactlyus sp. that was found in a tropical plant from a store. Click here for the story.
Anyway, it has been about a month since the first post so I thought I would take some new pics to update you all on his/her growth.
This picture was taken on October 18, 2003:

Notice the tail tip was autotomized (prior to my arrival).
He/she has a SVL of 25.57mm (using Serpwidgets snake measurer program and the penny as a reference unit for length).


This picture was taken on November 15, 2003:

Notice the tail has completely regrown with nary an evident imperfection.
He/she has a SVL of 36.26mm (using Serpwidgets snake measurer program and the penny as a reference unit for length).

So, there you have it, over 10mm of growth (not to mention the energy expenditure of regrowing the tail) in less than a month (plus he/she completed an ecdysis cycle a week ago).

I think it's safe to say he/she is going to make it after all.....

Cheers,
Ryan
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