Thursday, April 9, 2009

BREAKING: Nina eats!

The husband and I have purchased a UV light for Nina, the brown anole I recently accidentally adopted, and also picked up a dozen small crickets at the same time. She was on the crickets like . . . um, an anole on crickets. (Uh-oh. Am I getting a cold again?)

She also has a planted terrarium, which is maybe a little sparse, but I'm hoping it'll fill in over time. One small Podocarpus macrophyllus, one baby Cryptanthus that's been stubborn about not rooting, some sad Pilea depressa fragments that are best not described, a Vriesea NOID offset, a Peperomia caperata, and a Saxifraga stolonifera that came in accidentally because I had Saxifragas planted near the Pileas. There's also a rock. She seems to like the Podocarpus best of all, and usually goes to sleep perched on top of it.

Anyway. She had a quick six or seven crickets (carnage!) and then I guess got full, 'cause now she doesn't seem to notice them anymore.

Photos to follow.


6 comments:

Julie said...

Ooooh...looking forward to the pics! What a great place you set up for her!!!

Zeï said...

Yaaay! Yes, can't wait to see the pictures! Glad to see you could provide her crickets and UV :) She must be so happy in her terrarium!

John de said...

Excited to see the pictures! You are putting some major positive energy into the universe by giving her such a wonderful home.

Hermes said...

This is what happens when you find stray animals - they take over (lol).

our friend Ben said...

Yes! Yes!!! And what a wonderful home you've made her! I too am waiting for pictures...

anchie said...

I had a tiger salamander living a 20-gallon aquarium for 16 years. My neighbor's dog dug her up from hibernation and she was pretty mangled when I got her, but recovered quickly. She lived mainly on earth worms when in season, mealworms and raw hamburger off season, with occasional crickets and flies. The palm tree seedling from her terrarium is now a four-footer.