Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday afternoon Nina picture


Hugh said...

As far as I know, that is the first ever photograph of a lizard sneeze.

Nina looks somewhat like a Jamaican Anole (Anolis grahami). Do you know what species she is?

Anonymous said...

Oh she molted, she still has a molt hat stuck on her nose tip :)
When they have some molt pieces around the throat in a similar fashion, I call mine little Santa claus..

@ Hugh
Nina is actually an Anolis sagrei, or Brown Anole.

mr_subjunctive said...

Yeah, she seems to molt a lot. Especially lately. It might just be that I'm looking in at her more often, but it's been weird. I don't even know whether that would be a good or bad thing.

Water Roots said...

Absolutely adorable!

hydrophyte said...

What an adorable little squamate. How long have you had her for? Does she live with you or at the garden center?

Hey man can you suggest any special sources for Spathiphyllum, especially species plants? I am suddenly obsessed. I have looked around and asked around and haven't found much.

mr_subjunctive said...


Nina's lived with me since March. The full, ongoing story can be found by checking the "Nina" post tag, but the short version is, she hitchhiked from Florida in a box of plants, I found her, and I brought her home to live with me rather than abandon her to the pesticide-ridden greenhouse.

I can't really help on the Spathiphyllum thing; not only have I never been in the market for species spaths, but I can't say I've ever run into any by accident, either. Possibly the Garden Web aroid forum might know?

CelticRose said...

Absolutely adorable! :-)