Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturday morning Sheba and/or Nina picture

Nina sheds her skin a lot. Or at least I think she must -- I see it fairly often, and I figure it must happen occasionally when I don't see it, because it's always over really quickly when I do. I think anoles (and lizards generally) are supposed to eat their shed skin? It'd make sense: protein is hard to come by, and it'd be mostly protein.

Anyway. She's clearly a little shy about shedding in front of me, which her pose captures quite well. (Maybe I should buy her a little curtain?) I didn't notice the cricket hiding underneath her until I was flipping through the photos to choose the best one to post, but that's an interesting detail too. A cricket paparazzo looking to get some photos of Nina in mid-shed, perhaps?

I also hadn't noticed the crud on the glass. The stuff on the left is silicone, which is supposed to be there to seal the aquarium's corners, but the spots elsewhere are the usual hard-water spots. There doesn't appear to be a way to keep those from happening. Believe me, I've tried. So it doesn't wind up a pretty picture at all, but it's enough of a candid, day-in-the-life-of-Nina picture that I figured it was worth sharing anyway.


Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That's a really cool photo. Perhaps Nina needs a walk-in closet or a bathroom where she can change in privacy.

CelticRose said...

Lol, talk to the hand!

Liza said...

I like the new pink background! It's fresh and pretty!

Anonymous said...

Cool picture, especially with the cricket! The poor thing must've been stressing to death... :)

What's with the pink? Pink hurts my eyes. :(

(No, just kidding, it's your blog, you do what you like. But I honestly think the colour before was much easier on the eyes, especially while reading text.)

mr_subjunctive said...


I lightened it by 10% for you; I hope that helps.

If not, it's only for about 7 weeks; I'll change again at the winter hiatus.