schneideri (GRIFFITH, NGO, MURPHY 2000
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Set up an mostly arid tank. Three-four inches of clean playground sand makes a good base. In one area, mix the sand with small orchid bark or shreds, or cypress mulch, to provide an are which, when wetted, will hold moisture and provided a more humid microhabitat. Furnish the enclosure with bark slabs and supported rock structures for basking on and burrowing under; if rocks are not supported, they may sink and crush a lizard who has burrowed beneath it. See Plants Suitable for Herp Habitats for suggestions on plants suitable for your skink enclosure.
Provide UVB lighting ~12 hours a day.
Daytime temperatures are 73-88 (22.8-31 C), with a basking area of 95 F (35 C). Drop nighttime temperatures down to no colder than 65 F (18 C) on cool side, up to 73 F (23 C) on warm side. A heating pad under the warm side of the enclosure may be sufficient to maintain the night time temperatures most of the year. As with all reptiles, use a thermometer to monitor temperatures.
They are slightly omnivorous, so try offering shredded leafy greens and pieces of ripe fruit and berries
TIGR Reptile Database: Scincidae: Novoeumeces
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