Centrals Project

These two young T. Multifasciata are two of only four babies to ever to be produced in the USA by Gregory Niles on the East Coast. I have seen babies offered years back but there's no evidence to prove a breeder here did the job themselves. Mr. Niles is someone I have known since 2004 and trust him exceedingly not only due to his character but for his love of our favorite reptile the blue tongue skink.

Although I literally had to take a loan to acquire these two animals (no guarantee they are even a pair and you can't sex them at birth without some invasive and potentially damaging method) I hope to breed them one day. 

T. Multifasciata are somewhat shy and nervous but they are extremely nice animals. They don't bite and aren't even aggressive as babies. They currently leak like a bad faucet when you pick them up but they are so cute you don't even notice the "moisture" on your hand or arm.

They exhibit this unique tongue flicking which makes them even more special. Breeding these guys is only dependent on my luck (in funds and opportunity) in finding a male or female to match whatever I have now. If I somehow have a pair I will consider this my way of winning a lottery so to speak.

Date of birth: July 12, 2005

Original parents date of birth: 2001

General Information

T. Multifasciata  as their common name suggest reside in the central to west coast  area of Australia. At one point in history they were connected taxonomically with T. Occipitalis but I see distinct differences separating this animal as its own sub-species.

Although normally the size of Easterns, some do attain impressive lengths. What is unusual about the Central blue tongue is their stature and girth in comparison to any other blue tongue. These guys are tanks with virtually no necks and huge heads. They have an extremely short tail compared to their snout to vent length.

Sexual dimorphism is exceedingly difficult to do but some differences can be seen in tail lengths. Almost like a hognose or Kenyan sand boa, males generally have longer tails than females but this is hard to differentiate unless you have many of which to compare. Males also have a shorter body than females but such details may also be difficult to ascertain. 

T. Mulitfasciata often have a two tone color pattern, their backs with the red or orange "topping" over their brown bottoms. They have thin beige stripes laterally across its body and beautiful but conspicuous black streak behind each eye that extends to the back of their heads.

They have between 3-5 young. Breeding these guys will be a challenge but knowledge and experience with other blue tongue species might prove to be helpful I'm sure.

 

 

 T. Multifasciata

T. Multifasciata

T. Multifasciata

T. Multifasciata