The Aquatic Critter

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The Aquatic Critter

Years ago, the Aquatic Critter opened its doors to a public that was tired of the old-fashioned way of doing things and was hungry for change.

The Kingsnake

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Kingsnakes belong to the family of Lampropeltis. Depending on the type, sizes can range from sixteen inches to six feet in length with colors varying from earth tones to hi-fi reds and orange. Most important to the beginner, Kingsnakes, with the exception of a few (i.e., Gray Band and Arizona Mountain Kings) will tolerate a fair amount of handling and still continue to feed, unlike other types of snakes (i.e., Baby Corn Snakes, Ball Pythons, etc.). The Aquatic Critter’s reptile department has several different types of Kingsnakes with prices below $100. A couple of examples include the Mexican Black and the Black and White California Kingsnakes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We usually stock B-tongue skinks, but at certain times of the year (such as late spring) they are "in season" and more likely to be available. At the present, only wild-collected animals are available, of which we have some. Males usually have a longer, more slender neck and a longer, more arrow-shaped head, but this requires some experience as it is a comparative analysis.

The pistol shrimp might kill the peppermint. Depends on size difference, thank size, hiding places, etc. As for the other question, we don't know that that is common knowledge. Tiger Salamanders can live well over 10 years while others only 5 or 6. The Mandarin Salamander (Emperor newt) probably lives more than the 5-6 because they are a bigger salamander. They are typically wild caught and very stressed upon arrival at local stores. They come from cool, wet mountainous regions of Asia living under moss, logs, etc., being mainly terrestrial. Coming from harsh habitats, they are pretty hardy once settled into captivity. They do best below 80 degrees F and will enter and feed in shallow water dishes. Try feeding small crickets, waxworms, blackworms. If kept properly, you should be able to keep this animal for many years

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