I feel like the examination of this species was already fairly light, and the work isn’t really recent. If the original work was off, and no one subsequently followed up with significant corrections, then maybe the reason these animals seem to be “difficult” to keep is because we’re all working off incorrect assumptions?
Kinda why I was hoping someone who has successfully kept this animal in a hobbyist type setting would speak up. I’m dreading the possibility that no one has done it. But you do see the occasional, supposedly, captive bred individual for sale, so someone must be doing it.
With contradictory eye witness information, I’m inclined to agree with @t_h_wyman, perhaps we’re just going about it wrong?
Dangit, that would almost guarantee that I’m gonna have to guinea pig this.
Oh wait, that means I get to design a whole habitat, with multiple levels and micro environments, offer a wide range of prey, seasonal weather alterations, and record stupid amounts of data on everything from behavior to fecal weight in a, possibly futile, attempt to determine a successful husbandry SOP. Awesome.
Oh, my aspie brain is so happy right now.