Then the plane was delayed to to mechanical problems and UPS was going to delay delivery until the next day! After much pleading they delivered him at 7:30PM! he was "frozen" but alive! I warmed him up gradually and he was eating crickets 3 hours later - unbelieveable!
He's taken to the food bowl well and has already set up a basic movement pattern, basking, feeding, and sleeping. No excessive roaming or attempts to get out so I'm hopeful the cage parameters are too his liking.