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Geckos

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by rollinkansas, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. rollinkansas

    rollinkansas Active Member

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    Well,

    My other hobby besides small orchids are small geckos. So here are some photos of the little guys.

    Sphaerodactylus sp.

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  2. rollinkansas

    rollinkansas Active Member

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    Gonatodes sp.

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    Well, theres a few of them.

    Hope you guys like them as much as I do!
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, I think they are pretty cool, but you forgot to tell them to smile.
     
  4. rollinkansas

    rollinkansas Active Member

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    Here you go.:D

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  5. rothschildianum

    rothschildianum New Member

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    WOW!! they're incredible! Do you breed/sell them?
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Now my day is complete.;)
     
  7. rollinkansas

    rollinkansas Active Member

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    Yes, and yes. Although now they are being cooled for the year so breeding will start again hopefully around January.
     
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    I love these guys. What are you feeding them Mike. My grandson has been wanting a pet and I wanted to make him a terrarium so this could be the ticket.
     
  9. rollinkansas

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    Hey Harry,

    I feed them 10 day old crickets, I think they are 1/8th inch or so. Some of the gonatodes could probably take slightly larger but its ok for all of them.

    For a pet id do with Gonatodes because they are slightly bigger, and youll see them more often, although neither you can really handle.
     
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    Oh my GOD, I love them!!! Please keep the pictures coming, I really enjoy seeing this kind of thing. What do the eggs look like? They must be teenie, as well the babies. Do you have pictures from past breeding efforts?
     
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    Wow! They are lovely. I have never seen this genus before..
     
  12. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    They are cool. Whenever I saw geckos they were always larger but these small minature ones are way cooler!
     
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    Mike, do they like to lick fruit like day geckos?
     
  14. rollinkansas

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    I dont think you can sustain them on that, then again I havent tried, but I dont think they will go for it. I just stick to crickets and will soon start experimenting with some other small feeders.
     
  15. rollinkansas

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    The gecko on my hand in the first set of pics next to the dime is a new hatchling. I included a bad picture of an egg, but you can get the idea of how big the eggs are by the bottle cap its sitting in. Oh, and two photos of gravid females...egg is so big compared to the gecko you can see it through them.

    Some hatchlings/2-3 month old geckos
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    egg
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    And what gravid females look like:

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  16. Alexis

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    Thanks, Mike. They're really amazing. I love tiny creatures. I have Tokay geckos in my yard here in Florida. They are enormous compared to your guys.
     
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    Three species of sphaerodactylus actually reside in Florida...elegans,notatus, and argus. The elegans aren't really good looking as adults but the hatchlings are a rainbow of colors.
     
  18. Home Grown

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    They are all so cool, I love them all!! How did I miss this post??
     
  19. Alexis

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    Mike is the tiny gecko man, DJ is the giant gecko man!

    Thanks for the info on the native species, Mike. I will google them, and see if I can put names to some of my many local amphibian residents.
     
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    Just to clarify Alexis. Geckos are reptiles not amphibians.