Archive:  August, 2012

Three to Get Ready: Rhacodactylus leachianus

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Three to Get Ready: Rhacodactylus leachianus

Rhacodactylus leachianus, the largest known gecko, fascinates many due to its sheer size, coloring and personality which ranges from the phlegmatic to the aggressive.

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Breeder Chronicles: Season Comes to a Difficult End

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Breeder Chronicles: Season Comes to a Difficult End

So I can finally announce this breeding season as a complete failure. My final clutch of eggs hatched and I had a nice Jungle RAPTOR and Tremper Albino hatchling. They were squealing and running around but I decided to keep them in the incubator for a few extra days just to be sure all was well. After checking on them daily I went to move them into tubs on the third day to find the Jungle RAPTOR dead but the Tremper doing just fine.

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Phelsuma Pronki: Pronk’s Day Gecko

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Phelsuma Pronki: Pronk’s Day Gecko

Phelsuma pronki, described in SEIPP, 1994, (Senckenb. biol, Frankfurt am Main, 74, 1/2. 193rd) is named for the explorer Olaf Pronk. The gecko was originally described based on several types: the Holotype is at the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (SMF 75 950); the Paratype is at the Museum of Zoology, Dresden, (D 35 785).

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