/  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  April 14, 2015

Editor’s Question Answered: Incubator Temperature Control

Do you know how your incubator works? Does it matter? In the case where there’s a choice about where to put the thermostat probe, it can matter a whole lot:

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 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  April 9, 2015

A Tale of Three Incubators

A working incubator is a crucial ingredient for a successful reptile breeding season. Eggs do hatch in the enclosure and in appropriately warm parts of the home but generally, the hatch rates are higher when the temperature can be carefully controlled.
During my 10 years as a gecko breeder, I have used three different incubator models. Here is my story, presented not to give a scientific accounting of each type, but as a narrative explaining my journey to a “perfect” incubator (I chose not to try to build my own incubator for a variety of reasons).

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Breaking: Lizard found on Mars

 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  April 1, 2015

Breaking: Lizard found on Mars

We’ve been following news closely from NASA this morning about an unexpected discovery from the Mars Curiosity Rover. Before this morning only blurry pictures had been captured, so we hesitated to report any news. Now, we’ve seen the first clear picture. We can finally say it. We’re not alone. There is life in our universe. […]

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Eyelid Dysecdysis in Leopard Geckos

 /  Featured Articles  /  6 Comments  /  March 26, 2015

Eyelid Dysecdysis in Leopard Geckos

I have never had a gecko as a pet. And that is an important fact in my suggestions for their care. My perspective is as if I am a space alien looking down on Earth from Mars and telling us we need to clean up our atmosphere. I do see hundreds of geckos each year with multiple kinds of veterinary problems. I have been treating geckoes for more than twenty-five years and my care suggestions spring from two generalized observations.

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Selling Popular Gecko Species

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  March 18, 2015

Selling Popular Gecko Species

In January, Gecko Time published an article titled “Selling Rare Geckos” where we asked breeders of geckos that few people keep in captivity about their success in selling the offspring. Surprisingly to us, the breeders who responded had no problems. This led us to wonder how breeders who produce and sell the more popular geckos species are faring.

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Biology of Breeding: Considerations for Maximizing Genetic Diversity of Breeding Groups

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  March 10, 2015

Biology of Breeding: Considerations for Maximizing Genetic Diversity of Breeding Groups

When a person joins the hobby of reptile keeping and makes the decision to breed animals of any species, they silently make the acknowledgement that they are going to be playing god with the species they choose to reproduce. Not only accelerating evolution through artificial selection, but also picking and choosing which ecological and evolutionary forces, or lack thereof affect their breeding populations.

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Two Decades as a Gecko Breeder

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  January 27, 2015

Two Decades as a Gecko Breeder

There is plenty of information available today about how to keep and breed geckos.  With forums, articles, books, radio programs, social networking, and online resources, just about anybody can become a gecko keeper or even a breeder.  Whether you are inclined to be a hobbyist, serious collector, or aspire to become a legitimate business, it […]

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Selling Rare Geckos

 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  January 20, 2015

Selling Rare Geckos

An important consideration for prospective gecko breeders is whether they’ll be able to sell the geckos they produce. Gecko Time was curious about how successful breeders of the less common gecko species are in selling their hatchlings since they often require more specialized care than the more commonly available species such as leopard geckos. We started with the assumption that “rare” geckos would be harder to sell since the number of prospective buyers would be lower and presumably the cost of each gecko would be higher. We admit to being quite surprised at the general consensus among breeders of rare geckos as to their success in selling.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  January 15, 2015

An Odyssey of the Creation of a Unique Vivarium

Some kids might ask for video games for Christmas, some a bike, but I’m not like those kids. For Christmas I asked for some kind of display case that I could turn in the my crested gecko’s habitat, and that is exactly what I got: an old display case from a local museum.

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Two Passions Merged:  Veterinarian and Reptile Hobbyist

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  January 6, 2015

Two Passions Merged: Veterinarian and Reptile Hobbyist

Growing up I always had a love of all animals. I especially had a big interest in exotics, mostly reptiles. I was fascinated by the variety of species out there and learned more and more about them as I grew older. I kept many species including various geckos, lizards, turtles, tortoises and amphibians. It was always a goal of mine to learn as much as I could about these amazing animals and provide the best care I could for them. Along the way many of these animals bred for me, most without me even trying. That generated a further interest and advancements in my hobby. Also, ever since I was a child it was a lifelong dream of mine to become a veterinarian.

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