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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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Breeder Chronicle: Heating your Racks

Still waiting. I can’t help but look inside the incubator at the 5 remaining eggs looking at the two single-egg clutches that are due to hatch around the same time. It should be any day now. In the meantime I’ve been feeding the geckos and cleaning the cages but other than that there hasn’t been a lot to report.

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Breeder Chronicles: Gecko Management Tips

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Breeder Chronicles: Gecko Management Tips

In many ways the past month has been like the start of a new season. After I lost all my eggs I’ve been waiting for the couple of geckos that are still laying to give me a few last clutches but for the most part the big season that I’ve been preparing for isn’t going to happen. Such is life when you work with animals.

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Breeder Chronicles: Incubator Issues

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Breeder Chronicles: Incubator Issues

This has been one of the hardest months that I’ve had as a breeder. I was very excited about having clutches laid early in the season and having 5 in the incubator at one time. Unfortunately I had two eggs hatch very late, after 45 days, and found two very weak geckos with their yolk sacs still attached.

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Breeder Chronicle:  Bad News Good News

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Breeder Chronicle: Bad News Good News

Gecko breeding always has its highs and lows but this month has had some big swings. I’ll start with the bad news.

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Breeder Chronicles: Season taking Off

Since my last entry a lot happened. The breeding season is in full swing with Shiny laying two clutches so far and Dot, Slocum and KC all successfully mating with The Dude. The KC pairing will be awesome since both geckos are Sunglow het RAPTOR. Hopefully we’ll get some nice color.

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Breeder Chronicles: Incubator

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Breeder Chronicles: Incubator

The incubator is set up and ready to go for the new season and I should have eggs from my Super Hypo female Shiny sometime in the next two weeks. I’m still working on getting either a Mack RAPTOR or Nova male but I’m sure I can find one before the breeding season is over so I won’t stress about it.

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Breeder Chronicles: January Update

Last month I wrote about the 1.3 group that I just received. Unfortunately it turned out to be a 0.4 group so I now have 8 females and 1 male which isn’t very helpful. My plans to create a Dreamsickle are on hold until I can find a Nova or Mack Snow RAPTOR male to match with the Mack Snow RAPTOR females.

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Breeder Chronicles: Upgrades

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Breeder Chronicles: Upgrades

If you have read any of my two previous articles you’ll know that one of my main changes for this upcoming season is to acquire some new genetics to hatch some more sought after morphs.

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Breeder Chronicles: Season Two Begins

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Breeder Chronicles: Season Two Begins

In March of 2011, Gecko Time began publishing monthly articles by Justin Hansen detailing his experiences as a new gecko breeder. Justin has decided to continue his account for a second breeding season and we are happy to have him. Note that we have omitted the “New” from the title, since Justin has successfully completed his “trial by fire” as a new breeder. And now, without further ado . . .

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