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Book Review: “A Guide to Australian Geckos & Pygopods in Captivity”

Having an ardent interest in Australian reptile species, I jumped at the opportunity to read and review this 352-page installment in a series of 7 books written by Dr. Danny Brown called “The Australian Reptile Keeper Series” by Reptile Publications. I paid particular attention to the species I keep, as well as some of the species I have been curious about.

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Attack of the Feeder Crickets

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Attack of the Feeder Crickets

The common house cricket (Acheta domesticus) may soon be a thing of the past. The deadly Cricket Paralysis Virus (aka Acheta domestica densovirus, AdDNV) that decimated the specie in Europe around eight years ago has essentially wiped them out to near extinction here in North America as well. The feeder insect producers have not even had a chance to recover from the devastating financial losses of the mealworm shortage that wreaked havoc on the reptile community in 2008, and we are now faced with yet another feeder crisis.

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Ethics and the Gecko Community

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Ethics and the Gecko Community

It’s no wonder the term ‘ethics’ provokes debates and opinions – the word gets thrown around a lot in the reptile community. We are quick to judge what is ethical and not, but the term itself can be very ambiguous.

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