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Beloved Gecko: Scooter

Scooter came to me via my mother, a Massachusetts school teacher. She obtained Scooter to be a classroom pet for her 6th graders. Unfortunately leopard geckos are usually zonked out during the day! (Though I’ve only been to one reptile show, my experience was the poor leopard geckos were not happy campers in the middle of the afternoon). Because she needed to operate on a different schedule, Scooter eventually moved into the house with my family.

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Beloved Gecko: Spider

This is our second installment of our Beloved Gecko series and features a photo and video essay about HJ Rudy’s famous leopard gecko, Spider.

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Beloved Gecko: Eragon

The year was 2004. I was a “veteran” leopard gecko owner of one year, and after reading endlessly on gecko forums about breeders’ successes, I decided that I was ready to breed geckos. I also decided to buy my first gecko from a breeder and have it shipped to me.

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Interview with Brian Barczyk of BHB Reptiles

Today we interview Brian Barczyk of BHB Reptiles. Although Brian works prominently with snakes, he has strong passion for all animals. Brian also produces snakebytes.tv, a Youtube show for reptile lovers.

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Sourmash for Mealworms

Breeding mealworms is one of the most popular topics on Youtube and there must be a thousand videos about this subject. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t much help if you are in any way serious about breeding lots and lots of mealworms.

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Scrumptious New Leopard Gecko Morphs Developed!

The union of GMO (genetically modified organisms) and selective gecko breeding has borne incredible fruit recently! Artist and leopard gecko breeder Ben Bargen has given Gecko Time the scoop on his amazing work pushing the envelope of the leopard gecko morph. Ben has gone beyond the accomplishments of everyone who is line-breeding for deeper and […]

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Interview with Reptile Artist Mike “Puddy Muddle” Turner

Gecko Time recently became aware of a wonder herp artist from his donation of work for the Houston Exotic Reptile and Pet Show (HERPS). Find out more about Mike Turner from our interview below:

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Should We Breed Popular Gecko Species? Yes!

Keeping reptiles is a rewarding experience, one that develops a bond with these animals. Consequently, we find ourselves asking questions and raising issues rooted in morality and ethics. One such question has been surfacing lately regarding the continued breeding of some of the most popular species such as crested geckos (Correlophus ciliatus), gargoyle geckos (Rhacodactylus auriculatus), and especially leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius).

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Un gecko rupicole rare : le Gecko Plat de Loveridge, Afroedura loveridgei

Le genre Afroedura comprend quinze taxons (espèces et ssp.) valides à ce jour dont onze espèces (source : Zootaxa), mais étant donné la difficulté d’accès de certains sites et le manque de séquençage ADN de nombreux spécimens, il y a fort à parier que le nombre d’espèces augmentera dans les années à venir (Jon Boone, comm. pers.). Les caractéristiques communes du genre sont : un corps particulièrement aplati, adapté à la dissimulation dans les failles et crevasses rocheuses les plus étroites.

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A Rare Rock-dwelling Gecko: Afroedura

The genus Afroedura includes fifteen taxa (species and subspecies.) To date, eleven species have been identified (source: Zootaxa ) , however, with increasing access to some of the more remote habitats and with the DNA sequencing of more of the specimens, it is likely that the number of identifiable species will increase in the near future (Jon Boone, pers. comm.). The genus is characterized by a very flat body, adapted for hiding in cracks and narrow rocky crevices.

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