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Breeding Silverfish as Feeders for Small Geckos

Thermobia domestica, also known as “silverfish” or “firebrats” is the most commonly found species of silverfish on the insect supplier’s list. They belong to the order Thysanura, one of the most primitive orders of insects, with direct ancestors in Jurassic rock layers. Todays’s species does not differ much from those ancestors.

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Prose and Controversies: Multi-Species Enclosures

This week Gecko Time introduces a new monthly interactive feature called “Prose and Controversies”. Here’s how it works: Each column will feature an issue that has been controversial for gecko keepers. We will attempt to briefly explore as many aspects of the controversy as possible. At the end of the article is a submission box where we encourage you to send us your thoughts and ideas about this topic.

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Three to Get Ready: Phelsuma grandis

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Three to Get Ready: Phelsuma grandis

Gecko Time nearly always publishes on Tuesday and this Tuesday happens to be Christmas Day, an important holiday for many (though not all) readers. What better way to mark the occasion than to devote this month’s Three to Get Ready to the popular red and green gecko, Phelsuma grandis (get it?)

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Breeding Large Feeder Roach Colonies

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Breeding Large Feeder Roach Colonies

There is a plethora of conflicting information available to the exotic pet enthusiast regarding the propagation of feeder insects that only just scratches the surface of how to effectively produce them in quantities sufficient to support one’s animals. In this article I will cover the topic a bit more in depth.
I will not go into great detail with regards to temperature and humidity, or housing methods as this method is not particularly dependent on these variables. So long as your roach colony is producing this method will help you maximize production and reduce age related die-offs.

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The Gecko Who Wouldn’t Quit

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The Gecko Who Wouldn’t Quit

As a small scale breeder, I count on the winter months to provide some much needed down-time from producing and caring for baby geckos.  Usually my last baby hatches some time in October (I breed leopard geckos, African fat tail geckos, gargoyle geckos and Coleonyx).  The first eggs tend to appear in February and the […]

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African Fat-tail Gecko Morph Guide

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African Fat-tail Gecko Morph Guide

It is an exciting time to be an African Fat Tail Gecko (AFT) breeder. AFT breedings have been producing new morphs/genetics over the past 5-6 years and the excitement is starting to build.

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Three to Get Ready: Strophurus

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Three to Get Ready: Strophurus

Strophurus are a 16-species genus of gecko found in Australia, also known commonly as “tail squirters” or “spiny tailed” geckos.  They are a small gecko, usually about 3-5 inches long, whose character traits and relative ease of care, as you’ll see below, make it surprising that they are not kept by more hobbyists.  As usual, […]

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Keeping Uroplatus

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Keeping Uroplatus

Uroplatus are a cool tropical gecko species found only in the northwest and eastern coast of Madagascar. There are currently fourteen species of Uroplatus with new species being found from time to time. Each species has its own husbandry requirements, so when researching be specific about the species you want to work with.

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Selection of Breeders and Quality Management in Leopard Geckos

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Selection of Breeders and Quality Management in Leopard Geckos

Everybody wants to breed healthy and beautiful leopard geckos, right? So how come this topic is still such a big issue for newcomers, and also often a sticking point for hobbyist breeders?
The following article will try to scratch the surface a bit in terms of what breeding management is about, and hopefully help you to get a better idea of how to reach your goals.

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Selectively Breeding a Trait: Bold Stripe Leopard Geckos

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Selectively Breeding a Trait: Bold Stripe Leopard Geckos

We all know when we see something we have to have as well as something that may need to be changed or refined. Very seldom do you see both of these characteristics in a single morph. Bold Stripes have always been one of my favorite morphs due to their deep dark bold colors and their full length stripes.

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