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Squamata Concepts’ S.I.M. Container Evolution

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Squamata Concepts’ S.I.M. Container Evolution

The S.I.M incubation container started out as being a homemade “no substrate” container. John Adragna and I have been keeping and breeding reptiles for well over 20 years and incubated eggs like most have over the years. Although the traditional methods of incubation have always served us well in the past, we wanted a better, more reliable method of incubation, one that would be quick and easy to set up without worrying too much about measuring water to substrate ratios, and that would yield equal to, or better results.

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Beginner Breeder Basics: Comparing Incubation Mediums

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Beginner Breeder Basics: Comparing Incubation Mediums

As reptile breeders, we spend a lot of time deciding what products to use in order to keep our breeding colony healthy. I’m sure we all want our females to produce healthy offspring, so we make sure they are well supplemented and at a healthy weight. This same concept carries over to how we go about deciding what medium to use for incubating the eggs. We all want to guarantee the best hatch rate for those eggs, right?!

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Two New Lizard Species Discovered

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Two New Lizard Species Discovered

It’s is to the delight of the Gecko Time staff that we have the opportunity to share with you two newly discovered lizard species. These lizards are oddly familiar to a new morph of leopard gecko that we posted about a year ago. It seems though that now the lizards and birds have been getting a little too friendly.

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The Global Gecko Association: Then and Now

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The Global Gecko Association: Then and Now

The Global Gecko Association (GGA) is an educational 501-c3 non-profit organization solely dedicated to the gecko enthusiast, from amateur to professional. It accomplishes its educational goals using its publications, Gekko, a scholarly journal, Chit-Chat, a less formal periodical, and a large website featuring over 1,000 gecko photographs as well as a wealth of gecko information.

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Review: Reptiles Magazine

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Review: Reptiles Magazine

Reptiles Magazine is a monthly publication available at newsstands and by subscription. I have to admit that I get a little excited when I see the new issue in my mailbox. I read every issue cover to cover and keep them all to reference when needed.

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Gecko Time Answers Readers’ Questions

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Gecko Time Answers Readers’ Questions

Gecko Time has always been about those who love geckos. Recently we’ve seen a rise in questions from our readers, and we love it. As readers have sent questions we had a brilliant idea.

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Housing Leopard Geckos on Sand: The Great Debate

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Housing Leopard Geckos on Sand: The Great Debate

Whether it be a fine-particle sand or calcium-based, sand is a common substrate that is sold for leopard geckos and other desert reptiles. The mentality behind it is that because leopard geckos are native to deserts, they should be housed on sand, but most deserts are not filled with loose sand.

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How to Sell Your Geckos

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How to Sell Your Geckos

The market is flooded for many gecko species, the economy is not at its best, yet more and more people are eager to try breeding their pets. Despite this grim scenario, it is possible to sell geckos.

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A Lesson in Reptile Anesthesia

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A Lesson in Reptile Anesthesia

Veterinarians and veterinary technicians are often compared to pediatricians because our patients, like many of theirs, can’t tell us what is wrong. It takes a lot of education and long hours before we learn to recognize most of the things that can make your little critter sick. Even then it is a tough job.

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Find an Escaped Gecko

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Find an Escaped Gecko

Your Gecko Escaped, Huh?
Keeping positive about finding him/her is a must. Think about it like this: you do not have to find a lost gecko, simply find its hiding place. They can go a good while without food and water. Most are found quickly but I’ve heard of one appearing eight months later.

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