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Gecko Exhibit Review: Geckos, Tails to Toepads

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Gecko Exhibit Review: Geckos, Tails to Toepads

During the recent Fourth of July holiday weekend I was privileged to attend the show Geckos, Tails to Toepads which is running at the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences from May 30 to September 7.

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Do’s & Don’ts of Buying Geckos Online

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Do’s & Don’ts of Buying Geckos Online

“Should I buy off the Internet or shouldn’t I?”

The geckos look great, the price is great, but how do you know the dealer is reputable? How do you know the animals are fairly represented in the pictures on the web page?

There are a few steps you can take to insure a fair, honest transaction.

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Blaptica dubia Care & Compared to Other Roaches

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Blaptica dubia Care & Compared to Other Roaches

Blaptica dubia is one of the fastest growing trends when it comes to feeding your exotic pets. The babies are the perfect size for any small pet, from baby geckos, baby bearded dragons to just small tarantulas. As adults they are rather big compared to crickets so it takes fewer Blaptica dubia to fill up your pet, which in turn saves you money! Being a slow moving roach they allow pets that are not up for the chase an easy meal, but they also move enough to attract the feistiest of predators.

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How to Vend at your first Reptile Show

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How to Vend at your first Reptile Show

For a new breeder, vending at a reptile show can be an important step in the process of becoming an expert. Vending at a show is an easy way to sell multiple reptiles in one day and also an opportunity to be perceived as a knowledgeable member of the herp community. A successful and enjoyable experience at a show depends on knowledge of what to expect and a good amount of advance preparation.

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Going Green While Keeping Geckos

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Going Green While Keeping Geckos

If you were to ask any reptile hobbyist about their collection, it would probably be difficult to get them to stop talking. This hobby is full of passionate, caring people that truly love their animals and everything about them. With all the reptile shows across the country and the thousands of products that are available, it is undeniable that keeping reptiles is a fun and exciting hobby that continues to grow every day. With all these new keepers joining and breeders expanding their inventory, one might start to wonder what kind of impact this incredible hobby has on the environment. Though it may seem like herpetology has little effect on the planet, if people really start to think about some of the things they do every day to care for their scaly friends, they can see how quickly it all adds up and the toll it takes on the environment. If hobbyists make a few simple changes to be greener keepers, a great difference would be made for the entire world, while saving some money along the way.

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The Effect of the Economy on Gecko Breeders

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The Effect of the Economy on Gecko Breeders

The world community has felt the hard hit of the economy. So have gecko breeders. In this guest post we discuss how the economy has affected breeders, retail stores, and how you can save money while keeping the geckos you love.

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Guide to Breeding Leopard Geckos on a Small Scale

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Guide to Breeding Leopard Geckos on a Small Scale

Breeding leopard geckos is relatively easy and rewarding. There are so many exciting images on the internet of gorgeous and unique animals that many of us get bitten by the breeding bug. We may dream of producing beautiful specimens and even of developing our own lines. Few of us, however, have the time, space and money that it takes to succeed at this level. In order to develop a unique line of high quality animals, a breeder must have access to a large collection which needs to be continually upgraded. He or she must be able to house and feed breeders and hatchlings, and also must have a market to sell both the expensive morphs and the less unusual ones that will result.

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11 Forums for Gecko Lovers

The internet is a valuable source of information about many related herp subjects, from care and husbandry to available reptiles. For many gecko enthusiasts, the reptile-specific forums and chats have become quite addictive. What follows are ten of the most popular and active gecko forums that exist today on the internet. Register and enjoy!

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Breeding Superworms: A guide to raising and breeding superworms

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Breeding Superworms: A guide to raising and breeding superworms

In today’s economy we are all searching for ways to save money. Breeding your own feeders is one of the best ways. For the past several years I’ve been breeding superworms for all my geckos. It’s a fairly simple process and with some time and patience you can raise your own feeders.

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April Photo Contest Winner & Site Updates

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April Photo Contest Winner & Site Updates

Congratulations to Heather Shutt, the winner of the April Photo Contest! We are pleased to report we had 329 voters and 31 great entries. The photos in this contest really were great! I am glad I am not in charge of picking the winner.

Heather will receive a roach colony from BuyDubia.com. Thank you very much to Buy Dubia for sponsoring the April photo contest!

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