Field Herping in Australia

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Field Herping in Australia

Australia is a country like no other. Lush rainforest coasts and woodland mountain ranges transitioning to sandy deserts and tropical gorges have resulted in an evolutionary boom leading to an amazing diversity of lizards. A large proportion of the diversity, especially that unique to Australia, are the geckos.

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Three to Get Ready: Tokay (Gekko gecko)

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Three to Get Ready: Tokay (Gekko gecko)

The Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko): feared by those who value their fingers, coveted and relentlessly peddled by Asian gecko hunters, beloved by keepers who want a large, brightly colored gecko. It will be clear from the information provided by the three Tokay keepers below how much they enjoy these active, occasionally aggressive reptiles.

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Rubbermaid’s New Tub:  Submit Your Caging Ideas

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Rubbermaid’s New Tub: Submit Your Caging Ideas

Rubbermaid has recently introduced a new line of plastic tubs called, “The All Access Organizer”.
These tubs come with a built-in clear, front opening door making them near perfect for an easy conversion to use as herp housing. Inexpensive pricing ($12.99-$16.99 depending on size) and availability in 3 different sizes makes them even better! They are light weight and easy to clean as well as stackable; there’s a million reasons to like these things.

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Prose and Controversies: Culling

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Prose and Controversies: Culling

In the gecko breeding world, “culling” refers to “putting down” or killing undesirable specimens. All breeders recognize that some geckos hatch with undesirable traits. The question is, when to eliminate these geckos and how to do it.

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Book Review of Geckos: The Animal Answer Guide

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Book Review of Geckos: The Animal Answer Guide

As gecko-keeping hobbyists, many of us are fairly well-read in our specific area of gecko interest. We tend to read books, magazines and online forums that focus primarily on care and breeding of various gecko species. Geckos: The Animal Answer Guide takes a very different approach.

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Three to Get Ready: Lygodactylus

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Three to Get Ready: Lygodactylus

Recently, interest in L. williamsi, the Electric Blue Day Gecko, has skyrocketed due to its eye-catching color, vibrant personality and recent endangered status. In fact, there are 60 Lygodactylus species, a small fraction of which are in captivity.

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Interview with Karsten Griesshammer: Field Herping In Iran

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Interview with Karsten Griesshammer: Field Herping In Iran

Field herping can be enjoyable even in your own back yard. However, the opportunity to observe reptiles in an exotic locale, in this case Iran, home of the leopard gecko, is exciting and unusual. Karsten Griesshammer from Germany had this opportunity recently and agreed to an interview about his experiences

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Gecko Breeder Interview: Nico Pietrzyk

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Gecko Breeder Interview: Nico Pietrzyk

This month, Gecko Time has had the opportunity to speak with Nico Pietrzyk, a young leopard gecko breeder from Germany. He was good enough to share some information about his leopard gecko activities and the gecko scene in Germany as well.

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“Glass or Rack” Comments

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“Glass or Rack” Comments

Sometimes discussing a “controversy” reveals that there is just more than one way to do things, as you’ll see from the comments below. Interestingly, several people report using a glass/rack “hybrid” system Enjoy the comments and watch for next month’s Controversy.

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Leopard Gecko Morph Special: The Ghost

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Leopard Gecko Morph Special: The Ghost

The past years have lead to an increased interest in an old, but pretty rare and uncommon leopard gecko morph – the Ghost. Many myths and incorrect information about this morph abound on the internet. As one of the few breeders working with and improving them for years, this article will provide some of Dragoon Gecko’s findings.

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