Shannon’s “Quickie Interview” with . . . Shannon!

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Shannon’s “Quickie Interview” with . . . Shannon!

I know what you are thinking. “Who does this guy think he is? Interviewing himself?” Bear with me now. It has been a rough first full year back breeding Leos. Last year was only a partial year of breeding. Things were newer, fresher and more fun.

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Three to Get Ready: Oedura

 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  September 25, 2012

Three to Get Ready: Oedura

This month, Three to Get Ready moves off the beaten path of gecko keeping to explore the Australian genus Oedura, commonly known as the “velvet gecko” which can no longer be exported.

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Keeping Records and Marking Breeder Trays: Do I Have To?

 /  Featured Articles  /  No Comments  /  September 18, 2012

Keeping Records and Marking Breeder Trays: Do I Have To?

One of my personal strengths is that I am very good at organization. One of my personal failings is that I am poor on following through with all the items I’ve organized.  That can present a problem. Let me share with you how I got my breeding records and Gecko room organized for the 2012 breeding season.

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Renaming Rhacodactylus: Revision of the giant geckos of New Caledonia by Zootaxa

 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  September 16, 2012

Renaming Rhacodactylus: Revision of the giant geckos of New Caledonia by Zootaxa

Zootaxa published an article on July 31, 2012 that created a massive shift in the way we could describe and classify New Caledonia geckos. This news has recently been buzzing across the gecko forums and we wanted to share the article with you.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  September 11, 2012

Product Review: Managing Water and Humidity for Your Reptiles

Today I’m straying away from reviewing a single product and focusing on a group of products relating to water and humidity. In the past few years many new products have hit the market that are meant to keep humidity in your reptile terrariums at appropriate levels, and/or keep your reptiles well hydrated and in good health, but figuring out what is worth purchasing, or which product to choose can be a real pain.

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To Pinkie or Not to Pinkie

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To Pinkie or Not to Pinkie

I chose to write an article on whether or not it is “OK” to feed pinkie mice to adult leopard geckos. Not only have I had experience with feeding pinkie mice, but I have also contacted herpetoculturist Ron Tremper. Ron Tremper is the former curator of reptiles at the Chaffee Zoological Gardens (Fresno, Ca) and is a world recognized authority on the selective breeding of leopard geckos.

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Three to Get Ready: Rhacodactylus leachianus

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  August 28, 2012

Three to Get Ready: Rhacodactylus leachianus

Rhacodactylus leachianus, the largest known gecko, fascinates many due to its sheer size, coloring and personality which ranges from the phlegmatic to the aggressive.

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Breeder Chronicles: Season Comes to a Difficult End

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Breeder Chronicles: Season Comes to a Difficult End

So I can finally announce this breeding season as a complete failure. My final clutch of eggs hatched and I had a nice Jungle RAPTOR and Tremper Albino hatchling. They were squealing and running around but I decided to keep them in the incubator for a few extra days just to be sure all was well. After checking on them daily I went to move them into tubs on the third day to find the Jungle RAPTOR dead but the Tremper doing just fine.

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Phelsuma Pronki: Pronk’s Day Gecko

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Phelsuma Pronki: Pronk’s Day Gecko

Phelsuma pronki, described in SEIPP, 1994, (Senckenb. biol, Frankfurt am Main, 74, 1/2. 193rd) is named for the explorer Olaf Pronk. The gecko was originally described based on several types: the Holotype is at the Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (SMF 75 950); the Paratype is at the Museum of Zoology, Dresden, (D 35 785).

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Three to Get Ready: Paroedura

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Three to Get Ready: Paroedura

Although, according to wikipedia, there are 16 species in the Paroedura genus, Paroedura picta is by far the most popular to be kept in the reptile hobby, as you will see below.

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