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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Three to Get Ready: Sphaerodactylus

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Three to Get Ready: Sphaerodactylus

It was touch and go as to whether I would find three experts to share their experiences with keeping the somewhat rare genus of tiny geckos, Sphaerodactylus. Imagine my surprise when I ended up with no less than five contributions from the United States, Canada and Europe.

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A Tale of Dangerous Lighting with P. grandis

Some time ago a male and female Phelsuma grandis were brought to me as “rescues”.  The geckos were dropped off because they were not wanted anymore. P. grandis, commonly known as the Giant Day Gecko, are the most popular day geckos in the hobby. If anyone is planning to get their first day gecko everyone usually recommends the P. grandis.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  March 12, 2013

Prose and Controversies: Glass or Rack?

There are two main ways that  geckos are housed: display tanks, usually made from glass or plastic, and racks — plastic tubs set in a shelf or drawer frame. Those who prefer to use racks give the following reasons: It permits large numbers of  geckos to be kept in a space-efficient, homogeneous manner. Most geckos are […]

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Gecko Hybridization

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Gecko Hybridization

I’ve been asked to write about a controversial topic in the reptile world-hybrids. I recently purchased a small group of third generation crested gecko x chahoua hybrids, which marks the beginning of my personal experience with gecko hybrids. I’ve kept reptiles for many years and have owned numerous hybrid snakes in that time.

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Three to Get Ready: Eublepharis macularius

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Three to Get Ready: Eublepharis macularius

Eublepharis macularius, commonly known as leopard geckos are one of the classic “starter geckos”. How many of us kept leopard geckos as our first reptile? How many of us have “moved on” to more challenging species? For some of us, though, leopard geckos remain our passion and prime interest.

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Filling in the Gap: Gecko Rescue

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Filling in the Gap: Gecko Rescue

I’ve been involved with various animal rescue organizations since I was sixteen years old. I have helped cleaned cages and plenty of litter boxes, fostered (dogs, cats, and rats), and even took pictures for a shelter so they could list their available animals online. When my passion for reptiles started in the early spring of 2012 I quickly realized that the rescue resources available for “regular” pets such as cats and dogs were not available for the scaly creatures I loved.

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