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

 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  August 14, 2012

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

 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  July 31, 2012

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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Reptile Calculator: Information and Review

 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  July 24, 2012

Reptile Calculator: Information and Review

With the number of new genetic mutations that have exploded for some gecko species, the question comes up more and more frequently: “What will I get if I pair up . . . “ This was a simple question to answer years ago when the genetic combinations were limited and largely restricted to recessive and dominant traits.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  July 19, 2012

Breeder Chronicle: Heating your Racks

Still waiting. I can’t help but look inside the incubator at the 5 remaining eggs looking at the two single-egg clutches that are due to hatch around the same time. It should be any day now. In the meantime I’ve been feeding the geckos and cleaning the cages but other than that there hasn’t been a lot to report.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  July 17, 2012

Breeder Chronicles: Another Breeder Weighs In

Since our usual leopard gecko breeder, Justin, was unavailable for this month’s installment of his breeding saga, I thought I would take the opportunity to comment on my breeding successes and failures for this, my eighth season.

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 /  Featured Articles  /  25 Comments  /  July 3, 2012

How To Incubate Leopard Gecko Eggs

There is a variety of methods for successfully incubating leopard gecko eggs. This is the method that I have been using. I have had a lot of success with it and I hope you will too.

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Three to Get Ready: Uroplatus

 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  June 26, 2012

Three to Get Ready: Uroplatus

Our second installment of Three to Get Ready focuses on the genus Uroplatus, commonly called the “Leaf Tail Gecko”. As you will see, Uroplatus geckos seem to stir up intense devotion in those who choose to keep them, as they are not easy to care for.

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Breeder Chronicles: Gecko Management Tips

 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  June 19, 2012

Breeder Chronicles: Gecko Management Tips

In many ways the past month has been like the start of a new season. After I lost all my eggs I’ve been waiting for the couple of geckos that are still laying to give me a few last clutches but for the most part the big season that I’ve been preparing for isn’t going to happen. Such is life when you work with animals.

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Facing Reality: What to Expect as a First-time Reptile Breeder

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  June 12, 2012

Facing Reality: What to Expect as a First-time Reptile Breeder

Nowadays a huge number of reptile pet keepers eventually make the decision to produce offspring from their pets. Breeding your beloved reptiles and experiencing the miracle of new life can be one of the most beautiful hobbies in the world – no question about that.
However, there is so much more to be considered when it comes to breeding than just putting males and females together and watching your pretty babies hatch.

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