Encounter in White Plains

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  February 4, 2014

Encounter in White Plains

In a time when stories of fraud, betrayal and bad-mouthing abound, this article is a celebration of the joy of making positive contacts in the gecko world.

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Three to Get Ready: Hemidactylus

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Three to Get Ready: Hemidactylus

The publication last month of a “Three to Get Ready” focusing on viper geckos, Hemidactylus imbricatus, sparked a desire from one reader for us to do an article focusing on the entire Hemidactylus genus. Your wish is our command! Hemidactylus is a genus of over 90 species, many of which go by the common name “house gecko” because of their ability to flourish in human occupied space, and, as you’ll read below, new species are being discovered all the time.

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Review of Gargoyle Geckos by P. de Vosjoli et. al.

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Review of Gargoyle Geckos by P. de Vosjoli et. al.

One of the classic books about Rhacodactylus geckos was published in 2003 by Philippe de Vosjoli, Allen Repashy and Frank Fast. It quickly sold out and was soon outdated because of the wealth of new discoveries about the geckos of this genus. The authors decided to write a new guide in several volumes, each volume dedicated to a different Rhacodactylus species.

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Interview with Bruce Lowder of Animal Encounters

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Interview with Bruce Lowder of Animal Encounters

For reptile breeders in northeastern United States, the Reptile Expos in White Plains, NY have Been THE show to attend and THE place to vend. These shows, with more recent additions of smaller shows in Manchester, New Hampshire and Melville (Long Island) New York have been produced for the past 14 years by Bruce Lowder through his company Aminal Encounters.

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Calling all USA L. williamsi Breeders

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  January 7, 2014

Calling all USA L. williamsi Breeders

It’s a well known fact that Lagodactylus williamsi, commonly known as the electric blue day gecko is a highly endangered species due to shrinking habitat in its native Tanzania. In addition to the brilliant blue coloring of the dominant male and the engaging behavior of these geckos, many reptile keepers are eager to breed them in order to establish a reasonably sized, genetically diverse population of L. williamsi in captivity in order to preserve this lovely gecko.

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Gecko Keepers: A Peek at 2014

 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  December 31, 2013

Gecko Keepers: A Peek at 2014

New Year’s Eve. A time to remember the highs and lows of the previous year and look ahead to the coming season. In the spirit of the day, Gecko Time features 12 gecko keepers reflecting about the 2013 season and giving us a sneak peek at their plans for 2014.

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Three to Get Ready: Viper Geckos

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Three to Get Ready: Viper Geckos

Viper geckos, the tiny natives of Pakistan with the black and white ladder pattern, have become increasingly popular recently. They are relatively easy to keep and, because of their small size, don’t require much space. They were originally in the genus Teratolepis, which was later merged with Hemidactylus

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Enigma Syndrome in Leopard Geckos: An Autosomal Dominant Disorder

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Enigma Syndrome in Leopard Geckos: An Autosomal Dominant Disorder

Usually, we don’t notice a gene until a mutation changes it. This is true for the vestibular system of Leopard Geckos. Around 2006 certain leopard geckos began to display equilibrium deficiencies, often (but not always) associated with the Enigma morph. These disoriented geckos were diagnosed with a disorder dubbed Enigma Syndrome.

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Comments for Wild Type or Designer, and a Final Note

 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  December 10, 2013

Comments for Wild Type or Designer, and a Final Note

The Prose and Controversies article last month about breeding wild type vs. “designer” geckos generated just two comments, which are reproduced below. The Prose and Controversies feature was begun nearly a year ago in the hopes that it would generate comment and discussion about husbandry and ethical controversies that are already known to exist in the gecko-keeping world.

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Shannon’s “Not-So-Quickie Interview” With Rebecca From Dragoon Gecko

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Shannon’s “Not-So-Quickie Interview” With Rebecca From Dragoon Gecko

I remembered that I had visited the Dragoon Gecko (DG) web site in 2011. Although it was in German (and my college German isn’t only rusty—it has died along with my Irish whiskey-damaged brain cells), I was fascinated with the scope of the DG projects and the fact that one of the most interesting aspects of their hobby was maintaining older, less commercial lines of Leopard geckos. “What a concept,” I remember remarking to no one in particular.

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