New Breeder Chronicles: The Geckos and the Elements

 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  September 20, 2011

New Breeder Chronicles: The Geckos and the Elements

So far all my hatchlings have come from the Sunglow by Superhypo pair and for the most part the hatchlings look the same. That was until this past Saturday when I found a present in the incubator.

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Biosecurity for the Gecko Breeder

 /  Featured Articles  /  5 Comments  /  September 13, 2011

Biosecurity for the Gecko Breeder

Are you practicing good biosecurity? Maybe you are only vaguely familiar with the term. Most herpetoculturists I talk to are ill prepared to meet the bio threats that can devastate their collections. The threat is real; all reptile collections are at risk. The threat is any type of infectious agent–viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic.

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What’s Up With the Gecko Time Editors?

 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  September 6, 2011

What’s Up With the Gecko Time Editors?

It’s generally accepted these days that collaboration is not limited by geography. With all the tools at our disposal, from the internet to skype, people can work together easily while living half a world apart. This is definitely true: Gecko Time has published regularly for two and a half years with seamless communication between its co-editors, one living in Massachusetts and one in Georgia. So how could things change with Matthew Kammerer, owner of the Gecko Time site, moving to Cambridge Massachusetts, just 5 minutes away from his co-editor, Aliza Arzt? Answer: for the better!

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Breeding on a Small Scale Revisited

 /  Featured Articles  /  11 Comments  /  August 30, 2011

Breeding on a Small Scale Revisited

In April 2009, after breeding leopard geckos for 4 seasons, I wrote an article for Gecko Time about breeding leopard geckos on a small scale. Since its publication, the article has consistently been the second or third most read on the site. Now that I ‘ve been breeding geckos at this level for another 3 seasons, I thought I would update my views and advice since new issues have arisen that I didn’t consider earlier in my breeding experience.

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Gecko Time Interviews “Geckos of the World” Photographer

 /  Featured Articles  /  8 Comments  /  August 23, 2011

Gecko Time Interviews “Geckos of the World” Photographer

Gecko Time was recently informed about a stunning new photography book about geckos of the world compiled by Edgar Wefer. We decided to interview him to let our readers know about some of the background behind this gorgeous work.

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New Breeder Chronicles: Incubation Questions Answered

 /  Featured Articles  /  5 Comments  /  August 16, 2011

New Breeder Chronicles: Incubation Questions Answered

A lot has happened in the last month. A second super hypo has hatched, my first hatchling is an eating machine and my Mack Snow has finally bred and laid her first clutch.

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Rebuilding a Gecko Collection

 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  August 9, 2011

Rebuilding a Gecko Collection

While in high school I kept geckos on a large scale. Keeping hundreds of geckos is taxing. Anyone who has kept pets knows there are good days and bad days. Near the end of high school I was getting burnt out. It was more of a chore and less of a pleasure to feed and clean every night. Selling the collection before college was a relief.

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Living my Dream with Reptiles

 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  August 2, 2011

Living my Dream with Reptiles

Like most young children, I fantasized that when I was older, my dreams would come true and I would be living my ideal life. However, unlike most young children, my dream was to keep and breed reptiles, and I followed through with it.

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Fun with Hets: Leopard Geckos Teach Genetics 101

 /  Featured Articles  /  34 Comments  /  July 26, 2011

Fun with Hets: Leopard Geckos Teach Genetics 101

A successful reptile breeder, in addition to knowing the mechanics of breeding and caring for hatchlings, must also understand basic genetics in order to plan and execute reptile pairings. In addition, the only way to make a positive contribution to herpetoculture requires the ability to provide the genetic history of the animal he or she produces.

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New Breeder Chronicle: It’s a Girl!

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  July 19, 2011

New Breeder Chronicle: It’s a Girl!

It’s a girl! Well, maybe. I did incubate the eggs to err on the side of being female so I’m hoping that things work out that way. In either case I am ecstatic to announce to the world that the remaining egg from the first clutch that was laid has hatched after 49 days to reveal the cute little gecko below.

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