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  /  30 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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Attack of the Feeder Crickets

 /  Featured Articles  /  51 Comments  /  July 12, 2011

Attack of the Feeder Crickets

The common house cricket (Acheta domesticus) may soon be a thing of the past. The deadly Cricket Paralysis Virus (aka Acheta domestica densovirus, AdDNV) that decimated the specie in Europe around eight years ago has essentially wiped them out to near extinction here in North America as well. The feeder insect producers have not even had a chance to recover from the devastating financial losses of the mealworm shortage that wreaked havoc on the reptile community in 2008, and we are now faced with yet another feeder crisis.

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Three Cage Cleaning Tips

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  July 5, 2011

Three Cage Cleaning Tips

Cleaning your gecko’s cage can be a complicated and time-consuming process, but it doesn’t always have to be. And believe it or not, geckos usually require minimal cage maintenance as long as you keep it clean and tidy on a regular basis.

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Readers’ Questions Answered: Leos and Leachies

 /  Readers' Questions Answered  /  2 Comments  /  June 28, 2011

Readers’ Questions Answered: Leos and Leachies

Here are two questions about two different geckos, both of whom happen to have names starting with “L”. As you will see, in one case the respondants are in agreement and in the other there is some difference of opinion.

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Ease Your Fear of Cockroaches

 /  Featured Articles  /  6 Comments  /  June 21, 2011

Ease Your Fear of Cockroaches

We all know that the cockroach is a very dirty, disgusting bug by nature. Most people are led to believe that because roaches live in sewers, dump disposals, carry disease, are small and creepy little bugs that fly, they’re no good. For some people this is true, especially if you have had a run-in with this little bug.

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Chronicles of a New Breeder: Eggs!

 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  June 14, 2011

Chronicles of a New Breeder: Eggs!

So much has happened since the last article I have a hard time keeping my thoughts organized. First, and most exciting of all, my SHTCB female has laid her first clutch of eggs.

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Creepy Crawlies in My Closet

 /  Featured Articles  /  5 Comments  /  June 7, 2011

Creepy Crawlies in My Closet

Have you ever gone to the pet store bought a couple dozen crickets, only to wake up the next morning to find half dozen or so dead? I have on more than just one occasion, and I, like all of you out there, work hard for my money and hate to see it go to waste. So, with finances being the driving force and my culinary background being the inspiration to finding an economical, low maintenance, and nutritionally sound alternative, Bug-Bites got its start.

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