Shannon’s “Quickie Interview” with Albey Scholl: the Halloween Mask Trait

 /  Featured Articles  /  2 Comments  /  December 13, 2011

Shannon’s “Quickie Interview” with Albey Scholl: the Halloween Mask Trait

With this issue, Gecko Time introduces a new feature: brief interviews, conducted and produced by Shannon Hiatt. Gecko Time’s previous interviews were published in standard interview form with alternating quotes from the interviewer and the person being interviewed. Shannon, who has already written several interesting articles for Gecko Time, presents this interview as a narrative, combining his very readable style with the content he has acquired through direct contact with his subject.

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Taking On a New Unique, Rare and Exciting Species

 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  December 6, 2011

Taking On a New Unique, Rare and Exciting Species

What generally sparks my interest in a new species of gecko is its outward appearance, its behaviors, or any other unique characteristics that it may possess. The species I will be writing about is Colopus kochi, and even though I have been working with them for a limited time what fascinates me about them is their ghostly appearance and the characteristic that their eggs go through a very long diapause period, and can take up to two years to incubate.

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Kill Crypto Research Project Update

 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  November 29, 2011

Kill Crypto Research Project Update

The Kill Crypto Research Project is a drug trial aimed at successfully treating cryptosporidium in leopard geckos. It is sponsored by The Lehigh Valley Zoo and gecko breeders around the world. Currently there is a research team of 2 veterinarians, Dr. Wenninger and Dr. Marks, and 3 certified vet techs (CVT) working on the project.

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Breeder Chronicles: Season Two Begins

 /  Featured Articles  /  3 Comments  /  November 22, 2011

Breeder Chronicles: Season Two Begins

In March of 2011, Gecko Time began publishing monthly articles by Justin Hansen detailing his experiences as a new gecko breeder. Justin has decided to continue his account for a second breeding season and we are happy to have him. Note that we have omitted the “New” from the title, since Justin has successfully completed his “trial by fire” as a new breeder. And now, without further ado . . .

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 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  November 16, 2011

Video: Tokay gecko saves fellow tokay from a snake

We don’t usually post video updates or short blog posts but this video was too good not to share. I hope you enjoy!

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Importing Geckos from Germany to the United States

 /  Featured Articles  /  6 Comments  /  November 15, 2011

Importing Geckos from Germany to the United States

Over the last two weeks we have discussed Namibia, and a gecko that hails from that region. This week I’d like to share my experience importing P. rangei from Germany to the United States.

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Ecology Care and Breeding of the Namib Web Footed Gecko

 /  Featured Articles  /  4 Comments  /  November 1, 2011

Ecology Care and Breeding of the Namib Web Footed Gecko

“Perhaps the most remarkable Gecko of the South African geckoes is the web-footed Palmatogecko from the Namib desert.“ Brain (1958) formulated it very accurately in his description of one of the characteristic species from Namibia’s coastal deserts.
Even though P. rangei counts among the well known species it is still a rare sight in our terrariums.

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Conservation Biology in Namibia

 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  October 25, 2011

Conservation Biology in Namibia

Namibia is located on the Atlantic coast between South Africa and Angola, and for five years my fellow instructors and I from The University of Arizona have been taking 8 – 13 undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of different majors to Namibia as part of a six-week conservation biology class. Why Namibia?

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New Breeder Chronicles: 2011 Breeding Season in Review

 /  Featured Articles  /  1 Comment  /  October 18, 2011

New Breeder Chronicles: 2011 Breeding Season in Review

It’s hard to believe but one full year of breeding is now under my belt and as usual things didn’t go as planned, but they were fun. At this point I thought I would have 2 full racks of hatchlings, a couple of sales and be setting up for my first show.

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Why Do We Do What We Do?

 /  Featured Articles  /  5 Comments  /  October 11, 2011

Why Do We Do What We Do?

Why do we keep geckos? Paint? Write lyrics? Or poetry? Why do we have this compunction to have hobbies? The answer is not that simple, but one writer, Thomas Moore, has given me some insights I’d like to share with you. If you don’t want to take this philosophical journey, and this IS a philosophical journey, abort this mission now.

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