Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Lepodactulus legubrius aka Mourning Geckos

So I became interested in Mourning geckos because of the fact that that they are parthogenic (self cloning)

I purchased three to see how I liked them and found that they are adorable.  They click and chirp.  The sound is quiet but distinct.

Fast forward- I joined a Mourning gecko group to learn more information.  Shortly after joining I saw a post for a woman who wanted to sell her collection.

Naturally, I jumped on the opportunity.  I ended up with over 50 geckos ( around 30 adults, 12 juveniles, and 20+ hatchlings.  Gads of eggs- we will see what hatches)

Here is a photo recording of what I brought home and the clean up:

Fresh from unpacking the car.  This ended up being way more than I had anticipated.  The more I opened boxes the better it got.  I received so many supplies that I hadn't expected.

There were two terrariums with 6 adults each.  They were a bit messy and required a full cleaning.  All glass was scrubbed and plants had a toothbrush scrubbing.  In a later picture you will see how many eggs were removed and placed in a bowl. 

And the cleaning begins.

There were batches of eggs.  I left these batches but the loose eggs in the substrate were removed.

We sorted the deli cups - eggs to the right, hatchlings, juveniles and the last two rows on the right held adults.

Loose eggs from the substrate.

A hatchling in a hatching cup.

Final result- three terrariums with adults.  Two small terrariums and a nano with juveniles.  About 10 deli cups with hatchlings and a egg terrarium.  I am excited to see an egg hatch.

Photos of the all lady crew.

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