Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Leachianus update

The leachianus are coming along.  Nudal, pine island mix, is now 130+grams.  Nico, Moro, has been stuck around 60 grams.  Numa, Nu ana x Nu ami is also stuck right around 60 grams.  Nugget is new this fall and is up to 18 grams.

Here they are in their glory.

Nudal in all her glory.  She is quiet the handful.






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.