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Thread: gecko I.D please.
- 04-Feb-12, 02:45 PM #1
- 04-Feb-12, 03:14 PM #2
marbled gecko or clawless gecko?
where abouts in WA are you?
Last edited by richoman_3; 04-Feb-12 at 03:18 PM.like a boss
A tiny one
Southern Marbled Gecko (Christinus mamoratus) hatchling.
The following article has the info you seek plus some other good tips....
I assume you just want to fatten it up before releasing it. Please be aware that even that can get you into strife with DEC as they could charge you with taking from the wild and/or keeping without a license, even if it came out of the backyard or was found inside the house.
PS. If you decide to use vinegar flies (Drosophila melanogaster), put them in the fridge for 10 mins or so and clip off the wings before they warm up and become active again. Unfortunately the genetically wingless varities are not available in WA as the Ag Dept won't allow them. Plenty of wild types around though.
Last edited by Bluetongue1; 04-Feb-12 at 04:09 PM.Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. [Confucius]
- 04-Feb-12, 04:03 PM #5
cheers, yeh i plan on releasing them its just cause i hatched them as the mother was dead when i took the eggs i am a lil attached.
While I have no issue with what you are doing, what I think doesn't matter. DEC make a large number of their "busts" based on tip offs from the public. I just want you to be aware of the risks and the possible consequences – for your sake. Good luck with it.
Too cute!Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. [Confucius]
Same sort of thing happened to me. I found four eggs in the backyard... I decided to take them in because it was a rainy, windy, crappy day. Two hatched. Another will soon, I believe. One looks done for though I think. It had already fallen from the rest when I found them. I gave the hatchlings some tiny Woodies and Crickets for a week or so then released them. I know what you mean about getting attached though. Turns out they were also Marbled Geckos.
I found a dead Barking Gecko in the backyard today... Ants got to it. .
Also found some sandy coloured Geckos across the road too. Not sure what sort they were though.
Last edited by Tobe404; 04-Feb-12 at 06:34 PM.
- 04-Feb-12, 05:57 PM #8
I had mine for about 2 - 3 months I think. If any of the other two hatch i wouldn't mind having a go at raising it until it's mature. Anyone have any idea what the sandy coloured ones are that I saw? Didn't look much bigger than the Marbled Gecko babies.
It depends ver much on exactly where you are in SA. If I had to take a wild guess, I would say possibly a Binoe's Gecko (Heteronotia binoei). try checking out some photos and see what you think.
BlueEverything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. [Confucius]
About 500ks from the SA?WA border, on the coast.
Edit: Looked up some pics. And yes, looks like they were Bynoe's Geckos.
Last edited by Tobe404; 04-Feb-12 at 07:17 PM.
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