hammer tail geckos?

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  1. lgotje

    lgotje Well-Known Member

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    hi guys
    so i went to a mates place to play with some elapids ( was awesome loved every bit of it! ) and he was showing me some stuff anyways he showed me this gecko which i believe is part of the thick tailed gecko family ( correct me if im wrong i was overwhelmed with all the elapids and and other stuff he had lol ) and it was really cool looking now im pretty sure it was called a hammer tail gecko anyways i was wondering if anyone else keeps these and if they could throw some pics up also if anyone breeds these pls pm me
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    Meh lost me and I'm a gecko tard :lol:
     
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    This is not a common name I have heard before. If you are talking about thicktail group though that would be genus Underwoodisaurus and the only other species would be sphyrurus, they are a fair bit rarer in captivity than basic thicktails as far as I am aware.

    Hope this helps, by the way many also refer to Thick-tails as being in the Nephrurus genus, i.e. Knobtails.
     
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    yeah underwoodisaurus sphyrurus.
    i would love to see some more pictures of , only seen one
     
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    Oh by the way, just a pointer, when you say Thick-tail family, what you really mean is genus and if you would not awfully mind it would confuse me a little less if you used that instead.
     
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    Granite belt Thick-tailed Gecko (Underwoodisaurus sphyrurus) this may be it?
     
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    yep.......
     
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    Very rare in captivity mate ... Not cheap either
     
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    lol no worries mate im a bit illiterate never finished skool haha
     
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    Hey kupper, I know they are, but why are they so rare in captivity I would have thought with all the success basic Thickies have these guys would have been bred fairly well by now? Just asking cause I know you know a lot about the gecko industry and thought you might have some idea?
     
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    I can hear a banjo playing ...... Ow you said illiterate not inbred :lol:
     
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    I can't really comment on that as there not something I have kept or bred But being a cooler temp gecko similar to leafies I can only speculate that there not easy to breed Being uncommon also compounds the above issue , rumour has it that the original animals where snuck onto a fake licence to establish them in captivity , but the same was said about wheeleri so can't substantiate this rumours
     
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    Ok thanks for that, guess they still might get going in the future.
     
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    lol does everyone here no where cousins yet?......
     
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    With your spelling skills I would hope not *know*
     
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    lol i *know* how to spell some stuff ;)
     
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    From what I've heard you basically need to refrigerate them to get them down to a cool enough temp to breed.
     
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    That's my understanding too. Rob Porter (Livefoods Unlimited, Qld) has published a couple of articles on them (one in the Gekko Jounral). It makes really interesting reading!! Placing them into a refrigerated incubator to get them to a cool enough temperature was the key to the process.
     
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    wow interesting stuff I might to go see Rob and hit him up about them
     
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