Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Varanus kingorum, commonly referred to as "Kings Rock Monitor" is one of the smallest monitor species the world has to offer. They like a basking spot that reaches 120 degrees Fahrenheit. They burrow, so in captivity six to eight inches of substrate with a few inches of leaf litter is highly recommended for this lizard to feel comfortable. "Leucistic" (white) and wild types both occur in the wild. Thanks to JT Baginski for the pictures... enjoy
PS: I know it's been a while since my last post, but it's beginning to become difficult to find species that weren't in the first 52 week countdown, as well as the first 15 of this years countdown. If anyone has a species in mind that they wouldn't mind contributing pictures of I would greatly appreciate it.
Monday, August 18, 2014
I did an interview on Naultinus grayii on Gecko Nation Radio, if you want to check it out click on the link below. Dave Pelle, and Tim Walton are some cool guys, be sure to check them out Sunday evenings live, or catch the recordings at your convenience.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Chamaeleolis barbatus is the pick for reptile of the week. Commonly known as the Cuban False Chameleon, this curious captive is actually a species of anole. These lizards come from tropical forests, and are arboreal. They are carniverous, but may opportunistically consume fruit matter as well. Thanks to Steve Cemelli at www.leapinleachies.com for letting me photograph his collection once again.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Hey everyone, I just figured I'd take a break in the regularly scheduled weekly broadcast to show some cool pics on what's going on over here. Last evening I was misting some of my geckos when I saw a little tail poking out of the brush. This is what I found to my surprise!
Aside from this New Zealand green gecko "Naultinus grayii" the breeding season is in full swing. Eggs incubating and currently hatching are as follows: Nephrurus amyae, wheeleri, and levis. Pachydactylus vanzylii, and rangei. Strophurus ciliaris and taenicauda. Chondrodactylus angulifer. Tokay geckos. And of course Mourning geckos. I may have forgotten a species or two, but that's the general jist of things. Here's a picture of last years N grayii that was birthed from a different pair than the one pictures above.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
I figured that I would send a link here for some writing I had done within the past few weeks about major changes to husbandry. Scroll down towards the bottom to see my part. It's an interesting read, not just my write up! ;)