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post #31 of 134 (permalink) Old 11-01-2008, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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ok so i got pics of the eggs, and of the male. my heart fern is also growing a new leaf. and the moss is spreading well.

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eggs (one ontop of other, couldnt angle the camera ot show both, but ill take a pic when i get the incubator and i move them into it)


vines. this is an awesome plant for the terrarium.



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Those geckos are AWESOME! The coloration is beautiful!

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thanks.
yeah, they are more colorful now that they are used to their new cage. but still very timid.
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alright i got pics of the whole setup, and of eggs. and im even going to caption them (yeah im pretty bored).


larger of my T. ionantha


T. abdita


i love this vine


petite anubias is doing great


T. capita v. medusae


my smaller T. ionantha


korean rock fern is doing good


the moss spores have taken! see the baby moss?


heart fern is growing its 3rd new leaf


some new moss i found


my other a. petite (the one i added recently) is doing good.


T. capita v. peach


my incubator


eggs! (note, those are not cracks, those are pencil markings, pink is marker).


and another shot
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When can we expect baby photos?
And will you be passing out cigars? lol

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eggs will hatch hopefully in a month or so. though im not entirely sure how long P. l. laticauda eggs take.


oh, and if anyone is interested in the hatchlings, PM me. and dont worry you have plenty of time, they cant be shipped until they are 3 monthes old, and only in weather above 40 degrees.
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well, i caught the male out basking, and got 2 really good pics of him. here:
whats amazing is the difference of the picture taken through glass, and the one through the top mesh.


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Very nice terrarium there! The geckos are very cool. This is making me want a terrarium. Are there any good sites with some info about them? Also, is a paludarium the same concept, but with some water in the bottom??
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for the terrarium itself, go on vivariumforums.com
for geckos, geckosunlimited.com
they are both very helpful.

let me mention that terrariums are much easier then aquariums. you can make do with less light (water blocks out a lot of light), and nutrient dosing is very lax, since there are no algae.
paludariums are sometimes sloped terrariums with a muddy puddle. good paludariums have a well defined border, where the water doesnt soak into the substrate of the terrestrial part. if you want a paludarium, go here:
http://www.plantedtank.net/articles/...to-Journal/28/
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for the terrarium itself, go on vivariumforums.com
for geckos, geckosunlimited.com
they are both very helpful.

let me mention that terrariums are much easier then aquariums. you can make do with less light (water blocks out a lot of light), and nutrient dosing is very lax, since there are no algae.
paludariums are sometimes sloped terrariums with a muddy puddle. good paludariums have a well defined border, where the water doesnt soak into the substrate of the terrestrial part. if you want a paludarium, go here:
http://www.plantedtank.net/articles/...to-Journal/28/
Hmmm....vivarium looks much more simple. I think that will be the route I may take.
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i love those lil geckos, are they as shy in captivity as in the wild?
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Wow! I have been reading this thread for a while, and you inspire me to start one too. Maybe one day when I have some more cash to throw into this hobby but with dart frogs!

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Those lizs are beauties! Good luck on the eggs

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i love those lil geckos, are they as shy in captivity as in the wild?
yeah, they are really cute.
nope, they are even more shy.
im lucky to see the female more then once a day, and the male usually only 1-2 times a week (in the morning when he basks to get his temp up). they immediately scamper when they see me, and i only saw one eat once (see droppings though).

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Wow! I have been reading this thread for a while, and you inspire me to start one too. Maybe one day when I have some more cash to throw into this hobby but with dart frogs!
thanks!
it means a lot to know people like it.
actually, if you do all the misting by hand, and dont by brand name tanks, its cheaper then an aquarium. (coco fiber is cheap, no filter, drainage is cheap, AGA tanks are cheap and frogs dont need vertically oriented cages, lighting is cheaper since no water to block it out).

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Those lizs are beauties! Good luck on the eggs
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im considering getting 3 broms for the terrarium. what do you guys think (will they do ok/good)?
id like to get the following 3:
Neoregelia Red Waif
Neoregelia amp. Midget
Neoregelia lil. X fire.

also, how exactly would i go about mounting a brom? how to i wrap its roots in substrate (and get the substrate to stay together)?
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