Herve Saint Dizier
Hervé Saint Dizier was born in 1971 and has kept and bred many gecko species since 1998. Some of his articles were already published by the French Reptile Hobbyists association and by the Global Gecko Association, he was also the chief Editor of the latter for more than 3 years. He runs his own reptile forum in France which is the second one by order of importance in this country. He has particularly worked with the Uroplatus genus as well as with many African and Middle East gecko species. His private breeder's name is Thorr Geckos.
Un gecko rupicole rare : le Gecko Plat de Loveridge, Afroedura loveridgei
Le genre Afroedura comprend quinze taxons (espèces et ssp.) valides à ce jour dont onze espèces (source : Zootaxa), mais étant donné la difficulté d’accès de certains sites et le manque de séquençage ADN de nombreux spécimens, il y a fort à parier que le nombre d’espèces augmentera dans les années à venir (Jon Boone, comm. pers.). Les caractéristiques communes du genre sont : un corps particulièrement aplati, adapté à la dissimulation dans les failles et crevasses rocheuses les plus étroites. More
A Rare Rock-dwelling Gecko: Afroedura
The genus Afroedura includes fifteen taxa (species and subspecies.) To date, eleven species have been identified (source: Zootaxa ) , however, with increasing access to some of the more remote habitats and with the DNA sequencing of more of the specimens, it is likely that the number of identifiable species will increase in the near future (Jon Boone, pers. comm.). The genus is characterized by a very flat body, adapted for hiding in cracks and narrow rocky crevices. More
Breeding Silverfish as Feeders for Small Geckos
Thermobia domestica, also known as “silverfish” or “firebrats” is the most commonly found species of silverfish on the insect supplier’s list. They belong to the order Thysanura, one of the most primitive orders of insects, with direct ancestors in Jurassic rock layers. Todays’s species does not differ much from those ancestors.