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    Manchester Reptile Show: The Vendors Speak

    There has been a certain amount of unease in the reptile-keeping community about the increasing difficulty of selling reptiles. Many people attribute this to the market being flooded as the number of new breeders grows, the tough economic times or the levelling off of new reptile enthusiasts. Gecko Time decided to find out what’s going on from the vendors themselves at the recent Reptile Expo in Manchester NH on January 29. More

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    Breeder Chronicles: January Update

    Last month I wrote about the 1.3 group that I just received. Unfortunately it turned out to be a 0.4 group so I now have 8 females and 1 male which isn’t very helpful. My plans to create a Dreamsickle are on hold until I can find a Nova or Mack Snow RAPTOR male to match with the Mack Snow RAPTOR females. More

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    Halmahera Gecko Care

    Halmahera giant geckos (Gehyra marginata), sometimes erroneously referred to as “vorax geckos,” are large, arboreal geckos from the island of Halmahera in Indonesia. They are one of the largest species of gecko, attaining a total length of approximately 11 inches (30 cm), similar in size and shape to the tokay gecko (Gekko gecko), but often faster and much less aggressive. More

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    How I Got Rid of Grain Mites

    There is that awful moment for those of us who keep our feeders (meal worms, crickets, superworms, etc.) in gutload grain bedding when we realize that the bedding has been infested with grain mites (Acarus siro). Although the grain mites themselves aren’t particularly harmful to feeders, geckos or humans beyond possibly causing a mild, itchy, allergic reaction, they’re nearly impossible to get rid of without discarding the bedding and, inevitably, the feeders it houses. More

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    Shannon’s “Quickie Interview” with Albey Scholl: the Halloween Mask Trait

    With this issue, Gecko Time introduces a new feature: brief interviews, conducted and produced by Shannon Hiatt. Gecko Time’s previous interviews were published in standard interview form with alternating quotes from the interviewer and the person being interviewed. Shannon, who has already written several interesting articles for Gecko Time, presents this interview as a narrative, combining his very readable style with the content he has acquired through direct contact with his subject. More

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    Taking On a New Unique, Rare and Exciting Species

    What generally sparks my interest in a new species of gecko is its outward appearance, its behaviors, or any other unique characteristics that it may possess. The species I will be writing about is Colopus kochi, and even though I have been working with them for a limited time what fascinates me about them is their ghostly appearance and the characteristic that their eggs go through a very long diapause period, and can take up to two years to incubate. More

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    Kill Crypto Research Project Update

    The Kill Crypto Research Project is a drug trial aimed at successfully treating cryptosporidium in leopard geckos. It is sponsored by The Lehigh Valley Zoo and gecko breeders around the world. Currently there is a research team of 2 veterinarians, Dr. Wenninger and Dr. Marks, and 3 certified vet techs (CVT) working on the project. More

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