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TH76
10-14-2004, 10:51 PM
Anyone here have any experience with the diminutive little guys? Ive been looking to get some breeding groups going for years, been the most difficult thing for me to get a hold of thuis far!

Its a shame they arent more popular, many of them are among the most colorful lizards in the world! If anyone has info or even better, breeding animals or , dare I say, access to a wild population I would be more than happy to compensate well!

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chuckpowell
10-15-2004, 01:36 PM
I had some many years ago and gave them to a small zoo to be included in a huge dart frog display. They ended up loosing them - not dead, lost.

I don't think that they aren't popular, their just not available. I haven't seen any offered for sale in 15-20 years. I think there would be a fair number of people keeping them if you could find them - same with Sphaerodactylus. I have a few, but I need one sex or the other - fat chance I'll ever find what I need. I only know of one, maybe two other people keeping Sphaerodactylus and two species occur in the US!

Best,

Chuck

TH76
10-15-2004, 02:02 PM
Lost them!?!?!?! Ye gads.

You have a good point, I guess what gets me is why they aren't available at all, are they becoming that rare in the wild, or like Sphaerodactylkus, so small and quick it makes collecting a real beast?

Ah well, one day...even if I have to go to Trinidad or Florida or wherever myself, i will get some Gonatodes.

Thanks again, I actually just sent you an email regarding someone who may be able to helpyou with your sphaero project!

chuckpowell
10-19-2004, 09:24 PM
I hope to get some Gonatodes one of these days also. I think the problem is three fold: 1) they are not common anywhere, 2) most of the countries where they occur don't export much, and 3) there isn't all that much demand for them.

There are some being advertised on the GGA web site and I'd love to get them, but importing from England is definately going to be a problem. If you can over come that let me know. Or if you find any anywhere let me know.

Best,

Chuck

TH76
10-19-2004, 11:29 PM
I had contacted that guy as well he hasn't gotten back to me however.. would you perhaps want to try to work it out and split shipping and the groups of geckos? PM or email me if interested, we can collaborate :D