View Full Version : Nephrurus Setup Pics

08-21-2005, 01:10 PM
Does anyone have pics of their Knobtail setup? Levis, Amyae, Stell, etc. Also, what temp grades (Hot and cold spots) does the set up provide? I've kept Knobbies in the past but have never had much success with them. Any other info would be great as well. Any good tutorials around? Would like to try again.


PS Does anyone have Tom Wood's email address?

Brandon Parry
08-21-2005, 06:39 PM

for heat I have a 15 watt bulb at one end of the cage it keeps temps around the high 80's the cool side of the cage is around the low 80's the cage houses 1.0 N. levis

08-22-2005, 08:18 AM
Hi, You might want to take a look at this thread... http://www.geckosunlimited.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=843&highlight=amyae

Ken Bartenfeld
08-22-2005, 10:01 AM
I don't keep all that stuff in mine personally, and I have no lights.

I just keep two hides. And have the cage at 85 degrees.

I keep 25 Amyae like this.

08-22-2005, 12:21 PM
Here's one of my setups.
The setup comprises of a red sand substrate, 2 cave hides (disguised by covering with sand), a piece of slate which can also be dug under to provide an additional hiding place (it is firmly bedded on top of some stones to prevent crushing the would-be digger), some dried grass/weeds, another piece of slate on the back as I hate bare backed glass vivariums. There is also a waterdish, spotlamp and heat mat for obvious reasons. Most of this is for aesthetic reasons, as I like providing natural-like setups as to hope to observe natural behaviour. Setups that Ken use are also perfect, they aren't too demanding captives :)

Hope this helps.


08-22-2005, 01:06 PM
Very nice setups, guys. Thanks for sharing

Ken Bartenfeld
08-23-2005, 12:52 AM
I don't see the image Ray...

I wonder if the more natural like setups help with them being happy or not. My tend to seem REALLY healthy and happy. How is yours attidtude Ray? Kinda spunky and alert to the touch?

Do yours actually drink from the water dish? I just spray the enclosure when ever I really feel like it. Just wished the layed more eggs ;-)

08-23-2005, 07:49 AM
Ray, i love that setup. its awesome looking and i cant imagine any knobtail not happy as heck to call that home. i am getting more and more interested in trying to keep all my geckos in more naturalistic enclosures and setups like yours inspire me.


08-23-2005, 05:09 PM
Thanks for the comments. There is no inmate in this setup yet ;) Im just setting things up ready. I am keeping the species secret for now, but I will surprise you all soon enough :)

Natural setups in my opinion are the way to go. I do however share breeder's thoughts on simplistic setups, as I too used to use them when I kept and bred many geckos. However, since Im not going to be keeping as many now I have time to use more naturalistic setups. I don't however over do them, as I still get paranoid about them struggling to find their food and aswell as many other reasons....egg laying. But I'm sure I will get some results.

Ken did you try visiting the link of the photo?

I once had remote linking disabled but now I have a new host with more bandwidth and have taken that down so it's odd that you cannot see it.

I kepr levis in similar setups, and I found them very alert and quite shy. Probably a natural defense behaviour? Are yours more "bold" in your setups?

I never witnessed drinking from water bowls, but it can't help to have them ;)

Ken Bartenfeld
08-23-2005, 11:58 PM
I agree with the bowls, I just rather not since they probably would some how get dirt all in them and tip it over.

Everytime I try to look at the picture it goes to this

08-24-2005, 10:27 PM
Hi Ray...Beautiful setup. What are the dimensions of the enclosure and is the enclosure a professionally made unit or homemade. The setup is GREAT.
Thanks for posting;

08-25-2005, 03:03 PM
Hello Greg,

The enclosure was bought from a local store here in England. It was manufactured by Clearseal. However, it is nothing special and could easily be made by yourself. The dimensions are approximately 60 x 40 x 40cm. I've always prefferred sliding door glass enclosures, and you should be able to find suitable enclosures from people who breed dart frogs. Here in Europe you would find 100s if not 1000s of them at the Hamm show. Hope this helps, and thankyou for your compliments ;)

08-28-2005, 08:30 PM
Thank you Ray, I wish we had access to this type enclosure here in the U.S. I really enjoy seeing the European setups.
All the best;

08-29-2005, 11:16 PM
Ray, I would love to see more of your naturalistic setups....Thanks Ray;

08-30-2005, 08:01 AM
@greg: itīs really strange for me, america is such a progressive country, but the research in matters of enclosures for reptiles you guys aren`t up to date.
I think you could make a lot money in the states when you could offer "our" enclosures.

08-30-2005, 10:49 AM
Here's an old Strophurus setup (http://www.geckoworld.net/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=15)