View Full Version : Geckolepis sp.

GCS Reptiles
09-20-2005, 11:44 PM
Got this undescribed species of Geckolepis from Jay Sommers this weekend. What a cool gecko! I'm very excited to work with this species.


09-21-2005, 01:36 AM
I really like that guy! very nice!

09-22-2005, 11:44 PM
Very cool. Is that a regenerated tail?

GCS Reptiles
12-14-2005, 01:27 AM
No it's not regenerated.

12-14-2005, 01:49 AM
Hey Gene..Do you quarantine new animals?

GCS Reptiles
12-14-2005, 02:28 AM
Yes, strictly. Minimum of 60 days.

12-14-2005, 03:02 PM
How do you have your Geckolepis sp. set up? Very sweet geckos, they are very quick aren't they? Also, what are your quarantine procedures?

GCS Reptiles
12-14-2005, 08:01 PM
I have them set up in a 12x12x12 enclosure with a good chunk of cork bark and a sand/soil mix substrate. 80-88 degree temps, misting every other day. Feeding 1/16"-1/8" crickets and yogurt. They are VERY quick!

When I first get new animals they are inspected completely for any signs of injuries, external parasites, etc. I quarantine new arrivals in a seperate quarantine area. Set them up as naturally as possible to reduce stess, but as simple as possible to allow observation while in quarantine. I use seperate husbandry tools and good hand washing procedures before and after any contact with the quarantined animals. Minimum of 60 days in quarantine before allowing them into my collection if everthing is looking good. If anything is wrong with them, I take proper steps to correct the problem and may extent the quarantine period depending on the problem.

12-14-2005, 10:51 PM
Are you able to sex your G.sp. yet Gene?

GCS Reptiles
12-14-2005, 11:04 PM
The one pictured is a female. Not sure about the other 2 yet.

01-16-2006, 06:44 AM

Are you sure that it's undescribed. Looks like G. petiti? What size have them?

Best Regards Patrick

GCS Reptiles
01-24-2006, 08:30 PM
They are very similar looking and of similar size, but the scale patterning is different. From what I have been told, petiti do not have a postmental scale, these do have a postmental scale with 2 labial scales on either side. The chest scales are different as well.

Do you keep petiti?