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10-04-2005, 12:56 AM
When I was at the Tuscon show some one was selling what was labled "Dwarf african fat tails" I can not for the life of me remember what the latin name was. I thought it was a Teratolepis, but all I can find are pics of the Viper tails. Any help would be appriciated!

10-04-2005, 10:53 AM
Holodactylus africanus

10-04-2005, 10:56 AM
Thanks so much!

10-05-2005, 03:14 PM
i just got one about a month ago. they had them at a show for $10/each, but all they had were males. i had run across them before and knew a little about them so i picked one up. he's a tough one. i've got him well hydrated finally, but cant get him to eat anything.


10-06-2005, 12:02 AM
i have a group and they love wax worms. a little high in fat, but they need it when they first come in

10-06-2005, 07:12 AM
thanks Ptenopus, i'll get some right away and give them a shot.


11-06-2005, 10:01 PM
Well in my experience i have encounterned alot of people selling Holodactylus africanus,as dwarf fat tails.

11-20-2005, 11:13 PM
Did those wax worms work out for ya at all?

11-21-2005, 12:51 PM
http://www.gekkonids.com/English_3_Photos_Eublepharinae_Holodactylus_africa nus.html

Thats a site that I stumbled across when googling, I hope it can be of some help.

11-29-2005, 03:41 PM
The more commonly used name for them is African clawed i think.

Scott, whats you set-up like?mine took a while but now theyre eating brilliantly,the male a little to well :)

Ptenopus, have you bred this spp?


11-29-2005, 04:24 PM
Rob, i remember when you got them a while back, i'm glad to hear they are doing well for ya. Are you going to attempt to breed them?

Also, if you don't mind me asking, what is your setup like?

12-12-2005, 02:43 PM
Hi Brandon
Cheers, if i can get some info i may give it a go, there is a new book coming out in the near future that will have care info which will be usefull.
Got them in different set-ups at the moment. I found the female unwilling to come to the surface and feed when i used a deep substrate, so she is in a small enclosure with about 0.5'' coco-husk type substrate and a catch basin.
The male is in tub with 4-5'' of substrate with a couple bits of cork bark on top. I can get pics if theyd be of use to you?

12-13-2005, 02:22 AM
Hi, just wanted to let you know that the book is out right now and available.




12-13-2005, 11:10 AM
hi rob,

i would love to see pics as would everyone else but there is no rush. I don't keep H. africanus in particular but i always enjoying seeing and hearing how people keep the more obscure geckos species

12-13-2005, 02:57 PM
Hi, just wanted to let you know that the book is out right now and available.

I've looked into the availability of (the English edition of) this book. I've been told that it is being published privately by the authors and there is no date of expected availability. It was originally slated for 2003 release!


12-13-2005, 03:24 PM
IS it true males have no pores? Iread a acedemic paper that said males had no pores and they suspected no male fighting basically.

12-13-2005, 03:56 PM
Hi Dan,

both, the german and the english edition is on the market since the 10th of December. It took a very long time to release it, but now it is available.



12-13-2005, 04:05 PM
Thanks for the good news, Thomas!

I will have to track down a source in the US for the English edition. Usually I get books through Zoo Books but they say they have no ETA.


12-14-2005, 11:32 PM
You're in luck. Another book is on the horizon and it will be in English and easy to get in the USA. More details as I get them. One of our members here is a contributor to the H. africanus chapter. :D