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modoki
10-21-2005, 06:39 PM
Please find something special for this forum to enjoy. I kept some of these guys for more than two years without any breeding success. They were my friend's geckos on a loan basis.

http://gallery.pethobbyist.com/data/97235Nephrurus_sphyrurus-med.jpg

Regards

Thomas

Ken Bartenfeld
10-21-2005, 07:42 PM
What is that? A speices of Nephrurus?

modoki
10-21-2005, 08:02 PM
Hi Ken,

I would also tend much more to the genus Underwoodisaurus.
But that's what it is right now !

Regards

Thomas

Ken Bartenfeld
10-21-2005, 08:23 PM
Oh I see, do they have the knob at the end of the tail? What part of Austrailia are they from?

Ken Bartenfeld
10-21-2005, 08:23 PM
Have you tried cooling them down for a period and serparating them?

What exactly do you do to try getting them to breed?

modoki
10-21-2005, 08:48 PM
Hi Ken,

just sent you a PM with the requested infos.

Regards

Thomas

Ken Bartenfeld
10-21-2005, 08:53 PM
Got, and wow...sounds like a pain!

weswright
10-21-2005, 09:30 PM
Very, very cool gecko none the less!

Ken Bartenfeld
10-21-2005, 10:35 PM
Very very RARE gecko. I would say even more rare the Asper. Right?

LarryLockard
10-21-2005, 11:20 PM
There is an excellent article written in "Gekko" of the GGA about Underwoodisaurus milii & U. sphyrurus. It might have some stuff to try in it. Its written by Andreas Laube & Robert Porter. Good luck with them.

Justin
10-22-2005, 02:13 AM
Absolutely beautiful sphyrurus Thomas, there are very very different looking from milii.

modoki
10-22-2005, 03:59 AM
Yes Larry, I know that great article, but it was published a long time after receiving the geckos.
It was really sad that they did not breed at all, and I decided after 2 years of trying to give them back to the owner, as they were to rare to not produce any hatchlings.

Regards

Thomas

Ken Bartenfeld
10-22-2005, 07:19 AM
Hey, don't feel bad, you tried your best man, so what...the female was probably to old...for all you know she could be 10 years :(

Tom Martensson
10-22-2005, 08:03 AM
Hi Thomas
How are you?
Very nice and very RARE pics you got there.
I really hope you can breed them, but I know they are very difficult to bred.
Is it the same geckos, R S had?
Best Regards
Tom

SelectGex
10-22-2005, 08:16 AM
Could you post what you PM'ed Ken? I'd love to hear what you tried. :)

modoki
10-22-2005, 08:35 AM
Hi Tom,
I'm fine, thanks. Hope you are ok as well.
Yes, they are his geckos and I don't have them any longer.
They are still alive and very well, but just don't breed.
Maybe the female is too old now, but the males are not.

Hi selectGex,
it is a long story, but believe me that we did everything possible
(temperature, humidity, moisture, keeping them seperate etc.) without luck.
As I was not able to produce them, I cannot say what is right or wrong,
so just enjoy the pic. That's all I wanted.

Regards

Thomas

Ken Bartenfeld
10-22-2005, 08:54 AM
I will post it.

Ken Bartenfeld
10-22-2005, 08:56 AM
Acutally, he pretty much summed it up right there. He tried everything, I agree with Thomas, I would assume the female is just to hold. But when you did buy here, you said she had two eggs in her...hmmm?

modoki
10-22-2005, 10:15 AM
Hi Ken,

I haven't bought them as you mentioned. I hust got them on a loan basis to try myself to breed them.
Yes, when they arrived, the female had two eggs in her and they both hatched, but turned to be males. But this is also about 3-4 years ago now.


Regards

Thomas

LarryLockard
10-22-2005, 01:53 PM
When you got them and the female was pregnant, did your friend say whether or not he every got them to breed? Maybe they are mated pairs in the wild, and the male she was with she wasn't compatible with. That seems a bit of a reach, since you've had them for 3-4 years and they don't fight(?). Yeah maybe she was just too old. Beautiful geckos anyways.

modoki
10-22-2005, 02:15 PM
Hi Larry, she was pregnant when she came from the wild. Both babies hatched out and became males. I think the old male died and so I got the 2 CB males (which were no true CB's then) and the WC female about one year later. I had this "trio" for about two years in total and decided to give them back for the above stated reason.

Regards

Thomas