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Justin
11-10-2005, 05:57 PM
Hiya,
Thought I'd take some shots of one my N. l. levis while she was out and about..

Hope you like them.

http://gallery.pethobbyist.com/data/5309lev1.jpg

http://gallery.pethobbyist.com/data/5309lev2.jpg

http://gallery.pethobbyist.com/data/5309lev3.jpg

SelectGex
11-10-2005, 06:09 PM
Snap a pic of the setup!

Ken Bartenfeld
11-10-2005, 06:10 PM
You tell him!

Justin
11-10-2005, 06:11 PM
LOL, since you asked so nicely I'll take a shot of it tomorrow for you

Ken Bartenfeld
11-10-2005, 06:33 PM
What a good guy :roll:

Thanks Justin :wink:

aquapimp
11-10-2005, 06:49 PM
I love the last one.

Tom

Ken Bartenfeld
11-10-2005, 06:52 PM
I know, its like "I seeee you!"

Sarah
11-10-2005, 07:17 PM
She's gorgeous! What a cute little face. Nice shots too, she was posing for sure!

weswright
11-10-2005, 09:37 PM
AWESOME!!! To die for!

Rich
11-11-2005, 05:25 AM
Great pics Justin :wink:

Rich
11-11-2005, 05:25 AM
Great pics Justin :wink:

Justin
11-12-2005, 05:18 PM
by popular demand.. their viv! No light on it as they are in cooling at the moment.

http://gallery.pethobbyist.com/data/5309lev-viv1.jpg

Ken Bartenfeld
11-12-2005, 05:23 PM
I heard it was better to keep them separate...forgot how to spell that word...heh! Nice little setup, you don't using belly heat? Or just lights?

Justin
11-12-2005, 05:31 PM
I use a spot lamp when they're not in cooling. They're fine kept together during cooling.

Sarah
11-12-2005, 05:31 PM
Awwww...they are adorable looking things. Can't wait to get mine! They haven't even hatched yet though lol!

I can't have open tanks or the cats would have a field day. They aren't allowed in the gecko room, but you never know that one day you won't quite shut the door properly. Having said that they are much more interested in the boxes of crickets, because they move!!!

Have you bred them before? They look SO tiny in the set-up. Is the tank a 1 foot by 2 foot tank?.

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Justin
11-12-2005, 05:36 PM
Hi Sarah,
I haven't bred them before as I only got them recently... but next season :wink:

The tanks is 1.5ft x 1ft. Their non-cooling take is 2.5ft x 1ft.

Sarah
11-12-2005, 05:59 PM
Bet you can't wait. Are they fully grown or still growing?

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Justin
11-12-2005, 06:01 PM
They're full grown now, the female is a good bit bigger than the male.

Sarah
11-12-2005, 06:11 PM
Will you only use wet piled up sand on one of the tank when they are actually breeding?

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Justin
11-12-2005, 06:15 PM
Yeah, I use it now as well as they need to burrow all the time to retain humidity.

Sarah
11-12-2005, 06:18 PM
Ah I see. How deep do you pile the sand up? Do they actually make a little network of burrows or do they just burrow in a little way? How often do you wet the sand? I'd hate for them to have a burrow collapse on them.

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Justin
11-12-2005, 06:20 PM
I have my sand about 5-6" deep at one end and I spray it every night to keep it moist. They bury themselves completely, right the the bottom usually! Even if it falls in on them, they could dig their way out.

Sarah
11-12-2005, 06:26 PM
Wow!! I didn't realise that. Thank goodness they can get themselves out!

I'm not lucky enought to have found a pair of adults, so mine will all be hatchlings. Do you think I should have less deep sand for them. The breeder said they will only be about 6cm full length when I get them as they will only be a few weeks old. I wouldn't think that such a small animal could dig its way out of 6inches of sand if it collapsed?

How wide do you have the deep sand? Sorry for all the questions!

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Justin
11-12-2005, 06:31 PM
Don't worry about asking questions, the more you ask, the more you learn! :wink:

For hatchlings I would have the sand about 3.5-4" deep. I have about a quarter to a hirf of the tank of deep sand. and the spot lamp on the end with the shallower sand.

Sarah
11-12-2005, 06:40 PM
Thanks Justin,

Being a beginner I'm thirsty for knowledge!

Can't wait to see the Milli and Nephrurus species in real life. They look so awesome in the photos!

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Justin
11-12-2005, 06:44 PM
I feel I'm still a beginner myself :D They are great geckos to observe, wait till you see how the end of their tail wiggles when they go after food, it's excellent!

Sarah
11-12-2005, 06:46 PM
Hehehe! Can't wait. I have a pickie of their parents, and they are handsome looking animals, so hopfully the babies will be just as good looking! What do you feed yours?

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Justin
11-12-2005, 06:50 PM
I feed mine roaches that I breed myself (blaberus dubia, though they have the annoying habit of burrying themselves in the sand) crickets and the very occaisional mealworm and waxworm.

Sarah
11-12-2005, 07:23 PM
Thanks Justin, I currently only feed crickets. Not sure about roaches. How quickly do they grow? Why only an occasional wax worm?

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Justin
11-12-2005, 07:29 PM
Wax worms are very fattening and don't have much nutritional value so they aren't good for the geckos if fed too often, nice as a treat for them every now and again though.

Feeding just crickets is fine. I only recently started feeding roaches as well.

My roaches grow pretty quick, there seems to be some of them moulting all the time, they breed fast too, which is great as it means I've got some of all sizes available to for my different geckos.

Sarah
11-12-2005, 07:44 PM
Ah...makes sense. Not sure I could cope with roaches. My partner would probably throw a fit. He hates them. Mind you we get ****roaches here so big you could practically ride them. Can't blame him for not liking them!

Justin
11-12-2005, 07:45 PM
Probably best to stick with crickets then lol

Sarah
11-12-2005, 07:58 PM
Yes, I think so! It seems that a lot of keepers here actually pull the back legs off the crickets before they put them in the enclosures, but I just can't bring myself to do it. My geckos will all have to run for their dinner!

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Ken Bartenfeld
11-12-2005, 08:00 PM
Those roaches that you have that you can ride Sarah, go for like 500 a pair here...did you know they only breed once a year...insane...I could not imagine a roach the size of my hand!

I think I sent you pics of them...didn't I Sarah?

Sarah
11-12-2005, 08:05 PM
Hi Ken,

Yes, you did! I've never seen any of those roaches before though. Nothing THAT big! Then again if anything that big got into the house the cats would have eaten them before I ever got a chance to see them! The common house roaches here are BIG but not that big, hehehe!

$500 a PAIR?!?!?!?!? You're kidding?

I found a link the other day to a similar thing in Australia, I'll see if I can find it again. They were only about $90 for the 2 insects and the set-up I think. Maybe they weren't the same species. If I can find the link again I'll post it for you.

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Ken Bartenfeld
11-12-2005, 08:06 PM
Nope, 500 a pair! Its quite insane to me, but I am sure the bug enthusists love them. Yea, post it...I think the person had them shipped out of Austraila actually, not quite sure...