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aquapimp
12-01-2005, 10:41 AM
Hello,

I thought I'd share another laevissimus pic. This one is a four month old female. Once they get to this size, they seem to really take off. I was hoping to catch her "fired up", as she is a stunner at times.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c231/aquapimp/laevissimusyoungfemale.jpg

Brandon
12-01-2005, 11:16 AM
she's gorgeous. Did you hatch her yourself?

aquapimp
12-01-2005, 11:33 AM
yep.

weswright
12-01-2005, 11:53 AM
Very cool! I love the pattern, or lack of... awesome!

aquapimp
12-01-2005, 02:00 PM
Thanks guys,

Sorry for the quick above answer, I was running late. Yes, she hatched out here. Her father is an awesome hypo-xanthic animal. He is almost "butter" yellow at times, with almost no patterning. He's cooling right now, so looks a little darker.

The above female goes even more pastel at night.

Tom

T.Exeter
12-01-2005, 02:05 PM
Very nice.

Sarah
12-01-2005, 03:10 PM
What beautiful animals! Maybe in a year or so I'll feel confident enought to take them on. We'll see. Do you have many die on you, even though you are doing everything right?

:0)

Brandon
12-01-2005, 04:06 PM
that male sounds really cool looking, i'm not sure if i've ever seen a yellow laevissimus.

aquapimp
12-01-2005, 04:10 PM
Thanks, Sarah.

I've definitely lost a couple, despite everything seeming to be perfect. I'm going to say I have about a 70-80% success rate or so. Compared to levis and wheeleri at about 95% they are certainly more delicate.

It was interesting to find that even Australian Gekkonid enthusiasts find them to be a challenge.

In addition to being really gorgeous little animals, I think I'm almost drawn to their "trickiness".

Tom

Sarah
12-01-2005, 04:15 PM
You like a challenge, hey!!

Yes, even breeders here have them die for no apparent reason what so ever, so it might not be environmental. Maybe they just don't deal with stress very well and die from stress related health problems, eg, heart attacks.

Would be interesting to find out if anyone has done an 'autopsy' on Laevissimus to try and ascertain cause of death. I won't be putting my hand up for that anytime soon LOL!

You have a better success rate than others so you must be doing something right!!

:0)

Brandon
12-01-2005, 04:41 PM
I know a couple of vets who would probably love to do that. I know i would (and i'm not even a vet yet!)

Sarah
12-01-2005, 04:55 PM
Ughhhhhhh. You're brave Brandon!! I'm quite squeemish. I'd be the one passed out on the floor for sure LOL!!

Tom Martensson
12-01-2005, 05:48 PM
Last year I hatched 3 babies and 2 survived and they are parents now.
That will be 66%. And I have some eggs in the incubator, be back later with the hatching and surviving % of them.
Here is the male, from 2004
http://www.repti.net/repti2/modules/Images/Images/33355.jpg
And here is the female, from 2004
http://www.repti.net/repti2/modules/Images/Images/33356.jpg
And here is the father of them.
http://www.repti.net/repti2/modules/Images/Images/547.JPG
And here is another one with yellow spots.
http://www.repti.net/repti2/modules/Images/Images/548.JPG

aquapimp
12-01-2005, 06:39 PM
Fantastic looking animals, Tom. You have some beauties! I'd love to swap a pair for a pair with you. I'm sure we could arrange a Hamm swap with some help.

Tom Wood

bugman426
12-01-2005, 06:52 PM
that top male is amazing...its colors like that , that make me love laevissimus

Ken Bartenfeld
12-01-2005, 07:49 PM
Damn, you guys need to stop or I will be getting a pair! I just am also scared of losing them is why. I check on mine DAILY, and at multiple times. But who knows why they die...I notice you can see their ribs quite well even while nice and plump!

geckocrazy
12-01-2005, 08:03 PM
sweet looking geckos.

Tom Martensson
12-01-2005, 08:16 PM
Tom
Yes that could be a good idee to swap a couple or more in Hamm.