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Sarah
12-03-2005, 10:37 PM
Got a clutch of eggs from one of the females last night, and having checked the underside of the other female this morning, she is also gravid. Thought I'd share some pickies of this very personable trio of animals. For such small animals these guys have BIG personalities!

The Trio
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b169/saz1980/e66d8428.jpg
Gravid female
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b169/saz1980/af9f0933.jpg
Male
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b169/saz1980/26181472.jpg
Eggs laid last night
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b169/saz1980/12e10f0e.jpg
Eggs in gravid female
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b169/saz1980/3d6a60ca.jpg

weswright
12-03-2005, 10:42 PM
Great pics! Do they have a common name?

Sarah
12-03-2005, 10:47 PM
Bynoe's gecko, or Prickly gecko.

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bugman426
12-03-2005, 10:50 PM
Do they have those in the US? I LOVE the colors of the female in the second pic

Sarah
12-03-2005, 11:04 PM
I'm not sure Mike. I wouldn't see what not?

Other than the Asian house gecko they are the most commonly seen species in Australia. People don't seem to be interested in the sexual producing populations, which I think is a real shame as they are wonderfully entertaining and I really enjoy them.

There are populations of parthenogenetic Bynoe's, which are all female and so do not require to mate with a male. They produce clones of themselves, no other genetic material needed! Incredible huh!

I just missed out on some that recently came available. There are only a few colonies of Parthenogenetic animals kept in captivity here and they all seem to be kept as part of experiments. I am keeping in touch with the breeder for when he has more available. Probably won't be until next season though.

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Geckospot
12-03-2005, 11:05 PM
Very nice... I love the pic of the gravid one.

MiCh@3L
12-04-2005, 09:07 AM
nice photos, sarah - thx for sharing!

Michael

T.Exeter
12-04-2005, 09:39 AM
Great photos.
Good luck.

Sarah
12-04-2005, 04:36 PM
Thanks guys,

The gravid female laid her clutch last night so I have 4 Bynoe's eggs in the incubator now.

Fingers crossed!

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