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ptenopus
01-15-2006, 01:19 AM
BIG female.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b151/elineye/holodactylus.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b151/elineye/holodactylus1.jpg

modoki
01-15-2006, 06:02 AM
nice and healthy looking female !!!

Regards

Thomas

robk
01-15-2006, 11:35 AM
Nice Holo, looks really wide eyed!
Have you bred this species?

ptenopus
01-15-2006, 12:32 PM
i have had a little luck breeding them, i have my first clutch of eggs incubating now. We'll see what happens.

My guidelines are like this(really easy)
temps in the mid 80's
deep mix of potting soil and sand, i leave one end damp all the time. The humididty is probably 60-80% at all times in the enclosure. I keep 1.2 and i NEVER see them. They dig down and stay down for weeks at a time. I notice that when i really spray the enclosure in the late afternoon, that they will come up and look for food. In the wild they follow the moisture, so as many people have said, i think people are keeping them too dry. They are from dry regions in east and northeast africa, but they dig into the banks of rivers, and probably stay there untill it rains. I have talked to many african collectors, and they say that they almost never find them on the surface, day or night. they dig em up. good luck, they are fun.

weswright
01-15-2006, 12:45 PM
Those guys are amazing! I love them. Great color on that one. I almost picked up about 7 of them at a show in nov. I really regret not getting them.

Coleonyx
01-15-2006, 12:46 PM
does anyone have any baby pix? i would love to see one!

ptenopus
01-15-2006, 12:50 PM
hopefully i'll have some soon. I have seen a few and they do look nice. The bright colors contrast very well.

modoki
01-15-2006, 02:02 PM
You'll find some pics of hatchlings here.

http://www.kirschner-seufer-verlag.de/eyelashgeckos.php

Regards

Thomas

oscar
01-16-2006, 10:17 AM
nice girl you have there Ptenopus. she has some really nice green tones. i have a male that i picked a couple months ago @ a show and would've grabbed a pair, but all they had were males. after being totally misinformed about their care by the dealer :x i finally got the correct info and he has been doing pretty well.

i find he doesnt eat very much or every often.. a decent sized cricket with pinched legs about every 4th day. how do yours eat? gonna try and get a female eventually to try and breed them too.

Scott

ptenopus
01-16-2006, 12:41 PM
IF ya read my above post, thats the first step. To be honest, if ya have a group of them and let em all dig down and get acclimated, you WILL lose a few animals, its just part of life untill we can get some CB stock going. But once acclimated, the healthy animals eat anything, and alot of it. The key is to letting them dig into MOIST sand. That female pictured is the largest i've ever seen. She eats king mealworms and the largest of crickets without any problems.

adios

oscar
01-17-2006, 12:04 PM
IF ya read my above post

:?: err.. i did read it and the only reference you made to feeding was that they seem to come up around dusk to look for food after you've sprayed the substrate. that really didnt address my question in regards to frequency nor appetite.

thanks for the info though. about how big is that female you have pictured?

Scott

ptenopus
01-17-2006, 09:32 PM
sorry about the "IF" i didnt mean to have it in caps...hahahaha

anyways, when they first come in, the seem reluctant to eat crickets, so i feed em wax and meal worms. I think everyone here knows that wax worms are high in fat and blah blah, so dont over feed em, just try to get the ball rolling. The freshies can use the etra fat anyways. I would just spray them, and try different bugs till ya find something that works...once again, its normal to lose some..it sucks, but they are a delicate species.

adios

Brian
01-18-2006, 01:49 AM
Is it that other species? The other species was supposed to be bigger I thought.

Jan Grathwohl
01-18-2006, 03:10 AM
GREAT photoes

nice to see that there is somebody doing an effort with these :)

ptenopus
01-18-2006, 10:36 AM
No, Brian, they are not H. cornii. Would be nice to get some though. Possibly one day soon.

Brian
01-21-2006, 02:08 PM
heh, well let me know when you have "extra". I love eublepharids.

Don't suppose you know the answer to this. Do they have the typical Euble tail shape and all those pics you see are of regenerated tails? Or do they really have stubby little tails?

ptenopus
01-21-2006, 02:53 PM
the tails are all stubby little things. The female in the picture has an original tail. The tail is an excelent indicator as to the health of the animal. A nice plump tail is in most cases a healthy gecko, whereas a skinny tail is an indicator of a hungry gecko.....or many other factors

Brian
01-21-2006, 04:05 PM
Do they have any tubricles or whatever those things are on the skin?

G. hainenensis
01-21-2006, 05:26 PM
You'll find some pics of hatchlings here.

http://www.kirschner-seufer-verlag.de/eyelashgeckos.php

Regards

Thomas

If I bought that book from that site, would it be in English and would they deliver to the UK?

modoki
01-22-2006, 10:58 AM
order here, and you'll get your english edition.

http://www.chimaira.de/

Regards

Thomas

ptenopus
01-22-2006, 01:24 PM
modoki, does that book show H. cornii?

ptenopus
01-22-2006, 01:27 PM
Thier skin is almost completely smooth, in the photo there is a little sand and dirt on her cause she had just come up.

modoki
01-22-2006, 02:03 PM
yes, the book contains also a chaper of H. cornii, but shows only a dead specimen taken out of alcohol.

G. hainenensis
01-22-2006, 02:51 PM
Link doesn't work for me :( :?

modoki
01-22-2006, 03:23 PM
look here,

http://geckosunlimited.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2556

or try googeling CHIMAIRA