View Full Version : Amyae Laying box - Anyone got any pics??

01-20-2006, 09:24 AM

Just curious if anyone has got any pics of their Amyae laying boxes?

Have people had more success with say- coir peat, sand, coconut fibre etc?

How moist does it have to be considering they are a dry species?

Have people found by putting in a lay box that it has influenced mating?

Cheers in advance.


Ken Bartenfeld
01-20-2006, 06:27 PM

You can see it clearly ;-)

Hope this helps Ari.

01-20-2006, 06:33 PM
its nice to see you back Ken, miss all the pics you would put up :D

01-20-2006, 11:11 PM
Welcome back Ken.......Hope all is well.

Thanks for the pic - can I ask how deep your container is for egg laying & what substrate do you put in their - oh how moist do you have it?

Was anyone looking after your Amyae & Wheeleri while you were away :wink:


Ken Bartenfeld
01-21-2006, 11:08 AM
Yes, but they didn't do a good job to be honest...they were TRYING to feed my coggeri full sized dubia males and orange heads...when there was no way in hell they could have eaten them...my coggeri laid when I was gone, but the eggs went bad do to the nesting box not being moist, I have 5 amyae eggs in the incubator right now, all look fertile and good, but the lay boxes weren't moist, so I really can't say. 1 amyae egg was bad, it was shriveled...hopefully got to them in time, my coggeri is gravid right now visually with 2 more eggs...I never even cooled them...?! Another thing is the person seemed like they must have never sprayed water in my coggeri, just got done taking care of everything yesterday after a very bad incident, what a stressful day.

I used peat moss/sand with my amyae and coggeri nesting boxes, I also took alot of the substrate out because I only needed/used about 2-3 inches depth, the peat moss is so dense and hard for them to kick up that they actually couldn't lay on the plastic on the bottom of the box (which I hoped for, so the eggs DID NOT stick to the bottom).

Quick pic (bad pic too of one egg)


Pics of him (the young male) drinking like crazy!




Glad to be back with my geckos, you just don't know...now I KNOW they will be cared for properly. The wheeleri are great, all nice and fat and seems he did fine with them...

Ken Bartenfeld
01-21-2006, 11:10 AM
BTW, as for moistness Ari, I really don't even measure anything...just make it moist, I would say I soak it in there though...the peat really absorbs ALOT of the moisture and holds it well...hope this helps...

01-21-2006, 10:07 PM
Thanks heaps Ken for the info mate.

Have you found that by putting in a laying box that it can influence females to mate? I am very curious about this.


Ken Bartenfeld
01-21-2006, 10:30 PM
I have not found this out to be true at all, I have heard to increase the humidity during the first 2 weeks before...that it should help trigger them to mate ;-)

Just found another egg from one of my amyae, looks good too...she only laid one though...odd...

Happy 100th post Ari ;-)