View Full Version : Tarentola gigas

02-20-2006, 02:52 PM
Here is a photo of an adult male T.gigas. Weighing in at 90grams, this guy is among some of the larger geckos species i've encountered over the years. He is massive, you are seeing only about 1/2 of him here. The milkcap is there to help in seeing his size.

the moof
02-20-2006, 02:54 PM
what a hideously fat gecko! fantastic! :lol:

*the moof*

02-20-2006, 03:15 PM
What a beast.Love that toad-like look to those guys.Excellent gecko Leland.

03-07-2006, 10:52 AM
Love tarentola in general and those guys are going to be a must have.

03-07-2006, 05:13 PM
How do you go about getting one of those guys? They look awsome. I love Tarentola in general...kinda sad i traded my helmeted gecko.

03-07-2006, 05:19 PM
yah, they look like a helmeted gecko and a bribons gecko, but a huge one! very cool!

03-07-2006, 10:26 PM
good observation Palex. Helmeteds, for one things, are a Tarentola species. They used to Geckonia, but that arrangement makes Tarentola paraphyletic (phylogenetically uniformative). Additionally, Tarentola and Chondrodactylus bibroni (formerly Pachydactylus) are both part of the same radiation of geckos. Tarentola is more basal (towards the root on a evolutionary tree) than Chondrodactylus.

03-07-2006, 11:14 PM
Helmeteds are awsome geckos to work with. I bred them a couple years ago and I had a lot of fun with them. I am going to be getting more as soon as the opportunity presents itself. T.gigas are very nice geckos. I like them a lot. Hopefully i'll do well with them this year.

03-08-2006, 06:29 AM
how hard would you say the helmeteds are to breed?

03-08-2006, 07:00 AM
They aren't hard at all to breed, mine we always productive.

03-08-2006, 02:31 PM
do you burmate them to get them breeding, or just seperate them during the off season?

03-08-2006, 02:50 PM
Are you talking about the T.gigas? Or the helmeteds. Helmeteds are strange, they can breed with or without a brumation. I never needed to use brumation to get my helmeteds to breed. This is my first year working with T.gigas.

Jon McMahon
03-08-2006, 02:55 PM
Leland, thats a fat gecko! Nice one 2 :wink:

03-08-2006, 11:08 PM
Very cool! Looks like a aligator... lol

03-09-2006, 07:33 AM
Congrats leland, itīs INCREDIBLE.

Best regards,

Tariq Stark
03-10-2006, 11:11 AM
Very nice Leland! An aquatance of mine also keeps them, their great! Do you have a picture of their (his?) enclosure?


03-12-2006, 02:31 AM
What an awsome fat little bastard :D

A real beauty!

04-02-2006, 07:54 AM

Great animals Leland! Anytime I must have them.... :D

Best Regards Patrick

Preston Cook
08-02-2006, 11:34 PM
Hi, Sorry to bring up an old topic. Does anyone know where to find a T.gigas?

08-02-2006, 11:39 PM

Ken Bartenfeld
08-02-2006, 11:41 PM
Is that what you just got in...know what I mean Leland???

Preston Cook
08-02-2006, 11:42 PM
That shouldnt be too much of a problem since I live in michigan. Anyone know where in canada, or name/website of some one who has them for sale?

08-03-2006, 08:43 PM
phil tremper has babies for sale here in the US

Preston Cook
08-03-2006, 09:51 PM
phil tremper has babies for sale here in the US

Thanks so much!

Kevin McRae
08-04-2006, 11:18 PM
Holy crap thats a fat gecko! Whats it eating, rat pinks? lol. More pics!

08-05-2006, 01:23 PM
One of my hatchlings from this year. Enjoy! Leland

08-05-2006, 01:56 PM
Thats a pretty large baby.

08-05-2006, 03:54 PM
cute, but I like adults better, just because they are like a pudgy little nugget! Congrats on the hatchlings!

01-25-2010, 10:45 AM
Are they as bad a biter as their cousin, the annularis?