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Leland
02-24-2006, 04:20 PM
These guys are awsome to work with.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y239/LeeWard/geckos001.jpg
and eggs....
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y239/LeeWard/8289190e.jpg

geckoboy
02-25-2006, 06:45 PM
I agree Leland...great species! Easy to breed, very fun to watch.
Here's my female chasing a cricket in the neighbours cage.
http://www.geocities.com/geckoboy14/HPIM2019.JPG

the moof
02-26-2006, 03:47 AM
heh, they looks so strange! great animals!

regards,
*the moof*

markvij
02-26-2006, 05:57 AM
It are great geckos to keep and breed. I've bred these guys for over 5 years now.

However, I think the animals on the photo are S. petrii and not S. sthenodactylus (based on the shape of the tail).

Mark

Leland
02-26-2006, 09:10 AM
markvij,
These geckos are not petrii. There are too many people out there that have S.stheno.,petrii, and doriae confused with one another. If you've seen all three species (I have) lined up, they look nothing alike, at all....These are S.sthenodactylus. The tail of petrii is long, thin, and whiplike.

weswright
02-26-2006, 11:37 AM
very cool!

markvij
02-28-2006, 02:43 PM
@Leland: I've also seen these three species (even more Stenodactylus sp.) and you're right about the tail. My animals, however, have a much wider tail base than the animals on the pictures. It can well be that it is because my animals are a bit fatter.

Having taken a better look at especially the first picture you're right about them being S. sthenodactylus and not S. petrii. (I was too quick in my conclusions :oops: ) S. petrii is also less 'robust' than S. sthenodactylus., in my opinion.

Mark

Leland
02-28-2006, 03:05 PM
markvij,
S.sthenodactylus vary in size/color a lot. I have females that are really fat, and some like the one pictured, which isn't under weight, but she isn't fat either. Petrii have a dark stripe down the side, and a whip-like tail (the base is wider), and in my opinion it is impossible to confuse petrii/sthenodactylus/doriae with one another if you've seen true specimens of each and I have.

Leland
04-01-2006, 01:13 PM
Here are some updated hatchling photos to complete the breeding process with this species. These are F2, I also have F3 generation incubating right now as well. Two different bloodlines represented here.
Hatchling #1/Bloodline A
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y239/LeeWard/a4fca61a.jpg
Hatchling #2/Bloodline B
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y239/LeeWard/5a323b5e.jpg

chahoua
04-01-2006, 03:09 PM
Excellent looking S. stenodactylus Leland! They were one of the first gecko species that I worked with and I loved them. I plan on setting up a couple enclosures this year with good size groups in them, maybe 1.3. These little guys are fun to watch, and I definitely think they are underrated geckos.

saltuarius
04-01-2006, 05:09 PM
Congrats leland!!im very happy for you, they are very beautifull!

See you soon!
best regards,
saltuarius.

Jon McMahon
04-01-2006, 05:25 PM
Way to go Leland! They look great : :wink:

Jon McMahon

oscar
04-03-2006, 01:25 PM
superb pics Leland. i like these geckos too and i agree with everyone on their opinions of Steno's be underrated.. along with about 100 other species. :lol:

Scott

peterUK
04-17-2006, 07:36 PM
markvij,
These geckos are not petrii. There are too many people out there that have S.stheno.,petrii, and doriae confused with one another. If you've seen all three species (I have) lined up, they look nothing alike, at all....These are S.sthenodactylus. The tail of petrii is long, thin, and whiplike.

Here are a few photo's of my S.petrii for comparision

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/peterUK/gecko-01017.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/peterUK/gecko-01019.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/peterUK/gecko-01018.jpg

Kevin McRae
04-17-2006, 09:54 PM
Very cool geckos! I'm trying to get asmuch info as I can on them, so if you guys can give me so, do share. I picked up 8 last week in a trade, there very neat geckos indeed!. :D

AWL Reptiles
04-18-2006, 12:15 PM
I've also thought about getting some of those geckos, and I want them more and more when i see more pics and get to hear experienced stories about their behaviour! :mrgreen:

van_veen456
06-08-2006, 08:46 AM
Nice pics!
Do you really incubate those eggs that dry?

captivebred
06-19-2006, 08:14 PM
Leland,

Are you incubating on dry sand with no humidity? Also, are you using a pill box for an incubation container? If not, what are you using to separate the individual eggs? Finally, what is the average number of days you are hatching your geckos at and at what temps? I have a Steno egg that still looks good and it's been in the incubator for 75 days now. I'm hoping it didn't die in the egg.

Thanks.