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strikedistance
05-02-2006, 08:10 PM
Well not that big a deal. But i love finding these guys. Cant want for a switaki and a xanti.
Bruce
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c192/strikedistance/Anza%20Borrego/IMG_3257a.jpg

Coleonyx
05-02-2006, 08:17 PM
Nice abbotti! Are they common on the roads this time of year over there?

I can't wait for switaki as well! lol

Hazpat
05-02-2006, 08:25 PM
So far this season Ive seen about 8 on the road in couple weeks that number will grow exponetialy :lol:

strikedistance
05-02-2006, 08:28 PM
Ive seen three. The first time i cruised the desert was last weekend. This one was the first one i found.

Bowfinger
05-02-2006, 08:37 PM
exponetialy


let me get my dictionary out.

Bruce, Nice find!

strikedistance
05-02-2006, 08:42 PM
lol :D

Nathan Hall
05-02-2006, 09:00 PM
This is driving me crazy!!!! You know, I actually have dreams about herping. NERDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!! There is nothing like finding a perfect little banded gecko (or any herp for that matter) crossing the road. I live for this stuff.

Hazpat
05-02-2006, 09:40 PM
The night before our first trip this season I had a dream about finding a whole hibernaculum of SD bandeds in escondido :shock:





here you go shane :lol:

hi·ber·nac·u·lum (hī'bər-năk'yə-ləm) pronunciation
n. Biology., pl. -la (-lə).

1. A protective case, covering, or structure, such as a plant bud, in which an organism remains dormant for the winter.
2. The shelter of a hibernating animal.

[Latin hībernāculum, winter residence, from hībernāre, to winter, from hībernus, relating to winter.]

Coleonyx
05-02-2006, 09:52 PM
lol. I cant wait to get out there. I have a ot of trips to cram into this month! lol. Do you think early june would be too late for them?

strikedistance
05-02-2006, 09:55 PM
no there out all year. the switaki on the other hand are a different story.

Coleonyx
05-02-2006, 10:02 PM
cool! thanks . I have heard may/april for switaki. right?

strikedistance
05-02-2006, 10:04 PM
it really depends. I've actually never found one. I actually missed one by a night once. Its really humid warn nights. Emphasis on the humid. Its really may/june.

Hazpat
05-02-2006, 10:30 PM
they hav been found under rocks in january and october as well

Coleonyx
05-02-2006, 10:38 PM
lol. could you imagine flipping one of those?!

strikedistance
05-02-2006, 10:46 PM
That would be the most amazing find as well as an albino z or a baja rat.

lenny
06-02-2006, 06:57 PM
We are new to herping and really want a Banded Gecko for a pet here in Econdido, CA. Does anyone have a creature that they would be willing to part with to go to a good home? Alternatvely, anyone out there with a whole lot of advice about finding our own?

Thanks,
Lenny's mom

ptenopus
06-03-2006, 01:16 AM
find a desert road that is in thier range, and cruise it slowly after dark. Look for white sticks. dont run em over. dont over collect. Its fun, but dont take more than two.

strikedistance
06-04-2006, 04:17 PM
and dont take any gravid females. Do your own breeding.

Duster619
06-18-2006, 03:18 PM
nice find,
i mis san dIEGO.

strikedistance
06-18-2006, 03:36 PM
Found my xanti too. Hopefully switaki this thursday friday.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c192/strikedistance/Leaf-toedGeckoa.jpg

Coleonyx
06-21-2006, 01:08 AM
Nice phyllo! Was this one on the road? Good luck with the switaki. lol :mrgreen:

Hazpat
06-21-2006, 01:29 AM
I have only seen one phylo and it was only for a second before it snuggled up with mr switak down in a crack :lol: Everyone seems to be finding phylos lately I need to kick the box canyon boa habit and start hitting the grade more
good job

strikedistance
06-21-2006, 08:03 PM
Thanks guys and yes it was found on a road but i hope to walk the switaki. :D