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Brandon Parry
07-15-2006, 11:49 AM
Phelsuma klemmeri

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DESCRIPTION
The head and neck are neon yellow with small black spots, back and tail are a aqua turquoise blue with a section of the middle back being a earthy brownish color. There is a black spot present behind the eye followed by a black stripe running along the sides of the body. Belly is white and limbs are covered in turquoise speckles. Body is a flattened more so than other Phelsuma species. Seipp described the taxon in 1990.

DISTRIBUTION
Found on the north west coast of Madagascar. Klemmeri is a rainforest species that mainly can be found on trees and bamboo and will seek shelter in bark crevices and hollow bamboo.

COMMON NAMES
Yellow headed day gecko, Neon day gecko,

DIET
Will eat various types of small insects along with soft sweet fruits, and nectors

CAPTIVE CARE AND HOUSING
A well planted terrarium of 20" tall 10" wide 12" deep is sufficient. Bromeliads, orchids, and pothos are great plants for this species. Be sure to provide plenty of bamboo for basking and shelter. Day time ambient temps should be in the lower end of the 80's and a warm spot should be provided in the lowe 90's this can be achieved in most cases by placing a bamboo perch horizontally across the top of the terrarium right below the light fixture. Misting should take place once in the morning and once in the evening. Light should be supplied via a fluorescent light placed above the cage and should run a 12-14 hour cycle. A timer is a good idea to keep a normal routine. Feeding should take place once daily, appropriate sized food should be served. Supplementation is a good idea and should be done every feeding. Yogurt and baby food can also be served on occasion as a treat.

BREEDING
Klemmeri are not egg gluers, majority of the time if bamboo is supplied they will lay there eggs in the hollows of the bamboo. If eggs are found they should be placed on a bottle cap filled with sand and then the bottle cap placed in a delicup with some sort of incubation medium. The bottle cap with sand prevents the eggs from rolling around on a dry surface and the incubation medium supplies needed moisture. Eggs should be incubated between 80 and 87 degrees, with proper incubation eggs should hatch within 40-60 days. Hatchlings should be cared for in the same manner as adults just in a smaller scale. Upon hatching klemmeri are roughly about an overall length of 1 inch, adults being one of the smallest species of Phelsuma will reach anywhere between 3.25 inches and 3.75 inches.

Brandon Parry 2006

herperboy
07-15-2006, 10:06 PM
WOW where can i get some?

Palex134
07-15-2006, 10:12 PM
Mine are coming next week!
Great Care sheet, it has really helped me with plans for my set up!

Herperboy, try the Phelsuma forum, it could use the threads.

Brandon Parry
07-16-2006, 03:49 AM
try Mr. Joe he is a forum member not sure if he has any available right now but doesn't hurt to shoot him a pm and ask.