View Full Version : anyone here Captive Breeding Lygodactylus sp?

08-07-2006, 06:44 PM
just curious. I would love to see some CB's.

08-07-2006, 09:02 PM
I have some lygodactylus kimhowelli, and possibly some eggs. Time will tell.

09-02-2006, 10:00 AM

thats a baby L.angularis

cheers, mfezi

09-22-2006, 01:14 PM
Here some pictures of my hatchlings :)

Lygodactylus luteopicturatus with 1 eurocent coin Total lenght of baby is 25 mm, for those who don't know the size of this coin :wink:

L. luteopicturatus

L. luteopicturatus

L. kimhowelli

L. kimhowelli underside

09-22-2006, 01:41 PM
Hey Lygodactylus. any pictures of your Gonatodes?

09-22-2006, 02:09 PM
those are gorgeous! congrats!

also, I would love to see some gonatodes.

09-22-2006, 02:22 PM
I posted pictures of Gonatodes in its own topic, for who likes to see them :wink:

09-22-2006, 07:14 PM
Wow that L. kimhowelli has a stunning belly colouration.

09-27-2006, 06:37 AM
This is one of my L. kimhowelli hatchlings. It is 4 weeks old.


I am browsing this forum already for more than one year now. It's a great place for gecko enthusiasts.



09-27-2006, 01:35 PM
i just had 2 eggs hatch on monday, my first 2 l.lugubris. smallest freaking neos i've had! i remember when i was iffy on purchasing some viper juvies cause they were so small. :lol:


11-16-2007, 07:27 AM
What food do you all start your tiny Lygodactylus hatchlings on? I'm about to receive mine and breeding is a goal.


12-22-2007, 03:20 AM
Witnessed some mating just two days ago, let's hope for the best.



04-27-2008, 01:58 PM
Thought I'd post some Lygodactylus mombasicus breeding results here as well. For now, things seem to be going nicely and I hope to continue.

The one in the middle of the first picture is the fourth hatchling and is clearly very different-looking when compared to the others. Could it be a female with three males in this batch of 2x2 eggs (two females, one male)? Judging from the incubation temperatures, it shouldn't..but then again, there is very little known about this species and how sex is temperature-determined during incubation. It's probably just a little "different"..but time will tell. Can someone point me at some information regarding incubation temps?

I will, however, separate this one into its own vivarium once I finish a makeshift two-part viv. I only need to install the tracks and sliding glass doors, make the vivarium escape-proof, toss in sand and the climbing branches I cut up today, modify a light fixture, buy and install a UV-tube and make a reflector for the light. Should be done by wednesday, if I get a total of a few hours' time to get everything ready.


A fun shot on a piece of paper. Might be a nice pic to make a card of or use as a background image.


Another shot showing the relative size to my horribly untidy forefinger:


From the front:


04-27-2008, 05:17 PM
Really nice geckos you got there SarkkaS

I have recently picked up 2.4 Lygodactylus luteopicturatus and they are really fun to observe.

To day i feed them with recently hatched Blatta lateralis / Shelfordella tartara. WOW they have some explosive feeding response.
They jumped up on to the forceps when i was about to put in the feeders.

In my gecko collection i think these are most fun to work with.

I hope a manage to breed them. So if you can give me som hints SarkkaS i would much appreciate it.

Best Regards

04-28-2008, 02:36 AM
Have any pics of your Lygodactylus? B. Röll described L. picturatus and L. luteopicturatus as a single species a few years back, separating a previous mix-up of L. picturatus and L. mombasicus. Previously L. mombasicus was known as a subspecies of L. picturatus, but since they aren't interbreeding and they can share the same living quarters with no interspecies aggression between males, they should be considered a separate species.

As for hints, I'm getting results with just basic things: keeping the vivarium well lit with both compact fluorescents and UVs to ensure real plants a good growing environment, as well as ensuring a good calcium metabolism for the geckos with the aid of Nutrobal and ReptoLife -vitamins. I don't dust my feeder animals that often, since I mix vitamins and calcium into the fruit-based baby food (no preservatives, includes additional fructose) that I used to also feed to my daughters when they were younger. That's about it.

Temps are spread out like this: bottom of the vivarium (80 cm high) is heated to about 26 C during the day with a 70W heating cable (25 kg of sand on the bottom, so temps are stable) and the lights take care of the rest, heating the top to around 35 C. The geckos can then pick a spot where the temperature feels right for them, since there's plenty to choose from, with adequate UV coverage.