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Palex134
08-27-2006, 09:35 PM
ok, so I was given 0.0.3 stenodactylus sp. for free today. I love them, but do not know the sex or species. 2/3 look different from the other one. They are all quite small. I have gotten them to feed on small crickets. Anyone care to help me with sexing and species? thanks


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/palex134/6a670eab.jpg
temp set up
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/palex134/61aac9cf.jpg
I love this one!
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/palex134/4b00c582.jpg
the other two
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/palex134/ba4c8c7c.jpg
feeding


thanks everyone!

Ubergecko
08-28-2006, 01:12 AM
They are all the same species, Stenodactylus sthenodactylus. They look to be all females, but can't be sure. The one close-up you have is of a female. Keep them warm and dry, I mist mine lightly once a week. They are little pigs and are a very interesting species to work with.

Al

Kevin McRae
08-28-2006, 12:35 PM
I agree S. sthenodactylus.

Palex134
08-28-2006, 04:56 PM
why such a size difference along with totally different pattern? They are acclimating nicely so far, they love to eat!

Ubergecko
08-28-2006, 06:39 PM
There are many reasons for the difference, age, locale, and such. They are an extremely variable species.

Al

Palex134
08-28-2006, 08:13 PM
here are some updated pics:


I love the color on this one, its a dark purple
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/palex134/2a12e073.jpg
the three stenos
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/palex134/9fe6ca5e.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/palex134/b5a3e091.jpg
the steno estate
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/palex134/fd71d572.jpg

MattL
08-28-2006, 08:47 PM
Deffinitly S. stheno. I would say all three look female. I do not mist at all but I do leave a shallow (very shallow, about .5 inches and isn't filled to the top) in the viv constantly.