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Kevin McRae
12-07-2006, 04:37 PM
Hi, my eggs are on 40 days now and I was curious what you guys feed your babies? Are fruit flies or spring tails too big? Do you keep them on paper towel or peat or moss?

Thanks.

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Kevin McRae
12-07-2006, 04:38 PM
BTW - That is a Canadian penny that looks like dime, lol.

Haroldo
12-10-2006, 12:40 PM
Considering I offer fruit flies (hydei) to some of the smallest phelsuma (bombetokensis) as hatchlings, I would think they would work for you as well. Good luck with them.

Lygodactylus
12-11-2006, 05:19 PM
I feed my kimhowelli hatchlings (hatchlings of) crickets, fruitflies and Phelsumax (Phelsumafood). I keep them on crushed shells or calcisand. Substrate doesn't really matter, because they mostly avoid being on the ground.

geckomaster
12-11-2006, 06:00 PM
What incubation times are we looking at? I've had a set of eggs (not sure when they were laid to be honest, found them in the plant's armpit one day) for what seems like forever!

Kevin McRae
12-12-2006, 02:38 AM
Wow, I checked the incubator today and found a hatchling! Day 45, at 84 F, on damp peat moss.

I put the baby in a deli on moist paper towel and out him back in the incubator since the herp room temperature variates quite a bit.

I will have to get some fruit flies soon, or try some day old meal worms which are flippin tiny.

Pics soon!

Kevin McRae
12-12-2006, 10:07 AM
Day old meal worms work well, the gecko has already accepted a few.

bittner_344
12-15-2006, 02:21 PM
congrats kevin!! got any pics? :D

Kevin McRae
12-15-2006, 03:06 PM
Yep! Here.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/Kevin_McRae/L-1.jpg

Haroldo
12-15-2006, 05:05 PM
Nice hatchling. Looks about a small as my Phelsuma lineata bombetokensis hatchlings. Good luck with them and be sure to keep me in mind once they're established. :wink:

Kevin McRae
01-02-2007, 02:41 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/Kevin_McRae/L-2.jpg

Little_m
01-03-2007, 08:56 AM
ohh, its so cute =)

Elizabeth Freer
02-13-2007, 02:34 PM
Wow, I checked the incubator today and found a hatchling! Day 45, at 84 F, on damp peat moss.

I put the baby in a deli on moist paper towel and out him back in the incubator since the herp room temperature variates quite a bit.

I will have to get some fruit flies soon, or try some day old meal worms which are flippin tiny.

Pics soon!


Kevin ~

I have three Lygodactylus kimhowelli. Did you place the eggs directly on damp peat moss or upon a plastic lid which sits upon the damp peat moss?

Kevin McRae
02-13-2007, 08:43 PM
I put them directly on the peat moss. I did make sure however to not spray the eggs, or a few centimeters around the.

Do you have any eggs at the moment?

Elizabeth Freer
02-15-2007, 11:25 AM
Kevin ~

Thanks. No eggs yet. That's one of the next projects on my/their list.