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Astra
01-08-2007, 08:56 PM
a friend of mine that owns a pet store has acquired 3 of these little guys, but I can't seem to find any info on them. Does anyone have any experience with them?

Reptiluvr
01-09-2007, 09:35 AM
They're pretty easy to care for. Temps in the upper 70's into the low 80's is fine. Humdiity around 50% seemed to work well for me. A substrate like coco coir, soil or those mixed with a little sand also worked. They even did well on paper towel. Give them a small moist container where they can lay eggs in. Feed them small roaches or crickets up to 1/2". They're super aggressive feeders for such tiny things. Napoleonic Complex I suppose. I had a female androyensis catch and eat a cricket 3/4" that was much bigger than her head.

Astra
01-10-2007, 04:11 PM
thx for the info, one last question: i have never seen them around before, are they fairly rare?

Haroldo
01-10-2007, 04:31 PM
thx for the info, one last question: i have never seen them around before, are they fairly rare?

Depends upon where you are in the world I suppose...In the states, they aren't terribly common, but are imported often enough.

Reptiluvr
01-10-2007, 05:46 PM
Three or four years ago they were imported quite frequently. Anytime a Madagascar shipment came into the U.S., tons of P. picta and P. androyensis came in. But since quotas have restricted them, less and less from Madagascar comes in. I don't know if there is a specific restriction on androyensis though.

Protean
01-10-2007, 06:42 PM
no specific restriction on them, just a national limit. if they are requested, I can order extra on my shipments.

Astra
01-10-2007, 09:47 PM
im in canada...

Protean
01-10-2007, 11:06 PM
i have customers there. pm me.