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L.A.C. Herps
02-12-2007, 12:57 PM
I was noticing the lovely eye ring coloration that most gargoyles portray the other day, and decided to snap a photo of one of our females that has a sweet orange coloration going on.
Sorry the eye is a little dirty, I'm not up to date on gecko eye ball cleaning practices lol :eek:
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h130/mylude90/gargoyle%20geckos/auriceye1sm.jpg
It's always interesting to look at the photos once they're uploaded, and when you accidentally photograph a 'crater' like imperfection in the eye that has healed over. Here's a little closer version of the shot above
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h130/mylude90/gargoyle%20geckos/auriceyeimperfection1.jpg
And a slightly different angle
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h130/mylude90/gargoyle%20geckos/auriceye2sm.jpg
and of the scar
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h130/mylude90/gargoyle%20geckos/auriceye2smcr2.jpg
I have a feeling markings like these on the eye are actually quite common. Everytime I've captured one in a photo, it's been accidental. I've also noted that with each shed, the markings seem to dissipate, and gradually become less noticeable.
And here's a photo of the female playing in the new repashy nectar bag from a few weeks ago.
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h130/mylude90/misc%20pictures/repashyfoodcr.jpg
Shortly later she returned to the bag to lick it some more :D

clint545
02-12-2007, 03:30 PM
I don't know what had my jaw drop more, the eye shots ,or the Red on that Female!
Cool Pics nonetheless.

SelectGex
02-12-2007, 04:16 PM
Amazing all around!

Are those the new diets that come in different flavors? I need to get some :x.

Palex134
02-12-2007, 06:09 PM
stunning! I like these almost as much as the lineata shots Andrew, and that female is gorgeous!

rhaco
02-13-2007, 01:47 PM
WOW...those shots are totally amazing!


I have a feeling markings like these on the eye are actually quite common. Everytime I've captured one in a photo, it's been accidental. I've also noted that with each shed, the markings seem to dissipate, and gradually become less noticeable.
I guess it is shed. Because Rhacodactylus have to shed their eyes as well. Correct me if I'm wrong. But I've always believed that the markings are the old skin (I don't know if it has to be called skin as well...). If the geckos is close to shed the old "eye-skin" gets a bit wrinkled (I hope that's the right word for it).
I've often see my cresties shed themselves. And everytime they had a really fine "skin" that came off from their eyes.

L.A.C. Herps
02-13-2007, 02:08 PM
the markings on the cornea in that picture are definitely not from shedding. They are healed 'punctures' to the cornea. This female shed about 2 days before these photos were taken.
I've also seen in Uroplatus ( particularly henkeli and fimbriatus) where the cornea gets severely scratched, and looks very foggy because of the scratches in the cornea. This will also gradually go away after several sheds.

DDReptiles
02-13-2007, 04:44 PM
Damn you Andrew and your amazing photo skills :lol: :twisted: j/k

The red on that female is frekin amazing!!!!! :shock:

I just ordered some of those flavored CGD so I will have to see how that turns out.

L.A.C. Herps
02-13-2007, 05:27 PM
thanks derek.
Unfortunately, the new diets don't come with geckos inside like that :cry:

DDReptiles
02-13-2007, 06:39 PM
Unfortunately, the new diets don't come with geckos inside like that :cry:

Yeah we'll have to get Allen to start working on that :lol:

blufender_5
02-14-2007, 11:24 AM
WOW!!! :shock: Great pics! I love the coloring on the female! I've never seen one so red!