View Full Version : Agricolae head hump...

05-19-2007, 01:38 PM
Ok, I have looked up everything I possibly could about these guys before, and since I have had them. I have had them for about a month and they eat CGD and dusted crickets like pigs. They seem to be doing great. As I was looking up everything, I obviously came across alot of pictures of them. My Agricolae heads seem to have ALOT bigger bump in the back than any other Agricolae that I have seen yet, I have even seen alot without any bump at all. Could this be a problem, or is it fine? Does anybody have any clue at all? These are the best pictures I have to show it off. The first two are of the smaller female, the other two are of the bigger female.





05-20-2007, 12:47 PM
Those are endolymphatic sacs, used to store calcium.


05-20-2007, 03:56 PM
Really?? How do you know that? I've been looking everywhere for anything and I couldn't find anything about that being where they store their calcium.

05-20-2007, 04:12 PM
Bauer, A. M. 1989. Extracranial endolymphatic sacs in Eurydactylodes (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), with comments on endolymphatic function in lizards in general. J. Herpetol. 23:172-175.

05-20-2007, 06:30 PM
Ok awesome... That make me feel a whole lot better. But again... Why are mine so much bigger than like everybody elses? Can they be swollen or something, or just a ton of extra calcium build up which would be a good thing? I've heard of swollen glands in some leaftails...