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thorrshamri
07-05-2007, 03:03 AM
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Hi all,
I'm currently working on a huge article in French about the Rhacodactylus genus,especially R. ciliatus. I used to own R. chahoua (Mossy gecko),R. auriculatus (Gargoyle gecko )and R. leachianus leachianus (New Caledonia Giant Gecko) but I would need more pics of all species and subspecies,especially the rarer ones.I already have all I need for cresteds.Please leave your pics on this thread if you allow me to use them for this article.Mention your name here or by pm if you want me to quote your name in the credits.Personal pics only,no copyrighted materials from other websites.Thanks a lot to all those who may help.

DDReptiles
07-05-2007, 09:52 AM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a167/DDReptiles/Favorite%20pics/IMG_0551.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a167/DDReptiles/Favorite%20pics/IMG_0762.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a167/DDReptiles/Favorite%20pics/IMG_0761.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a167/DDReptiles/Favorite%20pics/IMG_0758.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a167/DDReptiles/IMG_1793.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a167/DDReptiles/IMG_1550.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a167/DDReptiles/IMG_1489.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a167/DDReptiles/IMG_1490.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a167/DDReptiles/IMG_1433.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a167/DDReptiles/IMG_1348.jpg

Hope that helps a little, you can use whatever
Thanks Derek

thorrshamri
07-05-2007, 10:14 AM
:D Many thanks Derek,I appreciate very much.Of course your name will be credited in the acknowledgements part,if you want me to,I can pm you the thread when everything is written and online.

Lokking for pics of both trachyrhynchus subspecies now,if anybody can help,and more leachie pics :P (if possible normal and dark morph)

L.A.C. Herps
07-06-2007, 02:57 PM
contact me if you're still needing photos. I have photos of ciliatus, auriculatus, chahoua, sarasinorum, and leachianus.
Andrew
mylude90@gmail.com

thorrshamri
07-07-2007, 01:15 AM
pm sent,your help is much appreciated,other people may bring new shots of morphs,natural habitats,eggs,hatchlings,predation... :D

KelliH
07-07-2007, 05:00 AM
Here are a couple of pictures of one of my R. trachyrhynchus trachycephalus. Sorry they aren't the greatest photos but these guys are a bit skiddish and hard to photograph. I'll try to take some better ones tomorrow.

http://www.geckoforums.net/photopost/data/500/trachy.jpg

http://www.geckoforums.net/photopost/data/500/trachy2.jpg

thorrshamri
07-07-2007, 12:42 PM
Wow,wonderful :shock: !Any pic of your viv?Thanks a lot :D

Rob D'heu
07-08-2007, 06:10 AM
Mail : rob.dheu@skynet.be for pictures . I have pictures of leachianus(hybride) , leachianus henkeli , cilliatus and auriculatus .

bleeding_sarcasm
07-15-2007, 10:04 PM
hm.. let me see what I can dig up. there are a TON of pictures, so I skipped out on the image tags so that it wont me too much of a DU warning ;)

rhacodactylus chahoua [mainland]

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a183/ghettogeckos/chahoua1.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a183/ghettogeckos/chahoua2.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a183/ghettogeckos/chahoua2-2.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/chewy5.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/chewy14.jpg

leachianus henkeli [bayonaise]

http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/daddyb2.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/daddyb9.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/daddyb7.jpg

leachianus henkeli [island e]

http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/momae6.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/momae.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/momaelick.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/daddye18.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/daddye14.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/daddye16.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/daddye12.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/daddye19.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/daddye20.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/epair1.jpg


unknown locale henkeli

http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/henkifem.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/henkifem12.jpg

hatchling island e leachie

http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/IMG_66192.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/IMG_66412.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/IMG_66502.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/IMG_67102.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/IMG_67642.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/IMG_67712.jpg

rhacodactylus auriculatus

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a183/ghettogeckos/stripefem8_.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a183/ghettogeckos/phase3.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a183/ghettogeckos/blotchfem2.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a183/ghettogeckos/bandedmale5.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/Pictures/New/ab11.jpg

dark morph gt Leachianus leachinaus

http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/gtfem9.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/gtfem4.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/pictures/new/gtfem6.jpg

Rhacodactylus sarasinorum
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/Pictures/New/sara1.jpg
http://dirtystinkystuff.com/Pictures/New/sara2.jpg

and I have a ton of ciliatus pics if you decide you need some ;) I can also take pictures of animals on request. My pictures are stamped, but my name is Tamara Locke. I dont know if you need other pics either [like calcium reserves in chahoua, ciliatus and sarasinorum, or like vent/pore pictures, eye close ups on most species [except trachys] ] what is your article specifically on?

thorrshamri
07-16-2007, 03:58 AM
:D Many thanks for these great shots Tamara,I appreciate so much.
If you have this in your files,a few shots of eggs with any item to give the proper scale next to it would be great,as well as pictures of R. auriculatus and R. sarasinorum mating.

I would also need *screams* body shots of R. t. trachyrhynchus,if anyone has some.

My work actually covers all the aspects of care and breeding.You must be aware of the fact than even aurics are really confidential here,and leachies seen as an inaccessible species,there must be just a handful of people keeping and breeding them on the national scale,most european breeders being in Benelux,Germany or Scandinavia.I have also heard of some Italians dealing with leachies,but I haven't got any contact with them yet.

So it seems to me all the species of the Genus deserve at least an introduction in French,even if it is not necessary to deal extensively with the rarer subspecies or localities which we could not find here,or who would only concern 5 people out of 60 million Frenchies :lol: .I am using before any other source my own past and present experience with cresties,aurics,chahouas and leachies.

It is a shame we do not have any specialized book on this Genus in our language,here on forums people believe hard as iron cresties must be kept around 80F or more all year long,as it is stated in very general herp books. :?

As we are language-lazy,I doubt we have 20% of cresties owners going on foreign sites to get proper information.France has breeders,but I believe we are too much centered on what is said about geckos in our language,even if it is wrong or irrelevant.As a forum admin myself,known to breed these species,I am constantly asked if pinstripe is recessive or how to design a crestie setup properly.Being a little weary with recurrent questions,I thus decided to write something which would answer as accurately as possible to all these questions from my fellow forum members.Not that I think I have the ultimate truth in my hands,but I had the feeling I had to do something more than just one care sheet inspired by the same books we have here.

Just to quote one French source,a basking spot at 30C (85F) is recommended for cresties,with 2 months of resting period at 8-10C to stimulate mating...isn't it frightening,when you think such books are seen like the hobbyist's Bible in my country? :lol:

bleeding_sarcasm
07-16-2007, 02:32 PM
An auriculatus and a sarasinorum mating? Well, I can see if my male auric will go for her, but I am a little worried that she might drop her tail :p [just kidding haha] Sorry I dont have a male sara and dont have pictures of either of those, my ciliatus are the only voyeurs.

I will get you the egg pictures today. Usually in care sheets I include pore shots in a "how-to sex" way, and calcium reserves, when it comes to monitoring females that are being bred.

Good job on making a good, accurate care sheet on the genus in your language, I am sure lots of people will benefit.

thorrshamri
07-16-2007, 02:36 PM
Tnaks for your support! :D
*still needs trachyrhynchus trachyrhynchus pics*

thorrshamri
08-19-2007, 01:51 PM
Here is the final article,I would like to thank all the members who gave me the right to use their pics,people on this forum were very supportive.

http://dragonsdasgard.actifforum.com/Fiches-d-elevage-c4/Fiches-Lezards-f19/Les-geckos-du-Genre-RhacodactylusFitzinger-1843-t5100.htm

For people wishing to have a full printable version in pdf with extra pics,I am offering to send the file for 10 through e-mail (7.93 Mo) as it was long and hard work,I am also paying to protect my work under copyright.

Little_m
08-19-2007, 06:55 PM
Oh my, that wa s a reaaaaaaaally long article. Too bad its in french =/ But nice pics to lok at anyway :)

bleeding_sarcasm
08-20-2007, 01:25 PM
wow! all I can say is WOW! If you translated that to english now, I would DEFINITELY pay you for a copy!!! Good work! it looks great!

Mat
08-21-2007, 07:41 PM
wow...you did really a great job with that article. are you going to translate it in english? well...if you are, I'm in for a copy, obviously I'll pay for it

pyro4fun
08-21-2007, 07:54 PM
That looks great, Im glad that you had allot of help on the pic's. It go's to show all the people that really just care about reptiles, and if you translate it im sure it would sell over here.

thorrshamri
08-22-2007, 03:00 AM
I would need a lot of time to translate it into English.There are already very good books in English like P. de Vosjoli's one or the translation from German of Seipp & Henkel's work.I will not compare my work with theirs,they are for sure all I am not-scientists,famous long-time keepers...Well I'll think about it and see what I can do.Would the forum's owners here be interested in such a work?