View Full Version : D.Galeatus caresheets?!

01-02-2008, 04:24 PM

I get a group of 1.2 diplodactylus galeatus in march... happy happy joy joy!:yahoo:
I already have some care-informations but i d'like to here some more opinions to get the best result. Please tell me how you keep and breed your d.galeatus....
it would be very helpful for me...thanks!

regards Pete

01-02-2008, 09:13 PM
I keep mine pretty much like all my other diplo's.

Warm spot- about 95F
Cold Spot- about 80F

I house them in 15qt Sterilite bins, about 1/4 inch of sand, 2 of the 4-inch plant saucers, one over the cold side one over the hot side.

Then I dampen the sand under the cold saucer, and then mist lightly one side of the cage about 3 times a week.

I feed the adults 1/4inch crickets and dubia roaches every other day, dusted in calcium/multivitamins.

I haven't bred this species yet, just cooling them now, hopefully get a lot of babies this year.

01-03-2008, 12:54 PM

Thanks for the answer!
How cold do you keep them during this time(between 59F-65F?) and for how long?

regards Pete

01-03-2008, 02:36 PM
I am cooling mine right now at around 60F, sometimes its fluctuates down to 56F and up to 64F

But stays mostly within a degree or so of 60, and I am cooling them for a little more than 2 months.

01-03-2008, 02:44 PM
Thanks again!

01-11-2008, 02:16 PM
In my experience if you keep them like Derek mentioned you should have no issues with them thriving. I got a question though myself. What do you guys do when the galeatus retain some shedding on their toes?? I tried to increase moisture in my rack, this helped a little, but there is still some skin that is bothering me on their toes. Taking it off with tweezers is nearly impossible as they are lightning quck little bastards when you have them in your hand. Anyone have any suggestions, and if so they would be appreciated. I only have this problem with grown adults, juvies don't seem to have these problems.

01-11-2008, 09:03 PM
Oli, have you tried putting some moist damp paper towels in a deli cup, and putting them in there over night? They might try and get it off when you take them out.

That little wheeleri I have does that.