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Bowfinger
02-13-2009, 01:13 PM
Anyone want to share their enclosures? I have revamped my rack system yesterday to make room for extra lighting, heat, misters, added inline power with alternating dimmers (thanks to left over electrical from a job) and basically want to better simulate habitat for breeding. I have had good luck in the past, but have lost my touch due to my temps being to consistent. So I need to add temperature fluctualtion without overheating. I will work on pictures myself.

ReptiRutger
02-14-2009, 04:05 AM
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj208/ReptiRutger/Houten14122008047.jpg

Bowfinger
02-15-2009, 01:42 AM
Nice set up. What kind of lights are those and what temps do you get?

ReptiRutger
02-15-2009, 05:43 AM
Just got a lightbulb of 25 Watt on the one side and a energy-efficient lamp on the other side. At one side the temperature runs up to 27 degrees Celsius,the other side is slightly cooler. At night it cools down to between 18-20 degrees Celsius.

As substrate i use cocopeat. The plants are Philondendron scandens, Chlorophytum comosum ‘ocean’ and Peperomia puteolata.

Every night i spray some water. Also i put in a waterdish.

Bowfinger
02-15-2009, 04:55 PM
Thanks, that helps me understand some of my successes and yours. They seem to do well with day heat, but very minimal. With my home temperatures adjusted due to moving location, my temps became to constant and low. I have installed a test run of Halogen Accent lights (pucks) at 20w ea. with the ability to us a dimmer switch.
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x282/bowfingerd/misc035.jpg
Also here is a close up of one of my cages (sorry, I have only a macro lens right now). Great Stuff background, peat/sand bottom, branches and x-large bamboo half. Some cages have live and some have fake plants...always testing options.
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x282/bowfingerd/misc029.jpg

ReptiRutger
02-15-2009, 05:50 PM
Hey Shane,

nice to see and hear what kind of enclosures you've got for your Cyrto's. One of my females got eggs again. Think she will lay this week or so. Keep you posted.

Bowfinger
02-15-2009, 07:26 PM
Here are some pictures of an adult and sub using the foam backing.
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x282/bowfingerd/foampulch037.jpg
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x282/bowfingerd/foampulch028.jpg

ReptiRutger
02-16-2009, 05:55 AM
Great looking animals! I don't see them often (only at night), but still they look pretty!

What's the size (in cm, please) of your set up? And how many Cyrto's do you keep in your vivarium?

Bowfinger
02-16-2009, 02:25 PM
1 gallon jars for babies, 1 1/2 foot deep x 1 foot tall x 6 inches wide for sub-adults, and 1 1/2 foot cubes for adult pairs. Your going to have to convert to cm as I am giving you respective sizes.
I keep single or in pairs. Keeping in larger groups causes stress especially to less dominant males, so I never keep males together. Even babies growing together can stunt growth of weaker individual in the confines of a cage...but I do keep sets together of babies to see who is the strongest, then split up.
As for adult pairs, I would rather keep single then pair up, but space constraints prevent this, so a add many hide spots and cover.
Here is a better picture of the adult cubes. These cages are courtesy of Chris Estep after he shut down the doors to Reptile Haven and dedicated his time to exotic birds.
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x282/bowfingerd/IMG_1360.jpg

ReptiRutger
02-17-2009, 06:32 AM
My vivarium has the following measurements:

Length = 80 cm (2,62 foot)
Width = 40 cm (1,31 foot)
Height = 50 cm (1,64 foot)

I hope I used the right converting program to convert the measurements into feet. In this vivarium I have 1.2 Cyrto's.

The young ones are housed (in pair) in a smaller vivarium of 40 x 20 x 20 (cm). 1,31 (L) x 0,65 (W) x 0,65 (H) foot. This vivarium has a simple setup. Just cocopeat as substrate and a piece of wood as a hidingplace. They seem to be doing fine in this vivariums.

JimmyNightlizard
03-02-2009, 07:55 PM
Here are some pics of my collection of cyrtodactylus pulchellus and intermedius. And the new eggs layed in late january. Enjoy!

Bowfinger
03-03-2009, 12:26 AM
Nice pictures Jim, I like the hi-liter yellow in your male pulchellus.

JimmyNightlizard
03-03-2009, 04:13 PM
Nice pictures Jim, I like the hi-liter yellow in your male pulchellus.
Thanks Shane,
That male with the yellow highlites around his eyes is actually the C. intermedius. His color changes alot. When he's in a shoebox he's alittle drab...but when he's been in a warm humid tank for a day his yellows and lavender bands come out alot brighter.The male pulchellus I have is in the first pic with one of the adult females.

Jim

Bowfinger
03-03-2009, 04:56 PM
I was talking about 3,4 and 5...maybe a young guy? I like the intermedius as well. I usually can spot my males by the higher yellow in the bands even as sub-adults.

Bowfinger
03-03-2009, 05:01 PM
As for the intermedius, I have found in my collection that they have a day/night coloration and spectrum is typical to each individual and health. I have one that is almost white in his light phase. I also noticed this to be very difficult to photograph much like L.williamsi and maybe due to some sort of reflectivity? Very different than the other pulchellus imported.

JimmyNightlizard
03-03-2009, 09:37 PM
I was talking about 3,4 and 5...maybe a young guy? I like the intermedius as well. I usually can spot my males by the higher yellow in the bands even as sub-adults.

Nope, that one your talking about is actually a young female. She has a twin brother though that looks just like her, minus the snout marking. His V mark is still semi there, but is obviously vanishing. I baught them last year as 6 month old captive raised hatchlings for $75 ea...I found out that their mother came in gravid, and died after she layed the eggs. This is my favorite color phase of the pulchellus. I hope to find more like them someday.

Bowfinger
03-03-2009, 11:50 PM
Could it be that she has not "dropped" yet? Every young I have had with that much yellow turned into a male and sometimes taking over a year to show any signs. But if it is a female that's awesome and a first for me.
Also, if the male was the dominant maybe he stunted the others growth and maturation process? I have had most of my siblings have a 2/3 size difference if grown up together with delayed maturation on the passive individual. Either way I love the colors, that's a keeper.

JimmyNightlizard
03-04-2009, 06:43 PM
Could it be that she has not "dropped" yet? Every young I have had with that much yellow turned into a male and sometimes taking over a year to show any signs. But if it is a female that's awesome and a first for me.
Also, if the male was the dominant maybe he stunted the others growth and maturation process? I have had most of my siblings have a 2/3 size difference if grown up together with delayed maturation on the passive individual. Either way I love the colors, that's a keeper.

Perhaps, but only time will tell. Last may when I purchased these, I only kept them in together for about a month. Then decided to put them in individual shoeboxes. It's been 8 months like that now. And the young high yellow male is slightly larger then his sibling. One thing that makes sence to me, is that the young males snout marking is fading away more and more. And the smaller one still looks the same as it did when I first baught them. And their is no sign of a male like spur or buldge as is in the case with the younger male. How long does it usually take for a juvi pulchellus to reach full growth? 2-4 years I'm guessing?