Postby Leann@daygecko.com » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:55 pm
To Melody & Brad & Harold:
Mailing you record sheets for your 2007 cepediana.
We need to keep numbered records for each specimen (first offspring #1, 2nd is #2, etc.).
Melody, hopefully you have kept the number of the female cepediana that you received from me originally. If not, I can send you its record (i.e. #5, or #18, etc).
We need to designate the breeder, i.e. Leann
Harold: After 65 days i noticed a little cracking on one of the eggs,so i opened the egg and the gecko was dead and fully formed, no yolk sac.
The incubation temps were constant 87.
Another clutch egg was incubated at 87 during the day and temp drops to about 77 to 79 at night.This other egg hatched at 67 days and has eaten 2 days later,no shed problems and is very healthy so far.
Next one: 67 days it took to hatch, and the temps were from 77 at night to 87
I had two more cepediana hatch this week. Both are in perfect health and required no help in removing any baby shed. The first to hatch even had fruit baby food the day after it was hatched.
#43 Oviposition 5/28/2007 Hatched 7/10/2007 days incubating 44 days
#43 Oviposition 5/28/2007 Hatched 7/12/2007 days incubating 46 days
These eggs were left in-situ. The enclosure was put on a top shelf where day temperatures would reach 89º for a few hours daily, and drop
Question: Do you have any idea's about telling male from female at very young age, that is maybe at a few month of age? I really can't until they are about six months. Is there any difference in back patterns? I have the idea that the more "busy" paterns are female. Also i have the idea that juvenile males are more shy than are the females. Maybe you have the same or different thought's?
Answer: Postby Leann@daygecko.com » Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:28 pm
We have established that the upper day temperatures with cooler night temperatures do bring about a good male/female ratio. This year, Brad and Melody will try to reproduce those results from last year. Only by having others reproduce those first year results will we know for sure that those are good techniques.
I am taking more of a risk this year by attempting to incubate at high temperatures 24 hours per day. Yes, as you can see by preliminary results, there have been problems.