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    I've been a fan of reptiles for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I used to search the local fields, woodland areas, and streams for any reptiles or amphibians I could find (didn't know about the term "herping" back then). I started keeping pet reptiles about ten years ago, but have only recently gotten into keeping day geckos. I received my first two giant day geckos (a male/female pair) yesterday.

    They are housed within a 55-gallon naturalistic vivarium. The substrate is organic potting soil covered with a layer of dried magnolia leaves. For climbing, there are multiple maple limbs propped at angles (collected from a pesticide-free location and baked the oven at 250 degrees). I have added tropical springtails and will later add giant orange Spanish isopods when their culture begins taking off.

    The plants include two mandarin plants (Chlorophytum amaniense), a pink nerve plant (fittonia), a Chinese money plant (Pilea peperomioides), a neoregelia "fireball," and two orchids. UVB is provided by an arcadia t8 bulb with 6% UVB and a heat bulb is placed over one of the maple branches for basking.

    Here is one resting on a Mandarin plant:
    gecko on plant.jpg

    Here is the other looking back at me as I take a picture:
    gecko looking back.jpg

    I look forward to future discussions with everyone here.
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    Welcome aboard, Green Bean!

    Geckos are an exciting hobby! There are different genuses and species to please every geckophile.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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