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    I found somebody selling some Giant Vorax Geckos and was wondering if it was actually a Vorax or perhaps another species?

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    Definitely a Gehrya marginata (halmahera/giant walking gecko). The true voraxes are so rare in the US. Care and stuff is identical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfoward5k View Post
    The true voraxes are so rare in the US.
    there are 2 known Gheyra vorax in captivity (US or otherwise) and they are a non compatible pair that is probably too old to breed. without importation this species has absolutely no future in the hobby. so, yes, your comment is correct, probably more correct than you actually knew....

    marginata are super easy to keep. "poor man's leachies" are an accurate description of them. care is very similar, just about 5-10 degrees warmer.
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    Oh, I didn't know that they were that rare.
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    OK ... Thanks to both of you for your help. I did a search on the forum and found many instances where people thought they had Vorax but it was actually Marginata so I just wanted to be sure.

    I like the 'Poor Man's Leachie' term. That's exactly what I was thinking. I love the look of Leachies but unfortunately can't afford them. These geckos are quite a bit cheaper and from the info I could find will readily breed. However the ones for sale are WC and I'm not sure if they have maile and females. I'm waiting to hear back from the seller.

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    they do breed readily and are fairly easy to sex. wc's normally fare well and become established very quickly. awesome geckos. they will accept baby food/cgd as a main part of their diet as well.
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    Who is the dealer?

    I know that Reptile Depot has some.
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    he's in Canadia, I doubt it's any of our local dealers he's referring too.
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    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for taking the time to identify this Gecko. We are the dealers offering those in Canada. They were sold to us as Gehyra vorax. They are imported directly from Madagascar. Aren't Marginatas from Indonesia?After some research and comparing the pictures, some sites list them as Vorax, some list them as marginata.

    What do you think will be the right parameter to detemine its true identity?

    Origin? shape? colour? etc.

    Thanks guys, great forum by the way!
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    true vorax have varying degrees of greem/yellow/red mottling throughout. they also have much more delicate skin than marginata and a more angular head. trust me, what you have are marginata. true vorax have NEVER been imported. they come from Fiji, which has some very strict guidelines. as far as them being imported directly from Madagascar, I really don't know what to tell you.
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