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    Hello all. I work in a repair shop that receives modules from all over the states. A couple weeks ago one came in from around Texas( i think) with a clutch of Gecko eggs on it, and because we are all a bunch of big softies we opted to hold off on refurbing it till they hatched. And they did. We now have about 7 tiny Geckos contained and all are being adopted but I would like some help on identifying the proper species if you can in case there are any specific care needs. I have enclosed a pic of one of the hatchling as well as the clutch of eggs to help. Thanks to everyone in advance. 20160914_112809.jpg 20160915_095257.jpg
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    Welcome aboard! That's a sweet story! Good for you!

    This looks like a mourning gecko (Lepidodactylus lugubris)! They are quite prolific! In fact, they are parthenogenic!!! They love a Hawaii-type environment.

    • Keep them in an enclosure with a fine mesh screen top because they are escape artists. Make sure there are NO other exits!
    • Use Eco Earth's coco fiber substrate.
    • Create many hiding places with silk plants, bamboo, and such.
    • Add some plants like pothos and sansevieria that have been planted in fertilizer-free soil.
    • Spray daily for moisture and humidity.
    • They can be started off on drosophila or hydei fruit flies. Cultures of those can be started from a Petco source, for example. Then small crickets will be ideal.
    • Get some Zoo Med Repti Calcium with D3 to use 1x per week. Otherwise they will develop seizures and could die.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> 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) ~ (H. garnotii)
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    Awesome! Thanks for the reply and the information. My google-fu was weak in trying to identify it but you seem to be spot on! I've had experience in reptiles with all the snakes I've had over the years but am new to gecko's and didn't want to miss anything. Already picked up some flightless fruit flies and I'll pick up some of the calcium supplement. Thanks again for the info. I'll post any other questions to the "care of" forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadarJedi View Post
    Awesome! Thanks for the reply and the information. My google-fu was weak in trying to identify it but you seem to be spot on! I've had experience in reptiles with all the snakes I've had over the years but am new to gecko's and didn't want to miss anything. Already picked up some flightless fruit flies and I'll pick up some of the calcium supplement. Thanks again for the info. I'll post any other questions to the "care of" forum.
    You're welcome!

    I have kept these guys for ages. I caught my first three in a Kauai condo while on vacation.

    Be sure to buy Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3. All other brands contain too much D3. For instance, Rep Cal's calcium with D3 contains 17x the amount Zoo Med's does. Too much D3 is as harmful as not enough D3.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"
    Click:
    Leopard Gecko Caresheet
    Health Questionnaire

    ===> 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) ~ (H. garnotii)
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    Will do! Thank you again.

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