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    Nice pics Nick ... and I'm very jealous of your breeding success!

    I've had a pair of these geckos since last October but haven't found any eggs yet. The female is looking a bit more plump these days but I'm not sure if it's from breeding or eating.

    Any advice you have on getting these geckos to breed would be much appreciated. Do you feed snails at all? Also how do you incubate the eggs when you find them ... and where do you usually find them?

    Thanks ... Dyesub Dave.
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    Hey Dave,
    I do occasionally feed snails out when they are really pumping out eggs. I do a mild temp cycle where they drop down into the mid to upper sixties during the winter (also decrease misting a bit), and keep them at low to mid seventies during the rest of the year. Mist once a day right after the lights go out.
    They usually lay eggs underneath a piece of cork in the sphagnum substrate. Occasionally I will find eggs in the dracaena plant. (check out the enclosure pics I just posted)
    I incubate eggs in perlite. I sit the eggs in some dry perlite on a lid of some sort, then sit the lid on a bed of perlite that is kept completely saturated with water. The incubation container contains no holes at all. Temps range anywhere from mid 70s to mid 60s during incubation.
    I have gotten 16 eggs this past breeding season with only 2 of those being infertile so far (first ones laid by a young female) by using this strategy. Seems to be working!
    Nick

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    Congratz, I hope to have success this year too.

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    Thanks for the advice Nick. My enclosure seems to dry out fairly quickly in the winter so I've been misting at least twice a day. It's an all screen enclosure that I've covered the back and 2 sides of but there's still a small space for airflow at the top of these 3 sides. The temps right now range from around 74 deg. F. day to 68 deg. F. night.

    Here a link to some pics of my enclosure let me know what you think.

    http://www.geckosunlimited.com/commu...tschmanni.html

    Thanks ... Dyesub Dave.
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    Hey Dave,
    It looks good, my only suggestion would be to maybe add some more foliage for water to collect on after misting. I've seen my licking water droplets off of the plants after spraying. I also provide a water bowl.
    I need to get a reading of what my humidity levels are throughout a 24 hr period. It stays pretty moist during the night (after the fan shuts down), and dries out over the course of the day before misting in the evening.
    This species seems to be able to take dryer conditions than most other Uros.
    Nick

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    Great Pics!!!

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