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    Over the past couple years I've been flirting with the idea of getting into Uroplatus. So naturally I have been doing a lot of internet research regarding the species as a whole and the different care requirements of each. Which is what brings me to make this thread. I have decided the species I would most like to work with is Guentheri, however, there really isn't a lot of information out there regarding them. Uroplatus.org only has a brief care blurb and searching the forum didn't provide me with much either. I would like to know what their personality is like? What is the consensus on enclosures for them screen vs glass? Are they more reclusive and flighty, or bold? If anyone is currently working with this species I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences about keeping them, and if your feeling generous to see how you house them. Thanks in advance for any information!
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    I'm currently working with this species. There not easy to come by here in the state's. I got mine from Neil Meister and he provided me with a very helpful article also try Luis from T.R herps. This species isn't difficult to keep, pretty similar to henkeli.
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    I wrote an article on them in Gekko 6.2. As it is no longer published or available in online stores, send me a private message with your e-mail address and I'll gladly send you the article.

    They are by far the most tolerant species in terms of high temps and relative lack of humidity. They live in a totally different part of Madagascar than other Uroplatus species do. They are from relatively warm and dry scrublands in the West of the Island.

    Still, as gecko5150 says, they are not easy to get apart from lone males, but what will you do with a lone male anyway?

    Provided they are captive-bred, all the large species of Uroplatus are good choices to begin with the genus. Breeding fimbriatus can be a little tricky as there seems to be several forms of them or even separate species, but that is not really clear so far. Henkeli would be my #1 recommendation. Temps over 84F are NOT safe for them and to be completely avoided, yet they will need a small basking area. Plus, they breed relatively easily. Same with giganteus apparently, but they are still really expensive. Lineatus are also relatively hardy, yet in my experience more difficult to get to breed. Sikorae are more readily available but they are much less tolerant with heat and not enough humidity. About humidity: I don't trust hygrometers. The substrate has to be moist but in no way soaked. 1-2 mistings every day will do. DON'T use ultrasound foggers as they heat the mist and ultrasounds are painful (put your hand a few inches above one of these while it is on, and you'll know what I mean!). Sikorae won't tolerate anything above 80F, even for short periods of time. They are also smaller than the above-mentionned species, and smaller bodies mean they dehydrate and overheat more easily. As for phantasticus...not the ideal species to start with the genus unless you have proper low temps all year long and high humidity, the slightest mistake will be deadly for these guys.
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