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    Are Gargoyle geckos temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD)?
    I have read conflicting information online, and am hoping to hear from experienced breeders of this species.
    Also, a breeder mentioned to me that he rarely hatches males. Is this a common problem?

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    I think the jury is still out on whether they are TSD or not. In his new book, Philipe deVosjoli says that they are. In my limited experience, the few gargoyle eggs (like maybe a total of 5) I put in the "male" incubator (82F vs. 75F) were male with only 1 exception. On the other hand, Mike Soltis of Rhachouse has told me numerous times that he hasn't found them to be TSD at all, and he produces many gargs. It does seem to be true that while a majority of cresties seem to be male, a majority of gargs seem to be female. Just today, I sent an email to someone I located online who does research into sex determination of geckos asking him if he would be interested in writing an article for Gecko Time (which I edit) about this topic. Stay tuned. . .

    Aliza

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