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    Hi Folks,

    I'd be interested to know if any of you have had success in using artificial plants with New Zealand gecko's.

    I'm wanting to explore what may work. I've always tended to use living plants such as Coprosma, Leptospernum & other similar plants in enclosures. Any Kiwi herp keepers had any luck? I have Naultinus stellatus, N. rudis, Hoplodactylus granulatus & H. duvaucelii.

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    Hi Phil

    I keep my Naultinus on artificial Buxus plants. I do have a few branches and a few real flowers in there (cherry flowers at the moment during european spring) but other than them its all artificial. I am breeding in F1 and F2 now in the same terraria so it seems artificial Plants are a viable solution. If I could choose between a 2 foot Coprosma full of berries and a artificial Buxus id however likely go with the Coprosma. But here in Europe thats not much of an option

    I attached some pictures of some of my terraria (the one to the left and right have the plastic Buxus in them)

    Best regards

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    What species live in there?

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    In post #2 Thomas reports that his Naultinus live in those tanks .
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Funny. I ment which species of the genus Naultinus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM_P View Post
    Hi Phil

    I keep my Naultinus on artificial Buxus plants. I do have a few branches and a few real flowers in there (cherry flowers at the moment during european spring) but other than them its all artificial. I am breeding in F1 and F2 now in the same terraria so it seems artificial Plants are a viable solution. If I could choose between a 2 foot Coprosma full of berries and a artificial Buxus id however likely go with the Coprosma. But here in Europe thats not much of an option

    I attached some pictures of some of my terraria (the one to the left and right have the plastic Buxus in them)

    Best regards

    Thomas
    E5B6CDC0-EA51-4B15-B79E-996B423A9D2E.jpg805D3145-196E-4422-B7CB-DDDD7F2B14E3.jpgDC89800A-A7FD-4A7B-B936-2E095DCF0B14.jpg
    Lovely looking enclosures, thank you for the pictures and the info on the cherry blossom
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    Thanks Thomas.

    I use both real & artificial plants.

    Local NZ herp keepers tend to shy away from artificial plants.

    Appreciate the photos.

    Cheers
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    What are the best coprosmas for a green and forest gecko outside enclosure in Auckalnd NZ?

    Coprosma - Rhamnoides
    Coprosma - virescens
    Coprosma - crassifolia
    coprosma - ROTUNDIFOLIA
    Mingi Mingi

    Any others you can recommend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrgeakl View Post
    What are the best coprosmas for a green and forest gecko outside enclosure in Auckalnd NZ?

    Coprosma - Rhamnoides
    Coprosma - virescens
    Coprosma - crassifolia
    coprosma - ROTUNDIFOLIA
    Mingi Mingi

    Any others you can recommend?
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    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 11-26-2018 at 07:46 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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