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    JMorash is offline Newbie
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    Default Microscalabotes bivittis



    I recently picked up a trio of these guys, actually just came in as free-bees with some uroplatus and paroedura. I am currently keeping them a lot like androyensis just a little more humid maybe a tad cooler, but honestly I'm kind of just guessing. There's literally no info on them, on the forum or else where.

    They seem to be doing really good, eating a lot and are always active, but I still would like to know more about them to better care for them. Can anyone shine some light on the charming little day gecko?


    -Justin Morash

    Specializing in Aeluroscalabotes, Goniurosaurus, Pachydactylus and a variety of geckos from Madagascar, New Caledonian and Australia.

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    hexentanz is offline Senior Member
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    Hey there, recently Microscalabotes bivittis has been changed over to Lygodactylus bivittis.

    I kept these guys for a short time, but but only as babies. The below information is from a book I have (Geckos of Madagascar - the Seychelles. Comoros and Mascarene Islands) which lists not only their care, but a bunch of other geckos as well, it is quite useful.

    They can be kept like most other Lygodactylus. They need a periodical localized heat spot, which can reach up to 30°C. Their substrate should be kept slightly moist and be a mixture of soil/sand in a ratio of 2:1. They reach 8 centimeters long, sometimes the males can be slightly smaller. The terrarium should be misted at least once daily. They should be provided with pieces of cork, leaf litter and dense vegetation. They like high humidity (to 80% at the bottom of the tank, naturally lower toward the top) and they should be kept between 25-30°C daily, at night they should be kept around 20°C. They are mainly trunk dwelling, so you should offer many climbing spots, preferably with cork tubes, bamboo, liane and dried out Japanese knotweed can also be used. They place their eggs inside the small gaps in cork, bamboo tubes, dried out Japanese knotweed, leaf axils etc.

    Hope this helps!

    Ah one last thing! They come in a few forms, striped, not striped and spotted for example.
    Maureen Winter
    -- - Working with various geckos from the genera: Ebenavia, Hemidactylus, Lepidodactylus, Lygodactylus, Paroedura, Phelsuma, Sphaerodactylus & Gonatodes
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