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  1. Gecko Time: Living with Crypto - a 3 year update

    Quarantine . . . contagion . . . sound familiar? Read my update of my 3 years with a crypto positive gecko collection including some tips on how you can avoid ending up where I am: Living with...
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    Tremper and Eclipse are recessive traits. The...

    Tremper and Eclipse are recessive traits. The gecko has 1 gene for Tremper and may have a gene for Eclipse. That's because at least 1 of this gecko's parents was het for eclipse and there's no way...
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    Great that you have a gecko clock. My (many)...

    Great that you have a gecko clock. My (many) geckos are in my living room and dining room and I often hear soft squeaks later at night. I can never figure out who's making them. (There are 19...
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    31C on the floor (not in the air) is ok; 32-33...

    31C on the floor (not in the air) is ok; 32-33 may be a bit better. If your gecko continues to eat and poop but is not gaining weight, meaning that the tail is not getting any bigger, it may be...
  5. Thread: She's green cx

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    Are both pictures the same gecko? If so, it is...

    Are both pictures the same gecko? If so, it is probably a very dark Murphys patternless. If it's 2 different geckos, I think the first one is a very dark blizzard and the second, as mentioned above,...
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    There's no rule that says a gecko only has a...

    There's no rule that says a gecko only has a problem with the first clutch. Some geckos lay a few clutches before they "get it right". Some geckos never lay a fertile clutch. I've had everything...
  7. Thread: Meet My Pets!

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    Welcome! Nice pictures. In addition to about 50...

    Welcome! Nice pictures. In addition to about 50 geckos I also have 2 cats and a 35 gallon tub of fish that live outside in the summer and inside in the winter.

    Aliza
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    Congrats! Aliza

    Congrats!

    Aliza
  9. One gecko I got didn't poop for 2 weeks (and you...

    One gecko I got didn't poop for 2 weeks (and you don't want to hear about me when I go away for the weekend!). Keep feeding and you will get your gifts soon.

    Aliza
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    Crested geckos are pretty lazy. It may be that...

    Crested geckos are pretty lazy. It may be that now that he's feeling comfortable in his new enclosure, he doesn't feel so compelled to keep checking everything out. As you may know, crested geckos...
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    It may be bored with crickets. Try doing super...

    It may be bored with crickets. Try doing super worms for awhile and then going back to crickets.

    Aliza
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    You may want to consider getting rid of the sand,...

    You may want to consider getting rid of the sand, not from a safety perspective, but from a cleaning perspective. I use plain ceramic tiles with no problem. I spot clean my tiles with hydrogen...
  13. Thread: Gnats

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    If she tries, I bet she won't take more than 1...

    If she tries, I bet she won't take more than 1 sip!

    Aliza
  14. I'm guessing that she is going through a normal...

    I'm guessing that she is going through a normal color change that sometimes happens with spotty geckos when they get to be adults. She's probably ovulating as well and that causes reduction in...
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    She looks pretty good. Possibly the floor on the...

    She looks pretty good. Possibly the floor on the hot side could be a bit warmer but in my experience that doesn't seem to make that much of a difference (others may have a different opinion). I do...
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    Sometimes my leopard geckos get swollen hemipenes...

    Sometimes my leopard geckos get swollen hemipenes (which is what looks like the "ball", but it's a hemipenis, not a testicle) and it turns out to be a sperm plug. When this happens I squeeze the...
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    If he has 10 spots on the body or fewer he's...

    If he has 10 spots on the body or fewer he's hypo. If there are more than 10 spots, but a lot of yellow is showing you can call the gecko "high yellow"

    Aliza
  18. Thread: Leopard Morph?

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    The eyes are normal. It's easier to identify the...

    The eyes are normal. It's easier to identify the visible morph with a shot of the whole gecko from above. If the tail shows signs that it was originally banded, you can call your gecko "aberrant"...
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    You may find her getting pinker on other...

    You may find her getting pinker on other occasions. Blizzards can change depending on mood and temperature.

    Aliza
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    Definitely ovulating! Aliza

    Definitely ovulating!

    Aliza
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    When I have had to disinfect for crypto, I clean...

    When I have had to disinfect for crypto, I clean with ammonia and let those things air dry outside, so they do get the sunlight that the article is proposing. I have actually never seen...
  22. In the past, I have just placed the male gecko...

    In the past, I have just placed the male gecko into the female's enclosure. To be extra certain, you could clean everything and re-arrange the furniture before introducing the geckos. I can't...
  23. Thread: Morphs

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    Your gecko is a Mack snow (it will get yellower...

    Your gecko is a Mack snow (it will get yellower as it matures).
    As far as morphs, take a look at leopardgeckowiki.com to see descriptions of lots of morphs. Yes, it's possible to make a new morph...
  24. Thread: diarrhea?

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    Liquid in the stools is fine. It usually dries...

    Liquid in the stools is fine. It usually dries up before anyone notices it. Diarrhea would be if the solid stools themselves are not solid. What I can make out from the pictures looks fine.

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  25. Others may differ, but I don't worry too much...

    Others may differ, but I don't worry too much about numbers. In my opinion, an environment that's suitable temperature-wise for humans (mid 60's as a minimum, low 80's as a maximum with occasional...
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