our pair of standingi day geckos have finally produced some fertile eggs. is there anyone else breeding them at the moment? these are a brilliant change from the grandis and IMO very under rated
well any info i find on my travels i will gladly share. im going over to hamm for day geckos as i bought from a dutch guy last time and his prices were great last time. well make the journey worth it.With the age of your pair, it is very likely that the female will demonstrate reduced fertility, or at the very least reduced fecundity. These animals will live to around 12-15 years (conservative estimate) and will be capable of breeding to that point, however whether they will breed to this age is questionable, and unlikely in my opinion.
Humidity for this species can be a problem, they certainly appreciate much dryer conditions than P. grandis. Mine get misted very infrequently. My temperatures are pretty much identical for both species.
As for Hybridization, I haven't seen any, but of course this is not to say it doesn't occur! As you probably know, as of 2007 grandis and kochi were given specific species status, and so you could interpret that as a suggestion that that hybridization is unlikely, however considering the fact they are very close on the phylogeny, I find the possibility of grandis-kochi hybrids very real. You have to question how you would know though, both species are very similar morphologically.
As for standingi-grandis hybridization, this is less likely, as P. standingi represents the most divergent taxa (relative to the rest of the species, it is likely the most primitive) and as such, is well separated in an evolutionary context.
I'd be interested in seeing some evidence though...
As for other species available in the UK, they are here, but in vastly lower numbers than on mainland Europe. Most species will come from there though. There are a number of breeders in the UK that breed some of the rare, difficult to maintain species with some success.
yep sorry the dubia is the dull my mistake. this is the only one i dont like. the roberts is a nice lizard but not really my cup of tea either.No, this is P. dubia.
Well its a polygenic trait, and so not simply inherited. You will hear many say that breeding two individuals with 'high red' proportions will give you predominantly 'high red' offspring. This isn't really the case, you will still get offspring with varying degrees of red.we have a pair at the moment that consist of a spotted male and a striped female. was wondering if this would produce the higher red or not. to be honest i prefer the spotted any day. id be very happy to produce just spotted
the male is from ian lawton near leeds. hes about 3 years old. he has about 8 or so spots on hs back and IMO is stunning. hes about 10". the female is from another breeder in stalybridge that has a line of the high reds. i bought a few [as they were that high red] from her but this is IMO the best of the first couple i got so i kept her. shes really high red with over 15 tiger stripes across her back between her front and back legs. she also has alot of red behind her eyes and down her neck. shes about 7". i will get some fresh pics and send them to you. let me know what you think:2thumb:What does she look like? I'd be interested in seeing a picture.
She will produce offspring that have the regular appearance however, so if this is a concern it needn't be.