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    Talking The Halmahera Giant or New Caledonia Giant Gecko..

    Well I picked up the new gecko, felt bad for the poor thing it's setup was just a ten gallon with a dish of water and light.. NOT ANYMORE!!!

    Dont mind the duct tape.. I put 2 -10 gal tanks together and had to use the tape for a quick fix. I plan on making a wooden apron to hold them together, also to make it look nice.

    View from the sky cam.


    Here's the Gecko, not the greatest pics. It is VERY fast and looks to be stressed so I left it be.




    I think it's a Halmahera Giant Gecko, wish it was a New Caledonia. But this one is still cool and wicked looking

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    Re: The Halmahera Giant or New Caledonia Giant Gecko..

    He is "cool and wicked". Looks like he has a regenerated tail also.

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    Re: The Halmahera Giant or New Caledonia Giant Gecko..

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Gunns View Post
    He is "cool and wicked". Looks like he has a regenerated tail also.
    Thanks BG. Yeah I think it's a regenerated tail too. They palce I got it from said it went missing for awhile. So i'm guessing the tail drop happened then. Thanks for look


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    Re: The Halmahera Giant or New Caledonia Giant Gecko..

    Congrats on the new gecko! He looks nice

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    Re: The Halmahera Giant or New Caledonia Giant Gecko..

    I hate to be a bearer of semi-bad news, but that is a Tarentola annularis (White-Spotted Gecko). Definitely not a Rhacodactylus.

    Not from New Caledonia. It's from Sub-Saharan northern Africa. It needs a drier setup than you have there. Strictly insectivorous.

    I think your setup will work just fine, if those are mainly artificial plants. Just lower the humidity, and raise the heat a lot, if you were keeping it like a Rhac. (More heat is the most crucial thing).

    Some care sheets:
    http://www.geckosunlimited.com/commu...caresheet.html
    http://www.geckoweb.org/profile/tarentola-annularis
    http://www.noahsarkpetsshop.com/care...otgecko-cs.htm

    I would be curious to know if you had it eating CGD or fruit, and if it actually ate any, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WingedWolfPsion View Post
    I hate to be a bearer of semi-bad news, but that is a Tarentola annularis (White-Spotted Gecko). Definitely not a Rhacodactylus.

    Not from New Caledonia. It's from Sub-Saharan northern Africa. It needs a drier setup than you have there. Strictly insectivorous.

    I think your setup will work just fine, if those are mainly artificial plants. Just lower the humidity, and raise the heat a lot, if you were keeping it like a Rhac. (More heat is the most crucial thing).

    Some care sheets:
    http://www.geckosunlimited.com/commu...caresheet.html
    http://www.geckoweb.org/profile/tarentola-annularis
    http://www.noahsarkpetsshop.com/care...otgecko-cs.htm

    I would be curious to know if you had it eating CGD or fruit, and if it actually ate any, lol.
    Oh ok, I wasnt sure what it was.. I was told it was a Giant day gecko.. I konw that is not true.. thank you for the links. I'll get right on givin it the right setup. i did put CGD in the tank but i'm not sure if the gecko tried it or not.


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    Last edited by zeke; 04-02-2010 at 01:49 PM. Reason: forgot to write something

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    Re: The Halmahera Giant or New Caledonia Giant Gecko..

    Thanks for those links WingedWolf. I was about to post that it definitely wasn't either a leachie or a halmahera, but you saved me having to verify for sure what it is.

    Make sure to QT this new gecko and I'd advise getting a fecal done so you can treat it for any parasites. You definitely do not want to risk any cross contamination with your rhacs. Rhacs can be more succectible to parasites and often do not fare as well as other reptiles when infected.
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    Re: The Halmahera Giant or New Caledonia Giant Gecko..

    Definatly looks like a Moorish/crocodile gecko. They usually only get about 4-5". Neat little geckos. They are pretty common at expos. Verrrrrry nice setup!
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    Re: The Halmahera Giant or New Caledonia Giant Gecko..

    Not a Moorish. T. mauritanica don't have the white spots.
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    Talking Re: The Halmahera Giant or New Caledonia Giant Gecko..

    Ok now i'm gettin confused..... Is it a White Spotted Gecko? or something else I cant pronounce. LOL.. Thank you all for taking the time and help me out ya'll rock!


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