Not that the two subjects are related.
My latest acquisitions are 1.1 juvie TX banded geckos which hopefully will start squeezin' out pups (I thank the alert readers for noticing this movie reference) this summer. The male can probably curl up on a quarter at this point! Hopefully I'll find time to get pics soon.

I added a few pages to my Reptiles section of my site; to get there go Chris/Reptiles/Field Trips/My Trips/Texas for the new additions (Big Bend Slider, Bullsnake, Graham's Crayfish Snake, South Plains Rat Snake, Texas Glossy Snake).
Chris

http://www.mcmartinville.com
Not that the two subjects are related. My latest acquisitions are 1.1 juvie TX banded geckos

Congrats! WC?
fr0glet
Not that the two subjects are related. My latest acquisitions are 1.1 juvie TX banded geckos

Congrats! WC?

Yes, locale-specific (like that matters with these "junk" lizards) Emotion: wink

There are VERY few breeders around, of which I hope to become one. I'm still searching for donors of female C.v.abbotti for my lonely males.
Chris McMartin branded this on the
forehead of the ether on 05/03/2004 09:54 PM:
Yes, locale-specific (like that matters with these "junk" lizards) Emotion: wink

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Gads, you've been hanging out with the "world revolves around zonata" bunch too long.
There ARE no junk lizards.
I would admit (under protest) that there MAY be a catagory called "feeder lizards".
DC
I would admit (under protest) that there MAY be a catagory called "feeder lizards".

Defined as "anything smaller than my monitor."
(From the monitor's point of view, of course.)
Luke

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Gads, you've been hanging out with the "world revolves around zonata" bunch too long. There ARE no junk lizards.

You know it, I know it, the American people know it. Hence my "wink" after the phrase. Just like garters are "trash snakes" (I keep one of those, too!). I've always had a soft spot for Coleonyx of the American southwest. I'm a lizard person much more so than a snake person, and I've never found, kept, or cared too much for zonata .
I would admit (under protest) that there MAY be a catagory called "feeder lizards".

I've had pet stores refuse to sell us anoles when they found out they were going to be fed to other lizards ( Gambelia ), but they had no problem selling us feeder goldfish (which were labeled as such).
I would admit (under protest) that there MAY be a catagory called "feeder lizards".

I've had pet stores refuse to sell us anoles when they found out >they were going to be fed to other lizards ( Gambelia ), but they had no >problem selling us feeder goldfish (which were labeled as such).

I could never use a reptile as a feeder. Someone once told me that if a baby corn is refusing to eat frozen/thawed rodents that a small lizard should be offered to get the snake to eat.
Hmmm, so it never occured to them to offer a live pinkie before having to resort to feeding the snake lizards?
I think it would be easier to get a corn to switch from live to f/t mice than it would be to get it to switch from live lizards to f/t mice seeing as there's more of a difference between lizards and mice than there are between live and f/t mice
I've had pet stores refuse to sell us anoles when ... >problem selling us feeder goldfish (which were labeled as such).

I could never use a reptile as a feeder. Someone once told me that if ababy corn is refusing to ... to f/t mice seeingas there's more of a difference between lizards and mice than there arebetween live and f/t mice

Well, you think wrong. Emotion: wink Many snakes are lizard-eaters in the wild (for example, greybanded kings, longnose snakes, etc). I had a desert kingsnake that I had to start on lizards, then lizard-scented pinkies, then live unscented pinkies, and finally frozen/thawed pinkies. I'm a "lizard guy" like I said before, and it was a little upsetting watching the snake eat the lizards at first, but it's what they DO.
Even with species which are typically known in the pet trade to be rodent-eaters, the young can be hard to get started on mice, and so lizards (or lizard-scented pinkies) are used to stimulate the feeding response. There's quite a few hobbyists who keep an anole or gecko in the freezer for the sole purpose of scenting mice for finicky snakes!
Chris
http://www.mcmartinville.com