Thursday, August 27, 2009

Beans Sunday!!!



We have spilled the beans to a couple of people but stay tuned for a special promotion coming this Sunday night!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Is that a saw I hear???????

Do I hear a saw running? No way - they are building another stand for the lizard room. They are being quiet with hopes that I didn't find out . I came around the corner and they are all trying to look so innocent. Of course, the boys just point to dad (Wally) . Busted!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

clean -feed - water leopard babies

Yesterday was cleaning day for all our babies leopard tanks (this year that is 3 1/2 racks) . We have had over 250 eggs hatch this season so far .. still some in the incubators. It now takes me about 1 1/2 hours to clean, feed, and water them. I have slowed down some due to the number of them but mainly because they are getting big and I don't like the size now. I could move the little around easily but the bigger ones I still get goose bumps moving. I have a black plastic spoon that I use to guide them into another container so I can clean theirs. Wally just laughs at me. I'll have to video the next cleaning day and let you have a chuckle as well.

Last of contest eggs have hatched

Hi to all - sorry I haven't update in the last week - been a busy week.....

Well, all the babies from the contest have hatched and are growing very quickly. We had great success with SHM medium for the hatch cups. I can't believe how fast the animals are growing already and they are a little fiesty too :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

New Australian Geckos

Diplodacylus vitattus
As you know, I have been bitten by the Aussie bug! No, it's nothing like swine flu :)
The aussie bug cancan only be cured by getting MORE. MORE what you might ask? Well, more aussies.
This past weekend, i made a trade for three very cute aussies (Australian geckos).
The first is a Diplodactylus vitattus. This is a small ground gecko with a common name of Eastern Stone Gecko. I have a male and this new one is a female.... and a very gravid female at that.
The next two 'aussies' are of the velvet type. These two are are Oedura marmorata (or the Marbled Velvet Gecko). They are aboreal- living in trees- and are currently about 5 inches in length. (male displayed first, then female).
Wally

Oedura marmorata

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Update on the contest eggs...

All the eggs have hatched except 2 as of today. Still waiting - I think they are getting closer. I have been very happy with the SHM material this season. It seems to hold just enough water to keep the egg healthy.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Collecting Leopard Gecko Eggs

Putting the cart before the horse- I could have filmed this before the Egg Contest but here it is now.
We've been asked to put together a video on how we handle leopard eggs here at Supreme Gecko.
I hope this generates some questions or comments.

video

Thursday, August 6, 2009

4 more contest babies to see...



4 more babies hatched today from the contest eggs. They hatched all hatched in about an hour!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

More contest eggs have hatched

I decided that I will keep you up to date on any other numbers that hatched. So far # 7, # 1 and # 2 have hatched since the contest ended. There are still 10 more eggs left in the incubator. I really thought that once they started hatching I would have a popcorn popping effect with the hatching eggs. Now I just have to wait and see how long before the last one hatches. My sons, prediction of #12 still hasn't hatched and he was sure that would be the first to hatch.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Egg Number ........

It's Monday and time to announce the WINNER of the Which Egg Will Crack First Contest. First, of all I want to thank all of you who entered. I hope you had as much fun as I did with the contest.

There were 19 people who picked the winning egg number. I took a picture of the whole incubator showing the winning egg. The egg that "cracked" first was Egg # 8! The winner of the contest is Rick!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

1st Egg to Crack (Hatch)

Hi - to all the contestants in the Which Egg will crack first? Yesterday I was so excited when I checked the eggs in the early morning to find a "crack" (known as a hatch). Wally had left for the Wheaton show and didn't know and still doesn't know which egg cracked. I wouldn't let him anywhere near it last night either. He doesn't get to know any sooner that you do. (by the way he just left again for a show in Racine and still doesn't know) You can pass the word onto him later :)
Below is the egg that cracked on Aug. 1st AM - This is the 1st crack of the contest!



I changed the top so you
can't see the number
yet!

( isn't this fun - I will announce the winner
Monday!)


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Anticipation.....

Its been a busy morning getting Wally and Jordan on their way to the show in Wheaton. I thought now I can relax a little, but wait let me check the contest eggs first. You know the feeling that you want it to crack but at the same time you don't cause then the aniticaption is over? Well, thats how I felt each time I have gone to check the eggs this last week. However, when I opened the incubator and saw the baby I was very excited this morning! Bummer! there is no one here to share my excitement with so I decided to post to you right away. Now what fun would it be if I told you and didn't show you the baby? So watch for another post later this morning .....

PS. If you are going to the Wheaton Show could you tell Wally that a contest egg cracked! Thanks!