Finally we got it right!!!

Finally we got it right!!!

Postby Iggy » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:16 am

and without even trying :) After a not very lekker season, in terms of incubators not perfoming and losing nearly all of our eggs :evil: this morning I walked in to the frog house which also houses our leaf-tail geckos....lo and behold, there was a hatchling staring out at me from the enclosure with his big luminous eyes!!! Unfortunately it has lost its tail (presume mum or dad tried to eat it!) , and I would be curious to hear the likelihood of it re-growing? Looks strong though, and not a new hatchling, must have been living in the undergrowth for a few weeks! Viva natural terrariums :)
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Re: Finally we got it right!!!

Postby levi_20 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:37 pm

Congrats, thats awesome! A pic or two would be appreciated!
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Re: Finally we got it right!!!

Postby Gooey Toes » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:19 pm

Very nice :D but where is the pictures. :-x
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Re: Finally we got it right!!!

Postby Iggy » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:01 pm

took a couple of pics with the phone, not very good but will try to upload tonight! Tricky thing is keeping him alive, we've had a sudden hot spell and they are very susceptible to heat stress, argh!
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Re: Finally we got it right!!!

Postby BOOGY » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:55 am

Ah congrats man!
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Re: Finally we got it right!!!

Postby Mitton » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:35 pm

That is great, I think a first for SA?
Can't wait for the pics.
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Re: Finally we got it right!!!

Postby Iggy » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:59 pm

pics on the phone turned out a bit ?*&%, will try with the camera tomorrow :)
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Re: Finally we got it right!!!

Postby Gooey Toes » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:42 pm

Can't wait to see pictures. :D
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Re: Finally we got it right!!!

Postby Iggy » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:27 pm

struggling to get pics uploaded, will try again tonight :) It is such a little cutie with those big eyes :)
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Re: Finally we got it right!!!

Postby BOOGY » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:05 pm

Very eager to see!!!
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Re: Finally we got it right!!!

Postby Jantus » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:32 pm

What species of uroplatus is it? Well done on your success!
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Re: Finally we got it right!!!

Postby Iggy » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:27 am

ahem, managed to lock myself in frog house last night, so lost a few hours, :oops: will try TODAY, promise. Uroplatus sikorae
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Re: Finally we got it right!!!

Postby Iggy » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:22 pm

okay, sorry for the fuzzy quality, but at least you can see the little guy....
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Re: Finally we got it right!!!

Postby Westley Price » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:29 pm

Not many words can describe how cool this is and what an accomplishment this is.

It's gorgeous and VERY well done!!!!

I hope it stays alive as I think they're known to be fragile when young.

I'm surprised how big it is!
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Re: Finally we got it right!!!

Postby Iggy » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:25 am

Thanks Westley, we are pretty proud, though as I said, we didn't actually "do" anything, it "just happened"...I think it makes it even more special though :)
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