Male or Female Madagascan giant day gecko (Phelsuma grandis)

Male or Female Madagascan giant day gecko (Phelsuma grandis)

Postby Clay » Wed May 14, 2014 10:50 am

I hope these cellphone quality pictures are decent enough for someone to please help me determine the sex of my gecko?
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Re: Male or Female Madagascan giant day gecko (Phelsuma gran

Postby Primogen » Wed May 14, 2014 10:57 am

I say male as the bulge is quiet noticeable but I could be wrong, someone will probably confirm in a bit.
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Re: Male or Female Madagascan giant day gecko (Phelsuma gran

Postby Westley Price » Wed May 14, 2014 11:00 am

Looks female to me.

There is a bit of a bulge on picture #4 which caused me doubt, but looking at the lack of femoral pores I would say female.

Males also have funny little protrusions either side of the cloaca, which this one lacks.
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Re: Male or Female Madagascan giant day gecko (Phelsuma gran

Postby Clay » Wed May 14, 2014 12:00 pm

Thanks for the feedback gents.
When it comes to leopard geckos I think I have it down.
But Giant Day Geckos I have absolutely no clue?

I want to get a mate for this one but I don't even know what I currently have.

When this chappy is on glass again I'll try take some better pics.
Do you know if there are any other indicators to help determine the sex because I'll try take shots of those areas as well.

Thanks again.
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Re: Male or Female Madagascan giant day gecko (Phelsuma gran

Postby Jamster » Wed May 14, 2014 12:15 pm

Wouldn't mind seeing some nice shots of him/her!

I would also say female. Like Westley said I don't see any femoral spores and the bulges behind the cloaca aren't that prominent.
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Re: Male or Female Madagascan giant day gecko (Phelsuma gran

Postby Westley Price » Wed May 14, 2014 12:30 pm

I have taken on of your pictures and added a few things.

On the red line, males will have swollen femoral pores, often brown, orange or yellow in colour. Sometimes in adults there is a waxy secretion.

Obviously, where the yellow line is, you expect large bulges in males where the hemipenes are.

And lastly, where the arrows point, males funny little clusters of scales that look like there used to be a spine/protrusion. Sounds complicated, but you will see these immediately in males.

Having said all that, I am not too experienced in the genus, so take my advice with a pinch of salt.

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Re: Male or Female Madagascan giant day gecko (Phelsuma gran

Postby Clay » Wed May 14, 2014 12:37 pm

Westley!!! My dude, you are a rock star!!! Thanks a lot man and for putting in all the effort. :D
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Re: Male or Female Madagascan giant day gecko (Phelsuma gran

Postby Westley Price » Wed May 14, 2014 12:47 pm

Haha, it's a pleasure.

Seems like my subconscious played a trick on me; looking at my picture above, it looks like a cat's face with the red being the mouth, the yellow the eyes and the black the whiskers :smt005
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Re: Male or Female Madagascan giant day gecko (Phelsuma gran

Postby Clay » Wed May 14, 2014 12:51 pm

LOL classic... I was seeing a praying mantis at first... but I'm not sure how strong your space brownies are compared to mine? hahahahaha :lol:
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Re: Male or Female Madagascan giant day gecko (Phelsuma gran

Postby Clay » Fri May 16, 2014 11:44 am

Hey Westley... I think you were spot on there. Another chap who I know with some experience in day geckos also reckons female.
Thanks again bud.
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Re: Male or Female Madagascan giant day gecko (Phelsuma gran

Postby mrtsnakes » Sun May 18, 2014 1:55 pm

100% female!! im sitting with 6 adult females and no males :-(
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Re: Male or Female Madagascan giant day gecko (Phelsuma gran

Postby Clay » Mon May 19, 2014 12:46 pm

Thanks mrtsnakes.
Oh gosh... so you're in the same boat as me... but your boat is overloaded. ;)
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