1- Gonatodes ocellatus
Their diet is insectivorous and is able to eat relatively large and fast prey.
Reproduction of this species can take place throughout the year but some females stop laying eggs during the winter months. It
is a good species for beginners Gonatodes since their maintenance in captivity is relatively easy. In winter they are favored by lower temperatures and improving their reproductive cycle in summer tolerate high temperatures. They need a high moisture gradient and grateful to have a dark area where they can hide.
Lighting should be of UVB and feeding should periodically supplement with vitamins and calcium. The cork planks and logs are important elements in the decoration of your terrarium. These small geckos have a preference for rough surfaces heights and need to access the top. In our facilities we have partners but also maintain breeding groups with several females in wide terrariums.Adult males are territorial so we do not recommend it to consolidate multiple in a terrarium.
Eggs are hard shell and do not stick to any surface ( usually bury slightly or deposit them in small holes ), put them one by one and take to hatch just over two months. The optimal incubation temperature is 26 - 27 ° C.
The hatchlings can live with adults as it is not frequent cannibalism in this species,anywayGonatodes Ocellatus is a species highly prized for its fantastic color
Newborns Gonatodes take about three months to show the first signs of the typical coloration of the male specimens. It is at this time when males begin to be territorial and must be separated.
we proceed to the separation of the offspring as a preventive measure extracting eggs from the terrarium players.and quickly to their new environment, maintenance is simple andadaptare a good choice for beginners in this genre.
2- Gonatodes Ocellatus
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Gonatodes Ocellatus, is one of the largest and showiest of gender Gonatodes geckos and this species is diurnal.
As in most species, Gonatodes sexual dimorphism between male and female is very marked, the color of the male is very spectacular showing a great contrast between dark or blue body and red head well yellow. Depending on the variety you can have black stripes or orange on the head or lack of them. The same applies to the number of eyespots and size. The female is differentiated well from males showing a more uniform grayish or brown tones and shows slightly smaller ocelli pattern.
Inhabit the tropics of Trinidad and Tobago.
English name: Eyespot Gecko
Class: Reptilia - reptiles
subclasses: Lepidosauria - lepidosauria Government : Squamata - squamates Suborder: Sauria - lizards Infraorder: gekkota Family : Sphaerodactylidae Type : gonatodes Genre : gonatodes ocellatus
The kind gonatodes includes 29 species: yellow-headed gecko, gonatodes alexandermendesi, gonatodes annularis, gonatodes antillensis, gonatodes Astralis, gonatodes atricucullaris, gonatodes caudiscutatus , gonatodes ceciliae, gonatodes concinnatus, gonatodes daudini, gonatodes eladioi, gonatodes falconensis, gonatodes Has, gonatodes humeralis, gonatodes infernalis, gonatodes lichenosus, gonatodes ligiae, gonatodes nascimentoi, gonatodes ocellatus, Gonadotes petersi, gonatodes purpurogularis, gonatodes riveroi, gonatodes rozei, gonatodes seigliei, gonatodes superciliaris, gonatodes taniae, gonatodes tapajonicus, gonatodes timidus, gonatodes vittatus .
One of the biggest and most contrasting ubarwionych representatives of the genus is gonatodes ocellatus . Males of the species can grow up to 11 cm total length, and females usually do not exceed 10 cm. Coloration base females are brownish-gray tones with dark or light markings. Males and sparkle quite amazing colors. The torso of the gray-blue background with two brown spots (rarely three) on each side of the so-called. "Eyes" (hence took the epithet "ocellatus") - Black bordered centered from white to light blue color. The head and tail of yellow, orange, maroon or brown colors. With close observation may be noted that male heads of zlotys hold on it further, more or less distinct reddish-orange drawing pattern composed of irregular lines, stripes, and spots; less of a dark, almost black color of his. Around the neck runs the yellow strip on the black border, which creates the impression founded collar or rim. Juveniles resemble the color coloration females exception is frequently occurring in them contrast, the black-and-white pattern on its tail. Thanks are able to defend themselves against potential attack, rejecting his tail ( autotomy ), which usually becomes the main object of interest and a possible predator attacks. Rejected tail eventually grows back. Limbs completed five fingers equipped with claws and reduced rebate - the size of the slats is not large enough to ensure that the lizard's ability to hold up or climbing up smooth vertical surfaces.
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Gonatodes ocellatus (GRAY, 1831). For many enthusiasts terrarium real, live "jewels" constitute an ornament each herpetologic Zn EJ collection are geckos day of the genus Phelsuma or some Lygodactylus often forget, and perhaps not even aware of the existence of a very beautiful and impressive, small lizards belonging to the type of gonatodes and from the Neotropics - ecozone covering South and Central America and the Caribbean. "Gonatodesy" characterized by an extremely large color palette as well as a wealth of design drawings. Until recently it was believed that all species gonatodesów have a clearly visible differences in coloration between the sexes. In 2010, he has described a new species - gonatodes lichenosus in whom there is no intercourse dychromatyzm (Rochas-Rujaic, Infante-Rivero, 2010). For other species the males take the bright coloration - often in surprising and contrasting color combinations, this is particularly evident in the area of the throat. In contrast, females, unfortunately, are not distinguished by anything in particular in this respect - usually beige, brown or gray colors. The most impressive representative of the lizards in terms of size achieved is described in 2008 gonatodes infernal . The largest measured so far that the individual species - measured 6.5 cm in body length ( SVL ) and the overall length of 15 cm (usually achieve, but smaller in size to 12 cm). Almost all gonatodes is basically lizards of daily activity as well as at dusk - the exception is gonatodes antillensis - typically about a night mode of life (Rochas-Rujaic, Infante-Rivero, 2010). Those with daily activities have to spend even a little time soaking up the sun to reach quite quickly the optimum temperature of his body to allow them to function correctly, but only a few of them could be called heliofilami - uwielbiającymi sun, an example of such a species can be gonatodes vittatus. In addition, like many other lizards at risk they have the ability to reject tail - autotomy. Rejected tail eventually grows back. Limbs completed five fingers equipped with claws and reduced rebate - the size of the slats is not large enough to ensure that the lizard's ability to hold up or climbing up smooth vertical surfaces.
The area of occurrence of this species are the islands of Trinidad, Tobago (both islands form a common state) and uninhabited Little Tobago.
gonatodes ocellatus considered a species synantropijny.They are inhabitants of tropical forests primary and secondary - are seen both on the trunks of trees and around protruding roots. This is an extremely active lizards , moving among the vegetation with great agility. Sometimes also found on the walls of buildings or on roadsides, but you can not
The daily activity.
Due to the strongly awake territorial instinct, which applies to both males and females, ch that run in pairs. Terrarium vertical dimensions 30x30x60 cm longer suitable for them. The back wall we put bark, eg. With cork oak or make yourself a structural wall of carved styrofoam many corners, covered with mortar with the addition of dye and glue or silicone covered with peat. Tank Mans natural vegetation that is not enough that F. than C is an important role in the creation of an appropriate microclimate, while maintaining a relatively high moisture content in the tank to increase the visual effect of the tank itself. Well check the small species of bromeliads and orchids, oplątwy, vines, and partly shaded some ferns. Equipped must also find the branches or roots, which will allow the inhabitants of terrariums both use their abilities climbing and the ability to hide. The water in a small, shallow dish should always be available for these lizards. A few centimeters layer of the substrate in which we plant the plants should always be noticeably wet.
Until full adulthood, including appropriate size and weight should, however, lead reared in separate tanks - fertilization too young, but already sexually mature female may be too great a challenge for her body. The consequence of this state of affairs may even be the death of the young females - exhausted, deficient in vitamin-mineral and extremely vulnerable in such a situation of stress.
Up to 14 hours in summer, in winter only slightly shorten the length of the day - to approx. 12 hours. UVB on emissions of 5%.
During the day, 25-28 ° C ( species tolerating a short period of somewhat higher temperature), and the radiator 35-40 ° C. With the slight decrease in the temperature during the night.
About 70% - natural differences in the levels at different times of the year - higher for a period of 3 months of winter. The remaining part of the year with a slightly lower moisture. Regularly - section sprayed inside of the tank with water at room temperature.
Gonatodes ocellatus are able to consume every trophy, which will be able to overcome and swallow, including smaller species of lizards themselves. The study of gastric contents revealed, however, that the basis of the diet in the wild all representatives of the genus gonatodes are arthropods and mollusks (snails). Under terrarium will accept all easily accessible insects forage: crickets, cockroaches , moths moth. Diversification of their diet may be moth larvae or mildew miller. During the summer the perfect choice would be plankton Meadow (grasshoppers, crickets, spiders , butterflies ). Honey and fruits will be the gonatodes ocellatus ignored.
Do not forget the supplements - once a week, give vitamin-mineral preparations.
sexual dimorphism :
Gender in adults it easy to distinguish. A characteristic feature is dychromatyzm sex or differences in coloration between the sexes. In addition, males can be seen in the vicinity of the so-called cloaca. "Shield" formed by several rows of enlarged scales and shiny.
For a breeding season we allow only females in fully grown and in excellent condition. The female lays one egg at an interval of 3-4 weeks, often under a piece of bark, in leaf litter or in the midst of moss, and even able to bury them in damp ground. Usually, it is difficult for us to find them, but if we find it likely can be assumed that the next will be submitted in the same place. Egg translate into a plastic container with a moist substrate such. Vermiculite and incubated at 27 ° C - it appears that at such a percentage of hatched females is slightly higher than in the case of other temperatures (S.Hanig). In such conditions, incubation should be completed after approx. 3 months.
The best results in rearing obtain keeping babies in separate tanks - ideal for the check to clear containers with dimensions 9x15x21 cm, the holes in the lid and close to the bottom will allow for good air circulation, with a modest design help maintain its health, but with the ability to hide and climb. In the case of such a young lizards should be paid special attention to maintaining a high level of humidity remembering sprayed regular and permanent access to water, which will reduce the risk of dehydration - especially dangerous for newly hatched organisms. We feed the babies hatched fleas owocówkami, hatching crickets, skoczogonkami, szczeciogonkami (silverfish), small larvae of butterflies and moth.Regular Indispensable also supplementation (especially calcium) to each feeding. In the case of breeding in the group pretty soon we will have to separate siblings - not later than 3-4 months after hatching would there have been serious fighting between babies.
Species extremely easy for the rearing and in breeding. Gonatodes ocellatus can be recommended to all lovers of reptiles , both adepts and the more advanced terrarystom. Gonatodes ocellatus is not subject to the provisions of the Nature Conservation Act and does not require registration after the purchase. Developing and sources of information Editorial lizards on the basis of : 1. Gonatodes ocellatus Keeping nd Breeding the Eyespot Gecko - Sacha Hang
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