Leopard Gecko Breeding Part 3 |Pairing

 Authored by Ron Tremper Leopard Gecko The Breeding Season North of the equator, most reproductive leopard geckos experience a breeding season that begins as early as January and extends to late September with some geckos laying eggs into October.  For individuals that are hatched late in a given year they may not start to cycle […]

geckos in breeder box

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Hermann’s Tortoise | Breeding   Recently updated !

Authored by Chris Leone Garden State Tortoise Hermann’s Tortoise Reproduction and Breeding In the wild, Hermann’s tortoises wake up from their winter rest anywhere from March through May (depending on region) and nesting occurs from May through July. Males reach a peak in sexual activity immediately following emergence from their hibernaculums and again several weeks […]


Hermann’s Tortoise | Captive Care   Recently updated !

Authored by Chris Leone Garden State Tortoise Hermann’s Tortoise Captive Care Essentials Hermann’s Tortoise Size Variation Size varies with Hermann’s tortoises. Typically, the eastern subspecies tops out between 6” for males and 8” for females (4.5-6” for the Dalmatian variant). Smaller examples from areas like southern Greece and huge specimens (9 to 11”) from places […]

Hermann's Tortoise Luncheon

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Hermann’s Tortoise | Natural History   Recently updated !

Authored by Chris Leone Garden State Tortoise Hermann’s Tortoise (Testudo hermanni)​ To date there are two recognized and/or accepted subspecies after a recent attempt to elevate them to the rank of full species level(“Eurotestudo”, 2006) failed. This will most likely be revisited in years to come with a different result based on the high degree […]


Indian Ornamental | Poecilotheria regalis

Invertebrate Interests is authored by Lillie Nyte of Inverts Unlimited Poecilotheria regalis | Indian Ornamental Tarantula General Description Synonyms: Ornithoctonus gadgili Common name(s): Indian ornamental, Indian ornamental tarantula, Indian ornamental tree spider, Ornamental tree spider, Regal parachute spider, King parachute spider Keeper experience: Advanced Adult size: 7+ inch leg span Growth rate: Fast (Males reach […]

Indian Ornamental Tarantula