Genetics For Herpers
Genetics For Herpers is a great way to learn genetics. This book starts with the basics and teaches everything you need to know in order to understand the role that genetics plays in breeding. The book is 84 pages (7½" x 5½") and includes over 120 illustrations plus a glossary. Click here to learn more or order.
Banded Albino African Fat-tailed Gecko (Hemitheconyx caudicinctus)
The classic Albino Fattie. We are producing tan to gold colorations of this popular gecko, mostly as by-products of our Tangerine Projects. Most of ours will be heterozygous for other traits and may be priced higher as a result. Click here to learn more/see adults.
Banded Albino 'White-Socks' African Fat-tailed Gecko (Hemitheconyx caudicinctus)
The classic Albino Fattie but combined with another interesting morph (perhaps it should be called Piebald?) that cropped up in our colonies a few years back. Most specimens have one or two white 'socks', although we've had a couple with four! Occasional specimens show white on the chin or face and sometimes on the legs. Inherited as a simple recessive. Click here to learn more/see adults.
What do all these numbers and stuff mean?
The description of each specimen is followed by the sex of the specimen, it's date of birth, a stock number identifying the specimen, and the selling price. Photos are of the exact specimen listed, most are taken inside a standard 16oz deli cup for size comparison, and are updated as time permits.
Understanding our stock numbers may prove helpful in identifying unrelated specimens:
- F-C001 indicates a 2006 hatching (we started this code in 2001 with 'A', 2002 is 'B' and so on).
- F-C001 indicates the harem group, and thus all specimens listed as F-C are from the same harem group (usually one male and four females).
- F-C001 indicates this is the first hatchling photographed from that breeding group. F-C012 would be the twelfth hatchling photographed from that breeding group.
CB - Captive Bred, usually followed by year of birth. Hatched or born from parents kept in captivity.
CH - Captive Hatched, usually followed by year of birth. Hatched or born from a gravid wild-caught female.
WC - Wild-Caught. While all of our stock is produced here, some of it is produced from wild-caught adults that we maintain. We will occasionally sell some of the breeder animals as surplus.
LTC - Long Term Captive, usually followed by year of capture. Applies only to WC animals, indicates they have been maintained for a long period in captivity and are very well established.
50%, 66%, 100% - Percentage of likelihood the specimen is heterozygous for the listed trait.