Once in a while we will find our female crested geckos either moving into their lay boxes, digging, and on the rare occasion actually laying their eggs. One thing we will not do is bother the female while she is actually in the process of depositing the eggs in the medium. This is a pretty stressful time for the girl and our feeling is that the less distractions for her the better. We've watched the process a few times but the camera stays in the bag.
That was the case for our lovely 3 year old female Lola a few weeks ago. As we set up for feeding, I noticed her hiding in her lay box and slightly moving out of the corner of my eye. Well, the paper cups and CGD was put aside as we to advantage to observe nature at her finest! The process only took a few minutes and up came Lola in all her glowing red beauty.
At this point I just couldn't resist any longer. Out came the camera and little Lola did her finest runway modeling for a few quick snaps. You could just tell she was eating this up and giving me her full beauty.
Such a wonderful moment in time captured for us to enjoy.
I bet you've seen my Top 100 Movie Quote Quiz on Facebook. I listed from 100 down to 10 my favorite movie quotes. This list is made up of quotes in significant movies, quotes that really had meaning in my live, or that I say ALL the time like "Fore!" I should'a yelled Two".
So, why did I stop at 10? I thought it would be a fun idea to have a contest to see how well you paid attention to the quotes I put on FB. I will open up this blog to anyone that would like to guess my Top 10 All Time Movie Quotes (again, based on my criteria above).
The rules are simple. If you think you know one of the top ten quotes, add a comment (SEE BELOW!) with the quote and movie included. If you guess correctly before anyone else, I will list your name alongside the quote and you WIN! Contestants can win multiple times (once per line)! All guesses must be made using the comments below. Only one guess per comment. To give everyone a fair chance, guess comments may not be submitted in consecutive comments. If you have two guesses, submit one then wait for someone else to comment before leave your next guess comment. Also quotes do not have to be guessed in my order (that would be almost impossible :)
Follow this blog post as I will be giving clues to each unanswered Quote.
For each quote you guess correctly, you will receive your choice of:
$5 off your next Supreme Gecko order (excluded Repashy Superfoods). Please contact me before order.
1 $5 Scott Smith All Animal Show Free Admission
$5 Gift Certificate to Best Buy, Barnes and Noble, or Gander Mt. (Gift Certificates are min.$10 so you must guess at least 2 correctly)
- "Thank you very little" Caddyshack Dave Gibson
- "Back and to the left" JFK Dave Gibson
- "And then depression set in" Stripes Shane of SEWERFest fame
- "Now thats what i'm talkin' about" Men In Black Dave Gibson
- "It goes to 11" Spinal Tap Tori
- "I want the truth. You can't handle the truth!" A few good men Shane of SEWERFest
- "Try not. Do or do not, there is no try" Star Wars J Mike Goyette
- "Lighten up Francis" Stripes Alex Nowak
- "you're killing me smalls!!!" The Sandlot Shane of SEWERFest fame
- "Cinderella story, out of nowhere, a former greenskeeper and now - about to become the Masters champion... It looks like a mirac - its in the hole!!!" Caddy Shack Winner- J Mike Goyette
Final counts for everyone-
Dave - 3
Shane - 3
J Mike - 2
Alex - 1
Tori - 1
Please see the prizes above and let me know what I can provide.
Thank you all for participating!
Last year was the year of the “Leopard”. We expanded our baby leopard gecko enclosures by about 100%! While we were popping at the seams with leopards, for some reason, our crested geckos decided to almost shut down. We had about 1/3 the number of babies in ’09 as we did in ’08! Good in that we had our hands full with the leopard but not for our goal of producing some beautiful crested geckos.
So far this year, we are back on track with our cresties (I attribute last year’s decrease to weird weather). With holdbacks and an increase in the number of groups we are keeping, we are now running out of room in our crestie area. At this point, mid-summer, we are completely out of room and have MANY eggs ready to hatch in the next month (sales have been great- just producing more babies!).
It’s time for some construction. As you may know from following our blog, we are now out of space in the facility. So we will be taking two routes to providing more space- 1) more efficiency and 2) expanding outside the gecko room!
We keep many babies (hatchling to about 1 month of age) in kritter keepers. These take a lot of time when feeding and a lot of extra space with their tops. I’m designing a new stand to double capacity without losing any space for each crested. As well, since we are holding back many animals now, we need more ‘grow-out’ space. The only place to go with new racks is OUT… into other areas of the house. For years I’ve avoided this but at this point there is no other choice.
Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks to see how we build our New-Born Crestie rack and where we build the Grow-Out rack (and if Nanette allows this option!).
We are seeing the results of our pairings so far and are very pleased. The four babies below are just a few of the animals that will be showing up on the store page later this summer so watch for them.
Leopard Gecko - Raptor Het CT10001
Leopard Gecko - Raptor Het CT10002
Leopard Gecko - Reverse Stripe CT10003