Species group: Geckos
Other common names: Moluccan Giant Gecko
Scientific name: Gehyra marginata
The Halmahera Giant Gecko is an arboreal gecko native to the Moluccan Islands in Indonesia. Gehyra is a genus of geckos commonly known as Web-toed Geckos or Dtellas.
Appearance / health:
Gehyra species have toepads and powerful claws.
Behavior / temperament:
Like some other geckos, the Halmahera Giant Gecko have a tendency to drop strips of skin if handled carelessly.
Most of the large Gehyra sold in the U.S. are G. marginata. This species requires a temperature of 80 - 85° F during the day, dropping to 70 - 75° F at night. Humidity should be kept from 70 - 80%. Humidity should be kept above 500%.
Fruit, pollen, insects, mixture of fruit and meat baby foods.
reptile nightviewing bulbs, defense mechanism, ambient temperature range, ample Vitamin D3
Day gecko with Tokay attitude
These lizards are another one of the hands off geckos, they are skittish and will run at first but when cornered they will unleash a bit of a bite. Think Day gecko skittish and tokay jaws, they also have these really sharp claws. So beware. They look like Leachianus geckos prompting some to call them the Poor Man's Leachie..
From Alan Jose Fleming Jul 21 2013 11:11PM
For Rhacodactylus Fans on a Budget
At 12 inches in length and with a stout build, the Moluccan gecko gives the massive New Caledonian giant gecko (the famed “Rhaco”) a run for its money. They are much less expensive than their “rivals”, and easier to handle – and no less exotic and interesting!
Somewhat retiring and largely arboreal, Moluccan geckos should be kept in terrariums which are vertically oriented and well-stocked with vines, cork bark rolls (these are essential hiding places) and sturdy plants. A single adult requires an enclosure the size of a 40 gallon aquarium, at minimum. Pairs may co-exist, in larger quarters, but must be watched carefully.
They are nocturnal, and so if provided a healthful diet and ample Vitamin D3 will do fine without UVB exposure. Red reptile night-viewing bulbs will allow you to watch your pets after dark (they sense little if any of the light produced by these bulbs), and can also be used to supply an ambient temperature range of 75-82 F. Humidity must be kept high – to 75-80% - but the tank should be allowed to dry out by day. Moist coco-husk and sphagnum moss and, in dry homes, a reptile humidifier, will assist in maintaining the conditions they favor.
These rainforest denizens do well on a diet comprised largely of commercial nectar mixes sold for use with crested geckos; a homemade slurry containing fruit, baby food, calcium powder and honey should also be provided. A wide variety of insects supplemented with powdered calcium and vitamins should also be offered regularly. Roaches, crickets, silkworms, hornworms, locusts and other commercially-available insects are usually eagerly accepted..
From findiviglio Nov 5 2015 5:52PM