If you haven't yet noticed, I uh... have acquired a few more crested geckos. The only way I can describe it is I tried so hard to hold back and focus on cave geckos and when I found Will and had a plan set for him the very moment I saw him--something sort of snapped. So... Uh... Needless to say, really I guess I'm back on track for a few crested gecko pairings. The temptation was just too great. I mean--look at him. Well, now I have all kinds of crestie parings thought out, and plans to go by depending on how a few babies I have recently purchased grow out. We'll see where this all goes. It's exciting.
The cave plans are still the same. We're looking at pairing some G. araneus in 2014 if they are chubby enough for my liking, and also still doing the G. hainanensis. Ginseng (G. hainanensis) gave me six eggs this last season. She is showing no more signs of being gravid, so I don't expect that there will be any more hatchlings after the last two eggs of the season we have hatch. All the babies are beautiful, though and we even got some nice jungle patterning going on in some of them.
Brown Betty here is a great example of some of that patterning. My girl, Ginseng is... quite something else. She's giving me all kinds of great things. I just love it. Still going on the journey of learning more about the caves. It's a little tough at times, and you just have to talk to the right people. I sort of wish sometimes that I was in Europe to learn more and meet face-to-face with some of the amazing cave keepers there. Alas, here I am in the States. haha. Oh well. I am just happy we still have the privilege of keeping such extraordinary creatures. Next year I plan to get my hands dirty with some G. orientalis. Man. The beauty of those ones. So much love for them. After the orientalis I'm pretty sure I want to get into the yamashinae. They are absolutely my favorite cave gecko. The green eyes intrigue me more than the red eyes of all the genus simply because they are the only cave with green eyes. Welp, here's to future cave pairings! And... also a few cresties too. Not too many all at once, but a few. You can see what plans for me are on my Future Projects tab. I have them out till 2015 at this point.