My little garden buddy

LisaCLV(HI)May 13, 2010

I've been seeing more and more of these gold dust geckos on our property the last few years, but it's rare they will sit still long enough to have their picture taken. They seem quite shy.

BTW, he/she is sitting on an Aechmea leaf, so it's not completely OT. ;-)

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rickta66(Brisbane)

Lisa,

He is a good looking gecko, I reckon he would be brom friendly and would clean up mites and bugs.

Cheers,

Rick

    Bookmark   May 13, 2010 at 1:27AM
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splinter1804

Hi Lisa,

What a beautiful little friend you have. I only get the common brown skinks of various sizes, however I guess it indicates that my yard is healthy.

Thanks for sharing, all the best, Nev.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2010 at 3:22AM
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malleeaustralia

What a cool little feller. Like Nev I only get the common brown skinks in my yard (and a few stumpy tails, brown snakes etc)but would be nice to have some colourful company like that.
Gold Dust Gecko - not a bad name for a brom! ;-)

Kristan

    Bookmark   May 13, 2010 at 4:24AM
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vriesea

My ,what a cute little guy ,how could you not want to have those ,good photo as well , thanks Lisa ,that put a smile on my face
Jack

    Bookmark   May 13, 2010 at 6:48AM
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tomas(z9 Rome, Italy)

Hi Lisa,
your gecko is to your colorful broms as our is to Hannibal Lecter.

Tomas

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   May 13, 2010 at 2:33PM
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bromaholic(9)

That link tomas zapped my Firefox browser into a 10cm square..only way out is to select the back button.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2010 at 4:56PM
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tomas(z9 Rome, Italy)

I am sorry, no problem for me?!
Tomas

    Bookmark   May 13, 2010 at 6:07PM
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LisaCLV(HI)

Of course I had to click on it anyway, even after the warning. Silly me, it crashed my browser too! Best to stay away from it. Sorry, Tomas.

We have a couple of species of dull brown or speckled geckos that are very plentiful (both indoors and out), plus anole lizards, little brown skinks, and various other small 4-legged reptiles. These little guys from Madagascar have been making inroads into the local population the last several years, though. I don't know what kind of environmental impact they will have, but I really enjoy seeing them when I'm harvesting heliconias. I suspect the only reason this one stood still for a photo op is that he was planning to try and sell me auto insurance!

(non-US residents: google "Geico gecko" if you don't get the reference)

    Bookmark   May 13, 2010 at 7:36PM
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paul_t23(Coastal Sydney)

Hi Lisa,

Great pic and great little beastie, thanks for showing it. Just love geckos, even if they do make firefoxes implode. Just out of interest - is that gecko out during the day? I've only ever come across nocturnal ones.

Cheers, Paul

    Bookmark   May 13, 2010 at 11:21PM
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LisaCLV(HI)

Yup, Paul, they're actually called Gold Dust Day Geckos, so they're out during the day. I see the speckled Mourning Geckos during the day too, in fact there's usually one or two hanging out in the broms I bring up to the house for pollination. This one has a taste for nectar:

    Bookmark   May 14, 2010 at 2:15AM
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brom_adorer(Mid-North Coast, NSW)

I lurve geckos, and that one is too cute! We nave ONE that drops in to eat the daddy long leg spiders in summer. It makes a kissing noise. Its only the common house gecko though, and is almost see through. Great photo, Lisa. Please post more of the same!
BA

    Bookmark   May 14, 2010 at 4:07AM
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paul_t23(Coastal Sydney)

Now that is a pollinator I hadn't though of! I wonder what a brom flower would look like if it was specifically adapted for gecko pollination!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2010 at 6:16AM
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vriesea

I clicked onto the link from Tomas ,but nothing exploded, imploded or expired ,( just lucky ?) maybe cause i dont use FireFox ?

    Bookmark   May 14, 2010 at 8:12AM
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bromadams(10b)

My firefox browser didn't choke one bit. Here is the image shown in the page.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2010 at 9:25AM
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tomas(z9 Rome, Italy)

Paul,

they are out during the day taking their sunbath on the walls, that's one of the reasons why I like them so much.

Tomas

    Bookmark   May 14, 2010 at 2:50PM
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bambi_too(5 Ohio)

Those are my favorites of all the Day Geckos. I have been shopping for them again. I began breeding Standings day gecko again for someone. The day geckos are also nectar feeders but they like insects too.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2010 at 7:24AM
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