|Hemidactylus Turcicus -- Mediterranean Gecko
Length - hatchling 35mm, maximum 120mm (4.73")
Age - seven to ten years in captivity
|c. 15 March 1996||Estimated hatch-day for Stumpy.|
|c. 15 June 1996||Estimated hatch-day for B.J. Royale.|
|July-November 1996||At least seven (1.2.4) H. Turcicus caught in houses and apartments
just west of UNT's campus in Denton, Texas.
|7 August 1996||Acquired Stumpy when he was found in my apartment. I suspect that he
and the other H. Turcicus were searching for water during the drought
Length 64mm (2.5") before loss of tail.
Length 38mm (1.5") after.
|August 1996||Researched H. Turcicus.|
|1 September 1996||Acquired BJ from a neighbor's apartment.
Length 51mm (2.0").
|November 1996||Stumpy's length 77mm (13mm of regrown tail).
BJ's length 64mm.
|January 1997||Moved Stumpy and BJ from a 10-gallon tank to a 25-gallon (high) tank.
Stumpy's length 83mm (svl 45mm, tail 38mm).
BJ's length 90mm (svl 55mm, tail 35mm).
|4 April 1997||Stumpy's length 3.27" (age 12.5 months).
BJ's length 3.54" (age 8.5 months).
|8 May 1997||Stumpy's length 88mm.|
|Summer 1997||Stumpy and BJ returned to a 10-gallon tank during my exodus
|18 December 1997||Stumpy's length 99mm (svl 51mm, tail 42mm) (3.66") (age 20.5 months).
BJ's length 103mm (approximately).
|26 January 1999||BJ's length 120mm (approximately).|
|Summer 2003||Stumpy dropped the regrown portion of his tail while I was on vacation.
By the end of summer, regrown tail was roughly the same length as
the original regrown section.
|28 February 2004||First major revision of the Virtual Vivarium in a very long time.
Stumpy's age 7 years, 11.5 months.
BJ's age 7 years, 8.5 months.