Habitat: Desert and
arid habitats of southern Asia
Captive Care: Substrate: 8" (min.) to 14" sand (or sand/loam mixture) with rocks or standpipe at one end (spanning from bottom to top), wet lower layers of sand (keeping top dry) by pouring small amounts of water over rocks or into standpipe.
Brumate: 5-8 weeks in
winter; daytime high - 60-65F (15-18C) and nighttime low - 50-60F (10-15C).
Will not eat during this period; do not let sand dry out during brumation
period, surface dish water.
Diet: Mealworms and
beetles, giant mealworms, crickets, non-toxic beetles, other lizards and/or
Eggs: Produce clutches
of 2 eggs (hard shelled but fragile). Relatively low humidity - 40-55%
(higher can kill embryo). Incubation temperature: 80-90æF (25-30æC). Hatch
in 70-100 days.
Notes: No adhesive lamellae
References: Bartlett and Bartlett (1995) Geckos. Barrons Educational Series, Inc., Hauppauge, NY.