Goniurosaurus luii - Chinese Cave Gecko
A couple of years ago, I saw some young G. luii available at a reptile show and they really grabbed my attention. The orange coloration was so bright... almost neon, and those striking red eyes! After a quick look around the show to see what else might be available, I decided to buy them, but found that they had quickly sold out. After that time I had been on the lookout for some and finally found another juvie pair at Tinley. This is a strikingly colored member of the Goniurosaurus genus, and somewhat hard to find compared to the more common G. hainanensis. Like all Goniurosaurus, they are a shy species, but I find my luii to be more visible and not quite as shy as my hainanensis. They prefer moderate temperatures and moist conditions similar to what you might use for many of the Rhacodactylus species (except that these are not arboreal and don't utilize vertical space like the Rhacs do). My pair has bred for a couple of years and the aberrant pattern of the female has been passed on to almost half of her offspring.