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Old 05-21-2019, 10:11 PM   #1
Hawaiian mourning geckos

adults 55each
dark spotted adults 75each

open to trades on all types of reptiles/amphibians/insects

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Old 05-21-2019, 10:41 PM   #2
Socratic Monologue
Very nice.

I've often wondered how a person can tell which are the 'Hawaiian'. It looks as if you have a couple different types there. Any insight into distinguishing the Hawaiian ones?
Old 05-21-2019, 10:44 PM   #3
i know ive seen breeders list the hawaiians as different "types" like type a type b type c , but i do not know the criteria to classify them as if.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:46 PM   #4
Socratic Monologue
OK. On what grounds do you call yours Hawaiian, then?
Old 05-21-2019, 10:46 PM   #5
also i notice hawaiians get way lighter at night
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:54 PM   #6
like i said under, lighter colored and pattern
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:12 PM   #7
Herpin Man
Type A mourning geckos, which are the most common variety in the hobby, also turn light at night or when kept in a dark enclosure. Although type A may or may not occur in Hawaii, they aren't what people are referring to when they say "Hawaiian" morning geckos. Types B and D, with their bold spotting, are considered "Hawaiian".
The geckos in the photos appear to be both Hawaiian and the more common type A.
Old 05-23-2019, 01:14 PM   #8
James L
If I'm not mistaken, there are 3 "strains" of Hawaiian Mourning Geckos recognized. Theres lots of variation in each strain but a general look for each. A university (can't remember which or find link at moment) did a study on partho behavior of HMG's and part of the article talked a little about the 3 stains. If I remember correctly, A is high spot, B is med spot camo look and C is what we would all call normal or regular. All 3 strains can be found living with each other too.

Temperature and mood has a lot to do with how light in color a MG can get. Also, the look of a strain can change over just a few generations. Not too dramatically but spots increase, more or less color etc.
Old 05-23-2019, 06:46 PM   #9
Socratic Monologue
So, James and Greg, is there any distinct phenotypic differences between Hawaiian MGs and all others? Or is the distinction a matter of locale origin only without any recognizable visual markers?
Old 05-27-2019, 03:33 PM   #10
Herpin Man
This chart is the only readily available resource that I am aware of- I believe that this is what most keepers go by.
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