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The collection is no longer snake-dominated, so I think in mind of that a new thread is probably necessary (also since I haven't been posting solely about corn snakes in the other one, about time...).
Been trying out a new technique for the snakeskin jewelry...needs a little work but I think it holds a lot of promise
Shed art by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
When Tsela goes into shed, she turns even more iridescent than usual
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And I have garters again! These are possibly het for amelanistic too, so even more special than the original Cymus and Maya (and showing no problems feeding, so we're not starting off with any sick animals this time).
Cymus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Maya by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Irwin is unquestionably full-grown...but no less cute
Irwin by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Irwin by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Post-shed, in bright phase Domhara
Domhara by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And...these are the biggest reason why a fresh start is needed. 27 TINY little geckos came to call my room home recently, and they are some of the most adorable things I have ever seen. Best part: unlike the mantises, or even the other lizards, the only thing I need for them now that they have fully bioactive homes is a regular supply of vitamin-dusted fruit flies (and maybe the occasional tiny cricket or mealworm), so feeding is a breeze.
Sphaerodactylus caicosensis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Sphaerodactylus caicosensis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Gotta be careful with this species in particular though, they're not much for handling and can climb anything...and freely jump from great heights with no care, so holding them up doesn't prevent flying geckos...
Hemiphyllodactylus typus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Sphaerodactylus difficilis diolenius by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Sphaerodactylus difficilis diolenius by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Sphaerodactylus argus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Sphaerodactylus argus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Sphaerodactylus argus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
One of only two that I've actually named so far (most are not mature enough to tell apart by sexes easily, so they look too similar to name), as I only have one...this is Nugget
Sphaerodactylus macrolepis ateles by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And this is the other, Chimkin
Sphaerodactylus sputator by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Gonatodes albogularis fuscus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Due to photo limit, a few more pics in the next post...
 
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Gonatodes albogularis fuscus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Gonatodes antillensis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Gonatodes antillensis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Gonatodes vittatus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Many of these geckos will go through dramatic color changes as they mature; females and juveniles often look similar, while males develop very different patterns. Will make telling them apart easier later; these guys for example, will eventually develop brilliant white, black, and golden stripes down their backs if male, and more muted tan and brown stripes in females.
Gonatodes vittatus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And all of these guys, will forever remain tiny. The largest of these geckos will max out at maybe just over 3" long, can eat fruit flies and similar-sized insects their whole lives, and can be kept in male-female pairs in tanks as small as a foot in every dimension. I can't wait to see them start maturing...
 

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So, they're not likely to kill you... But you almost died at 2:25, got it! ;)
Not really a snake dude, but I always enjoy watching someone who's passionate about their subject, thanks for sharing.
 
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The smaller of my many-spot least geckos!
Dot by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Dot by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Related to this, I managed to get among other things pics and video of dwarf geckos in the wild last week, and will hopefully be getting a video together featuring them soon!
And took some "glamour" shots with the gopher snakes; Rebel is nearly 6 feet now
Rebel by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And he knows his size, tries to take advantage of it
Rebel by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Tsela is not, and will never be, as long, but she's a glorious animal who's almost as thick as Rebel
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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While it's not the at-home reptiles, there are some related creatures! I have made a doozy of a new video (part 1 at least) exploring the Caribbean:
 
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Took this size reference photo of Callie a little while ago, and put it with a post reminding people that reticulated pythons are HUGE animals and not a pet to be taken on lightly...the post went practically viral.
Callie by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
On the other side of the spectrum, much more manageable for most...pretty sure Nugget is a male, going by the yellowing color of his head
Nugget by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Nugget by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
One of the Antilles least geckos poking out to look at me...the very smallest one I fear may not have survived the recent weeks, but the two big ons are doing just dandy
Gonatodes antillensis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And they seem to be among the more tolerant of the mini geckos to interactions
Gonatodes antillensis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Two of my Hispaniolan least geckos have also begun to mature, one obviously female and the other male...thus I have separated them from the two younger ones and named them
Dominic by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Dominic by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Margot by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Margot by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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Attempted escape artist...
H. typus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And coming out of hibernation has apparently slowed Tsefan down a bit, so I'm taking advantage of the fact that he doesn't actually want to eat me right now to hold him and get good pics
Tsefan by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Tsefan by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
I also used him as a format for a merch design: https://carlton-carnivores.creator-spring.com/listing/no-thoughts-only-food
Carmen's been curious...
Carmen by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And Spitfire has been enjoying old tissue boxes as a hide
Spitfire by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Spitfire by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Mochara was soaking in her water dish and looking cute (side note, do not keep refrigerated...)
Mochara by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Mochara by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Dribble by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Adorable lizards at every corner...
Nugget by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
"Draw me like one of your French geckos...."
Nugget by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Caught another mid-shed
S. caicosensis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And the one I think is male hiding in the dirt...
S. caicosensis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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The cutest sausage you ever did see...
Marmora by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Marmora by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Marmora by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Especially from this angle:
Marmora by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Derpy black snake being derpy...
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Tsela by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And a rare moment where one of the garters posed nicely for me
Cymus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Other derpy black snake being derpy
Tsefan by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Tsefan by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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