Use a lemon, orange or a grapefruit to start your seedlings. Plant the entire thing in the ground and the peels will compost directly into the soil to nourish the plants as they grow.
that’s…. really clever.
My babygirl and her cage set up :3 ^^
The Auckland Green Gecko, Naultinus elegans elegans, is a subspecies of gecko only found in the North Island, north of Taranaki, New Zealand.
The bright green color of this gecko is often marked by two rows of yellow cream to white blotches / stripes down each side of its body. The tail in this group is very versatile, being used as a “fifth limb” for climbing assistance, for balance and no doubt for food storage. The interior of the mouth and the tongue are coloured a rich blue.
Grows < 95mm SV. A bright canary yellow form of N. elegans elegans is sometimes seen, as illustrated in the top photograph. These “albino” versions possibly have a recessive gene that exhibits as a pigment lack in the chromophores.
Both specimens were photographed in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Animalia - Chordata - Reptilia - Lacertilia - Gekkonidae - Naultinus - N. elegans - N. elegans elegans
that’s so beautiful!
Abronia graminea is an endangered arboreal alligator lizard which has acquired a fair share of fame on tumblr due to it’s impressive appearance and colouration. This species is found only in the highlands of the states of Veracruz and adjacent Puebla, Mexico and was scientifically described in 1864 by Cope.
In its native range it is considered to be moderately common and is regularly recorded, but its abundance is decreasing. This is due to deforestation and habitat degradation - these lizards inhabit bromeliads in the canopy of montane pine-oak and cloud forest, and it is considered unlikely that this species can be found in degraded habitat. Highly adapted species tend to not to be able to adapt very well to any habitat to which they have specifically evolved.
Sadly the loss of the forests in which they live is largely due to the conversion of such forest into agricultural land usable to locals. As in situ conservation would consist primarily of protecting their habitat, it is thought that the pet trade may be able to help with their decreasing wild population. Ex situ conservation may consist of captive breeding programs to prevent the loss of this brilliant forest lizard.