I have always personally thought that it is fine to keep a leopard gecko on loose substrate, I had kept a leo on sand for almost 3 years. I just recently (in the past week) went to slate simply because of the convenience for cleaning purposes. Since bringing in my 3rd leopard gecko, my nightly feeding/cleaning round takes quite a while. I think with good husbandry practices that loose substrate is ok. Great article!
I did a quick search of Google Scholar to see if I could find anything, and there is some literature on leopard geckos, but I couldn't find anything about their communal behaviours in the wild. If I find anything, I'll post it, but I don't have high hopes.
Also, that's really cool. They're like prairie dogs with scales!
The skink article was a great read! Would love to be able to watch a reptile colony's social behaviors
Unfortunately, no. But I've had an on-off relationship for the past 6 years with an Aussie, so I'm decently familiar with it - more so than with other countries, anyway. I guess that makes me kind of biased though.Yes...I need to get there; have friends in the zoo field there, but life has been conspiring against it lately...but soon..
Have you been? Best, Frankj