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tiptoetulip
September 30th, 2005, 05:09 PM
I've noticed in my classroom, in the Pearl Harbor area, that I have some BIG kine, bamboocha geckos. I think they've been making house in my classroom, and I think, living above the ceiling tiles. They create droppings EVERYWHERE gecko-ly possible :eek: ---which is everywhere, and I'm tired of it! I realize they eat other bugs and mosquitos and things like that, but ugh, too many droppings!!

Is there any way to keep them away?

Glen Miyashiro
September 30th, 2005, 05:12 PM
The best way to keep the geckoes away is to eliminate their food source -- the bugs. If you get rid of the bugs, the geckoes won't stick around.

kimo55
September 30th, 2005, 09:10 PM
the way to get rid of bugs is to keep a few geckos around. they eat bugs.

zztype
September 30th, 2005, 09:19 PM
the way to get rid of bugs is to keep a few geckos around. they eat bugs.

Oh, that's too funny. I was thinking the same thing. All that gecko poop is, essentiallly, dead bugs! I can't imagine how many bugs there would be without the geckos!

:)

tiptoetulip
September 30th, 2005, 09:21 PM
the way to get rid of bugs is to keep a few geckos around. they eat bugs.
Funny, kimo, funny. ;) I realize they eat bugs, but I still have mosquitos and I hate their droppings! I suppose I will have to come to terms with them and learn to live in harmony.

kimo55
September 30th, 2005, 09:22 PM
I suppose I will have to come to terms with them and learn to live in harmony.
uh... you new to Hawaii?!

tiptoetulip
September 30th, 2005, 09:24 PM
Oh, that's too funny. I was thinking the same thing. All that gecko poop is, essentiallly, dead bugs! I can't imagine how many bugs there would be without the geckos! :)
Ahh, I am seeing this will be a short thread! I would just like to train them to live in my classroom, but poop outside.

Gecko management:
1. Eat dead bugs.
2. Go outside to make da kine.
3. Don't hide by the teacher's desk or computer.
4. Keep daytime disruptions to a minimum (no running across walls during class time).

:p

tiptoetulip
September 30th, 2005, 09:26 PM
uh... you new to Hawaii?!
No, born and raised here. I am quite familiar with geckos, just living in a fantasy world where they can eat all the bugs, but not lay droppings everywhere! I particularly do not like them running near my desk or workarea, or any eating areas in the home.

Miulang
October 1st, 2005, 06:51 AM
I have one idea! Somebody should invent "Gecko diapers" so you can have one or 2 Gecks (one of my favorite "animals" because they're cool and I love the way they stick to ceilings) around all the time and not worry about da droppings. They have "diapers" for birds, so why not Geckos? Maybe they're not Geckos, TT, maybe they're chameleons, if they're that bumbucha?

Miulang

tiptoetulip
October 1st, 2005, 07:18 AM
I have one idea! Somebody should invent "Gecko diapers" so you can have one or 2 Gecks (one of my favorite "animals" because they're cool and I love the way they stick to ceilings) around all the time and not worry about da droppings. They have "diapers" for birds, so why not Geckos? Maybe they're not Geckos, TT, maybe they're chameleons, if they're that bumbucha?
No, they are geckos. If they were chameleons I'd get no teaching done, I'm sure. The "gecko diapers" are funny---I think mine would need the "toddler" size. :p

zztype
October 1st, 2005, 07:19 PM
A little reading might come in handy here.

How to Recycle a Dead Gecko (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1880188791/qid=1128229996/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/002-7476259-9420840?v=glance&s=books&n=507846) by Dennis Fujitake and Kevin Sullivan

Return of the Dead Gecko (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0964414929/qid=1128229996/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i2_xgl14/002-7476259-9420840?v=glance&s=books&n=507846) by Kevin Sullivan and Dennis Fujitake

Gecko Owners Guide (http://www.geckosecrets.com/)

Then there are these "Chet Gecko" books that you can use to endear those geckos to your kids!

Farewell, My Lunchbag: A Chet Gecko Mystery by Bruce Hale (Paperback)
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• Excerpt from page 23 "... Julius Caesar is a little dead," said Mrs. ... You're a gecko." "Not that kind of retainer, ..."
See more references to dead gecko in this book.

The Mystery of Mr. Nice: A Chet Gecko Mystery by Bruce Hale (Paperback)
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• Excerpt from page 77 "... can beat a quick- draw gecko when there's food at stake. ..."

The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse: A Chet Gecko Mystery by Bruce Hale (Paperback)
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• Excerpt from page 52 "... against the outside wall. If geckos had ears, ... lead. A dead end. And I wasted precious ..."

Heee!

Blaine

tiptoetulip
October 1st, 2005, 07:47 PM
A little reading might come in handy here.
...
Then there are these "Chet Gecko" books that you can use to endear those geckos to your kids!...
Cool, Blaine! I will definitely have to look those up. Thanks so much!

I am now reminded of a short story that was run in the Advertiser (? not sure) about a gecko that was scared of climbing walls. Does that sound familiar? I think the gecko got over his fear by wearing a parachute. Oh, I should look for it. Though I can't remember much right now, I do know it was a cute story! :)

zztype
October 1st, 2005, 08:40 PM
Search Amazon for "Dead Gecko" and you'll find them. :)

mel
October 2nd, 2005, 07:14 AM
The cruel and harsh solution to the problem is to call in the exterminators and fumigate the entire classroom, probably on a regular basis to keep all the vermin out.

pinakboy
October 3rd, 2005, 12:17 PM
geckos are good luck so getting rid of them... :rolleyes:

LikaNui
October 3rd, 2005, 12:43 PM
The cruel and harsh solution to the problem is to call in the exterminators and fumigate the entire classroom, probably on a regular basis to keep all the vermin out. However, the professional exterminators will tell you that they have no treatment for getting rid of our gecko buddies. They can temporarily get rid of what a gecko likes to eat, but it won't get rid of a gecko problem.
Oh. Wait a second. You wrote "fumigate the entire classroom, probably on a regular basis to keep all the vermin out", so maybe you were referring to the students?
:p

lavagal
October 3rd, 2005, 01:09 PM
We have cats. No geckos. I also have no sons and no dogs. So I'm not sure if having daughters and having cats equals not having geckos, or if having sons and having dogs means geckos would show up. We do have day anoles. It's the sweetest thing! when I'm trimming my basil, little juvie enoles jump from leaf to leaf. Don't ever want to blend one into my pesto!
Just my valuable .02.

tiptoetulip
October 3rd, 2005, 02:50 PM
We have cats. No geckos. I also have no sons and no dogs. So I'm not sure if having daughters and having cats equals not having geckos, or if having sons and having dogs means geckos would show up. We do have day anoles. It's the sweetest thing! when I'm trimming my basil, little juvie enoles jump from leaf to leaf. Don't ever want to blend one into my pesto!
You made me laugh! :D I really like those anoles (http://home.att.net/~larvalbugbio/anole.html). I would much rather have those than geckos--they're much "sweeter." Or maybe it was the basil I was tasting? Nah nah nah nah nah! ;)

tiptoetulip
October 3rd, 2005, 02:51 PM
geckos are good luck so getting rid of them... :rolleyes:
So, if I have really FAT geckos, does that mean they'll bring MORE luck? ;)

tiptoetulip
October 3rd, 2005, 02:57 PM
The cruel and harsh solution to the problem is to call in the exterminators and fumigate the entire classroom, probably on a regular basis to keep all the vermin out.
Maybe when my classroom is renovated they'll just decide to move out. I'm trying to focus on what some others have said....if they're fat, must be that they're eating all the bugs.

jdub
October 4th, 2005, 11:11 AM
geckos are good luck so getting rid of them... :rolleyes:

i've always been told by kupuna that geckos are good luck...back in my hanabata days, my folks used to say that when the geckos chirped, or clucked or whatever, it was bedtime for jdub...

i've got geckos up here on the hill, and will sometimes watch them stalk their prey (moths)...the savagery of nature right here in my living room...it makes me feel like marlon perkins with a budweiser buzz...

zztype
October 4th, 2005, 11:31 AM
Hahaha! "While the dangerous Wild Hawaiian Gecko stalks its prey, we'll watch from behind this rock while Jdub gets a closer look..."
Have some gum! -- Blaine

i've got geckos up here on the hill, and will sometimes watch them stalk their prey (moths)...the savagery of nature right here in my living room...it makes me feel like marlon perkins with a budweiser buzz...

jdub
October 4th, 2005, 01:28 PM
Hahaha! "While the dangerous Wild Hawaiian Gecko stalks its prey, we'll watch from behind this rock while Jdub gets a closer look..."
Have some gum! -- Blaine

lmao! "And now we'll send Jim into the dangerous environs of the kitchen to bring back a sample of Budweiser. Be careful, Jim! There's gecko's in there, too!"

drewb
October 6th, 2005, 11:21 AM
lmao! "And now we'll send Jim into the dangerous environs of the kitchen to bring back a sample of Budweiser. Be careful, Jim! There's gecko's in there, too!"
so is O'ahu infested with the Madagascar day gecko like the big island is? You know the green ones that poop all over the place? They eat the good geckos and I hate them.

Glen Miyashiro
October 6th, 2005, 11:52 AM
so is O'ahu infested with the Madagascar day gecko like the big island is? You know the green ones that poop all over the place? They eat the good geckos and I hate them.You mean the gold dust day gecko (http://www.ribbitphotography.com/lizards/photo_pages/011023.html)? I've seen them here on O‘ahu but they're not really that common. They don't really eat other geckos, do they? I thought they ate bugs! :eek:

Pua'i Mana'o
October 11th, 2005, 02:04 PM
:confused: oO(mo'o get variety? Naahhh??) I know of only three kind mo'o:
-slimy black one (those 'in the know' call 'em salamanda)
-brown pregnant one and they make the sound "scrack scrack scrack"
-biggah green one (these no like come inside the house, like the brown pregnant one)

and they are alll cousins.

kimo55
October 11th, 2005, 03:17 PM
I know of only three kind mo'o:
-slimy black one (those 'in the know' call 'em salamanda)
these are cute. i like em cuz I can get right up to them and pet them. do it slowly and they seem to like the attention.

Pua'i Mana'o
October 11th, 2005, 03:20 PM
these are cute. i like em cuz I can get right up to them and pet them. do it slowly and they seem to like the attention.

ew.

They are slimy cuz dey just when make da brown mo'o hapai. And you like fo' pet 'em.

:eek:

kimo55
October 11th, 2005, 03:23 PM
I am a guy. some guys don't mind dat kine stuffs.

Pua'i Mana'o
October 11th, 2005, 03:26 PM
I am a guy. some guys don't mind dat kine stuffs.

Got it. I prefer to chase them into a roach trap and let them diiiieeee from starvation...

kimo55
October 11th, 2005, 03:31 PM
ooooo
bad joojoooooo.

Pua'i Mana'o
October 12th, 2005, 12:03 PM
ooooo
bad joojoooooo.


gotta be honest here:
-they aren't my aumakua.
-many have died in my fridge
-the freezer, too
-can't forget those coupla times in the doorways

I have no worries about depleting the lahui, since those damned brown hapai ones are always power-poking, ensuring dat da buggas keeep coming baaaccckkk.

...and their trusty sidekicks, too, which are normally called "roaches", but when the suckas are in ~heat~, then they morph into the creatures known as da B52s!

kimo55
October 12th, 2005, 01:02 PM
gotta be honest here:


wot. previously all were lies? subterfuge and deceit?!

Pua'i Mana'o
October 12th, 2005, 01:14 PM
wot. previously all were lies? subterfuge and deceit?!


<BRAZEN STARE>

eh! When I said da mo'o was alll cousins, I no was lying!