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Eastern bearded dragon Pogona barbata is one of the eight recognized species within the Pogona genus. Adult males can grow to about 60 cm (24 in) from the snout to the tip of the tail, while females may reach 50 cm (20 in) in overall length.
This is the largest and brightest representative of the genus bearded agamas.
Distribution: the semi-desert regions of eastern Australia: the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Victoria.
We expect the first babies in late May.
Since 2013 we have laid major emphasis on breeding rare and valuable reptile species and set up BION’s BREEDING CENTER.
Currently the Center includes 4 separate sectors, each specializing in breeding valuable & rare Varanus, Iguanidae & Agamidae, Scincidae species, ground geckos (Nephrurus, Underwodisaurus, Eublepharius hardwickii, angramanyui, Hemitheconyx taylori), Leaf tailed geckos (Uroplatus species-(at least 8 !), as well as Parson’s chameleons.
In addition, our partner in the city of Kharkov is breeding different Chamaeleons & Skinks (Tiliqua scincoides) species within the framework of BION’s investment project.
The results of BION's operation in keeping and breeding own animals are available at "Breeding info"
We are always interested in the exchange of information on keeping and breeding of certain species with our colleagues worldwide.
Varanus macraei copulation on 20.09.2016 and clutch on 25.10.2016 at BION Terrarium Center
The new Varanus cumingii's clutch at BION Terrarium Center - 11 eggs (11.09.2016). 4 juveniles from the previous clutch including 5 eggs (deposited on 25-26.07.2015) were imported to U.S. The duration of incubation was 200 days. Looking forward for new Varanus cumingii next year!
10 YEARS OF BREEDING UROPLATUS SPECIES IN BION TERRARIUM CENTER
GREAT NEWS FROM BION. From 11/02/2015 till 14/02/2015 we got 4 perfect hatchlings of Varanus cumingii from our own breeding. The parentstock was obtained on 15/09/2013 as juveniles. The mating was observed on 16/04/2015 and continued during 2 months (about 1-2 copulations per week).
The clutch including 5 eggs was deposited on 25-26.07.2015.
One egg was spoiled after 8 days.
The first egg hatched on 12/12/205=201 day of incubation
The second egg hatched on 13/12/205=202 day of incubation
The last 2 eggs hatched on 14/12/205=203 day of incubation
Our congratulations to Ivan Neizhko, Head of Laboratory,
BION Terrarium Center, Kiev, Ukraine
The really piebald(panda) Ctenosaura pectinata are delivered from Mexico at the end of 2015 year for BION’s new breeding project. All adults, perfect colored and top condition. We considered to leave 3 panda pairs + completely black male.
LONG TERM BREEDING PROJECT OF CORDYLUS CATAPRACTUS
Captive breeding of Eublepharis hardwickii in BION Terrarium Center
Captive breeding of Furcifer lateralis in BION Terrarium Center
Captive breeding of Uromastyx thomasi in BION Terrarium Center. 5 nice babies hatched for today. For more info check BION’s Face Book https://www.facebook.com/bion.terrarium
The copulation of long term captured w.c. Diploglossus monotropis in BION Terrarium Center on 10.03.15
For today we do have 2 pairs of these magnificent lizards in BION’s Breeding CENTER.
One pair + extra males are for sale or trade. We are interested to obtain some Diploglossus lessonae
HERE IN BION TERRARIUM CENTER WE HAVE CERTAIN PRIORITY FOR BREEDING PROJECTS IN 2014:
1. Breeding of Uroplatus spp. (including U. pietschmanni, U.giganteus, U.fimbriatus, U.henkeli, U.sikorae, U.sameti, U.phantasticus, U.ebenaui)
As the matter of fact for today we are proud to have pretty big and stable breeding group of extremely rare U.pietschmanni & U.giganteus.
Other Uroplatus species are reproduced on a regular base in some quantities depends of species.
2. Breeding of Panther chamaeleons (Furcifer pardalis). We are working with Ambilobe, Sambava, Tamatave, Ambanja, Masoala and Nosy Be locations. 5 big rooms 160 sq. m all together are settled for this project.
We got 4245 eggs from our females this year. 3 generation for some lines is already received.
3. Breeding of rare lisard species. We are working with extremely interesting assortment of desert lizards from all over the world :
This year we received positive results from our Xenagama taylori (4 babies in June 2014), Hemitheconyx taylori (Somalia) - 4 babies in June-August 2014, Eublepharis angramainyu (Kermanshah and Ilam provinces, Iran) - 16 babies in July - September 2014 , Abronia graminea (Mexico) - 7 babies in January 2014, Egernia stokesii (Australia) - 18 babies in June-July 2014.
Also we observed copulation between two pairs of our Diploglossus monotropis.
HUGE FURCIFER PARDALIS BREEDING PROGRAM AS BION’S NEW PROJECT!
In November 2011 BION started huge Panther chameleon’s (Furcifer pardalis ) breeding program with goal to supply BION’s customers worldwide with nice assortment of healthy and beautiful chameleons.
As the matter of fact Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is one of the most popular and asked-for species at international reptile’s market today from Russia to China!
For this purpose we opened special Chameleon’s breeding department and equipped 5 laboratories with total area 120 sq.m, including nursery, room for incubation, quarantine room and water cleaning station (Osmos). Live food insects are raised on BION’s base as well.
6 reptile’s keepers + 1 supervisor are serving BION’s chameleon’s area.
From January to May 2012 we have already bred 650 hatchlings of Furcifer pardalis (different localities).
By now we are working with different localities like Ambilobe, Ankarami, Sambava, Tamatawa and Masoala. This project is managed in partnership with Chameleon’s Breeding Center in Kharkov, Ukraine.
The breeding stock was collected during last 3 years from different sources, including w.c. imports and c.b. specimens. By now about 1900 eggs are in a process of incubation. The pictures of top color specimens could be seen on BION’s web page, Facebook & You tube. (Together with Furcifer pardalis we are selling wholesale c.b. Chamaeleo calyptratus worldwide since 1998)
We are opened to any requests from breeders and customers!