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    Hi everyone! This weekend I plan on purchasing my first gecko. I want to make sure I have my husbandry on point before bringing one home.

    I live in SW Texas where its pretty hot & humid ~3/4's of the year. As of right now (Mid March) my room is measuring at 64.5% humidity & 71F (temp drops to 69F when A/C kicks on for about 5-10 mins). When summer comes I expect the temp to drop since its usually around 100F outside & we turn our A/C unit on in the house. I have the terrarium in an area that's mostly covered with shade.

    ***As of right now***, Im using Jungle Mix as a substrate with no live plants in a terrarium thats equivalent to 10 gallons.

    Should I have a low wattage heat source to help supplement UVA rays & increase the temps slightly? I'm comfortable with having 71F as a base temp, I'd just like a slight gradient to increase activity & make sure its not too cold all the time.

    I know I'm probably over-thinking this, I just want to be as responsible as possible!

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    Welcome to GU! I don't feel that 71 is a problem at all, though others may feel differently. If you feel better having more heat it's fine as long as it doesn't get above the low to mid 80's.

    Aliza

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    ***As of right now***, Im using Jungle Mix as a substrate with no live plants in a terrarium thats equivalent to 10 gallons.
    Welcome aboard! Have you a vertical enclosure?

    Experiment with a 25 watt incandescent bulb in a dome fixture timed by an analog timer.

    Cresties bounce like Tigger and need resilient plants. Consider potting a Sansevieria (snake plant) in it's own terra cotta or plastic pot.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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