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    Hello, so I have lost about 6 babies in the last two weeks.
    Their humidity is around 70% , my house tempature is 76 and all the containers are at 75-76 when using the temp gun.
    They are all ventilated with like 100 holes in the lid, and holes around the sides. They have a dowl or two, a fake plant and paper towel, food and shallow water dish. They are all in their own separate container
    I haven't lost any babies all year, up until about 2 weeks ago. The first one was a fresh hatchly only a day old, so I didn't really think anything of it.
    Then I lost another one that was a couple months old, it just looked like it was in shed, but was sluggish, and within a little bit it had died.
    So, I started monitoring them every couple hours, and noticing that all that were dying looked like they were just about to shed, and the white, cream, or lighter colours looked orange or red for some reason.
    They would be perfectly normal the night before, eating, pooping, climbing, then the next morning would be almost dead.
    I can't bring them to a vet right now, because there is no reptile specialist near me.
    They eat repashy classic, and Mango Superblend, and I don't start insects until they are around 2 months.
    I thought maybe it was the humidity was too high. So, I put even more holes in the containers, but I've been keeping all my babies in the same set up for a while now.
    I don't use any cleaning products besides vinegar and water.
    No one is housed together.
    No new animals in the house.
    Parents are different.
    No one lost a single gram or .1 of a gram were all growing steadily.
    I am just at a loss right now, I can't figure out what is going on.
    I haven't lost any in a little bit, but now when they look like they are about to shed I freak out.
    I do have a orange pin baby, with white fringe, and lateral dashed and it looks like the white in the pin, fringed and lateral dashed are now a orange , and the tail looks an off color. But, the baby is climbing around and I just out food in.
    Has anyone dealt with this situation, or have any pointers or opinions on what it may be?
    Anything will be appreciated.
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    I'm sorry for your recent multiple losses of young cresties.

    What size containers have you been raising them in?
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    Do they seem to be weaker than normal in any way?
    That they appear to be on the brink of shedding when they die suggests excessive humidity, or insufficient airflow.
    Here's how I minimize that in my own baby geckos: Instead of drilling multiple small air holes, I use a keyhole saw and drill two large holes on the sides of the enclosures, across from each other. Then I glue screen over the holes, using hot glue.
    This may or may not alleviate the mortality that you are experiencing, but it's worth a try. While geckos do need humidity for proper shedding, too much can be problematic as well.
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    3.2 L for the fresh hatchlings, and then moved interested larger as they gain a little bit.
    It's worked out well for over a year, but, the babies that have passed were all around 2.5 grams. They would of been moved up but, didn't get to that point before passing.

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    That was the next step I was going to do, just need to order screen.
    They honestly are fine, not weak, up eating , going to the bathroom, climbing , jumping. Just like a normal gecko, then, they look like they are going to shed , but the weird thing is the whites and creams look orange and red, instead of the geckos being just looking pale.
    They are pale, but the white are orange or red.
    So to explain it a little better. Say, a Chocolate Base with normal White/Cream Pin, and Fringe .
    It would look like, pale chocolate and the pin and fringe would turn orange/red. Instead of turning more pale like a normal shed.
    I have googled this all over, because they turn a different color like an hour or two before dying.

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