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    Quote Originally Posted by Kholran View Post
    I'm a little afraid to get another one now, in case it was something I did wrong that caused her death. I feel so guilty about it, like I could have saved her if I'd found her sooner.

    I'm totally blanking on the vendor's name, and I didn't see any business cards for them. I want to say the guy's name was Don or Dom, and was from here in Pennsylvania. The event was the Steel City Reptile Expo. If I go to the show on Sunday (Pittsburgh Reptile Show & Sale), and they're there again, I'd be happy to pass along the vendor's name and contact info.
    I'll really appreciate those details.

    Be easy on yourself. Things happen. We learn from unfortunate experiences too.

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    Sometimes they just don't make it and there's nothing you can do about it. I had some very tough experiences with L. williamsi, where the females just kept dropping dead even though they looked fine the day before. I also had no luck with the hatchlings. The only thing I can think of is that breeding females (and if you have a male and female together then by definition you have a breeding female) may need more calcium and I should have kept some in the cage. If you do get another from a different source, you will need to quarantine it from the one you already have for at least a month. I think that if you get another from the same breeder they could go in together right away.

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    Thanks, that makes me feel a little better. I had some cuttlebone in the cage because of a recommendation I read here, but she might have been deficient when I got her. Right from the beginning, even on the drive home, she wasn't as active as him. I only ever saw her in one part of the tank once I moved her in, always hiding, and it was on the far end from the heat pad. Maybe the transition from the vendor to the show to my house was just too much- it is winter, so that was probably a lot of temperature flux and stress in one day. He seems fine, though. I caught him hanging upside down on the top of the cage tonight. Can't tell if he was going after a fruit fly, or just likes the warm spot my light makes up there, but he's been all over the place.

    For him, I'm just finalizing my feeder order right now. Starting with Bean Beetles and Rice Flour Beetles in addition to the D. Hydei I have already, and I'm getting some springtails to add to the substrate. I figure those beetle cultures will last a while, and won't turn into things he won't eat (like fly larvae turning into flies) before I have a chance to feed them to him.

    I really appreciate both of you, and your experience/tips!
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