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    Question Feeding G. Albogularis


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    Hey guys!

    I've got some questions about feeding G. albogularis (and other small species). I know a lot of sites say to use 1/8" or pinhead crickets, but I'm having trouble sourcing those locally, and when I've ordered them in the past for baby toads, most of them arrive dead, or die a day or two later. So I'm looking for some other options to give my pair a more varied diet.

    I have two large cultures of D. hydei, which for right now are their main food item. But I know variety is good, and flies aren't all that nutritious, even dusted.

    My options seem to be:

    -Bean Beetles (though most place I've found to order these are currently out of stock)
    -Black Soldier Fly Larvae (extra small)
    -Blue Bottle Fly Larvae
    -Rice Flour Beetles
    -Mini/Extra-small Mealworms
    -Are small Dubia roaches small enough?

    Is there anything on that list that's NOT good, or harmful? Is there anything not on the list I should look for? I've read that "firebrats" are good but they seem hard to find, and expensive to order from the few places that supply them here in the US.

    I'm eventually hoping to make my terrarium bio-active so they'd have springtails and isopods available too, but I have some habitat renovating to do first. Thanks in advance!

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    I've never kept this species.

    Here are a couple Geckos Unlimited links:


    Gaf care sheet updated on 19 December 2018:
    Gonatodes - G. albogularis fuscus care sheet
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 01-08-2019 at 12:20 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Thanks! I've read over it (and some other care sheets) a couple times, but it doesn't mention the larvae or beetles that are available here in the US. Good to know mealworms are safe, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kholran View Post
    Thanks! I've read over it (and some other care sheets) a couple times, but it doesn't mention the larvae or beetles that are available here in the US. Good to know mealworms are safe, though!
    Try Armstrong's Crickets for 1/8 inch crickets! Every couple months I order 1,000. I rarely have any problems when they ship 1/8 inch ones. Armstrong's packs them in a canister (or a box). They are very easy to keep alive as they grow. Armstrong's carries pinheads too.

    Here's how I keep mine:
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    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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    Any of the things on your list seem OK to me. As I noted before, I just got a G. fuscus as well. I am used to feeding my micro geckos 10 day (1/8") or pinhead crickets and at times these have been hard to keep alive (I get my crickets from a local reptile store in bulk). When I compare my new G. fuscus in size to my Sphaerodactylus, which is much smaller (and eating the tiny crickets) and to my L. williamsi (which I think is also smaller than the G. fuscus but is eating 1/4" crickets) I find myself more inclined to provide 1/4" crickets which will be easier to keep alive.

    Aliza

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    Thank you both so much! Unfortunately I just found my female deceased. I have no idea what happened. She seemed quieter than the male from day one, but didn't seem sick. I'm devastated and I feel like a terrible newbie. ;_;

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kholran View Post
    Thank you both so much! Unfortunately I just found my female deceased. I have no idea what happened. She seemed quieter than the male from day one, but didn't seem sick. I'm devastated and I feel like a terrible newbie. ;_;
    You're welcome. I'm so sorry to hear that. May she rest in paradise.

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    They are difficult to find. Not long ago I heard Josh's Frogs has some available online.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    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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    Thank you.

    Yes, they do, that's where I initially found the info on them before I decided to buy from the vendor at a local reptile show. But they don't specify male or female, and theirs are a bit pricey. We have another show here on Sunday, I might go and see if the same vendor I bought this pair from is there again. They had two other pairs for sale, maybe they'd have some lone females too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kholran View Post
    Thank you.

    Yes, they do, that's where I initially found the info on them before I decided to buy from the vendor at a local reptile show. But they don't specify male or female, and theirs are a bit pricey. We have another show here on Sunday, I might go and see if the same vendor I bought this pair from is there again. They had two other pairs for sale, maybe they'd have some lone females too.
    Maybe you could contact that vendor now to see what he/she has?

    Can you share that vendor's name either here or via PM? Someone on these threads is looking to pair up her solitary male. She/he lives in Ontario, Canada.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    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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    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.

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