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    Smile #156---UVB Weekly Feeding & Supplement Schedule 156 for leos 18 months old +


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    UVB Weekly Schedule 156 for leopard geckos 18 months old +
    (with UVB)

    *****It's crucial for your leopard gecko to have an enclosure larger than a 10 gallon (20 x 10.5 x 12 inches tall) prior to experimenting with UVB. There are downsides to UVB too.

    A 20 long: 30 x 12 x 12 inches tall IS the bare minimum enclosure size when providing UVB for any leopard gecko! A leo will need at least 3 hides to dodge the rays when he feels the urge.*****

    Early stage metabolic bone disease (MBD) symptoms include uneven (lopsided) gait, walking on one or both "elbows", bowed limbs, belly dragging, and an underbite.
    The Reptile Supply Company based in Lodi, California stocks Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3.
    Leopard geckos usually reach maximum size at about 18 months old.


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    Give "back-up" Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3 @ 1-2 feedings per month instead of Zoo Med's Repti Calcium withOUT D3 or NOW plain calcium carbonate that week.

    Feed lightly dusted prey 2x per week.


    • Monday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3
    • Thursday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate withOUT D3 (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium)
    • Saturday > > Optional: mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting


    ***** When your leopard gecko is taking advantage of appropriate UVB rays, Dr. Fran Baines (Reptile Lighting group's lighting guru) strongly recommends a backup dose of powdered D3 @ 1-2 feedings per month! Just substitute 1 D3 calcium dusting for 1 plain calcium dusting during those 1-2 weeks only. *****


    For link 156 click: UVB Weekly Feeding & Supplement Schedule 156 for leopard geckos 18 months +
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 08-30-2020 at 01:27 AM.

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    Smile #157---Providing UVB for leos . . . . . . Marillion & Elizabeth Freer -- Aug 2020

    Best practices for using UVB through mesh on a 20 gallon long enclosure: 30 x 12 x 12 inches tall

    [26 April 2020: Amended UVB guidelines for a shade dwelling gecko like a leopard gecko (Ferguson Zone UV Index requirement = 0.5 - 1.0) coming soon . . . . . . ]

    Specs for a leopard gecko's 20 long enclosure: 30 x 12 x 12 inches tall . . . . . . GU member Marillion with Dr. Fran Baines
    \/ \/ \/ See amended UVB guidelines below for a 20 long enclosure!
    • [+ Zoo Med's ReptiSun 10.0 mini-compact UVB bulb]
    • [[U]+ 8.5 inch diameter (shallow) dome fixture with an aluminum coating. White coatings don't reflect UVB.]
    • + place UVB bulb over the warm end
    • + direct UVB rays perpendicular to the ground rather than at some angle
    • + a 50 watt Arcadia Deep Heat Projector (DHP) for a 12 inch high enclosure directly above slate to maintain heat


    /\ /\ /\ These specs still NEED 26 April 2020 correction via Fran Baines, DVM

    26 August 2020: Marillion -- "I own and use an Arcadia DHP bulb. The DHP bulbs are quite focused in their heat direction. If your DHP bulb is pointing downwards and towards a slate rock (as it should be to help diffuse the heat throughout the terrarium) there will not be an excessive amount of heat going towards your foam background. The amount of heat that would harm your background would be harmful for your gecko as well if it got that hot...just make sure to use a thermostat with the bulb, like with any heat bulb. So that it shuts off when the desired temperature is reached."
    22 April 2020: Marillion heard back today from Dr. Baines. "Dr. Baines told me that based on her testing with my dome on a mesh cover, it is a certainty that my gecko would not be receiving enough UVB. She recommends that I use the Arcadia 12" T5 7% Shade Dweller UVB bulb with fixture to ensure a .5-1 UVI (UV Index) rating at 12" through the mesh. For the ZooMed brand bulb to work, it would have to be a 26 Watt UVB bulb (the longer kind) in a deep Aluminum lined dome. My dome would not fit it. Though she says the ZooMed Bulbs are good quality. My initial research indicates that the ZooMed 26 watt version with a deep dome would be more expensive than the Arcadia T5 version. Guess I'll have to go shopping soon..."
    5 March 2020: (from Gutler's thread about leo "Iggy")
    by GU member Marillion


    "From the conversations I have had with the folks at Arcadia, if your enclosure is 12" high, the 50 Watt Deep Heat Projector (DHP) should be sufficient. I myself use a 50 watt for my 20 Gallon long enclosure and with a few slate rocks underneath the DHP I find the ambient air and local temps on top of the slate rocks to be perfect when used with a thermostat. Without a thermostat, it would get far too warm!

    "There is however a short "break in period" after which the bulb functions at full efficiency. The key thing to remember here, is that to get enough ambient air heat you will need slate rocks or something similar underneath the lamp to reflect the heat and warm up the surrounding air. These DHP bulbs are not like Ceramic Heat emitters in the way they work heating the air only. The deep penetrating heat waves that a DHP produces are not as efficient at heating the surrounding air unless there is something dense underneath to store those waves and reflect it back as ambient heat."
    UVB and heat go hand in hand. Place your UVB bulb or tube directly above the warm end of your gecko's enclosure. Place the fixture squarely upon the enclosure's screen top rather than at some angle. That way your gecko receives full benefit of the valuable rays. I've not read about minimum temps which facilitate UVB absorption.

    ***** Make certain your compact fluorescent UVB bulb's light fixture has an aluminum coating. White lamp coatings don't reflect UVB.

    When providing UVB for shade dwellers like leopard geckos, Dr. Fran Baines (DVM and lighting guru) recommends a backup dose of a powdered D3 supplement @ 1-2 feedings per month.

    In 2018 Arcadia developed ShadeDweller lighting. Now Arcadia also offers Deep Heat Projectors.

    UVB output of all bulbs and tubes weakens over time! Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for replacing that bulb or tube. If you wish to check the output on your own, purchase a Solarmeter 6.5R (or equivalant) to measure the UV Index.

    1. https://zoomed.com/wp-content/upload...mp-2018-07.pdf
    2. https://zoomed.com/wp-content/upload...es-and-UVB.pdf
    3. Reptile Lighting Information
    4. An In-Depth Look At UV Light And Its Proper Use With Reptiles
    5. https://www.arcadiareptile.com/light...dweller-prot5/



    PS:
    For $50 off a Solarmeter 6.5R check out the wholesale Reptile Supply Company (800-750-9065) located in Lodi, California and maybe even Reptile Basics (336-308-5767).
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 09-11-2020 at 05:14 AM.
    "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 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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    Smile #158---Gaze following in an asocial reptile (E. macularius) -- March 2019 pdf

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    "Case in Point: Actually leos Cheeto & Alberich were just watching TV with keeper Susan."
    Photo & link credits to: Susan Kaisaki

    "Gaze following is the ability to utilise information from anotherís gaze. It is most often seen in a social context or as a reflexive response to interesting external stimuli. Social species can potentially reveal utilisable knowledge about anotherís future intentions by attending to the target of their gaze. However, in even more fundamental situations, being sensitive to anotherís gaze can also be useful such as when it can facilitate greater foraging efficiency or lead to earlier predator detection. While gaze sensitivity has been shown to be prevalent in a number of social species, little is currently known about the potential for gaze following in asocial species. The current study investigated whether an asocial reptile, the leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius), could reliably use the visual indicators of attention to follow the gaze of a conspecific around a barrier. We operated three trial conditions and found subjects (N = 6) responded significantly more to the conspecific demonstrator looking up at a laser stimulus projected onto an occluder during the experimental condition compared to either of two control conditions. The studyís findings point toward growing evidence for gaze-following ability in reptiles, who are typically categorised as asocial. Furthermore, our findings support developing comparative social cognition research showing the origins of gaze following and other cognitive behaviours that may be more widely distributed across taxonomic groups than hitherto thought."

    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 08-08-2019 at 03:14 AM.
    "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 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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    Smile #159---Q & A with Scott Stahl, DVM -- June 2019 Herpeton Conference

    Q & A with Scott Stahl, DVM -- June 2019 Herpeton Conference (video by Brian Kusko -- Triple B TV Episode 194)
    Published: 17 October 2019

    "Today we're bringing you back to herpeton.org for another great presentation. This week we are going to hear from Scott Stahl. Scott is an exotic vet here in the United States and has one of the largest practices out there that is dedicated to reptiles. In today's talk he is answering questions from the crowd and will cover topics such as the possibility of vaccination against disease in reptiles, metabolic bone disease or what I should probably refer to now as nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism, and even IBD. Scott was one of my favorite speakers at the event. He had a great attitude which goes a very long way with me and is really has a wealth of information for all of us keepers, breeders and hobbyists alike.

    Check out Scott's book https://amzn.to/35FC1xd"


    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 11-07-2019 at 07:32 AM.
    "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 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Thanks to Lukas Pola (via Yuri Kaverkin).

    file:///C:/Users/Liz/Downloads/First_Records_of_the_Common_Leopard_Geck%20(3).pdf
    That link won't work for us, it goes to the file on your computer. Do you have a proper online link?

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    Smile #160---First Records of the Common Leopard Gecko......in Nepal -- April 2019

    When one clicks this link, this PDF downloads automatically: https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/Fir...4xm5C6KEQyPhqZ

    "First Records of the Common Leopard Gecko, Eublepharis macularius (Blyth 1854) (Eublepharidae), in Nepal"
    Authors: Yam Bahadur Rawat 1, Kul Bahadur Thapa 2, Santosh Bhattarai 3, and Karan Bahadur Shah 2

    1. Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, Shuklaphanta National Park, Kanchanpur, Nepal
    2. Himalayan Nature, POB- 10918, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
    3. National Trust for Nature Conservation-Biodiversity Conservation Center, Ratnanagar-06, Chitwan-44204, Nepal (santosh.bhattarai@hotmail.com)

    Much appreciation goes to Lukas Pola (via Yuri Kaverkin).
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 11-09-2019 at 02:34 PM.
    "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 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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    Smile #161---Arcadia Reptile's Deep Heat Projector & Habistat Digital Dimming Thermostat

    Besides Ceramic Heat Emitters (CHEs) other options for overhead heat are Arcadia's Deep Heat Projector bulbs. Please check out YouTube reviews.

    The DHP comes in either 50 watt or 80 watt bulbs.

    Herpstat dimming thermostats are available in the USA via Pangea.

    1. NEW: Arcadia Reptile's Deep Heat Projector! Powerful 80w E27 Infrared Reptile Lamp
    Published: 7 June 2019





    2. FULL Deep Heat Projector Review + Installation Tips | LEOPARD GECKO
    by British lady LeopardGecko
    Published: 16 March 2019


    3. Habistat Digital Dimming Thermostat Review -- Recommended for a DHP with both 50 watt & 80 watt DHP bulbs to maximize bulb life.
    by JTB Reptiles
    Published: 11 February 2018

    Herpstat dimming thermostats are available in the USA via Pangea.


    4. Posted by GU's Marillion on 26 August 2020:
    "I own and use an Arcadia DHP bulb. The DHP bulbs are quite focused in their heat direction. If your DHP bulb is pointing downwards and towards a slate rock (as it should be to help diffuse the heat throughout the terrarium) there will not be an excessive amount of heat going towards your foam background. The amount of heat that would harm your background would be harmful for your gecko as well if it got that hot...just make sure to use a thermostat with the bulb, like with any heat bulb. So that it shuts off when the desired temperature is reached."
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 08-27-2020 at 01:18 AM.
    "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 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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    Smile #162---Top 10 Safe Plants for Leopard Geckos | BIOACTIVE ARID TANK -- LeopardGecko

    Top 10 Safe Plants for Leopard Geckos | BIOACTIVE ARID TANK
    Published: 23 February 2020


    "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 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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    Smile #163---Slate Trays 16" x 12" x 0.3 inch for Leo Substrate . . . . . Gutler & Odinsmom

    Much appreciation goes to Gecko Unlimited's Gutler for recommending these 16" x 12" (11.8") x 0.3 inch thick slate cheese trays. Gutler purchased 2 cheese trays for his leopard gecko Ignatius' 36 x 18 x 12 inch Exo Terra enclosure.
    FYI:
    WOW! These Slate Cheese Trays have doubled in price! In May 2020 I purchased two 16 x 12" cheese trays for $24/each. In October 2020 Amazon sells the very same thing for $44-$49/each!

    These slate pieces come in various sizes including ~4 inch x ~4 inch coaster size.

    ***** 16" x 12" (11.8 inches = actual width) x 0.3 inch thick -- 1 tray
    Click: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SGT524AY&psc=1

    11.75"x 7.9" x 0.25 inches thick -- 6 trays
    Click: https://www.amazon.com/Slate-Cheese-...-garden&sr=1-7

    Slate is a superior substrate. Slate is ideal for retaining heat. However, it's porous and should be sealed with a water-base, low VOC, sealant.

    Sealing Slate Tiles: Make certain any sealant is reptile-safe and food-safe! Slate tiles can be sealed with a food grade sealant so that they will NOT absorb gecko urine or feces. IF you don't seal the slate, periodically sterilize it with a bleach solution. While the bleach is off-gassing, replace the missing sections with paper towels.

    This water-base, low VOC, sealant has been given stamps of approval by leo dad Gutler and his leo Iggy about June 2020. This sealant might be carried by your Home Depot.

    ***** Miracle Sealants' water-base, low VOC, sealant: https://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Seala...s%2C161&sr=8-3
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    Also, many thanks goes to Geckos Unlimited's member Odinsmom!!! As of October 2020 she recommends Montauk's reasonably priced slate.

    Montauk 18" x 36" Slate Field Tile in Blue
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 10-04-2020 at 10:26 PM.
    "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 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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    Smile #164---Keeping & Breeding Multiple Feeder Roaches + a self-cleaning setup -- May 2020


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    Kudos to Kyle! Here's an excellent thread complete with photos that GU member Kyle (kholtme) wrote in August 2015 and January 2016.


    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 05-16-2020 at 01:43 PM.
    "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 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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