Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    41
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Tokay gecko substrate


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    What is preferred?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    3,905
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    what's your setup? when I kept Tokays I used the same as my other tropical geckos. 3 parts organic potting soil (no fertilizers) to 1 part eco earth or coco fiber, then a layer 2-3" of Oregon tree moss over the dirt. with plants in the dirt. holds humidity well, absorbs an astonishing amount of fecal material before it needs to be changed, and and it looks and smells nice.
    [I]* Morelia spilota harrisoni * Morelia spilota mcdowelli *Liasis olivaceous olivaceous * Blaesodactylus boivini * /I]

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    41
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Either an 18x18x24 or a 40 breeder or a 55 to 75 gallon tank.

    I wasn’t planning on plants artificial or live

    Basically I wanted to fill with wood branch’s and cork bark similar to other setups I’ve seen.

    I have all kinds of empty tanks now

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    41
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    3,905
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    is that a 40 gallon breeder?

    I think an adult tokay will be happier in something with a vertical orientation, they're very arboreal in nature. it is also my opinion that you'll want thicker coverage. if not plants, then more layers of things. stacking tall pieces of tile upright so there are layers of crevices between tiles is a good way to achieve this.
    [I]* Morelia spilota harrisoni * Morelia spilota mcdowelli *Liasis olivaceous olivaceous * Blaesodactylus boivini * /I]

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    41
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Yes

    I’m sure, that you are right. I will likely use this temporarily. I added some foliage but not much

    Do you know of any examples of enclosures I can look at for ideas?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    41
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I have more large wood and tiles to work with
    Attached Images Attached Images

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    3,905
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    these are good examples. the second is a little extra, but definitely ideal, lol. your gecko will feel secure if there are multiple places to hide at different temperature ranges. real plants are a bit of a pain to set up, but they also help keep the enclosure humid. tokays live in very tropical climates, they like their environment to be warm and sticky. but fake plants are easy and will provide additional coverage.

    your enclosure isn't bad, if you set up a similar thing in a more vertical orientation it would be perfect.


    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...62261200109176

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...62261200109176

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...62261200109176
    [I]* Morelia spilota harrisoni * Morelia spilota mcdowelli *Liasis olivaceous olivaceous * Blaesodactylus boivini * /I]

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    41
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Wow those are nice and the stacked Exo tanks are just insanely awesome!

    I ordered more cork.

    I got my tokays today a male and female.

    i Want similar to what I put together I just want to move them into something taller. My exo terras ate occupied now with cresteds. I’m considered a 55 on its side somehow.

    I don’t want to use an 18x18x24 because there is two of them.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    3,905
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    definitely. for a pair, I'd personally want an 18.24.24 at least if you're using exos, at the bare minimum. the fun thing about Tokays is their behavior since they are so intelligent; the more room they have, the more behaviors you will be able to see.
    [I]* Morelia spilota harrisoni * Morelia spilota mcdowelli *Liasis olivaceous olivaceous * Blaesodactylus boivini * /I]

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

User Tag List

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •