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    Hello,

    I am newly registered but have been going through the forum for information for a long time. I have an albino leopard gecko that is just over a year old. Last week, I was giving a golden gecko. I was buying a 33 gallons long tank with stand and he was given with it. I put the gecko in a exo-terra tank(18x18x24high). I have never had a golden gecko and have been coming to this forum for information. I wanted to thank everyone for all the information they have provided on the forum. The guy I got the golden gecko from just fed it crickets and it seems skinny to me. He also used a heat rock which I threw out. He was a very nice guy who had the golden gecko fot 5 years. He had gotten it from a friend who had kept it for 3 years so it is around 8 years old. The golden gecko has been eating very well, he loves silkworms, goliath worms,butter worms, phoenix worms and wax worms. I will try the repashy for crested gecko.

    Thank you again for all the inforamtion on here and looking forward to reading more
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    Greetings to you from this international gecko forum! Geckophiles of many genuses hang here. Hope that you're looking forward to meeting some of us !

    (FYI: You are feeding variety. Skip the waxworms, though. Way too fatty. They are like eating brie and Baskin-Robbins or Haagen-Dazs.)

    You may also be interested in trying hornworms.
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    Thank you for the links. I do not usually give waxworms but the golden gecko seems thin(can see 2 bones were tail begins) and I was hoping to fatten him up but reptile fast food is not the right way, so thank you for pointing it out. Are the moths from the waxworm healthier? I fed him some hornworms but I did not know what they were called in english as in french they call them vers de goliath.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ghidorah View Post
    Thank you for the links. I do not usually give waxworms but the golden gecko seems thin(can see 2 bones were tail begins) and I was hoping to fatten him up but reptile fast food is not the right way, so thank you for pointing it out. Are the moths from the waxworm healthier? I fed him some hornworms but I did not know what they were called in english as in french they call them vers de goliath.


    This forum is really amazing so much information
    You are very welcome and lucky to be at least bilingual.

    (One of the mods here, Thorrshamri, is totally French, but speaks more than English as well.)

    Waxworms = reptile fast food! Don't know whether the waxworm moths are any better. There are much better ways to "fatten up" a gecko .

    Glad you already knew about hornworms. Just got my leo her first hornworms on Saturday at a reptile show. She just loves them!
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    Nice golden gecko and a hearty welcome to GU
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    Quote Originally Posted by thorrshamri View Post
    Nice golden gecko and a hearty welcome to GU
    Herve ~

    Do you know whether waxworm moths are any better than the actual worms?
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    You mean earthworms?
    With earthworms, contrary to waxmoth larvae, there are no risks of addiction, and their level of fat is also much, much lower. Earthworms are great feeders, at least with many salamander species and I have had some success feeding some ground-dwelling gecko species with them. They also have a high Ca/P ratio contrary to waxmoth larvae, the latter being one of the worse prey item as regards this ratio.
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    Question waxworm moths vs waxworm larvae

    Quote Originally Posted by ghidorah View Post
    Thank you for the links. I do not usually give waxworms but the golden gecko seems thin(can see 2 bones were tail begins) and I was hoping to fatten him up but reptile fast food is not the right way, so thank you for pointing it out. Are the moths from the waxworm healthier? I fed him some hornworms but I did not know what they were called in english as in french they call them vers de goliath.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thorrshamri View Post
    You mean earthworms?
    With earthworms, contrary to waxmoth larvae, there are no risks of addiction, and their level of fat is also much, much lower. Earthworms are great feeders, at least with many salamander species and I have had some success feeding some ground-dwelling gecko species with them. They also have a high Ca/P ratio contrary to waxmoth larvae, the latter being one of the worse prey item as regards this ratio.
    The OP asks whether waxworm moths are any healthier than the larvae? Just wondering if you know.
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    Oh...the adult moths pose the same problems than their larvae if fed to geckos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thorrshamri View Post
    Oh...the adult moths pose the same problems than their larvae if fed to geckos.
    , , ----no good on the waxworm moths either
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