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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    It looks as if you're off to a good start. Here are a few things to think about to enhance your situation:

    --when I was using 6qt tubs in the rack, I used a soldering iron to make 4-5 holes on either of the long sides. That worked fine. Make sure the tubs fit tightly. I had some hatchlings escape my first season with the rack I was using until I replaced the original tubs with tighter ones.
    4-5 holes on either of the long sides, gotcha! as for the fitment, some are tighter than others but theres about a 1/4" gap over the lids but some even less, if need be i can make "shims" to tighten it up though.

    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    The thermostat on the Hobovator looks better than the one I had when I was using that. Be aware that if the temperature in the room gets higher than the incubation temp you're planning on, it will get hot inside the hobovator as well because it has no cooling ability. Keep an eye on temperature fluctuations in the deli cups. Some people get a more expensive proportional thermostat to use with the hobovator.
    I plan on keeping the thermometer probe in the deli cup or atleast one of them, I can put it in through the top and hot glue it so its sealed if need be.

    This hovobator has a fan but not sure that it would aid in cooling, however my room is air conditioned and we keep it around 70-75 year round though.

    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    I used perlite, but I don't think it matters which you use.


    --It looks as if your egg containers are the kind where you put the egg in the pieces at the top and they're suspended above the substrate in the cup. I used something somewhat similar. You need to put enough water in the substrate that will be at the bottom of each egg container so that there's some condensation on the sides of the container. Don't put any holes in the container; open each one briefly every week or so.
    Sounds good, I think even water cystals would work then "Orbeez" but I think i'll go with the perlite lol.


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    Have fun!

    Aliza
    Thank you very much for the input! I will use it wisely
    Geopard Leckos Leopard Geckos, say that 10 times fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geopard Lecko View Post
    Actually, from what I've heard and researched, The females can retain sperm for the entire season, so it is actually "possible" to have 16 eggs from 1 "mating". 1 male should be able to handle 3-4 females no problem and as a matter of fact I've already mated him to one of them 4 times and another one once and he's in there with the second one for another round but it might already be too late and not needed, we shall see. the 3rd female is gonna have to wait possibly till next season so I can breed her to my new male thats coming.. I'm going to switch it up next season but i wanted to test my first males genetics a bit and see what he produces with what I already have. I might mate him to one of the new females also but we will see if they are still ovulating after quarantine..



    You can see in the pictures its taped down on top of each shelf, the tub sits on top of it.

    Honestly it sounds like you have a lot of research to do, I know I'm new at this also I'll be the first to admit it, but I've been doing research for a few months now pretty much daily and I re-read things a few times and watch videos and I just try to collect all the info I can so I can make informed decisions. I also didn't start mating my geckos until I had the means to incubate the eggs and house the hatchlings in a way I thought would be proper
    I read and thought the same as youve just said but when iv spoke to some breeders who have been doing it for many years they said its best to swap the males as oberusing them can result in infertile eggs.

    I was just asking about the heat tape to see if you had an opinion on which was best and what you had done. I missed the picture. I know heat tape usually goes on top, reason i asked is becauae in tacks the heat cable usually goes underneath but in the vivarium iv made out of a bookcase iv put the cable on top.

    Im.not claiming to be an expert, i know i have a fair bit to learn. I am just getting started breeding, starting small until i know i have enough experience to go bigger. The 2 eggs i have incubating in my homemade incubator are going really well. Both seem fertile which i was surprised about w9th it being her firdt ever clutch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbreeder View Post
    I was just asking about the heat tape to see if you had an opinion on which was best and what you had done. I missed the picture. I know heat tape usually goes on top, reason i asked is becauae in tacks the heat cable usually goes underneath but in the vivarium iv made out of a bookcase iv put the cable on top.
    My opinion is that the heat tape is better and easier to work with, but thats based on what I've read an watched. I've never used the heat cable and honestly I havent really seen it around very much.

    Quote Originally Posted by Newbreeder View Post
    Im.not claiming to be an expert, i know i have a fair bit to learn. I am just getting started breeding, starting small until i know i have enough experience to go bigger. The 2 eggs i have incubating in my homemade incubator are going really well. Both seem fertile which i was surprised about w9th it being her firdt ever clutch.
    I hope you and your little ones thrive!
    Geopard Leckos Leopard Geckos, say that 10 times fast!
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