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    I was looking at some yesterday in the pet store that I get my roaches at. Leaning towards a tangerine or a mack snow.
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    Jess, my Hopper is a Mack snow, and Berry is a super snow. I would have to say they are a good choice, it's a well established morph which has been bred along responsibly, and the genetics are understood well and provide predictable results.

    The new lemon frost pictures I've seen look stunning, I haven't seen one in life yet, but I understand they are selling for very high cost due to the limited supply.

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    If I get a tangerine, I already have a name for it...Tango! Mack snow I have no idea, it'll probably be another letter from the military phonetic alphabet.

    I don't plan on breeding, that's too much work for me with everything else I have to do to keep this house going.
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    Hello, dear! I just wanted to update that his shed went fine. He's eating a little weird, though. He'll eat one mealworm one day, four the next, poop, and then the cycle repeats. He's also still in his humid hide generally (unless I shoo him out of it to go use his warm hide). It also doesn't help that he seems to be a definite burrower.

    Like I said before, he seems healthy with normal poop and such, and all of his hides are secure (his warm dry hide being most secure). Bleh, I'm really at a loss here. Any thoughts that this is ok? His temps are now 90 on the warm end and 76 on the cool end.
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    Mine has decided, since shedding, that he likes to sleep with half his body in the moist hide and the other half on the tile, I've only seen him in his other 2 hides a few times. Today he decided to sleep curled up in kind of a ball in-between his moist and warm hide on the tile. Sometimes they go through a weird phase. Cooler temperatures outside can affect their eating, regardless of how the temperatures are inside of the tank. Its natural for them to not eat or not eat as much in the winter months. But since you're in Florida, I'm sure your temperatures are still consistently warmer than they have been here. Just keep offering food, eventually he will eat more. You could try going off food for a day and trying the next to see if that will entice him to eat more at a time. Mealworms have more chitin and can sometimes take a little longer to digest, Ethan with Riverside Reptiles did a write up in this subforum on mealworms as a feeder.

    Feeding Mealworms to Leopard Geckos...

    It is always good to give a variety of insects. I know you said roaches and crickets are out of the question, try to find phoenix/reptiworm/calciworms, hornworms or even silkworms and see if those help. You could throw a waxworm or two in there maybe once a week as sort of a treat but not as a regular feeder since they are basically junk food.
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    OK I'll give that a shot. My biggest concern was that he did 2 poops that were kind of dry and shriveled up, and then one large moist one. And now I'm lucky to get him to eat one mealworm a day! Again, no cloudy eyes, mucus, or anything like that (he'd quite spry when I take him out), and I don't see any bulges in his stomach to suggest impaction... Do you think it could be too much calcium? Should I only dust my feeders like every other day or so? I'm probably worrying too much about this, but I noticed he feels a little lighter than normal. Ugh, new parent worries, I suppose.

    Thanks again for all the help, dear.

    (P.S. That link leads to a page that doesn't exist anymore. I'd notify the administrator/whoever posted it).
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    The poop will shrivel up and dry out over night. So long as its still moist and doesn't have a funny color or odor, it's fine. Not sure about the dusting for a juvenile, I dust once a week but I also gut-load my roaches with bearded dragon food 24/7 so there is no need for more frequent dusting. Too much calcium is never a bad thing, its the D3 that can cause toxicity in higher levels. You can try every other feedings with the dusting, I'm going to be picking up some Repashy Calcium Plus soon and switching to that, since its calcium and a multivitamin in one. Shane (Zux) got some for his leo Bell and she loves it. She could be bored with the mealworms, sometimes they get like that. Geckos can be quirky and go through phases, maybe this is just a phase and she will snap out of it at some point.

    Oh and I just noticed that link doesn't work anymore after you said something, it was working one day last week when I went to look at it. Who knows
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    Meh, it's the interwebs. What can you really do? I appreciate it, though; it seemed like an interesting read! XP

    And again, thank you so much for the suggestions. When I first got him, it took me a week and a half or so to get him to eat, and once he was eating he pigged out on his mealworms around 10-12 a day. I suppose he could just be pouting at me for replacing his moss with paper towels during his shed (he's back to moss and seems happier) and be on a hunger strike. It just feels weird with him not eating as he normally does; I almost feel like I'm starving him. But like you said, it's probably just a phase. I'll just offer food every other day and see if I can coax him to eat. I'll try tracking down other foods near me.

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    for a less than full grown leo, he should really be eating more than just a few mealworms. I know you said crickets and roaches are out of the question, but he really needs something more substantial than a diet of just mealworms. Can you post a picture of him?

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    He normally eats more than this. He generally eats 10-12 mealworms a day, but started eating less a few days before his shed. He shed on the 26th, and has been eating very lightly since. I spoke to a professional breeder I found near me, and she said to give it until Friday. If he's not eating more by then, I could bring him to her, she'd take a look at him to maybe see if I missed something. If she can't see anything, she'll recommend me to a local herp vet she knows to have him take a look.

    Either way, he's going to a herp vet if he's not eating better by Friday, because the last poop he took was a lighter color brown and was more watery than I normally see them.

    And here's that pic. He's not very fond of the camera, so forgive him not looking at it. I can try to get a different picture, but I really don't want to stress him out more than I have to.

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