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    When my gecko gets a little older I'm hoping to upgrade its tank, and thanks for the wonderful tips you've given me!
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    You are very welcome!

    Please check post 3 on this thread for proper temperatures for leos.

    Ground temperatures of 88-92ish*F as measured by the probe of a digital thermometer underneath the warm dry hide and mid 70s F on the cool end ground are what you want. Keep your UTH on 24/7.

    It's important to have 3 hides: warm moist, warm dry, cool dry.

    Have you a thermostat? Can you add one to your recent order?

    Many leo keepers use the Hydrofarm MTPRTC from Amazon: Amazon.com : Jump Start MTPRTC, Digital ETL-Certified Heat Mat Thermostat for Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing : Plant Germination Heating Mats : Patio, Lawn & Garden It's the only thermostat I know of with a digital readout and a small metal probe.

    Check E-Bay too for prices.
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    I do not have one, but I'll see if I can add it
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDGecko View Post
    I do not have one, but I'll see if I can add it
    That would be great. A thermostat keeps your leo's temps within a set range. I set my Hydrofarm at 91*F. The Hydrofarm can vary +/- 3*F. That's fine for leos.

    A thermostat keeps temperatures comfortable for your leo and prevents a UTH from overheating.
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    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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    How are you set up for calcium + vitamin D3 and multivitamins?

    What are you feeding your leo and what are you feeding those feeders?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    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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    It is eating mealworms, I currently don't not have calcium
    Or d3 but I am hoping to get some very soon

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    I do have some calcium sand in there though

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    Sand is a big no no. It can cause impaction if ingested. I would replace it with paper towels or tile. You can get calcium with d3 from any pet store, I personally use Repashy Calcium Plus, it's a multivitamin and calcium supplement in one. That usually has to be ordered but I believe Petco carries it now, not 100% sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDGecko View Post
    I do have some calcium sand in there though
    Quote Originally Posted by TDGecko View Post
    It is eating mealworms, I currently don't not have calcium
    Or d3 but I am hoping to get some very soon
    Please remove the calcium sand from the vivarium. Eating any calcium sand could easily result in an impacted leo. Sometimes leos die from impaction.

    Some folks like Repashy's Calcium Plus.

    I like and use Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3 and plain (no D3) Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins.

    The dosage of powdered supplements depends upon the food you feed your mealworms, crickets, and dubia roaches. Since you live in the Western USA you may be able to buy Alber's All Purpose Poultry Feed at a feed store: Albers Animal Feeds - Albers® All Purpose Poultry and Water Fowl

    I just started my first mealworm culture to produce larvae. I placed 100 mealworms on a bed of ground Albers. That's much better than either a bed of wheat bran or wheat germ like many mealworm breeders use. Both wheat bran and wheat germ contain sky-high amounts of phosphorus!

    PS:
    I would only buy Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3. Rep Cal's Calcium with D3 commonly sold at pet stores contains far more D3 than is safe.


    Both Zoo Med products I recommend contain calcium. If you decide on those exact kinds, you may not need to buy plain calcium. IF you do decide to get plain calcium carbonate anyway, get the NOW brand (for humans) at a health foods store. It is the same stuff, but much cheaper than the plain calcium carbonate sold for reptiles.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    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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    So could I use repashy's calcium, because that is what I was planning on getting

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