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    Quote Originally Posted by SpottedDragon View Post
    A little late for this hatch, but have you considered raising your own mealworms and/or dubia?

    I raise literally thousands of mealworms for cheap (I use pro gut load for the geckos' supply of worms, oats for the rest of the colony since chickens don't need to worry about calcium/phosphorous ratios). That way I have all sizes from barley large enough to see (small enough that I can feed them to my betta fish) to giant. Once you have beetles to lay eggs it takes about 7-30 days for the eggs to hatch, then 1-2 months for them to get large enough to be of use, 3-5 months to reach 'large' stage, and 5 to 7 months to be 'giant', after which they pupate and become beetles. (This is a much faster process in warmer temperatures)

    I've not tried raising dubia but I'm sure it would work the same since you'd have all life stages. I'm not sure how small the nymphs are though. Good luck with your hatchlings

    I did not really want to start producing my own worms and things even though i know it would be cheaper but i really do not have the space yet for this.

    My baby gecko has started eating, she would not eat the food i put her area, so i seen a video online of hand feeding them, so i had a small cricket and pulled the head off, fed her the body and she seemed to enjoy it but only had the one, is this normal?

    Also another question, as i dont have alot of space and will be selling the geckos once they are a little older, do you have an idea on how much i should put them up for? as i dont really know price wise what to say,

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    Without knowing the genetics for sure they usually dont sell for a lot, im probably going to sell many of mine as "pet only" for around 30-40$~ basically to just recoop what ive spent in raising them. And i think ill wait until their atleast 20 grams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geopard Lecko View Post
    Without knowing the genetics for sure they usually dont sell for a lot, im probably going to sell many of mine as "pet only" for around 30-40$~ basically to just recoop what ive spent in raising them. And i think ill wait until their atleast 20 grams.
    Ok cool thanks, so I started feeding her small tiny crickets, she won’t
    Hunt them at all but I seen a video of hand feeding them and I did that
    And she eats it but won’t chase them, should I continue to hand
    Feed or not? I just didn’t want to leave small crickets in the tub
    And for them to annoy her or get out?

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    I dont see a problem with hand feeding as long as they are eating.. Many people do it that way. We typically have to tong feed a couple of ours meal worms to get them interested in them but they hunt crickets fine.. (My adults, i dont have babies yet)

    Glad you got the little one eating tho keep it up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geopard Lecko View Post
    I dont see a problem with hand feeding as long as they are eating.. Many people do it that way. We typically have to tong feed a couple of ours meal worms to get them interested in them but they hunt crickets fine.. (My adults, i dont have babies yet)

    Glad you got the little one eating tho keep it up!
    Ok cool thanks, Iíll continue to hand feed her, hopefully she gets bigger and
    Starts to hunt them
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    [attach=config]47111[attach=config]47112

    UPDATE:

    Little fella is doing good, alternating from crickets and locusts, now over two weeks old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrmaae191 View Post
    [attach=config]47111[attach=config]47112

    UPDATE:

    Little fella is doing good, alternating from crickets and locusts, now over two weeks old.

    That's good news! Thanks for updating.


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    That is freaking AWESOME!! great work!
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    Just an update, gecko 1 is doing fine, 6 weeks old today eating and pooping great, i also had an 11 day old hatchling that i have sold, i have another 4 eggs incubated but all going well. 20190415_145721892_iOS.jpg

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    Nice colors. Just an mack snow or wild type though. If you keep the hatchlings, raise them and then breed them together, you will produce some bell albinos. Those are more worth breeding.

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