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    Alright I'm still setting things up and did expect these to show up so soon but what I've got so far is a 27 gallon black heavy duty tote, a 12x8 zoo med uth, a couple egg flats and some zoomed natural adult bearded dragon food. I've modified the lid using some sort of plastic mesh I found in the knitting/yarn section of wally world but I'm still waiting on a thermostat and more egg flats.

    I got 100 small, 100 medium and 10 male and 20 female breeders which is actually more like 8 males I think because 2 died in transport I really couldn't find any information on if I could instantly house them all together or what so I just put them all in there. They are in a warm room next to an oil heater so they arent gonna freeze to death until the thermostat gets here lol.

    I've got to do some grocery shopping and I've already gone over @Elizabeth Freer 's write up on them





    So far it looks like almost all of them like them, We've only been feeding them the medium size ones and a few babies on accident but no issues taking them down.
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    I get free egg flats from a local restaurant that serves a lot of breakfasts. I sort them out and just use the cleanest flats.

    I lay a double layer of paper towels on top of the egg flats. I moisten those paper towels just about every other day for dubia and for crickets.
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    They'll need a source of water too. You can use water crystals, damp (not wet) paper towels on top of the egg crates...I have also used a wet sea sponge in a small Tupperware lid. Refresh the water at least every other day.
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    In the pic you can see a paper towel in the corner, its in a upside down tupperware lid and its plenty wet. I seen people using orbees (water crystals) so i was gonna pick some of them up too.
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    picked up some more dubias at the reptile show couple weeks ago to add to what i've got, but then fed some off and decided to meet up with the same lady from the reptile show to get more, i got 300 small 300 medium an 100 large plus i've got some more adult breeders on the way from rainbowmealworms gonna try to sit on these as long as i can till they start breeding really well an my larger ones mature into breeders an such.. i'll be honest, an some of you probably wont agree, but i'm sick of crickets, they stink and they die super easy more die in the tub then from the geckos its a waste of money i just cant keep them alive.. plus i've read about how they can carry parasites an stuff but im sure any feeder could technically. i will probably still get some now and then but i'll order way less, like a weeks worth at a time or something.

    here's an update on the dubias tho, i stopped an got them some more fresh food on the way home today. Apple, Carrots and some celery I do have some food i got from the dubia breeders aswell as ground up bearded dragon food and bug burger so these suckers are eating good i think. oh and the lil round ball things are orbeez (water crystals) they drink off them.




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    What a gourmet dubia diet!

    Collard greens are exceptionally high calcium/low phosphorus.
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    ===> 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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