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    So, my boy Illusion had an odd poop earlier (unfortunately I do not have a photo right now). It had the normal urate and brown log, but in the middle of the brown part on top, there was a weird yellow blob in the middle. It was the same yellowish color that waxworms are- though I wasnít able to look close because I was called away right after I saw it.

    Now, I fed him two waxworms yesterday, one of which was the size of the blob. Iíve been fighting his heater for the past two days, so do you think it could be an undigested waxworm? Iíll get a pic up ASAP. Heís not acting weird, but I recently lost a baby Leo to (what Iím assuming- I didnít have a necropsy done) crypto so Iím a bit on edge with my geckos rn.

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    I got a picture of the poo. I dissected it a few minutes ago and it was a pair of half digested waxworms. I gunned the hot side and it was 81 at the hottest. So I’ve got the red lamp going (the lights in his room won’t be off for a while so his clock is already off unfortunately). I’ll be looking into a ceramic heater soon- as soon as finals are over.

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    I got a picture of the poo. I dissected it a few minutes ago and it was a pair of half digested waxworms. I gunned the hot side and it was 81 at the hottest. So Iíve got the red lamp going (the lights in his room wonít be off for a while so his clock is already off unfortunately). Iíll be looking into a ceramic heater soon- as soon as finals are over.
    A leo really does best with an under tank heat mat on a thermostat. Overhead heat (even if it is a ceramic heat emitter) excessively dries the air unless it's on a thermostat set no warmer than 82*F.

    Is your leo's enclosure glass?

    Let us know the size of his enclosure. Then we can recommend some.
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    He has a uth, it is glass, and it is a 20 gallon long tank. I also have a thermostat for the heater but the heater has suddenly decided that it doesn’t want to get super hot. He’s got an overhead white light that I use during the day. I honestly have no idea what is going on with his tank, as my female has the exact same set up and is in the same room and her warm side never dips below 85- and the 85 is at night.

    I’m also not tremendously worried about drying the air out, as it’s a bit of a fight to keep the enclosures under 50-60% humidity. I live in an incredibly humid place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverfire View Post
    He has a uth, it is glass, and it is a 20 gallon long tank. I also have a thermostat for the heater but the heater has suddenly decided that it doesn’t want to get super hot. He’s got an overhead white light that I use during the day. I honestly have no idea what is going on with his tank, as my female has the exact same set up and is in the same room and her warm side never dips below 85- and the 85 is at night.

    I’m also not tremendously worried about drying the air out, as it’s a bit of a fight to keep the enclosures under 50-60% humidity. I live in an incredibly humid place.
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    Since you're probably buying a new heat mat, I suggest Ultratherm's 11 x 17 inch heat mat. Confirm it's width. Ultratherm's are top notch heat mats made in Scotland.

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    Oh! I actually accidentally found the problem when changing his carpet. The probe itself was reading ten degrees hotter than normal, and therefore was keeping the heatmat too cold. I turned the set temperature from “95” to “110” and have been gunning it every hour. It’s settled at 88-89 for right now, which I’m quite happy with. Poor guy has been lying on it all day.

    I am looking to get better heat mats though, the Zoomed ones I use are... not the best. I just have to save up the money. I’ll definitely look into ultratherms though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverfire View Post
    Oh! I actually accidentally found the problem when changing his carpet. The probe itself was reading ten degrees hotter than normal, and therefore was keeping the heatmat too cold. I turned the set temperature from “95” to “110” and have been gunning it every hour. It’s settled at 88-89 for right now, which I’m quite happy with. Poor guy has been lying on it all day.

    I am looking to get better heat mats though, the Zoomed ones I use are... not the best. I just have to save up the money. I’ll definitely look into ultratherms though!
    Just so you know. I set my leo's Hydrofarm Jump Start MTPRTC thermostat at 91*F. That keeps the warm dry hide between 88-92*F as verified by the probe of a Radio Shack digital thermometer.
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    Okay- I’ll definitely keep that in mind.

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    A bit of an update. He’s pooped four times since the weird poop and all of them have looked completely normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverfire View Post
    A bit of an update. He’s pooped four times since the weird poop and all of them have looked completely normal.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    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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