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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Hatt View Post
    At about 6-7 months old, my girl is 8” long and 55.12 grams as of Sunday. I weigh her every week since I got her.
    I got her on 12/21/2019 and she weighed 22.85 grams. So she’s more than doubled her weight in almost 3 months. She eats large mealworms and some dubia roaches. Had crickets for awhile but they were a hassle.
    Wednesday I get my first batch of a Phoenix worms in. I’ll see if they mix well with her mealworms.
    She’s not too big on eating the roaches.
    /\ /\ That information would be helpful to add on your thread right here \/ \/ in the Leopard Gecko's Husbandry, Housing, & Heating subforum.

    It sounds like Bonita (?) is growing well! I hope she feels this way about Phoenix worms:

    Genuine Phoenix worms retain all their nutritional values and must NOT be fed. Feeding PWs would restart their digestive system; they would defecate in the cup; and soon you would have bacteria growing and dead stinky worms. Simply keep the worms in the closed cup, store in a cool location (~55*F), and feed off as needed. Keep them in a picnic cooler with an ice pack changed out every 12 hours.

    Keep Phoenix worms like this:
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    Here's how to make Phoenix worms (BSFL) more palatable:
    • Rinse off the packing medium. A fine mesh sieve works great.
    • Let them crawl around on a paper towel to dry. Then feed them to geckos. When BSFL are dry, they will not climb.
    • Even some of the black ones "rejuvenate" when rinsed if they are not too far gone.
    • The darker ones are higher in calcium.
    • Save the dead ones. They may morph into flies, which your gecko may eat.
    • > > > Right before feeding BSFL to geckos poke 1-2 holes in each BSFL with a pin. Their skins are tough. That should help the gecko digest them.


    For link 5 click: Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Phoenix/calci/repti worms & nutrigrubs) Care
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 02-24-2020 at 10:48 PM.
    "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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    I tried feeding iggy one of the pupae had to tong feed him cause they dont move unless you put a little pressure on them but when it started moving he went for it and ate it pretty quickly. I also bought him some super worms and he really likes them and since they move a lot more then the meal worms he is more active when hunting them. I put some paper towels in his cool hide since he is going to keep using it as his bathroom and i dont think he liked that woke up this morning and he had pulled the paper towels out and pooped on the base of the hide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutler View Post
    I tried feeding iggy one of the pupae had to tong feed him cause they dont move unless you put a little pressure on them but when it started moving he went for it and ate it pretty quickly. I also bought him some super worms and he really likes them and since they move a lot more then the meal worms he is more active when hunting them. I put some paper towels in his cool hide since he is going to keep using it as his bathroom and i dont think he liked that woke up this morning and he had pulled the paper towels out and pooped on the base of the hide.


    Leos are creatures of habit.

    Instead add a 4 inch square of tile to Iggy's cool hide for his poop spot.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    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 this coming paycheck i'm gonna buy the tile for Iggys enclosure and i can decide on whether to get the 4x4 coasters (3 sets to cover half his enclosure) or a slate cheese board i saw thats 12x16 and 0.3 inches thick (2 of which would cover half his enclosure).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutler View Post
    So this coming paycheck i'm gonna buy the tile for Iggys enclosure and i can decide on whether to get the 4x4 coasters (3 sets to cover half his enclosure) or a slate cheese board i saw thats 12x16 and 0.3 inches thick (2 of which would cover half his enclosure).
    Are you accepting votes?

    If it were me, I'd go with two 0.3 inch thick cheese boards. That would create less seams.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Are you accepting votes?

    If it were me, I'd go with two 0.3 inch thick cheese boards. That would create less seams.
    This is what i was leaning towards too i also need to find some shelf liner with a similar color to put down for the rest of the tank.

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    I agree with Elizabeth!
    Click here for Elizabeth Freer's excellent Leopard Gecko care database.
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    So the meal worm pupae have started turning into beetles and out of the 25 so far i have 5 and a half beetles. I say half because one of the pupae seemed like it decided to stop changing half way through and now its a half beetle half pupae mutant.

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    You can feed off the Pupae. But not the Beatles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marillion View Post
    You can feed off the Pupae. But not the Beatles.
    I fed Iggy a few but i want to get my own meal worm farm going so i'll keep most of the pupae to change into beetles.

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