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    Quote Originally Posted by DrGreatScott View Post
    Do you have any pictures of the gecko missing its toes? I'm very curious how it compares to another I've seen.

    As far as substrate for your humid hide, I'd consider Reptisoil as long as the animals in question are all adult. It's great for humidity control, tends to absorb and retain it pretty well.
    Well, I plan on ordering eco earth here shortly and here- here’s Illusion. Poor guy wasn’t in the best home before I got him- he was housed with another male.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverfire View Post
    Well, I plan on ordering eco earth here shortly and here- here’s Illusion. Poor guy wasn’t in the best home before I got him- he was housed with another male.

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    Here's an uncommon moist hide substrate currently being used by @Geecko123. He uses it in his leo Citrine's moist hide and reports it does a great job staying moist.

    Natural Sea Sponges for warm moist hides from Amazon......Geecko123 -- May 2019
    Click: https://www.amazon.com/4-Pack-Sponge...2DXFQTT8QSM60H

    Amazon is currently sold out. Maybe someone else carries them.
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    So the ecoearth came in and one of the geckos has already buried herself in it. My male is giving it a wide berth and my other female just looked at it and went back to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverfire View Post
    I live in a swamp. Well. It’s technically a city now but it was a swamp before anything was built. And I can’t remember the brand for the life of me but it’s a stick on one. The house also has a built in humidity gauge with the AC so I do check the stick on readings against that and it’s fairly accurate.

    To give you an idea as to how humid my house can get, my sister had to order a new humid hut since her’s had grown a bit of mold (too much water in the paper towels) and her adult Leo had a completely clean shed the day in between ordering the hide and receiving it. There’s also yet to be a prob with stuck shed- even with mine who I believe lost all the toes on his front left foot due to stuck shed (I was buying crickets and petco had an actual leo adoption, so despite the fact I wasn’t looking to get another gecko I ended up with another one cause I had the money to buy a new tank and everything and I just fell in love with him. They don’t know how he lost his toes, but I’m just assuming it was stuck shed).

    But yeah. I live in an actual swamp so the humidity is really high in the summer. I’ve also been debating on getting a dig box for a while, as I know they do like to dig. I’m just trying to decide how big it should be rn.
    I'm backtracking some.

    Right now and into the summer with humidity as high as you state, you don't really need to keep a warm hide (or any hide) moist!

    When ambient room humidity dips below ~40%, then begin to moisten a warm hide again. I'm glad your home has a built in humidity gauge along with the A/C.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    I'm backtracking some.

    Right now and into the summer with humidity as high as you state, you don't really need to keep a warm hide (or any hide) moist!

    When ambient room humidity dips below ~40%, then begin to moisten a warm hide again. I'm glad your home has a built in humidity gauge along with the A/C.
    Haha, it’s a necessity here. We need to keep a close eye on the humidity to prevent mold. I’ll definitely check it daily to see if it’s above or below 40% and I’ll wet the humid hide substrate accordingly. My adult male has uh. Fallen in love with his ecoearth. Or he hates it. Half of it was outside the hide this morning haha. Also yes, he almost completely blocked the entrance with his ecoearth. One of my females is continuing to ignore it (she’s recently decided that hides are out of style so I’m not terribly surprised. She was sleeping in her calcium dish this morning). The other female hasn’t left the hide since I put it and the ecoearth in her tank- though she just went into shed so that could be it.

    The only one who doesn’t have any ecoearth is the juvenile, but that’s mainly because I’m worried he’ll eat it. Once he upgrades to a 20 gal I’ll switch him from paper towels to ecoearth. And that switch will happen in a few months- I’m waiting for the petco tank sale.

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