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    Hello.
    I live in Ukraine. Therefore, English only with the help of Google translator. I am sorry.
    Please tell me what type of shelter is suitable for Lygodactylus Williamsi?
    What types of Repashy or Pangea food will work best?
    What vitamins to use? Thanks.
    P.S. I study the forum, but very slowly, unfortunately.

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    L williamsi care:
    vertical tank (30x30x45 cm is good) with real or fake plants so the gecko can climb and hide
    UVB light and additional hotter light for basking and heat
    Feed any kind of Repashy or Pangea (or any other crested gecko diet) 2-3 times a week
    Feed small crickets dusted with calcium and vitamin D3 2-3 times a week.
    I use Repashy Calcium Plus for the crickets. The fruit food also has the necessary supplements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    L williamsi care:
    vertical tank (30x30x45 cm is good) with real or fake plants so the gecko can climb and hide
    UVB light and additional hotter light for basking and heat
    Feed any kind of Repashy or Pangea (or any other crested gecko diet) 2-3 times a week
    Feed small crickets dusted with calcium and vitamin D3 2-3 times a week.
    I use Repashy Calcium Plus for the crickets. The fruit food also has the necessary supplements.

    Aliza
    You dust with D3 and use UVB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    L williamsi care:
    vertical tank (30x30x45 cm is good) with real or fake plants so the gecko can climb and hide
    UVB light and additional hotter light for basking and heat
    Feed any kind of Repashy or Pangea (or any other crested gecko diet) 2-3 times a week
    Feed small crickets dusted with calcium and vitamin D3 2-3 times a week.
    I use Repashy Calcium Plus for the crickets. The fruit food also has the necessary supplements.

    Aliza
    Thanks for the answer.
    I'm not sure that Google will translate correctly, but I will try to put the questions on points.
    1.
    Exo Terra 12 ”x 12” x 18 ”will be used as the terrarium.
    Main light: Exo Terra Reptile UVB100 13W + Exo Terra Natural Light 13W.
    Spot warming: Exo Terra Daylight Basking Spot 25W.
    Night heating: Exo Terra Heat Wave Rainforest 8 "x 8" 4W. (It will be installed under the bottom of the terrarium in the corner. I think this will create a temperature gradient.)
    This is what is available to me.
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    Feed:
    Repashy or Pangea is not for sale in Ukraine.
    But I have friends in Los Angeles and they can buy this food for me. They ask for the exact name. I have no experience with this feed.
    I chose these:
    REPASHY Crested Gecko MRP
    REPASHY SuperCal MeD
    Pangea Gecko Diet Breeding Formula
    Is this a good choice? If not, please tell me how it is correct?
    Also available to me such live food objects:
    Zophobas morio, Tenebrio molitor, Drosophila hydei, Blaptika dubia, white lice, colembola. These species go through a full cycle in my home.
    (I do not know how to catch small Blaptika dubia, which I can catch already large for my Lepidodactylus lugubris, I think they will be large for L williamsi. (If someone knows the method of catching small Blaptika dubia please tell me.)
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    Shelter:
    Is it possible to use bamboo segments for shelter? (As for Phelsuma). If so, how to install them? Vertically, horizontally or at an angle? What is the inner diameter and how long should these segments have?
    Thank you with respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sg612 View Post
    You dust with D3 and use UVB?
    Since I don't know for sure how much UVB the light is putting out (though I change them every 6 months or so) and I don't know how much CGD the gecko is eating, and I don't know if the gecko is getting to the crickets before they groom the supplement off, I figure that by doing all 3, one way or another the gecko will get supplementation.

    Aliza

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Thanks for the answer.
    I'm not sure that Google will translate correctly, but I will try to put the questions on points.
    1.
    Exo Terra 12 ”x 12” x 18 ”will be used as the terrarium.
    Main light: Exo Terra Reptile UVB100 13W + Exo Terra Natural Light 13W.
    Spot warming: Exo Terra Daylight Basking Spot 25W.
    Night heating: Exo Terra Heat Wave Rainforest 8 "x 8" 4W. (It will be installed under the bottom of the terrarium in the corner. I think this will create a temperature gradient.)
    This is what is available to me.
    2.
    Feed:
    Repashy or Pangea is not for sale in Ukraine.
    But I have friends in Los Angeles and they can buy this food for me. They ask for the exact name. I have no experience with this feed.
    I chose these:
    REPASHY Crested Gecko MRP
    REPASHY SuperCal MeD
    Pangea Gecko Diet Breeding Formula
    Is this a good choice? If not, please tell me how it is correct?
    Also available to me such live food objects:
    Zophobas morio, Tenebrio molitor, Drosophila hydei, Blaptika dubia, white lice, colembola. These species go through a full cycle in my home.
    (I do not know how to catch small Blaptika dubia, which I can catch already large for my Lepidodactylus lugubris, I think they will be large for L williamsi. (If someone knows the method of catching small Blaptika dubia please tell me.)
    3.
    Shelter:
    Is it possible to use bamboo segments for shelter? (As for Phelsuma). If so, how to install them? Vertically, horizontally or at an angle? What is the inner diameter and how long should these segments have?
    Thank you with respect.
    The cage sounds good.
    The smaller species, particularly the colembola and Drosophila hydei may actually be a bit too small for this species. I feed mine 1/4" crickets successfully, so if you can use equivalent sized Blaptika dubia, you may not need the smaller ones. Unless you can keep them in a bowl, the Tenebrio monitor may escape and hide. I have had more success with all my geckos with the Pangea fruit flavors: watermelon, fig and apricot (though my geckos don't really like the apricot). I think the day geckos will prefer fruit flavors.
    I usually install one piece of bamboo horizontally near the top under the basking light so the gecko can sit up there and be warm. The other pieces can be installed at different angles to make things interesting. These geckos do like to feel comfortable hiding and sometimes only being able to hide in the bamboo means they won't bask. Consider some kind of planting in the enclosure, adding a tall potted plant (like sansevieria) or a creeping plant (like pothos --Epipremnum aureus) or at least some fake plants.

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    Thank you.
    Living plants will certainly be.
    What say about vitamins?

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    1. Exo Terra Reptile UVB100 13W

    2. If someone knows the method of catching small Blaptika dubia please tell me.

    3. What say about vitamins?
    1. Exo Terra's UVB bulbs aren't very good. They don't provide much UVB at all.
    Have you access to Zoo Med's UVB compact fluorescent bulbs in the Ukraine or to Arcadia's UVB compact fluorescent bulbs?

    2. Do you have spoons one uses for measuring ingredients when cooking? Those "cupped" spoons are good for catching the smallest Blaptika dubia.

    3. Can you buy Nutrobal multivitamins and Calci Dust (plain calcium carbonate) in your country?
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    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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    Unfortunately, only Exo Terra lamps or Chinese without a name are available to me.
    Maybe I could ask my friends in America to buy a good lamp, but I need to know the exact name.
    Can you specify the exact name?
    Thank. Regards, Maxim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Unfortunately, only Exo Terra lamps or Chinese without a name are available to me.
    Maybe I could ask my friends in America to buy a good lamp, but I need to know the exact name.
    Can you specify the exact name?
    Thank. Regards, Maxim.
    Hi Maxim ~

    Here's the Zoo Med bulb that will probably be good for an Exo Terra 12 x 12 x 18 inch high enclosure. This Zoo Med bulb puts out reliable UVB.

    Zoo Med Reptisun 5.0 UVB mini compact fluorescent bulb - 13 watts
    Replace this bulb every year. The UVB rays get weak over time.

    Screw that bulb into either a 5.5 or an 8.5 inch diameter Fluker's fixture.
    Fluker's 5.5 inch diameter fixture

    Fluker's 8.5 inch diameter fixture

    Maybe those same fixtures are available without dimmers (rheostats)?
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 01-31-2019 at 06:44 AM.
    "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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