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    Strax is full grown, loves to eat and climb the tank walls. His tank is pretty basic right now but I'm looking to add more things to it as I have the time to make them (same thing with my leos). I haven't found much info on them but luckily the person I got Strax from has had them for the last 20 years so he's been giving me a lot of info about basic care.

    I'm planning on putting a potted plant or two (Pothos - I think I remember it being safe but if it's not, please let me know) in the tank. It's a 20 gallon tall tank and he's the only one going to live in there. I'm also planning on making some things out of foam and then sealing them. Also, we have some polyurethane left over from a project and I'm finding mixed opinions on using it (safe? time needed to cure to a safe level? etc.). Would that be ok to use or should I look for something else? Would lots of ledges with overhangs be best? So far he likes to stick to the glass, either behind or under something.

    I did figure out a way to feed him crickets (but will be looking for something more visually appealing) without them running loose in the tank. I put in an ice cream bucket with the crickets in them (crickets can't jump/climb out). The next morning the crickets were all eaten. I'm thinking of finding/making a little clear box that I can use for the same purpose.

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    I like and use Lee's hexagon Betta Keepers for some of my food dishes.

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    Strax is doing well. I've spent been making his home a bit more natural. The piece on the left side has lots of hiding places inside of it (it's open backed placed against the glass with paper taped to the outside of the tank so he feels hidden but I can peek if needed). Middle is some stacked bricks over his uth (warm hide basically). There's a branch leaning on it and a raised pothos plant. His food and water are on top of the bricks.IMG_20160411_174749365.jpg

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    Strax is getting a new enclosure. He's getting one of the ExoTerra front opening tanks that I got for a great price on cyber Monday (my other has already arrived but the one for Strax is backordered). He rarely wants to come out of hiding on top of his heat pad (underneath some stacked bricks). I'm hoping to make his new enclosure feel safer to him than his current one (picture in previous post isn't anywhere close to what it looks like now though). I've read in a few places that Turner's geckos like to have a basking spot so I'm looking for ideas for what type of heat lamp to get for him. He really seems to prefer things that aren't too bright since he mainly comes out in the evenings when it's darker (or when food is involved). I'm also looking for ideas for how to make his enclosure more natural (my other new tank came with a foam background so I don't know if the one for Strax will or not - if not, I can always modify the one from the other tank for Strax since my leo won't need it).

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    Anyone know if Turner's geckos need a heat lamp? I've seen some setups that have one and they say their gecko uses a basking spot. But Strax only comes out during the day on rare occasions when he's hungry enough. Otherwise he prefers coming out in the evening/night when it's dark. So I feel like a heat lamp would be silly since I don't think he'd use it. I am trying to find more ways to heat his tank though. I've got heat coil on the bottom and then he's going to have several ledges and other things to climb. One ledge will likely be heated a bit. I've got a bamboo tube thingy I'll have towards the top of his tank for him to hang out in (open on both ends). I'm hoping he likes his new tank since he doesn't seem to move around much in his current tank (although I do think I overfed him a bit so he's on the chunky side, lol).

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