Search:

Type: Posts; User: Herpin Man

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    8
    Views
    380

    I second the powdered coconut husk suggestion....

    I second the powdered coconut husk suggestion.
    Here's a suggestion for cutting a nice entrance hole in food containers- use a hot soldering iron, and melt an opening. It's easy to get smooth edges...
  2. Replies
    1
    Views
    298

    I've been using banded crickets lately. I really...

    I've been using banded crickets lately. I really like them due to their longevity- I can buy more at a lower unit cost, and not have them die before they can be fed off. The most reasonable price...
  3. Do they seem to be weaker than normal in any way?...

    Do they seem to be weaker than normal in any way?
    That they appear to be on the brink of shedding when they die suggests excessive humidity, or insufficient airflow.
    Here's how I minimize that in...
  4. Yes. You can find clear plastic tubs in a variety...

    Yes. You can find clear plastic tubs in a variety of sizes on places like Target and Wal Mart. They are easy to carry, clean, drill air holes into, etc.
    If you are using a plastic tub only as a...
  5. Thread: Pls help

    by Herpin Man
    Replies
    7
    Views
    408

    I have the same issue with Coleonyx, which are...

    I have the same issue with Coleonyx, which are skittish, dainty little geclos. I don't like to handle them, so I simply use a container that they can't climb out of- such as a tall yogurt cup- lay it...
  6. Replies
    5
    Views
    586

    Lots of people in the herp hobby despise tubs and...

    Lots of people in the herp hobby despise tubs and rack systems. I'm not one of them. While they aren't appropriate for some species, and some are certainly better than others, they do have their...
  7. Replies
    2
    Views
    992

    I've never used it- in fact, I've never used any...

    I've never used it- in fact, I've never used any prepared insect based food. I can't speak to the nutritional aspect of it either.
    However, most insectivorous reptiles and amphibians will only eat...
  8. Replies
    2
    Views
    1,470

    There usually is nothing wrong with letting the...

    There usually is nothing wrong with letting the crickets run freely about the enclosure. The gecko will chase them down at night- I promise. It may take a while, though, if there are many tiny...
  9. Better at what? Whichever species you prefer is...

    Better at what?
    Whichever species you prefer is what you should get. Both are easy for beginners to keep, if that's what you're asking.
  10. Replies
    2
    Views
    825

    This may not help you much, but I've about given...

    This may not help you much, but I've about given up on good ground cover. I've tried spike moss, baby tears, creeping Jenny, creeping fig- all could work, but not having much of a green thumb myself-...
  11. Replies
    9
    Views
    10,688

    Unless you grout or silicone between the tiles,...

    Unless you grout or silicone between the tiles, it may be hard to clean.
    Personally, I don't see the value in using tile as a substrate, except to create a basking spot. They can't dig in it or...
  12. Replies
    2
    Views
    2,083

    If you used a lid on the dubia enclosure, escapes...

    If you used a lid on the dubia enclosure, escapes would be minimized, and a heat pad would be easier to use. Otherwise, you are limited to using a pad that is smaller than the outer enclosure. It...
  13. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,601

    They do like to burrow, and if there are no...

    They do like to burrow, and if there are no branches or plants that reach the top, it is unlikely that it was able to escape.
    I would advise against any unnecessary handling until the gecko is...
  14. Replies
    3
    Views
    712

    Missing toes is very common in leopard geckos. It...

    Missing toes is very common in leopard geckos. It is usually due to stuck sheds, which is due to lack of a moist area in the enclosure. With the number of missing toes in the photos, stuck sheds are...
  15. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,116

    I don't keep crested geckos, but I do keep the...

    I don't keep crested geckos, but I do keep the closely related gargoyle geckos. I don't give them UVB. They grow, thrive, and reproduce well without it.
    However, many herp hobbyists are beginning to...
  16. Replies
    3
    Views
    971

    1) Would a mourning gecko be happy by itself? Iím...

    1) Would a mourning gecko be happy by itself? Iím not interested in breeding them (although they do reproduce on their own), but Iíve heard that theyíll only lay eggs with other geckos present, is...
  17. Thread: Impaction?

    by Herpin Man
    Replies
    1
    Views
    760

    If it's pooping, it isn't impacted. A winter...

    If it's pooping, it isn't impacted.
    A winter slowdown is normal and expected. If the appetite drops off to nothing, increasing the heat is probably a good idea, but otherwise, all sounds normal.
  18. My son goes to school in nearby Kenosha, WI, so...

    My son goes to school in nearby Kenosha, WI, so for as long as he's attending there, we will probably be going to the fall show.
  19. There's a good chance I'll be going again next...

    There's a good chance I'll be going again next year.
  20. I was there too. Great little symposium, I hope...

    I was there too. Great little symposium, I hope it continues. I also brought my son, who enjoyed discussing his Coleonyx project with Nathan.
  21. Replies
    46
    Views
    64,798

    Those are really nice geckos. They seem to have...

    Those are really nice geckos. They seem to have qualities of both leopards and fat tails.
  22. Replies
    4
    Views
    6,346

    I suggest covering the screen 3/4 or so, and see...

    I suggest covering the screen 3/4 or so, and see what effect that has on the humidity.
  23. Replies
    4
    Views
    6,346

    Here's what I do in this situation: First, put...

    Here's what I do in this situation:
    First, put the gecko in a deli cup with wet paper towels. Leave it for a half hour or so. Don't forget the air holes!
    Then, gently peel off the loose skin-...
  24. Replies
    3
    Views
    2,460

    Eublepharis hardwickii temperament

    What is the temperament of Eublepharis hardwickii like, compared to the standard leopard gecko?
    Someone told me that they are very placid, like the African fat tailed gecko. I've never had...
  25. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,332

    Bigger is better. Just make sure that there are...

    Bigger is better. Just make sure that there are plenty of hiding places. That whole "large cages stress them out" is a newbie myth.
Results 1 to 25 of 146
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4