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    Sorry for the delayed response, the site would...

    Sorry for the delayed response, the site would not load for me for a few days. I was referring to an acaricide impregnated paper, just google "mite paper" and you should find it.
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    Honestly it depends on the mite, but the end...

    Honestly it depends on the mite, but the end truth of it is that if you don't see any signs then there's no point in panicking. You're probably right that the chances of infestation are extremely...
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    I immediately get the heeby jeebies whenever you...

    I immediately get the heeby jeebies whenever you run across a vendor that refuses to put prices up for their products.
  4. Well for starters, *my* first bioactive setup...

    Well for starters, *my* first bioactive setup didn't look anywhere near as good as yours does. How long do you have your lights on, and what kind of lights are they? What species of plants do you...
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    As a nocturnal animal, I have some doubts as to...

    As a nocturnal animal, I have some doubts as to the necessity of UV for a crested gecko. I certainly don't use one for my gecko. I also don't use UV on my plants apart from any incidental UV...
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    I can't make out what you bought. All you really...

    I can't make out what you bought. All you really need is drainage layer material (about 10 quarts from Josh's or NEHERP), an 18X18 substrate barrier, a few isopods, springtails and about 8 quarts of...
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    I'm not trying to be cruel or condescending, but...

    I'm not trying to be cruel or condescending, but any advice you get from an online source (regardless of education level) should probably be treated with a great and healthy dose of skepticism. I...
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    That would be way to small for anything but...

    That would be way to small for anything but microfauna. Geometrics are just for plants really, if there's no ventilation you'll end up with problems for anything big enough to stand out and anything...
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    Coat a cricket in CGD (wet, not dry) and feed in...

    Coat a cricket in CGD (wet, not dry) and feed in the same spot as the CGD. I had the same issue and got mine to eat that way.
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    It may be the the blow flies laid eggs onto the...

    It may be the the blow flies laid eggs onto the screening and the hatching larvae were able to make it down to the substrate.
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    I think I'd limit the mistking to come on only...

    I think I'd limit the mistking to come on only once a day. They need higher humidity (80-100%) for an hour or two to help with shedding, but for the rest of the time it should be around 60%.
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    Firstly, stop freaking out. To quote Catbug,...

    Firstly, stop freaking out. To quote Catbug, "Everything is going to OK". 68 - 77F is AOK. If you're super concerned, just put a light on the tank during the day. A regular 60watt bulb or even a...
  13. Looks like a roach to me. the spoon is super...

    Looks like a roach to me. the spoon is super clear, though not focused on the insect at all and I can make out the sternites and hind legs. Maybe the roach drowned in the dish or got away from your...
  14. Should be ok as long as you dust them and...

    Should be ok as long as you dust them and continue to offer the Pangea diet. I'd also offer the flies in the same spot as the Pangea so your gecko associates that spot with food. I actually did the...
  15. For my vivariums I use "Great Stuff" foam sealant...

    For my vivariums I use "Great Stuff" foam sealant for the backgrounds. I will clean up the glass and apply a thin layer of silicone so it has something firmer to hold onto (wait for it to dry before...
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    Sorry, but without having it under my dissecting...

    Sorry, but without having it under my dissecting scope it would be difficult to determine. Some sort of vermiform larva, but it could also be a worm. How sealed is your colony? Have you noticed...
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    Might want to add some branches since the...

    Might want to add some branches since the climbing space seems minimal. Plus you could encourage the ivy to grow up and around the branches.
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    It's really hard to tell from the picture. How...

    It's really hard to tell from the picture. How small are they? Do they fly? If I had to guess just on the picture (which my entomology mentors always warned me never to do in a professional...
  19. I've seen escaped isopods, but since they (like...

    I've seen escaped isopods, but since they (like the springtails) require high humidity they expire within a short time after the escape. I like begonias, creeping fig and Trandescantia sp.,...
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    Doesn't look like mites to me and that's my...

    Doesn't look like mites to me and that's my spe-cial-ity. When mites are on the animal they will be either in between the scales, or under them pushing the scale up. They also prefer places where...
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    I'm an acarologist, and I don't see anything that...

    I'm an acarologist, and I don't see anything that would lead me to believe your gecko has mites. Mites that parasitize hosts maintain water balance by ingesting it straight from the host. If...
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