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    Disturbing or handling right before feeding can...

    Disturbing or handling right before feeding can throw them off feed- suppress their appetite, so to speak.
    Handling after feeding can cause them to regurgitate.
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    I think you’re trying too hard. Juveniles are...

    I think you’re trying too hard.
    Juveniles are going to be flighty, no matter what you do. As adults, they generally settle down. Attempts to handle or tame them while young may or may not help, in...
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    North American Gecko Symposium

    I havenít seen anything about the gecko symposium at the Tinley show coming up.
    Does anyone know if this is happening?
  4. It may be too far gone. But, if it were mine, I...

    It may be too far gone.
    But, if it were mine, I would set it up in a very small enclosure with a very small hide, such as a piece of cardboard, with one end bent down so the gecko could hide under...
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    I work with western banded geckos (C. variegatus...

    I work with western banded geckos (C. variegatus variegatus). I have lots of hatchlings right now, and possibly a pair of young adults I’d let go.
    PM me if you’d like more info.
  6. Never, ever, release non-native insects.

    Never, ever, release non-native insects.
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    It probably would work. Using heat tape or pads...

    It probably would work. Using heat tape or pads inside a cage isn't something that I personally am likely to do.
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    I recommend PVC. Melamine deteriorates quickly...

    I recommend PVC. Melamine deteriorates quickly when it gets wet.
    Heat tape and pads won’t give you sufficient heat, as it will have to pass through 1/2” of material. Your best option would be to use...
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    This is a fan-footed gecko.

    This is a fan-footed gecko.
  10. Looks like a Mediterranean gecko.

    Looks like a Mediterranean gecko.
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    These sound interesting. Do you know of anyone...

    These sound interesting. Do you know of anyone selling them in the USA?
  12. Thread: Escaped!

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    Baiting it with food isn’t likely to work. Try...

    Baiting it with food isn’t likely to work.
    Try placing damp towels along walls and in corners. The gecko is likely to seek moisture, and hide under a towel when it encounters one on its nightly...
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    Fauna classifieds closed down the BOI about a...

    Fauna classifieds closed down the BOI about a year ago. There were too many people who had received bad reviews that were threatening to sue, and too few users supporting the site financially.
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    It sounds like your feeding methodology is...

    It sounds like your feeding methodology is disturbing them to the point of throwing them off feed.
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    Since you didn't describe how you are keeping...

    Since you didn't describe how you are keeping them, it's difficult to trouble shoot. I no longer work with leopard geckos, but I do work with African fat tailed geckos. I'll describe how I get...
  16. Thread: Tiny bugs

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    No. They are unlikely to reproduce to the point...

    No. They are unlikely to reproduce to the point of annoyance, and even if they did, they really aren’t harmful.
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    Yup. There’s eating lizard poop, and there’s me....

    Yup. There’s eating lizard poop, and there’s me. Freely associated with each other in the minds of herpetoculturists everywhere, I reckon.
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    Springtails. They eat lizard poop, so they are...

    Springtails. They eat lizard poop, so they are good to have around.
  19. Allow it to sit in a container with wet paper...

    Allow it to sit in a container with wet paper towels for a half hour or so. Then, use a wet paper towel to grip the foot, and peel off the skin. This works much better than q tips.
    The sooner you...
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    Pruinosis are great consumers of lizard poop....

    Pruinosis are great consumers of lizard poop. They climb, but may not be very effective at cleaning leaves. However they do reproduce quickly. They also will consume any wood decor, such as...
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    Overheating is a much greater danger than being...

    Overheating is a much greater danger than being too cool. I would Keep the probe on the warm end, and spot check the temps on the cool end, adjusting as needed.
  22. I like banded crickets for their durability, but...

    I like banded crickets for their durability, but there are few suppliers of them. I've used buyfeedercrickets.com, Josh's frogs, and Rainbow Mealworms. My experience with these three has been...
  23. Your gecko is not sick. That's an infertile egg....

    Your gecko is not sick. That's an infertile egg. Reproductive females often lay them, even in the absence of a male.
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    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...
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    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...
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