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    I did a little bit of digging for you, from other forums, and found out that deathhead and discoid roaches are legal to keep in Florida, that could have changed by now but most of the threads are only a couple of years old. Found nothing about hornworms but they're not much of a menace unless you grow tomatoes and tobacco. I know I saw someone link that lady's website in some thread on here, I can't remember who and it was not too long ago that I was looking at it. If you don't want the crickets to chirp, you can keep a night light on when it's dark near the thing you'll keep them in. Mine never chirped until I would cut all the lights off and went to bed. I had a savannah monitor that would try to tear his cage apart to go after waterbugs and roaches when they would creep into my herp room years ago.
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    Ooooh, nice tip! I'll do that, then. And YIKES, that must have been one big monitor! Thanks for that. I found similar results over at pangea (I think was the name) and other sites. I just want to hear it from the people that can arrest me, the people that know those people, or people that are licensed to sell that stuff before I go buying any. Call me paranoid, but the last thing I want is to get something on my record because of BUGS of all things. XD
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    LOL, I don't blame you. Hi my name is so and so and I got arrested for having roaches.....great way to start a job interview.

    He was about 4 1/2 ft long when I had to get rid of him, sweetest thing ever.
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    Oooh, sounds like it! It's a shame you had to, though. I bet he was a cutie. I just spent the past half hour playing with a very happy gecko.

    Lore was chirping at me to come out of her enclosure, and the second she was out she was on my shoulder, all perked up like "OK WHERE WE GOING?!". Lavi, on the other hand, was doing his best snake impression. He'd curled himself up in his moss with his head and the very end of his tail sticking out of the little burrow he'd made himself in his humid hide. Pretty funny, come to think of it. He kept glaring at us like "Keep it down, you two."

    I'm glad that these clowns are doing well, and that Lavi is starting to get back to his usual self. Granted, he's still not eating anywhere NEAR what he used to or on a regular basis, but there's nothing I can do about it at the moment.
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    OK, the crickets did not go over well with Lavi. I took their back legs off (to prevent escape) and put them in his bowl, and when he came out to investigate, he screamed at me until I took them out. Lore, on the other hand, snapped the suckers right up. But then, I think she'll eat anything at this point.

    I also took their weights (the scale I ordered finally got here after my last one broke). Lore is 7 inches long (I overestimated a bit, that girthy tail of hers threw me off) and weighs 31 grams, and Lavi is 6 inches long and holding steady at 17 grams.

    Does anyone know a thread that has something like average weight vs. length comparisons? I want to know how my babies stack up against others!
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    Lol that Lavi screamed until you took them out, that's too cute. As far as weight goes, every gecko is different. Cory(CWilson13) has a thread that he started about the weight of his gecko, there might be others that have posted the weights of theirs. Some take longer to get fatter and others don't. I was trying to find a weight comparison chart vs the length and had no luck.
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    True about that. It would be a great resource, but with different genetics, eating habits, and growth rates, it would be quite a chore to maintain.

    And yeah, he was probably all "WHAT?! I didn't order this TAKE IT BACK!" XD
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    Funny how Lavi reacted to crickets! After reading the weight at 6 inches, I had to go back and look at the photo you posted again. I'm really concerned about that weight, even though the picture didn't look too bad. I think the angle may be misleading though. Is there any way you can try to get a shot straight down from the top?

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    Hey, amsdadtodd. I checked his weight again, and he's reading at 19g. Trying to get him to hold still on the scale yesterday didn't go so well, but today I got him to hold still long enough for an accurate reading. I also took that pic for you. I apologize for the quality, since I only have my cell phone camera.

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    The vet did say it was possible he was trying to brumate, so I think that may be a cause. I'm tempted to raise the temps in his tank a bit, but I don't want to risk disturbing him (he's currently at 90 F on the hot side, ~85F in the humid hide, and 78 on the cool side). He's eating every 2 days or so (still only 2 mealworms each time), and his feces/urate is completely normal (albeit small, considering he's eating so little).

    His tail is back down to somewhat larger than it was when I got him. Like I said, he was eating fine and then he shed and just decided "I'm going on a diet". Trying to keep weight on him and convince him to eat has been quite a chore, to be completely honest, so I should have seen this coming.
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    Lavi does seem to be a good weight for his length. Try increasing the warm end a degree or two. Is your moist hide totally on the warm end?

    Set him up for weekly weigh-ins.
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