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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Is he working on the remaining shed?
    I believe it is all off. Hard to fully tell as he's under the hide. I'll be checking later today to confirm.
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    Quick update,

    I was able to move Anthem out of his hide and confirm all of the shed came off! Hooray! First shed successful (even though he never used the humid/moist hide).

    Also, the new hide I purchased arrived today and I have it in the tank with him now.

    One question on it, how much of the substrate (which is Sphagnum Moss) should I be putting inside this hide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccapasso View Post
    Quick update,

    I was able to move Anthem out of his hide and confirm all of the shed came off! Hooray! First shed successful (even though he never used the humid/moist hide).

    Also, the new hide I purchased arrived today and I have it in the tank with him now.

    One question on it, how much of the substrate (which is Sphagnum Moss) should I be putting inside this hide?
    , Anthem!

    Leave a small space for Anthem. Completely fill the rest of his new hide with loosely packed damp sphagnum moss.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 01-06-2021 at 06:55 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    I use Zoo Med's supplements for all my geckos. Here's the schedule I recommend for Anthem.

    Feed lightly dusted prey 3x per week.

    Monday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3
    Tuesday > > mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting
    Wednesday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate withOUT D3 (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium)
    Thursday > > mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting
    Friday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3
    Saturday > > mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting
    Sunday > > no food or free choice > > no dusting
    I ordered all of the supplements and everything arrived except the Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3 (this will be here between the 20-25th).

    Any suggested modifications to the schedule above until it arrives ?

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    I use Zoo Med's supplements for all my geckos. Here's the schedule I recommend for Anthem.

    Feed lightly dusted prey 3x per week.

    Monday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3
    Tuesday > > mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting
    Wednesday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with pure precipitated calcium carbonate withOUT D3 (Zoo Med's Repti Calcium or NOW human brand calcium)
    Thursday > > mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting
    Friday > > crickets or dubia lightly dusted with Zoo Med's ReptiVite multivitamins withOUT D3
    Saturday > > mealworms, superworms, or black soldier fly larvae (Phoenix worms) > > no dusting
    Sunday > > no food or free choice > > no dusting

    \/ \/ \/

    Until ZM Reptivite multivitamins withOUT D3 arrives, use this schedule instead. Be sure to check the expiration date on the multivitamins.

    Monday ~ Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3
    Wednesday ~ Zoo Med's Repti Calcium NO D3
    Friday ~ Zoo Med's Repti Calcium NO D3
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 01-07-2021 at 04:00 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    \/ \/ \/

    Until ZM Reptivite multivitamins withOUT D3 arrives, use this schedule instead.
    Monday ~ Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3
    Wednesday ~ Zoo Med's Repti Calcium NO D3
    Friday ~ Zoo Med's Repti Calcium NO D3

    Thank you.

    Safe to say that Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday/Sunday just keep to no dusting correct ?

    Also, with Anthem being small, I assume I am safe to stick with Mealworms and Baby Crickets for now correct ? Or should I look to incorporate some of the others ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccapasso View Post
    Thank you.

    Safe to say that Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday/Sunday just keep to no dusting correct ?

    Also, with Anthem being small, I assume I am safe to stick with Mealworms and Baby Crickets for now correct ? Or should I look to incorporate some of the others ?
    You're welcome.

    Correct! Only dust M-W-F. Many GU members have followed Schedule 124 for their young leos.

    Mealworms & young crickets are ideal!


    May I ask how old your daughter is?
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 01-07-2021 at 04:21 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    My oldest (who got the Leo for Xmas) is 10, turning 11 in June. Anthem is in her room on her dresser . She is dying to hold him, but I keep telling her to be patient and wait about a month.

    My youngest (who is fascinated by Anthem) is 5.
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    Crickets & mealworms get hungry too. Just think about the size of their intestinal tracts! It's important to feed them 24/7. Anthem IS what he eats! For moisture just place a paper towel right on top of the egg flats you use for crickets. Moisten that paper towel daily.

    I suggest ordering 1 pound of Professional Reptiles' Pro Gutload. Pro Gutload Insect Diet is also recommended for mealworm bedding. After opening, keep Pro Gutload Insect Diet in an airtight container.

    Aliza (GU's acpart) uses this already ground dry diet from "Professional Reptiles" for her mealworm/superworm bedding as well as for her insect and worm food.


    Here are different veggies & fruits that are also good for crickets!

    Gutload Ingredients for Bugs & Worms . . . . . . thanks to Olimpia -- August 2013

    "A commercial gut loading food like Bug Burger or Superload (both by Repashy), Cricket Crack, Dinofuel, etc. is going to make your life easier AND provide a nutritious diet to your crickets at the same time. Avoid Fluker's gutloads, as they are super feeble in their formulas.

    "If you opt for making your own gutload at home, here is a list of great ingredients to use:
    Best: mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion flowers & leaves, collard greens, escarole lettuce, papaya, watercress, and alfalfa.
    Good: sweet potato, carrots, oranges, mango, butternut squash, kale, apples, beet greens, blackberries, bok choy, and green beans.
    Dry food: bee pollen, organic non-salted sunflower seeds, spirulina, dried seaweed, flax seed, and organic non-salted almonds.
    Avoid as much as possible: potatoes, cabbage, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, corn, grains, beans, oats, bread, cereal, meat, eggs, dog food, cat food, fish food, canned or dead insects, vertebrates."
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 01-07-2021 at 04:54 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccapasso View Post
    My oldest (who got the Leo for Xmas) is 10, turning 11 in June. Anthem is in her room on her dresser . She is dying to hold him, but I keep telling her to be patient and wait about a month.

    My youngest (who is fascinated by Anthem) is 5.
    Thanks so much.

    Would it help both of them to have a "countdown" calendar where you circle the BIG date and X-out the other dates little by little?

    Each day they could take turns making that big X.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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