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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...
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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.
  7. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Thread: Pls help

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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  20. 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.
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    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-...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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