Linked Gecko Care Articles

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Elizabeth Freer

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Here's wishing ALL geckophiles & geckos a happy, healthy, 2024!


Hey there, Geckophiles ~
Welcome!

This thread, Linked Gecko Care Articles, contains random articles that may benefit your geckos or add joy to keeping them.

This thread contains the most up-to-date information!

This thread is informative only! Most other Geckos Unlimited threads are interactive.

Enjoy!

Liz



#142 = Linked Gecko Care Articles
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For link 0 click: Leopard Gecko Care Sheet

For link 1 click: Leopard Geckos: From Mating to Egg Laying to Incubating . . . . . . Saskia

For link 2 click: Fecal Sample Collection Procedure

For link 3 click: Leopard Gecko Genetics: Morph Calculators, et cetera

For link 4 click: 7 Stuck Shed Humidity Box Assists for a gecko's toes, body, head, & eyes . . . . . . Elizabeth Freer -- January 2023 (update)

For link 5 click: Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Phoenix/calci/repti worms & NutriGrubs) Care

For link 6 click: Gecko Slurry Recipe...by Marcia McGuiness

For link 7 click: Tips for Impaction . . . . . . PoppyDear -- July 2017 + others

For link 8 click: Assist Feeding for Off-Foods Geckos (+ Oxbow's Critical Care CARNIVORE) -- May 2022 (update)

For link 9 click: Leopard Gecko Echo: vermiculite in eye --"Pirate Echo" wearing eye patch ;-)

For link 10 click: Raising Awareness re “Big Box Quality” Pet Store Leos, et cetera -- May 2015

For link 11 click: "Insect Hydration" . . . . . . Maurice Pudlo -- December 2012

For link 12 click: Superworm (Zophobas morio) Feeding CautionS . . . . . . cricket4u -- April 2023 (update)

For link 13 click: Exemplary Custom Leopard Gecko Habitats: Zelda & Yoshi’smom (Kelly)

For link 14 click: Phosphorus Interactions with Calcium . . . . . . Melissa Kaplan

For link 15 click: Nutrobal multivitamins, et cetera -- December 2023 (corrected))

For link 16 click: Nekton-Rep vitamins -- April 2016

For link 17 click: 2016 Homemade Incubator Instructions . . . . . . Elizabeth Freer -- January 2023 (update)

For link 18 click: Gut Loading Bugs & Worms for your Geckos -- January 2019 (update)

For link 19 click: Repta+Boost Instructions for Severely Malnourished 1-5 gram Geckos

For link 20 click: Purchasing a Leopard Gecko

For link 21 click: Cryptosporidiosis: disinfecting, Mail Order test, + links

For link 22 click: GU’s Admin Hilde on Calcium, Vitamin A, & D3 Interactions, et cetera: posts 22, 48, 85, ***96: vits + CaCO3***

For link 23 click: Cricket Care Guidelines I . . . . . . Elizabeth Freer -- April 2023 (update)

For link 24 click: Calcium powders with D3 ONLY + Sticky Tongue Farms Miner-All Indoor with D3 -- July 2021 (update)

For link 25 click: All about Dandelions + other nutrition links

For link 26 click: Tony Perkins’ product links for his 4th grade class Leo Cleo

For link 27 click: Seramis Incubation Medium . . . . . . with GU Admin Hilde's comments -- 2010

For link 28 click: Pros & Cons of Common Substrates . . . . . . Melissa Kaplan -- Jan 2014

For link 29 click: Zoo Med's ReptiVite™ multivitamins with Scott Stahl, DVM

For link 30 click: Proven Trap for Catching Escaped Geckos . . . . . . Elizabeth Freer

For link 31 click: Other Custom Leo Cage Furniture

For link 32 click: Sticky Tongue Farms Miner-all (Indoor, Outdoor) & Vit-All Supplements

For link 33 click: Hornworm Care Guidelines -- May 2024 (update)

For link 34 click: Powdered Assist Foods: Oxbow’s Critical Care CARNIVORE, Lafeber's Emeraid for Carnivors, & Fluker's Repta+Boost

For link 35 click: Cleaning Reptile Cages . . . . . . cricket4u thread inc BBB steam cleaner link -- March 2012

For link 36 click: Reptile Supply Co: "Wholesale Reptile Supplies & Feeders" -- April 2023 (update)

For link 37 click: Necropsy/Histopathology Protocol

For link 38 click: Humidity too Low? Add a Layered Substrate to that Enclosure!

For link 39 click: 100% Pure/Plain Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Powders

For link 40 click: Exo Terra Enclosure for a leopard gecko: 36 x 18 x 18 inches tall . . . . . . Elizabeth Freer -- May 2023 (update)

For link 41 click: Senior Leos (10 yo & older), Giants & Super Giants, "your First Leo"

For link 42 click: Repashy Products: Calcium Plus--all-in-one multivitamin, RescueCal+--calcium + magnesium supplement, Bug Burger, Grub Pie

For link 43 click: Zoo Med Under Tank Heat Mats are NOT reusable

For link 44 click: Bean Farm's Flexwatt Heat Tape Info Sheet. Stick on with (heat resistant ?) aluminum tape around the edges & with tape rolls all over (shawn101). Check Aliza’s Nashua tape.

For link 45 click: Feeder Insect Research . . . . . . Mark D. Finke, PhD -- 2015 & 2005

For link 46 click: Heat Mats (UTHs): Zoo Med Repti-Therm, Ultratherm, Fluker's, IntelliTemp, & Kane

For link 47 click: Are Waxworms Addictive? . . . . . . Zux -- July 2017

For link 48 click: Can plain calcium carbonate be overdosed?

For link 49 click: (now missing forever)

For link 50 click: Health Questionnaire . . . . . . January 2023 (update)

For link 51 click: Leopard Gecko Research . . . . . . Hilde

For link 52 click: Silkworm Care Guidelines -- May 2023 (update)

For link 53 click: Golden Gate Gecko's Bug Slurry . . . . . . comments by Mark Burgess, DVM

For link 54 click: Miscellaneous Facts about Leopard Geckos

For link 55 click: UVB lighting . . . . . . Zoo Med & Arcadia -- July 2018 (update)

For link 56 click: Significantly Increasing Ambient Humidity in a Leo Enclosure . . . . . . GU's ebross67

For link 57 click: Harmful Wood for Reptiles

For link 58 click: TetraFauna Supplements -- Tetrafauna's ReptoCal's all-in-one multivitamin has changed. The new label shows different values.

For link 59 click: Thermostats: Hydrofarm's Jump Start MTPRTC, Inkbird, Apollo, & Zilla

For link 60a click: Heating Melamine & Wooden Enclosures: Hilde, mecoat, acpart, JIMI & 60b (post 117) -- continues with JIMI’s leopard gecko Theseus’ enclosure

For link 61 click: Female Leopard Gecko (very slight tremors when walking) . . . . . . dbott67 + Zux

For link 62 click: Vitamin D/D3 Dosage Research ~ Douglas R. Mader, DVM & Mark Burgess, DVM

For link 63 click: Wooden Enclosures for Leopard Geckos

For link 64 click: Why won't leos chase crickets? . . . . . . cricket4u -- June 2013

For link 65 click: Treating Reptile Mites -- needs updating

For link 66 click: Leopard Geckos not eating? . . . . . . acpart -- 2009 & 2010, cricket4u -- 2013, & kholtme’s sticky -- 2015

For link 67 click: Cannibalism in Leopard Geckos . . . . . . Hilde -- March 2013 (+ pdf)

For link 68 click: Enigma Syndrome Information

For link 69 click: Minimum Leopard Gecko Enclosure Dimensions . . . . . . cricket4u -- July 2013

For link 70 click: Why are 10 gallon kits inadequate for leopard geckos? . . . . . . Muffins94 -- Aug 2013

For link 71 click: The Importance of Regular Fecal Exams

For link 72 click: Three Common Causes of Thin Tail, Anorexia, Lethargy, et cetera

For link 73 click: How to configure heat cables? . . . . . . kholtme -- Aug 2015 with link

For link 74 click: Pakistan: A Leopard Geckos' Homeland

For link 75 click: Caught! . . . . . . dbott67's night videos of leo Mushu eating & drinking

For link 76 click: Establishing Photoperiods for Leopard Geckos

For link 77 click: Gecko Multivitamins -- August 2022 (update)

For link 78 click: Update pending ----> "Locusts: Nutritional Comments"

For link 79 click: Beneficial "Pests"---natural mite solution: USA & UK links . . . . . . Elizabeth Freer

For link 80 click: Repashy SuperLoad Insect Gutload Formula

For link 81 click: Leopard Gecko Care Sheet (abbreviated show handout) -- April 2023 (update)

For link 82 click: Why does my leo hide all the time - there is hope! . . . . . . GU's congener329 -- 2014

For link 83 click: Albers' All Purpose Poultry Feed

For link 84 click: Customized Leopard Gecko Husbandry . . . . . . cricket4u

For link 85 click: Vitamin D3 + regulated pure Calcium carbonate = Healthy Reptile Bones

For link 86 click: Nutrition Links . . . . . . GU's JIMI -- May 2014

For link 87 click: Leopard Gecko Care Sheet ("bare bones only") -- April 2023 (update)

For link 88 click: "Assessing Reptile Welfare Using Behavioural Criteria" -- March 2013 (with cricket4u link)

For link 89 click: Reptile Gout . . . . . . Kenneth Lopez, DVM & others

For link 90 click: Sand Removal Surgery on a Leopard Gecko – LIVE video coverage!

For link 91 click: Articles: "Vitamin D3 & Calcium" & "Vitamin A" . . . . . . Kenneth Lopez, DVM

For link 92 click: Nutritional Analyses of Feeders charts . . . . . . Mark Finke, PhD + DubiaRoaches.com

For link 93 click: Springtails . . . . . . Hilde -- Aug 2014 & CrestedRick -- May 2015

For link 94 click: Successful Rescue Thread links

For link 95 click: "Vitamin A in Chameleons: Friend or Foe?" . . . . . . Ivan Alfonso, DVM

For link 96 click: Supplementation & Diet: bugs, worms, & geckos . . . . . . Hilde - July 2014

For link 97 click: Butterworms: Nutritional Content & Care . . . . . . Frank Indiviglio, herpetologist

For link 98 click: Common Mealworm & Superworm Dry Diets & Beddings -- Use something else!

For link 99 click: Mealworm & Superworm Breeding . . . . . . acpart, Hilde, & swisswiss -- April 2021 (update)

For link 100 click: Shipping Tips for Geckos . . . . . . Elizabeth Freer -- July 2023 (update)

For link 101 click: Cork Round Planters . . . . . . CrestedRick -- June 2014

For link 102 click: Particulate Substrates & Impaction Cautions for Leopard Geckos!

For link 103 click: Balancing Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3 + Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins without D3 -- with Scott Stahl, DVM

For link 104 click: Is a hamster ball/wheel good exercise for a leopard gecko?

For link 105 click: Yellow Urates: Potential Causes . . . . . . DVM feedback -- Jan 2015

For link 106 click: Under tank heat mats (UTHs): Dimensions versus Wattages

For link 107 click: UVB lighting versus powdered D3 for leopard geckos? . . . . . . Geckologist.tj

For link 108 click: Ceramic Heat Emitters (CHEs)

For link 109 click: Vionate Powder & Osteo-Form SA Powder

For link 110 click: My ~10.5 yo leo Cha's enclosure tour . . . . . . Elizabeth Freer -- Jan 2015

For link 111 click: Repashy's Calcium Plus: vitamin D content + forms of vitamin D . . . . . . Hilde

For link 112 click: Cricket Care Guidelines II . . . . . . April 2023 (update)

For link 113 click: Gecko Time articles . . . . . . acpart (Aliza Arzt), editor

For link 114 click: Awesome Leo Hides Handmade with River Rocks . . . . . . GU's JessJohnson87

For link 115 click: Insights on Ovulating Leopard Geckos . . . . . . GU's arawn from France -- 2015

For link 116 click: Proportional Thermostats

For link 117 (& 60a) click: Placement of UTHs & Heat Cables Inside Melamine & Wooden Leo Enclosures . . . . . . JIMI -- October 2015

For link 118 click: Repashy's RescueCal+ (former product) . . . . . . Summer 2015

For link 119 click: UVB Lighting for Leopard Geckos: Only with ~48 inch + long vivarium . . . . . . GU’s JIMI

For link 120 click: Metabolic Bone Disease PDF: Improvement is Possible!!! . . . . . . Eric Klaphake, DVM -- 2010

For link 121 click: "Leopard Gecko Diseases and Care" . . . . . . Pacific Veterinary Conference -- 2015

For link 122 click: Water Treatment Precautions . . . . . . GU's amsdadtodd (Todd Sandahl) -- Jan 2016

For link 123 click: Taming your Leopard Gecko . . . . . . GU's mecoat, Zux (Shane), & others

For link 124 click: Weekly Feeding & Supplement Schedule 124 for leopard geckos 0-12 months old

For link 125 click: Weekly Feeding & Supplement Schedule 125 for leopard geckos 12-18 months old

For link 126 click: Weekly Feeding & Supplement Schedule 126 for leopard geckos 18 months old +

For link 127 click: Housing Leopard Geckos Alone . . . . . . GU's Zux (Shane) -- July 2016

For link 128 click: Natural History & Biology of Eublepharis macularius . . . . . . Hilde -- August 2016

For link 129 click: Geckos' Night Vision

For link 130 click: An Exceptional Custom Built Leo Terrarium! . . . . . . GU's srm2069 -- Sept 2016

For link 131 click: DIY Incubator . . . . . . GU's Black Swamp Reptiles (Jake Schoen)

For link 132 click: Why I use & highly recommend Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3 & Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins without D3 for geckos . . . . . . Elizabeth Freer

For link 133 click: Leo Merlin's struggles with gout . . . . . . GU's Samurai Drifter -- December 2016

For link 134 click: Leo Merlin's struggles with gout (continued): Vitamin D3 Overdosage in an Actual Leopard Gecko! . . . . . . Samurai Drifter -- 2017 threads

For link 135 click: Supplement Overdose Cure for leopard gecko leg tremors . . . . . . Zux + -- April 2021 (update)

For link 136 click: Important Links

For link 137 click: Arcadia Reptile's EarthPro-A (multivitamin/multi-mineral) & EarthPro Calcium + Magnesium

For link 138 click: More Info -- Feb 2017

For link 139 click: Silver SulfaDiazine (SSD) 1% Creme . . . . . . Yossarian -- April 2017

For link 140 click: 'Lighting' Locations & Links in/near Portland, Oregon USA . . . . . . Irish Eyes -- May 2023 (update)

For link 141 click: Leopard Geckos Respond to 5 Types of Environmental Enrichment . . . . . . pdf -- 2016

For link 142 click: Linked Gecko Care Articles

For link 143 click: UVB and Nocturnal Reptiles [*** Interactions between Vitamin D3, Calcium Carbonate, & UVB] . . . . . . Andy Tedder (UK)

For link 144 click: Schedule(s) 144: Repashy's Calcium Plus (all-in-one) multivitamins for Leopard Geckos . . . . . . acpart (Aliza Arzt)

For link 145 click: Shipping Guidelines for Geckos . . . . . . Elizabeth Freer -- July 2023 (update)

For link 146 click: Albey's "How to Incubate Leopard Gecko Eggs"

For link 147 click: UVB for Leopard Geckos & other herps . . . . . . Frances Baines DVM + others -- December 2020 (update)
For link 148 click: *** Gutload Ingredients for Bugs & Worms *** . . . . . . Olimpia Martinotti -- September 2023 (update)

For link 149 click: Clinical Effects of Short-term UVB Exposure in Leopard Geckos -- 2015

For link 150 click: Preventing Diseases in our Leopard Geckos . . . . . . Elizabeth Freer -- April 2020 (update)

For link 151 click: How much UVB does my reptile need? . . . . . . Dr. Frances M. Baines (GU's lilacdragon),+ -- January 2016

For link 152 click: Evaluation of β-carotene assimilation in leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) -- 2015/2016 research

For link 153 click: Quarantine Recommendations . . . . . . Elizabeth Freer -- January 2023 (update)

For link 154 click: UVB Weekly Feeding & Supplement Schedule 154 for leopard geckos 0-12 months old

For link 155 click: UVB Weekly Feeding & Supplement Schedule 155 for leopard geckos 12-18 months old

For link 156 click: UVB Weekly Feeding & Supplement Schedule 156 for leopard geckos 18 months old +

For link 157 click: ***** Best Practices using UVB through mesh on top of a 20 gallon LONG enclosure: 30 x 12 x 12 inches TALL for a leopard gecko . . . . . . GU's Marillion, Fran Baines DVM, & Elizabeth Freer -- March 2024 (update) *****

For link 158 click: Gaze following in an asocial reptile (Eublepharis macularius) -- March 2019 pdf

For link 159 click: Q & A with Scott Stahl, DVM -- June 2019 Herpeton Conference (video by Brian Kusko -- Triple B TV Episode 194)

For link 160 click: First Records of the Common Leopard Gecko . . . . . . in Nepal -- April 2019 (IRCF Reptiles and Amphibians Journal)

For link 161 click: Arcadia Reptile's heating & lighting products -- May 2023 (update)

For link 162 click: Top 10 Safe Plants for Leopard Geckos | BIOACTIVE ARID TANK . . . . . . British Lady LeopardGecko -- February 2020

For link 163 click: Slate Cheese Trays 16" x 12" (ACTUAL measurements = 15 & 5/8" x 11.8" x 0.3 inches thick) for Leo Substrate . . . . . . Gutler & Odinsmom -- May 2022 (update)

For link 164 click: Keeping & Breeding Multiple Feeder Roaches + Kyle's self-cleaning dubia roach setup -- May 2020

For link 165 click: Managing Egg-binding (dystocia) in Leopard Geckos . . . . . . Doctors Foster & Smith Information

For link 166 click: 'Persistent Gecko Tail Biting Behavior' Remedy (including tail shed data) . . . . . . Elizabeth Freer -- 29 April 2023 (update)

For link 167 click: Arcadia Reptile's Interactive UV Index Lighting Guide for Crepuscular Species

For link 168 click: ***** State-of-the-Art practices using UVB through mesh with an Exo Terra 36 x 18 x 18 inch tall enclosure for a leopard gecko . . . . . . Ben Van Nest, Fran Baines DVM, & Elizabeth Freer -- May 2023 (update) *****

For link 169 click: Do ALL Reptiles NEED FULL Spectrum Light? | Dr. Frances Baines -- 26 September 2021

For link 170 click: ***** Best Gut Loading Plan Using Modern Science . . . . . . Liam Sinclair -- 29 July 2021

For link 171 click: Esther Laue's ~42 yo female leopard gecko Grossmutterchen who lives with her in Germany . . . . . . Esther Laue -- December 2019

For link 172 click: The Art of High-Level Gut Loading . . . . . . Reptiles and Research Podcast 1 (Liam Sinclair) -- 2022

For link 173 click: SAFE methods for hydrating our geckos' feeder bugs & worms . . . . . . Elizabeth Freer -- April 2023

For link 174 click: Observations Regarding Gecko Supplement Frequency versus Zoo Med's Natural ADULT Bearded Dragon Food as a 24/7/365 Cricket Dry Maintenance Diet since 2015 . . . . . . Elizabeth Freer -- 25 April 2024 (update)

For link 175 click: 2023 Explanation of Heating and Lighting for Reptiles . . . . . . Roman Muryn -- 2023

For link 176 click: A Look at Heat Projectors . . . . . . Roman Muryn -- 2022 (?)

For link 177 click: Did the Biggest Mystery in Herpetology History just get solved? | Delcourt's Giant Gecko

For link 178 click: ***** Open Letter to the EU Commission for Exception to Ban on Lighting Products for Animal Welfare (pdf - version 1) ***** -- 20 September 2023

For link 179 click: Guide to Reptile UVB Lamp Selection Without a Solar Meter . . . . . . Ayana Evans -- 18 September 2023

For link 180 click: 8 foot viv reworked for a Leopard Gecko . . . . . . Roman Muryn -- September 2023

For link 181 click: ABG Mix - The Classic Terrarium Substrate (+ Recipe) . . . . . . by Terrarium Tribe's Dan & Rae -- May 2023
Here's the ideal substrate for African Fat-tailed geckos!

For link 182 click: REPTILE LIGHTING: Fundamentals you NEED to KNOW . . . . . . Thomas Griffiths -- ~July 2023

For link 183 click: Recent Nutritional Studies of Feeder Insects discussed by Ayana Evans with Mark Finke, PhD & Nutritionist -- 8 December 2023

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Products & Services Resource List
* Arcadia products:
In USA stores: Light Your Reptiles, Reptile Basics, Reptile Supply Company (?), Pangea Reptiles, & PetSmart [as of ~June 2022]
* Armstrong's Cricket Farm:
800-658-3408 (Georgia)
* Association of Reptile & Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV): Click: https://arav.site-ym.com/search/custom.asp?id=3661
* Avian Biotech International:
800-514-9672 [mail order crypto tests & fecals]
* Bean Farm: 866-708-5882 The Bean Farm has new owners. Their home base is now Norman, Oklahoma.
* Big Apple Pet Supply: 561-397-3977 [Beats advertised prices by 5%]
* Coastal Silkworms: USA East Coast & USA West Coast facilities
* Etsy .com: Sells small slate rocks ideal for creating gecko hides/caves. Amazon sells coaster-size & larger flat slate ideal for leopard gecko basking platforms.
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* Fluker's Cricket Farms: 800-735-8537 (Louisiana)
* Ghann's Cricket Farm: 706-863-8758 (Georgia)
* Great Lakes Hornworm: Chief Hornworm = Rob
* Josh’s Frogs: 800-691-8178 Carries Repashy's Superhorn(worm) gutload diet/gel premix & may have Brewer's yeast in bulk.
* Light Your Reptiles: In the USA: Arcadia's ShadeDweller UVB lighting + Arcadia's Deep Heat Projectors (50 watts & 80 watts): 207-588-7210 LightYourReptiles@yahoo.com
* LLL Reptile and Supply Company: Customer Service: 760-439-8492. Located in California: CustomerCare@LLLreptile.com
* Northwest ZooPath: Michael Garner DVM (Monroe, Washington) -- Does necropsies & histopathologies. Be sure to refrigerate your animal immediately after death; do NOT freeze it! Bring this animal to your vet ASAP for most definitive results. You may have to go through your vet to receive Dr. Garner's services.
* Oxbow's Carnivore Care: 800-249-0366 (info@OxbowAnimalHealth.com)
* Pangea Reptile supplies: 616-970-4083 Carries Arcadia ShadeDweller UVB fixtures
* PetSmart: Added some Arcadia products as of ~June 2022; carries Repashy too
* Purina Layena Crumbles: 800-227-8941
* Rainbow Mealworms: 310-635-1494 Carries only Gryllodes sigillatus crickets + other bugs & worms
* Repashy: 855-737-2749
* Reptile Basics: (336-308-5767) Carries some Arcadia products like Arcadia ShadeDweller UVB lighting. Also carries Ultratherm 11 x 17 inch heat pads/mats. Still $21.99 each as of April 2022. Click: https://www.reptilebasics.com/
* Reptile Supply Company: 916-226-4089 Located in Bonham, Texas. Use e-mail for customer service ---> info@ReptileSupplyCo.com Click: https://www.reptilesupplyco.com/8-products Source for 20 oz containers of ZMN ADULT BDF.
* SuperiorShippingSupplies.com: 818-787-7794
* Timberline: 800-423-2248
* TSK Supply: 801-794-2247 Click: http://www.tsksupply.com/brands/UniHeat.html
UniHeat Heat Packs, bulk egg flats (35 & 70 count), Cryopak's Phase 22s, et cetera
* Zoo Med: 888-496-6633

UK members can order from:
OnlineReptileShop:
https://www.onlinereptileshop.co.uk/
Swell Reptiles: https://www.reptiles.swelluk.com/
 
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