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Re: P.standingi breeding questions


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Posted by lldg on April 03, 2003 at 16:03:58:

In Reply to: P.standingi breeding questions posted by geckogirl72 on April 02, 2003 at 18:18:44:

For standingi, with all husbandry needs met, it can be between four to six weeks for eggs to be produced.

There are lots of medium used for incubation. Vermiculite is one. Large grade gets an extra ++ because it is less likely to be ingested by smaller geckos. Smaller vermiculite is fine as ingestion rarely happens (never in my collection). I switched from vermiculite because I did not like the way it clings to hatchlings. I now use expanded clay pellets. Perlite is also a medium of choice among keepers. What ever the medium, its goal is to maintain humidity without encouraging mold and fungus.

The best prevention to egg binding is to provide a good supply of dietary calcium and D3, and for most keepers, have a UV light that is not out-date (they last about a year). For breeding females, keep a lid of calcium and D3 in the enclosure for her to get to when she needs it.

Leann


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