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Re: P.standingi breeding questions


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Posted by geckogirl72 on April 06, 2003 at 09:17:04:

In Reply to: Re: P.standingi breeding questions posted by lldg on April 03, 2003 at 16:03:58:

: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

Thank you for the info. I already had a dish of clacium with Vit D for her, she doesn't appear to be taking any, but it's there for her if she needs it. I'm going to try either the clay pellets or the perlite, I don't want to chance the vermiculite. Thanks again...
-Lisa



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