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Posted by keats/* on April 25, 2003 at 16:12:53:
In Reply to: More Stenodactylus Q's posted by desertgecko on April 22, 2003 at 14:02:50:
I'm not sure they would use a moist hide, but what I have set up that they seem to like is one of those stone-looking reptile corner dishes with about 2 inches of fine sand and a piece of light cork bark over top (about half covered). I've got this postioned over the warm end and I wet the sand down (as in pour water until the sand is nicely moistened--but not sloppy wet) about 1-2x per week.
My little guys appear to like this and tunnel in it and I've noticed that they are pulling their sheds off more easily than before.
In addition to the dish of moist sand, I also give the tank a heavy spraying at least once a day in the early evening.
Also, I've stayed away from plants as my guys a big-time diggers--they love to move the sand around and the girls dig deep when they are gravid. As nice as a save succulent would be in the tank, I think my guys would dig it up nightly.
Hope this helps.
::1. Do i need a moist hide, to aid in shedding?
:this im not sure of.
::2. How many times a week should i spray the sides?
:i would do it every night. at least every time you feed them anyway.
::3. Would a cactus plant (real) tear or rip its skin? (Israeli sand dune gecko)
:yes it probably will, or at least, become inbedded in the skin. some succulents dont have spines, just hairs. these may be better. if not, try using air plants or plastic cacti.