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Posted by lldg on May 08, 2003 at 13:33:24:
In Reply to: Baby Gold Dust just hatched... need some advice plz! posted by desertgecko on May 08, 2003 at 09:42:26:
Remove the hatchling soon as you can. Although some day geckos do not eat their hatchlings, it would be sad to find out that your gecko does.
For a quick enclosure, pick up a small Kritter Keeper. Add a plant and some horizontal and semi-horizontal branches/bamboos. I stay away from substrate with hatchlings as they feed on pinheads and can easily ingest the substrate. Crickets tend to hide in substrate and it makes it hard for you to monitor eating habits. Always supplement. Hatchlings don't eat for the first few days. I usually try on the third day.
Hopefully you already know about temperature and humidity requirements. With hatchlings, higher humidity than adults need is important. Stay away from basking lights as they can be too hot for hatchlings. Use ambient room temperature and flourescent light heat instead.