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Posted by ajobwelldone on October 28, 2002 at 21:02:17:
In Reply to: Plans for future setup involving Reptarium posted by E Cohen on September 02, 2002 at 22:59:25:
I don't think leopard geckos and a reptarium, will work very well for several reasons.
1. Reptariums are designed for tree dwelling and rain forest reptiles, that require very high humidity levels.
2. Mesh and lizards in general don't work very well, they get their toes coat and possably pulled out.
3. Mesh enclosures are very hard to heat, because they are open air.
4. There is an issue with crickets as well, crickets have been known to eat their way out of mesh enclosures (worms may also be capable of eatting through mesh), but worms is a whole nother matter and a book in its own right.
I always thought mesh enclosures were reserved for chameleons, because of the fact they need very well vented enclosures and they require very high humidity.
And I would suggest, that you keep them in an all glass aquirium, a trio (two females and one male) can be housed very well in a standerd 20 gallon long.
With an aquirium it is much easier to heat because of its solid walls, and there is no issue with crickets either.
This is just my two cents worth of what I have read and have had experience with.