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Old 08-08-2009, 08:44 PM
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feel free to email them to [email protected] and i'll upload them for you x
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My Leos have never been impressed by Mealies - or anything wormlike, in fact.

The main concern I have with the OP's information is the 'Cube' viv. Is there sufficent space there to generate a temperature gradient. The Gecko does need to thermoregulate by adjusting its position between its surrounding's warm and cool areas. Will the cube allow this?
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ive been told by 2 pet stores were i live that mealies are a no no for leo's and hopper and crickets with the odd wax worm as a treat is what i should be feeding, was also told no need for a heat mat a spot light was ample enought is this true?

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Meal worms are fine for Leos mine prefers them to crickets, probably cos she is lazy and doesn't care for chasing her food lol
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ive been told by 2 pet stores were i live that mealies are a no no for leo's and hopper and crickets with the odd wax worm as a treat is what i should be feeding, was also told no need for a heat matt a spot light was ample enought is this true?
With all due respect, mealworms can be fed exclusively to Leopard geckos and many professional breeders have done so for years. I've seen a lot of trash about mealworms being 'able' to eat their way out of the gecko's stomach, however how on earth would the worms survive the acid in the stomach?

Also these geckos obtain heat through their abdomens which is used to digest food, a spot bulb isn't as effective as a heat mat for producing an adequate surface temperature.
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meal worms are easy to feed to leos, small locus and crikets are kl aswell, heat-mat preferred as said above, helps with digeston, some retile shops talk crap sometimes, bare in mind they wont you to spend more money in there shops and will advise on the expensive stuff
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:24 PM
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ive been told by 2 pet stores were i live that mealies are a no no for leo's and hopper and crickets with the odd wax worm as a treat is what i should be feeding, was also told no need for a heat mat a spot light was ample enought is this true?
Mmmm, suspect information here, I think.

The Leopard Gecko Handbook mentions the longest lived captive Leopard Geckos (29 years old, I believe) and adds that mealworms were their staple diet - though crickets were also provided. I'd have no hesitation in feeding my Leos mealworms - except the fussy bugers just don't like them.
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