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"Hi, I'd firstly like to state that I'm a reptile hobbyist and have plenty of herps including leopard geckos. Now, the substrates you mention are very wrong. The best substrate is newspaper, cheap and non-digestible. The second best in Vinly tiles, they are easy to clean and again, non-digestible. Now, digestible substrates can be used but very carefully. Right, to put things straight, Calci-sand is a big 'No No' becuase it isn't digestible and attracts leos to eat the sand. Dried Kiln sand is the best, it's very finely grained and can be passed through the digestive tract, (as long as the specimen is fully grown, eight inches) Tempertures should be achieved via heat mat attached to a thermostat at about 88f, placed on one side of the vivarium to create a heat gradient. There should be a minimum of 3 hides PER leo. One on the hot side, a humid hide and a cool hide. A minimum of a 18" long vivarium per leo. Males kept separatley and a male - female setup of this ratio 1-2. "
"Jake Elvin"

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