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RE: I am close to giving up Please help

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Posted by: phil nj at Sat Nov 13 13:57:08 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by phil nj ]  
   

My first two EB hatchlings I lost. Started out eating great,slowly lost interest in food. At the end seemed to not be able to move very well, looked like they wanted to eat but couldn't. I keep them in a tank with dirt and a soaking area. I believe they died because the set up was too dry. Since then I have hatched and raised many babies. I keep them in a large container with wet to the point of standing water on one side. I use bed a beast( I place a 2in.piece of wood underneath on one side of the container to make a land side and a very wet water side. I Give them plastic plants,a few hide areas etc. I place a heat lamp/light on one side on a timer, about 12-14hs a day, no heat source at night. I cover with plexiglass to keep the humidity high Figured out in the woods it is cool and damp in the leaf litter,especially at night. In the 10 years since the first hatchling, have not lost one. I dump bugs a once or twice a week(mostly meal worms, beetles crickets),eventually feeding chopped veggies and soaked dog food after a few months with the bugs. Once the weather the following year stays warm usually May,they go outside with the adults. They are very secretive don't usually witness all eating, but they seem to thrive.
Try really wetting down the bedding and keeping it wet.

Phil


   

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