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Old 12-31-2018, 02:30 AM
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I'm considering putting a pair or small group of juvenile Spherodactylus in one of the vivs I have set up that don't yet have frogs in. My concern is gecko-proofing the viv -- an Exo Terra, likely an 8 x 8 x 12. I would ultimately be leaving the eggs in the viv to hatch out on their own, so my concern is for the escaping of the hatchlings.

I do keep about a dozen Lepidodactylus lugubris, with no apparent escapes lately (lately... ), but they are in an aquarium with a tight-mesh screen top, so no larger screen mesh, and no door gaps. I'm concerned about the screen top on the Exo (for darts, I cut acrylic inserts to be placed on top of part of the screen for humidity control, and of course plug the cord holes in the back of the top), as well as the door gaps and under-door vents.

I do know that some folks seal those under door vents with caulk or similar, and I've heard of sealing the door gaps with either skillfully placed caulk beads or foam window stripping -- but I'm wondering if any or all of this is necessary.

If anyone here breeds micro-geckos and has advice -- even vague advice like 'hermetically seal the viv!' -- I would appreciate hearing it.
I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain'd.

- Whitman
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