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 How to make an incubator?

hi i have a juvenile male leo and im going to purchase a female soon. so i was just wondering has anyone ever made an incubator and the eggs hatched. also how many eggs do leos laying, breeding season, tips , etc.



12/13/11  01:35pm

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 How to make an incubator?

anyone?



12/13/11  03:51pm

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 How to make an incubator?

Ok so if your planning on breeding best thing to do I know you don’t wanna hear it but...... buy an incubator its way easier lllreptiles have them for 30-200$



01/02/12  07:26am

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 How to make an incubator?

You have good intentions, researching breeding before it is done, but you are going to have to wait for some time. Juvenile males reach maturity around 9 months, but males should be a good 50-60 grams before breeding. Their tales should be nice and plump too. Females should be at least 2 years old, and 60-70 grams, also with a nice, plump tail. You can make an incubator with a ten gallon tank. Place an undertank heater (make sure it covers most of the area) and connect it to a thermostat. When the eggs are layed, place them in a deli cup filled with moist vermiculate (it should be wet enough to where a little bit of water drips out when you squeeze it). Make sure not to roll the eggs over, leave them in the position they were layed in (a good way to prevent this is by making an indention in the vermiculate with your thumb and placing the egg in there). Cover it a little with the vermiculate. Make sure you have a screen cover for ventilation, as well as holes in the deli cups. Keep the temperature according to the desired sex you want to hatch: temps between 80-84 will be mostly females, temps between 85-88 will be a mix, and temps between 88-90 will be mostly males (temps above 90 will result in hot females, which are aggressive females uncapable of producing young). Make sure your gravid female is on a varied diet of crickets, mealworms, waxworms, superworms, and the occasional pinkie mouse (once a week). Dust all feeder insects with calcium and vitamins, and make sure they are gut loaded (pre fed). Your female will need a nesting box to lay the eggs (she will lay them around 3-5 weeks after being introduced to the male). Take a tupperware container, cut out an entry opening, fill it with moist vermiculate (again), and replace the lid and put it in the cage. Also make sure she has a bottlecap filled with calcium from which she can lick the poweder with gusto. Babies will take around a month and a half to two months to hatch (the lower the temperature, the longer the time). Constantly check the temperature on the thermostat, and it is a good idea to place a thermometer and a humidity gauge inside the incubator. Good luck, but don’t just rely on my information; buy books, read articles, do as much research as you can.



01/02/12  09:27pm


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