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    Quote Originally Posted by reptidude View Post
    Yea the care sheet i got from ABDragons was real helpful. Basiclly it looks like a fill a dish with chow and use however many water crystals depending on the size of your colony. These should be replaced every week or so. If you feed them fruits an veggies you should take them out after 48 Hrs. the colony should be cleaned out every 3-4 months. They said leave them be other than to feed/water them once a week
    Thanks so much! Have you gotten your tegu yet?

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    Nope I'm waiting for Ty Parks to have some ready, he said it will be the end of July/early August, so right now i'm getting everything up and running, going to Home Depot tomorrow to get all the material I need for the cage
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    You are very welcome . I'm glad I could help.
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    Here are some pics of my colony set up. I have a UTH that keep it between 82-88 degrees any suggestions for keeping it warmer would be welcome! Thanks!
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    Do you have a small or big UTH ?
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    I have breeding bins and I have growing/feeding off bins. I clean out my breeding bins every 4-6 weeks and move the babies to my feeding bins. I use separate bins so that I don't have to mess with my breeders much. Mine are in my closet where I have a heater to keep the temps up around 80. Then I have a heating pad under my egg flats to keep that side a little warmer. You need to get the temps on at least one side of it closer to 90 degrees or they won't breed much. As for feeding/watering - just keep the food and water gels clean. Don't leave food in there long enough for fruit flies/mold to start. The water gels will usually keep your humidity high enough for them to molt, so the main thing is getting your temps up. I would suggest keeping them in a small area that you can keep warmer, then your uth will finish heating it the rest of the way.
    At the moment I have 7 bins of various sizes: 2400+ females, 600+ males, and last time I cleaned my breeding bins (was about 6 weeks) I have over 15k babies. I am excited that I may be able to start supplying a pet store soon. Your bins look good to start =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by txrepgirl View Post
    Do you have a small or big UTH ?
    I have a mini and a small both heating one side of the bin. I checked the temp with one of those temp guns an it was around 90-92 on the bottom of the bin but only around 75-80 at the top of the cardboard inserts and I would like it to be a little warmer to promote breeding

    kaylorin: I generally change the fruit and veggies out every 2 days and the roach chow an water crystals are usually gone within 5-7 days depending how much I put in there. Should I be changing the water crystals and chow more often? And thanks! That's good to know I'm on the right track lol
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    I haven't tried this yet. But maybe you could put a old blanket that you don't need any more or a old towel over the bin. Just cut out a hole in the towel/blanket where the screen it on the lid. This might help to keep the heat in a bit more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txrepgirl View Post
    I haven't tried this yet. But maybe you could put a old blanket that you don't need any more or a old towel over the bin. Just cut out a hole in the towel/blanket where the screen it on the lid. This might help to keep the heat in a bit more.
    Great idea, that will probably give it some insulation. I'll give it a try and let you know what happens.
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    Thank you for going to keep me updated. Good luck with it .
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