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    Thanks y'all!

    I'll see if I can get a picture of her tonight, and I probably have a picture from a couple of weeks ago. I'll try to post something tonight. I think she looks healthy considering what she's going through, just really petite and a kinked tail, but it is always good to have others take a look too.

    I have a blue bulb and a red bulb, I could try both. I want to make sure it doesn't get *too* cold in there first, before I move her. There's a bedroom downstairs that might work better, more access to power outlets, can keep the door closed all the time to keep out cats, I need to see how cold it gets with the vent closed.

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    Ok, first, some recent photos, then some from tonight.

    Feb. 20, 2011, about a month after laying, and a month before laying this most recent clutch:



    March 8, 2011, two weeks before laying this most recent clutch - I can't tell that she's gravid, usually I can:






    Tonight's pictures in next post.
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    From tonight, after finding eggs this morning:









    Looking at this photo, I think I see stuck shed on the back right leg:



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    She actually doesn't look -too- bad, so I would dial back the panic levels a bit. Is she undersized? Yeah, and her tail is crimping a bit. But I don't see hip bones jutting out (like they were with the female I was dealing with) and the rest of her body looks pretty well-fleshed.

    Sorry, this thread has been going on for a while and it's long, are you offering live food often? If not, I would start leaving a small container of bugs for her a couple of times a week. It may be coincidental but that seemed to jump-start my own troublemaker's appetite and now she wolfs both live food and CGD. Calci-Worms (Petco) or Phoenix Worms (online) - either way they're soldier fly larvae wherever you can pick 'em up and they're supposed to be great calcium-wise. But not every gecko really takes to them so I wouldn't invest a lot and just pick up a small pack. Otherwise crickets or roaches would work.

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    I'm really glad you think she doesn't look too bad!

    I usually offer crickets about once every couple of weeks, this last batch of crickets I offered once or twice a week. She ate 5 crickets the night after I found the eggs.

    I tried meal worms but no one ate them, so I wasn't sure how she'd go for phoenix worms. I'd have to order them online but maybe they have a small package. I'll also check Petco for calci-worms - I don't recall seeing them, but I wasn't looking for them at the time.

    Thanks! I will increase to twice a week the live food, the calci-worms or phoenix worms if I can get them, otherwise crickets.
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    Yeahhh mealworms are pretty yuck for these guys, especially if you're trying to get some calcium/meat into them. Soldier fly larvae are another ballpark.

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    Waxworms are highly fatty, but might work well with her. Those can be found at PetSmart/Petco for about 50 for $4-$5. They last maybe a month in the fridge. I haven't been able to find soldier fly larva there. A reptile specialty shop said they hadn't been able to get any from their supplier. Lame.
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