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    After looking at the updated spots and updated weight (congrats ) I would assume that it is a superficial injury like a burn or even a bruise, maybe? Considering the red seems to continue onto her thigh I would not think its intestinal. Plus those high fiber super worms probably caused the slow down bloat lol. If your worried about the cost of mealies they're easily breed in a plastic shoe box that cost 97 cents with a mixture of oat meal, bran, gutload, and a water source like a slice of potatoes. There's different mixtures you can use to grow the mealies and cost saving is great, and if excess is a worry you can always sell them or I think you can freeze them? Not sure I know you can refridgerate them, but I want to say they are freezable as well, anyone feel free to correct me. My leopards are pigs and I never have excess.lol.
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    Yeah, I'm starting to go with robin and think that with the evil concoction of water + UTH + repti-carpet + sleep, she must have got a burn. Poor girl. The vicious redness seems to be steadily going away, so I'll look forward to her next shed.

    I'm definitely not worried about the cost of meal worms, I actually keep 40-50 on hand at one time, because she's the only gecko I have that eats them. Decided to feed her supers, well, because I bought some 'meal worms' at an expo that turned out to be all super worms instead. She takes them down just fine, so when these are gone/die off in the container, it's back to meal worms for her. I know you can refrigerate them to cause them to hibernate and stop the growing/dying process, but I'm not sure about freezing.. I would think that would just kill them. With only one leopard gecko though, thankfully that's not much of a concern for me

    Left the probe where it is, and turned off the heat lamp. It's reading 93.5F right now, so I think we're good. She is laying directly on it, so I believe she's getting the warmth she needs.

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    Also another good source is silk worms and Phoenix worms however I do not know how they do as a staple. They are harder to breed and some geckos don't like them. Glad your baby is doing better

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    I would personally stick with superworms over mealies. Mealies actually have a larger amount of chitin (aka harder outer shell.) Higher levels of chitin can be harder to digest, and can actually lead to impaction. Supers have a much softer "shell" and quite a bit more meat to them, which is why many people see quite a bit of weight gain after switching to supers.

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    Cool *FINAL UPDATE!*

    First - thanks to everyone who responded. I love how much you care for the overall health of my gecko (Oh, and thanks from Digit, too!)

    Bloating: Gone!
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    Weight: Perfect zone.
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    Stomach Spots: Completely gone! She shed last night, and left those icky burns behind.
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    And here's my pretty girl, happy and healthy!
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    She looks awesome!

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    Yay! She looks great
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    Yay
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