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    I understand why organic- no fertilizer s or anything- for the incubation media. But why not for the nest box? Will it harm the eggs if they are in there for no longer hen a couple days? Will it harm the cresty? I mean, if the eggs are laid then taken out right away, how can anyone hapen? I've always wondered, but I won't use anything but organic, don't wanna take the chance lol. Just wondering. Always tryin to learn more.
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    I think the main point is keeping the female safe.

    When they dig, they can sometimes ingest a fair amount of the substrate. If it contains pesticides, fertilizers or other additives, it could be toxic (or lethal) to geckos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inquisitive View Post
    I think the main point is keeping the female safe.

    When they dig, they can sometimes ingest a fair amount of the substrate. If it contains pesticides, fertilizers or other additives, it could be toxic (or lethal) to geckos.
    Ah, I didn't think of that. That makes sense, thanks.
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    Yes I agree with the answers above.
    My females ingest a ton of the lay-box substrate. Sometimes they will even try to eat it.
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    Agreed^
    The really get a lot jammed in their mouth as they use their head as a shovel as well as dig with their front arms.
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    Thanks guys. I didn't think of that, but now I totally understand.
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