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Sexing Your Crested Gecko How can you tell if your crested gecko is a male or a female? Sometimes it's quite easy to tell, especially if your gecko is a bit older. Once male crested geckos hit maturity they develop very obvious hemipenal bulges just below the vent at the base of the tail. This can happen sometimes as early as 6 months old but generally doesn't show up until around a year or so old. Mature female crested geckos will have no hemipenal bulge. So if your gecko isn't too young, you're in luck and this should be easy....

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How To Connect Heat Tape Tutorial Of course, the simplest way to connect the heat tape is just to have us at Pangea do it for you. When you order the connection kit for your THG heat tape just select "Yes Please" under the Connect it for our option. You can Purchase the heat tape and all accessories HERE. Place a mark on the copper strip of the heat tape about 1/4 of an inch in from the end. Punch a hole through the copper strip where you have marked it. A regular old paper hole punch will work just...

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It's all about wavelengths! Plants require wavelengths within the visible spectrum, roughly between 400nm and 740nm. UVA falls just under the visible spectrum but is highly beneficial for faster growth, higher nutrient levels, and resistant to fungal infections. (source) So, what exactly is UV, UVA, and UVB? All light is categorized by different wavelengths, which you can see charted above as the Electromagnetic Spectrum. Visible light for humans and most reptiles occurs between roughly 400 nanometers (nm.) and 780 nm. Anything above that is infrared (which only some animals like cats, for example, can see). Ultraviolet light occurs from roughly 100 nm....

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  Crested geckos and other New Caledonian gecko species are considered some of the hardiest reptiles in the hobby and can be shipped overnight for next day delivery in the right conditions rather safely. When shipping these geckos, their health and safety should always be the top priority. There are several factors to consider before shipping a crested gecko, which include: outside temperatures on both the shipper’s and the recipient's end, delivery time, total time in transit, and potential for delays. This article will cover what we believe to be the best practices when shipping live geckos. Shipping Services Both...

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One of the best aspects of keeping Crested Geckos is the fact that they do best at room temperatures with the ideal range falling between 70-78 degrees F. Some Crested Gecko owners may not find it necessary to provide additional heat during cooler times of the year, but there are those who may struggle to keep temperatures in that range. Not everybody lives in the exact same climate and not all homes are heated or cooled the same. If maintaining a consistent temperature between 70-78 degrees F within your home or reptile room is not the best choice for you,...

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