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    Default Humidity for incubating leopard gecko eggs?

    In what range should the humidity be for hatching leopard gecko eggs? I have heard oh so many differing things. :P And in the past with my Picta eggs I have been able to use a coco soil/sand mixture to incubate the eggs in, has anyone ever used anything similar with their leo eggs?

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    I've read anywhere from 60-80%, but i have also heard up to 95... seems a little high to me, so im a little confused myself.
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    I put a hygrometer in the incubator last season and it measured over 80%. I'd say 80-100% is best. I use the SIM, so my eggs are suspended above my substrate (perlite, which is the only thing I"ve ever used.

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    Search the incubation forum or else click on the "Squamata concepts" banner at the top. Essentially it's an egg container where the eggs are suspended above the substrate so they get the heat and the humidity but not the substrate contact.

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    I think around the 80's try googling this.

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    The SIM can make things very easy. No weighing water to figure out the ratio math, and just about any substrate will do. Humidity levels will be high but the eggs will absorb what they need instead of whats forced into their shells from burying them in perlite or vermiculite. Works with all reptile eggs from geckos to colubrids and turtles. Cheers, John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnantny View Post
    The SIM can make things very easy. No weighing water to figure out the ratio math, and just about any substrate will do. Humidity levels will be high but the eggs will absorb what they need instead of whats forced into their shells from burying them in perlite or vermiculite. Works with all reptile eggs from geckos to colubrids and turtles. Cheers, John
    The SIM has made things easy for me, but it did take more water than I expected to get the desired result and a certain amount of fiddling around at the beginning.

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    Drench and drained Perlite seems to be what most folks are doing to get the humidity up.

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    Ok, so that is what a "sim" is. Neat idea, I see more and more breeders using it now.

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