We have 1 male & 1 female gecko, both about 1 year old, that were given to us a few months ago, so we're reading as much as we can and learning as we go. The female, Loretta, laid her 1st 2 eggs over the holidays. I have a lay box that is 6in wide x 8 in long x 2.5in tall with a 2in diameter hole. I have jungle mix as the substrate in the lay box and was wondering HOW DEEP THE SUBSTRATE NEEDS TO BE. I've looked around, but haven't found any suggestions. I was thinking maybe 1-1.5 inches deep to leave 1-1.5 inches for Loretta to crawl around in. I want her to have enough substrate for her eggs, but don't want her to be too cramped in there and thought it'd be harder to find the eggs if there was too much substrate. I added more because it seemed a little low and made sure to spray it with water until it evenly clumps, but doesn't drip. Hoping she'll use it, but seems like our male, George, is the one getting the most benefit out of it. He is there a lot. Hoping he doesn't inadvertently dig up her eggs if she does chose to lay them in there. Anyway, any suggestions or info on a good substrate depth and/or how much space they might need between the substrate and the top of the lid would be appreciated. Also, I'm thinking of purchasing some vermiculite to mix with the jungle mix to incubate the egg over or in in a deli cup, but I can't find any recommendations on what grade or size to purchase. Was thinking organic, medium grade, but wondered about fine. Any RECOMMENDATIONS ON VERMICULITE GRADE would be great. Thanks in advance.