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    DIY Gecko Incubator

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    Post by Metal Maniac on Tue 14 Apr 2009, 09:54

    How to make a Gecko Incubator

    This incubator can be used for almost any lizard or snake eggs.

    The temperature will depend on the thermostat range and the temperature of the surrounding conditions.

    Dont expect to maintain the temperature of the incubator if it is kept in a very cold room!

    These instructions are how I made an incubator in less than an hour after finding my Leopard Gecko had laid an egg!

    It is advisable to make your incubator before the eggs have been laid…..

    This will give the thermostat chance to settle down and maintain the required temperature.

    Items needed

    Polystyrene Box (Suitable size).

    I made mine with house insulation left over from an extension being built to my house.

    I cut the insulation into six bits and joined it all together with packing tape.

    Very strong and very, very quick to put together.

    An easier way is to go to your local Tropical Fish
    Shop and ask them for a spare polystyrene box that their fish are delivered from their supplier (This
    will be the box used in these instructions).

    Usually free of charge.

    Heat Mat: Available from Ebay or any suitable Pet Shop.

    I bought an 11” x 7” for about £10 from Ebay.

    It is best to fit the largest that will fit in the base of the box to be used.

    Thermostat: Available from Ebay for £28.

    This is a professional unit with a digital display and
    remote sensor.

    A Habistat Thermostat could also be used (These are analogue and not quite as easy
    to set the required temperature).

    You will need another thermometer to check the temperature
    accuracy of any thermostat used.

    Rack system: I used some chopsticks that you get free when you have a Chinese meal at the local
    restaurant.

    A more professional method would be to buy some thin wooden dowels.

    This is to sit the containers that will be holding the eggs off the floor and heat mat. Free of charge or a few pennies.

    Egg Containers: I used the small containers that the crickets are housed in when you buy them
    from the local Petshop or Livefoods.co.uk Free of charge.

    Water container: This is used to ensure the humidity of the incubator stays between 75% - 90% I
    used a small breakfast bowl but any suitably sized container would do.
    Free of charge.

    Optional Extras:

    a. Digital Thermometer/Hygrometer (To double check temperature and humidity)

    b. Torch to check the fertility of the eggs after a few days.
    The total I spent to make the first incubator was £35.

    This is the least outlay unless you happen to
    have a spare heat mat and/or thermostat hanging around!

    ©️Steve Birch (April 2005)
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    Post by cichlidlover27 on Tue 14 Apr 2009, 22:36

    nice, I might try to make one with all these eggs im getting.
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    Post by Metal Maniac on Sun 19 Apr 2009, 23:14

    It's a piece of cake Shaun,

    If you have all the materials in front of you it will take 2 hours tops! DIY Gecko Incubator 63052


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