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Old 05-28-2005, 02:10 AM   #1
Some tips I've been meaning to share

I've gone through all sorts of imaginable substrates for my racks and I came up with a couple that I thought were of mention.

First off, in Six Qt Sterlites some people use for hatchlings. I've found that Bounty Select-A-Size are a perfect fit, if you like paper towels. I've used one or two (folded over) in the past with great results. They're pre-perforated so they fit wihtout any cutting or folding edges. For the larger 11x16 size, I've found the Kirkland brand paper towels are the right length, from perforation to perforation, but need to have about 2" folded lengthwise to fit.

The 11x16 size (can't remember how many qts) ones are a little harder to find a perfect size for, but I came up with this idea. This is a roll of masking paper for paining that I found in the paint section of Home Depot. It runs less than $2 a roll, which is 180 feet long. The 9" wide size works great in this tub and the 6" size fits great in the 6qt mentioned above. It takes hardly any time at all to repaper my bins when I'm cleaning them now. This masking paper isn't as absorbant as paper towels, but it doesn't bother me. I find it's about the same as newspaper, but quick and cheap.

Anyway, I just wanted to let others know what I've found works pretty well.

Old 05-28-2005, 10:07 AM   #2
Cool idea! Thanks for the tip!
Old 05-28-2005, 10:07 AM   #3
I'm still a tile fan :-P lol
Old 05-28-2005, 01:21 PM   #4
Originally Posted by StinaUIUC
I'm still a tile fan :-P lol
TILES? I can't imagine the weight load of tiles in a 6qt sterilite rack with 33 or 44 spaces like my racks have! That would be a bit dangerous for the geckos!

I use the same as you Rob... yanno us Jenkins' have great minds!
Old 05-28-2005, 03:13 PM   #5
Old 05-28-2005, 04:58 PM   #6
vinyl :-P They don't weigh much...
Old 05-28-2005, 06:23 PM   #7
Originally Posted by StinaUIUC
vinyl :-P They don't weigh much...
You like them? How do you put them down, just set them in, or adhere them to the bottom of the rack? I don't see how they are easier to use, or really serve any purpose, since no rack is really for show. I think a picture would help me out here, if you could post one.

I saw posts where people were putting down rock or terra cotta tiles in their cages, and that looked pretty nice. However, I'm paranoid of germs/bacteria lingering around, especially when I clean. I am afraid that something like that will allow the junk to soak into it and make it harder to clean.

Whatever works best for you, but I like the ease of throwing the paper away, cleaning the tub and putting down new paper.
Old 05-28-2005, 06:28 PM   #8
robin d.
viva paper towels bit the blanket boxes perfectly.. i was using bounty for a while but i didnt like its absorbancy, so back to viva i went... more expensive but for me well worth it... i do not like using plain paper because of that same reason
Old 05-28-2005, 06:36 PM   #9
Milwaukee Reptiles
I'm still a fan of my "Nothing" substrate for racks. Easy to clean, and the geckos don't seem to have a hard time moving around. I give paper towels to some of the young ones though, just to help them eat by making the food easier to see and to help moving around so they can eat a little bit easier.
Old 05-28-2005, 07:04 PM   #10
robin d.
brian how about hatchlings? i mist my hatchlings and no subtrate and gecko poo would make for a really messy cage, i would think

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