husker Posted April 20, 2015 Share Posted April 20, 2015 Months ago i tried starting my first colony of hissers, had water dishes as well as gel water, always fresh fruit, fish pellets, and cat food avail. For them. One by one and two by two they would die off all in the same way. One or two would get lethargic turn on their backs,when turned on their bellies they were unable to walk, and kind of try to use one foot to move then end up on their back again . I tried to save them, first three or four i would sperate, and try to give them water by hand, they would spend as short as three days to a week just sitting on their back, nothing i could do. so the seller would replace the ones that died, then more from the first batch would start showing the same syptoms days after the first deaths, again seller replaced, then the second set the seller sent would start witht the same syptoms. these were alll adults BTW, even got a few from another seller. same same same. threw my hands up said im done. week later decided to give it one more try, got a starter colony of 30 nymph replaced fresh fruit with zoomeds gecko food, which is power fruit and veg, around 4-5$ for a 2oz bottle some high end gecko food can get expensive, AND THEY CHOW IT DOWN. not one death most of them have matured to the point where i can sex them. molting perfectly. ita an amazing colony, i have some adult all black to (normal color hissers) to half black half striped, oh and the last adult female i had from the original adults i had, had three babies that are thriving! the whole colony is thriving. my thought is the fruit in my area is GMO that was poisioning the hissers, the ONLY thing changed was fruit/veg out for gecko feed. something to think about if you are having any problems like i had. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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