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    Unhappy Disaster

    Went to feed the baby, and hold backs (one's I thought I may want to keep for myself for future breeding projects) Leopard Geckos and could tell right away something was seriously wrong.
    I opened up the cabinet doors and felt the heat just rolling out of the cabinet. Somehow the thermostat must have reset and had the heating tape at 165 degrees.
    Had 7 cooked Leos.
    Thank God the Snows (Leopard Gecko morph) are still alive. I was hoping to breed them next year.
    Worst disaster I ever had with any lizards. Only 5 survived in the cabinet.


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    Ohhh that's so sad
    Well at least you'll have only super strong genes in your breeding program

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    Oh man, so sorry to hear that bro! I just had another cooler failure in my small g/h and lost more of my HL neps... And that's WITH a system that emails my phone when the temps get out of range!
    truly sucks!
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    Aww. Poor geckos. I hope you gave them little funerals. Poor little guys.

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    That sucks very hardcore dude.. Im sorry....

    If its any consolation, I had something similar happen with some very precious rare asian ratsnakes... I managed to find an adult TRIO of elaphe moellendorffi, that had been breeding all season long with the previous owner... They were my pride and joy... I put them in the bottom 3 tubs of my biggest tub rack, where it was the coolest(as they require very cool temps).. At some point the thermostat probe came loose from where it was afixed over the heat tape.. I walked into the room to the smell of hot death... ran to the tubs going "ohnoohnoohnoohno!!!!".. but it was too late.. all 3 were dead as a doornail.. *sigh* ugh. It totally sucks when this crap happens.

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    Thats truly awful!

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    Ahh that's terrible, sorry to hear. I had that happen once with an incubator. I now run two thermostats in line with one of them a degree warmer so if one kicks the bucket and defaults full on the other takes over. A second $200 dollar thermostat is well worth the peace of mind.

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    That's a real bummer man. I had a heater stick on and boil my tank full of Bolivian Ram Cichlids and Banjo Catfish, I never used a heater again for anything. I just don't trust 'em anymore.

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