Basic Things You Should About Food For Geckos

Perhaps one of the most important things when keeping geckos is their food and diet. Incorrect food and diet can cause some health problems for your crested geckos.

What food for geckos should be fed and how often? This post will give you some basic information about food for geckos that ensure your pet will live a long happy life.

Commercial food in captivity

In captivity, the crested gecko can live healthily by only eating commercial food. This is the premix powder that provides enough nutrients that their bodies require and a healthy base for their diet.

Powder will be blended with water for crested geckos eat. With commercial, crested geckos do not need any live food, but you can also feed them as treat foods.

Live insects for crested geckos

In the natural, crested geckos mainly eat insects, so it is the good food that you can feed them a treat. Some examples of insects for geckos are butter worms, cutworms, locusts and crickets. Do not feed them any insects that bigger than the gap between their eyes.

Baby foods

Not only commercial foods and live foods can be the food for crested geckos. In the wild, geckos also prefer to eat fruits and nectar. So in the enclosure, your geckos should be fed sweet taste baby food and fruity flavors. Sweet baby foods such as peach, banana, apricot, pear can be mix with their diet and offered as a treat.

Noticeable things when feeding crested geckos

Crested geckos require fresh, clean water that does not contain chlorine all the time.

Feeding crested geckos commercial food once a day at night, and remove excess food in the morning.

Also feeding insects at night but not frequency. They should be allowed to eat live insects only 2-3 times per week and do not forget to remove excess insects the next morning.

Covering insects with a calcium supplement before you allow your geckos to eat them, adding in some vitamin supplements once or twice per week.

Note: Using the best reptile humidifiers to create an ideal crested geckos moisture will make them more palatable.

What is the best candy thermometer?

Have you ever made candy by yourself and end up with overcooking, burning or scorching? Or if you are planning to make candy at home, you both need a candy thermometer to help you know the right temperature avoid overcooking and then wasting large batches of sugar.

The main purpose of a candy thermometer is measuring the temperature of sugar solution when you are cook. Making candy requires precision of temperature depend on the type of candy you will be making and the receipt that you choose.

What is the best candy thermometer? This article will show you some tips to choose the right thermometer for you.

#1 Analog Or Digital?

Analog candy thermometers are cheaper and more popular than the digital one. They contain a spirit inside that will raises up and go down to read the temperature. It is made of metal or glass and will take a few minutes in the solution to read the right temperature.

Digital candy thermometers usually come with additional features and benefits. They are also read and deliver electronic results. Some of them have a warning function or indicator light will beep when your solution nears a certain temperature. They are more expensive and also more accurate and faster as well.

#2 Accuracy

The most important feature when looking for the best candy thermometer is the high accuracy of the measurement. Before buying, you should test this thermometer. If this device cannot give you accurate results, it may the waste investments.

After buying, the thermometer also needs frequent calibration to achieve this accuracy. You can use boil water to verify your thermometer.

#3 Length

You should choose the thermometer that long enough to safely touch the bottom of your pan (or pot) and also enough for you to read the temperature as well.

How To Make Shaved Ice

Shaved ice is a familiar dessert dish in each’s childhood memories. This dish is not picky because it is mesmerizing for both adults and children. This kind of ice cream sounds very difficult to make with a luxurious name but it is actually very simple. Only with simple ingredients that are easy to find with the taste you like, and a little ice, we have a perfect cup of delicious DIY shaved ice.

To find out how to make shaved ice, let us explore the three steps for making this delicious ice cream.

Essential ingredients for making shaved ice

  • Ice (if you have shaved ice available, the better).
  • Siro water types: strawberry, orange, fabric, pineapple, grape, mint … depending on your preference, choose appropriate syrup.
  • Fresh fruits such as grapefruit, watermelon, guava, lychee, kiwi, mango, apple, etc. depend on each person’s taste (to increase the appeal of ice cream dish).
  • Ice cream cup.
  • Shaved ice maker or a blender.

Patbingsu shaved ice cream

While watching Korean romantic modern movies, you’ve probably heard of Patbingsu ice cream more or less. This is a very popular Korean delicacy, making many generations fascinated. So how hard is it to make them? Feel free to find the answer for yourself in the instructions for making Strawberry Patbingsu ice cream right below:

  • Step 1: Prepare materials:

– Fresh strawberries

– Condensed milk, fresh milk, black beans

– A box of strawberry ice cream and, of course, ice to make shaved ice.

Depending on your taste and season, you can choose different types of ice cream and fruit flavors.

  • Step 2: Freeze strawberries in the freezer compartment, so the ice cream will last longer and the nutritious quality of the strawberry will be guaranteed. At the same time, you should also make black bean, remember not to put too much water.
  • Step 3: Put the shaved ice in the glass first then cut the berries. Because it is frozen so it is not watery when cutting strawberries. At this point, you also add some condensed milk to create the taste.
  • Step 4: Put black beans in the puree and pour into the ice cream, pour a moderate amount of fresh milk into it. At the top, we put a cool strawberry ice cream on.

Finally, it is also the most important step, which is to enjoy just before the shaved ice melts. This dish has a sweet taste, and many layers of taste rotation, so no one can resist that wonderful taste.

Super smooth fruit shaved ice

The way to make this kind of shaved ice has a bit more complicated material, but the way to make it and the finished product gives the cream a surprisingly smooth result. Not only adults are excited that children will love this ice cream too.

  • Step 1: Prepare materials including:

– Cream powder (available at supermarkets and convenience stores): 1 kg

– Milk (fresh milk or soy milk for those who are vegetarian): 1 box

– Syrup (depending on your preference): 0.3kg

– Fresh fruit and pure water (~ 4 liters)

  • Step 2: Warm the prepared water with cream powder, until it has a medium sweetness and a certain level of consistency.
  • Step 3: Grind fresh fruit then mix into the mixture with milk and syrup. Cool the mixture in the room temperature and then put it to the freezer.
  • Step 4: Use shaved ice maker or a blender to grind ice. If you don’t have a machine, you can use another tool to grind ice.

Tips: You can use frozen fruit smoothies and then shredded them to make shaved ice. This is also a simple and delicious way to make shaved ice. You can see some more fresh fruit smoothies here.

Making homemade shaved ice is great in that you can freely mix your tastes according to your preferences, and take the most advantage of the freezer.

However, to make this dish at home, you need to pay attention to the processing time and enjoy it because shaved ice is melted very quickly. Do not hesitate but go to the kitchen immediately to make a batch of cool shaved ice for your family.

One more day, a different drill, drunk again

So yesterday evening yet another drunk fella hit yet another power pole in our street. That is one thing that is bound to always happen around wine nation: When you live in a zone that produces something alcoholic as its essential yield, you will pull in individuals who jump at the chance to devour liquor as their essential nourishing product. With expected outcomes: Knock down a power pole, flee the scene and yet, repeat this process again.

Be that as it may, these few hours of total blackouts give an incredible chance to see how our relief skills function, particularly when I am all alone. My friend went on a business trip to Oregon 2 days ago, so when the drunk fella did it last night, it was around 7:30 pm and I was all alone in the house.

So thinking back on the few hours with no electricity, I got a few things right and of course, a few things needed upgrading and improvement.

To begin with, props to me for:

1) Having enough oil in the backup lights, and having them in an easily locatable space, in addition to knowing precisely where the battery-operated candles were kept.

2) I had kept all the wax candles in a single zone.

3) I effortlessly found the pipe lighters.

4) I knew enough about the generator that I could easily use it when it was daylight

5) I successfully brought in some solar oriented lights from outside as well as tea lights, to illuminate the less critical areas of the home.

So every one of that was great but gave myself a few thumbs down for:

1) not being sufficiently comfortable with the generator to start in the dark.

2) not knowing how to re-anchor the automated garage entryway in the wake of opening it physically.

3) not having oil, lamps, lighters and candles together in one place, so I would have had to go to just one place to pick up everything. Another thumbs down for not having plasma lighters with the hurricane lamps as well as the candles.

4) not having a clue as to where the extra gas for the generator was kept (fortunately it was filled with fuel so there was no need for more).

5) not charging all my gadgets. A 100 percent charge on my kindle and my phone would have been ideal for messages and emergency calls, and also would have kept me busy while I wait for the power to be fixed. I owned a portable charger, which was incredible, however, as opposed to using it on 50 percent charged gadgets it would have saved me some power to completely charge up everything

6) not having all the tools I would have required if there were a real emergency strategically placed and easy to reach. A real emergency would not have given me the time to head to the basement to look for a wrench to put out the burning gas.

Clearly, if the disaster happens during the day, you ideally have a few hours before its nighttime. However, I’ve come to notice that disasters such as this one tend to happen at night so it would be lovely to always be prepared.

I took in a great deal from this little preliminary drill and will make a few enhancements in the days to come.

How prepared would you say you are for a genuine catastrophe?



The internet was going chicken crazy, when the footage of a huge bird emerging from a coop in the US went viral. Some thought it was fake, but unfortunately it is not. The chicken is a Brahama, “the king of all poultry.” In 1901 these birds were weighing in at 18 pounds a chicken. They were created in the 1850s at a time that the world was in “hen fever.”



Brahma hens are large, and have always been. But, the internet just skyrocketed it mainstream.
The breed is thought to have been bred with large chickens from China that much is known. However, there are twelve names possible for the breed and still not one livestock specialist can agree on a single possible one to represent them all.
The name Brahma was given to the breed by a farmer in 1853 who just wanted to save space on his add in the paper!



Queen Victoria received these birds when they were all the rage!
Mr.George Burnham sent nine of these in 1852, to Queen Victoria who had quite the bird collection. The pair price jumped to $100 per pair,making it very lucrative and the bird to have if you were one in the know.


People were literally scared this past weekend on Twitter! The latest is that these birds are the stuff of nightmares, like a human child wrapped in a chicken suit. Disturbing, yes.


Auto Draft
Auto Draft

The view of the well that Joshua Spooner was throw down when he was killed in 1778. It is still located in Brookfield,Massachusetts


Joshua Spooner and his wife Bathsheba lived in Brookfield Massachusetts during the American Revolution. Bathsheba did what most women did, got married to the wealthiest option and dealt with her unhappiness. Well, even though Joshua had money (he was a wealthy planter) he could not give her happiness. Bathesheba began to have a liason, love affair adulterous journey with a dashing COntinental army captain by the name of Ezra Ross. Ross and Bathesheba became pregnant.

Joshua was an abusive man, according to Bathesheba and no amount of money could make her see past that. So on the night of March 1,1778 she enlisted two other soldiers to help Ezra beath Joshua to death and throw him down the well.


Auto Draft

Bathesheba\’s lover Ezra was only 16 years old when he fathered the 32 years olds child and killed her husband. The townspeople questioned her and the three soldiers who were captured and tried. Why kill him? Abuse, she stated again.
Her lover couldn\’t kill Joshua, even though she gave him the poison to do it and opportunities more than once. So she enlisted the help of two British soldiers who were AWOL. They gladly accepted her invitation, she told Ezra who came to help.

She was convicted, claimed she was pregnant and was given a examination. They did not find evidence and hung her. She was the first woman in America to be executed after the Declaration of Independence was signed.

So keep thee from the Evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. Neither let her take thee with her eyelids. There are a thousand dangers, that poor young wretches are in by reason of the snares & traps which are everywhere laid … particularly the poor beardless youth not quite 18.
July 5, Rev. Ebenezer Parkman

Auto Draft