Adult Leopard Gecko Shed/Laybox Clinic by Julie Bergman
An important component of an adult leopard gecko's terrarium is a moist shed box they can go in and do their shedding/egg laying. Without this their skin will get stuck on their heads, eyes and toes, resulting in possible loss and/or infection. Here's a cheap and easy way to make a nice shed box for them.
First, I use a butter tub or something plastic with a good fitting lid that will hold as many leopard geckos as in the terrarium, cut a "door" into it, add a 50/50 sphagnum peat moss and vericulite mixture, then moisten it.
Here's the moist shed box with 50/50 moist vermiculite and sphagnum peat moss. You can purchase these items at any place that sells plants. Put in 1-1.5 inches, moisten and replace as needed.
This is the clumpy type consistency you need to start out with. Add water to the mixture until it gets like this.
Here's a larger box for 1.2 (one male and two female) breeders. I keep these off the heat tapes I use in my breeder rack drawer system as the substrate will dry up too quickly there.