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Dealing With The Loss of a Pet

Posted 04-24-2013 at 03:18 PM by jannb

I have been very sad having to deal with the loss of my chameleons. I feel like someone has ripped out my heart not just once but multiply times. At first I was in shock and denial then anger and depression. Since tax season is over I am staying busy to keep my mind off everything but itís still so very hard. These guys have been a constant part of my life and brought me so much joy. I feel devastated by their loss. We buried the boys in our little grave yard beside the house. They each have markers...
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Spring Lighting Schedule

Posted 04-12-2013 at 12:47 PM by Decadancin

So as Daylight Savings has arrived, it is time to rethink my lighting schedule. Days are getting longer, and this time of year I tend to have the doors and windows open. This can be a challenge keeping the humidity levels where I want, so along with my lighting times, I am also experimenting with misting schedules.

First off, the basic setup has not changed much. I have experimented with different wattage for basking, but other than that I am still using the Arcadia T5 HO quad fixture...
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Spinach

Posted 04-09-2013 at 09:09 PM by sandrachameleon (SandraChameleon's Blog)

At first glance, Spinach may seem a good gutload choice. And it is, in small amounts from time to time. Spinach is a good source of Fiber, Protein, pro-formed Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Niacin, Zinc, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

HOWEVER, Spinach (especially older leaves) is on all the Oxalic Acid and Goitrogenic lists. Meaning Spinach could interfere with calcium, iron and iodine absorption...
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Zaphod on YouTube

Posted 04-09-2013 at 02:21 PM by Decadancin
Updated 05-02-2013 at 07:11 AM by Decadancin

So, here are some links to Zaphod on YouTube. I will add to this as I post more as well as start a thread in the forums. Hope you enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raY015YIGvM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spr_x4zNv94

Here's one of feeding time...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAMgzWQiI64
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Nutrients in Quinoa

Posted 04-09-2013 at 01:58 PM by sandrachameleon (SandraChameleon's Blog)

A half cup / 92.5g of cooked Quinoa provides:


66.24 g Water
111 kcal Energy
465 kJ Energy
4.07 g Protein (Complete Amino Acids / high-quality protein)
1.78 g Total lipid (fat)
0.7 g Ash
19.7 g Carbohydrate, by difference
2.6 g Fiber, total dietary
0.8 g Sugars, total
16.31 g Starch
16 mg Calcium, Ca
1.38 mg Iron, Fe
59 mg Magnesium, Mg
141 mg Phosphorus, P
159 mg Potassium, K
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