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The Philosophy of Gutloading 5. Insects and the work they do As I said previously, I was under the impression that though chameleons can’t digest many of the gutload ingredients we use, they can certainly access the nutrients of these ingredients via the gut contents of our feeder insects. In...
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The Philosophy of Gutloading Acknowledgements I would like to thank Anthony Herrel and Walter Tapondjou for their helpful advice on where to look for relevant papers. 1. Introduction Recently, it was suggested to me that our current gutloading practices might be wrong-headed. In particular, I...
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The Current StAte A blog entry about vitamin A is a tough one for several reasons. First, the literature is heavy on the chemistry and biology, and I am neither a chemist, nor a biologist (nor a scientist of any kind). Second, because vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, stored mainly in the...
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Overarching question: Why do some chameleons eat plants? Related Questions: Are all/some chameleons omnivores? What exactly makes an animal an omnivore? Should I be feeding my chameleon vegetables? Do some chameleons need plant material in their diet? Are chameleons able to digest/extract...
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Anyone reading this is probably familiar with the thread I recently started about mentorship, and my obvious over-exuberance, naiveté, idealism and all those other typical traits that come along with being a relative newcomer to a community. So be it! Recently, @JacksJill suggested that the...
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While I'm sure the forum pros can ferret out threads that answer the following questions, I rarely hear them discussed, answered or even asked. So here it goes: 1) Why don't screened cages come with uv transmitting acrylic strips on the tops? Since the typical cage screen filters out up to 50%...
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