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Today is extra fun! Briana O'Brien from Kammerflage Kreations joins me and we just shoot the "shelter in place" breeze! We talk current events, discuss our current projects, and we just get to know her a little better. And, yes, we do get the toilet paper update. I know everyone wants to know...
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Today we consider how to deal with our time now that many of us are spending this time at home. If we are working from home, how do we stay productive? If we are out of work, what do we do with our time? Luis Wiedemann, a long time reptile keeper, comes on and shares how he has successfully...
Well, we are in the second day of "Shelter in Place". Yesterday was VERY strange! All non-essential businesses are closed and there are no gatherings of people. The world I used to know is strangely silent as most of life is now behind closed doors. I talk about that new reality and I answer a...
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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...
DeremensisBlue
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The coronavirus infection worsens and the Silicon Valley/San Francisco area goes under "Shelter in Place". There is a new perspective on whether we will continue to get feeders shipped. And I discuss the two things to plan for in order to have an enjoyable chameleon baby raising experience...
DeremensisBlue
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The things you learn about your spouse. An update on the things that have been happening in the last 24 hours. And a talk about knowing when something is wrong with your chameleon. Here is a good reference for Chameleon Behavior Signs https://chameleonacademy.com/chameleon-behavior/ And...
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Well, shopping is an experience! I can understand preparing for the zombie apocalypse. But as long as utilities are still running enough for us to flush a toilet it isn't that bad! Today I relate the current news on the virus, relate a shopping experience through the eyes of my wife, and talk...
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The world is coming to slow and painful grinding halt as we figure out how to weather this coronavirus. So here is another chameleon touchpoint to keep our spirits up and hold us together. Day 1 is working from home... And here is the video I talked about with the Italians making the best of...
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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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Just a test ATM. To test tiles, but will by my next entry so named as such, Look for an edit SOON!
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Introduction to Bio-Activity: As of recent times, a lot of folks have been asking questions, and for guides on Bio-active Enclosures. How to set them up, how to drain them, how they work, why they work. I figured it was good and Time, that someone sat down and made a Guide! I have been meaning...
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Good evening, CF! With all the info out there on effective UV Index (UVI) for our chameleons, I've had to rethink how my lighting is set up. In a nutshell, simply placing our UVB lights on top of screen enclosures may be simply not enough! Studies have shown that the effective range of UVI...
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Chameleon Info: Your Chameleon - He is a veiled chameleon named Khalid. I got him on 7/21/19 at a local reptile Expo from Captive Bred Specialties. The seller told me he was 10 weeks old at the time of purchase. That would put his birthday at May 12th, 2019. It's early February now, so he...
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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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This is another shot of the pots as well as more grapevine that is foamed in. After the cage is done I will use bendy vines to connect the grapevine branches and will also drape pothos over them to create small hideaways for the chameleon. I hope this helps and please feel free to PM me with...
absolutbill
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On the back we are placing 4 pots. I use the 8" plastic pots and foam them into place. My plants are in other 8" pots so I can slide them in and out as needed. I have tried using smaller pots and was disappointed. By using 8" pots you can grow a nicely sized pothos or spider plant (my 2 go-to...
absolutbill
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These are the 2 back panels of the cage. We only work on 1 side panel, or the 2 back panels at a time both for space and to not go crazy.
absolutbill
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Carve down any bumps you don't like and add some foam to any holes (foam is cheaper than silicone). Liberally squeeze the silicone onto the foam. Work in smallish areas never applying more than one tube of silicone at time. Then scoop and pack your not completely dry coco husk and pack it with...
absolutbill
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We like adding grapevine directly into the expanding foam for extra stability. Again, zip tie the pieces to hold them into place then foam after snipping the ends of the zip ties. When you are doing the layers of foam add it ONE LAYER OF FOAM AT A TIME, letting it dry completely between layers.
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