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    Is this scale rot?

    With a screen cage, is the whole enclosure not climbable by the chameleon? From my perspective, I would imagine the chameleon can climb right up the side to get close as possible to the light or even grab the top of the cage, exposing his belly to the light. For this reason, I do not like...
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    Are waterfalls really that bad?

    I will say...in a pinch a hand mister is only like 15 bucks and you can get it at any hardware store, just to tide you over. I always hand mist a bit ontop of my MistKing for plants and such anyways
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    MistKing Zip Drip Option

    One thing I would like to add, if you go with the zip drip, your line needs to be a complete circle, which is not necessary without it. So if you are running a decent length overall this can add to a lot more tubing being used and managed. I got one because the price was not unreasonable...
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    New enclosure design, with a cave!

    Thank you for your interest! This is pretty much exactly what i am going for! It is graded, the lowest end being the cave. The cave is pulling air in and venting out the top of the PVC tube, the temp of the air going in is around 87 and coming out its around 85. I do not have a good way to...
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    New enclosure design, with a cave!

    Beyond it being a hide though, I am interested in air flow and its effects on humidity and temperature near a "cave" that actually sucks air through the substrate.
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    New enclosure design, with a cave!

    Your right! Lets add some depth and dimension shall we!
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    New enclosure design, with a cave!

    Some more pictures and some data! Ambient temperatures are sitting right about 90 F in almost all areas of the tank, some spots dip to 87 in the shade. Basking areas are averaging around 105, but a few have spots up to 115. The lowest recorded temperature was in the "cave", at 83F. The...
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    New enclosure design, with a cave!

    I am designing a new 150 gallon terrarium, hoping to keep some form of Pygmy or minor/lateralis, but I want to test the temps and humidity for quite some time to see how things look. I am not married to any species yet, I want to see how the terrarium runs and find the inhabitant that would...
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    Investigation In Progress

    From someone who just reads these forums and looking through the keyhole, just an opinion. This seems to be someone trying to explain themselves, with a bunch a typical internet trolls attacking them, you have even started with the memes. Self realization is important, its easy to be harsh...
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    Basic sleeping behavior

    Thanks for responding on the holiday guys, really appreciate the peace of mind you just gave me....I never expected them to be such heavy sleepers!
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    Basic sleeping behavior

    What the typical sleeping behavior of a veiled chameleon? Also at what light level to they typically go to sleep in outdoor lighting, complete darkness or dusk? This is my 1st night with my chams and I am just wanting to know what to expect. Also I am doing this and assume it is as yes, but...
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    Mistking accessory question

    I just got the hydrostat controller and personally do not like it for chameleons, I do not have any at the time, but am getting my setup ready. The problem with the hydrostat is you can not set it to go off on a timer, it only goes off when humidity dips to your preset level. So in my opinion...
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    New poster, just getting into Chameleons!

    Thanks so much for all the info! Super helpful! Do you think a fan oscillating on the chameleon at night would help drop it that 5 degrees? I can kick up the misting at night and put the fan on. I actually usually put an oscillating fan on all my reptiles at night, how do people feel about...
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    New poster, just getting into Chameleons!

    Appreciate the response, they both have pretty solid bottoms that will hold water, I was thinking I would plant the substrate heavily to help suck up water, then punch a hole in the bottom of the tray and put another planted terrarium below it again to drink up more water. If the water is to...
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    New poster, just getting into Chameleons!

    Hello everyone, my name is Josh, 1st time posting on these forums, but I have been reading for a few months. Looking to get into chameleon keeping and want some advice, direction, and criticism of my plans thus far. I have some experience keeping reptiles, I have a Leopard Gecko, Crested...
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