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    Helppp lost the baby!

    Look under things. Wires, the wire racks and misting tubings are favorite places. Look low to the ground. Remember to look at things from several different angles because babies especially will swivel around and hide behind even little wires. I've found escaped babies that were a lot smaller...
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    Four Horned Chameleon Care Sheet/Info/Guide

    I'll send you a PM. The youngest are my baby graciliors were hatched in April. I have a couple males from a slightly older clutch. Still babies but a bit bigger. The quad quads are in between. The oldest graciliors are starting to show their colors on their cheeks. Did you want a...
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    Four Horned Chameleon Care Sheet/Info/Guide

    Do you already have lighting? I bought all my lights from Light Your Reptiles. Todd is terrific. www.lightyourreptiles.com. Light Your Reptiles is a distributor of Arcadia lights. Arcadia are the BEST UVB lights you can get. I use a double T-5 fixture--either 6% or 12% UVB (mostly 6%) with...
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    Four Horned Chameleon Care Sheet/Info/Guide

    I don't use any basking bulbs. I have fluorescent bulbs across the top--UVB and a daylight bulb. That's all the heat they get even if temps are in the low 60s. They are a very forgiving species. They don't like rain, but do like mist. I don't know any chameleon other than a Mellers that likes...
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    Aflactoxicosis, crickets and moldy grain

    Interesting. Retelling this story, even in such an abbreviated way has brought back a lot of grief. It was a real gut punch.
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    Aflactoxicosis, crickets and moldy grain

    The research vet who had a fellowship at Zoological Society of London encouraged me to come forward. He said aflatoxicosis was an under diagnosed problem and a lot more common than people--and vets--believe. It was a really really awful time because the animals were suffering horribly. I...
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    Aflactoxicosis, crickets and moldy grain

    What's depressing is that few believe me or my vets. It cost me a lot to come forward and share. My honesty and integrity was questioned by at least one person on these forums.
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    Aflactoxicosis, crickets and moldy grain

    I lost a lot more than six. A lot more. I can't even remember. I think I lost half of my malthe so that's six right there. I lost a lot more than six quads and graciliors. Some were killed for necropsies and might have recovered. The quads and graciliors I lost were babies except one adult wc...
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    Aflactoxicosis, crickets and moldy grain

    Feed mills test their grain for aflatoxins. It is a human health hazard. On the contrary, I think quads and graciliors are very resiliant. I had baby graciliors that were in convulsions and lying on the bottom of the cage on their back for weeks. Here's a picture of one that would go into...
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    Aflactoxicosis, crickets and moldy grain

    One of the consulting vets for my disaster did a research fellowship at Zoological Society of London. He did (and still does) research work with birds and reptiles. He's written many veterinary text books on avian medicine. He was sure it was aflatoxicosis, something he said was...
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    Young Gracilior Male

    CBB Trioceros quadricornis gracilior
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    US T.q.quadricornis and T.q.gracilior babies/juveniles available

    I have some Trioceros quadricornis quadricornis and Trioceros quadricornis gracilior babies and juveniles available. An easy to care for and hardy montane species needing lots of humidity/water. I have a few unrelated pairs of graciliors available.
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    Necropsy on my chameleon GRAPHIC PICTURES

    My comment on the normal fat pad was in a necropsy photo the OP linked in his thread @Mawtyplant . He thought the fat pads on the other necropsy photos looked like the mass in the abdomen of his own dead chameleon. Thank you for the welcome back. I've just moved and my life is Hell right now.
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    Necropsy on my chameleon GRAPHIC PICTURES

    That necropsy is nothing similar to your chameleon's. That beige organ in the other necropsy is called a "fat body" and it is NORMAL. It is where fat is stored. I don't think you want to be digging up a dead chameleon if it is longer than a day. The smell of a decaying animal is really bad...
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    Necropsy on my chameleon GRAPHIC PICTURES

    Cutting open your dead chameleons is an excellent way to learn about them and their health. I open up almost everything including my pet chickens that have died or been culled (there are only so many roosters you can keep!). You will learn a lot. The pictures that most caught my attention...
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