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    What is the lowest temp you have had hatching veiled chameleon eggs.

    If they have no mold by now, they're still alive :)
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    What is the lowest temp you have had hatching veiled chameleon eggs.

    Supposedly room temps should be fine if you're trying to hatch them, I wouldn't go sticking them in the fridge or anything.
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    She's beautiful! Glad to hear she is healthy!
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    Is CB Reptile a good site?

    I'd like to say that line breeding (when animals share some non-immediate ancestors) isn't a bad thing, and can actually be used to purge bad genes from a line and improve predictability of certain traits if done right. Inbreeding (the breeding of close relatives like parents to offspring or...
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    Show me your bio active setup!

    This is for my mourning geckos (not quite what you asked for, I know). It's got maranta, peperomia caperata, begonia rex, rhipsalis capilliformis, rhipsalis micrantha, haworthia cymbiformis, transcadentia fluminensis, transcadentia pallida, philodendron 'Brazil,' epiphylum oxypetalum, 'Black...
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    Uv bulb for plants

    I use these in my chameleon and tortoise enclosures for their plants, but anything similar would be fine
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    Uv bulb for plants

    Plants don't need UV, they'll care more about the color temperature (5000k-6500k+ is best) and intensity. You'll probably want a separate bulb for the chameleon's uv; though plants can use the other spectrums that those bulbs put out, it probably won't be bright enough to keep them happy. I like...
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    diet feeders for fat chameleons

    You could try smaller things that move around a lot; my female loves zooming around to tag fruit flies and newly hatched mantis ? They're small enough that 10-15 don't count for much, if anything
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    Help! Chameleon eating a lot of dead leaves

    My male panther went through a phase of doing that too! I also got the advice that he may have a vitamin/mineral deficiency, though my supplements were supposedly correct. I ended up giving him a dish of vitamin/mineral dust mixed with coco coir; he takes the occasional mouthful of that, but...
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    US Ambilobe Panther Beautiful 3 1/2 month old male

    Sweet, I'll message you!
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    Found superworm as beetle in kitchen sink.

    The first escaped bug we found was an adult dubia, in my partner's shirt. He said something felt a little scratchy, took it off to check that the cat hadn't stuck a mouse in it, and was greeted by a fluttering, panicked roach...
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    Small white moving things in hornworms

    They're most likely some type of grain or detrivorous mite. They won't hurt your chameleon, but may cause irritation or stress to your hornworms and any other insects you might have. Mites tend to spread quickly, so if you keep colonies of feeder insects, they could become infested. If you...
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    Plants that like water?

    Haha, fair. I probably ought to label all mine instead of relying on my faulty brain, so I don't give out spoiled info
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    Plants that like water?

    JK, you're right, it's my lookalike (ctenanthe burle-marxii). It only started flowering after I started keeping it in a dish for my dripper, and has been flowering on and off for several months ? The maranta is in fact kept dry...
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    Plants that like water?

    So, schleffera (umbrella tree) and Croton for sure will die if kept moist, they prefer to be kept dry with periodic soaks. They'll rot otherwise. Hibiscus probably wouldn't do too poorly, as some species grow near swamps, but I don't think most cages get enough light to keep one alive. I'd...
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    Eye rubbing

    I know I've read about vitamin a deficiency causing some eye issues; my dude was rubbing his eyes, so I added Repashy Vitamin A Plus lightly dusted on 2 supers a months. It seems to have cleared up. There is some debate on whether chameleon can metabolize beta carotene and other proformed types...
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    Line bred

    Line breeding is different than inbreeding. Line breeding, the breeding of distantly related individuals can help decrease variabilities while slowly decreasing known issues, when done right. Inbreeding is bad, and involves direct relatives. Whether the person doing the breeding actually knew...
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    Morios not breeding

    My beetles didn't breed for the first 2-3 months either, but now they're producing far more than I'll ever need. If you think yours are old enough, they may be eating eggs if they run out of food or don't have adequate moisture. I also add things for them to climb (toilet paper rolls, tissue...
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    Outside time and weigh-in day!

    My male was 108 at 10 months, and is now 147 at 16 months if that helps! I think he might be small, though
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    US chicagoland area

    Are you okay? May I ask why you're getting rid of your panthers?
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