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  1. robertc

    Releasing chams into the wild.

    A correction: The sentence: "I am missing the investigation concerning the dependence of the size of the insect population with respects to the presence of chameleons." was meant as a missing proof that chams are a threat (this would be a proof rather than study of contents of a chameleon...
  2. robertc

    Releasing chams into the wild.

    First of all I would like to say that I am against the releasing of chams. Anyway, I have just read the articles listed above and I do not like the logic structure of their conclusion: there have been found Hawaii insects in a chameleon stomach and thus chameleons are a threat. In fact, the...
  3. robertc

    Incubating F. verrucosus and F. oustaleti

    I had a few generations of verrucosus. I had best results with 2 months constant 23-26 degrees Celsius 2 months constant 10-18 degrees increase by 1 or 2 degrees per week to the final temperature the rest of the incubation at 24-26 degrees the jump between the first and the second period...
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    Need a plant expert!

    I have been using ficus binnendijkii for many years without problems.
  5. robertc

    b. fusca roach

    I was breding them for many years. I was quite satisfied with them. However, I have found that B.discoidalis are much faster breders.
  6. robertc

    Verrucosus - winter temperature

    I use winter-temperatures between 15 and 18 degrees. A proof that this method works is the fact that my male is finishing his fifth winter in my conditions right now. Most people claiming that the winter cooling poeriod is not necessary have only a few months experience.
  7. robertc

    Kinyongia boehmei

    Has anyone of you tried incubation of Kinyongia-eggs with constant temperatures? Dirt averages the day/night temperatures. If I am right, the temperature oscilation in the depth of 20cm is under 1 degree Celsius.
  8. robertc

    Deremensis eggs

    Stevie, Jiri Marek from Prague (Europe, Czech republic) has just incubated several clutches...
  9. robertc

    question about oustalets

    I had pairs together without problems. I would not risk to house two males together. I also had two females together, but they were fighting because of their favourite basking branch, so I separated them.
  10. robertc

    Weights on mellers

    My two "almost adults" have 250g both with the length 44cm and 46cm, respectively. I believe they are neither fat nor slim.
  11. robertc

    Meller questions

    I know a person who has his third CB-generation. I have bad exerience with keeping juveniles together (at total length 20cm there started real problems), but there is no problem when keeping a pair in a cage of the size 1.2*1.2*2 metres.
  12. robertc

    Deremensis Strange Behaviour

    My female sometimes becomes spotted when she is thirsty...
  13. robertc

    My Meller's like lower basking temp

    The enclosure is sufficiently large. It is enough to move the heating bulb to a corner so that there is some volume of the enclosure with low temperature. I keep melleri in 80*40*60cm untill they are 30cm long.
  14. robertc

    Furcifer Verrucosus Gravid Coloration? Or....

    If you visit my profile-contact information-"my web page", you will find some pics of a gravid female.
  15. robertc

    Meller's Coloring

    I have heard that WC melleri sometimes drink too much and it causes their death (the eplanation is, that in the wild nature, they do not have opportunity to drink very often, so they tend to drink a lot when the opportunity comes). Actually, my CB melleri drink much less than pardalis, etc.
  16. robertc

    meller's or parsonii

    If you are starting with a new species, it is always best to have as big enclosure as possible and prepare different conditions in different corners. Concerning melleri, they do not drink much. And they do not require a misting system. I offer them twice a week water from a syringe, a shy...
  17. robertc

    Furcifer Verrucosus Simple Caresheet

    In case it seems to you that it might be the winter rest, you can test it by decreasing the temperature of the enclosure (in case of a large enclosure it can be done probably only by decreasing entire room's temperature), while keeping the basking branch as hot as in summer. He will choose what...
  18. robertc

    Furcifer Verrucosus Simple Caresheet

    It seems to me that there might be three reasons for not eating. 1) The cham is having his winter rest. In such a case he almost would not be interested in eating and basking. (If not, then warming him up, by my opinion, would be good for nothing. Verrucosus do not care about low temperatures...
  19. robertc

    Furcifer verrucosus weight graphic

    I am also time after time recording weight and length my chams. But I am checking only young ones, older animals tend to overeating and getting fat (especially in winter). I have a lot of records with the conclusion that there are different optimal BMIs for different species. Moreover, the...
  20. robertc

    Evil Locusts!!!

    Standard locust is Locusta migratoria, this locust is almost strict vegetarian. The second often used species is Schistocerca gregaria, they eat each other more often, they can even bite the chameleon. It seems to me that their meat-appetite increases with dehydration.
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