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  1. Alexl

    Longevity in Furcifer oustaleti

    Thanks for your answer, Jeremy!
  2. Alexl

    Longevity in Furcifer oustaleti

    Ah, thank you! Never seen that section over here. That seemed to have been a typical scenario at this time. I know lots of keepers who had them just a few years, primarily wild caught and no one knew where they exactly came from (their habitat in Madagascar differs remarkably from e.g. the east...
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    Longevity in Furcifer oustaleti

    Hi there, I was recently asked what ages Furcifer oustaleti can reach in captivity. In fact, I found very little safe information about it. In reports from keepers and few scientific publications, the animals reach surprisingly short age ranges (however, most reports are either old or deal...
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    Soil temperatures in western Madagascar

    Hello everyone, together with my husband and a good friend I just published an article about soil temperatures in the Chamäleo (magazine of the working group chameleons in Germany). It deals with ~ 1400 measurements of soil temperatures in Ankarafantsika national park in the west of Madagascar...
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    Incubation data for Malagasy species

    Thanks for this link! It's actually the method with constant 28°C that was suggested in 1992 by Schmidt for F. oustaleti. Very interesting that this is still one of the used incubation methods. I wonder why no one has experimented much with night drops in this species since then. But given the...
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    Incubation data for Malagasy species

    I've uploaded the list just a few days ago, so not a lot of possibilities to stumble upon yet. ;)
  7. Alexl

    Incubation data for Malagasy species

    Here's a page with incubation data for various Malagasy species that have been published so far in smaller magazines such as Chameleo, CiN, Elaphe, or others. I had some time to browse through chameleon literature and thought this list might be helpful for others, too. So I put it on the website...
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    Chameleon skeletons

    The pictures in the first posting of the thread or all? Those on the first page may have been deleted since they were not uploaded to the forum directly. All others should be visible.
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    Chameleon skeletons

    Dug out the old thread to show recent work. A Brookesia thieli. It is very difficult to completely separate the skin scales from the mini bones on this tiny specimen.
  10. Alexl

    (PDF) Prolonged incubation time in Calumma parsonii parsonii (Cuvier, 1824) and revealing circumstantial evidence for sperm retention.

    Hi, the third one's here, too (just not that often as an active member), that's me. ;) Wow that's really sad. Honestly, we didn't expect one of the three eggs to hatch anymore. But there was a small glimpse of hope after using the Egg Monitor, so we continued incubation.
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    Anyone using an Egg Monitor ?

    Not that I know of.
  12. Alexl

    Anyone using an Egg Monitor ?

    I have so far only tried it with LED light and only on about 20 eggs. With these, I have not noticed any change in the pulse rate, but the number of samples seems to me to be clearly too small to draw any conclusions. I've read that paper, too. :) For reptiles, no study of a limited number of...
  13. Alexl

    New species found...Calumma lefona

    There's some more information and pictures of one of the three described species of this paper, Calumma juliae: https://www.madcham.de/en/calumma-juliae/ A very beautiful small chameleon species, but the habitat known so far is tiny and extremely threatened by deforestation. Unfortunately also...
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    New chameleon species from Madagascar and news about nasutum complex

    And from me and my team's personal photo stock, some pictures of those species: Calumma emelinae, female: Calumma emelinae, male: Calumma tjiasmantoi, female: Calumma tjiasmantoi, male: Calumma nasutum, male: Calumma nasutum, female: Calumma fallax, male: Calumma radamanus...
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    New chameleon species from Madagascar and news about nasutum complex

    I would like to share the following paper with you, on which the first author David Prötzel has been working for years now. It was published in February 2020 and it's really, really worth a read. Untangling the trees: Revision of the Calumma nasutum complex (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae) Authors...
  16. Alexl

    Heat + Humidity = RI ??

    That's completely ok! Thank you for the compliments, I am very happy if the website benefits people (and chameleons).
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    Heat + Humidity = RI ??

    Maybe I can clear this up. The original article was written by me, but around 2010. This article was posted on the rebuilt website in 2014. In 2019, I finally found time to rework the article completely, making it "invisible" to users for a few days, but not changing the original uploading date...
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    Anyone using an Egg Monitor ?

    For those of you who are interested: I have since written a short article on the Egg Monitor. I would still be happy about the experiences of other chameleon keepers! https://www.madcham.de/en/nutzung-eines-egg-monitor/
  19. Alexl

    Stick insects as feeder?

    It usually takes a moment until chameleons realize stick insects as food. But then they seem to taste very good, despite the secretions. I have been using them for years as one of many regular feeders. Pay attention to what species you want to buy. Some reproduce very quickly (3-4 months)...
  20. Alexl

    Chameleon skeletons

    Yes! I built in a scale. But it's a bit difficult because the skeleton wasn't photographed exactly from the side, but a little bit sloped. For a better idea: The orbit is about 2 cm wide. I'm glad you like it! Yes. Chameleons' teeth are acrodont, i.e. the teeth sit vertically on the jawbone...
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