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  1. Lunatuck

    Bees and wasps?

    I just brought cosmic outside for the first time this season. He is eyeing up some bees and wasps. Do I need to worry? I wouldn’t be able to prevent him from eating one and it looks like he wants a taste.
  2. Lunatuck

    Is this a sore or normal... In mouth.

    Is this a sore? Mouth rot? Bottom of his mouth, right up front. He gaped today, which is rare for him. I noticed this red/pink mass, but don’t see inside his mouth often, so I’m just not sure. Chameleon Info: Your Chameleon - Ambilobe Panther Chameleon, 1 year, Male Handling - 1-2...
  3. Lunatuck

    Display lighting?

    I have my UVB and heat dome above my enclosure. I'm about to mount two LED grow fixtures on the same timer I use for the chameleon enclosure. My problem is, the combination of all of the lights is incredibly unattractive. It does nothing to show off the natural colors of Cosmic. Does anyone...
  4. Lunatuck

    Cosmic Rainbow 1-Year Birthday and Health Check

    Chameleon Info: Your Chameleon - Ambilobe Panther Chameleon, 1 year, Male Handling - 1-2 Times per week. Feeding - Crickets (Gutload:Repashy Superload, Apples, Carrots, Oranges, Bee Pollen, Dandelion Leaves in season, and some other scraps) Eating has slowed a bit. Maybe 8-10 3/4" crickets...
  5. Lunatuck

    Criss crossed bamboo wall panels?

    I watched a Youtube video where a keeper had these bamboo wall panels on the sides of her enclosure. It prevented her cham from walking on the screen. Does anyone know what there are called? Every keyword I type in gives me window shades or large room screens. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
  6. Lunatuck

    Uneven shed?

    Last week, Cosmic’s legs started to shed. I figured it would work its way around his body, but after the lags shed, it seemed like it was over. So Monday, I see his back shed beginning. He’s basically conpleted his shed, but it was different then the last times. I have read its a sign of...
  7. Lunatuck

    Ants living in flourescent fixture...

    I noticed some ants in the enclosure, and it seemed like it was coming from my living wall. So I took the whole enclosure outside and hosed it out. That took care of all of the ants in the enclosure, so I put it all back together. An hour later, I see ants marching on the top of the cage...
  8. Lunatuck

    Try to match their natural environment...

    I've been thinking about something for a while. Before I come right out with it, I want to say that attempting to replicate a species natural environment is the best for of husbandry. But, perhaps, there is something better. This first popped into my mind when listening to a Breeder Podcast...
  9. Lunatuck

    Switched from 1/2" to 3/4" crickets...

    I was giving Cosmic 1/2" crickets and he was eating a ton. I'd say about 15-20 per day. He had also been growing like crazy. Because he grew, I started using 3/4" crickets. He's dropped to about 8-10 a day. Is this about correct? I know by weight, he's getting about the same amount, but...
  10. Lunatuck

    Enjoy some pics of space!

    My other hobby is astrophotography. Hope you guys enjoy! If you're curious about something, ask. All of the images were taken by me within 30 miles of my house. Andromeda Galaxy IC1396 Elephant Trunk Nebula VdB 152 Dumbell Nebula Inside of the Heart Nebula
  11. Lunatuck

    Cosmic’s getting overconfident...

    When I first got Cosmic, he was as shy as you would expect from a chameleon. I used a tree to get him comfortable with coming out of his enclosure. Then I offered him a hand bridge to get to the tree. It all worked out better then I expected and I can say he’s comfortable with being out of his...
  12. Lunatuck

    Cosmic having a post shed drink

  13. Lunatuck

    Running out of the cage...

    Before I got Cosmic, I watched a million chameleon videos on Youtube. I always hoped that my chameleon would do what I see lots of others do. When you get close to the cage, whether its feeding or whatever, the chameleon comes running to the front and wants to climb on its owners hand. So I...
  14. Lunatuck

    Wet smelly poop...

    Chameleon Info: Your Chameleon - Panther, Male, 2mo 3 weeks. In my care for 3 weeks. Handling - Almost daily I put him in his tree for a couple of hours. Also clean cage at the same time. He's been running onto my hand when I put his feeding cup in there. Feeding - Staple...
  15. Lunatuck

    Waterfalls... How bad do we want them?

    When I started planning for Cosmic's cage, I envisioned a waterfall in there. Well, these forums fixed me. I understood pretty soon the difficulties of using a waterfall and keeping it sanitary. At this point, I barely want one anymore, but I have put some thought into how to successfully use...
  16. Lunatuck

    Brightening up to come out of cage?

    For the last 5 days, I've been letting Cosmo come out of the cage and hang out in an umbrella tree I bought. He seems to like it a lot. At least that's what it seems like. The tree sits beside his cage. I've been finding him exploring his cage more and I'm pretty sure he's trying to figure...
  17. Lunatuck

    LED UVB bulbs?

    I've recently read an article about various UV range LEDs. They were shown to be very effective in stimulating vitamin D production in both humans and mice. It seems the technology is using gallium nitride to give the bulbs a peak in the various UV ranges. The same technology is used to cure...
  18. Lunatuck

    Stuck shed on tip of tail...

    Cosmic shed two days ago. There is a slight bit of stuck shed at the very tip. Its too far back to cut circulation. Should I try and get it off, ot let it come off on its own? It isnt so loose. Itll stress him out taking it off.
  19. Lunatuck

    Is this a shed?

    Cosmic's bottom lip looked a little funny earlier. He's also been rubbing his face a bit on branches. I suspected a shed was coming, but want to make sure. If not, I'll post the form for help.
  20. Lunatuck

    Reading their body language...

    I really enjoy watching Cosmo and trying to understand a bit about body language and what I can learn from it. I know that various colors can represent different moods, but so far, nothing has been obvious. There are two things he does that I can read. First, when I open the cage with the...
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