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    Edible egg

    Someone ate their python's eggs... Yeah...nope. I can't even finish this video.
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    Pinning BSFL...

    Should not have opened this thread while eating lunch...yuck!
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    Purple heart wandering Jew plant okay?

    Good to know--I really like the look of T. pallida and could see it making an attractive cover plant in a vivarium. On the other hand, it sounds like chams can hurt themselves jumping onto to branches without checking to see if they can support their weight?
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    Moss?

    I use sphagnum for my carnivores and some orchids and have found that if it is dead and sits in stagnant water it sometimes starts to stink and even grow mold--even though it is slightly acidic. It is also just an excellent sponge, which is why it's great for orchids, but I imagine that if...
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    Moss?

    ETA: Avoid Sphagnum Moss (live or dead): it would do wonders for your humidity levels but would be a huge, unsanitary mess after a week or so.
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    Purple heart wandering Jew plant okay?

    What is the Latin name? At least one plant that has the common name Wandering Jew is toxic to dogs and cats.
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    Moss?

    My two cents: 1. Preserved moss that is green has dye in it, which I'm guessing might not be good for an animal that eats it. 2. You can buy dead Spanish Moss, which as someone else said is not real moss, but a kind of tillandsia. You could specifically buy living Spanish Moss, but if you...
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    looking to get into the chameleon world, unsure of where to start

    Thanks for the words of encouragement! I'm still planning on getting a chameleon in the (hopefully) not to distant future, but at the moment I'm focusing on finishing my dissertation. Hopefully I'll defend in June and hopefully even before that I'll have a job lined up and then I can transition...
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    looking to get into the chameleon world, unsure of where to start

    Lol!:p I get being offended that OP made a fuss over the word "hobby", but why drag their age into it? It seems like they are doing research, calculating expenses and preparing an enclosure and supplies way before getting an animal. From the dozens of "help!!!!" posts I've read on this forum...
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    High white orange veiled chameleon

    I guess my question is less about "hidden" problems from inbreeding (so, unintentional promotion of harmful recessive genes un-related to the unique coloration that was intentionally promoted here), and more along the lines of, is albino/translucent coloration harmful to animals that need...
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    High white orange veiled chameleon

    There's so much crazy variation going on with snake and bearded dragon morphs, that I have to believe someone somewhere has been keeping records of what kinds of problems are encountered with the inbreeding that has produced these morphs AND then hopefully someone else has gone on to establish...
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    Can you breed brother and sister panther chameleon?

    That's true, so inbred animals are "removed" from the gene pool only if they have some maladaptive trait. If not, then they continue on. So, cheetahs, for example, are highly inbred and have been for some time (not directly as a consequence of modern pressures on habitat or hunting from humans)...
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    Can you breed brother and sister panther chameleon?

    Thanks for this! I was thinking that Dalmatians' coloration is a type of albinism, and a type of hereditary deafness is one problem Dalamtian breeders have to account for in their programs. I assume the level of genetic manipulation (via selective breeding, not engineering) that you describe...
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    Should I switch to 10.0 with larger enclosure?

    Do solarmeters also provide general luminosity measurements (footcandles, PAR and whatnot)? Or just info on uv?
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    Possible broken leg?

    Good luck! Sounds like you caught the problem fairly early. I wish Robert a speedy recovery and you smooth future sailing in your chameleon care!
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    US Looking for Bradypodion, F. minor, B. Stumpffi, F. willsii

    Backwater still has Brookesia, maybe stumpfii? It just says sp.
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    Can you breed brother and sister panther chameleon?

    Definitely people should be focusing on diversifying the gene pools of cb populations as much as possible!
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    Can you breed brother and sister panther chameleon?

    Oh my goodness, I'm stating that it happens in nature! See, cheetahs. https://www.instituteofcaninebiology.org/blog/inbreeding-of-purebred-dogs-determined-from-dna https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1523-1739.1994.08040961.x I don't think any single commenter on this post has...
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