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    Country wide shortage of distilled water???

    Use the filtered water dispensers at grocery stores, or buy a RO system for $70-100. I found I was spending $5 or more a week on water, so spending the $80 on an RODI system for my house made more sense in the long term.
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    My Experience With Furcifer Verrucosus

    I understand both sides of the pure vs cross argument. It reminds me of the Endlers Livebearer fish from South America. You have the people who want to keep the different locales pure in captivity, and then you have the people who are crossing them to create new crazy lines. I think both are...
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    My Experience With Furcifer Verrucosus

    Verrucosus are on the larger side, supposedly between a panther and oustaleti in terms of size.
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    My Experience With Furcifer Verrucosus

    I keep them pretty much identical to my panthers and Oustalet’s. The only difference is that I provide a warmer heat lamp. So they have access to a higher temp basking area- same with the ousties. Although I think they’d probably do just fine without the increased basking temp. I have read...
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    My Experience With Furcifer Verrucosus

    I have found my male verrucosus is an eager breeder, and my female is receptive fairly often. Despite Adchams stating they only lay 1-2 clutches a year, in captivity mine has laid almost as often as a pardalis. Over the course of the last year she has laid 6 clutches. Half of which were...
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    Senegal Yellow and orange colours

    Beautiful Cham, maybe those colors indicate receptive or gravid coloration? I have no experience with senegals. I’ve heard they are very short lived- sadly. But not sure if that’s entirely accurate. I wish more mainland African species were available in the states. I’ve always been eager to...
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    Looking for a female oustalets chameleon

    Just seeing this post. I had a very similar experience with UG reptiles. Except I actually called them and specifically requested from a real person the healthiest male they had. They sent me a male that had severe gout, emaciated and dislocated hind leg. I called them back, complained, they...
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    Anyone with experience breeding black crickets? Gryllus bimaculatus?

    And actually looking up photos, I think I may have actually seen these before, but assumed they were native. They aren’t huge. And like some other katydids are opportunistic feeders- eating the occasional insect.
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    Anyone with experience breeding black crickets? Gryllus bimaculatus?

    Yeah I know. In all my experiences in Florida I’ve never come across a Caribbean Katydid. I’ll have to look them up. I’ve seen plenty of native katydids, as well as various grasshopper species. Just my opinion based on what some of my biologist friends who work in Florida tell me- much of the...
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    Anyone with experience breeding black crickets? Gryllus bimaculatus?

    In the Midwest catching Katydids is easy- but the only time you can find them is generally autumn. At night I would take a flashlight out to the fields, a long stick, and just follow their calls. But even without the calls I would stumble across females and random males. They were very abundant...
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    Anyone with experience breeding black crickets? Gryllus bimaculatus?

    Nice! Yeah the only ones I find down here in Santa Clarita are small bush crickets. I haven’t seen any larger Katydid species- I did find one Sooty Winged in Anza Borrego. Huge female. A month or so ago I was passing through Bakersfield on my way home from a hiking trip. It was night and we...
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    Anyone with experience breeding black crickets? Gryllus bimaculatus?

    I think I’ve found broadwings and Florida giants when down there? I have pics. Easiest to find them at night. I can bring some back next time I’m down there- If I find any. I assumed they needed a diapause. And that I would need at least 1 male and 1 female, but more would be better. Last time...
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    Anyone with experience breeding black crickets? Gryllus bimaculatus?

    Holy crap, variety! I’d love to get some of those established as breeding colonies.
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    Anyone with experience breeding black crickets? Gryllus bimaculatus?

    I will look for those while down there as well. I think there is a population in parkland? Or maybe coral gables? I don’t have exact locations for many of these species. It’ll be an Indiana Jones type adventure- Piecing together clues and asking around, in order to pinpoint a precise locations...
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    Anyone with experience breeding black crickets? Gryllus bimaculatus?

    Man, I’m an avid bug hunter, probably caught hundreds, if not thousands of katydids over the years, several species, and have never ran into the pink color form. I know one guy who personally caught one in his own yard and that’s it. I used to go out at night in late summer early autumn in...
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    Anyone with experience breeding black crickets? Gryllus bimaculatus?

    I’ve caught these in the wild. Similar to lacewings or green banana roaches. Which btw, green lacewings are a great feeder for babies and smaller lizards like anoles. I havent bred them, but I find them around trees in fairly large numbers. I’ve never had an issue with the g. bimaculatus trying...
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    Anyone with experience breeding black crickets? Gryllus bimaculatus?

    Critter Depot has them on occasion. I’ve also gotten them from Petsmart here and there. They do die much easier than banded crickets.
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    Anyone with experience breeding black crickets? Gryllus bimaculatus?

    I’ve caught and observed wild camel crickets, but never tried to breed them. Would be an interesting species to try. I’ve never seen them in Cali, but I used to find them on occasion in Michigan. Usually in dark damp places. I’m not sure if they breed year round in the Midwest.
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    Anyone with experience breeding black crickets? Gryllus bimaculatus?

    Luckily I got rid of the mites. I think the humidity was too high, and then when it dipped they were covering the crickets trying to get moisture from their mouths. Yeah katydids are cool. I’ve always wanted to try breeding/hatching them. I used to live in Michigan and in late summer we had...
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    Anyone with experience breeding black crickets? Gryllus bimaculatus?

    Yeah might buy some of the Jamaican field crickets. He also has katydids- which is tempting!
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