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  1. Redman

    BSFL tips?

    I also use this method of vacation/emergency "vendor screwup/late" feeding. Works really well for me. I put a cup of bsfl in each cage and it's all good for me.
  2. Redman

    BSFL tips?

    I am also a big proponent of using both larvae and adults as a food source. My chams eat the adults like popcorn.
  3. Redman

    Where have they all gone?

    Hey there. I am also a red eye keeper. Cricket are true hide and escape artists in my experience. If you have a background and/or plants, bark, anything really that they can get under or behind, they will. Also, they are suicidal when it comes to water, so if you keep a water base, as I do for...
  4. Redman

    Never really thought about the ventral spine ridge before...

    I don't have current pics of these babies, but I will get some later. For now, here are pics of what I mean: The ridge of spines on the ventral surface.
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    Tropical Chameleons

    I will say that clutch laying is VERY hard on female panthers. I would think this especially true of an operation that is feeding heavily to try to maximize growth, and therefor profits, as well as to maximize the number of eggs produced. Young/small female with HUGE clutch and questionable...
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    Never really thought about the ventral spine ridge before...

    So, I was watching some of my 2 month old clutch hang upside down from the screen lid, as they like to do and which drives me crazy of course. While doing so, I noticed that the ventral ridge was a lot more pronounced than I usually see it. In fact I almost never take any notice of it at all on...
  7. Redman

    Looking to buy panthers!

    Can't speak for anyone else, but as for me, I am a hobbyist and not a big business. I only sell when I need to make some room or when I am looking to make space for genetic variations. My schedule is totally dependent on the Chams I have at the moment. When they are ready, they are ready, and...
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    Looking to buy panthers!

    I will when I have selected my keepers and such. It will be a while, as I don't really like to do pre-sales in case something happens...like I can't bear to let one go live with someone else. LOL Just putting it out there that I would help if I could, but my babies are a bit young ( one clutch...
  9. Redman

    Looking to buy panthers!

    I am going to have some spare ambilobes here in a couple months from 2 different clutches, but I can't help you with Ambanja. I am in Indiana, by the way.
  10. Redman

    Silkworms eat dandelion leaves

    In an emergency, I have had success feeding hornworms on potato until I can get more horn chow. I wouldn't feed them to the chams on this, but in a pinch to keep them alive it has worked for me. Not a silk response, but in the same vein...
  11. Redman

    Calcigrubs

    When I ordered from them, they were exactly on time to when they promised. In my case, 3 days. But I am sure it is going to depend on the situation with covid-19 and the impact on the major shippers. I use bsfl when I go on vacation, and they work perfectly. I make sure they are ready to hatch...
  12. Redman

    What is this?!?

    Yeah, probably right that it's springtails, but I am willing to help you be sure if you do get better pics. It may take me a bit though, I have to go out for some errands.
  13. Redman

    What is this?!?

    Really hard to make out any details from these pics, sorry. Could be some form of leafhopper, but I really need better pics before I would want to say with any hope of being close.
  14. Redman

    Is there a way to extend the larvae state of bsfl?

    As for the question of ordering from Calcigrubs, I have done it, and they gave me exactly what I asked for, in fact more than I ordered. I will continue to do business with them, for sure.
  15. Redman

    Cicadas has anyone ever fed them?

    The 17 yr variety that is due this year is somewhat smaller than the normal cicadas that we see in the midwest US. Those eyes though, very freaky looking!
  16. Redman

    Morality of breeding - What bugs should you feed most

    Sorry to say that I don't have a website for you. Most people who specialize in the pet trade tend to be very stingy in sharing of information, as they see it as a threat to their income stream. I even know many fish people who sell pairs or trios of a particular morph that only has a male from...
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    Morality of breeding - What bugs should you feed most

    I am a strong proponent of creativity and questioning, as I believe they are essential for the learning process. There is, of course, the nature of opinion to consider: If you ask 20 people the same question, you are likely to get 20 different answers. Also, on some topics there is the risk of...
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    Morality of breeding - What bugs should you feed most

    Almost every good line-breeding program I have ever used or seen will go back to the wild type at some point, usually on a repeating set schedule every X number of generations, to strengthen the line and eliminate unwanted mutations. In fish, we always worked on physical form issues first, then...
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    Morality of breeding - What bugs should you feed most

    One advantage, at least IMO (and isn't this a thread about opinion?), to the morph situation is that if extreme morphs feed the pet demand and trade, then I can see an argument for that protecting wild populations. If there is a hypothetical great demand for neon blue whateverthehells, and that...
  20. Redman

    Hatched my first Cham!

    Congrats!
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