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  1. DartFrogKeeper

    Civility and good will

    That's a good question and my example answer was going to be bioactive but if that's pretty much mainstream now I'm not sure what it would be really. I always like seeing people succeed with their own twist on things though. Like the woman from Canada who free ranges Mellers who was on the...
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    My Jacksons Chameleon Escaped (but I found him)

    I'm embarrassed to admit this, but my Jackson's escaped from his cage twice more since I posted! Yesterday I caught him in the same tree as earlier and today I searched and searched and he was walking on the edge of my bed. Unreal. It turns out it wasn't the door he was wedging his way through...
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    Civility and good will

    Overall, I think people are very friendly here but it's probably important to stay ahead of things and nip it in the bud if you've noticed the atmosphere getting worse. My only complaint is that on these types of forums after several years it just becomes people repeating care sheet information...
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    My Jacksons Chameleon Escaped (but I found him)

    Earlier I got home after being gone for several hours. I looked in my chameleon cage and he was nowhere to he found. I searched for about 2 hours and actually took most of the plants and branches out and he was Nowhere to be found. Apparently I didn't secure the top latch and he was able to...
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    Why does my new veiled chameleon not want to eat?

    Maybe she needs smaller food? I got a baby veiled recently, and right at first he would not eat the crickets I was offering because they were too big. However, he did immediately go after fruit flies and tiny dubias. A few weeks later and now he's going after crickets just fine. So maybe she...
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    Fruit Flies for Baby Chameleon

    I have a rice flour beetle culture that I use for a backup if I'm low on flies for my frogs. Will chameleons eat either rice flour beetles or the larvae? Dart frogs like the larvae but they mostly won't eat the actual beetles, even though they're tiny. Apparently they have an off putting smell.
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    Basking bulb

    I have an arcadia deep heat projector over my leopard gecko tank. I don't have a thermostat but I do have a dimming fixture I'm able to regulate the temp pretty well with (it varies some with the room temp). I've thought of trying one with a chameleon at some point. Right now I have a 43 watt...
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    Basking bulb

    Dollar General is a good place to find incandescent bulbs (everyone is switching to LED so they're not as available as they used to be). The have a "50 watt equivalent" bulb that puts out 43 watts. And a "75 watt equivalent" which I think is 63 watts. They come in packs of 2 for just a few bucks.
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    New UV light

    I believe Lexan allows UV to pass through, but it's usually thicker than the flimsy plastic used as a cover on the Zilla fixture from what I've seen.
  10. DartFrogKeeper

    New UV light

    Did you get yours at Petco? They price match from their website so the "desert" Zilla T8 fixture would be $38. Or you can order a Zoomed T5 fixture (with bulb) on amazon for $50 for the 24" or $36 for the 14" (bulbs are slightly shorter than the fixture). Those T5 fixtures come with 5.0 bulbs.
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    New UV light

    Just out of curiosity, have you measured the output of compact fluorescent bulbs? A 26W 10.0 bulb, for example? The Zoomed chameleon kit comes with a 13W 5.0 and everyone tells people not to use it, but what if someone used the 26W 10.0 CFL to get by for a while? I wonder what the actual UVB...
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    New UV light

    I bought the 10.0 version of that light for my small veiled cage. Also, it had clear plastic over the bulb which I removed (I had read that it can block UVB). I will probably get an Arcadia bulb as a replacement in six months.
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    Fruit Flies for Baby Chameleon

    So he will in fact eat small dubias, which is surprising because he ignores crickets of the same size.
  14. DartFrogKeeper

    Fruit Flies for Baby Chameleon

    Thanks everyone. I'm ordering some pinheads. I also found the smallest dubias I had and put them in a hanging feeder I have in there. Hopefully they are small enough for him. I love watching him hunt for flies! It's the cutest thing.
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    Fruit Flies for Baby Chameleon

    I recently got my second chameleon, a baby veiled. I am feeding him hydei fruit flies (the larger variety) which I culture myself with Repashy Superfly, so I guess technically they are "gut loaded". I also have given him a few very small meal worms, but most of his diet is fruit flies. He just...
  16. DartFrogKeeper

    Can’t keep crickets alive!!

    Banded crickets seem hardier (and less smelly) than other varieties. I order 1,000 at a time and lose almost none of them. I've used both clear and completely dark enclosures for them with egg crate and paper towel tubes and they seem to do fine in either. I've also had good luck with less...
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    Newbie Inspiration and hope... Yes you can do this!

    I'm going to cautiously agree with you, though I only have one chameleon so far, but I just set up a second enclosure to get another. I've been nervous before buying each reptile or amphibian I've ever had, and so far at least, it has always turned out easier than I expected, especially reading...
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    Cham dying of cancer

    Sorry for your loss. Your description plus the photos made me cry. It was poetic that his last moments were with you holding him with the sun on his back.
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    Cricket sludge.

    The banded crickets I get from Josh's Frogs don't smell bad. All the other crickets I've purchased smell terrible. My GF has had this same experience including the banded crickets being much hardier than other varieties.
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    Gecko keepers

    I love geckos too. I have a leopard gecko and 2 giant day geckos. I would love to get a tokay they are so cute.
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