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  1. Kathy S

    What to do with 55g tank?!

    I will soon have an empty 55 gallon tank, so I have thought about this. I like African claw foot frogs which like to live in groups and eat anything, axylotls which are far more engaging than I ever dreamed, I would like a group of any kind of tree frogs. Good luck. I think actually, I may have...
  2. Kathy S

    Monstera deliciosa, breadfruit plant, safe or not?

    I have been researching and have found Betel vine, edible and medicinal and probably safe. Fast growing and will cling to my brick walls, and maybe everything. Leaves are a little larger than pothos and more durable, I think. Fast growing so if Waldo trmps it to death, it will recover. Any...
  3. Kathy S

    Monstera deliciosa, breadfruit plant, safe or not?

    You are right James. They are not from heavily planted areas, but his owner likes the jungle look. He seems to like the "slash and burn remnants" look. He does like to get up high, however, and if I wrestle those grapevines around the top third of my 14 foot ceilings, I'd sure like to have...
  4. Kathy S

    Monstera deliciosa, breadfruit plant, safe or not?

    I have started a nice crop of pothos, but my boy Waldo is already breaking off the branches on six foot high ficus. I'm not sure it can stand up to his foot traffic. He is presently a foot long nose to vent and still growing. To Kaizen, thanks for that site on Monstera. I had not found any...
  5. Kathy S

    Monstera deliciosa, breadfruit plant, safe or not?

    So, I am more or less building a room for my Waldo, a 1 1/2 yr old Oustalet's. the best "tree" we have researched is Monstera deliciosa (breadfruit) climbing on grapevines around a room with skylights and 14 foot ceilings. The fruit of this plant is edible, but cited as toxic on some lizard...
  6. Kathy S

    Oustalet's owners in winter. Please post about your experiences with food strikes from Nov to April.

    Dear Motherlode, although I could not find the article you referenced, I went wading through my old CIN newsletters and found this: "Seasonal variations in temperature that simulate a given species' natural environment are beneficial to their metabolism and may stimulate reproduction. A good...
  7. Kathy S

    I went to the bookstore site, which has no tab on the home page, by the way, and could not find...

    I went to the bookstore site, which has no tab on the home page, by the way, and could not find what you recommended, Thought for Food. I would very much like to see that. Is the CIN, for which I have many old newletters, or is it reproduced on Cham Forums?
  8. Kathy S

    Oustalet's owners in winter. Please post about your experiences with food strikes from Nov to April.

    Thanks to each of you who have replied. this is extremely encouraging. I am doing the female dubia thing about 2 -3 times a week, and really Waldo is looking great. I elicit a gape and pop the bug in. He almost seems to cooperate. Jeremy, I wonder if your book title is Thought for Food, (like...
  9. Kathy S

    Oustalet's owners in winter. Please post about your experiences with food strikes from Nov to April.

    Who has experienced food strikes during the (OHIO) winter with chams? How long have your otherwise healthy chams refused treats like dubias, hornworms, mealworms, isopods and crickets? Cheryl Garcia epxperienced this with Pardalis and I have experienced it with Jackson's but not without worry or...
  10. Kathy S

    Are you still doing cages in Columbus? Interested in your cages. We live in Zanesville OH. What...

    Are you still doing cages in Columbus? Interested in your cages. We live in Zanesville OH. What is your location? Would love to look and also, do you have your own chams? Thanks. Kathy (You can call 740 704 8537)
  11. Kathy S

    I have photos of Waldo. You could call me at 740 868 4018 which is a land line, or text at 740...

    I have photos of Waldo. You could call me at 740 868 4018 which is a land line, or text at 740 704 8537. I would also like to ask some questions about Key West, which I found out is Conch Republic.
  12. Kathy S

    Are you Jann Besoki? Kevin Stanford urged me to talk to you about taking my CB Oustalet's...

    Are you Jann Besoki? Kevin Stanford urged me to talk to you about taking my CB Oustalet's yearling. He hates Ohio, and there is no fudging on it. No desert, heat loving cham should live here. Artificial lights don't really work no matter how I try. Every sunny day I put him on a branch by the...
  13. Kathy S

    My Cham died and I’m confused

    This is pretty hard to diagnose at this point, but the two things I notice is that he seemed to be eating more than usual, and I wonder if his metabolism was in overdrive. Most chameleons can take about a 10 degree drop in temp at night and then bask to get their temps up in the morning, so they...
  14. Kathy S

    Pattern Identification:

    These are amazing. Bob, we corresponded in the early nineties. You put me in touch with guy named Ed Martinez. Is he still around? I sent him some of my animals, and I remember I bought an awesome Pardalis from you. I had to get out of the hobby about 1999. I am just starting up again. Would...
  15. Kathy S

    Keeping Humidity High in Low Humidity Areas?

    I know this is an old thread, but I just bought a baby CB oustalet's, was searching about that species and found your remarks about gnats. About the gnats (ie fruit flies): I keep one of those glass fruitfly catching jars that looks pretty and is open in the bottom hanging in the shower in the...
  16. Kathy S

    Sitting With Mouth Open

    I was interested in your success with vitamin supplements. How did you administer them? I can't see you Maxy very well. Is that an Oustalets? Verucosus? I have wanted to get one of those but have had no chance to observe them or their temperaments. What's yours like? Kathy
  17. Kathy S

    Sitting With Mouth Open

    I think you're getting the idea. Imagine kids pulling at him, or passing him around while talking loudly. Just yanking him off a branch could break a leg. Now you have to charm him. Let him know that you will not grab him. If you must pick him up, let him walk onto your hand by making it a...
  18. Kathy S

    Sitting With Mouth Open

    I am new to the forum, but have kept Chams for years. Jackson's are my favorites, especially the females. I wonder if your little guy is just starting to feel good enough, spunky enough to practice a little threat behavior, since he only does it for a couple seconds. Does he look at you when he...
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