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  1. Tihshho

    Colony Chams?

    As we all know we keep our Cham's separate no matter the size of the enclosure. While reading into some other species I've noticed that some people keep their Pygmy species in colonies. Are the Pygmy's the only species that do well as a colony? I know I have read that sometimes females need to...
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    Stuck Shed

    My male Xanth has stuck Shed around his casque. I was able to get his nasal passages clear, but the casque area seems fairly stuck and I don't want to scrape him up. Should I work on removing the stuck shed or should I leave it? My female has no issues, it seems the males horns are what have...
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    Gutloading Fruit Flies

    As the life cycle of fruitflies basically are to mate, lay eggs, feed at larval stage and then pupate to start over, has anyone found a reliable way of gutloading them? I'm currently raising them on Josh's Frogs diet, but wasn't sure if there was a nutritional powder I could coat them with prior...
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    Orange Discharge

    Sadly yesterday was the first day of a loss of one of my recent Xanth babies from my recent litter. Upon checking everyone this afternoon it seems I lost another. This time I found the little one clinging on life with a slight orange discharge from it's rear. Rather than go through the form...
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    Low Profile Heat Source

    Working up a rack to house everyone while optimizing space and I'm trying to figure out if there are any low profile lights anyone uses for their heat source for daytime basking? I know LED spotlight bulbs are used commonly, but that requires a dome. Has anyone used an LED strip that they have...
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    Easy to Culture Small Feeders

    Looking to see what other small feeders that are easy to culture are out there besides fruit flies, bean beetles and flour beetles. Looking for something simple to keep cultured.
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    T. Jacksoni Xantholophus Baby Adventure!

    Let's just start out with a day 1 pic: No matter how much planning you can do, you can never be prepared for a clutch of babies. Specifically when selecting my female Xanth I chose a smaller one (5" nose to vent) in hopes of if she was pregnant the clutch size would be small. Since I picked...
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    UV LED's with Chams?

    As of this moment I know there are no true UVB LED's that are on the market for consumer use. That said though, as someone who is in the reef hobby, a set of lighting I've got happens to have a UV spectrum that I'm able to control. This didn't occur to me for a while that this may be useful for...
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    No Dusting? All Gutload?

    As long as we are providing the correct UVB, is there any reason why we cannot get rid of the dusting regime and focus more on getting feeder prey gutloaded? I'm currently working on a new colony of Dubia roaches and superworms and am feeding them a mix of foods (wet and dry) in hopes to be...
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    Cham Safe Cleaning Supplies

    Generally I've been wiping down the base of the enclosures for my Cham's weekly with a paper towel with warm water to pickup any droppings as well as to cleanup any excess calcium from prey items that have fallen and left a smattering of calcium at the base of the enclosures. To prevent bacteria...
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    Xanth's and Jacksonii comparisons so far

    Over the weekend I had just finished up two new DIY enclosures and plumbed them into MistKing setup. Ended up using the old enclosures for a separated pair of Jacksonii and moved my Xanth's into the larger new homes. One thing I've noticed with my Xanth's is that as soon as misting starts they...
  12. Tihshho

    Custom Enclosure Base?

    Went ahead and built a few custom screen enclosures that are semi clones of what's on the market, just in different dimensions. Only issue I'm running into right now are finding materials to use as the base of the enclosure. I'm not looking to get these enclosures setup as bioactive with a...
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    Key Identifying Features of Gravid Jackson's

    Are there any key features that can be seen on a female J. Xantholophus to identify if she's gravid and on her way to producing offspring? I know a few threads have been mentioning to keep an eye on the females weight with a scale, but I wasn't sure if there were other tell take signs prior to...
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    J. Xantholophus not drinking?

    For the past few weeks I've never noticed my male Jackson's isn't drinking when I'm misting his enclosure. The female on the other hand does drink after a misting. Both of them don't seem to be fans of being directly misted, so I try to spray down the enclosure enough as to not get them wet...
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    Environmental Colors vs. Cham's Shade

    When it comes to a Cham's environment, has anyone noticed CBB Cham's being more vibrant/dull on a lighter or darker background? I know 90% of the display color is based on mood, but say a Cham being kept in an enclosure with it being majority black vs. white has it been proven to effect their...
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    New Member with J. Xantholophus

    Hello all! Just wanted to introduce myself as I'm new to the forum. I've been after Jackson's for years, but either never had the space or happened to be in a living situation (years of renting) where I would be able to keep them. I'm familiar with Jackson's (J. Xanth's speficially) as I grew...
  17. Tihshho

    DIY Screen Enclosure Question

    I'm currently in the process of getting materials together to build a DIY screen frame enclosure to have aside in the case that my recently picked up T. Xantholophus happens to drop some offspring. She has a little belly to her, but she's not a large female, so I'm hoping she was just well taken...
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