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  1. WashingtonCham

    My large atrium clear side dragonstrand enclosure with pond foam build

    With some great tips from bill Strand finally got my cage together. Has plant dripper system and misters running off of mist king starter pump with valves to control flow. All works fantastic and looking forward to my plants filling in more. Plants in the cage from memory are two pothos, two...
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    Just finished the bug shed. Finally bugs are outside.

    Took longer than expected but finally got the bug shed up and running. Have dubia and red runner roaches currently with my silkworms still inside. Will be ordering some green banana roaches and something else shortly. I’m Going to create shelving and fan is just temporary to air out fresh paint...
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    Anyone worked with pond foam on large cages?

    I’m planning on making a naturalistic background in my dragonstrand large atrium clearside enclosure using pond foam. And I was just curious if anyone had any experience working with large cages and pond foam and if I can get any tips or tricks. I got the basics online watched hours of videos...
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    Repti fogger mod?

    I have a large atrium dragonstand cage coming for my panther shortly and I’m going to have the fogger split of into four hoses to spread throughout the cage. But my problem is the little 1 liter bottle that it comes with isn’t going to cut it. I’ll be lucky if it lasts the night with how big the...
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    Ok to leave Dubia in food dish overnight?

    My 4 month old panther cham didn’t eat all of his Dubia Roaches today and I’m wondering if it’s ok to leave them in there over night till tomorrow as long as their still alive? Obviously wouldn’t wanna leave to many cuz they wouldn’t be properly gut loaded but just wondering if it’s a big deal...
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    Camano Island Washington giving away two bean beetle cultures

    I ordered two bean beetle cultures and they are much smaller then I thought. My fault for ordering before looking closely but anyways they’ve been on top of my roach bin so their nice and warm and their just now starting to really explode with beetles got them about 2 weeks ago. But I have no...
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    Crickets breeding accidentally?

    I got two hundred two week old crickets a couple weeks ago and I also have a couple big ones that I got from petco that we’re to big for my cham so I just threw them in there and figured I’d see how long they live. but I woke up this morning grab some crickets and there’s some baby’s in there...
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    Is Making your own vines for chameleon enclosure safe?

    I saw this video about making your own vines for your enclosure with burlap bags and peat moss I was just wondering if this would be safe inside a chameleon cage I don’t see why not as it’s mold resistant but just wanted some input. I know they wouldn’t be as sturdy as you’d like for a full size...
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    How to keep misting reservoir clean and algae free?

    I was curious if anyone has any tips on how to keep your misting reservoir clean. I have the water conditioner but is this good enough? And how much water do you normally run through your reservoir before doing a deep clean? I want to put more than a gallon or two in there but I don’t want to...
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    3 month old panther trying to vomit?

    I don’t know what to make of this but it really scared me seeing it. There are some free crickets in his cage from this morning but I don’t think he had just eaten one but I can’t be positive. I’m really nervous about if he’s gonna be ok though.
  11. WashingtonCham

    Easy way to catch crickets?

    This is probably a stupid question but I have a 10 gallon glass aquarium for my crickets and they love to play keep away by the time I get an egg carton out they’ve nearly all jumped off. Was wondering if there was any easy way people get their crickets to come other than a cricket tunnel cuz...
  12. WashingtonCham

    Good dripper or way to modify little dripper?

    I’ve had nothing but problems with my little dripper, I’ve tried all the little tricks and now I’m down to just dripping it through top of cage as the tube clogs with air constantly. I filled it up this morning and it’s already stopped hour later which sucks for my Cham. I think it may have...
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    Reptibreeze drainage tray D.I.Y. Project

    I wanted to make a temporary drainage solution while my dragonstrand cage is being manufactured so I took a garbage can lid cut it out and then used duct tape to complete the corners as to not rip into the screen, I then cut a hole in the middle and hot glued a screen and the tip of a funnel on...
  14. WashingtonCham

    What timer to buy?

    I’m looking to buy another timer or two for my Cham enclosure i would like to have a digital one as the zoomed ones seem to have a pretty big margin of error. But I’m not sure what one to get I was looking at these timers on amazon...
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    How to hang T5 12% uvb light

    I got an Arcadia T5 12% bulb for my 4 foot tall cage but as of right now I only have my medium cage as he’s a baby I’m going to set up my big cage nicely before switching him but In the meantime I want to get rid of this crappy chameleon kit uv bulb and was recommended I just hang the t5 6 to 9...
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    Buy a nanny cam to help with timing, and to watch of course

    Bought a 40 dollar yi nanny cam off amazon and a memory card, was best investment I ever made. The timers I bought are the zoomed ones and they are only accurate within ten min or so, with the motion detection on the camera I’m able to see exactly when things come on and off without sitting...
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    How often to switch type of feeder bug?

    I have a 3 month old male ambilobe panther. I know I’m supposed to rotate feeders I was just curious if I should be trying to feed him a different kind every day every week? Obviously there’s only so many but should I rotate daily weekly or does it really matter? The breeder I got them from just...
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    Chameleon went into small hole and won’t come out

    Ok so I know my chameleon has only been with me for a couple days but last night he crawled behind one of my support branches till he couldn’t go any further then turned around and stayed there for about two hours with lights still on then I turned them out he slept in same spot all night, and...
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    Are the zoo med 60 watt ceramic heater bulbs and the 100 watt ceramic heat bulbs the same size?

    I recently got a Dubia colonly and I’m trying to get the temp in their enclosure to 90 and I’m having hard time doing so. The lady at pet co recommended I get a nano heater and I went with a size bigger just to be safe and it still wasn’t enough. Thank god I didn’t listen to her as my roaches...
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    Gutload still partly frozen ok to give to Dubia roaches?

    My gutload that I blended I froze into cubes and am smearing it across a paper towel as people have recommended. My question is if I break up the cube is it ok to put it in the Dubia enclosure still partly frozen like a slushy or should I wait till it’s completely melted. And also should I give...
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