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  1. Zach Valois

    bloody sperm plugs?:

    I suggest looking at the 2nd page of this thread. Dr. O makes some fantastic points about the nature of rectal bleeding (whatever the source may be). https://www.chameleonforums.com/urgent-help-please-male-panther-bleeding-vent-97233/index2.html Although I have never seen this in chams, I...
  2. Zach Valois

    Report of grasshopper breeding success?

    Just curious if anyone can give some insight on they're or others success rates and experience with breeding grasshoppers. It looks like Europeans are definitely ahead of us on this game, and are making bounds with 'locusts'. I have seen many posts on grasshoppers on this board, by US...
  3. Zach Valois

    The difference between Ambato and Ambanja.

    Great add to the discussion Motherlode. It is nice to get a long term individuals perspective on this. And yes, as with many other things, Europe is showing us up (and not just because they have easier access to exports). Right on all accounts Motherlode. Thanks for adding.
  4. Zach Valois

    The difference between Ambato and Ambanja.

    Very interesting discussion here. It's too bad that no real academic work has been published thoroughly, assessing geographical color variation with this group of chameleons. Would make a great project. Compared to some of the insect and arachnid projects I have been involved in...
  5. Zach Valois

    Too much UVB

    I am not trying to debate you, but I would be really interested in seeing quantitative data showing this. I think it would be really interesting. I will have to look through some of Ferguson's topic publications and see if you touches base at all on artificial UVB over-exposure. I might...
  6. Zach Valois

    Cranial morphology

    Exceptional work Niels!
  7. Zach Valois

    Official Enclosure Picture Thread #2 - post your pics!

    Still putting together more Panther cages. About 15 more to finish, and I will start messing with some smaller species.
  8. Zach Valois

    Newest bradypodion set ups..

    I am becoming increasingly interested in halogens.. It would save me some room and probably be a better application for smaller species!
  9. Zach Valois

    Anyone use philodendron scandens??

    One other thing... find a local greenhouse and buy local and independent! :)
  10. Zach Valois

    Anyone use philodendron scandens??

    First off, Philodendrons and "Potho's" (Epipremnum spp.) are two totally different plant genera. They are commonly confused. Both are considered toxic, often attributed to high levels of calcium oxalates. These oxalates are also found in Kale, which is why kale is suggested to be used in...
  11. Zach Valois

    Addicted to plants ever since...

    Support your local independent greenhouses and nurseries if you got em'!:)
  12. Zach Valois

    Fertilizers for live plants in enclosures?

    Do note, seaweed extract is a little high in certain metals. If you look on the label of a bottle of seaweed extract, you should see a warning somewhere on the cancer causing, and reproductive harm this product is known for. Not saying that it should not be used because of this, just saying...
  13. Zach Valois

    Tropic Escape Hibiscus

    This plant is simply a selected variety of Hisbiscus. I am not sure if this is a hybrid or just a selected cultivar. I do know that Costa Farms is developing a number of different patented varieties of Hibiscus. They should all essentially be true Hibiscus, thus, non-toxic. Although, be aware...
  14. Zach Valois

    Fertilizers for live plants in enclosures?

    I totally overlooked the egg part. I am not completely sure what you are saying, but I would not even consider thinking of your plant and eggs in the same frame of mind. At least, not unless you are very well versed with both chameleons and plants, and want a [needless?] challenge. EDIT: Jim...
  15. Zach Valois

    Fertilizers for live plants in enclosures?

    I have been debating this for a while, that is, fertilizer use with such animals. First, perlite is just used as a additive to create more aeration in soil. Chams do have a possibility of ingesting it. I have seen dehydrated chams die with mouthfuls of soil. Hard to say exactly what was going...
  16. Zach Valois

    Breeding intervals and male stress

    Thanks for the input. I got some interesting responses when contacting some establish breeders.. These males are breeding dramatically well. They are not overly aggressive with the females. They typically breed for about 15-20 minutes with each hemipene.
  17. Zach Valois

    Breeding intervals and male stress

    Hey guys, I am sure this has been discussed a number of times, but I didn't find much in a forum search. In chameleons, (Panther's in this case), how many times do you breed a given male with a particular female? When bred once, do you consider this sufficient, or will you put a...
  18. Zach Valois

    how often do u replace uvb bulbs

    Per Gehrmann & Ferguson, 2005, between six and twelve months there is about a 4% reduction of UVB* output in tested bulbs. At the 12 month mark, Gehrmann and Ferguson state that UVB levels are still typically within the range of appropriate radiance for their test subjects. The majority of the...
  19. Zach Valois

    Eyes Bulging.

    I pretty much agree with everything Dr. O outline. An appropriate and systematic assessment of the situation. Well done. One other question that crossed my mind though. Could an osmotic imbalance (whatever the cause may be) cause 'puffed' eyes such as observed in this case?
  20. Zach Valois

    I need help now!!! Wtf is this???

    Interesting. I have had crested geckos brought to me from clients that had discoloration and skin irritation after consuming butter worms. We found no other cause than the butter worms being ruptured before being fully consumed , and with most of the cases I saw with this in, the crested...
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