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  1. 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...
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    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...
  3. Zach Valois

    Publication request

    I am looking for the following articles. Thought I would ask around here before I pull out the 'bigger search guns'.. Gehrmann, W.H. and G.W. Ferguson. 2005. Replacing fluorescent lamps. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 40:85-86. G.W. Ferguson, W. H. Gehrmann, K.B. Karsten, A.J. Landwer...
  4. Zach Valois

    Darkened Eyes in Chameleons, Discussion on Causes

    So, I have come to notice that a few animals in my collection (a trio of Ambanja sisters) from a reputable breeder have developed some eye abnormalities. I will not yet go through their care conditions, as I mean to present this more of a general topic of discussion, rather than a half-hearted...
  5. Zach Valois

    Continued debate on Vit A...

    Well... I am posting to bring to light a new product called Sunshine Factor. I have been working with good exotics vet and she is my acting consultant. The first topic is that, despite a few posts I have seen about it, vit a levels cannot be accurately determined via blood tests (per comm from...
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    The current consensus in lighting?

    Well as time goes on, companies and individuals alike try new things and define new possibilities and methodology. I am curious as to where this has gone in terms of lighting with chameleons. LLL Reptile posted a video fairly recently on setting up a Peacock cham, and in their setup they...
  7. Zach Valois

    Where the passion takes you...

    I just had to comment on this cause I was laughing when going over some of my older posts. I didn't really start trying to properly maintain chameleons over long periods of time until the last few years. Now...here is a mere section of my chameleon room. A baby room is under construction now...
  8. Zach Valois

    How to build weight on WC chams

    So I have a group of Hawaiian field collect jacksoni I am trying to build weight on. Some have good appetites, some do not. Even with some that eat regularly, they are just not gaining the weight that they should. I think that fecal floats are the next step for them. Some have weakly protruding...
  9. Zach Valois

    What locality would you rather see?

    Well getting some new projects to have around, but I can't decide on the last couple groups. I have numerous ambilobe and nosey be lines going. Debating on blue Sambava's (my fav I am leading towards), Nosy Faly's, or something else entirely. I think Sambava's and Nosy Faly's in the end would...
  10. Zach Valois

    Vit A Deficiencies - How Common?

    I am curious on just how prevalent vit a deficiencies are in captive chameleons. I think I have a seven month old male Nosey that is suffering from mild signs of such. A little while back, Jim Flaherty was pretty sure another poster was describing a case of vit a deficiency in a six month old...
  11. Zach Valois

    How to perform a fecal float?

    Can anyone offer insight on how to perform a proper fecal float? I have numerous microscopes that I use for arachnid taxonomy, they are dissection scopes but some of them go up to 50X. This should be sufficient to see at least coccidia. Does anyone here perform their own floats. Aside from...
  12. Zach Valois

    LTC Jacksons Chameleons

    I have a few hand selected Jackson's that I would be willing to part with right now. I can do individuals for 110.00 shipped. Males and females available. Open to full/partial trades. Live arrival guaranteed. Call, email, or text for more information and photos of individuals...
  13. Zach Valois

    Standard compact use

    Anyone here know the K rating of the 5.0 repti-suns (both linear and compacts)? I know the 2.0 is 6700 K. I am wondering how a standard 6700 K compact flourescent might work or affect chameleons (in addition or replacement of repti-suns). I am having trouble keeping some of my planted cham...
  14. Zach Valois

    Input from breeders?

    I am working on my cham room and am trying to think of the best way to raise babies. I have been using exo-terras for the youngest of babies, and then moving them into screens when they are large enough. Looking for practicality and something that will nicely fit the purpose. Most babies have...
  15. Zach Valois

    Lighting Poll

    Please, simply describe the type of cham you have and your light setup, and cage style. Some of my animals... adult T. quadricornus, T. cristatus -sm-md exo terras -single 5.0 Repti-suns, compacts large adult T. jacksoni, T. quadricornus -md exo terras -single 5.0 Repti-suns...
  16. Zach Valois

    Dynamics of Parasitism in Chameleonids

    Just looking for the best sum of information on what we know regarding internal parasites and chameleons. Is there any source or even a specific thread that you can think of that has best collected the general dynamics of this topic? Some examples of what I'm looking for include, but are not...
  17. Zach Valois

    Losing an adult panther?

    Chameleon Info: Your Chameleon - BB Ambilobe, adult male, approx 14 months. Had the animal for about two weeks. Handling - Almost never, except when moving him to females. Feeding - General commercial cricket gutload, food offered daily or every other day. Animal is only taking...
  18. Zach Valois

    Montane/submontane Basking Temps?

    Perhaps I have overlooked some information somewhere, but I am having a hard time deciding on what is an appropriate basking temp for some of the montane/submontane taxa (Trioceros, Kinyongia, etc). I have been running 40 watt tube incandescents (Sun Glo Bulbs) in 12x12x18, 18x18x24, and...
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    Trioceros taxonomiy/phylogenetics

    First and foremost, can anyone recommend a source for [the most accurate as possible] species identification of this genus? I see people confidently labeling animals such as T. hoehnelii, T. jacksoni, T. j. xan... etc.. and cannot find much dissucussion on what diagnostic characters are...
  20. Zach Valois

    Finally, my euphoric montane shed

    It is quite a special feeling sitting in this room. This was simply made in a few hours by essentially building in styrofoam shed, held together by duct tape and large bolts with washers. Inside is completely sealed with foam expansion, and nearly air tight. I will also install a nice...
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