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    Panther x Oustalet's hatching...

    You may or may not recall that I bred my best breeder male Ambilobe Panther to my female Oustalet's who had never been bred before (or since, just in case this worked). She laid eggs shortly thereafter. They are both still doing very well--she is actually the most aggressive eater of all my...
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    Calumma brevicornis hatch?

    This morning I noticed three baby chams inside one of the egg boxes--I pulled the box out, and saw that it was one of our Calumma brevicornis clutches. It was exciting, but the more I look at them, I wonder if I've somehow misidentified the eggs (not sure how that could happen). The reason...
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    K. matschiei hatching...

    The matschiei eggs I collected on June 6th of last year have started hatching today, so an incubation period of just under 12 months. These were eggs that I was not sure were healthy, due to the "cracked mirror" look they developed several months into incubation--sort of like they had...
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    Calumma brevicornis eggs - part trois

    One of my female brevicornis laid a good-sized clutch of 32 eggs today. This is the largest clutch I've received from a brev, although it was the result of captive breeding so that is most certainly why. I bred a pair in early February, and she laid around six weeks later I believe, but her...
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    Yellow brevicornis...

    I was feeding the chams today and I noticed one of my female brevs was a really vibrant yellow--they sure do change colors a lot, and I'm still learning what they mean (gravid, receptive, stressed, etc). I'm trying to map it out. But, she's beautiful.
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    Johnstoni hatching...

    Well the eggs that were laid on February 8th of this year started hatching today (five hatched of six, and the sixth has probably hatched by now). Sure seems like a quick incubation--three months. They seem big, healthy, and strong.
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    Quads hatching...

    My quadricornis eggs began hatching yesterday--they were laid by a gravid import I received this past December with that Cameroon shipment. The babies are acting strong, although I found the size differences to be stark... Check out these two--hatched on the same day, same clutch, huge size...
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    Babies hatching...

    Three different species were hatching today, Veileds, and the two species pictured below: The Flapnecks... ...and the Montiums...
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    Trioceros pfefferi hatching...

    Here are a couple pictures showing some Pfefferi that hatched here today (around eight or so last count). They were laid just a few months ago--a fairly quick hatch. The one thing that made this clutch out-of-the-ordinary is that I extracted all the eggs from an undoubtedly doomed female...
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    Calumma brevicornis colors

    I've become quite fond of Calumma brevicornis over the past few months, for a litany of reasons, and have decided I'm going to continue to attempt to breed this species. I now have 3.4 at our facility. I received eggs from a captive breeding about a month ago, but today I received more eggs...
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    63 Yellow-lip eggs today...

    You may recall a pair of beautiful freshly-imported Yellow-lips I received about two months ago--I posted pictures of them, wondering if the female was gravid. I sold the male quickly, and long story short, the sale of the female never materialized. She really looked gravid to me, so after a...
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    A couple new arrivals...

    I have ten juvenile Meller's that came in, most in great condition. It's nice getting smaller ones for a change... Here's a Fischer's that had really long horns...
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    Another C. crypticum?

    I had a few more C. brevicornis arrive recently, and I was looking at two of the females side-by-side today, and thought, "They sure don't look alike." Then it clicked--I believe it's another C. crypticum female. I could be wrong, but I do think it's crypticum. The other crypticum female I...
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    Calumma brevicornis eggs...

    Yesterday my gravid female laid her clutch--she had locked with one of my males on Feb. 10th, so about a 44 day gestation. The eggs look ok, smaller than I had anticipated... Here's a picture of the pair locking on Feb. 10th...
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    Calumma crypticum

    Here's a picture of a supposed Calumma crypticum that I received as a Calumma malthe fairly recently. I inadvertently shipped her to a gentleman who needed a malthe female, but he thought it had more of a brevicornis look. So he had Chris Anderson take a look and apparently his best guess was...
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    Sailfins (cristatus) hatching...

    Here's our first Sailfin (cristatus) hatching earlier today...the eggs were laid by a gravid import months ago. They are the biggest eggs I've had the pleasure of incubating, and the most oblong. The babies are some of the biggest I've seen, much larger than the Oustalet's babies that are also...
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    Gravid Yellow-lip?

    I just got an adult pair of imported Yellow-lips in and the they are both just massive. The female is very, very plump, so I thought I'd run it by the forum to see if anyone knows what a gravid Parson's looks like (is there a coloration?). They have been hitting the crickets and hissing...
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    Baby Oustalet's hatching...

    Here's a picture of my first ever Oustalet's hatching. The eggs were laid by a gravid import several months ago. I actually thought they'd be a bit bigger.
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    Big male Oustalet's...

    Here's one of our male Oustalet's chams on the shoulder of one of our employees. I got him as a captive hatched baby in late 2013 and he's definitely one of my favorite chams. Really looking forward to seeing how large he'll become. Really underrated species.
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    Quad layed a clutch...

    One of my gravid female quad imports laid a clutch early this morning, around six weeks after arrival. There were 11 eggs in all, most look good, a couple are questionable. Digging up the eggs...they were fairly shallow... The female afterwards... The resulting clutch...
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