How many were supposed to be there??Since these are eggs just wanted to pass on some info on Silk Worm eggs (just a quick fyi)
I ordered some and in the paperwork they said " if you want to count and challenge them feel free" I did. But it was just for educational purposes.. There are 616 eggs here.. I expanded the pic and placed a color dot on each one. 10 dots of 1 color then when I was done, counted the colors multiplied by 10 ===== 616
Funny! The species must have been new to the pet trade. My first 4 were all males and not sure if the spur was even known back then. My experience was making a call to Florida Reptiles and asking for some chameleons. They told me a new species just arrived but were not for sale. One of the females laid eggs and you would have to wait until they hatched. So I waited....
SPECIES WAS NEW IN THE STATES AND CANADA AROUND THAT TIME. I HADN'T HAD TO DEAL WITH TARSAL SPURS BEFORE THAT SO I DIDN'T REALIZE IT WAS SOMETHING TO LOOK FOR.
I know in the mid 1990's there were veiled and a sub species which was smaller but don't remember much more or if they did DNA verification. THERE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A SUBSPECIES...BUT I NEVER SAW IT.
There were dark spotted ones in the UK a few years later but my memory isn't that great with the details. NEVER HEARD THAT.
Desert Shield-Desert Storm- WOW...I COULD NEVER HAVE FOUGHT IN A WAR. I'D HAVE DIED OF TERROR/FEAR.
Philippines during coup attempt (monitoring intel) in 89 but not a war
Had a reptile show for a few years taking them to elementary schools in the area- PTA approved. I was also licensed and insured (nothing under the table). I TAUGHT GIRL GUIDES AND SCHOOL AND LECTURED VETERINARIANS ABOUT CHAMELEONS AND OTHER LIZARDS.
I taught some elementary science classes (short period of time due to health issues). I WAS ALMOST A TEACHER...HAD TO TEACH FOR TWO YEARS AFTER TRACHERS COLLEGE TO GET MY CERTIFICATE AND DECIDED THAT IT WASN'T FOR ME.
The health issues cause me to retire early. A big reason for my downsizing, just physically struggle, since I am limited to what I can lift these days. I tested my abilities a few months ago and was unable to walk for about 4 days but the pain ended after 14 days.. Such is life. SORRY TO HEAR ALL OF THAT. I'VE HAD HEALTH ISSUES TOO (LATELY).
Totally agree with the possibility of the females health issues that were undiagnosed, but possible and probable (see, I am still learning). The only thing I should have done was have her blood tested (wellness check) since she was eating, moving, no deformities, laid a healthy clutch with no issues earlier, lived outside and ate everything (now realize can be negative). Followed the Calcium D3 and Reptivite no D3 guidelines, but maybe since she lived outside, I should have D3 once a month or she was getting to much vitamins. Food and Water was not an issue IMHO...
MY CHAMELEONS DIDN'T GET OUTSIDE HERE IN CANADA OFTEN SO I DIDN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE SMALL AMOUNTS OF D3 I USED. VITAMIN A IS SOMETHING TO WATCH TOO OF COURSE.
Hope this didn't bore ya to much..NOPE...NOT BORED.
Have a GREAT April 1st... I know I will. Peace!
OH NO...ITS APRIL FOOLS DAY! DID YOU SEE THE VOLTSWAGON AD...NO I DIDNT MIS SPELL IT.