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Brentholey

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I went to mist Opie’s cage right before lights out and his cage was full of little flies. I think they were coming into the apartment through the screen because they were attracted to the light. Opie was eating them as fast as he could. Until this he has showed zero interest in eating anything besides crickets.
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KobaOregonherper

Chameleon Enthusiast
I’ve been trying to hatch some for about 1-1/2 weeks now I haven’t had any flies hatch yet but now I’m excited cause I’m guessing he’ll eat them. He has no interest in the grubs.
Koba dislikes anything without legs, he wont eat supers or horn worms. So im not sure on the grub side either, but im interested on seeing how he is with the flies.
 

snitz427

Chameleon Enthusiast
BSFL takes a long time - several weeks - for lies to emerge... but its worth the wait! Blue bottle spikes turn much quicker - a few days in my experience.
 

Graves923

Chameleon Enthusiast
Kyle has been loving Black Soldier flies lately. Just had close to 100 start pupating into flies over the last two weeks and have been letting them loose in the cage. He hunts them down with no mercy. They are a great enrichment item for chams.
 

Rst_Cham

Chameleon Enthusiast
Oh my gosh, my cham just loves flying things! I've also tried grasshoppers recently, he loses his mind over those. I'm expecting sticks in the mail today, excited to give those a try too, just to add even more variety. But yeah, the BSFL take awhile to turn to flies, worth the wait!
 
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snitz427

Chameleon Enthusiast
Oh my gosh, my cham just loves flying things! I've also tried grasshoppers recently, he loses his mind I've those. I'm expecting stick insects in the mail today, excited to give those a try too, just to add even more variety. But yeah, the BSFL take awhile to turn to flies, worth the wait!
They'll absolutely lose it over the stick bugs! put it as far away from him as possible and watch them run!
 

AnamCara

Chameleon Enthusiast
Nothing makes Mona go crazy like flies!

For the BSFL I take a handful and put them in a glass mason jar with some substrate and put it on top of the enclosure light. They morph in about a week.
 
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