This ties into my earlier thread, but I thought I would make a new one. As I mentioned I had a clutch of new Xantholophus Jacksons. Now, I know many breeders that will not bother the neonates as they are being dropped, but in my experience, I do intervene. One thing that I think should be known is that since Jacskons give live birth, it is necessary for the sacs of placenta to drop at least 12". Oh no!!! Some might gasp at this, but the reason being is that the neonates need help bursting from their placenta. Gravity is a Jackson baby's best friend here. Another thing to note is that the actual drop seems to jump-start the neonates, strange but true. Yesterday was not an exception with my female. All but 4 sacs dropped and stayed glued to the screen or a leaf. These were not moving and needed assistance in coming into this world. I gently make an opening for them and they all are doing just fine. I had one though that was apparently stillborn... Several attempts to wake him proved useless. I decided to act quickly and began pumping his abdomen area ever so gently. After about five minutes of this, to my surprise, he shook violently and began gasping for air. I took him out into the sunlight for 30 minutes and misted him with warm water. No response, just the occasional gasping for air every 5 minutes or so. I decided to take extreme measures and carefully opened his mouth...I used a coffee straw and blew little puffs of air into his mouth, watching to see his chest rise and fall. After roughly 10 minutes of this. Voila! he began breathing normally. I placed him onto a moist paper towel in a small container near a heat pad for the night. Temps were at 70F exaclty. This is him today. Here is his mom. Moral of the story, is never give up hope on your Chameleons, they are tough critters and can pull through even in the worst of times.