Todays Hopper Haul

Motherlode Chameleon

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Great Haul!! I caught six Gray Birds (Giant Schistocerca) Yesterday. Are you going to start a captive colony and breed your hoppers for the winter? I did that for mine last year and it is a great deal.
 

Chameleon Nation

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I was debating it. I could go every day and pull off the same amount. I have enough cages around here it may be very possible. Grassy country ditches and hay fields are where it is at right now lol.
 

ISA my Veiled

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Speaking of huge mantis!!! At my work today I kid you not, this Mantis was 8 inches long!! I almost caught him but my boss wouldn't let me use a container....His name was going to be Monty...But oh my god was he huge!! He could have atleast at a small bird lol

and nice haul! Let me join you next time :D
 

Motherlode Chameleon

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I was debating it. I could go every day and pull off the same amount. I have enough cages around here it may be very possible. Grassy country ditches and hay fields are where it is at right now lol.
It was not overly demanding. The cycle of eggs laid to adults was faster than raising dubias.
 
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Motherlode Chameleon

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I would need alot to support our colony. Feeders are better than gold to me lol.
It does not have to be to support it can be just for a treat. However when my male Parsonii goes into hibernation they are one of the few thing he will look at and eat for 3 months. After he makes a meal out of them I always am really glad I have got them available. Plus my male Ambanja loves them every now and then. Even though panthers do not need them to survive:D.
 

Chameleon Nation

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We have been trying to find an alternate feeder source. Crix as a main staple just does not cut it. They would come across grasshoppers, mantids, bees, and other lizards in the wild far more often than the crickets, supers, silks and horns we feed them in captivity. My wife wont do roaches so it would be nice to get a good colony going.




It does not have to be to support it can be just for a treat. However when my male Parsonii goes into hibernation they are one of the few thing he will look at and eat for 3 months. After he makes a meal out of them I always am really glad I have got them available. Plus my male Ambanja loves them every now and then. Even though panthers do not need them to survive:D.
 

Motherlode Chameleon

Chameleon Enthusiast
We have been trying to find an alternate feeder source. Crix as a main staple just does not cut it. They would come across grasshoppers, mantids, bees, and other lizards in the wild far more often than the crickets, supers, silks and horns we feed them in captivity. My wife wont do roaches so it would be nice to get a good colony going.
Then I highly recommend grasshoppers. Your chameleons will thrive. There are tree crickets and katydids that are similar to crickets that are commonly used as food items. As well Silkworms would be similar to edible caterpillars that are found in F. pardalis habitats.
 

laurie

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That just isn't fair. last summer I had tons, this year i am lucky to net 6 or 7 a day. My chams loved the wealth of hoppers last year.
 

sandrachameleon

Chameleon Enthusiast
I plan to run around with my butterfly net catching grasshoppers tomorrow. I hope do half as well!

Last year I got tired of explaining that I feed them to pet reptiles. It made people curious and I wanted to spend the time catching bugs not talking.
So this year, Im going to tell people I eat them myself. I think that will scare anyone away from asking follow-up questions
 

Chameleon Nation

New Member
Dip them in chocolate first, they taste like chocolate covered rasins.;):D


I plan to run around with my butterfly net catching grasshoppers tomorrow. I hope do half as well!

Last year I got tired of explaining that I feed them to pet reptiles. It made people curious and I wanted to spend the time catching bugs not talking.
So this year, Im going to tell people I eat them myself. I think that will scare anyone away from asking follow-up questions
 
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lysinlight87

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I plan to run around with my butterfly net catching grasshoppers tomorrow. I hope do half as well!

Last year I got tired of explaining that I feed them to pet reptiles. It made people curious and I wanted to spend the time catching bugs not talking.
So this year, Im going to tell people I eat them myself. I think that will scare anyone away from asking follow-up questions
lol! When I was catching bugs for my uni project I got some funny looks, especially when digging a hole in a dog-walkers meadow to plant a pit-fall trap. Looked I like I was burying evidence or something
 
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