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Ep 141: Silkworms with Susan Marquardt

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Silkworms are a nutritious and highly prized chameleon feeder. Today, Susan Marquardt of BeastMode Silkworms shares with us a little about the silkworm and how we can breed them ourselves!

Beastmode Silks

Contact Susan at Beastmode Silkworms at the following links

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silkworm eggs

Silkworms spend about a week as eggs

silkworm babies

Upon hatching, these voracious eaters will mow down mulberry tree leaves or specially made solkworm chow.

silkworms eating leaves

Silkworms eating through mulberry leaves

silkworm

Silkworms can be raised up to give you the perfect size feeder based on how long you wait until feeding them off.

cocoons

Silkworms will spin cocoons when they are ready to turn into moths

silkworm moth

Silkworm moths will live a short time and live only to mate and lay eggs. They can also provide a flying feeder for your chameleon.

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Don Wells Chameleon mentor

Chameleon Old Timers & Mentors

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There is enormous insight the is quietly moving about in our experienced community - often outside the digital spotlight. And if you can find an old time chameleon mentor it is well worth striking a friendship. Today I share a story about my chameleon world mentor that formed so much of what I am today.

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Chameleon Egg Diapause Experiments

Chameleon Egg Diapause with Frank Payne

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Chameleon breeder Frank Payne joins me and shares his initial results from diapause experiments he is running on chameleon eggs. Diapause is the cooling period during incubation and Frank shares what could become a valuable tool for breeders to control the hatching time.

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Husbandry transitions

Top Five Chameleon Husbandry Transitions

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Through the Chameleon Academy I am pushing our chameleon husbandry forward and with that comes a number of transitions. Today I discuss the top five husbandry transitions we are in the middle of right now.

Previous Transition Podcasts

Gaping Jackson's Chameleon

Resources that have dealt with the particular topics I discuss today:

Female Veiled Chameleon Diet and Temperatures

UVB

Glass Caging

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