Chameleon Academy Podcast Archives – Season 5

Chameleon podcast episode 135

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Ep 136 Profile Image

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Podcast Daily

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Bill and Brevicorne

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March 17 - Things get more serious

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An Eerie Silence

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Productivity

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Ep 137 T. hoehnelii

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Briana O'Brien joins me

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Sean McNeeley

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We in the chameleon community are working to uncover the needs of chameleons with respect to UVB. We are exploring the minimum levels necessary and the psychological effects of higher levels. Today I talk about the thought process in working out these UVB mysteries.

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Mountain Dragons Reading

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Vitamin D3 for chameleons

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Chameleon care sheets

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Ep 139 Profile Image

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Chameleon Eating Habits

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chameleon feelings

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Mar 30 Profile Image

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Selecting chameleon plants

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Chameleon Egg Diapause Experiments

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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Don Wells Chameleon mentor

There is enormous insight that 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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silkworms

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!

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Jackson's Chameleon

Today I take a casual look at what a chameleon keeper’s weekend looks like and I share random thoughts from my Saturday.

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chameleon books

Books are special, and today I review the books that, even with all the information on the internet, I still reference on a regular basis. These titles make a great addition to your personal chameleon library.

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Jackson's Chameleon

Today I talk about upending the natural order by bringing outdoor vines into my chameleon cage and I discuss using psychological tricks to get better mating response in chameleons.

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chameleon sanctuary

Today I touch on a couple topics. I talk about the difficulty in beginners getting the right information, I revisit the Plants Alive! challenge, and I encourage us to see our cage as a sanctuary. I also announce that this will be the last daily episode of a chameleon keeper in self-imposed isolation. It has been a thrilling run of over one month of daily episodes! I will be going back to the week format where an episode is released every Friday.

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Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea is a Veiled Chameleon with severe MBD. Through the dedication of Marianna Bolin, she was given a second chance for life. Today’s message is for anyone who is caring for a chameleon with MBD. There are no sure things, but there is hope.

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deremensis chameleons

Chameleons have amazing tongues and sometimes things go wrong. Today, Dr. Rob Coke joins me to discuss what these issues could be.

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draco

The Draco flying dragon is an incredible species that has the ability to shoot through the air from tree to tree. But it has been exceptionally hard to establish in captivity. Today I talk with breeder Charles Mcallister about the start of the captive breeding community.

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Panther Chameleons

Dr. Mark Scherz joins me to discuss the different colors of Furcifer pardalis. Are they species? morphs? locales? The answers may not be ours yet, but Mark gives us discussion points to think about.

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branching a chameleon cage

Chameleons perch on branches. They spend their lives on branches. So it is actually pretty important for us to give them the right branches. Today I go over branch functions, how to select the right branch for the right purpose, what woods to use and how to mount them in the chameleon cage. Alec O’Brien then joins me and discusses how he sterilizes his branches.

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Jacksons Chameleons

One of the most exciting things a chameleon enthusiast can do is visit chameleons in their home country. And today I am going to talk with Jan Stipala about some nuts and bolts of planning a trip to Kenya.

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Geckos

One of the most cryptic and incredible reptiles is the Uroplatus phantasticus also known as the Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko. Quite the dramatic name for such a cute finger perching gecko! Today I talk to Lawrence Erickson who has bred U. phantasticus for many years.

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chameleon in a cage

When we start with a new reptile the first thing we do is search for a care sheet. These are summaries that give us the basics of what that animal needs to thrive. But it can be confusing when you get two or three caresheets and they contradict each other. In today’s episode I talk about how caresheets are constructed and how to navigate the information they provide.

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