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Exporting Chameleons?

Hi, After many years enjoying studying and breeding chameleons in SA, I am now living in Malaysia. Like some other addictions, the chameleon bug never leaves you, so I have started successfully breeding Veiled chameleons here. Recently I was discussing with a friend the wide range of species availab...
by Chameleons
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:47 am
 
Forum: Indigenous chameleons
Topic: Exporting Chameleons?
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: Stick insects

I am sorry but I no longer live in SA, so I don't know who still has them locally. If you are interested I have other species of stick insects that I am breeding in Malaysia - leaf Insects, Phoebaticus serratipes, Lonchodes brevippes etc. You can have a look at photos on my Facebook page : Exotic In...
by Chameleons
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Other invertebrates
Topic: Stick insects
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Re: Id mantis

I am not sure but from the photo I would say that this is a mantisfly and not a mantis at all. The wings seem to be transparent and large and the body is fat and 'wasp' shaped. The antennae look as well. Could be my eyes! Or my laptop screen... or both. Any chance of other photos? In the meantime I ...
by Chameleons
Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:35 pm
 
Forum: Field observations and identification
Topic: Id mantis
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: Pachnoda sinuata

The grubs make excellent food for chameleons! Only use 2nd instar, as full size grubs have mandibles that could cause problems. Well worth breeding as an alternative food source.

David
Facebook: Exotic Insects
www.sa-chameleons.com
by Chameleons
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:38 am
 
Forum: Other invertebrates
Topic: Pachnoda sinuata
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Necroscia punctata - Malaysia

Here is one of the prettier and more unusual of the stick insects from Malaysia. This species comes in several colour forms - yellow, red and yellow/green checkered like in the photo, with variations of all three. The females walk around for several days with the egg showing as in the photo. The egg...
by Chameleons
Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:52 am
 
Forum: Other invertebrates
Topic: Necroscia punctata - Malaysia
Replies: 1
Views: 926

Re: Malaysian Bugs

Never forgotten! I still have the farm near Brits (for sale....). We all think very fondly of SA and miss it badly. To be honest, most of the bugs are found by other people. I speak a few words of Malay and part of the fun when we go to the Cameron Highlands is to ask the Orang Asli (aborigines) if ...
by Chameleons
Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:29 pm
 
Forum: Other invertebrates
Topic: Malaysian Bugs
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

Re: Species of chameleons preferred.

That's good to hear. They are well worth trying. The only caveat would be to ensure that they are captive bred specimens and not wild caught. If the latter, when they are kept together while waiting to ship overseas they can (allegedly) pair as young as 5 months, leading to very weakened females. Bu...
by Chameleons
Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Chameleons
Topic: Species of chameleons preferred.
Replies: 5
Views: 14297

Malaysian Bugs

Having enjoyed a few months in Mexico, we are now suffering the exotic food and warmer climate of Malaysia. It's hard work but...... I have the opportunity to travel to the Cameron Highlands every month and use the time to see what I can find. Here are some of the recent goodies: heteropteryx_dilita...
by Chameleons
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:34 am
 
Forum: Other invertebrates
Topic: Malaysian Bugs
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

Re: Species of chameleons preferred.

The easiest species to obtain in SA is still the Veiled. If they are kept carefully, with attention to diet, temperature and lighting, then they should not suffer from MBD. That is if you can get good stock to start with. Panthers are a superb chameleon with less MBD risk. The risk, to a great exten...
by Chameleons
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:20 am
 
Forum: Chameleons
Topic: Species of chameleons preferred.
Replies: 5
Views: 14297

Re: Carpet Chameleons

They are both great chameleons but differ slightly in their requrements and temperament. Carpets are, in my opinion, a nicer animal; certainly my wife's favourite. A somewhat anthropomorphic description perhaps but they seem friendlier and do not seem to mind sitting on a finger 'shooting' flies. Th...
by Chameleons
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:08 pm
 
Forum: Chameleons
Topic: Carpet Chameleons
Replies: 12
Views: 4867

Re: Mantids

Please note that we do not sell mantids or any livestock.
If you can find a supplier in SA (e.g. deviantexotics) it will save you a lot of grief trying to bring insects in. D. lobata is a nice species, not necessarily for beginners if you are keen on breeding, but well worth a try.
by Chameleons
Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:57 am
 
Forum: Other invertebrates
Topic: Mantids
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Re: Mantids

Have a look at my web site http://www.sa-chameleons.com There are pictures and comments about several mantis species found in SA. as well as exotics. SA mantis tend not to need high humidity, depending where they come from - Highveld, not so much, Durban etc, yes. Some SA species can be kept togethe...
by Chameleons
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:35 pm
 
Forum: Other invertebrates
Topic: Mantids
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Re: Lighting for flexariums

"I used to use 30w UV tubes simply paid on top of the flexariums" - should read 'simply placed on top'.... a curse on autospellcheck! Just to clarify - if you are going to put them outside in winter, the air temperature should be 20c or above and not below. Be very careful of cold wind or ...
by Chameleons
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:15 pm
 
Forum: Chameleons
Topic: Lighting for flexariums
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: Lighting for flexariums

I used to use 30w UV tubes simply paid on top of the flexariums. The nettings absorbs some of the UV but so long as they are getting natural daylight for a few days each week, that should be sufficient. There was never a problem with heat and netting as the tubes are cold. I assume that you have Vei...
by Chameleons
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:09 pm
 
Forum: Chameleons
Topic: Lighting for flexariums
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: Other bugs from Mexico

Hi Alex, Thanks for the warning. Fortunately, the rains have started (only rains at night here!) and it appears that the scorpion season has passed. I haven't seen one in couple of weeks. We have been told that this species is common around the Lake area as it is surrounded by rocky mountains. After...
by Chameleons
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:57 pm
 
Forum: Other invertebrates
Topic: Other bugs from Mexico
Replies: 2
Views: 1102
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