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Posted by tanyacska on April 14, 2003 at 08:27:44:
In Reply to: dusting crickets & drip systems... how do you do it? posted by compasscreek on April 13, 2003 at 23:17:55:
not that i am perfect but what i do is drop crix into a plastic cup (sports water bottle cut in half, deep and narrow) with a thin lining of powder at the bottom. drop a few crix in and they walk all over each other and dust themselves. there is a wooden perch (a bamboo skewer) a poked thru both sides of the cup so my cham can hold on and dip her head in to get the crix.
for water i spray-bottle mist the cage/plants several times a day, leave an ice cube or two to melt on top of her cage (drips onto the plants) and have a humidifier on for a lot of the day. seems to be working ok for me. most of the extra water goes into the plants' soil or i have paper towel at the very bottom that i change whenever it gets soiled. it absorbs the water and keep humidity up.
hope that helps! i'm sure you'll get some other useful advice.
:ok i'm new to this, so new i don't even have a chameleon yet but will mid to late may. anyway my question is how do you vitamin dust the crickets you are going to feed to your chameleon with out dusting EVERY one of them in your "stash"? also the drip system. is it on all day and night or just a few hours? and should it drip directly onto the plant in the cage? every thing i read says the chameleon gets water from dropletts on the leaves from the drip system. if this is true why would i need something to catch the water on the bottom? also is this a mist or actual dripping?