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by jagerz
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Help! Sample take from chameleons eye (and infested fecal smear provided)
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

Re: Help! Sample take from chameleons eye (and infested fecal smear provided)

In case anyone is interested, I found out they were fungal spores coming from a blackish/brown mold growing on landscaping boards in my backyard
by jagerz
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Help! Sample take from chameleons eye (and infested fecal smear provided)
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

Help! Sample take from chameleons eye (and infested fecal smear provided)

Here is a pic of her fecal sample. https://imgur.com/gallery/a9OBM This is a sample taken from my chameleons eye at 400x. Some background: she is a chameleon I rescued and am treating. I have found Coccidia, roundworms and unknown bacteria from fecal samples so she is currently being treated for tho...
by jagerz
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Leech in my reptiles mouth?
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Leech in my reptiles mouth?

I'm guessing this is a leech that I found in my reptiles mouth? It was visible by eye and I used a q-tip to get it out, here a pics at 40x0.1. Please let me know for sure what you guys think, she only had one, but one of the other Florida wild caught chameleons I found had >20 in his mouth. I remove...
by jagerz
Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Help identify parasites in chameleon
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Re: Help identify parasites in chameleon

The star-shaped thing in the second pic appears to be a stellate trichome. That was actually my first thought, a plant trichome. And there is a hibiscus plant that has flowers in my chameleons cage...but then I saw some nematodes that can look similar. The other pic is what I'm really interested in...
by jagerz
Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Identification help
Topic: Help identify parasites in chameleon
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Help identify parasites in chameleon

I'm guessing I've found 3/4 types of nematodes, two of them I'm pretty sure are nematodes from my parasitology class. I'll post post pics of the other two, one I'm not sure what it is at all. Edit: can send more pics of necessary. The one looks very large (only 40x magnification), and the body is lo...
by jagerz
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: Decent microscope for parasitology
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Decent microscope for parasitology

Can anyone recommend any decent compound microscopes that will work for searching the fecal matter for parasites (specifically of chameleons). I am more looking for something ~$100 range, but I am up to any recommendations. I found these two, but I am not sure how good they would be. http://www.amsc...