Excursion after the conference

Excursion after the conference

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As we are also exploring new terrain this year with a new conference venue, there is another special novelty for Sunday, 26 May 2024: anyone who wants to can explore the Fulda “Tümpelgarten” with the Chameleons Working Group after the lecture part of the conference. This is the 13,000 m² site of the “Scalare” association. In a specially constructed aquarium and terrarium exhibition, the members of the association keep a variety of reptiles, fish and invertebrates. Outside, the facilities are complemented by aviaries with birds, squirrels and enclosures for land and water turtles. The meeting point is at 1 p.m. in front of the gates of the association’s premises, which are only one and a half kilometres away from the conference venue.

Photos: Aquarium and Terrarium Club “Scalare” 1925/55 e.V. Fulda

Preliminary conference programme online

Preliminary conference programme online

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Our preliminary conference programme is online! As an absolute novelty, we will not be meeting in Boppard on the Rhine this year from 24 to 26 May, but in Fulda. Fulda not only offers a beautiful historic city centre and excellent ICE connections, but also a great conference venue in the form of the Stadtgasthof Drei Linden. The Stadtgasthof not only has newly renovated rooms, but also its own butcher’s shop (don’t worry, there are also vegetarian and vegan dishes), a playground for children and a beer garden for adults.

The first travellers will meet up on Friday evening for an after-work beer in the old town of Fulda, which is just a ten-minute walk from the conference venue. On Saturday, the conference programme will get underway, which will once again offer a colourful mix of travel lectures, terraristics, veterinary aspects and research projects. A first preview can be found here.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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We can look back on an eventful 2023. We had a great conference, lots of news about the world of chameleons and, most recently, we were able to successfully place a number of animals. Let’s hope that 2024 will be even more active. The entire board of the AG Chameleons wishes you all a Merry Christmas and happy holidays! We are particularly looking forward to next year’s conference, which will be held in Fulda for the first time in over 20 years. The programme is currently being prepared and will be published shortly – then you will also receive more information on registration and room bookings. It will be a very interesting and varied programme – stay tuned!

Bild: pikisuperstar und catalyststuff / Freepik

Trioceros jacksoniis looking for a new home

Trioceros jacksoniis looking for a new home

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A keeper has contacted us as AG Chamäleons because he is looking for new keepers for his three Trioceros jacksonii jacksonii. Two males and one female (2.1) are for sale. One of the males was bought in 2020 already adult. Together with a female that unfortunately died, it then had offspring, of which two still remain with the owner. The two offspring are a male and a female born in November 2020. All three chameleons eat very well and are not used to daily handling. If you are interested in adopting the animals, please send an email to info@agchamaeleons.de.

Addendum 27.09.2023: All three animals have found a new owner.

 

 

Location for the 2024 conference

Location for the 2024 conference

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The decision has now been made: we will meet for the 2024 conference in beautiful Fulda in Hesse. The venue is the Stadtgasthof Drei Linden in Neuenberger Str. 37 in 36041 Fulda. The rooms have recently been renovated, the food on site is good and there is also a beer garden and playground for children. IMPORTANT: Room bookings at the Stadtgasthof Drei Linden are only possible from January 2024! It is a ten-minute walk from the inn to the historic centre of Fulda. So if you don’t want to stay overnight directly on site, you’ll find all the options in Fulda itself. Fulda has an ICE train station and can be reached from all directions in Germany within a few hours. More information will follow as soon as the conference programme has been finalised.

Where should the next conference take place?

Where should the next conference take place?

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At the general member meeting during our 2023 conference, the question arose as to whether the next meeting could take place at a different location in Germany. The AG Chamäleons has been meeting in Boppard am Rhein for 21 years. Other DGHT working groups use different locations, so that all members sometimes have a longer, sometimes a shorter journey. Therefore we simply put the question of the meeting place to the vote. Please participate diligently in the poll so that we get an up-to-date picture of our members’ wishes and can act accordingly.

Please click here to go to the poll.

Donations to the AG Chamäleons

Donations to the AG Chamäleons

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During our conference, several donations were handed over, which we are of course very happy about. Firstly, Jean-Dominique Dufraine from Terra-Kultur donated 500 €, secondly, Jutta Dwinger handed over the proceeds of the bags she sold during the conference amounting to 320 € to the AG. Thirdly, Caro Vierbücher joined in and added another 100 € to the already high sum. Thank you very much for these great donations!

Hand-made stuff at our conference

Hand-made stuff at our conference

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As every year, some of our AG members will bring great handmade things with chameleon motifs that can be purchased directly on site.

Firstly, Caro Vierbücher will bring a selection of her creative handicrafts. These include small decorative tiles, cups, bowls, egg cups, and other beautiful things, but also wooden plugs and inscribable wooden motifs to attach to the terrarium. Everything is lovingly hand-painted by Caro at home. Our presenters this year and the winners of the photo competition can each look forward to receiving one of our coveted conference collector’s mugs from Caro. This year a very beautiful Furcifer timoni adorns the cups.

For the first time this year, Jutta Dwinger will bring a selection of her handmade bags and pouches with chameleon motifs to the conference. These include very high-quality gym bags with and without zips as well as chic toiletry bags for the chameleon friend who loves to travel. Other small or larger works of art can also be sewn on request.

Also at the conference, Martin Knauf will bring some of his photo tableaus, which can be purchased on Saturday. The tableaus each contain nine matching motifs, measure 50 x 50 cm and come with high-quality Nielsen aluminium frames. Photos, cutting and sorting are done by Martin himself. Special requests can also be taken into account.