A request by a former Bug Boy


While researching the web for photos of the boxes chameleons were sold in at circuses, I came across your web site and happily found photos of the ones I write about in an upcoming article for White Tops magazine entitled, I Was A ‘Bug Man’ For Ringling (er, make that Bug 'Boy')


It was reassuring to see that I correctly remembered the boxes, even their cellophane windows. I was, after all, only 11 years old at the time and touring with my family, The Loyal Repenskys, on the Ringling show. It was 1953.


When I read what someone was supposed to feed the chameleons (worms and flies) I couldn't help wondering how do you catch flies?


I want to thank Adrian for is wonderful article and the chance that Sideshow World had to contribute a little to the history.



Click for the PDF - I Was A "Bug Man" on Ringling


click here for more information about the Bug Boxes


I would like to thank John and Mardi Wells editor/publishers of White Tops,  of Columbus, Ohio, for their permission to repost Adrian C. Catarzi article as first published in published in  White Tops, Nov/Dec 2012, www.circusfans.org/whitetops


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