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Archive for March, 2013


   Mar 31

Reptile Gardens Now Open

By Herp News Tourism is our state’s second largest industry, and fourth largest private sector employer. As children around the country enjoy spring break, the state of South Dakota gears up for the beginning of tourism season. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1209) K&H Pet Products Thermal-Bowl Heated Cat & Dog […]

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   Mar 29

Monitor lizard returned to Discovery Center, but 3 snakes still missing

By Herp News The savannah monitor lizard stolen from the Fresno Discovery Center is back at home after he was fou Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (360) Fluker's Buffet Blend Aquatic Turtle Food , 7.5-Ounce by Fluker’s (360) Buy new: $8.99 $4.96 11 used & new from $4.96 Fluker's Buffet Blend […]

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   Mar 29

1 of 4 reptiles stolen from Calif. museum found

By Herp News A Central California science museum has recovered one of four reptiles that were taken by a burglar who was caught on surveillance video shoving the lizard and three snakes into a garbage bag. The 3 1/2-foot … Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (236) Fluker's Repta Vines-Pothos for Reptiles […]

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   Mar 29

Rare Calif. ‘island night lizard ‘ makes a comeback

By Herp News Federal wildlife officials are recommending that a rare California lizard be removed from the endangered species list, saying the reptile has recovered. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (700) Penn Plax Large Turtle Pier For Use In and Out Of Water Basking Platform For Small Reptiles by Penn Plax […]

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   Mar 29

Thai Turtle Smuggler Caught With 14 Percent Of An Extremely Rare Species

By Herp News Caught with a corner of the market. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (248) Zoo Med Aspen Snake Bedding, 24 Quarts by Zoo Med (248) Buy new: $21.48 $10.79 24 used & new from $10.79 #1 Preferred snake bedding by professional herpetoculturists worldwide. Provides a safe, naturalistic substrate that […]

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   Mar 29

Scientists sequence the turtle genome

Scientists have squenced the genome of the western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii). From RedOrbit.com: Publishing the work in this week’s Genome Biology, researchers describe that much like the turtle itself, the rate of genome evolution is very slow. Their data show that turtle genomes evolve at a rate that is about a third that […]

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   Mar 29

William Shatner Fights Lizard-Man in ‘Star Trek’ Game Ad (Video)

By Herp News Captain Kirk and the reptile from the 1967 “Arena” episode learn they aren’t as spry as they used to be. read more Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (236) Fluker's Repta Vines-Pothos for Reptiles and Amphibians by Fluker’s (236) Buy new: $9.99 $7.79 16 used & new from $6.71 […]

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   Mar 29

Reptile Theft at Fresno’s Discovery Center

By Herp News A reptile thief is still on the run. Caught on camera overnight breaking into Fresno’s Discovery Center. CBS 47 has the video that can help catch him. The center on Winery Avenue, near McKinley and Chestnut in Fresno recently re-opened.   There’s been plenty of police activity there. CBS 47′s Lemor Abrams is […]

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   Mar 29

Video shows reptile theft at Fresno’s Discovery Center

By Herp News Police are looking for a man who was caught on surveillance video at the Fresno Discovery Center. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (345) Zoo Med Calcium With Vitamin D3 Reptile Food, 3-Ounce by Zoo Med (345) Buy new: $3.91 $3.39 25 used & new from $3.39 Repti Calcium […]

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   Mar 29

Madagascar’s chameleons came from African mainland

By Herp News Madagascar’s color-changing chameleons originated in Africa and crossed over to the island some 65 million years ago, concludes a study published this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (600) Zoo Med Mesh Reptile Hammock, 17.5-Inch by Zoo Med (600) Buy […]

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   Mar 28

Do alligators hold the key to fighting resistant bacteria?

Resistant bacterial infections and human immune system disorders may one day be conquered with the help of alligator blood. After a lifetime of fascination with and study of crocodilians, Mark Merchant of McNeese State University has focused his research on the antibacterial power of alligator serum. Merchant knew from what he had seen that the […]

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   Mar 28

Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. Provides Section 19(a) Notice

By Herp News This notice provides stockholders of Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. with information regarding the distribution paid on March 28, 2013 and cumulati Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (29) BYB Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Reptile Pet Super Wide Heating Area Infrared Lamp Heat Bulb for […]

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   Mar 28

Snapper turtle : Out of the wash, into the classroom

By Herp News The snapping turtle that was seized from Arneek Wright’s home Monday, Mar. 25, 2013. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (302) BYB – 150W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Pet Infrared Lamp Bulb, Black by BYB (302) Buy new: $19.99 $11.99 2 used & new from $11.99 […]

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   Mar 28

Unraveling The Bizarre Features Of The Turtle Genome

By Herp News Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The western painted turtle ( Chrysemys picta bellii ) is one of the most widespread species of turtle in North America. This creature is found in fresh, slow-moving waters from southern Canada to northern Mexico and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. And because […]

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   Mar 28

neores' Blog – It's crazy!

It’s crazy what lengths we go to domesticate these beautiful animals. It’s crazy the feeling we get for these animals. It’s crazy how your local bet hustles you cuz you go no choice but them, anyways what’s not crazy is that Ninjas dead!! Worked so hard payed so much money for Ninja n still nothing. […]

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   Mar 28

Getting under the shell of the turtle genome

By Herp News The genome of the western painted turtle , one of the most widespread, abundant and well-studied turtles in the world, has been sequenced. The data show that, like turtles themselves, the rate of genome evolution is extremely slow; turtle genomes evolve at a rate that is about a third that of the […]

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   Mar 28

Is it the end for Britain’s hedgehogs?

By Herp News As hedgehogs all over the United Kingdom wake up from their winter hibernation, activists will be carefully counting their hogs. Every year, the hedgehog population in Britain’s rural towns declines by an estimated 5 percent. But between 2011 and 2012, a survey conducted by the People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), a […]

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   Mar 28

Getting under the shell of the turtle genome

By Herp News The genome of the western painted turtle, one of the most widespread, abundant and well-studied turtles in the world, has been sequenced. The data show that, like turtles themselves, the rate of genome evolution is extremely slow; turtle genomes evolve at a rate that is about a third that of the human […]

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   Mar 28

Getting under the shell of the turtle genome

By Herp News ( BioMed Central ) The genome of the western painted turtle one of the most widespread, abundant and well-studied turtles in the world, is published this week in Genome Biology. The data show that, like turtles themselves, the rate of genome evolution is extremely slow; turtle genomes evolve at a rate that […]

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   Mar 27

Relative of the ‘penis snake’ discovered in South America (photos)

By Herp News A new species of caecilian – a worm-like amphibian – has been discovered in French Guiana. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Dog Bowl – Set of 2 by AmazonBasics (658) Buy new: $10.99 AmazonBasics brings you everyday items at a great value An Amazon […]

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   Mar 27

Scientists discover new genus of crustacean

By Herp News In recent journeys to Madagascar, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, the Philippines, and French Polynesia, scientists from the Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes and the University of Barcelona have discovered not only five new crustaceous species, but also the existence of a new genus in the family. Go to Source …read more Read […]

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   Mar 27

Common pesticides disrupt brain functioning in bees

By Herp News Exposure to commonly used pesticides directly disrupts brain functioning in bees, according to new research in Nature. While the study is the first to record that popular pesticides directly injure bee brain physiology, it adds to a slew of recent studies showing that pesticides, especially neonicotinoids, are capable of devastating bee hives […]

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   Mar 27

Snakes and soccer: That's all, sports fans

What do you suppose would happen if a dozen venomous snakes were slithering all over a football stadium in the U.S.? Mass exodus, right? Not in India. From The Indian Express, via ESPN: A dozen poisonous snakes were spotted at the Kalyani Stadium, the venue at which Mohan Bagan beat Arrows 3-2 during an I-league […]

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   Mar 27

2 ‘giant’ yet tiny mouse lemurs identified in Madagascar

By Herp News Scientists have discovered two new species of mouse lemurs in Madagascar, bringing the total number of diminutive primates known to science to 20. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (700) Penn Plax Large Turtle Pier For Use In and Out Of Water Basking Platform For Small Reptiles by Penn […]

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   Mar 27

Lizard Label Offers New Printable Fine Wood Paper

By Herp News Custom label and sticker manufacturer Lizard Label announces the availability of an exciting new product line – wide-web real wood paper perfect for labels and packaging.Fairfield, NJ (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 Lizard Label, the expert label and sticker manufacturer, has announced the availability of a new product line – Sheer Veneer Fine […]

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   Mar 27

Turtle River Montessori students top field in ‘Odyssey’

By Herp News TURTLE RIVER MONTESSORIA team of seven students – Arthur Frigo, Anthony Frigo, John Killgore, Twain Glas, Colin Ciarfella, Ben Frei and James Lovelady – recently placed first in their division at Odyssey of the Mind regional competition at Suncoast High. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (62) Inkbird Max.1200W […]

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   Mar 26

DeLand man charged after trying to hide illegal turtle

By Herp News Arneek Wright tried to hide the turtle and snakes and was additonally charged with tampering with evidence, a Fish and Wilife official said. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1209) K&H Pet Products Thermal-Bowl Heated Cat & Dog Bowl 96oz. Blue 25W by K&H Pet Products (1209) Buy new: […]

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   Mar 26

FWC: Protected turtle , snakes found hidden under laundry

By Herp News A protected alligator snapping turtle was confiscated after its owner tried to hide it under a pile of dirty laundry inside of a washing machine, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said Tuesday. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (37) Exo Terra Short All Glass Terrarium, […]

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   Mar 26

FWC: Protected snapping turtle , snakes found inside washing machine under dirty laundry

By Herp News A protected alligator snapping turtle was confiscated after its owner tried to hide it under a pile of dirty laundry inside of a washing machine, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said Tuesday. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1599) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, […]

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   Mar 26

Researchers sequence Aye-aye genome – lemur is more genetically diverse than humans

By Herp News Scientists sequenced the genome of the aye-aye, a bizarre lemur species, for the first time. The research is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1599) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, 30-40 Gallon by Zoo Med (1599) […]

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   Mar 26

A thousand soldiers sent after marauding elephant poachers [warning: graphic photos]

By Herp News Eight Central African nations have announced they will send a thousand soldiers after poachers responsible for slaughtering 89 elephants, including over 30 pregnant mothers, in Chad earlier this month. The mobilization of soldiers and law enforcement officers could be a sign that Central African countries are beginning to take elephant poaching, which […]

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   Mar 26

DeLand man charged after trying to hide illegal turtle in laundry

By Herp News Arneek Wright tried to hide the turtle and snakes and was additonally charged with tampering with evidence, a Fish and Wilife official said. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (248) Zoo Med Aspen Snake Bedding, 24 Quarts by Zoo Med (248) Buy new: $21.48 $10.79 24 used & new […]

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   Mar 26

White House Can’t Afford Its Shapeshifting Alien Reptile Guards

By Herp News Prepare to enter the shadowy world of Tinfoil Tuesday. This week, an extraterrestrial bodyguard protects the president, according to conspiracy theorists. But the White House dismisses the allegations and says it’s too costly. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (302) BYB – 150W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder […]

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   Mar 26

Lizard species rediscovered after 135 years

By Herp News Mumbai, March 26 : For over a century and quarter, the tiny Geckoella Jeyporensis, a small lizard measuring up to 10 cm, was given up as extinct. Now it has been spotted in the Eastern Ghats, causing scientists to cheer. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (633) Zilla Reptile […]

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   Mar 26

New species of newt discovered in Vietnam

The journal Herpetology is reporting that a team of Japanese researchers has discovered a new species of newt in the Vietnamese provinces of Ha Giang and Cao Bang. From Phys.org: The new specimen was found at the museum in Japan, and its curator contacted Kanto Nishikawa, one of the researchers involved in the study. Initial […]

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   Mar 25

Humans killed over 10 percent of the world’s bird species when they colonized the Pacific Islands

By Herp News Around 4,000 years ago intrepid Polynesian seafarers made their way into an untamed wilderness: the far-flung Pacific Islands. Over a thousands or so years, they rowed from one island to another, stepping on shores never yet seen by humans. While this vast colonization brought about a new era of human history, it […]

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   Mar 25

Forging zoos into global conservation centers, an interview with Cristian Samper, head of WCS

By Herp News The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is one of the world’s leading environmental organizations. Founded in 1895 (originally as the New York Zoological Society), the WCS manages 200 million acres of wild places around the globe, with over 500 field conservation projects in 65 countries, and 200 scientists on staff. The WCS also […]

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   Mar 25

Sea turtle nesting begins with post-storm issues at play

By Herp News Marine- turtle nesting season began in March on Florida beaches from Brevard through Broward counties Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (633) Zilla Reptile Décor Malaysian Driftwood by Zilla (633) Buy new: $8.99 $7.89 5 used & new from $7.89 Reptile fanciers prefer Malaysian Driftwood décor for its handsome […]

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   Mar 25

Sea turtle nesting begins

By Herp News Marine- turtle nesting season began in March on Florida beaches from Brevard through Broward counties, although two leatherbacks laying their eggs in late February got a head start. May 1 marks the official start in other… Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (49) Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Catching, […]

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   Mar 25

Drunken teenager stole £2,000 giant tortoise from a safari park and sold it on Facebook for just £30

By Herp News Adam Steff took Flo (pictured), a 4.5lb juvenile Aldabra giant tortoise , from Woburn Safari Park in Milton Keynes after he wandered into her enclosure while drunk. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (686) Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer and Humidity Gauge by Zoo Med (686) Buy new: […]

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