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Archive for October, 2013


   Oct 31

Green sea turtle nests set record

By Herp News More than 25,000 green sea turtle nests were counted on 26 state beaches this year, more than twice the previous record. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1599) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, 30-40 Gallon by Zoo Med (1599) Buy new: $17.32 $17.29 42 used & new from […]

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   Oct 31

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 Oct. 31, 2013 and cumulativ 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 […]

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   Oct 31

Police seize 16 pythons, poisonous snake, lizard in Gatineau

By Herp News Police seized 16 pythons, a poisonous snake and a lizard from a house in east Gatineau on Wednesday and a 24-year-old man is facing charges. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (80) Oxbow Critical Care Pet Supplement, 1-Pound by Oxbow (80) Buy new: $22.99 $22.21 9 used & new […]

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   Oct 31

Scientists: to save the Malayan tiger, save its prey

By Herp News A major premise of biology, as any high-schooler can tell you, is the study of the connections between organisms. Perhaps nowhere is there a better example of this than in Malaysia, where the population of Endangered Malayan tigers (Panthera tigris jacksoni) is being undercut by dwindling prey. A recent study by MYCAT, […]

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   Oct 31

Scientists: to save the Malayan tiger, save its prey

By Herp News A major premise of biology, as any high-schooler can tell you, is the study of the connections between organisms. Perhaps nowhere is there a better example of this than in Malaysia, where the population of Endangered Malayan tigers (Panthera tigris jacksoni) is being undercut by dwindling prey. A recent study by MYCAT, […]

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   Oct 31

Alligator snapping turtle found in Oregon

An alligator snapping turtle was found in Oregon reservoir last week. From KGW.com: It was the first time the invasive species was found in eastern Oregon, according to Rick Boatner of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The species is native to the southeastern United States, Boatner said. It can grow to 250 lbs. […]

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   Oct 30

Exotic Mexican turtle washes ashore near Prince Rupert

By Herp News A rare turtle sighting is making waves on B.C.'s north coast. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (37) Rep-Cal SRP00300 Herptivite Multivitamin and Mineral Powder Reptile/Amphibian Supplement, 3.3-Ounce by Rep-Cal (37) Buy new: $12.68 $11.52 6 used & new from $9.99 Rep-Cal's HERPTIVITE is a superior multi-vitamin, multimineral and […]

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   Oct 30

When It Comes To Investing, The Tortoise Really Does Beat The Hare

By Herp News As long-time followers of The Prudent Speculator would be quick to attest, the ideas that we convey are simple and consistent. Like the turtle in the Tortoise and the Hare, we believe that long-term investment success favors those who hunt for value as opposed to chasers of hot trends. Readers of these […]

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   Oct 30

DNA tests reveal new dolphin species (photos)

By Herp News With the help of DNA tests, scientists have declared a new dolphin species that dwells off the coast of northern Australia. The discovery was made after a team of researchers looked at the world’s humpback dolphins (in the genus Sousa), which sport telltale humps just behind their dorsal fins. While long-known to […]

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   Oct 30

Green Sea Turtle Nests Hit Record Number In Florida

By Herp News Green sea turtle nests have exceeded the state’s expectations this year. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (363) Simple Deluxe Clamp Lamp Light UL Listed with 8.5 Inch Aluminum Reflector 150 Watt 6 Foot Power Cord by Simple Deluxe (363) Buy new: $9.99 $8.99 3 used & new from […]

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   Oct 30

Surf's up for snakes!

Let’s go surfin’ now, all the snakes are learnin’ how… Okay, not all the snakes. But some Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes have been spotted on a Florida beach and in the ocean recently. From WFTV.com: Valeh Levy shot video Friday New Smyrna Beach but said her son was one of the first surfers to spot the […]

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   Oct 30

‘Lost world’ discovered on Australia’s Cape York Peninsula

By Herp News An expedition to Cape York Peninsula in north-east Australia has found three vertebrate species new to science and isolated for millions of years — a bizarre looking leaf-tail gecko, a golden-colored skink and a boulder-dwelling frog. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (159) Penn-Plax Shale Step Ledge and Cave […]

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   Oct 29

Scientists identify individual lizards by their irises

By Herp News Institutions and governments have been scanning human irises for years to verify one’s identity—Google has been using this method since 2011—but could iris-scanning be employed on other species as well? According to a new study in Amphibia-Reptila, the answer is ‘yes.’ Scientists have recently employed iris scanning to visually distinguish individuals of […]

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   Oct 29

New campaign: hey China, stop killing the ‘pandas of Africa’

By Herp News A new public-service campaign in China will ask potential ivory and rhino horn buyers to see the victims of these illicit trades in a new light: as the “pandas of Africa.” The posters are a part of WildAid’s ‘Say No to Ivory and Rhino Horn’ campaign, which was launched earlier in the […]

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   Oct 29

790 rhinos poached in South Africa this year

By Herp News 790 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, nearly a fifth higher than last year’s record toll, reports the Department of Environmental Affairs. 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: $12.99 $7.03 […]

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   Oct 29

Human fear of snakes is all in our heads

Why are so many humans afraid of snakes? Scientists may have the answer. From the LA Times: We’re not born with a fear of snakes, but it sure seems to develop early. Now scientists may be closer to a explaining why ophidiophobia ranks among the top fears of humans, and seems to be shared with […]

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   Oct 28

Ecolab Equipment Care and Green Turtle Americas Announce Exclusive Distribution Partnership

By Herp News Company's Equipment Care division becomes sole vendor and installer of Green Turtle's Retroceptor™ and Microceptor™ in-kitchen wastewater treatment solutions ST. PAUL, MN, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – … Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (174) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Heat Lamps & Habitat Lighting Dome, Blk 8.5-in by Zilla (174) […]

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   Oct 28

Snakes on the brain: Are primates hard-wired to recognize snakes?

By Herp News Was the evolution of high-quality vision in our ancestors driven by the threat of snakes? New work supports this theory. In a new paper, researchers show that there are specific nerve cells in the brains of rhesus macaque monkeys that respond to images of snakes. Go to Source …read more Read more […]

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   Oct 28

New to science: 2 lizards, 1 frog discovered on Australian expedition (pictures)

By Herp News Researchers from James Cook University and National Geographic discovered three new herp species — a cryptic leaf-tail gecko, a colorful skink, and a frog — during an expedition to northeastern Australia. The species are described in three papers published in October in the journal Zootaxa. Go to Source …read more Read more […]

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   Oct 28

Lizard mishap fetches firefighters

By Herp News A rambunctious reptile caused Regina firefighters to scramble Monday morning, but they soon scaled back their response. 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 & […]

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   Oct 28

Scientists discover lizard, frog species in untrod Australian rainforest

By Herp News Scientists have found what they're describing as a “lost world” on the northern tip of Queensland, Australia, hosting at least three previously undocumented species, including a frog that makes love in the rain. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (62) Inkbird Max.1200W Heater, Cool Device Temperature Controller, Carboy, Fermenter, […]

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   Oct 28

First study of little-known mammal reveals climate change threat

By Herp News One of the world’s least-known flying foxes could face extinction by rising seas and changing precipitation patterns due to global warming, according to a new study in Zookeys. The research, headed by Donald Buden with the College of Micronesia, is the first in-depth study of the resident bats of the remote Mortlock […]

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   Oct 28

PHOTOS: Lizard stands its ground on track at GC600

By Herp News The first corner on the Surfers Paradise track is not the place to be for a lizard. Photos Brian Hurst The first corner on the Surfers Paradise track is not the place to be for a lizard. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (29) BYB Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter […]

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   Oct 28

Herp Video of the Week: Bearded Dragon eating!

Check out this video “Bearded Dragon eating,” submitted by kingsnake.com user captainjwl. Submit your own reptile & amphibian videos at http://www.kingsnake.com/video/ and you could see them featured here or check out all the videos submitted by other users! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (49) Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Catching, Controlling, or Moving […]

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   Oct 28

WA turtle released into wild and tracked

By Herp News A rehabilitated juvenile flatback turtle will be released into the wild and tracked by the WA Department of Parks and Wildlife using satellite technology. 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 […]

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   Oct 28

Turtle released into wild and tracked

By Herp News A rehabilitated juvenile flatback turtle will be released into the wild and tracked by the WA Department of Parks and Wildlife using satellite technology. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (159) Penn-Plax Shale Step Ledge and Cave Hide-Out Medium Aquarium Resin by Penn Plax (159) Buy new: $22.99 $17.71 […]

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   Oct 28

Maritime Reptile Zoo Meets Joggins Fossil Centre

By Herp News Museum hosts annual Halloween party 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 Lifelike, natural-looking hanging vines are the perfect addition to any terrarium. (as of November 22, 2017 10:11 […]

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   Oct 27

Reptile rescuer back on route

By Herp News A GOOD samaritan has donated Byron Bay snake catcher George Ellis a car to use until the end of the year. The call went out for a vehicle to replace Mr Ellis' snakemobile last week, after his Holden Rodeo he had used for the past seven years broke down and was not […]

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   Oct 27

PHOTOS: Lizard stands its ground on track at GC600

By Herp News The first corner on the Surfers Paradise track is not the place to be for a lizard. Photos Brian Hurst The first corner on the Surfers Paradise track is not the place to be for a lizard. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (29) BYB Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter […]

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   Oct 26

Turtle rescue centre launched in Pulau Gaya

By Herp News KOTA KINABALU: The first dedicated turtle rescue centre in Sabah was officially launched yesterday, marked with the release […] Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (159) Penn-Plax Shale Step Ledge and Cave Hide-Out Medium Aquarium Resin by Penn Plax (159) Buy new: $22.99 $17.71 11 used & new from […]

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   Oct 26

Endangered gecko seized in Assam, 3 nabbed

By Herp News Guwahati, Oct 26 (IANS) Police Friday arrested three people after recovering a Golden Gecko lizard from their possession, police said. 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 […]

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   Oct 26

Las Vegas Reptile Expo shows off creatures on display

By Herp News The Las Vegas Reptile Expo will be back at the Santa Fe Station Hotel and Casino 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 is a […]

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   Oct 25

Pictures: 441 new species described in the Amazon rainforest since 2010

By Herp News Scientists described at least 441 previously unknown species from Amazon rainforest between 2010 and 2013, according a new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). 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: $12.99 $7.03 […]

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   Oct 25

Photo essay: notes from India’s Kabini River

By Herp News The Nilgiris, also known as the “Blue mountains,” in southern India are an extraordinary mountain range that form one of the most diverse biospheres in the country, the Nilgiri Biosphere. And the Nagarhole National Park, declared a tiger reserve in 1999 is part of this biosphere. The Kabini River flows through the […]

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   Oct 25

Monkey that purrs like a cat is among new species discovered in Amazon rainforest

By Herp News At least 441 new species of animals and plants have been discovered over a four year period in the vast, underexplored rainforest of the Amazon, including a monkey that purrs like a cat. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (159) Penn-Plax Shale Step Ledge and Cave Hide-Out Medium Aquarium […]

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   Oct 25

Huge alligator found tied to a tree behind apartment building

People broke the law, but it’s the alligator who died. Because Florida law prohibits relocating alligators larger than 4 feet in length, this healthy, 11-and-a-half foot animal was killed after some idiot tethered him to a tree behind an apartment complex. From the Tampa Tribune: That alligator gator stretched 11 feet, 6 inches and may […]

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   Oct 24

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. Announces Release of Third Quarter 2013 Reports for Closed-End Funds (NDP, NTG, TPZ …

By Herp News Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C., the adviser of NDP, NTG, TPZ, TTP, TYG, TYN and TYY, announced today the release of third quarter 2013 reports for each of these funds. The reports are available online at www.tortoiseadvisors.com. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (405) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Bedding Substrate Desert […]

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   Oct 24

Bee sting allergy could be a defense response gone haywire

By Herp News Scientists are providing an evolutionary explanation for severe allergic reactions. Researchers show that mice injected with a small dose of bee venom were later resistant to a potentially lethal dose of the same venom. The study is the first experimental evidence that the same immune response involved in allergies may have evolved […]

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   Oct 24

Armored giant turns out to be vital ecosystem engineer

By Herp News The giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus) is not called a giant for nothing: it weighs as much as a large dog and grows longer than the world’s biggest tortoise. However, despite its gigantism, many people in its range—from the Amazon to the Pantanal—don’t even know it exists or believe it to be more […]

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   Oct 24

Featured video: bears work together to take down camera traps

By Herp News Scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have captured stunning images of Andean bear families taking down camera traps in Bolivia’s Apolobamba National Natural Area of Integrated Management. In one series of images a mother and her two cubs bite, claw, and whack one of the cameras. However even as they destroy […]

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