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Archive for November, 2013


   Nov 29

Exotic reptile show coming to Lubbock

By Herp News Repticon, Florida-based traveling reptile expo, in town Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (212) Repashy Crested Gecko MRP Diet – Food – All Sizes 8 Oz (1/2 lb) JAR by Repashy (212) Buy new: $19.99 DIRECTIONS: Mix one part MRP with two parts water […]

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   Nov 29

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 Nov. 29, 2013 and cumulativ Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (541) Zoo Med Mini Combo Deep Dome Lamp Fixture, Black by Zoo Med (541) Buy new: $40.96 $26.22 24 […]

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   Nov 29

Herp Video of the Week:White Leucistic Spanish Ribbed Newt !

Check out this video “White Leucistic Spanish Ribbed Newt,” submitted by kingsnake.com user rhacadank. 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  (71) Pangea Fruit Mix With Insects Crested Gecko […]

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   Nov 29

Meet U-CAT, the robotic turtle that will help archaeologists investigate shipwrecks

By Herp News Engineers from Tallinn University created U-CAT to dive to inaccessible places in shipwrecks that are too dangerous or deep for humans. 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 […]

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   Nov 28

Researchers build robotic turtle for exploring shipwrecks

By Herp News “U-CAT is specifically designed to meet the end-user requirements,” said Taavi Salumäe, a researcher from the Center for Biorobotics in Tallinn University of Technology who designed the U-CAT. The robot will be on display at the Robot Safari in the London Science Museum from November 28 to December 1. Go to Source […]

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   Nov 28

Tortoise gets Lego-wheel prosthetic for missing leg

By Herp News Schildi the tortoise is back up and running now. (Credit: Bird Consulting International) Schildi the tortoise was found in rough shape in Germany. He was abandoned and missing part of his front leg. What was left of the leg was in such bad condition, it had to be amputated at the shoulder. […]

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   Nov 28

A Thanksgiving meal of herring for rescued turtle

By Herp News QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — It's going to be a tasty Thanksgiving meal of herring for one very lucky loggerhead sea turtle.         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 […]

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   Nov 28

Big lizard returns to Northside home

By Herp News JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The lizard that was hanging out under an elderly man's backyard shed for weeks is now back home. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (28) Wormy-Licious! Dried Mealworms in Bulk: Treats for Chickens and Wild Birds (11 POUND BAG) by Wormy-Licious! (28) Buy new: $54.95 We source […]

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   Nov 27

Ryan's reptile obsession

By Herp News NEXT time you complain about the weekly dog food bill, think of Josh Ryan. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (156) Tetra 29258 ReptoMin Floating Food Sticks 6.83-Pound, 10-Liter by Tetra (156) Buy new: $49.99 $45.55 4 used & new from $38.15 A floating food stick for all aquatic […]

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   Nov 27

Scientists discover new cat species roaming Brazil

By Herp News As a family, cats are some of the most well-studied animals on Earth, but that doesn’t mean these adept carnivores don’t continue to surprise us. Scientists have announced today the stunning discovery of a new species of cat, long-confused with another. Looking at the molecular data of small cats in Brazil, researchers […]

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   Nov 27

Bonobos have lost 72 percent of their habitat

By Herp News Only 28 percent of bonobo habitat remains suitable for the African great ape, according to the most comprehensive study of species’ range yet appearing in Biodiversity Conservation. The paper, involving over 30 scientists, analyzes the world’s bonobo population using nest counts, remote sensing imagery, and computer modeling. The researchers found that bonobo […]

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   Nov 27

Fossilized baby dinosaur found in Canada

The skeleton of a drowned baby dinosaur was discovered in Canada. From NBC News: The toddler was just 3 years old and 5 feet (1.5 meters) long when it wandered into a river near Alberta, Canada, and drowned about 70 million years ago. The beast was so well-preserved that some of its skin left impressions […]

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   Nov 27

belle<3turtle's Blog – What type of turtle?

I got a new turtle but instead of a Mississippi map turtle, I got something else, but I have no idea of what type it is! But, I am just as happy to have any turtle! Please tell me everything about this type of turtle,( including the type), any info will be accepted. Thank you […]

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   Nov 26

Sea turtle re-released after 2 transfusions

By Herp News The juvenile turtle was found washed ashore in Jacksonville Beach in April. 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 $7.99 ReptiTherm® U.T.H. Under Tank Heaters are an ideal […]

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   Nov 26

Camera traps reveal Amur leopards are breeding in China (photos)

By Herp News Good news today about one of the world’s rarest mammals today: camera traps in China’s Wangqing Nature Reserve have captured the first proof of breeding Amur leopards in the country, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The photos show a mother Amur leopard with two cubs. A recent survey by WWF-Russia […]

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   Nov 26

Robo turtle will explore shipwrecks in the Mediterranean and Baltic

By Herp News Ananth Baliga Nov. 26 (UPI) — An autonomous underwater robot called U-CAT, which swims like a turtle and is designed to explore shipwrecks, will be unveiled at the London Science Museum. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (156) Tetra 29258 ReptoMin Floating Food Sticks 6.83-Pound, 10-Liter by Tetra (156) […]

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   Nov 26

Incidental by-catch of marine turtles in the Mediterranean Sea

By Herp News When a marine turtle is incidentally by-caught by a longliner, fishermen try to cut the line — without hauling it on board — and release the turtle into the sea. However, research published determines that about 40% of post-released turtles die some months later due to the impact of longline fishing. Go […]

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   Nov 26

Over 350 species added to the IUCN Red List’s threatened categories in the last six months

By Herp News The number of threatened species on the IUCN Red List has grown by 352 since this summer, according to an update released today. Currently, 21,286 species are now listed as threatened with extinction out of the 71,576 that have been evaluated. The new update comes with both good and bad news for […]

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   Nov 26

The upside of toxic parenting: How poison frogs protect their young

Don’t let anyone tell you toxic parenting is all bad. The strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumilio) uses to make their babies unpalatable to predators by feeding them unfertilized eggs laced with bitter alkaloids. This means of chemical defense is currently unique to the species. That’s the word from a study headed up by researcher Ralph […]

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   Nov 26

Leatherback sea turtle no longer Critically Endangered

By Herp News The leatherback sea turtle—the world’s largest turtle and the only member of the genus Dermochelys—received good news today. In an update of the IUCN Red List, the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) has been moved from Critically Endangered to Vulnerable. However, conservationists warn that the species still remains hugely endangered—and in rapid […]

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   Nov 25

The collared treerunner is more than a single species

By Herp News The lowland tropics were once though filled with widespread species, while moderate and higher elevations were thought to contain species with more restricted distributions. That idea is turning out to be partially incorrect. A new study describes four species once considered to be the collared treerunner, a lizard known to the scientific […]

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   Nov 25

Turtle Beach offers headset upgrade for Xbox One owners

By Herp News Turtle Beach offers a free Xbox One audio adapter upgrade for those that purchase select headsets between November 22, 2013 and January 30, 2014. The post Turtle Beach offers headset upgrade for Xbox One owners appeared first on Digital Trends . Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (363) Simple […]

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   Nov 25

Microhabitats could buffer some rainforest animals against climate change

By Herp News As temperatures increase worldwide due to anthropogenic climate change, scientists are scrambling to figure out if species will be able to survive rapidly warming ecosystems. A new study in Global Change Biology offers a little hope. Studying reptiles and amphibians in the Philippines, scientists say some of these species may be able […]

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   Nov 25

New children’s book celebrates the rich wildlife of Kibale National Park

By Herp News There are many ways in which people practice conservation. The most well-known are working to save species in the field or setting up protected areas. But just as important—arguably more important for long-term conservation success—is conservation education, especially with children. Anyone who grew up watching David Attenborough documentaries, reading Gerald Durrell books, […]

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   Nov 25

Mesozoic turtle reconstructed

By Herp News During the Mesozoic Era, between 252m and 66m years ago, the seas were ruled by a vast and intriguing array of reptiles. The most common ones were crocodiles (adapted to swimming in oceans), plesiosaurs (Loch Ness monster wannabes) and ichthyosaurs (over-sized predatory tuna). Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com […]

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   Nov 25

Proposed port threatens Jamaican iguana re-introduction

A proposed port development on the Goat Islands in Jamaica threatens the re-introduction of the endangered Jamaican iguana to the two small cays located less than a mile off the coast of Jamaica. The IUCN Iguana Specialist Group is reporting that the planned port, to be built by the China Harbour Engineering Company, will include […]

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   Nov 25

Sea turtles released after 30 years in captivity

After 30 years of captivity, two sea turtles named Touche and Daisy were released off the Desert Islands in Portugal. How’s that for a happy ending? See the release in the video blow. …read more Read more here: King Snake  (700) Penn Plax Large Turtle Pier For Use In and Out Of Water Basking Platform […]

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   Nov 25

Straight from the turtle's mouth

By Herp News The golfing fraternity and sorority have joined forces with Seaturtles911 to put back a little of that we have taken, in the case of hawksbills and green turtles. It’s about time that sport generally associated itself with clean water and pristine environment, without destroying any useful habitats for rare species. Go to […]

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   Nov 24

LIZARD KING slithers back with a VENGEANCE, thanks to notorious officials!

By Herp News He might sound like something from the pages of a Spiderman comic but a Malaysian man nicknamed “The Lizard King” for his smuggling of endangered… 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 […]

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   Nov 24

Rare giant turtle washes up at Suffolk Park

By Herp News A RARE leatherback turtle has been found washed up on Tallow Beach over the weekend, believed to be the first time in 17 years this breed of turtle has been seen on the East Coast. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1599) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, 30-40 […]

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   Nov 23

stphnins's first blog – Map Aggression

Ok this is my first blog here. I have a Mississippi Map Turtle I’ve had him for about 2 months now (not sure if its a male or female, the lady in the pet store said it can be whatever I wanted it to be. But im pretty sure he’s a male) He’s accually very […]

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   Nov 22

Turtle Beach Details Headset Upgrade Program For Xbox One

By Herp News We’ve been closely following the audio features of the new console hardware, as both have their quirks . Sony is rapidly getting up to speed with the PlayStation 4 now that USB chat is active . Now Turtle Beach has announced how Xbox One gamers that own one of the company’s select […]

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   Nov 22

Turtle Beach launches Xbox One headset upgrade offer

By Herp News Headphone manufacturer Turtle Beach announced today that it will ship free upgrade kits to customers who buy select current-generation gaming headsets, bringing purchased hardware up to speed with Xbox One compatibility. Starting today and ending on January 30, players who purchase Turtle Beach Ear Force XP SEVEN, X42, XP400, or XP510 headsets […]

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   Nov 22

The last croak for Darwin’s frog?

By Herp News Deadly amphibian disease chytridiomycosis has caused the extinction of Darwin’s frogs, believe scientists. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (28) Wormy-Licious! Dried Mealworms in Bulk: Treats for Chickens and Wild Birds (11 POUND BAG) by Wormy-Licious! (28) Buy new: $54.95 We source our mealworms directly from the source. These […]

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   Nov 22

Herp Video of the Week: Yummy, salad!

Check out this video “Yummy, salad,” submitted by kingsnake.com user manhattan. 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  (363) Simple Deluxe Clamp Lamp Light UL Listed with 8.5 Inch […]

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   Nov 22

Tesco in cruelty storm over China turtle sales: Store accused of butchering or suffocating animals in front of customers

By Herp News The Daily Mail witnessed the animals triple-wrapped in plastic, where they slowly suffocate. Our reporter also saw soft-shelled turtles beheaded by staff. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (600) Zoo Med Mesh Reptile Hammock, 17.5-Inch by Zoo Med (600) Buy new: $8.69 $5.04 27 used & new from $4.54 […]

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   Nov 22

Malaysia's 'Lizard King' back in business: report

By Herp News Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (AFP) – A notorious Malaysian wildlife trafficker dubbed the “Lizard King” for his smuggling of endangered reptiles is back in business despite a 2010 conviction for illegally trafficking endangered species, according to an investigative report by Al Jazeera. Anson Wong was arrested in August 2010 at Kuala Lumpur's international […]

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   Nov 21

Fitch Rates Tortoise Closed-End Fund Notes 'AAA'; Affirms Existing Ratings

By Herp News Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following notes issued by two closed-end funds managed by Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC. Fitch also affirms the existing notes and man 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) […]

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   Nov 21

Snake vision sharpened by danger

A new study from the University of Waterloo shows that snakes can optimize their vision by controlling the blood flow in their eyes when they perceive a threat. Kevin van Doorn, PhD, and Professor Jacob Sivak, from the Faculty of Science, discovered that the coachwhip snake’s visual blood flow patterns change depending on what’s in […]

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   Nov 21

Snake vision not as bad as once thought

A new study from the University of Waterloo shows that snakes can optimize their vision by controlling the blood flow in their eyes when they perceive a threat. Kevin van Doorn, PhD, and Professor Jacob Sivak, from the Faculty of Science, discovered that the coachwhip snake’s visual blood flow patterns change depending on what’s in […]

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