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Archive for May, 2014


   May 31

North Carolina: Arboretum celebrates the box turtle, and so should you

By Herp News Unless you’ve already made plans, you’re probably not going to make it to Box Turtle Day on Saturday at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville. And that’s too bad. 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 […]

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   May 31

River Murray turtle numbers in crisis

By Herp News RIVER Murray turtle numbers are in crisis — they have experienced a 90 per cent decline in recent years and no one seems to know why. 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 […]

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   May 30

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 May 30, 2014 and cumulative 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) […]

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   May 30

Culling elephants leaves an impact on their social structure decades later

By Herp News Researchers from the University of Sussex studied and compared the social behavior of two elephant herds: one that was severely affected by 1970 and 1980 culling operations and a herd that was relatively unaffected. In their results, the researchers found that the elephant herds that had experienced culling operations exhibited signs of […]

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   May 30

Herp Video of the Week: Water Dragon!

Check out this video “Water Dragon,” submitted by kingsnake.com user Minuet. 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  (156) Tetra 29258 ReptoMin Floating Food Sticks 6.83-Pound, 10-Liter by Tetra […]

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   May 29

Acoustic surveying: new monitoring technique beats bats at their own game

By Herp News Species monitoring can be a very invasive form of research. However, the use of non-invasive techniques made possible through advancements in technology has been on the rise. A new study published in Ecological Informatics examined one such technique: an innovative and inexpensive non-invasive monitoring tool, known as acoustic surveying. Go to Source […]

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   May 29

Turtle Beach management to meet with Needham

By Herp News Meeting to be held in New York on May 29 hosted by Needham. 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 Brand. (as of […]

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   May 29

Facebook, Twitter to carry 24 hours of live rainforest animal sightings on Monday

By Herp News Next week, the rainforests of Southeast Asia are going live. On June 2nd, 11 organizations in the region will be posting lives video, photos, and wildlife sightings over 24 hours on Facebook and Twitter (see #rainforestlive). Dubbed Rainforest: Live, the initiative hopes to raise awareness of quickly vanishing ecosystems and species. Go […]

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   May 29

The taste of turtle meat and fat

By Herp News The apprehension of Chinese poachers in our waters by the Philippine Coast Guard occurs so often that it does not readily make headline news. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (37) Exo Terra Short All Glass Terrarium, 24 by 18 by 12-Inch by Exo Terra (37) Buy new: $122.89 […]

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   May 29

Tree lizard clings to friend after launching itself from the ground

By Herp News Iwan Susanto, from Tangerang in Indonesia, photographed this tree lizard as it climbed up another lizard's tail in order to get to a high branch. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (685) Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer and Humidity Gauge by Zoo Med (686) Buy new: $12.99 $7.03 […]

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   May 29

Ancient 'Fish Lizard' Graveyard Discovered Beneath Melting Glacier

By Herp News Dozens of nearly complete skeletons of prehistoric marine reptiles have been uncovered near a melting glacier in southern Chile. These creatures, whose Greek name means “fish lizards,” were a group of large, fast-swimming marine reptiles that lived during the Mesozoic Era, about 245 million to 90 million years ago. “They look a […]

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   May 29

Unique program at Georgia Sea Turtle Center allows public an insider view

By Herp News Take a look inside the mysterious world of Jekyll Island's endangered sea turtles through a program called Ride with Night Patrol. 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 […]

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   May 29

Venom: More fun than a bowl full of jelly

Who wouldn’t want to see snake venom turn a dish of blood to jelly? Fortunately io9.com has you covered: See it here… …read more Read more here: King Snake  (71) Pangea Fruit Mix With Insects Crested Gecko Complete Diet 2 oz by Pangea (71) Buy new: $11.99 Pangea Fruit Mix With Insects is a delicious […]

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   May 28

Tortoise Capital Advisors Announces Stockholder Approval of the Merger of TYG, TYY and TYN

By Herp News Tortoise Capital Advisors today announced that stockholders of its MLP closed-end funds Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. , Tortoise Energy Capital Corp. and Tortoise North American Energy Corp. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (37) Exo Terra Short All Glass Terrarium, 24 by 18 by 12-Inch by Exo Terra (37) […]

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   May 28

Universal antidote for snakebite: Experimental trial represents promising step toward

By Herp News Another promising step has been made toward developing a universal antidote for snakebite. The results of this pilot study revealed findings that support the team’s idea that providing fast, accessible, and easy-to-administer treatment can increase survival rates in victims of venomous snakebite. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (658) […]

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   May 28

Appeal after stray reptile found

By Herp News The RSPCA is trying to trace the owners of an iguana found wandering down a street in Cardiff. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (405) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Bedding Substrate Desert Blend Walnut, 10-Qt. by Zilla (405) Buy new: $7.02 $6.88 23 used & new from $5.87 Recreate a […]

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   May 28

Turtle Beach Corporation Signs IAVI as a Value-Added Distributor for HyperSound Directional Audio Products

By Herp News SAN DIEGO, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR), a leading innovator of audio products and solutions, today announced the addition of IAVI as a distributor for its HyperSound® … Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (62) Inkbird Max.1200W Heater, Cool Device Temperature Controller, Carboy, Fermenter, Greenhouse […]

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   May 28

Would you like a full-body python massage?

Would you find it a relaxing experience to have pythons crawl all over you? That’s the latest spa treatment at the Cebu City Zoo in the Philippines. Read about it here… …read more Read more here: King Snake  (541) Zoo Med Mini Combo Deep Dome Lamp Fixture, Black by Zoo Med (541) Buy new: $40.96 […]

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   May 27

Gator causes traffic woes in Montgomery County

By Herp News New Caney tow truck driver Slinky Knox got the call about 1:30 a.m. May 26, and helped Montgomery County Precinct 5 deputy constables remove an 8-foot alligator off San Jacinto River Bridge on Texas 242. He released the reptile back into the water. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com […]

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   May 27

Scaly gem discovered in South American cloudforests

By Herp News Ecuadorian scientists have discovered a gem-looking new species of shade lizard in cloudforests of northwestern Ecuador. DNA data suggest that the closest relative of the new species is a widespread species living along the Pacific lowlands in Ecuador and Colombia. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (259) BYB 100W […]

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   May 27

Parametric Sound Completes Name Change To Turtle Beach Corporation

By Herp News SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR), a leading innovator of audio products and solutions, has announced it has changed its name from Parametric Sound Corporation, … Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Dog Bowl – Set of 2 by AmazonBasics […]

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   May 27

Reptile Gardens hits the Guiness Book of World Records

South Dakota’s Reptile Gardens has made the big time: The Guiness Book of World Records has named it the world’s largest collection of reptiles. From The Rapid City Journal: Years ago, Reptile Gardens Public Relations Director Johnny Brockelsby, son of the founder, sent documentation to Guinness of the more than 200 species housed at the […]

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   May 25

Indonesia’s forests increasingly empty of wildlife

By Herp News Tropical rainforests are the most species-rich ecosystems in the world. Each square kilometer has hundreds of tree species, birds and mammals, and countless other creatures. The idea that these forests could be devoid of animal life therefore seems ludicrous. Still the disappearance of birds, mammals and other species is what is happening […]

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   May 23

Is Godzilla Really An ‘American Fatty’? We Asked A Lizard Expert

By Herp News Is Godzilla really an “American fatty”? We asked a lizard expert about the King of Monsters' health and habits. 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) Buy new: $16.20 $11.99 22 used & new from […]

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   May 23

Memorial Day 2014

In memory of all who served, from all of us at kingsnake.com. …read more Read more here: King Snake  (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 Brand. (as of November 22, 2017 10:11 – More […]

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   May 23

Illegal trade spikes in rare South Asian turtle: TRAFFIC

By Herp News A South Asian turtle famed for its polka dot skin is under growing threat of extinction as demand for it as an exotic pet booms, a wildlife monitoring group warned Friday. Hundreds of the black spotted … Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (615) Tetra 77157 TetraColor Tropical Flakes, […]

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   May 23

Herp Video of the Week: Cute Frog!

Check out this video “Cute Frog,” submitted by kingsnake.com user PH FasDog. 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  (1209) K&H Pet Products Thermal-Bowl Heated Cat & Dog Bowl […]

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   May 23

New Species Of Shade Lizard Discovered In South American Cloudforests

By Herp News Pensoft Publishers Field and laboratory work by Omar Torres-Carvajal from Museo de Zoología QCAZ, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, and his former undergraduate student Simón Lobos has resulted in the discovery of a gem-looking new species of shade lizard from the cloudforests in northwestern Ecuador . This region is part of the […]

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   May 23

Emerald-faced reptile discovered in Ecuador

By Herp News Researchers have discovered a colorful lizard species in the cloud forests of northwestern Ecuador. 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 […]

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   May 22

Ipswich: Stowaway lizard causes a stir at animal centre after sneaking into Ipswich holidaymaker’s luggage in Portugal

By Herp News Meet Mr Hernandez, a jet-setting lizard who has caused quite a stir at a Suffolk animal centre. 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: $19.88 43 used & new from […]

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   May 22

Zero-deforestation commitments face acute challenges for commercial giants in the palm oil industry

By Herp News The path to zero-deforestation appears to be paved with good intentions, but how successful are these companies in staying on that path? A controversial proposal to construct a refinery in the wildlife-rich Balikpapan Bay in Indonesian Borneo highlights the challenges faced by both palm oil companies and conservationists in the face of […]

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   May 22

Evolve™ Release Date Announced: The Hunt Begins on October 21, 2014

By Herp News 2K and Turtle Rock Studios, creators of the cooperative shooter classic Left 4 Dead, today announced that their upcoming multiplayer shooter experience Evolve™ will be released globally on October 21, 2014 for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC. Go to Source …read […]

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   May 22

Olinguito, tinkerbell, and a dragon: meet the top 10 new species of 2013

By Herp News Out of around 18,000 new species described and named last year, scientists have highlighted ten in an effort to raise awareness about the imperiled biodiversity around us. Each species—from a teddy-bear-like carnivore in the Andes to a microbe that survives clean rooms where spaceships are built—stands out from the crowd for one […]

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   May 22

Caution Drivers! Turtles Take the Road During Breeding Season

By Herp News SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Turtle season is happening now.  You may be seeing more of the reptiles crossing the road over the next couple of months.  It turns out the turtle population takes a big hit from these creatures venturing onto roads. Lynn Johnson is a mother of three boys and lives in the […]

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   May 22

Caution Drivers! Turtles Take the Road During Breeding Season

By Herp News SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Turtle season is happening now.  You may be seeing more of the reptiles crossing the road over the next couple of months.  It turns out the turtle population takes a big hit from these creatures venturing onto roads. Lynn Johnson is a mother of three boys and lives in the […]

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   May 22

Tybee records first sea turtle nest of season

By Herp News Tybee Island recorded its first loggerhead sea turtle nest of the season Tuesday morning. 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 (700) Buy new: $13.40 37 used & new […]

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   May 22

Turtle Stolen From Children’s Room At Fall River Library

By Herp News Police are looking for a man they believe stole the Fall River Public Library's turtle mascot. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (773) Exo Terra Heat-Glo Infrared Spot Lamp, 100-Watt/120-Volt by Exo Terra (773) Buy new: $7.00 $6.63 14 used & new from $6.63 The Exo Terra Heat-Glo Infrared […]

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   May 21

After 80 years, lost snake species rediscovered

The Clarion night snake, Hypsiglena unaocularis, hasn’t been spotted in 80 years. Its only known sighting, in 1936, was a single preserved specimen brought to the U.S. by naturalist William Beebe. That just changed, as the species was spotted on Mexico’s Revillagigedo Islands. From the Christian Science Monitor: The existing dead sample was assumed to […]

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   May 21

Frankie Tortoise Tails – Hay is what's up

It just happen. I was heading to the back yard to check on Frankie and there it was. I had no idea that it would happen. It just couldn’t happen because it never happen before. I mean there he was. Frankie was sitting there eating hay. Frankie was eating hay. He was EATING hay! Hay! […]

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   May 21

Epidemic of elephant calf kidnapping hits Sri Lanka, say conservationists

By Herp News In Sri Lanka, an underground wildlife racket has been simmering for a while. And a recent incident has brought it to a boil. On the night of May 1st, a gang attempted to kidnap a wild elephant calf out of the Uduwalawe National Park in Sri Lanka. But tipped off by alert […]

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