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Archive for November, 2014


   Nov 29

Botanic garden lizard escapes Boris

By Herp News Boris Johnson chased a lizard through a tropical paradise today as he visited Singapore's botanic garden to endorse the site's bid to become a world heritage site (WHS). Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (259) BYB 100W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Pet Infrared Lamp Bulb, White […]

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   Nov 28

Turtle in greater danger

By Herp News A BUM-BREATHING turtle is not something you hear of every day and without more protection it won’t be heard of anymore either. 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 […]

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   Nov 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 Nov. 28, 2014 and cumulativ 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 […]

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   Nov 28

Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. Provides Section 19(a) Notice

By Herp News This notice provides stockholders of Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. with information regarding the distribution paid on Nov. 28, 2014 and cumulative distribu 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 […]

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   Nov 28

Turtle Back Zoo holiday spectacular to feature 100,000 lights, winter movie weekends

By Herp News The Turtle Back Zoo is hosting a weekend holiday lights spectacular. 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 reptile’s desert habitat with attractive, 100% natural […]

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   Nov 28

Building a bigger greenhouse for herps, part 5

It was time to add the hoophouse roof, but as planned, the final greenhouse would be considerably larger than this first prototype. That’s why I only wanted a temporary solution, until I could determine the size of the final greenhouse, and could plan accordingly. Thus I wanted to try to use the 16-foot steel livestock […]

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   Nov 28

Herp Video of the Week: Pink Eastern Worm Snake!

Check out this video “Pink Eastern Worm Snake,” 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  (685) Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer and Humidity […]

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   Nov 28

Herp Photo of the Day: Iguana!

It’s our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user cycluracornuta! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …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 […]

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   Nov 27

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: album more than a procession of songs

By Herp News For Stu McKenzie, guitarist and “creative director” in local psychedelic garage band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, the process of making an album is more than a linear aggregation of distinct songs.  Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Dog Bowl – Set of 2 […]

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   Nov 27

Rescued turtle set for return to warmer waters

By Herp News A Loggerhead Turtle that was washed up on the Clare coast in November last year is set to return to warmer climes in time for Christmas. 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 […]

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   Nov 27

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: album more than a procession of songs

By Herp News For Stu McKenzie, guitarist and “creative director” in local psychedelic garage band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, the process of making an album is more than a linear aggregation of distinct songs.  Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (49) Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Catching, Controlling, or Moving […]

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   Nov 27

Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user anialady! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (62) Inkbird Max.1200W Heater, Cool Device Temperature Controller, Carboy, Fermenter, Greenhouse Terrarium Temp. Control by Inkbird (62) Buy new: […]

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   Nov 26

Building a bigger greenhouse for herps, part 4

If I were only going to do a single pen, I could have stopped with where I was in my last post, and do the finish out. All that was left was to set the steel panel hoophouse roof up, cover it in wire, and throw a tarp over it. But not yet. We had […]

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   Nov 26

New calendar celebrates primates and raises money for their survival

By Herp News Humans, or Homo sapiens sapiens, are really just upright apes with big brains. We may have traded actual jungles for gleaming concrete and steel ones, but we are still primates, merely one member of an order consisting of sixteen families. We may have removed ourselves from our wilder beginnings, but our extant […]

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   Nov 26

Tortoise taggers at Yuma Proving Grounds

Researchers at the Yuma Proving Grounds are making headway tagging tortoises to study their movements. From the Yuma Sun: To track the tortoises and study their habits, biologists attach small VHF transmitters and GPS data loggers to the shell of each tortoise they find. They also paint a unique number on the tortoise’s shell, and […]

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   Nov 26

Herp Photo of the Day: Corn Snake!

It’s our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user snakepunk! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (49) Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Catching, Controlling, or Moving Snakes, Stainless Steel & Copper, Field Length (43") by […]

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   Nov 25

Tortoise taped to cereal box by Gumtree seller in London posting pet to Scotland

By Herp News A tortoise owner in Wormit, Fife, bought a new pet on the trading website for £100 but to his horror it arrived utterly immobile inside a purple box of Choco Hoops. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (248) Zoo Med Aspen Snake Bedding, 24 Quarts by Zoo Med (248) […]

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   Nov 25

Meet the world’s rarest chameleon: Chapman’s pygmy

By Herp News In just two forest patches may dwell a tiny, little-known chameleon that researchers have dubbed the world’s most endangered. Chapman’s pygmy chameleon from Malawi hasn’t been seen in 16 years. In that time, its habitat has been whittled down to an area about the size of just 100 American football fields. Go […]

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   Nov 25

Turtle Beach Heroes of the Storm™ PC Gaming Headset Now Available

By Herp News VALHALLA, N.Y., Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Turtle Beach, the leading audio brand in the video games industry, today announced that the officially licensed Heroes of the Storm ™ PC Gaming Headset is … Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (236) Fluker's Repta Vines-Pothos for Reptiles and Amphibians by Fluker’s […]

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   Nov 25

Yellow in a tree

I sat in the yard this morning watching the ducks swim in their little pool and the dogs play rambunctiously over the expanse of the yard. It was a sunny 75 degrees Fahrenheit and very comfortable overall. Then came the blue jays. Within moments there were 8 or 10 of them, all screaming at the […]

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   Nov 25

Turtles more closely related to birds than snakes, lizards

A just-published study has turned scientific concensus upside down by suggesting turtles aren’t very closely related to snakes and lizards after all. Instead, their closests cousins are birds, crocodiles, and dinosaurs, a group researchers are now calling “Archelosauria,” which is believed to be the largest group of vertebrates to be assigned a new scientific name. […]

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   Nov 25

Herp Photo of the Day: Cape Gopher Snake!

It’s our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user HappyHeathen! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (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 […]

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   Nov 24

EA's Online Service Allegedly Brought Down By Hacker Group Lizard Squad

By Herp News Electronic Arts Inc. is still experiencing a number of problems with its EA online service after a DDoS attack late Sunday. 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 […]

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   Nov 24

Chameleon crisis: extinction threatens 36% of world’s chameleons

By Herp News Chameleons are an unmistakable family of wonderfully bizarre reptiles. They sport long, shooting tongues; oddly-shaped horns or crests; and a prehensile tail like a monkey’s. But, chameleons are most known for their astonishing ability to change the color of their skin. Now, a update of the IUCN Red List finds that this […]

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   Nov 24

Turtle poachers fined

By Herp News A Philippine court has found nine Chinese fishermen guilty of poaching and environmental crimes for fishing in disputed waters. 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 […]

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   Nov 24

Turtle Bay Resort Goes High-Tech with High-Touch Service; Implements Maestro iPad Xpress Check-In/Out

By Herp News Maestro PMS™ Enterprise Property Management announced the Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's fabled North Shore implemented the Maestro iPad Xpress Check-In to pamper guests with personalized service from the moment they arrive. Maestro's mobile iPad solution is fully-integrated with Maestro PMS and updated in real time to perform all aspects of front […]

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   Nov 24

Turtles and dinosaurs: Scientists solve reptile mysteries with landmark study on the evolution of turtles

By Herp News A team of scientists has reconstructed a detailed ‘tree of life’ for turtles. Next generation sequencing technologies have generated unprecedented amounts of genetic information for a thrilling new look at turtles’ evolutionary history. Scientists place turtles in the newly named group ‘Archelosauria’ with their closest relatives: birds, crocodiles, and dinosaurs. Go to […]

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   Nov 24

Turtles and dinosaurs: Scientists solve reptile mysteries with landmark study on the evolution of turtles

By Herp News A team of scientists has reconstructed a detailed ‘tree of life’ for turtles. Next generation sequencing technologies have generated unprecedented amounts of genetic information for a thrilling new look at turtles’ evolutionary history. Scientists place turtles in the newly named group ‘Archelosauria’ with their closest relatives: birds, crocodiles, and dinosaurs. Go to […]

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   Nov 24

New blood record: 1,020 rhinos killed in South Africa

By Herp News South Africa has surpassed last year’s grisly record for slaughtered rhinos—1,004—more than a month before the year ends. In an announcement on November 20th, the South African Department of Environmental Affairs said that 1,020 rhinos had been killed to date. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless […]

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   Nov 24

Scientists solve reptile mysteries with landmark study on the evolution of turtles

By Herp News ( California Academy of Sciences ) A team of scientists, including researchers from the California Academy of Sciences, has reconstructed a detailed 'tree of life' for turtles. Next generation sequencing technologies in Academy labs have generated unprecedented amounts of genetic information for a thrilling new look at turtles' evolutionary history. Authors place […]

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   Nov 24

Bad news for kids: Parents do not defend their offspring at all cost, bird study shows

By Herp News Do parents defend their offspring whenever necessary, and do self-sacrificing parents really exist? To answer this question, researchers examined defense behaviors of parent blue tits. They investigated whether birds would risk everything to protect their young from predators. Their conclusion: parents weigh the risks. It is not only the risk to the […]

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   Nov 24

How to build a bigger greenhouse for herps, part 3

Dragging some old 4×4 fenceposts for the first pen I used a saw to cut them down to four 40-inch lengths. Using our recently purchased auger, I dug out four holes spaced 8 feet apart as four corners of my square pen. Dug down approximately 18 inches, we wanted our posts to stick up 22 […]

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   Nov 24

Kids have play date with a python

School children in Ireland spent time handling Rascal the Burmese python at the Reptile Conservation Zoo. From the Independent: The scary encounter was to celebrate the launch of the zoo’s search for an Irish Junior Conservation Hero. The new initiative is to help raise awareness about the rapid rate of extinction that is wiping out […]

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   Nov 24

Herp Photo of the Day: Grey Tree Frog!

It’s our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user gerryg! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (302) BYB – 150W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Pet Infrared Lamp Bulb, Black by BYB (302) […]

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   Nov 24

Rescued turtle heading to new home in San Diego

By Herp News MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A loggerhead sea turtle named Sapphire is getting ready for a cross-country trip on Thursday to a permanent home in Southern California after convalescing for more than a year at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless Steel […]

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   Nov 22

Site Last Updated 1:16 am, Sunday

By Herp News MY first sighting of a biawak (monitor lizard) in 1999 happened by chance whilst watching hornbills roost along the Kinabatangan River in northeast Sabah. 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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   Nov 22

Frankie Tortoise Tails – Fall to Winter Frankie

It’s that time of the year again when I loose all sense and intelligence and start thinking of bringing Frankie indoors. Yes, the South is headed to the plummeting cold of 30  (685) Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer and Humidity Gauge by Zoo Med (686) Buy new: $12.99 $7.03 26 used & new from […]

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   Nov 21

Loggerhead sea turtle travels over 3,000 miles

By Herp News It's the latest addition to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla. 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 26 used & new from $3.25 Allows precise monitoring […]

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   Nov 21

Tortoise and the Hare

By Herp News What if the tortoise visited the hare in the hospital, years after the race? This story comes from writer Amelia Gray's collection “Museum of the Weird.” 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 […]

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   Nov 21

How to build a bigger greenhouse for herps, part 2

Using a simple computer graphics program and a clean canvas, I began to rough out a design for a “small” greenhouse solution, a single pen 8 foot by 8 foot square, covered by steel livestock panels arched over to form the hoophouse roof. The walls of the pen would be 8 foot x 2 foot […]

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