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Archive for January, 2015


   Jan 31

Reptile World facing closure

By Herp News After two and a half decades, a major Drumheller tourist attraction may be forced to close it doors. 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 […]

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   Jan 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 Jan. 30, 2015 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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   Jan 30

In Lizard Visual Displays, Order Matters

By Herp News In the visual displays of certain types of lizards, the order of movements is important for passing meaning along. The post In Lizard Visual Displays, Order Matters appeared first on WIRED . Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (686) Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer and Humidity Gauge by […]

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   Jan 30

India's best wall-climbing snake is also its cutest

India’s wall-climbing extreme athlete is also its cutest snake: The wolf snake, Lycodon aulicus. These snakes are quite aggressive and quick to bite, but they are non-venomous and their bite is just a prick — which I know because I’ve been bitten many times. In fact, most of my friends think the wolf snake is […]

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   Jan 30

Turtle tale a first for literacy students

By Herp News A children's book inspired by the turtle breeding season will be launched in Broome next week. 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 […]

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   Jan 30

Herp Video of the Week: Rabbit VS Snake!

Check out this video “Rabbit VS 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  (541) Zoo Med Mini Combo Deep Dome Lamp Fixture, Black […]

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   Jan 30

Herp Photo of the Day: Vinales Anole!

It’s our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user macraei! 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  (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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   Jan 29

Videos: new film series highlights bringing Gorongosa back to life

By Herp News Tracking lions, photographing bats, collecting insects, bringing elephants home: it’s all part of a day’s work in Gorongosa National Park. This vast wilderness in Mozambique was ravaged by civil war. However, a unique and ambitious 20-year-effort spearheaded by Greg Carr through the Gorongosa Restoration Project is working to restore this rich and […]

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   Jan 29

Hatchet-faced treefrogs are just right

The calls of the various anurans were almost deafening as we maneuvered the motor canoe in and out of the beds of floating water lettuce and hyacinths. Pings, squeaks, grunts, groans, beeps, and clicks of various pitches and intensities intermingle and require stopping and listening intently to sort out. Most of the callers were hylids […]

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   Jan 29

Girl pushes for bill to name Idaho state amphibian

An 8th grader in Idaho is pushing her representatives to declare the Idaho giant salamander the state amphibian. From the Spokesman-Review: The young woman has been pushing the bill for five years now, and last year, it passed the Senate on a 33-2 vote. But it never got a committee hearing in the House. “In […]

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   Jan 29

Lizard Squad

By Herp News The ill-fated national airline could not have been more unfortunate over the past one year. Following the two shocking air crashes, MAS' website was intruded by hackers merely three days ago. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (405) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Bedding Substrate Desert Blend Walnut, 10-Qt. by Zilla […]

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   Jan 29

Herp Photo of the Day: White's Tree Frog!

It’s our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Reptiles_Impact! 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  (686) Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer and Humidity Gauge by Zoo Med (686) Buy new: $12.99 $7.03 26 […]

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   Jan 29

No, Lizard Squad Was Not Responsible For Facebook Outage

By Herp News Lizard Squad may have claimed to have taken down Facebook and its photo sharing property Instagram, but a source with knowledge of the matter tells Forbes it was almost certainly an internal error. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (633) Zilla Reptile Décor Malaysian Driftwood by Zilla (633) Buy […]

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   Jan 28

Monarch butterfly population rises a little, but still perilously low

By Herp News The world’s migrating monarch butterfly population has bounced back slightly from its record low last year, but the new numbers are still the second smallest on record. According to WWF-Mexico and the Mexican government, butterflies covered 2.79 acres (1.13 hectares) in nine colonies this year in the Mexican forests where the insects […]

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   Jan 28

Vietnam home to new tree frog species

With a recent discovery of a new species, the total of different types of tree frog living in Vietnam is up to 73. From Vietnam Net: The new species is named Kurixalus motokawai to honor Dr. Masaharu Motokawa from Kyoto University. He is a researcher of mammals and has made many contributions to the study […]

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   Jan 28

Herp Photo of the Day: Milk Snake!

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  (28) Wormy-Licious! Dried Mealworms in Bulk: Treats for Chickens and Wild Birds (11 POUND BAG) by Wormy-Licious! (28) Buy […]

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   Jan 27

Suspects acquitted in shocking murder of sea turtle conservationist

By Herp News Yesterday, the seven men accused of brutally murdering Jairo Mora Sandoval on a beach in Costa Rica two years ago were acquitted of the crime. Sandoval’s murder shocked the Central American country—long known for the progressive protection of its lush rainforests and sweeping beaches—but the judge who acquitted the accused cited reasonable […]

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   Jan 27

The world’s oldest known snake fossils: Rolling back the clock by nearly 70 million years

By Herp News Fossilized remains of four ancient snakes have been dated between 140 and 167 million years old — nearly 70 million years older than the previous record of ancient snake fossils — and are changing the way we think about the origins of snakes. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com […]

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   Jan 27

Columba the rescued turtle has died

By Herp News A loggerhead turtle that washed up on a County Donegal beach and was receiving treatment for hypothermia at an aquarium in Portaferry, County Down, has died. 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 […]

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   Jan 27

Will West Virginia turn the tide on anti-reptile legislation in 2015?

In 2014, West Virginia enacted a Dangerous Wild Animal (DWA) law that resulted in the proposal of a regulation/rule that would create an absurdly long list of DWAs. For example, the proposed DWA list initially included all turtles and salamanders (except native W. Virg. species). Months of hard work by reptile, amphibian, and other exotic […]

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   Jan 27

Canadian boy finds 300 million year old fossil

Over a decade ago, a boy found one of the most complete reptile fossils of the Carboniferous era on his farm on Prince Edward Island. From CTV News: “This specimen is really rare,” said Modesto, who was the principal investigator of the project. “It’s the only specimen we know of from this particular part of […]

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   Jan 27

Fun as a barrel of barred monkey frogs

Where there once was a seasonally flowing stream there is now a reservoir several acres in size. In this newly formed water body there are spectacled caiman, giant arapaima, neotropical water snakes, and a vast number of giant monkey frog tadpoles. And somewhere on the far side of the reservoir, well away from the station’s […]

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   Jan 27

Herp Photo of the Day: Baby Crested Geckos!

It’s our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user MOC_Reptiles! 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  (700) Penn Plax Large Turtle Pier For Use In and Out Of Water Basking Platform For Small Reptiles by […]

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   Jan 27

Tourist turtle washes up in Donegal

By Herp News A loggerhead turtle that washed up on a County Donegal beach is being treated for hypothermia at Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry, County Down. 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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   Jan 27

Myanmar’s bird species count jumps to 1114

By Herp News Myanmar is home to at least 1,114 bird species after researchers identified 20 previously undocumented species during recent surveys. 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® […]

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   Jan 26

What Is The Lizard Squad? Malaysia Airlines Website Hacked By Xbox Hack Group

By Herp News The official website of Malaysia Airlines was hacked Monday by a group claiming to be from the “Lizard Squad,” which has previously taken credit for past denial-of-service attacks, including the takedown of the Xbox Live and Sony Playstation Network last month. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (363) Simple […]

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   Jan 26

Malaysia Airlines denies Lizard Squad compromised data

By Herp News UPDATE: Malaysia Airlines has had its website targeted by a group called “Lizard Squad”, which made references to the Islamic State. 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 […]

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   Jan 26

'Lizard Squad' hackers target Malaysia Airlines website

By Herp News The Malaysia Airlines website was commandeered Monday by hackers who referenced the Islamic State jihadists and claimed to be from the “Lizard Squad”, a group known for previous denial-of-service attacks. The website's front page was replaced with an image of a tuxedo-wearing lizard, and read “Hacked by LIZARD SQUAD — OFFICIAL CYBER […]

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   Jan 26

Malaysia Airlines Hit by Lizard Squad Hack Attack

By Herp News Message “404 — plane not found” was temporarily plastered on website. 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 from $19.41 Critical Care is a premium recovery food which can be given to […]

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   Jan 26

A gray rat snake by any other name…

One of the advantages of living on a farm in rural Southeast Alabama is we often find snakes right here at the house. One such snake is the gray rat snake, currently known by taxonomists as Pantherophis obsoletus spiloides and “oak snake” or “chicken snake” by locals. We typically see rat snakes in the rafters […]

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   Jan 26

Frogs prove ideal models for studying developmental timing

By Herp News Thyroid hormone receptor alpha plays an important role in hind limb development in frogs, scientists have found. With new gene mutation technology, researchers were able to successfully mutate the gene in the tadpole models, discovering the value of tadpoles as ideal models for studying the role of hormones in development because of […]

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   Jan 26

UK man finds snake in his shopping bag

One man got more than he bargained after he discovered a live snake in his grocery bag. From the Chronicle Live: Dean thinks the snake may have been curled up in a pair of thick socks which he had also bought on Saturday’s shopping trip. He added: “I think it’s maybe been keeping warm in […]

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   Jan 26

Herp Photo of the Day: Corn Snake!

It’s our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user steveroylance1! 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  (29) BYB Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Reptile Pet Super Wide Heating Area Infrared Lamp Heat Bulb for […]

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   Jan 26

Malaysia Airlines attacked, big data dump threatened

By Herp News The Malaysia Airlines website has been attacked and the Lizard Squad, one of the groups that claimed responsibility on Monday, threatened to soon “dump some loot” found on the airline’s servers. The airline said in a statement on its Facebook page that its Domain Name System (DNS) was compromised and as a […]

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   Jan 26

‘Lizard Squad’ hackers target Malaysia Airlines website

By Herp News It also carried the headline “404 – Plane Not Found”, an apparent reference to the airlines' puzzling loss of flight MH370 last year with 239 people aboard. 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 […]

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   Jan 25

Ancient Knife-Toothed Reptile Is Crocodile Cousin

By Herp News It's unclear where the reptile, Nundasuchus songeaensis, falls on the evolutionary tree, said Sterling Nesbitt, an assistant professor of geology at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The researchers announced their findings yesterday (Jan. 20) in a statement. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (29) BYB Ceramic Infrared Heat […]

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   Jan 24

Warming seas decrease sea turtle basking

By Herp News Green sea turtles may stop basking on beaches around the world within a century due to rising sea temperatures, a new study suggests. Basking helps the turtles regulate body temperature and may aid their immune system and digestion. By analyzing six years of turtle surveys and 24 years of satellite data, researchers […]

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   Jan 23

Courier no longer ships reptiles in UK

International courier company TNT has announced it will no longer ship live reptiles in the UK for what it calls “health and safety reasons.” Although the original announcement was made in October of last year, it was made so quietly hat many reptile hobbyists and businesses are only finding out about the change in policy […]

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   Jan 23

North Carolina reptile ban hype, not reality

An article about a supposed reptile ban has been making it’s way around social media. It has a headline designed to frighten any herper: “BREAKING NEWS: NC Reptile Ban Legislation! HSUS to Push for Dangerous Wild Animal Legislation in NC; Boas, Pythons and Venomous at Risk.” Sounds really ominous, doesn’t it? The article was based […]

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   Jan 23

Sea turtle finds her way back to birth beach, but how?

By Herp News It's a sea turtle mystery that has stumped scientists for decades: How does the female sea turtle, which travels across thousands of miles of open ocean each year, still manage to navigate back to the same beach where she hatched to lay her eggs? Go to Source …read more Read more here: […]

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