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Archive for February, 2015


   Feb 27

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 Feb. 27, 2015 and cumulativ 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 […]

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   Feb 27

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 Feb. 27, 2015 and cumulative distribu Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (62) Inkbird Max.1200W Heater, Cool Device Temperature Controller, Carboy, Fermenter, Greenhouse Terrarium Temp. Control by Inkbird (62) Buy new: […]

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   Feb 27

Corpse Bride: Lizard Necrophilia Reported in Brazil

By Herp News A recent report of a male black-and-white tegus attempting to mate with a dead female in Brazil raises the question: Why are some animals necrophiliacs? 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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   Feb 27

Reptile World collection seized, nine animals euthanized

By Herp News Dave Bethel, owner of Reptile World, said he is in the process of winding down his business. Nine specimens from Reptile World were euthanized after the Alberta SPCA took 142 reptiles and amphibians into protective custody. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (686) Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer […]

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   Feb 27

Remaining animals removed from Reptile World

By Herp News The remaining animals at Reptile World have been removed and are destined for new homes in Ontario. On Thursday, February 12, Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers and Alberta SPCA officers were at Reptile World. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (541) Zoo Med Mini Combo Deep Dome Lamp Fixture, […]

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   Feb 27

Warrant issued to Reptile World

By Herp News The Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has issued a warrant to the ownership the Reptile World, and is in control of the building for the next three days. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (773) Exo Terra Heat-Glo Infrared Spot Lamp, 100-Watt/120-Volt by Exo […]

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   Feb 27

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  (541) Zoo Med Mini Combo Deep Dome Lamp Fixture, Black by Zoo Med (541) Buy new: $40.96 $26.22 24 used & new from $21.24 Two […]

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   Feb 27

What Happens When You Strap a Camera to a Sea Turtle's Shell

By Herp News Marine biologists have long known that leatherbacks like to chow down on jellies, but they never knew precisely how. Researchers from the non-profit organization the Canadian Sea Turtle Group use the tiny “turtle-cams” to gain insight into the sea turtle’s foraging habits off the coast of Nova Scotia. “It’s like getting turtle’s […]

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   Feb 27

Herp Video of the week: Bushveld rain frog feeding

There is just something adorable about the Bushveld rain frogs, and the cute, catchy video game music makes this a great way to wake up and start your weekend! 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! […]

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   Feb 26

Amphibian chytrid fungus reaches Madagascar

By Herp News The chytrid fungus, which is fatal to amphibians, has been detected in Madagascar for the first time. This means that the chytridiomycosis pandemic has now reached a biodiversity hotspot. Researchers are therefore proposing an emergency plan. This includes monitoring the spread of the pathogenic fungus, building amphibian breeding stations and developing probiotic […]

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   Feb 26

Should reptile shows be legal in the U.K.?

Last weekend saw the annual British Royal Pigeon Racing Association show in Blackpool. The show attracts around 15,000 visitors, with over 100 trade stands and around 3,000 animals. It’s the biggest pigeon show in the calendar and, as far as we are aware, it went off without a hitch. But this is a reptile site, […]

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   Feb 26

Galapagos tortoise passes away at the Akron Zoo

By Herp News The Akron Zoo has announced the passing of a female Galapagos tortoise, Azul. Azul passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Azul was born at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Texas on June 23, 1989.  Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (159) Penn-Plax Shale Step Ledge and Cave Hide-Out […]

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   Feb 26

Herp Photo of the Day: Wood turtle

Looking hopeful that spring’s around the corner, this wood turtle will bring a smile to your face in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user kensopher! Be sure to tell kensopher you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! […]

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   Feb 26

Raise your glass lizard

Although actually of Eurasian distribution, this hefty glass lizard is often referred to as the European Glass Lizard. Commonly an unmarked light to dark brown overall, occasional examples are lighter with variable patterns of a darker brown. Hatchlings are gray with irregular darker banding. It may grow to 3 feet or slightly longer when an […]

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   Feb 26

Ancient "dinosaur cousin" remains found in Israel

85 million year old aquatic reptile fossils were found in Israel, a reminder of a time when Israel was covered in water. From the Jerusalem Post: “This is the first time that a fossilized animal like this has been found in Israel during this period,” she said. “It’s very rare for an animal like this […]

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   Feb 26

Herp Photo of the Day: Eyelash viper

This gorgeous eyelash viper is just hanging around waiting for the weekend in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user outonalimbo! Be sure to tell outonalimbo you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: […]

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   Feb 26

Herp Photo of the Day: Garter snake

This garter snake found by the Provo River is looking forward to the weekend in our herp photo of the day,uploaded by kingsnake.com user Utahn! Be sure to tell Utahn you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more […]

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   Feb 26

Lenovo website breached, hacker group Lizard Squad claims responsibility

By Herp News Hacking group Lizard Squad claimed credit for the attacks on microblogging service Twitter. Lenovo said attackers breached the domain name system associated with Lenovo and redirected visitors to lenovo.com to another address, while also intercepting internal company emails. Lizard Squad posted an email exchange between Lenovo employees discussing Superfish. Go to Source […]

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   Feb 25

$7 million could save lemurs from extinction

By Herp News Last year, scientists released an emergency three-year plan that they argued could, quite literally, save the world’s lemurs from mass extinction. Costing just $7.6 million, the plan focused on setting up better protections in 30 lemur hotspots. However, there was one sticking point: donating to small programs in one of the world’s […]

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   Feb 25

Vine snake: The hidden predator

As the name itself describes, the vine snake, Ahaetulla nasuta, is a tree-reliant snake that camofluages itself as a vine in foliage. There are five species of vine snake found in india amongst which the green vine snake is most commonly found. The green vine snake has a thin and long body that is expanded […]

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   Feb 25

SSPCA urge experienced reptile enthusiasts to think about rehoming snakes in need of owners

By Herp News THERE are currently 11 snakes who are living at the SSPCA Cardonald centre and are hoping to find their forever homes with experienced owners. 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) […]

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   Feb 25

Inner workings of redtail coral venom finally discovered

Years of studying redtail coral venom has finally paid off. From Johns Hopkins: For more than a decade, a vial of rare snake venom refused to give up its secret formula for lethality; its toxins had no effect on the proteins that most venoms target. It comes from a reclusive redtail coral snake, or Micrurus […]

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   Feb 25

Inner working of redtail coral venom finally discovered

Years of studying redtail coral venom has finally paid off. From Johns Hopkins: For more than a decade, a vial of rare snake venom refused to give up its secret formula for lethality; its toxins had no effect on the proteins that most venoms target. It comes from a reclusive redtail coral snake, or Micrurus […]

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   Feb 25

Herp Photo of the Day: Leopard gecko

Hump day blues kicking in? This leopard gecko hatching in our herp photo of the day is the new beginning we need to make it the rest of the week, uploaded by kingsnake.com user alkee42! Be sure to tell alkee42 you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and […]

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   Feb 25

Small predator diversity an important part of a healthy ecosystem

By Herp News Biodiversity, including small predators such as dragonflies and other aquatic bugs that attack and consume parasites, may improve the health of amphibians, according to a team of researchers. Amphibians have experienced marked declines in the wild around the world in recent decades, the team added. Go to Source …read more Read more […]

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   Feb 25

Rescued sea turtle flown from Oregon to California

By Herp News NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — A sea turtle that was rescued from frigid Northwest waters and treated at the Oregon Coast Aquarium has caught a ride back to California on a Coast Guard training flight. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (156) Tetra 29258 ReptoMin Floating Food Sticks 6.83-Pound, 10-Liter […]

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   Feb 24

Rescued Sea Turtle Being Flown From Oregon to California

By Herp News Rescued sea turtle Solstice catching ride from Oregon to California on Coast Guard flight 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 3 used & new from $122.89 The Exo Terra Glass […]

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   Feb 24

VIDEO: Snakes Alive! £100k reptile house to open at Barleylands in Billericay

By Herp News FAMILIES will soon be able to get up close with snakes, lizards and tortoises after plans for a huge reptile house were unveiled. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (248) Zoo Med Aspen Snake Bedding, 24 Quarts by Zoo Med (248) Buy new: $21.48 $10.79 24 used & new […]

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   Feb 24

Strange knife-toothed reptile

By Herp News The fossil of a prehistoric 9-foot-long carnivorous reptile that had sharp, serrated teeth is helping researchers fill out the early branches of the reptile family tree, according to a new study. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (363) Simple Deluxe Clamp Lamp Light UL Listed with 8.5 Inch Aluminum […]

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   Feb 24

Russian councilor claims Putin's Ukraine actions dictated by 'reptile aliens'

By Herp News London, Feb 24 (ANI): A Russian councilor has claimed that President Vladimir Putin is controlled by 'reptile aliens' who have also been advising him on the ongoing Ukraine conflict. According to Daily Star, Simon Parkes, the Labour councillor, who represents Whitby in North Yorkshire, believes the reptiles, named the “The Nordics”, are […]

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   Feb 24

Reptiles toured town

By Herp News Shane McConnell, Little Rays Reptile Zoo director of marketing and sponsorship, let a visitor hold a tarantula during the Wildlife Festival held at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall on Feb. 18. 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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   Feb 24

Pet reptile not a lizard, Lithuanian student finds out

By Herp News VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A baby caiman has found a new home at a Lithuanian zoo after its previous owner tried to sell it online, apparently upon realizing that the pet reptile he was raising in his bathroom wasn't a harmless lizard. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (28) […]

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   Feb 24

New Mortal Kombat X Character Revealed

By Herp News Reptile returns. 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 from $3.39 Repti Calcium is an ultra fine Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Supplement. It is a phosphorus-free calcium supplement for […]

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   Feb 24

As pet reptile grows, Lithuanian student realizes it's probably not a lizard

By Herp News A baby caiman has found a new home at a Lithuanian zoo after its previous owner tried to sell it online, apparently upon realizing that the pet reptile he was raising in his bathroom wasn't a harmless lizard. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (686) Zoo Med Economy Analog […]

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   Feb 24

Alligators and crocodiles from Reptile World will relocate to South Carolina

By Herp News The Alberta SPCA says they’ve found a new home for dozens of cold-blooded critters from a Drumheller zoo. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (615) Tetra 77157 TetraColor Tropical Flakes, 0.42-Ounce, 85 ml by Tetra (615) Buy new: $2.99 $1.97 6 used & new from $1.79 This natural color-enhancing […]

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   Feb 24

Mapping lizard venom makes it possible to develop new drugs

By Herp News Lizards and other reptiles are not normally considered venomous, but a number of lizard species actually do produce and use venom. The most classic venomous lizard is no doubt the gila monster — a heavy-bodied lizard. As the first in the world, a group of researchers has made a comprehensive description of […]

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   Feb 24

Blue, orange, and beautiful

Since I live in Gainesville, Florida, and since blue and orange is the official color scheme of the University of Florida football team the Gators, it is only reasonable to think that I’m writing about football. And if I gave a twit about the game, perhaps I would be. But the blue and orange I’m […]

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   Feb 24

Surprise new frog discovered in Peru

A new water frog species was discovered in a place thought to be thoroughly explored. From sci-news.com: The specific name ventriflavum comes from the Latin venter, meaning belly, and flavus, meaning yellow and refers to the golden yellow and orange coloration on the body. The populations of several species of the water frog genus Telmatobius […]

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   Feb 24

Herp Photo of the Day: Gray tree frog

What is it about frogs that just make us smile? They pose without realizing it! This cute gray tree frog is just hanging out in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user gerryg! Be sure to tell gerryg you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, […]

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   Feb 23

Sea Turtle Day celebrates 30 years at nature center

By Herp News Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is ready for at least 3,500 visitors, last year's count for the annual Sea Turtle Day on Saturday, the annual kickoff for sea turtle nesting season March through October. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (600) Zoo Med Mesh Reptile Hammock, 17.5-Inch by Zoo Med […]

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