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Archive for March, 2015


   Mar 31

Sifis the Cretan crocodile is found dead – defying his hunters to the last

By Herp News Experts on Greek island believe long harsh winter did it for 6ft-long reptile that evaded capture, and was given Facebook page by admirers A crocodile on Crete that became an overnight sensation when it outwitted all attempts at “arrest” has been found dead, eight months after the reptile’s mysterious appearance in an […]

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   Mar 31

School children are first to brave new reptile house

By Herp News A HUGE reptile house featuring snakes, lizards, and tortoises has opened its doors to the public. 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 […]

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   Mar 31

Long Island SPCA group takes in another dangerous reptile

By Herp News An animal welfare group says a 3-foot reptile surrendered by a Long Island resident has been sent to an out-of-state sanctuary. 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 […]

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   Mar 31

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 March 31, 2015 and cumulati Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (71) Pangea Fruit Mix With Insects Crested Gecko Complete Diet 2 oz by Pangea (71) Buy new: $11.99 Pangea […]

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   Mar 31

Common sand boa: The fat-belly constrictor

There are many snake lovers all over the world who love pythons and boas, and since I’ve been writing for kingsnake.com, many of them have contacted me to ask that I write about Indian pythons and boas. So this post is for my python and boa-loving readers! In India, you can find all kinds of […]

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   Mar 31

Evolve™ Adds ‘Behemoth’ Monster, Four New Hunters, and More

By Herp News 2K and Turtle Rock Studios announced that the Evolve™ experience is expanding today with the launch of a host of downloadable content* including the fourth playable Monster, Behemoth, four new playable Hunters, a free Observer Mode, and more. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (159) Penn-Plax Shale Step Ledge […]

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   Mar 31

Axolotl are disappearing from their only habitat

Invasive species and urban development are critically endangering the salamander From Aljazeera America: A recent study from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) shows in 1998 there were 6,000 axolotls per square kilometer in Xochimilco. By 2008 that figure had plummeted to 100. And in 2014 researchers found less than one per square kilometer. […]

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   Mar 31

Bright spot: beautiful Mexican wood turtles

One of the turtle species that Ron and I encountered on the Colima trip was a semi-aquatic creature of primarily terrestrial habits. Known as the Mexican spotted wood turtle, the subspecies we happened across was Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha, the more northerly of the 2 known forms. We encountered 3 of this (as we later learned) […]

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   Mar 31

Herp Photo of the Day: Bull snake mama

Big Mama! Protecting her eggs, this Kankakee County bull snake shows off her natural instict to protect her eggs in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user pitparade! Be sure to tell pitparade you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them […]

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   Mar 31

Injured tortoise gets a custom-made 3D-printed shell

By Herp News A TORTOISE that was suffering from an agonizing disease that caused its shell to wear away has been custom-made a 3D printed shell to protect her own. 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 […]

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   Mar 30

Large animals invaluable for tree-seed dispersal and regeneration of tropical forests

By Herp News Nearly two-thirds of tropical forests in Southeast Asia have been degraded by logging, agriculture and other human uses, and their fauna have been decimated by hunting and the bushmeat trade. But if those degraded tropical forests are to recover naturally, they will need to rely on their remaining large wild animals to […]

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   Mar 30

Large animals invaluable for tree-seed dispersal and regeneration of tropical forests

By Herp News Nearly two-thirds of tropical forests in Southeast Asia have been degraded by logging, agriculture and other human uses, and their fauna have been decimated by hunting and the bushmeat trade. But if those degraded tropical forests are to recover naturally, they will need to rely on their remaining large wild animals to […]

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   Mar 30

Saw-scaled viper: The quick tiny striker

The saw-scaled viper, Echis carinatus, is a venomous snake found in India and the smallest member of the Indian “Big Four” deadly snakes of India. This pygmy snake is one of the fastest-striking snakes in the world, and definitely the fastest striking one in India. The thing I like best about this tiny creature is […]

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   Mar 30

New insights on mass amphibian extinction

Sexually dimorphic species are less likely to go extinct, according to new research. From the Costa Rica Star: By examining research on global patterns of amphibian diversification over hundreds of millions of years, De Lisle and Rowe discovered that “sexually dimorphic” species – those in which males and females differ in size, for example – […]

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   Mar 30

Herp Photo of the Day: Hatchling hognose

This hatchling pink pastel hognose shares our feelings about Mondays in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user JoeTaffis! Be sure to tell Joe 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: King Snake […]

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   Mar 29

Reptile breeders stop in Savannah for 'ReptiDay'

By Herp News Reptile vendors and breeders were in Savannah to showcase hundreds of different reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders, and small exotic animals to area enthusiasts on Sunday. 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 […]

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   Mar 29

This New Startup Is Shipping Cockroaches Through the Mail

By Herp News A man from North Carolina is launching Reptile Munchies, a startup that will deliver live roaches to the doors of reptile owners so they can keep their pets fed without any hassle. The subscription service costs $29 per month for a month's worth of reptile food—about 100 roaches. Go to Source …read […]

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   Mar 29

Survey of salmonella species in Staten Island Zoo’s snakes

By Herp News To better understand the variety of salmonella species harbored by captive reptiles, Staten Island Zoo has teamed up with microbiologists. 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 […]

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   Mar 29

Injured tortoise given 3D printed shell

By Herp News Cleopatra the leopard tortoise has been given a 3D printed prosthetic shell to protect her from injury Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (49) Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Catching, Controlling, or Moving Snakes, Stainless Steel & Copper, Field Length (43") by DocSeward (49) Buy new: $43.00 Copperhead Series™ […]

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   Mar 29

Reptile breeders in Savannah for 'ReptiDay'

By Herp News Reptile vendors and breeders will be in Savannah to showcase hundreds of different reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders, and small exotic animals to area enthusiasts on Sunday. 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 […]

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   Mar 28

Spring Turtle

By Herp News Help your turtle by jumping from one platform to the next and destroy your friends records!And remember you are a ninja, nothing is… 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 […]

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   Mar 28

Ninja Turtle Jumper

By Herp News Ninja Turtle Jumper is a fun and simple action game perfect for all age group! This game is free!! Try to beat your own high score… 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 […]

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   Mar 28

This tortoise got a brand new 3D-printed shell after her own one was damaged

By Herp News Her name is Cleopatra, and she looks fierce. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (686) 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 of both the temperature and humidity of your […]

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   Mar 27

New species of monitor lizards found on the black market

By Herp News Searching the globe for undiscovered species takes biologists to far and remote locations, trekking through exotic locales that may yield a new discovery. However, exploring the black market can also produce results. And this is just the case for Rafe Brown, curator of the University Of Kansas (KU) Biodiversity Institute, during a […]

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   Mar 27

Herp Photo of the Day: Panther chameleon

Just let this panther chameleon clean that spot on your screen for ya in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user 1Sun! Be sure to tell 1Sun 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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   Mar 27

'Super Troopers 2' reaches $2 million crowdfunding goal; will budget get higher?

By Herp News Broken Lizard has already reached its $2 million crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo thanks to a passionate fanbase that could help the budget get even higher than the stoners in the original film. It took less than 48 hours for Broken Lizard to hit its goal, as 21, 647 backers have donated $2,257,241 […]

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   Mar 26

Lizard venom helps create new medicines

Researchers aren’t just looking at snake venom to develop potentially life saving medicine; lizard venom is also being mapped. From phys.org: Venom research is a large field, especially due to the pharmaceutical potential of the venom proteins. The idea here is that venom proteins are capable of affecting the body’s cells. Excessive amounts can be […]

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   Mar 26

Somewhere and back again

In his little Austin Healey Sprite, Ron and I zipped across the border in Brownsville, Texas heading into Mexico’s interior. We had no idea where we were going or where we would stop. We were young, had enough time and hoped we had sufficient dinero to get us to wherever and back home again. We […]

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   Mar 26

Herp Photo of the Day: William's day gecko

Join the Electric Company with this Lygodactylus williamsi and be blinded by beauty in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user jamesmatthews! Be sure to tell jamesmatthews 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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   Mar 26

Deer ‘kissing’ fawn among finalists in camera trap photo contest

By Herp News A camera trap photo of a young buck touching noses with a fawn is among the finalists in a picture contest organized by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The image was snapped in a camera trap set up in Apopka, Florida. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (700) Penn […]

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   Mar 25

3-D printing tech gives tortoise new life, is shaping manufacturing

By Herp News Cleopatra doesn't seem impressed with her new coat. But the red plastic shell probably will save the teenage leopard tortoise's life. 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 […]

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   Mar 25

Mitigating reptile road mortality

By Herp News Ecopassages may be less effective reptile road mortality mitigation tools when fences fail to keep reptiles from accessing the road. 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 […]

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   Mar 25

Destruction of elephant, tiger, and orangutan habitat doubles

By Herp News The rate of forest loss in Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem — the only place on Earth where rhinos, orangutans, tigers, and elephants live in the same habitat — has more than doubled due to logging, encroachment, and conversion to industrial plantations, warn conservationists. In a statement issued Tuesday, the Sumatran Orangutan Society reported […]

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   Mar 25

Mitigating reptile road mortality

By Herp News ( PLOS ) Ecopassages may be less effective reptile road mortality mitigation tools when fences fail to keep reptiles from accessing the road. 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 by BYB (259) Buy new: […]

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   Mar 25

Common krait: The silent killer

The common krait, Bungarus caeruleus, is a venomous snake found in India — one of the four deadliest snakes of India known as “The Indian Big Four.” The krait is also included in the top five deadliest of the world, in part because of its silent killing ability. When a person is bitten by a […]

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   Mar 25

Plastic bowls may save rainforest frogs

Rainforest frog populations rely on feral pigs to create wallows, but with pig populations dwindling researchers have recreated the wallows using simple plastic bowls. From Digital Journal: To study the impact of these depressions on the reproductive success of the frogs, scientists based at the University of Vienna installed a series of plastic bowls to […]

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   Mar 25

Herp Photo of the Day: Crested gecko

This close up on the eye of a Correlophus ciliatus is an amazing shot. This Crestie is keeping her eye on you in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user LizardWizard! Be sure to tell LizardWizard you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you […]

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   Mar 25

Sea Turtle Injured By Boat Propeller

By Herp News An injured green sea turtle was found on Mustang Island. The turtle had been hit by a boat propeller. It is currently at the Animal Rehabilitation Keep out in Port Aransas. 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) […]

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   Mar 24

'Super Troopers' Sequel Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign

By Herp News Broken Lizard is turning to fans to help fund a follow-up to the 2001 cult hit. 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 […]

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   Mar 24

Reptile Roundup: Arrest Warrant Leads to Reptile Seizure

By Herp News Reptile roundup: Delaware arrest warrant leads to seizure of guns, drugs and lizards 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 $10.69 Zilla’s premium incandescent light fixtures […]

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