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Archive for May, 2016


   May 31

Herp Photo of the Day: Turtle

Take on your day like this sassy Snapping Turtle in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user phantoms! Take no prisoners! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King […]

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   May 30

Saving north america’s salamanders, newts

By Herp News The fate of the world’s richest biodiversity of salamanders and newts is in the hands of pet owners across North America, warns a researcher, due to the threat of salamander chytrid disease that infects both salamanders and newts with near total lethality. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (49) […]

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   May 30

Slithery new species: Silver boa discovered in the Bahamas Islands

By Herp News In July of 2015 a team of scientists discovered a new species of boa during an expedition to a remote corner of the Bahamian Archipelago. They have named the new species the Silver Boa, Chilabothrus argentum. Significantly, this is the first new species of boa discovered in situ in the Caribbean since […]

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   May 30

Herp Photo of the Day: Boa

This Emerald Tree Boa shows it is a master of camouflage in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Mike H. ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: […]

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   May 27

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! This prairie rattlesnake in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user DanL shows us exactly what a rattlesnake does in the wild if they feel threatened! First they warn and then they try to run away! Rattlesnakes are so very important to our ecosystem and it is so very […]

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   May 26

Herp Photo of the Day: Anole

What a beautiful Cuban Knight Anole in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user StPierre68 simply could not be any cuter! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King […]

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   May 25

Oldest well-documented Blanding’s Turtle recaptured at reserve at age 83

By Herp News A female Blanding’s turtle believed to be at least 83 years old was captured at a forest reserve this week. Researchers say it is the oldest well-documented Blanding’s turtle and one of the oldest-known freshwater turtles. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (174) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Heat Lamps & […]

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   May 25

Herp Photo of the Day: Tortoise

This hatching Radiated Tortoise in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user marcp simply could not be any cuter! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (686) […]

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   May 24

Herp Photo of the Day: Racer

So simple and so beautiful. That is the black racer in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user ReptileProducts ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake […]

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   May 23

Baby Gator Snapper – Baby Snapper Help

Hi, I recently purchased a baby alligator snapping turtle, who has been acting strangley. Although it has only been 3 days since I bought him it seems he basks all the time and he doesnt eat. The previous owner only fed it pellets and it wont even eat those. I threw some goldfish in with […]

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   May 23

Baby Gator Snapper – Baby Snapper Help

Hi, Over the weekend I decided to purchase myself a baby Alligator Snapping turtle. I am adequately experienced with turtles, but I don’t know a thing about how to take care of a gator snapper. I have had him for two days now, and I know new turtles tend to not eat right away, but […]

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   May 23

Herp Photo of the Day: Frog

What a great shot of a Map Tree Frog in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Toucan ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (212) […]

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   May 21

Human-eating monster crocodile may be Florida’s newest invasive species

By Herp News Spotting native alligators and crocodiles in Florida is common, but anyone who sees a large reptile may want to take a second look — human-eaters that can grow to 18 feet long and weigh as much as a small car have been found in the Sunshine State. Go to Source …read more […]

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   May 20

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake friday! Today the classic Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake takes over our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Canes05 ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! On Rattlesnake Friday, we celebrate all forms of venomous reptiles to promote conservation of them world wide! Upload your own reptile and amphibian […]

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   May 19

How is rattlesnake venom like fine wine? Both have regional varieties

By Herp News If you’re a rattlesnake, you want to bring the right weapon to a squirrel fight. And that venomous weapon varies from place to place, evolutionarily calibrated to overpower the local squirrels’ defenses, according to new research. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1209) K&H Pet Products Thermal-Bowl Heated Cat […]

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   May 19

Scientists getting warmer on mimicking anti-freeze in nature

By Herp News Researchers have taken an important step forward in mimicking nature’s prowess at protecting cells from deep-freeze conditions. 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 Fruit Mix With Insects is a delicious […]

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   May 19

Herp Photo of the Day: Skink

Who doesn’t love a photo of a little girl and her best friend? Kelsey and her pet Blue Tongue Skink in this throwback pic from 2006 are totally adorable in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user danielle4girls4 ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile […]

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   May 18

Herp Photo of the Day: Boa

This Pacific ground boa (Candoia carinata) posed so perfectly it had to be our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user tottyku ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: […]

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   May 18

More sea turtles survive with less beach debris

By Herp News Clearing the beach of flotsam and jetsam increased the number of nests by as much as 200 percent, while leaving the detritus decreased the number by nearly 50 percent, report scientists at the conclusion of their study. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (156) Tetra 29258 ReptoMin Floating Food […]

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   May 18

The Pine Barrens Treefrog

This vocalizing Pine Barrens treefrog is in a Florida panhandle locale. Quonk, quonk, quonk. Some say these calls are reminiscent of the honks of geese. I’ve never been able to pick up on this similarity, but to each their own. Instead I hear the vocalizations of the beautiful Pine Barrens treefrog, Hyla andersonii, as being […]

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   May 17

Herp Photo of the Day: Green Tree Python

First breaths for this Chondro bring on the awws in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user MikeRusso ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (302) […]

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   May 16

Herp Photo of the Day: Iguana

How regal is this Cyclura lewisi hybrid iguana in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user typherp ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (248) Zoo […]

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   May 16

The Amazon hog-nosed viper, <em>Bothrocophias hyoprora</em>

This pair of Amazonian hog-nosed vipers lay quietly at trailedge. Have you ever while herping, stopped dead in your tracks thinking that you just walked by something you should have seen but you weren’t sure just what it was? I’ve done that a couple of times with copperheads and in no case do I know […]

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   May 13

Turtles immune to old age? Maybe not

By Herp News Nearly 30 years of data collected on painted turtles in the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa, show that females suffer a steep dip in fertility before the end of their lives, a finding that flies in the face of what scientists have believed about turtles and aging. Go to Source …read more […]

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   May 13

Conservation laws need reshaping to protect sea turtles

By Herp News An illegal trade in marine turtles is continuing despite legislation and conservation awareness campaigns, a pioneering study has shown. 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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   May 13

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

So small, yet so powerful. We love this little Mexican Coral Snake in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user MXHerper ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! On Rattlesnake Friday, we celebrate all forms of venomous reptiles to promote conservation of them world wide! Upload your own reptile […]

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   May 13

Barking Treefrogs

Green now, this barker may assume a spotted or brown color within minutes. The barking has started. Well, not barking really. The sound is more of an oft repeated explosive “toooonk,” the sound of barking treefrogs, Hyla gratiosa, at home. Now, rather than just being called the largest treefrog in Florida, when size is mentioned […]

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   May 12

Herp Photo of the Day: Cornsnake

This little cornsnake must have been racing to get out of the egg ahead of his siblings in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user cochran ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! […]

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   May 11

Herp Photo of the Day: Iguana

This gorgeous Ctenosaura quinquecarinata is just hanging around in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user rockabirdie ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (345) Zoo […]

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   May 11

A “Threefer”

Southern toads vary from brick red to gray and are common in our yard. Every morning (without fail I hasten to add) Gabby our little “Heinz terrier” accompanies me from house to the street to fetch our newspapers. Again I state that she accompanies and I fetch. Usually the short stroll is uneventful, but occasionally […]

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   May 10

Herp Photo of the Day: Crocodile

There is just something cool with this shot of two Cuban Crocs in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user crocodilians ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: […]

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   May 09

Herp Photo of the Day: Chameleon

This male veiled is hanging on tight for whatever the week has in store for us in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user GECKOPERSON ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read […]

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   May 09

That Other Lancehead

The seemingly uncommon Brazil’s pit viper is heavy bodied and rather precisely patterned. “That guy on the bank has a snake.” The speaker was Rob. The place was a tributary of the mighty Amazon. We were on a riverboat. I don’t remember how Rob got that snake. I know the boat had slowed and I […]

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   May 06

Deadly fungus threatens African frogs

By Herp News Misty mountains, glistening forests and blue-green lakes make Cameroon, the wettest part of Africa, a tropical wonderland for amphibians. Africa has been mostly spared from the deadly and rampant pathogen that wiped out entire species in Australia, Madagascar and Panama — until now. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com […]

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   May 06

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

This Hagen’s Pit Viper wants to get up close and personal with you in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user knotsnake ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! On Rattlesnake Friday, we celebrate all forms of venomous reptiles to promote conservation of them world wide! Upload your own […]

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   May 05

First gene linked to temperature sex switch identified

By Herp News The sex of many reptile species is set by temperature. New research identifies the first gene associated with temperature-dependent sex determination in any reptile. Variation at this gene in snapping turtles contributes to geographic differences in the way sex ratio is influenced by temperature. Understanding the genetics of sex determination could help […]

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   May 05

Reptile Fest: Pioneering educational outreach

You never forget your first reptile show but sometimes it hard to recapture that moment of awe. In 1998, I walked into the gym at Northeastern Illinois University to experience my first Reptile Fest and I as in awe. So many reptiles I had never seen in person, but more importantly, so many people who […]

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   May 05

Herp Photo of the Day: Horned Lizard

What more can we say but AMAZING! This is such a beautiful shot of a Desert Horned Lizard in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Brockn ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured […]

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   May 04

Arizona Black Rattlesnake on ‘extinction trajectory,’ biologists find

By Herp News A combination of drought and fire has put the Arizona black rattlesnake on an “extinction trajectory,” according to researchers. The Arizona black rattlesnake is found at higher elevations in Arizona and western New Mexico. The researchers collected DNA from 118 specimens of the rattlesnake and analyzed its genetic structure. They found both […]

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   May 04

Top 10 most popular reptiles (also the scariest…)

By Herp News Scientists have ranked the world’s most ‘popular’ reptiles, revealing the species that capture the public’s imagination and providing valuable quantitative data towards the debate surrounding conservation priorities. 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 […]

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