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Archive for October, 2016


   Oct 31

Blue Coral Snake has One of a Kind Venom

Photo: Tom Charlton The unique venom that the Blue Coral Snake is one of a kind, offering a new understanding of ways to relieve pain. It is also one of the most deadly snakes because of it with the ability to kill a human in 5 minutes. The venom has been of particular interest to […]

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   Oct 31

Herp Photo of the Day: Chuckwalla

Happy Halloween from all of us at kingsnake.com, especially Count Chuckula the Chuckwalla in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user rosebuds ! 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 […]

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   Oct 28

New research on bats hunting in noise

By Herp News Noise pollution, according to a new study, has been linked to lower survival and reproduction because it masks environmental cues and makes it hard for animals to hear moving prey or approaching predators. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1599) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, 30-40 Gallon by […]

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   Oct 28

New research on bats hunting in noise

By Herp News Noise pollution, according to a new study, has been linked to lower survival and reproduction because it masks environmental cues and makes it hard for animals to hear moving prey or approaching predators. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Dog Bowl – Set of 2 […]

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   Oct 28

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! It may not be a rattlesnake, but it is a venomous snake that needs a little extra love! This beautiful Egyption Cobra, uploaded by kingsnake.com user PHNajakassumes the traditional cobra pose for this photo! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! As always on Friday, we celebrate all of our […]

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   Oct 27

Herp Photo of the Day: Hognose

This gorgeous Hognose takes center stage in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user SandBoaMorphs ! 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  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless Steel […]

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   Oct 26

Herp Photo of the Day: Helmeted Iguana

This Helmeted Iguana or Hernandez’s helmeted basilisk (Corytophanes hernandezi) in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user chrish is quite the break from our usual. What a regal and stunning animal! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could […]

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   Oct 26

Life on the edge of a habitat is dangerous

By Herp News Intensive farming, sprawling towns, a dense road network — the modern world leaves less and less space for animals and plants. They are forced back into shrinking refuges, which are ever further apart. But not all react equally sensitively. That is even true for members of the same species, as demonstrated by […]

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   Oct 26

How snakes lost a blueprint for making limbs

By Herp News Snakes lost their limbs over 100 million years ago, but scientists have struggled to identify the genetic changes involved. A new paper sheds some light on the process, describing a stretch of DNA involved in limb formation that is mutated in snakes. When researchers inserted the snake DNA into mice, the animals […]

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   Oct 26

Climate change driving toad disease from fungus in Pyrenees

By Herp News The effect of global warming on fungal disease in frogs and toads has been quantified by researchers for the first time, a new report outlines. 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 […]

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   Oct 26

Amazonian frog has its own ant repellent

By Herp News Special chemicals covering the skin of a tiny yellow-striped Amazonian frog provide a protective shield that wards off leaf-cutting ants allowing it to live comfortably among them. The ants do not bite this frog at all, but will quite aggressively attack all other types of frogs or other animals that cross their […]

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   Oct 26

African clawed frog genome contains two full sets of chromosomes from 2 two extinct ancestors

By Herp News Millions of years ago, one species of frog diverged into two species. Millions of years later, the two frogs became one again, but with a few extra chromosomes due to whole genome duplication. Such is the curious case of the African clawed frog, a frog whose genome contains nearly double the number […]

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   Oct 26

On Philippine isle, research pinpoints ‘bull’s-eye’ of biodiversity

By Herp News Colonial plunder, crime, tribal factions, sectarianism, drug running, piracy, animal poaching, illegal logging and destructive mining practices — all of which add up to wholesale environmental exploitation. The island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines has seen it all and more. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (360) Fluker's […]

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   Oct 26

How animals sense the rate of temperature change

By Herp News A biologist has uncovered the molecular mechanism that regulates an animal’s ability to sense the rate of temperature change. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (212) Repashy Crested Gecko MRP Diet – Food – All Sizes 8 Oz (1/2 lb) JAR by Repashy (212) Buy new: $19.99 DIRECTIONS: Mix […]

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   Oct 25

Herp Photo of the Day: Alligator Lizard

What an adorable Abronia baby in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user uggleedog . 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  (1599) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under […]

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   Oct 24

Herp Photo of the Day: Tortoise

Let’s start this week off with new beginnings! This Radiated Tortoise takes his first breaths in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user radiata137 . 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 […]

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   Oct 21

Owners bond with reptile pets

Photo: Canadian Press One of the hardest aspects of fighting legislation is the belief that we reptile owners do not bond with our pets. For those of us living day to day with reptiles, this is something we know all too well. It does not matter if you have 1 or 100, there is a […]

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   Oct 21

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! CERASTES! Loving this close up of a Desert Horned Viper (Cerastes cerastes), uploaded by kingsnake.com user Gaboonviper1388 ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! As always on Friday, we celebrate all of our venomous reptiles for their contribution to the world. Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at […]

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   Oct 19

Herp Photo of the Day: Lacerta

Love is in the air with this pair of Gran Canaria giant lizards (Gallotia stehlini) in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user John-C . 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 […]

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   Oct 18

Herp Photo of the Day: Frog

This White’s Tree Frog is looking for something in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user exoreds . I’m betting lunch. 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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   Oct 17

Herp Photo of the Day: Alligator

May this wild Alligator on the Peace River in Florida in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user JonathanH bring you a peaceful monday. It is no wonder why these are still some of the most awesome beginner pets out there! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your […]

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   Oct 14

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! How stunning is the red on this Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus), uploaded by kingsnake.com user lichanura ! This Speck was found in Arizona. Be sure to tell them you liked it here! As always on Friday, we celebrate all of our venomous reptiles for their contribution to the world. Upload your […]

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   Oct 13

Herp Photo of the Day: Bearded Dragons

Such a beautiful pair of Beardies in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user dedragons . It is no wonder why these are still some of the most awesome beginner pets out there! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and amphibian photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and […]

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   Oct 12

Temporary extinction reprieve for some frogs

By Herp News Australian scientists have good news for frog conservation: there may be longer than expected time to intervene before climate change causes extinction of some species. 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 […]

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   Oct 12

Temporary extinction reprieve for some frogs

By Herp News Australian scientists have good news for frog conservation: there may be longer than expected time to intervene before climate change causes extinction of some species. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (360) Fluker's Buffet Blend Aquatic Turtle Food , 7.5-Ounce by Fluker’s (360) Buy new: $8.99 $4.96 11 used […]

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   Oct 12

Herp Photo of the Day: Gecko

Stunning close up of this Uroplatus fimbriatus in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user zmarchetti . 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  (1599) Zoo Med […]

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   Oct 11

Rainforest: Roads for species conservation?

By Herp News The impact of old forest roads on the species diversity in the rainforest of Central Guyana has been the focus of recent research. Investigators reached the conclusion that the established roads may be of use for amphibians and should therefore not necessarily be closed or restored to their natural state. For example, […]

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   Oct 11

Herp Photo of the Day: Boa

What a beautiful boa constrictor in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user biophiliacs . 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  (363) Simple Deluxe Clamp Lamp […]

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   Oct 10

Iranian coastal waters: New home to a rarely seen venomous sea snake

By Herp News Günther’s sea snake (Microcephalophis cantoris), a rarely seen venomous sea snake with distribution thought to stretch from the Malay Peninsula to Pakistan, has now been recorded from Iranian coastal waters off the western Gulf of Oman, more than 400 kilometers away from the westernmost boundary of its previously known range. Go to […]

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   Oct 10

Herp Photo of the Day: Turtle

What makes a Monday more tolerable? A baby box turtle hatching like the one in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user norristhenut . 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 […]

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   Oct 07

Snake venom composition could be related to hormones and diet

By Herp News Many people are afraid of snakes, but scientists are now revealing insights about their venoms that could give even ophidiophobes an appreciation for the animals. One team has found that the proteins from the venom gland can vary depending on age and gender. These findings suggest that hormonal and dietary influences are […]

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   Oct 07

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! How stunning is the red on this pygmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius miliarius), uploaded by kingsnake.com user Tamers1 ! This guy was found in extreme northeast North Carolina.. Be sure to tell them you liked it here! As always on Friday, we celebrate all of our venomous reptiles for their contribution to the […]

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   Oct 07

The amazing recovery of Yosemite’s yellow-legged frog

By Herp News With 7,000 amphibian surveys conducted over 20 years, biologists detail the remarkable recovery of an endangered frog species in Yosemite. 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 […]

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   Oct 06

Herp Photo of the Day: Frog

This poor tree frog is hoping to get in the house after a long day in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user rdperry5 . 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 […]

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   Oct 05

Herp Photo of the Day: Milk Snake

This Milk snake is just hanging out our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user gerryg . 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  (259) BYB 100W 110V […]

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   Oct 04

Herp Photo of the Day: Lacerta

This lacerta is loving to lounge in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user krloucks . 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  (236) Fluker's Repta Vines-Pothos […]

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   Oct 03

Fossil from oldest ancestor of modern sea turtles

By Herp News The earliest ancestors of modern sea turtles may have come from the Deep South in the United States, new evidence suggests. Working with two relatively complete turtle skeletons, the fossils help solve a long-standing debate as to whether this animal was a unique species. They also provide insights into the evolutionary history […]

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   Oct 03

Early development reveals axolotl mysteries

By Herp News In the amphibian world, the axolotl is the replacement-parts king. This endangered Mexican salamander serves as its own NAPA store for lost body parts, able to fully regenerate limbs, tail, heart, spine and eyes — making it a model of curiosity for regenerative biologists. Go to Source …read more Read more here: […]

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   Oct 03

Herp Photo of the Day: Alligator

This Alligator is trying to hide from Monday in our Herp Photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user charles . 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  (700) Penn […]

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