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Archive for January, 2017


   Jan 31

Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard

What an adorable trio of Blue Spiny Lizards in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user arkherps ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (1209) K&H Pet Products […]

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   Jan 30

Herp Photo of the Day: Chameleon

This little Chameleon is doing a good job of sharing our feelings of Mondays in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user 1Sun ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: […]

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   Jan 27

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! What an awesome close up of a Copperhead in our photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user cochran ! 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. It is our goal to help […]

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   Jan 26

Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard

Very little brightens our day in winter than glorious In situ shots like this one of a Yarrow’s spiny lizard our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user Crotaphytuskidd ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! […]

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   Jan 25

Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard

What a cute plated lizard in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user jungleemporium ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Dog Bowl – […]

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   Jan 24

Herp Photo of the Day: Frog

Two Dart Frogs in a bromeliad are greater than a pair of peas in a pod as we can see here in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user obeligz ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them […]

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   Jan 23

Herp Photo of the Day: Cribo

This hatching Cribo in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user alanB makes monday more bearable! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and 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 […]

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   Jan 20

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! The true American Icon, the Atrox, or Western Diamondback stands his ground in our photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user juzior ! 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. It is […]

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   Jan 19

Herp Photo of the Day: Frog

According to this tomato frog in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user RaderRVT it must be dinner time! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless […]

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   Jan 18

Herp Photo of the Day: Colubrid

There is no mistaking why these guys are called the yellow-belly puffing snake (Spilotes sulphureus), as you can see 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 and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! […]

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   Jan 17

Herp Photo of the Day: Python

This is dedicated to everyone who thinks Pythons are just fat lazy snakes. I present the glorious Savu Python (Liasis mackloti savuensis) in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user chefdev ! Agile, active, light bodied and their color, you can only appreciate their beauty in person. Be sure to tell them […]

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   Jan 16

Herp Photo of the Day: Chuckwalla

Could there be a cuter hatchling on the planet than this little Chuckwalla wanting to take over the world fresh out of the egg in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user ndokai ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you […]

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   Jan 13

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! Yes, it isn’t a Rattlesnake, but it is a venomous snake! What an awesome shot of this Lansberg’s hognosed pitviper (Porthidium lansbergii) in our photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user Neverscared ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! As always on Friday, we celebrate all of our […]

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   Jan 13

Delta Map Turtle (Sawback)

The term “sawback” fits this taxon well. The 2 subspecies of the black-knobbed map turtle, Graptemys nigrinoda, are often referred to as the southern (or Delta) black-knob, G. n. delticola, and the northern black-knob, G. n. nigrinoda. The 2 subspecies are very similar, with the southern form being darker and having a larger plastral figure […]

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   Jan 12

Map Turtle Time

Adult female Escambia map turtles develop hypertrophied heads. Jake and I had been talking about making a photographic foray for the various southeastern map turtles (Graptemys) for some time. One hot day in June 2016 we decided that the time had finally come. We had motored to Florida’s western panhandle in search of a bog […]

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   Jan 12

Herp Photo of the Day: Frilled Dragon

This frillie looks a little angry our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user nydon ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (159) Penn-Plax Shale Step Ledge and Cave […]

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   Jan 11

Herp Photo of the Day: Frog

Ever wonder what a group of frogs would talk about? This batch of White’s Tree Frogs seem like they are having a meeting of the minds in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user DanitaParapai ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, […]

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   Jan 11

Forgotten Imports–Anurans

Once rather commonly seen in the pet trade, this is no longer the case with the The Rio Bamba marsupial frog, Gastrotheca riobambae. Wayyyyyy back, from the 1950s to about 2000, importing herps for the hobby occurred at an almost unbelievable volume. Herps came to the USA from southern and eastern Africa, from many South […]

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   Jan 10

Herp Photo of the Day: Nerodia

This young banded water snake being very curious in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user casichelydia ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (29) BYB Ceramic Infrared […]

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   Jan 10

The Collared Forest Gecko

The dark outlined white shoulder marking is characteristic of the males of this taxon. It was a female of this little (about 3” total length) lizard that I found first, and had she remained quiescent, I would have never seen her. Although the sun shown overhead, bathing the Amazonian canopy in heated brilliance, the rainforest […]

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   Jan 09

Herp Photo of the Day: Alligator

Monday’s need cuteness only hatchling alligators can give, like this pair in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user reptiletubs! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and 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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   Jan 09

Yellow-bellied Sea Snakes

Although caudal patterns may vary, elsewhere the colors are pretty well standardized. We rented a tiny boat, a motor, and a driver, on the docks of a small fishing village on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Cost had been negotiated successfully, and within a few minutes we were on our way westward on the choppy waters […]

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   Jan 06

Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday!

Happy Rattlesnake Friday! Yes, it isn’t a Rattlesnake, but it is a venomous snake! The only snake as well known as a rattlesnake is a cobra, but not all cobras are made alike! Some stand out like this red eyed leucy Monocled Cobra in our photo of the day uploaded by kingsnake.com user eekster ! […]

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   Jan 06

Neon Day Gecko

This is a gravid female neon day gecko. When I first saw a Phelsuma klemmeri at Glades Herp I exclaimed to Rob “that thing is brighter than a neon tetra!” And “neon day gecko” was the name that caught on for this yellow headed, blue and green, flattened, 3 ½ inch long mini-beauty. Despite their […]

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   Jan 05

Herp Photo of the Day: Frog

This Budgett’s frog in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user BucketHead is one happy hippo! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (633) Zilla Reptile Décor Malaysian Driftwood […]

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   Jan 05

Androy Pygmy Panther Gecko

The earthen colors blend well with the litter of the forest floor. Clad in roughened scales of muted browns, tans, grays, white, and charcoal, the little Paraoedura androyensis, pygmy panther gecko, is well suited to life in the leaf litter of the southern and eastern Malagasy deciduous forests. This is the smallest of the 13 […]

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   Jan 04

Herp Photo of the Day: Horned Lizard

If you head southwest, you will find these Desert Horned Lizards 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 photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here!http://gallery.kingsnake.com/photo.php?id=393527 …read more Read more here: King Snake […]

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   Jan 04

Three Wondrous Amazonians

Matamatas are always difficult to find and a pleasure to see. I’m probably crossing some line or the other here by mentioning one of these 3 taxa but I’ll have a go at it anyway. The three species—wondrous Amazonians all– that I have firmly in mind are the matamata, Chelus fimbriatus, the Suriname toad, Pipa […]

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   Jan 03

Herp Photo of the Day: Turtle

It is about time our cuteness broke the internet! This Savanah side-neck in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user miyazawa hits the cute meter! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here!http://gallery.kingsnake.com/photo.php?id=393527 …read more Read […]

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   Jan 03

Green Cascades Frog

Pretty and very agile, the green cascades frog was imported from Hong Kong.Prior to the turn of the century, occasional herp shipments from Southeast Asia (and most notably from Hong Kong) would include a few interesting anurans. One that I found very interesting was the beautiful and agile green cascades frog. Although imported under the […]

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   Jan 02

Herp Photo of the Day: Caiman Lizard

What a handsome Caiman Lizard in our herp photo of the day, uploaded by kingsnake.com user stingray ! Be sure to tell them you liked it here! Upload your own reptile and photos at gallery.kingsnake.com, and you could see them featured here!http://gallery.kingsnake.com/photo.php?id=393527 …read more Read more here: King Snake  (345) Zoo Med Calcium With Vitamin […]

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   Jan 02

A Return to Rana

A bronze frog, Rana c. clamitans The controversial generic name of Lithobates has been laid to rest—at least for Holarctic frog taxa. Holarctic? What, exactly, does that mean and what frog species does it encompass? Meriam Webster dictionary defines the term Holarctic thusly: “of, relating to, or being the biogeographic region including the northern parts […]

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