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MINNESOTA HERPt-TOLOGICAL SOCIETY NEwSLETTLER VOLUME I

NUMBER 2 JULY NEETING ,Friday, July 10,-.19?1 8 :-00 PM-Room 225, Sm i th Ha l l University of Minnesota

***NUTICE***The change of date of the meeting this month ,fs the 2nd Friday due to the Fourth of July holiday. In August, we will meet as usual, on the first Friday, August 7.****** The program this month will be presented by Bruce Delles. Bruce and his wife, Conni~ were able to attend the 5TH Annual Reptile Symposiu~ on CAPTIVE PROPAGAfION AND HUSBANDRY at the Oklahoma City Zoo, June 11 through 14th~ . Bruce will share his experiences and knowledge of that symposium. I

Those members who have not yet paid their dues, please submit y~ur dues to 'the Secreta_ry-Treas~r.er, Connie'D~lles,_at the next meeting. ,

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The Board. of Directors;'~ceived·the following names for nomination for Members-at-Large and Newsletter Editor. Wewillvote on these at the meeting. ~ ~~be~~i=~arge Newsletter Editor Carl Hermann Bruce De II es John Dee

Jim Gerholdt

At the June meeting, the announcement of (3) Members-at-Large positions and Newsletter Editor were open for nominations, Logo for the society was open for submitting ideas, and the members were offered theopportunity-to start purchasing fresh frozen rats from the MHS Delicatessen if enough d~mand. The highl.ight of the evening was a l.engthy presentation by Larry Probst on Rhinocerous Iguanas (Cyclura cornutum). As ane'xample, he ,brought his 3' mal.e RhinocerusIquana. Larry gave a brief history of the iguanas describing the habitdt fr6m which they live indicating that ~any species are extinct or near extinct ion.· Ext.inction is being caused by variolJ.s reasons: .1) Iquanas are huntpd for their meat. 2) Predators. 3) Newly introduced animals to tl'}.e same hahitat having the same diet such as goats and pigs. 4) Man.~ 5) Ha bit a t de s t rue t ion. . He grrve a comparison qf different' types, sizes. and points of inter(:!sts of the Iquanas 'indicating ~prroximate maturity, length, weights and ways of sexing. Cage, equi~ment, lighting, and nutritious diet with cage care and preventive observation discussed in detail. .. Unfortunately, there'is,not a publication or book available to the ·qeneral public on Rhinocerus Iquanas.

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PUBLICATIONS -, AVAILABLE There are other Herpetological Societies that have been i~ existence for a substantial amount of time which publish extensive articles on herps. For youf inform~tion to obtain some of these, we would. like to pass on the names and addresses of some of these: For curren.t membership information and

applicat~ons,

Society for the study of Amphibians and Reptiles D"r. Hen riC. . S e i b e r t Department of Zoology Ohio University . Athens, Ohio 45701 No~thern Ohio Association of Herpetologists Derartment of Biology Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH 44107

(8SAR) ~uQrterly

REMEMBER--After each meeting we have available our featured take-out item.

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FRESH FROZEN MICE ••••••••••• $3.00 per dozen

Publications

(NOAH) Monthly Publications (216) 368-.3558 (216) 368-2755

. It/INIVESOTA HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY DELICATESSEN'

write or call.

§..ELPFUL HINTS Fisheating reptiles such as turtles, watersnakes, etc. should not be fed frozen fish except in very limited quantitie~ because ·this diet may rob the reptile of THIAMIAE. . Feed your specime~s live fish usually available at bait shops and some pet stores.

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Reptile medical prbblem~~c~~ be ial{en.' to: John [v'. Bail tt' e , D/V ~ ,N,. C e rl a r Pet C ~ ii'd c "; ",';::-: ~:::

EDITOR.S CORNER

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The MHS is looking for membership participation in submitting items of interest. You may,also, submit suggestions, comments, or questions about individual captive problems, successful accomplishments, or needed knowledge in writing here if your uncom,fortable about speaking up at our mdnthly mputings. We will be glad to comment on them at our meetings All material to be included in each newsl~tter must be submitted by the 15th of eoch month.- Sen,Q to the MHS ma i ling address. l f.,.

The clinics hours are: Monday-Friday 9: 00 AM to 6: 00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM to 12 Noon Call for an appointment: 721-7431

LOGOS --Throughout the nmasletter, we have included different logos submitted by MHS member, Ann Porwoll. Ple~se continue to submit your ideas by July 15. At our August meetin~, we will ,vote on the logo which will represent our society.


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MINNESOTA HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY BELL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 10 CHUR"""! smnnnm MINNEAF~2IS n.路%jtNi:sOTA 55455 . ~{~>" j

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James & Pam Gerholdt P. O. Box 86 Webster_ MN 55088 --~------ ----~--

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MINNESOTA HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY DIRECTORY OFFICERS Deluin Jones

President

938-8555

Terry Odegaard

Vice-President

544-6406

Connie Delles

Secretary-Treasurer

938-1679

Veterinarian

721-7431

Dr. John W. Baillie '. Cedar Pet Clinic

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Vol. 1 (1981), No. 2  

The Minnesota Herpetological Society Newsletter

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