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MUSEUM NATURAL HISTORY MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA 55455-0104 10 CHURCH STREET S.E. &.JIJ...d.ll.... 1J...d

MRS NEWSLETTER NU1'1BER 6

VOLUMJ拢 III JULY MEETING

July 7, 1983 Pl\l Hoom 225, 8mi th Hall University of I''Iinnesota ~1hursday,

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'rhe July meeting. is one you will not want to miss! l'he subject 'vJill be "Husbandry and Breedings of Cobras", and will be illustrated with live specimens! General ~aspects of their life histories will be discussed and handling techniques vJill be demonstrated. NOTE ll1ere will be no "Cri tter of the Ivlonthl!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.x:XXXX.x:XXXXXX.x:XXXXXXXXXy..xXXXy..xXXX.x.x:.xxxx

'l'be program for the AUGUst meeting has not yet been set, but will take place at the usual time in Smith Hall, Room 225 .. rphe "Critter of the ]\lonth" will be small to medium sized lizards,& rphe date will be August 4! XXXXXXXXXXXXXx.xxXXXXXXXXXX.x:xxxxxxxxxxxx.x:XXXXXXXXXXXX.XXXXXx.xXXXXXXXx.xxxxxxxxxx.x:XXXX

The IJrogram at the J1.1.11e meeting was super! Dr .. Henry PhilTflan disected an 11 ' intergrade Python that died of unknovm causes", Dr. Phillfian passed out a handout of the anatomy of a snake that made it much e.asier to follow the disection" fJ.1he complete disection was video taped through the courtesty of Gary 'Witt and Jeff Paul. The tape will be held in the }lUIS Lir)rary for future use! l:mS extends a special thanks to Dr. Philman, as well as Gary and Jeff! XXXx.xxxxxxxxxx.x:xxx.x:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.x:xxxxxxxxxx.x:xxxxxxxxXXXXXXXXXXX.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

The }'.}:8 Board has made a major decision to purchase a. pa.tron's copy of Turtles of Venezuela, as well as a regular copy .. 11he extra set of plates will be used as extra drawing items, and the book itself will be held for a future "super" drawing. x.x:xx.x:xxxxx.xx:x:xxxx.x:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.x:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxX.XXXXXXx路};-xxx.xxxx.X.xxxxx

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In this issue of the HHS Newsletter you will find a very timely article from Gary Casper entitled IIFish and Wildlife Proposes New Listings of Endangered and rfureateued Vertebrates"" Please read this with care and make your feelings and conunents known to the appropriate parties ~'lHS extends a special thanks to Gary for this contribution j'路JHS! xxxxxx.xxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxx::x.xxx-xxxxxxxxxxx:xxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxx.xx.x.xxxx.xx

"Je also have a n8vJ contest from Fran Frlisch (see details in the Classifieds), as well as 2 more comments on the ]art Bruno letter. But most important of all, we herald the return of IIJock and Perry" to the pages of MRS! Watch future editions for--'their furiher a.dventures! We also have a whole page of "Phantastic Phinds"! xxxXXXXXXXXX".拢JCXxxx.xxxxxx::x:xx.x:x:XXXJCx.xxxxxx.x:x:xxxx.:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xx:x:xxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxx

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by G S .. Casper On December 30, 1982 the U.S. Department of Interior Fish & T路!ildlife Service published in the Federal Register (vol .. 47, no. 251) a review of vArtebrate wildlife for listin8 as endan~ered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Comments on the -pro"posefl listinr;s are being solicited until further notice .. 52 amphibians and 5a reptiles are listed in the ';lroposed rules, and interested nersons in the hprpetolor"ical community are encouraffed to comment. Comments should be submitted to: Directer (OES), U.S .. Fish and T:!ildlifp. Service, Department of the Interior, ~ashin~ton, D.C .. 20240. Of interest to the hAr"9Atologica1 community in the -oroposed rules are the following: Taya for which the Service has nersuasive evidence for eytinction San Felipe Leopard Frog (Ra~a SPe) Ve.gas Valley Leopard Frog (Rana (piniens) fisheri) Navassa Island Iguana (Cyclura cornuta nigerrima) :';0 common name (Leioc9nhalus eremi tus) st. Croiy Ground Snake (Alsophis sancticrucis) Taya for which the ServicA has sufficient information on hand to anticipate listing TIJyoming Toad (Bufo hemniophrys bayteri) Amargosa Toad (Bufo ne1soni) Yellow-blotched Sa'rrJ'back (Graptemys flavimaculata) Illinois Mud Turtle (Kinosteron flavescens s1)ooneri) Flattened Musk ~urtle (sternotherus depressus) Harter's \tTa ter Snake (Werodia harteri) Taxa for which the Service has information indicating that listin~ is possibly a-PDro"priate, but for whioh substantial data are not currAntly available to biologioally support a proposed rule 43 amphibians and 43 reptiles (see species preceded by the number ? in the list below) including . Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) - Black Toad (Bufo eyul) Pine Barrens Tree Frog (Hyla andersoni) (eycludinp; Alabama 8: lI'lorida) Alligator SnappinG Turtle (Macroclemys temmincki) - Bog Turtle (Clemmys mublenbergi) - Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum) Southern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae umbratica) Black Pine Snake (Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi) Florida Pine Snake (Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus) Louisiana Pine Snake (Pituophis mAlanoleucus ruthveni) Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi willardi) Eastern Massassauga (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus) The Service has also listed the following taxa as being more abundant or widespread than they previously believed and/or those that are not subject to any identifiable threat Carolina TtTaterdog ("~Tecturus le,.risi) - Bl ack-kno bbed Sa:~路Tback (firaptemys nigrinoda)

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Ri11ged Sa?,~back (Grantemys oculifera) Sabine ~. ~ap Turtl e (Graptemys ouachi teneis sabinensis) Suwanee Cooter (Pseudemys concinna Ruwaniensis) Baker' s Let;less Lizard (Amphisbaena ba.1<;::f)ri) Pa'.ldanus Skink (Aulacoplax lentosoma) Desert Kingsnake (Lampropeltis r;etulus splendida) Gray-banded Kin.o;snake (Lampropel tis mexicana al terna) ]',10flt rulins~s sllch as this T'Amain l)urieo in tho Ti'or1nral nP.,'dRtc~r h'id!lon from thp. criticism of zoolop,'ioR.l D8T'col1nel until the cornrnrmt pp.rtod pyrd ]'()8 i3,11 (1 trjf"; ruJinn: bRoomes law .. Here is a chnnoe for cOl1cprned nArRonf-'; to provide input. In particular herptile Anthusiasts should be aware that if taya are listed oanti ve breerling pror;rams must usuRlly bp, hal ted .. Anyo'ne 1r!Orkinn: wi th the proposed taxa should bear this in mind., l\~any hArpti les are adequately protected by state lawfl which the Servioe can enforce unrler thp Lacey Act .. rrhe federal listing of taxa may provide no. more protection than state lalrTS 11.11(1 oan threaten species by hal ting captive breedil1"; -pro'-':ramR. Lif"ltinr: mny not be wi.se if captive breerJiYJ;cr, Can con tribute to R1J(\cie8 Rurvival~ rrhp. lif:lting of 5 fish, 2. -frogs, 2 ip;uanids, 1 SDC3kp., 1 bird, and 1 mammal nR eytinct undp;rscoreR the neAd for effective hahii.;:tt protection. The Servioe appearR to be rloin~ very little in this oritioal area, Rnd readerR are encoura{;en to emnhaRi?,;8 the importance of haht tat nrotection to the SArvice. If the ~Arvice were effeotive in hahitat nrp,:;ervation few othp.r proteotive mp.F).nures i'TOulrJ he nnC8GRt'lry ..

The complete list of reptiles and amphibians from the proposed ruling is reproduced below for reference. status of the taxa in this category. and it Endangered Species Act.of 1973 (16 is likely that some of the taxa will not U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires warrant listing. d~ter:nmation of whether species of . i Category :3 comprises taxa that are no WIldlIfe and plants are Endangered or ' longer being considered for listing as Threatened. based on the best available; Endangered or Threatened. Such taxa scientific and commercial data. For are included in one of three categories, many years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife : depending on the reasons for removal Service has been gathering data on taxa form consideration. of v~rtebr?tes (fishes, amphibians. SA. Taxa for which the Service has reptile~, bll'ds, and mammals), native to ' persuasive evidence of extinction. If the Umted States, which have appeared rediscovered. however. such species at least at times. to warrant ' might acquire high priority for listing. At consideration for addition to the lJst of this time. the路best available information Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. indicates that the taxa included in this The accompanying table identified category, or the habitats from which ma~~ ~f these taxa (including, .by they were known. are in fact extinct or def~tion, biological subspecies) an~ .' .destroyed, respectively. aSSIgns each tO,one of the following::"路 3B. Names that on the basis of current three categories. . .. . taxonomic understanding, usually as Category 1 comprises taxa for路 which represented in published revisions and the Service currently has substantial' monographs. do not represent taxa information on hand to support the meeting the Act's defmition of "species." biological appropriateness of proposing Such supposed taxa could be to list the species aa Endangered or ' reevalua ted in the future on the basis of Threatened. Currently. data is being subsequent research. gathered concerning the environmental 3C. Taxa that have proven to be more impacts of listings and the economic abundant or widespread than was effects of Critical Habitat designations. previously believed and/or those that Development and publication of are not subject to any identifiable . proposed rules on such species is threat. Should further research or . ,anticipated. _ changes in land use indicate significant Category Z'comprises taxa for which decline in any of these taxa, they may information now in possession of the " be reevaluated for possible inclusion in , Service indicates that proposing to list Categories 1 or Z. the. species as Endangered or The Service hereby solicits data Threat~ned is possibly appropriate. but concerning the taxa in the for which substantial data are not' . -accompanying table. Especially sought currently available to biologically , is informa Hon: . support a proposed rule. Further (1) Indicating that a taxon would more biological research and field study will' . properly be assigned to a. category other . usually be necessary to ascertain the than the one in which it a.ppears; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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(2) NoIDinating a taxon not included in the table; (3) Recommending an area as Critical Habitat for a candidate taxon, or indicating why it would not be prudent t9 propose Critical Habitat for -a taxon. or why Critical Habitat may not be determinable for a taxon. ! (4) Documenting threats to any of the :Usted taxa; : (5) Pointing out taxonomic changes for i any of the taxa: (6) Suggesting new or more i appropriate names; or (7) Noting errors, Buch as in the indicated distributions. The Service intends to consider all data received in response to this notice, to make appropriate amendments to the . accompanying table. and to indicate intentions with regard to future listing , actions. Substantive changes in status , may be announced by periodic notices , in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES! Interested persons or : organizations are requested to submit comments to: Director (OES). U.S. Fish , and Wildlife Service, Department of the : Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240. , Comments and materials relating to .this I notice are available for public i inspection by appointment during i normal business hours at the Service's Office of Endangered Species. Suite 500. i 1000 North Glebe Road. Arlington, Virginia.. . Information relating to particular taxa' I may be obtained from appropriate Service Regional Offices listed below: Region路t.-California. Hawaii, Idaho. Nevada. Oregon, Washington. and : Pacific Trust Territories I

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Regional Director (ARD/FA). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Suite 1692. Lloyd 500 Building. 500 NE. Multnomah Street, Portland. Oregon 97232. Telephone: 503/ 231-{l131 (FTS:8/429-6131) Region 2.-Arizona, New Mexico. Oklahoma, and Texas Regional Director (ARD/FA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103. Telephone: 505/766-3972 (FTS: 8/4743972) Region 3.-lllinois. Indiana. Iowa Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri. Ohi~, and Wisconsin Regional Director (ARD/FA). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Federal Building. Fort Snelling, Twin Cities. Minnesota 55111, Telephone: 612/725-3596 [FrS: 8/ 725-3596)

Region 4.-Alabama, Arkansas. Florida. Georgia. Kentucky. Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina. Tennessee. Puerto Rico. and the Virgin Islands Regional Director (ARD/FA). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Richard B. RUBsell Federal Building. 75 Spring Street. S.W.• Atlanta', Georgia 30303, Telephone: 404/221-3583 (FTS:a/2423583)

Region B.-Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota. South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming (Iowa and Missouri under Region 3 after October 1. 1980) Regional Director (ARD/FA). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486, Denver Federal Center. Denver. Colorado 80225, Telephone: 303/2342496 (FTS: 8/234-2496) Region 7.-Alaska Regional Director (ARD/FA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1101 East Tudor Road, Anchora~e. Alaska 99503, Telephone: 907/263-3539 (FrS: 8/907/ 263-35391 .

Region 5.-Connecticut, Delaware. District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland. Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey. New York, Pennsylvania. Rhode Island. Vermont, Virginia, and West i FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Regional Director (ARD/FA). U.S. Fish John L. Spinks. Jr., Chief. Office of Endangered Species. U.S. Fish and and Wildlife Service, Suite 700, One Wildlife 'Service, Washington, D.C. Gateway Center, Newton Corner, 20240 (703/235-2771), or the appropriate Massachusetts 02158, Telephone: 617/ . Regional Office. 965-5100 ext. 316 (FTS:8/829-9316, 7, 8)

AMPHIBIANS 2-F1atwoods salamander •.••••••••.• _. __ •_ _. _• .AmbystotnJil &inglJJ8l1Jm ........_. __•_ _ ~ ...._ _ ~toqmtid8e~. ____._._ • 2-Sonoran tiger salamander ...... __...... _...................... 2-Hellbender ................................................................_. 2-Green salamander ........................................ _ ............ 2-lnyo Mountains salamander .......... _ .................. _...... 2-Kem Canyon slender salamancler............................. 2-Techachapi slender salamander .....................~....... 2-Barton Springs salamanOOr .................... _ .... _.~...... 2-Junaluska salamander ................................................ SB--Cascacle Caverns salamander ................................ 2-Texa9 salamander ............................................_ _ .. 2-Comal blind salamander................................_ .........

Ambysloma figrinum slflbbJnsJ......................................... Ambystomatidae_.................... .' CryptobrElncfItJs BllsgsniefJsJs ............................._........ _ Cryptobranchklao ...................... Aneides S6neus ....... _........................................................ ·PlethoOOnlidae .... _ .................... Batrschoseps CBmpi ._................................................ _ Piethodontidae_........................ Batrschoseps simatus ............._ ...................................... -Plethodontidae........................... &trachossps stebbinsi ............~ ...................................... PletilOOonUdae ...........................

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CtIfYC6B Rp _ ............_ ................................ _ ......... _ .... _ Plethodootidae~........................ TX. EIl'fYC6B ftmaluskR ••_ ...................................... _........... PlelhOOonlidae ..._..................... NC. Eurycea I8litBns ...................................._ •. _ ...... __......... ~ Plethodoolidae ... _..................... TX. Euryoea neoffJnes .........................._ ............. _...._ .. _ PlethoOOntldae ........................... TX. cl.If)ICelJl tlidenfil6f8_ ...... _._........ _............... _ ........_. Plethodonlidaa_ .. _ _ ............. TX.

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"Critters "of the I"lonth" brought to the June meeting were: Common Boa (Boa c. constrictor). 2. Green lmaconda (Elinectes murinus gigas). 12'. Three-Striped l:hld Turtle (I{inosternon bauri palrnarum) 'l1}}ese 'were all }'iHS "Hapless Herpstl from earlier meetings. l'hey were brought by: N~tt Cutler Karl Hermann Ann Forwoll r'like Schwartz Thanks to all from NIfS! xxxxxxxxx.x.xxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xx.xxx.x..Y..xx.:x:xxxx.x.xxxx:x.xxxxxxxxxxx

The "Eerp Hints" segment of the June meeting produced some interesting items .. Softshell problems in turtles were discussed. Calcium and sunlight are the most com~on deficie~1cies causing this. Remember, sunlight filtered throue;h glass loses its uItrE-violet value! 1i :Slack 'llegu (Tupinambis teguixin) vlith tail problems was shown" r.l'he end of the tail is drying up and likely will falloff I"L \.;as mentioned that others had had this same problem. Any ideas out thererr Red-Leg disease in teads 'was discussed.~ as one local collection has been decimated \<lith it. Treatment with Gentocin seems to ha.ve saved some of them. Good hygiene v!::LS discussed \",hen dea.ling with your 8..'1 imal S • r:J.1he importance of this cannot be overer.:phasized! Even if you do not have health problens, aSSlUne that you do! Also, if you have animals that you SUSPE-ct T:1ig~t be sick, don't brine that animal to a meetinG. Instead., note any syrnptoms, v!rite them dO\vn, end bring the notes. 8

Cverlooked in the last j?eVlsletter were "Eerp Hints" from the Lay meeting .. Ee;c layine: i'!l:-tS thE topic of discussion, along with incuhation techniques. Remember, the gravid snake will usually lay her eggs 7 to 12 days after the pre-laying shed" If she looks like a sausace and sl-;.eds her skin, you can assur;~e this to be the pI'elaying shed! Also discussed were ways to keep the eggs moist until you find them" A container of mo;Lst sphacnwn may be used, or some people bed the vJhole ca[e wi tn it. If this is done, be sure to give the snake a place to dry off! A flat rock will suffice for this. CtherwisE', "belly rot" may be just arounc. the corner! xxx.x.xy...x.xJ~XX}):XXXXXX.xxx.xXXX1."JCxxxxxxxxxxxx.xx.xxxxxxxxx:x:xxxx:xxxx:x.xxxxx..'X'XXXXXXXXxxxxxxxX

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"GRAND OLD DKYS TWO" by Fran Frisch

l'rns was again on Grand Ave this year and everything went grand .. The weather was

great for herps and people, from 65 to 75. It was a Minnesota overcast day but it never rained on our parade. We were at a new location and I liked it because the people could not come up or stand behInd you. I feel we got introduced to a lot of sincere people and I do hope we get a new member or two .. 1'1y thanks to the volunteers who worl:<:ed so hard and answered so many questions. linn "Turtle Lady" Porvwll was again wrapped up in her job, only this year it vms with her Common Boa! Jmn also had her "pair" of Three-Toed Box 1urtles and a very gentle 2 year old Common Snappin~ Turtle. Larry Pz:'obst had so many 1',linnesota herps with him I don't Y.now if I sm" them all .. His post popular '\'Jas a \)estern Hognose \\lho was a great example of a J'.Iinnesota herp .. Larry also had a Bullsnal(e and a Plains Garter Snal:..e. Larry got to answer all the questions on J.;innesota herps .. Poor Larry! Sa.rina an ,,1 Sally Brewer had their beautiful 6' "lonely" female Bullsnake .. They also brought a very nice looking example of a \vestern Fox Snake. Torn Schmitz hung onto a Red Hat Snake which would not let him go. Aeain I had my pair of Sinaloan J-'lilk Snakes .. Also I had my 6' going on 7' Northern Pine Snake, three examples of California Kingsnakes, 2 banded, one being black and white and one brown and white, and the third a brmlli and cream striped.. And last but not leafJt my nevlly acquired Colorado River rroad" Again my thanks for all the help amd maybe next year our numbers will be morc! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx).'Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx EDI~lOR'

S NOTE: EH;:; thanks Fran and all who were involved with Grand Old Dayse This is a great way to educ2te the public and is super exposure for rr;ES ..

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Speaking of l'IHS exposure, the state }'air is coming up! Please take note of the list of specie s needed for our display and keep your eyes open! I:.HS thanks Sally BrevJer, B~ll Allen, and Brint Spencer for all their work on this .. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.x.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Adopted out at the June meeting vJaS a beautiful 43" male Green Iguana .. For July ,,,e already have a 7 t male Common Boa that '\ole ighs in at 20 pOl,:mds. I feel that a little TLC will remedy this emaciated condition! And of course, as always, there may be more by meeting time! There are several other animals possibly in the works .. This CorrmJOn Boa has been on "hold" for several months while the owners )]lode a decision on what to do with it. "Help A Hapless Berp" rolls on! XJCXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.y..xxx:y..xXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXy...xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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The NBS Spring Outing in \~isconsin was a success! The folloHine; species were either collected or observed: \1estern Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta belli) \. 'estern Fox Snake (Elaphe v., vulpina) lUanding's Turtle (:;j路nydoidea blandingi) lJorthern I'later Snake (Nerodia s., SijJedOn) Green Frog (Rana clamitans melanota Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens V!ood Frog (nana sylvatica) Eastern l\lassasauga (Sistrurus c., catenatus) Eastern Gc')"rter Snake (Thamnophis s., sirtalis) v!hile this is a small percentage of the species inhabi tine; the area, every on c";' who went had a Great time and vJaS pleased with what was found., Do you have any COnm1E'nts? If there is interest we can have another field trip this year .. Another thought is possibly a field trip to the Hirmesota Zoo .. XXXXXX.xx.:x:...-XXXXXXXXYJJCXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.xXXXXXXX xxxxxxxxxxx xxxXXXXXXXXXXXXJCXXXXXXXXXXXXX

We have tvJO more letters expressing opinions on the Bart Bruno letter ..

From Larry Probst: Dealers and collectors do supply animals to qualified researchers, breeders, and genuinely interested persons. They also supply, as best they can, thin~s these animals need - food items, caging, books and verbal knowledge about the animal's care, etc. Therefore, they, the dealers/collectors, are an asset, providing a service .. Unfortunately, that's not all of it .. But that r s El.ll most of u:.' vlant to look at .. Just as '-Je don't think about the CO\\'s being grown and slaughtered so l<cDonalcl' s can serve the cOTm;~unity, we also don't delve too deeply into the effects on '''ildlife and the Uncountable suffering and dead animals that the pet supplier~ cause" The pet industry is kept alive by those v/ho feed it and responds accordjncly to their demands. Baby turtles, "alligators", and horned "toads" are prime examples of financial gain at the expense of animals ill suited for captivity, sold to anyone and everyone, and vlildlife is depleted in the process .. Eo\'! many of theBe baby animals vJere alive for one year after they were sold? Not many! I h2,ve \'lOrked in pet shops selling reptiles and also collected reptiles primarily for persona1 interest, but have sold or traded some of these animals so I am speaking from experience \-!hen I h;ypothesize that the pet industry '-Jill not reeulate itself because the core of its existence is selling animals and the more the better - the law of supply and demand prevails. Therefore, outside forces - federal and state laws, wildlife organizations, and herpetological societies must mal::e morel judgements and decisions to minimize losses in the future .. The "consumer" alsD should be a.ble to justify the keeJ:ingof vlild animals and take responsibility for the animals under hiS/her care .. Here, herpetological societies can serve, perhaps their most important educational function. I propose that, like endangered species which can not be used for financial gain, all wild animals can not be used for financial gain. In fact, the adoption process of LT1S is far closer to the ideal way of dispensing wildlife than dealerships are. This proposal has some disadvantages, may not be practical, but it does deal with the problem of vlildlife being expoited, and, all too often, falling into the ",rong hands .. I also propose that herpetological societies must defend the importance of maintaininc; the wildlife populations for tbe future as well as defendinc the irnI10r L-

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ance of maintaining captive animals for whatever reasons" .As discussed above, these two facets are usually in conflict and, hence, I consider herpetological societies as separate from wildlife organizations" }i'rom C,ary Casper: l-']r" Bart Bruno admits to IIsurprise and alarm" that newsletters accept classified ads from "dealerships", stating that we should not advocate collecting herps for financial gain. He the.n goes on to say that collecting a pair or two for breeding/study is all right. "-/here is the distinction? Suppose this pair or two breeds and the offsprinG are sold for financial gain? We should have no qualms with this .. Prudent live collecting rarely has adverse effects on wild populations" (If vIe are concerned here with 'vildlife decline it is habitat loss we should be addressing.) I do not believe that accepting ads from dealerships "advocates" excessive collecting .. The reBponsibility for checking on the integrity of a source for animals and the animal's oriGin and legality should rest with the buyer, not a new'sletter .. Buyers should not patronize disreputable dealers. Word generally gets arolmd about dee.lers that collect excessively and/or have no regard for the animals they handle .. Eoycott then! But let's maintain an open fOl~ in our classified ads for people to make their surpluses and vJants known. If, for example, a person wanted to obtain a collection of Pine Snakes (Pituophis sp .. ) for study he should be able to look through the classified a<;:ls and choose the best source for the animals. A private'individual, by the way, can be just as irresponsible and money hlmgry as a dealership. These few bad apples in the herp trade should be weeded out by selective buyers (and the law), not by banning advertising from tldealershipstT, which perform an invaluable service to zoos, researchers, and' private individuals by providing an outlet for surplus captive bred stock, providing mates for lonely animals, and often being the only legal source for obtaining scarce species.

EDITOR'S nOTE: 1"':E8 thanks Larry and Ge.ry for their comments on this matter. Are there any more co::mnents out there, either pro or con? XXXXXJD:XXXXXXXX.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.:x:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The l路:ES Library is still grm,ling! Recently purchased with JYLHS funds are: '1'he New :Field Book of Reptiles and Amphibians by Doris Ill. Cochran and Colem2J1 J.. Goin Proceedings of the Armual Heptile Symposium on Captive Breeding and Eusbandry, fror.1 the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Symposiums. (3 separa.te books) Donated by Twin Cities Reptiles; standard COhlffion and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians and Reptiles. Second Edition. Joseph T .. Collins et ale Thanks to Ten from I'J1S! XXXXXy..xXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxx.x.xxx.xxXXXXXXXXXX.XXXXXxx.x.xxxx.xxxxxxxxx

\'1e still have bugs in the bulk rate mailing! Eost were received in time this month .. }md some Here not! If you live in the 7 county metro area and did not get yours by meeting day, please let us y~ow .. XX.X.XXXXXy..x.xy..xXXXx.xxXXXXXXX.xXXXXXXXXXXXXXx.xxxxxxxxx.xXXX.xxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx.x:x"Xxxxx,'Xxx

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PEA!TTASTIC PEENOJJCGICAIJ PHIHDS

\'ie have a lot of "phinds ll this month .. ':rhanks to all who contributed .. The first isn't phenological in nature, but is certainly "phantastic ll " June 4 approximately. Pound a 16" male \'/estern Hognose Snake (Heterodon nasicus) greatly distended with food, actually stuffed with something all the way up its throat.

en the VJE'vy home the snake threw up a turtle egg shell with yolk material still present, although the egg was torn open longitudinally in 3 places and then curled up.. 'Illis egg ,."as apparently the last one dovm and was still in the snake 1 s throat when captured .. The snake retained the rest of its meal which I assumed were also ee;e;s and later defecation - yellow yolk color - pointed to this also. 'fhe thrown up ecg measured 3/4" x 1 1/2 11 and was either "Jestern Painted Turtle (Chrysemys p .. belli) or Elandine's ri.urtle (Emydoidea blandingi) .. I would estimate the snake ate between 6 and 1D eggs .. ~'JT;:; thc.:-nJ~s

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Larry Probst for this "phantastic phind" .. ~=DITOR' S VOTE: l]11e Handbook cioes not record turtle eggs for any of the e;enus Eeterodon!

Fay 3-C-arter Sne,ke (':2hamnophis sp .. ) and Bullsnake (Fituophis .r::elanoleucus sayi). both Pl;Y-Tllouth .. lJan Keyler. l~ay 1-Frog eggs collected (Rana sp .. ).. Cumberland, WisconEin. }\':ike Schwartz .. Lay 7-:.blanding's lurtle (Jimydoidea blandingi)" still,路,rater .. Jim CUlTlJI1ings .. hay 17-:Eullsnakes (Pituophis melanoleucus sayi) .. Ninnesota River .. Glenn IJevlis .. : :ay 17-Garter Snakes (S:hamnophis sp .. )" rlk Hiver .. Glenn le\路:is .. ~::ay 26-~'.:estprn !ox SnE..~::es (Elaphe Vo vulpina). Black River, ':iisGonsin .. Glenn Lewis. L3,y 2G-I:astern Eocnose Snake (Eeterodon platyrhinos) Black River, 路Ivisconsin .. Glenn Lewis. 7路:ay 15-Chi:t-'peVla River, vJisGonsin, by Jorm Dee and Karl Hermann. (;omrllon Snapping Turt1e (Chelydra s .. serpent ina) \';estern Painted ~'Urtle (Chrysemys picta belli) l'lester..1 fox Snakes (Elaphe v .. vulpina) IJorthErn Via tersnCike s (rerodia s .. sipedon) Eastern Newt (notophthalmus viridiscens) Northern Leopard Frof; (Rana p .. pipiens) Bullfrog (Raua catesbeiana) Soft Shelled Turtle (Trionyx sp .. ) Lay' 22-Bl.illker Lake by Jo1m Dee and Karl l1errnann .. Blanding 1urtle (~~ydoidea blandingi) Northern Prairie Skinks (Eumeces s. septentriona+is) .Plains Eogn6se Snakes (Heterodon n .. nasicus) J3ullsnaJces (Pi tuophis melanoleucus sayi) Garter Snakes (Thamnophis spo) Empty ::Seer Can (Intoxicanus cannus) .. This is likely a waif introduced by John and Karl! Fiay 3D-Chippewa River, vJisconsin, by John Dee and Karl Hermann. Common Snappine; Turtle (Chelydra s. serpentina) \'/e stern Fox Snake s (Elaphe v. vulpina) Eorthern V/atern Snakes (Nerodia s. , sipedon) II

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BREED n~ G NaTE S Breedings from the June .A.AZPA Newsletter Gladys Porter Zoo (Bro~TIsville) 2 Radiated Tortoise 11 Green lJ.'ree Python

Houston Zoological Gardens

5 Leopard Gecko 1 African Fat Tailed Gecko

25 Guatemalan Junping Viper

Tulsa ~oological Park 1 Alligator Snapping Turtle 13 Green Tree Python 2 Spotted ~urtle 7 Red Footed Tortoise 1 Pancake Tortoise 7 Desert Spiny Lizard

National Zoological Park 2 Giant Day Gecko 7 Green Tree Python Dallas Zoo 7 Urocoan Rattlesnake 21 J/jacquarie lJurtle 8 "lhi te Lipped Pit Viper 1 Red Footed Tortoise

Los Angeles Zoo

10 Indian Python 3 Red SI,i tting Cobra F 2 PUERTO RICAN CRESTE:: TO.AIlS

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Second Generation Puerto Rican Crested Toads (Bufo lemur) \-Jere recently hatched at the Buffalo Zoo .. 1J. hought to be extirpated from the wild as recently as 1980, there have been fewer than fifty recorded sightings of tl1is anuran over the last eighty years .. 1

~10 first generation captive propogations at the Jardin Zcologico de Puerto Rico resulted in Buffalo obtaining tadpoles and toadlets for captive management studies .. The male and female Crested Toads were first climatically conditioned and then hormonally induced while in amplexus .. The Female Crested Toad was less than one year old at the time of egg deposition .. Crested Toad eggs hatch at twenty four hours, with tadpoles metamorphosing at an average of 21 days"

The Fuerto Hican DepartI:1ent of Natural Resources ha.s just granted us permission to release 75 of the captive born Puerto Rican Crested Toad progeny back into the \-lild .. This will probably occur at the end of IVlB.,y 1983 . (1". paine/To JVliller) This is also from the June AAZPA Newsletter .. xxxxxxxxx.x..xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxx.x.xxxxxxxxx

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The Minnesota Harp Society is co-ordinatin~ a native Minnesota Reptile Exhibit for the State DNR at the fair this year@ Below is a list of animals needed for the 2 week run. If you haYe an animal or will be out collectin~, keep our neecis in mind. Daily care will be provided for all animals by members of MRS. As you can see from the list, we have a start, but we still need help ••• yourse Let's make this a GROUP effortt TURTLES .Spiny Soft Shell Map Snapper *W. Painted Blandings

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:B'OR SALE: 1 .. 0 Burmese Python .. 12' .. Tame .. ~;150.00/offer .. Contact Kip or Diane IJanson at 6j2-448-7526. xxxxxxx:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

NOTlCE! Pet Cetera has moved! Their new address is: Pet Cetera, 6520 Lyndale Ave .. S .. , f-l.ichfield, lV1N 55~23 .. q12-861-8868" Their hours are JV10nday thru Saturday 10:00 -8:00 and Sunday 12:00-5:30$ XXXXXxxxx.~xxnxxxxxxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxxxx:xxx,XXXXXxxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

J,I(,I11' :,:.1\1,1'; or '1'131\\)!I;: 1.0 Gray .fjanded }(j.Yle;r;nake .. Cuptiv8 batched" 9 months ol(i .. Eats pinkies .. Very large bands, slight kink in tail .. $150 .. 00 cash. 1 .. 0 Scarlet I<ingsnake" Long term captive" ~l;60.o0 cash. 1 .. 0 Red :rvIilk Snake. Captive hatched .. 8 months old .. Good Yeeder. fv25.00 cash. Contact :B'ran }t'rtisch at 612-488-7619. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.x.XXXXXXXX.XXXXXXXXXX F'OR SALE: Herpetological stationery! stock and custom made postcards! Note cards and 路VJriting paper! Contact Fran ]'risch at 612-488-7619 for sample! I also have

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rillrV:};T'~l:,EI1-After each meet ing we will have available our featured take-out items.

FHESH Ji'HOZEN RAT8-JillvIBO SIZE-$1.50 .. NEW J]lEl"'j! .F'H.D~SH :F'HOZEN HAT PUPSI~.oo Eer dozen 4

'1,1he rat pups are weanlings and are al)prox.imately 40 grams .. We are tryine these on a trial basis for some of the "awkward in bet"ween size snakes" that are too big for mice and too small for jumbo rats .. Demand will dictate how many we will have a.vailable.. Remember t if you want rat s ()r mice, they are available by re serva t ion onl;y .. You ~rus~p place YOllr order no later than 7:00 :PJVI on Wednesday the day before the meeting. Logistics dictate this policy, so please cooperate with us" If you do try and order after the deadline, you will have to wait Ulltil the following month .. Don't miss out! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx~xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Above is a sample of the artwork from Fran Frisch's herp stations;t:'ye Watch for more in future issues! xxx~xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

WAN~!1EJJ: IVJ1IS is still in the market for a slide projector, new or used .. Can you help? \;Je want one with auto-focus and cassette player" XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxxxx.xxXXXXX

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DE.A:DLl1'rF;! The deadline for cubmission of ads, articles, etc", is the 15th of the month .. Please send directly to the Newsletter Editor ..

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx CON1'EST R.UJ~ES: On all riillS contests a post card must be sent to enter .. Send correct or most correct a.nswers to :Fran Frisch, 850 W.. IVlinnehaha, st .. Paul, IVIN 55104" All correct or most correct post cards are eligible for the dra'wing of an lVillS T-shirt! The dra.Hing will be held at the next month t s meeting .. Example, the contest in the <Tune Newsletter, the drawing will be held at the July meeting .. July's contest in Aug'ust, August t s contest in September, etc. Not a.ll contests will be like June and July .. Some contests will be hidden like Hay was! Iro hidden phone numbers .. Only post cards .. VJrite a brief description of the cont(,;st you found and page number .. A contest may not be in every Newsletter and the contests may be discontinued at ant time by choice of the 1I'ms Board members .. Gooel luck and remelnber, only one post card per person! July's contest is "Name These I.Jizard Tails" .. Send the common name of these 9 lizard tails (one tail does not belong to a ld..zard) to Fran. See the next page! If :;l.OU name the one tail that does not belong to a lizard, you will have an incorrect -~swer. To help you and give an example, drawing number two (2) is a tail of [1., Chameleon" Now you only have to buy a post card and write down the names of the other eight!

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The drawing for the cracked 30 gallon aquarium (actuallY a 29) at the June meeting brought us $,i11 .. 25 and was won bY'~-])aren Carlson .. Again, there will be no painting for the .July meeting .. \ve do have a 4~ x 2' x 2' formica cage! If you are looking for 0, large cage, this is your chance! We hope to have a painting for August"

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INDMDLJAL ......................... $7.50

$7.00 each, $1.00 postage/handling.

CORRESPONDING .................... $5.00

PLEASE ENCLOSE PAYMENT WITH APPLICATION. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO MINNESOTA HERPETOWGICAL SOCIETY. MEMBERSIDP IS FOR 12 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OFJOINING. YOU WIll RECEIVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD BY RETIJRN MAIL. A RECEIPT WUL BE SENT ONLY UPON REQUEST.

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For out-or-state members unable to attend monthly meetings.

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Vol. 3 (1983), No. 6