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BELL MUSEUM OF NA TURAL HISTORY 10 CI-iURCH STREET S.E. MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA 55455-0104

VOLUlV'lE IV

MAY

JVlRb~T1NG

Friday, May 4, 1984

7: 00 PM Room 225 , Smith Hall University of Minnesota xxxxxxxxxx.x.xxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 'J.1he II/jay meeting will be a welcome to springtime in Minnesota! We will be showing the Minnesota DNR slide/tape presentation of "Frogs and Toads of f1innesota 1,! .. We used this last May, and it's really good .. It covers all 14 species of frogs and toads that occur in our state .. The "Critter of the Month" will be frogs and toads from allover and anywhere .. As an added feature, if you have slides of any kind of frog or toad, bring them also .. We'll put a tray together and run it after the regular program" If you have a slide of something you can't identify, that's even better! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The program for the June meeting isn't set yet, but should be by meeting time .. Watch the Newsletter for details! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxXX.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx A special feature of the April meeting was the initiation of the real nice badge box that was built by Ted Schave .. This is set up with a compartment for each of the letters of the alphabet and has the MRS logo carved into the lid. Ted did a super job on thiS, and we extend him a very speci.al lYlES thanks! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Thanks to F'ran Frisch, we now have an offical MRS poster" See the last 2 pages of this Newsletter for the first ever MRS "fold out"" xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxX.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx POI SGN CON'J1ROL CEN'}1ER

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The April meeting was a good one as promised .. Bob Duerr and his film "Snakes and },'lowers" were a real hit! ':[lhe movie showed mo..s t of our JVlinnesota species and had footage of their habits, habitat, and presented them in a friendly sort of way .. 'J'his is a great film for people who are "anti-snake" .. Bob also spoke on biology and the environment in general, making the audience more aware about things in their own environment .. MHS thanks Bob for a great program!

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379-2134. 2. IS A BLUE DEVIL AND WHERE DO lONE? (Redwood County) Sat., June 9,

3. WOOD TURTLE EXPEDITION (Goodhue County) Sat., June 23

7:30 a.m.-2 p.m ..

DESCRIPTION: The "Blue Devil," or fivelined skink, is one of only three lizards found in Minnesota. Only four populations were located by Dr. Jeffrey Lang during his field investigations in 1982 and 1983. Skinks live and feed under rocks in areas where there are granite outcrops above the soil. It is necessary to search for skinks in the early morning when they are cold and slow-moving. Come turn over some rocks in the Minnesota River Valley! There is a good article on skinks in the July/August 1983 Minnesota Volunteer. LEADERS: Dr. Jeffrey Lang and Marvin Skogan. Jeff was chairman on the Amphibian and Reptile Group of the Department of Natural Resources Endangered Species Technical Committee. He is currently a professor at the University of North Dakota. Marvin Skogan is the manager of the View Quarry, a site harboring five-lined skinks. MEETING PLACE: In the city of Belview at the Rainbow Cafe on the main street. Breakfast will be available at the Rainbow Cafe at 7:00 a.m. REST F ACILITIES/ ACCOMMODATIONS: Motels are available in Granite Falls and Redwood Falls. Camping at Upper Sioux Agency State Park.

10:00 a.m.-3 p.m.

DESCRIPTION: The Cannon River bottoms are habitat for the state-threatened wood turtle. The Minnesota Chapter, in a cooperative venture with the Department of Natural Resources Nongame Program, is studying the distribution and life history of the wood turtle. The loss of forested stream habitat due to agriculture, especially in southern Minnesota, has greatly decreased the available habitat of the wood turtle. Closeup views as well as searches along the river for wood turtles will be possible. LEADER: Dr. Mike Ewert. Mike is a research associate at Indiana University in Bloomington where he is concentrating on turtle embryonic development. During the summer, Mike will be surveying wood turtle habitat both in northeast and southeast Minnesota. MEETING PLACE: At Red Wing Energy Center, (old Tower View) located just north of Red Wing, Minnesota on U.S. Highway 61 on the north side of the road. The property is surrounded by a big brick wall. REST FACILITIES/ ACCOMMODATIONS: Available in Hastings or Red Wing.

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VERTEBRATE DIVISION--MILWAUKEE PUBLIC HUSEUH 800 W. WELLS MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN 53233

1 March 1984

A small but vocal minority in rurRI western Wisconsin, and their legis

which would put

tors have been trying to get a bill passed lii.

bounty on

Timber

ttlesnake.

is the eighth oonsecutive year that the bill was and it narrowly m

This

intro~uced,

be

There are

olated localities in Wisconsin

wher~

rattlesnakes are frequently found around human habitation. Thi~

is due to the fact that these three small towns were

built at the bases of s

p bluffs that contain rattlesnake

dens. The

W1~oonsln

Society (was) has always

Herpetologi

bill, but because there is a

been 1n opposition to th

good chance of this bIll beIng passed in the future, we would like to find a solution to the problem of local , that would not affect

nuisance rattlesnake Bopulat , as a way

non-target populat

of a

avoidiqs

bounty bill. )

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If anyone haa any information on how other regions effect

~tates

or

with problem venemous snakes or to hear about it.

other wildlife, we would 1

on bounty

also like documented

y~tem

We would abuse.

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CONTACT

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Handom Tails from the VeP Summer is not far away and during those months ]vJHS bolds meetings on the first of the month" June, July, August" Hemember, all meetings are to start at 7:00 PlY) so don't get mad if you walk in at 7:20 and miss out on something .. ***NovJ that the days are getting longer and warmer this is a good time to "grow up" your herps .. Egg laying takes a lot out of snakes or lizards so you should get some body weight on them .. Feed them as often and as much as possible. You will like the resul ts .. -j(-'lf*rl his spring while you are out herping please remember to return to original position all stones, logs, boards and tin, etc .. Even if you find no herps under these ha.ding places many other animals and insects make their home in these dark damp places" -)(--)(-*Summer cannot start without "Grand Old Days" in st" :taul, so mark Jl..me 3, 12 to 5 PH on your "unpublished cartoon calendar" .. This will be our third year" -)(--l(--)(-JVJ:HS needs some fund raiser ideas" \Ve need to pad our bank account for some upcomine; projects. If you have any ideas for ways to raise money (legal) give me a call,,-***Dontt forget JvJBS does take dONations (money) of any amount .. Also, if you have any raffle items to donate please do so. MHS is looking for books, herp art and curios, cages, water dishes, heating cables and baby animaJs<> If you cannot get it to a meeting give a Foard member a call to arrange a pickup",***MBS has an official poster 11" x 17", blue with black printing. If you know of a place to hang one, pick one or two up at the next meeting or call me .. ' Posters can be mailed .. ***For those who missed Bob Duerr's talk and film, all I can say is you really missed out .. Bob knows his stuff .. Thanks Bob .. -)(-**"lJerps in Films"" Check out "Romancing the Stone" .. ***Gary Casper is putting tbe finishing touches on an article on "How to 'w'ri te An Article" .. This will kick off our journalism contest. Watch for it next month .. *** All junior members 14 and under are eligible for a cha.nce for a door prize at next month's meeting. Thanks John for the idea and prize .. ***This coming the October meeting will be very spec~al .. MlIS is forming a panel of experts on breeding herps. It should be something like "everything.. you wanted .. to know about breeding your herps but didn't know what to ask ll â&#x20AC;˘ If you are experienced in breeding lizards, turtles, snakes or amphibia.ns and would like to get invCDlved in the October meetine; please give me a call. More about this in months to come .. **-)(-1 ltJould like to remind our members th:lt you are r1j}[S so your input is our output .. Until next month, may the herps be with you. :B1ran 1J.1hursday

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Herp Hints The April meeting was the busiest yet for Herp :Hints. There were 8 separate items brought up, with considerable discussion on each. The pair of Common Boas at the Science Museum of st. Paul had 16 young (actually it was only the female)@ A Python was mentioned that seemed hyperactive. It was feeding well, but highly active. This may have been due to agitation due to seasonal change. It had also shed in pieces. Large pythons seldom shed in one piece. A Bullsnake was also mentioned that was very active and thrashing around. It was thought that this might also be due to seasonal change or that it was a young animal just coming into sexual maturity. Another python was mentioned that was off feed and twitching a lot. Twitching is the means they use to raise their body temperature priol' to egg laying. It was suggested that she was gravid and would lay soon. A Cat Eyed Snake (Boiga sp.) with a bad case of mouth r0t and labial disfiguration was the next item. It is being treated with Gentocin (both ointment and injectable) and Sulfa in the drinking water and is clearing up. Next came an interesting thing about a Rainbow :Boa. It has developed a puffed throat, and has done so for the last 3 springs. 3 other people had Rainbow Boas that do the same thing! Ideas? We them moved ON to the care and rearing of frog eggs from a biological supply house. Suggestions were that they should be set up near a window for light and that spring water or tap water that has set for & week be used. Filter systems are not advised as they disrupt the eggs. F1ish food was mentioned as a food for the hatchling tadpoles (boiled lettuce is better) .. Editor's Note: See "Amphibians: Guidelines for the Breeding, Care, and Management of Laboratory Animals" by V@ H. Hutchinson and R. G. Mckinnel (1974). The final item was a real fish story! A fisherman in JVlissouri was bitten by a Cottonmouth that came out of the mouth of a IJarge Mouth Bass thCllt he was trying to unhook. He was bitten on a finger, but there was no mention of treatment or complications ..

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Phantastic Phenological Phinds Daren Carlson Ivlarch 20, 1984-No locality .. Northern Leopard Frog CHana pipiens). Larry Yank March 30, 1984-No local i ty" Western Plarims Garter Snakes('J1hamnophis radix baydeni) leaving hibernaculum" Del Jones JV1arch 31, 1984-Ivlinnetonka, Hennepin Co., Minn .. Blue Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale) came from crawl space into basement .. Pete Casper April 2, 1984-Lakewood Community College t Ramsey Co", Minn .. Chorus Frogs (Pseudacris triseriata) heard calling .. Del Jones April 3, 1984-1'1innetonka, Hennepin Co .. , Minn .. Chorus F'rogs (Pseudacris triseri<1ta) heard calling .. Pete Casper April 4, 1984-Lakewood CommhlYlity Colle-ge, Hamsey Co .. , Minn .. 2 western Plains Garter Snakes (rl1hamnophis radix haydeni) captured at marsh edge on a grassy hillside .. April 5, 1984-Mortheast YIl/leA, Wbi te Bear Lake, Rumsey Co .. , Minn .. Northern Leopard }ilrogs (Rana pipiens) seen at pond edge .. Peter Fugle stad April 5, 198~-:F'ridley, Hennepin Co .. , ]vJinn .. Western painted 'Jurtle (Chrysemys picta belli). John Horiarty April 5, 1984-Spring Lake Park, Anoka Co., Minn .. Chorus }'rogs (pseudacris triseria ta)., Thanks to all for their numerous phinds. It sure is the season phor phinding! Please, when you send in a phind or write it on the list at the meeting, give precise locality, including county. xxxxxxxxxxXX:xxxxxxxxxxxxxJC.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The attendance at the April meeting was 62 .. ]vlHS memberships continue to hold in the mid 140 range .. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

We had 2 raffle items at the April meeting .. An ~1S T-shirt was won by Gillian Vaughan and the book II Snake s of the Southeastern United states" (dona ted by John Moriarty) was won by John 1' 1el tzer .. Proceeds from the raffle were ~p9. 75 e 1

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Now that spring is here (knock on wood), it's committee time again .. The state Fair Committee this year is composed of John JVloriarty, Dan Keyler, and Ted Schave. They will be getting tbings set up and organized for the MRS herp display in the DNR 13uilding.. This will be ]vj}[S's second year doing this. It went over real well last year .. If you might want to help on this with cage cleaning, etc .. , let one of tbem kn ow .. XXx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxXXXXXXXXXXXXx.xxxxxxxxxx

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Endangered and Threatened Amphibians and Reptiles of the Northeast United States J .. J.. ~1 0 ria r t y State regulations in regards to endangered or nongame species vary greatly in the northeast. All the states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) accept the Federal Endangered Species Act, thus as for as reptiles are concerned protect sea turtles. Only four states (MD, MA, NJ, NY) have official state lists. The Connecticut and Maryland lists are supplimented by state natural heritage information. Delaware, New Hampshire and Vermont are the only states without an endangered species law on the books, though they are presently working on them. The enforcement of these laws, outside of federal species, is limited to the four states with official state lists.

Endangered and Threatened Amphibians and Reptiles of the Northeast United States Species

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E

NY

RI

T SC SC SC E

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E E

T SC

Pl~hodon wC?-~~ P-6C?-udacJLi-6 b~a~hyphona

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P-6C?-udotniton montanlL6 Rana -6phC?-no~C?-phala Rana v~ga;tip~

T SC

S~aphioplL6 holb~oo~ S~C?-n la~~na

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T

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T

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Clemmy,6 i/1.6utpta Clemmy,6 muhtenb~gi C~ot.atU,6 ho~dU,6 V~oQhety,6 Qo~aQea

Elaphe guft.ata Elaphe ob,6olet.a Emydoidea blandingi EumeQe,6 EumeQe,6 EumeQe,6

E

U

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aniMaUnU,6 na,6 uatU,6 inexpeQtatU,6

E

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LepidoQhety,6 Re.mpi Mata~emmy,6 .t~apin N~odia ~ytMoga,6.t~ Opheo~y,6 V~~ pi.tuop~

P,6eudemy,6 Si-6~MU,6

S.to~~a

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NJ T E E E

E

NY SC E T E

RI

T

SC SC E* E E*

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T E

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E

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putQMa

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T = threatened U = undetermined

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Grand Old Days in st. Paul will be the first Sunday in June (June 3) this year .. Once again IVJHS will display and once again Fran Frisch is setting thing up .. It looks like Fran has plenty of volunteers but if you would like to work on this give him a call. It's a lot of fun and a good chance to show the public good things about herps. XXXXXXXXX.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xx

It's almost time for our second Annual Spring Outing .. This will be held on a Sunday, with the goal being a field collecting trip and photo session .. As we did last year, pe:Fsonal collecting will be discouraged .. Where and when are still up in the air .. Please let us know if you have any spots in mind. }\1ore on this later .. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxxx.xXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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V~ginia vat~e

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"Cri tter of the I\:jonthll for the April rr~eeting was snakes of 11innesota e rehe "critters" brought to the meeting were: Black Hat Snake (Elal)he o. obsoleta) \vestern Ij'oX S'nake (Elaphe v. vUlpina) Western Hognose Snake (U@terodon nasicus) :8.:astern Hognose Snake (Heterodon pIa tyrhinos) Bullsnake (Pituophis melanoleucus sayi) Plains Garter Snake (Thamnophis radix) Heu Sided Garter Snake ('ThamDophis sirtal is parietaJi s) Eastern (;arter fillu,ke (rPhamnophis s. si ct;:llis) 'I'hese vlere brought by: Dan Keyler Brenda Lear J o.hn lV!el tzer John l10riarty Barney Oldfield Ann porwoll Tony Vangen Larry Yank rrhanks to all from J'!j}]fJ! 1

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Dear Editor, The ideas presented in Casper's article (March 1984) are good points, though several seem to be overly condemning. The first is genetic pollution. I suspect, at in indigenous species, it is largely caused by the release of inexpensive or free reptiles (iee. those caught on a trip east, brought up by Uncl e Will from Arkansas, or purchased from K~~art) A serious collector and / or breeder would not release an animal. They would realize that the animal is conditioned to an artificial environment and would probably not adapt'well to the wild. A breeder should also maintain a detailed record of reproduction and background information on all their animals. These records would help with future breedings by minimizing inbreeding and geographic variations, if that is desired. It also allows for the tracing of crosses. If genetically pure stock is wanted, past records would allow for verification. The intergrades and hybrids are domestic species in the sense that they are for the pet trade only. Their release would be an ecological problem, as are feral pigs, dogs, goats, rats, African clawed frogs, etc. I hope that any collector / breeder of intergrades will maintain control and selectivity in their dispersal. Sincerely, John r~ori arty e

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BREEDING NOTES Breedings from March AAZPA Newsletter New York Zoological Park 1 rrravancore rJ1 0r toise

Houston Zoological Gardens

3 r:f.1okay Gecko 1 Turkistan Plate-Tailed Gecko

1vlel bourne

Zoological Gardens 12 Children's Python 4 .fVlexican Cantil 15 \vestern JVlassasauga

Mesker Park Zoo (Evansville, Indiana)

32 Boa Constrictor

National Zoological Park 1 Red-Footed Tortoise Breedings from April AAZPA Newsletter st .. Louis Zoo

10s Angeles Zoo 1 Leopard r..ecko

15 Fire-Bellied Toad

3

~)hingle-'Backed

Skink

steinhart Aquarium (0an Francisco) 11 Green and Black Arrow Poison Il;rog

5 Aruba Island Rattlesnake 5 California Kingsnake

IVJemphis Zoo and Aquarium 9 :B'alse \va tel' Cobra 40 }'ire-Bellied 'I1oad

3 Blue Arrow Poison Frog 3 Green and Black Arrow Poison Frog

Cincinnati 1:,00

Oklahoma City Zoo 1 Australian Snake-Necked Turtle xxx.xxXX.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx IVIES

President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Newsletter Editor l'vlember-a t-1arge Member-at-Large Member-at-Large Member-at-Large

Officers

Bruce Delles Fran Frisch Arm porwoll ~)ally Brewer Jim Gerholdt Bill Allen Liz Bosman Del Jones Brint Spencer

374-5422 488-7619 489-7853 647-0661 507-65 2- 2996 929-4283 476-0306 938-8555 823-7099

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Carapace (upper shell): Round, dome-shaped, very smooth, dull black with specks and streaks of yellow throughout. Plastron (lower shell): Yellow with dark splotches on each scute (section), hinged between third and fourth pair of scutes. The bright yellow chin and underside of the neck is one of the most conspicuous features of this turtle.

Carapace: Low keel, each scute conspicuously sculptured with a series of concentric rings, each with alternating ridges and grooves. Plastron: Yellow, with dark splotches on each scute, similar to Blanding's Turtle but NOT hinged.

Sightings should be verified by either: 1) a photograph showing identifying characteristics, or 2) a detailed written description specifying identifying characteristics and other circumstances of the sighting. Please include specific information on location (to the 1/... ' /4 section or the distance and direction from the nearest town or other conspicuous landmark), the date, observer's name and address, and as many details as possible about the si['h!jn~, ... ~rticularly about the surrounding habitat.

Send sighting reports to: Nongame Wildlife Program Minnesota Department of Resources Box 7, Centennial Office Minnesota 55155


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availabl e our fea tureo take-out i terns.

RNr PUPS-$3 .. 00 per dozen ..

Remember, if you want rats or mice, they are available by reservation only. You plaee your order with Bruce or Connie at 938-0680 no later than 7:00 PM on 'llhursday 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 until the following month. Don't miss out!

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PET SHOP 511 Excelsior Ave. E. Hopkins, MN 55343

Owners: Bruce & Connie Delles (612) 938-0680 Open 7 Days a Week

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HJ\VJ!~

TBJ!:M IN GREEN, GRB1\(, YELLOW,

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SYMPOSI UM REGISTRATION FORM (return by May 30) Registration $50.00 (includes 1984 Proceedings) $60.00 after May 30. Speakers $25.00. Number of persons _ _ __ I will attend the Baccahanalia ($10 extra) _ _ __ Name: ___________________________________ Institution: _ _ _~_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Mailing Address: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ City: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ State: Zip: _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Phone (Bus) (Priv) _ _ _ _ _ __ Do you intend to give a paper? ( } Yes ( }No 10-20-30minutes Title: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ INTERNATIONAL

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HERPETOLOGICAL SYMPOSIUM (formerly Reptile Symposium) ON CAPTIVE PROPAGATION AND HUSBANDRY

Note: Abstracts in the appropriate format must be submitted by May 31 to Dr. Ross. I plan to tour Cincinnati / Toledo / Pittsburgh (circle one if interested). I enclose check for ___ payable to Herpetological Symposium. Send your completed Registration form and check to Herpetological SYm·~ posium, 13019 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont, Maryland 21788. -

. HOTEL REGISTRATION FORM (mail to Holiday Inn on the Lane, 328 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, Ohio 432010. ROOM RESER VA TlON- RATES: Single· $29.00 Triple· $40.00 Double· $35.00 Quad· $45.00 Name

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Hosted by the COLUMBUS ZOO Sponsored by Zoological Consortium, Inc. July 17-21, 1984 Holiday Inn On The Lane Columbus, Ohio, USA

.City State Zip _ _ __ Bus. Phone _ _ _ _ _ __ Home Phone No. Nights Arrival Date _ _ _ _ _= _ _ ROOM TYPE REQUESTED 1 Bed 2 Beds Parlor V.I.P. Suite Four P.M. or Guaranteed Arrival Guaranteed by Advance Deposit Guaranteed by Credit Card Check Card One: No.BAC MC AMER·X __ __ _ _ _Dlner's _ _ _ _ _ __ Credit Expiration Date _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ PLEASE NOTE: Reservations to be mailed 4 weeks prior to Conference. Room Reservations held only 'till 4:00 p.m. unless guaranteed with advance deposit or credit card. (12 noon checkout time) GROUP NAME: Reptile Breeding Sym. Confirmation Requested7 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

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RESEARCH

INSTITUTE FOR

POST OffiCE BOX 2221, STANfORD, CALIfORNIA, 94305

RICHARD A. ROSS, M.D., M.P.H. DIRECTOR BRETT C. STEARNS, LL.B. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR THOMAS A. HUFF ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

RONALD J. LARMAN SECRETARY路TREASURER

THE BACTERIAL DISEASES OF REPTILES

The Institute for Herpetological Research is pleased to announce that its new publication, The Bacterial Diseases of Reptiles, will be available in May 1984. Over 100 pages in length, thrs book contains the most advanced and up to date information on the epidemiology, identification, diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. Information on the newest antibiotics including proper antibiotic selection and drug dosages is included. Identification of simple and resistant forms of the common diseases of reptiles, as well as detailed techniques of treatment of each disease are covered by this book. There are also descriptions of the fundamental husbandry techniques for treating reptile diseases, including preparation and calculation of antibiotics. A section of full color photographs of all of the diseases is also present. The Bacterial Diseases of Reptiles is available for $20.00, book rate postage included. Please add $1.25 for first class postage. Copies may be obtained by writing to the Institute at P.O. Box 2227, Stanford, California 94305.

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PLEASE ENCLOSE PAYMENT WITH APPLICATION. MAKE mECKS PAVABLE TO .:. MINNESOTA HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY. MEMBERSHIP IS FOR 12 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OFJOINING. YOUWIU RECEIVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD BY':" . ':-,' " RETURN MAIL. A REOHPTWILL BE SENT ONLY UPON trnQUEST.

Vol. 4 (1984), No. 4  

Minnesota Herpetological Society Newsletter

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