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VOLUME V

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MARCH l'1EETING Friday, IVJarch 1, 1985 7:00 PM Room 375, Science Classroom Building ~ast Bank, University of Minnesota

xXJOCXxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxx xxxxxxxxxxxx.x xxxxxx xx xxxxxxx xxxx.xx.xxxxxxxxxx.x.xxxxxxx The March meeting will be our Annual lvJeeting, with elections being held during the course of the meeting. This is an important part of MRS and this is your chance to make your voice heard. Along with the Board elections we will also be voting on if we should stay with Friday meeting nights, or change to Thursdays. A list of the nominees appears below. An * indicates an incumbent. Nominations will also be taken from the floor. President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Newsletter Editor Member-at-Large (vote for 4)

Fran Frisch Ann Porwoll Bill Allen Sally Brewer * Jim Gerholdt * Fred Bosman Bruce Delles Bob Duerr Del Jones* John Moriarty Terry Gdegaard Brint Spencer * Larry Yank

Our speaker will be Tom Jolmson of the lYlissouri Department of Natural Resources. Tom f s subject will be Missouri's Endangered and lJ.)hreatened Amphibians and Reptiles, and will be illustrated with some of his excellent slides. In cooperation with the sponsors of itA Biting Issue: People, Mosquitoes and the Environment", a symposium to be held at the Science Museum in st. Paul on F'ebruary 26 and 27, l''lIIS is paying Tom's airfare up from Missouri. The "Crit.ter of the Month" will be "Your Favorite Critter lf • Think this one over! This has become a tradition for our Annual l'-1eeting and is a lot of fun. See you there!

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? Some species nL what insect are incapable of producing fertile eggs unless they have blood to eat? You are right if you guessed mosquitoes.***The days are growing longer so summer should not be far away, only 5 months. No matter how freezing cold it got this winter those pesky mosquitoes will reappear as if by magic! So here is some mosquito trivia to quiz you and your friends.***1; How many weeks does it take for adul t mosquitoes to develop from eggs? 2; How many miles will a mosquito travel from = its birth place in its lifetime? 3; What happens to a male mosquito 10 to 20 days after mating'? Answers elsewhere .. ***Cne of my whi te! s Tree ]rogs went for a joy hop and found himself in a very cold place (300) . He was there no longer than 3 hours, long enough to look very dead. He must have been doing my house cleaning and dusted under the couch, chair and dish washer .. His stiff legs and curled toes were covered with dust bunnies. I was about to file him under "G" when I decided to wash him off. Respect for the dead. As I was about to wash him off (last rites) I remembered that Bob Bader said White's Tree Frogs are found allover Australia and in all different ranges.. Not knowing much about "tropical" frogs but knowing frogs in Minnesotet get very cold and live, I then tried some emergency resuscitation, placing him in cold dechlorinized water, so not to shock him, slowly warming him up. I had him swimming in less than 3 minutes. That little episode happened over one month ago and he is still eating and growing!***Bring you favorite critter to the March meeting .. This gives everyone a chance to show off their dearly loved one; so what if it crawls on its belly, love is love! This is a fun meeting so please be there and bring a critter. Bob D. can bring Peter."*路**Do you have any ideas for speakers, herp subjects or animals you want to see at our meetings? Give me a call, write your idea down or tell me at a meeting .. MHS wants to know your interests and serve you as well as we can .. ***Here are my answersr. to IVlosqui to Trivia. 1; Not long enough. 2; Not far enough .. 3; Something that should of happened much sooner. The real answers later .. ***Hefreshments for the monthly meetings will be taken care of by Sue Bunn and Helen Schave .. Thanks to you both! A job only a few great people have taken upon :thenlselves.- and lived! ***Jim mould write my last name 100 times to learn the correct spellL'1g, FRISCH .. Jim, after all these yearsl***(EditorRs Note: ]l r isch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch }i'risch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch li'r.t..sch Frisch Frisch ]!'r isch Frisch }i'risch Frisch Frisch Friseh Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch ]'risch :Frisch Frisch Frisch }I'risch Frisch J1'risch ]l:r;isch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch }I'risch E'risch Frisch }lrisch Frisch Frisch }I'risch Frisch Frisch Frisch F-risch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch }Tisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch F'risch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch :Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch }'risch Frisch :Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Frisch Ii'risch E'risch Frisch F'risch Erisch)*** postage goes up soon and I doubt if their service will improve. They have lost a couple of "All in a Day~s \\lork" tee shirts, the Delawa.re Herp Society donation for the White Snake ~le and one of my Christmas presents never has shown up, oh well! ***1 judge the White Snake Sale was a fantastic success, $533.29! Great eh? It was worth all the time, work and trouble. I think the present Board members wouldn't mind onB next year. I'm sure it will run just as well. Thanks MRS members and Board members for your cooperation, your participation and your patience. Also thanks for all your generosity in donations and bids .. ***Thanks Bruce, for staying with the ship even in the last hour, your trust was helpful."***Thanks Sally and lmn, our two pillars.***Thanks Brint, Bill and Sue for sorting the bids.***Thanks pam for your art work.***Thanks Bruce C. for all those mice.***Thanks Barney G.. for your photos.***Thanks Sarina for your dough critters.***Thanks Nancy' H. for your wood sculpture .. ***-~?anks Dr3.n K.. for the 10 gallon tank and cover. ~-**Thanks to everyone 1

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I missed .. I did not have a chance to see everything people donated .. A job well done!***/fuswers to the I"linnesota fl'rivia Tour .. 1: 2 weeks .. 2: 1 mile .. 3: die,,*** Mayall your tails be wagging.

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Along with the fantastically successful "Great ~ihi te '=.>Dake uale lt t we also had a very informative program at the February meeting .. \.]e also had an attendance of 62, despite the cold weather! Dave Hoppe of the University of Ninnesota, Morris, gave a talk on "Color Variation in l'-'linnesota Amphibians" which \-Jas illustrated with some great color slides. Dave is interested in any live color or pattern vuriant of Minnesota herp. The must be alive, as the colors fade in preservative .. If you run across any, or have any, give him a call .. He would be grateful! Thanks to Dave for a good program! xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.:x:xxxxxX.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxx

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The Use of the U.S. General Land Survey (Township/Range) System by J olm I'1oriarty

The township/range system was established in the late 1800's to map the then sparsely settled areas of the U.S. Nowadays it is a useful tool in helping pinpoint a spot on the map. IvIost maps have the township and range grid overlayed 'on the area depicted. U.S.G.S. 7.5' topo maps and county maps have the sections included in theircgrid systems. The townships are numbered south to narth and the ranges are east to west. One township (i.e. T101N R40W) is 36 square miles and in name. Within a township is 36 sections (Figure 1.), each mile (640 acres). So by knowing the township and section with the county, you can get within a mi.le of a specific

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Each section can then be split into quarters or halfs (Figure 2.), which can be resplit several times. The use of other fractions for splitting is discouraged. The splitting of sections allows one to get as exact a locality as wanted, normally within 10 or 40 acres. The quarter system is written so that the smallest quarter is first, i. e. swi- Nwi NWt (figure 2.), means the southwest quarter, of', the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter. ~his is an area of 10 acres. The DNR green meets for animal records prefer localities that are at least to the section. The use of this system in Phenological Phinds helps make those records more valuable and useful in the future.

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"Critter of the Month" While we had no official "critter" for the J:i1ebruary meeting, we did have some examples of polymorphism in snakes brought by Bruce Delles and Fran Frisch. The examples were: California Kingsnake (IJampropeltis getulus californiae) Gray Banded KiDgsnake (Lampropeltis mexicana alterna) Durango Kingsnake (IJampropel tis mexicana greeri) The California Kingsnake has long been known as a polymorphic subspecies, while the polymorphism in the Gray Banded Kingsnake has only been described since 1970. If you are interested, look up "Polymorphism in the mexicana Complex of Kingsnakes, with Notes on IJ.'heir Natural History" by ~rnest C.. r:Canzer . . This appeared in Herpetologica, Vol .. 26, No .. 4, pp .. 419-428, December, 1970 . It's an interesting paper.. Thanks to Bruce and F'ran for bringing their "polys" for us to see! xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

"Help A Hapless Herp" We had 2 animals in need of a happy home at the February meeting .. They were both Tiger ~alamanders, and both found homes .. As of yet, there is nothing lined up for the 11,1Iarch meeting, but there are several possibilities in the works . . Who kno-ws? xxxxxxx.xxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Herp Hints John Moriarty commented on a Three Toed Box Turtle (Terrapene c .. triunguis) that he had acquired with a severe respiratory infection .. Treatment with Tylosin at a dosage of 6mg/pound for 5 days cleared it right up. Joel Eidbo mentioned a Corn Snake (Elaphe g. guttata) with a spinal deformity .. The snake is now 20" long and had seemed fine as a hatchling .. Bruce Delles mentioned a Grey B<:.Lnded Kingsnake (II .. m.. alterna) that had died and shown deformity .. Dan Keyler thought the problem could be a calcium imbalance .. He suggested vitamins with lots of liquids. Ann porwoll then brought up a female Common Boa (Boa c .. constrictor) that she had from the MRS adoption program (this was one of our first adoptees) that she had tried to breed with no luck last year .. This year it bred, but not as a female! Probing is not always 100% accurate, and is only as accurate as the prober! Brint 0pencer related that the Burnsville Animal~~Clinic was willing to run fecal samples for a mere $3 .. 00 each. Pat Encinosa stated that he had dealt with them and had found them to be quite open and willing to work with you and listen. Del Jones then told about a call from DNR that was sent to him .. It seems a gentleman (?) had a problem with Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sp.) in his toilet bowel. His solution was to pour 98% sulfuric acid down the toilet .. Del commented that any phenol compound asuch as Lysol might work. Larry Yank expressed concern that a Corn Snake (E. g. guttata) that he as hibernating at 45-55 degrees had passed a small fecal. He was worried that he had not let it "clean out" completely before he put it into hibernation. The general feeling was that this sb~uldn't be trouble. It is true that if a snake still has a meal in it, it can die. Jim Gerholdt had lost a Red Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus r. ruber) this way last year. So be sure your snakes are "clean"! In Larry's case, the snake was apparently all right, and had just passed a little residue. Joe Matzke brought up a problem he had with Prairie Skinks (Eumeces septentrionalis). He had set up a tank with 5, and they seemed to be doing fine, when 4 of them died. He had noted a dark color on the belly on the dead skinks, but this was thought to be the normal discolor-

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Refreshments '11he refreshments at the Februa.ry meeting were supplied by Sue Bunn. Thanks to Sue from MHS! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx

Library Recently added to the NBS I,ibrary was the following: Final Report. A Survey of mnphibians and Reptiles in the Nissouri River Drainage of Southwestern Minnesota by John Moriarty in conjunction with MRS. This copy is complete with slides of the field trtps and specimens. Because of the increased useage of the Librar,w, it was decided by the MBS Board that a limit of 2 books only would be set beginning with the March meeting .. This means that you can only have 2 books out at one time, and so if you forget them, you cannot check out any more until you bring them back. We hope this will help with the availibility of some of the more popular items. xxxx:x xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxx.x:

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The Official List of Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern Plants and Animals in lVlinnesota appeared in the Sept./Oct .. issue of Volunteer magazine. It is also available from: TIepartment of Natural Hesources Section of Wildlife Box 7 Centennial Building st .. Paul,}lli 55155 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxxxxxxxxxxx.x:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Some of our upcoming programs really sound good.. F'or April, we have fun Keyler and a presentation on snakebite .. As he has before, Dan will illustrate this talk with some very gross slides. Snakebite is not pretty! The "Critter of the Month" will be toxic herps .. By this we mean sublethal herps that can cause pain and irritation .. Brint 0pencer will be coordinating this. If you have questions, or'want to bring a critter, please check with him .. Ther1ay meeting will be the DNR Slide/tape program on Frogs and r:L'cads of Minnesota. '1'he "cri tter" will bet strangely enough, frogs and toads .. We also hope to have a surprise addition to this program .. Nore on this later. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX路~XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxxxxx.x:XXXXXXXXxx

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Some Concerns About Collecting Collecting ones own reptiles or amphibians is fun and educational. It gives a person a chance to see the animal in its natural habitat, so that when the specimen is added to a collection the keeper can adapt the cage to fit the habitat. It is also an inexpensive way to get started keeping herps. When collecting, one should take only animals that are needed and can be cared for properly; there is no good reason to collect an animal that you know you don't have room for. When collecting, the natural habitats should be distubbed as little as possible. When you flip a rock or board make sure to leave it the way it was found. There are many animals besides herps that are dependentc,on that habitat. The areas where collecting should not take place are those areas set aside to preserve habitats .. In Minnesota these areas include: state Parks, Scientific and Natural Areas, Nature Conservancy Preser~es and various other research areas .. If one doesn't know what the rules are for their collecting. site, they should find out. Some good collecting sites are Wildlife Management areas and most country parks. When collecting, one should. make sure they know what species are being taken; several species are listed as rare in Minnesota. These species may be listed due to a limited range or declines in population .. If one is uncertain of an animal's status, don't collect it. There are many states that restrict the taking of some species and the collecting in particular areas. There are laws and fines that accompany these off-limit species and areas. So when collecting make sure you know where you are and what you are looking for. If not, the laws will probably be made stricter due to carelessness or down right unlawful and unethical practices by us, the collectors. John Moriarty xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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REPTILli;S OF MINNESGT A

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Black Rat Snake (Elaphe o. obsoleta) Description - The Black Rat Snake is a large, medium bodied snake. The adult size ranges from 42" to 72", with the record size being 101". The young may measure 11" to 16" at hatching. The adult is a plain shiny black with DalLnt b:l3otnhe-s 2:!:nd mark.,.. 9f yellow or white. The ventral surface is grey or brown with some white or yellowish diffusion. The chin and throat are white or cream. The hatchlings have a pattern of dark blotches on a light grey ground color. This pattern fades out as the snake matures. The scales are weakly keeled and the anal plate is divided. Range - In Minnesota this snake is known only from the counties of Houston, Winona and Olmsted. Habitat - This is a woodland snake that prefers moist forests and forest edges in the summer months and rocky outcrops or bluffs in the fall and spring. The few records from Minnesota have all been from the tops and backsides of wooded bluffs. Babits - The Black Rat Snake is an arboreal species and may be found high up in trees where they retreat to holes when threatened. ~hey are diurn~l and will often freeze when in danger, followed by a coiling and striking behavior. The tail may also be vibrated. Food - Many food items have been recorded for this species, with mammals, bird's eggs and nestling b~rds making up the bulk of it. Specific items include rabbits, deer mice, house mice, voles, rats, gray squirrels and red squirrels, opossums, and~weasels. The young may eat tree frogs and lizards. The prey is constricted. Breeding - This is an egg laying snake (oviparous). There may be from 6 to 22 eggs in a clutch. The eggs are laid in late July, often in rotting wood. Hatching occurs in late September or early October. The eggs measure approximately 22mm x 44mm. Communal nesting is recorded for this species, with one record of 76 eggs in a nest from Indiana. status ecial Concern - More information is needed on this species in the state of Minnesota. Al sightings should be reported to DNR or MHS and collecting should be discouraged. References: Breckenridge, W. J. 1944. Reptiles and Amphibians of Minnesota. Conant, Roger 1975. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central NA Lang, Jeffrey W. 1983. The Reptiles and Amph~ians of Minnesota. Distribution Maps, etc. Vogt, Richard C. 1981. Natural History of Amphibians and Reptiles in Wisconsin .. xxxxx..x;xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 9


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Angelis Babudro 10684 Terrace Road NE rlIinneapolis, I~1N 55434 612-755-5239 New Jvlember

Vicki Smestad 2800 Hillsboro Avenue New Hope, MN 55427 6"12-541-94 1 7 New Member

Jeffrey L., Gail IvI .. , Daniel, and Benjamin Francis 505 Derby street Chattanooga, TN 37404 New Members

Dean Bowman 5308 82nd Avenue N Brooklyn Park, JVl,N 55443 612-561-7842 New Member

Kitt, Kimberly, and Jeremy Taft 2130 14th street NW #5 New Brighton, I''IN 55112 612-636-7827 New Members

Craig Scott Aberle 5196 }t'ern Drive Loretto, NN 55357 612-479-2194 New Member

Dennis and Rita Desmond 101 Morningside Drive Clarksville, TN 37042 615-552-7513 New Members

Scott and Don Lund Nary Krantz FeCi .. Box 302 Stillwater, IvIN 55082 612-770-0615 Correction

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Breeding Notes Breedings from February AAZPA Newsletter Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson) 2 Reticulated Gila I"ionster 1 Spiny Chuckwalla 4 Desert Tortoise }\'lesker Park Zoo

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25 Boa Constrictor Frankfurt Zoo (Germany) 16 Red Rat Snake 6 Green Spiny Lizard 1 Ornate Box Turtle

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Gladys Porter Zoo (Brownsville) 6 Coahuilan Box Turtle Zurich Zoo (Switzerland) 2 Siebenrock's Turtle 4 Red Legged Tortoise 2 Leopard Gecko Oklahoma City Zoo 1 Green and Black Arrow Poison Frog 2 Leopard Gecko 4 Reticulated Gila Monster 6 Honduran Milk Snake

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FRESH FROZEN PINKIES and FUZZIES-$3 .. 00 per dozen. FIRESH J.i'ROZEN RA'l'&-JUMBO SIZE-$1.50 .. FRESH FROZEN RAT PUPS-$3.00 per dozen. Remember, if you want rats or mice, they are available by reservation only .. You MUST place your." order wi th Bruce or Connie at 593-0298 no later than 7: 00 PlVJ. on Thursday 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, and please bring your own bag or container! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxXx WANTED: Female Red Footed r.I'ortoise (Geochelone carbonaria). Also

all types" of for preservation and placement in the Bell Museum of Natural History collection. Contact John Moriarty at 612-781-6732. dead~herps

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WELCOME -- JOHN LAMEDICA} PRESIDENT - DELAWARE HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY

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ABOUT TURTLE TRUST -- RICHARD CARY PAULL} TRUSTEE} TURTLE TRUST

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BREEDING ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLES AT THE TULSA} OKLAHOMA ZOO -- RUSTY GRIMPE} CURATOR OF HERPETOLOGY} TULSA ZOO

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NATIVE FRESHWATER AND LAND TURTLES OF DELAWARE JIM WHITEJ VICE-PRESIDENT - DELAWARE HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY . 10:00 A.M.

BREAK (COFFEE AND DONUTS) THE BOG TURTLE -- RUDOLPH STOCKTON STATE COLLEGE

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G. ARNDTJ PROFESSOR}

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CARE AND BREEDING OF BOX TURTLES -- SUSAN MOREAU} TREASURER - DELAWARE HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY AND "HOT LINE" AUTHORITY FOR TURTLE TRUST (LUNCH PROVIDED) ADVANCEMENTS IN CARE OF ASIAN LAND TURTLES RICHARD D. BARTLETT} DIRECTOR - THE REPTILIAN BREEDING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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11:15 A.M. 12:00 NOON 1.30 P.M. 2:15 P.M. 3:00 P.M.

WOOD 'TURTLES -- RAYMOND FARRELL IN RMAL DISCUSSION AND VIEWING OF TURTLES

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( ELAWARE HAS RESTRICTIONS ONLY ON SEA TURTLES THE DIAMONDBACK TERRAPIN). WITH THE OWNER'S PERMISSION; TURTLES BROUGHT WILL BE SHOWN TO THE ASSEMBLY AND DISCUSSED. AND

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PLEASE ENCLOSE PAYMENT WITH APPLICATION. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO MINNESOTA HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY. MEMBERSHIP IS FOR. 12 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF JOINING. YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD BY RETURN MAIL A RECEIPT WILL BE SENT ONLY UPON fttw'!,""UlIiJiJI

Vol. 5 (1985), No. 2  

Minnesota Herpetological Society Newsletter

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