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OTA OLOGICAL SOCIETY FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER MARCH MEEI'ING

Friday, March 4, 1988 7:00 PM Roam 335, Borlaug Hall St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota

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The Annual M.R. S. Elections will be held at the March 4 meeting. Anyone who 'WOuld still want to run for an office can still be n~nated fram the floor at the meeting. Merribers can also do "write in" votes on their ballots when placing your votes. Please pick up your voting ballot at the same time you pick up your name tags When you come to the meeting. You must have a current menibership to vote. Please roark an "X" in the box to the right of the name of the person you would like to be elected, or you can write in a persons name and mark an "X" to the right in the l:ox. A. sarrple ballot appears later in this newsletter. Ballots will be collected before our program begins. We will announce winners after the break period. All ballots will be held for one nonth in case of are-count. We will also have a slide program about the DNR' s new County Biological Survey presented by John Moriarty at the r."larch meeting. The survey is designed to locate and evaluate the remaining natural areas and rare animal and plant habitats. John will highlight the herp portion of the survey. The "Critter of the Month" will be your favorite herp. We always have a great turn-out for this one, so look your critters over and pick Which one you'll bring to this nonths meeting. Anyone planning to bring a VENCM)US herp must contact Bruce Delles at 593-0298 before bringing the animal. Your August newsletter has same ideas to help present your herpo LATIN AMERICA LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT PROJECI'

Latin American Scientists are hampered by the absence in their countries of scientific journals and texts. The Nature Conservancy is seeking donations of HERPETOLCGlCA, COPEIA, J. OF HERPETOLCX;Y, or other scientific texts. Contact John Moriarty (612) 647-1334 if you have back-issues, etc to donate.

SNAKEBITE EMERGENCY Minnesota Poison Control System 221-2113 (outstate) 1-800-222-1222 Hennepin Regional Poison Center (612) 347-3141

BELL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 10 CHURCH STREET S.E.

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NarES ON 'IRE FEBRUARY MEETING Seventy-three merribers attended the February meeting. The Fourth Annual M.H.S. White Snake Sale took in a grand total of $491.55. While this was less than what was raised last year, our treasurer had no canplaints.. A gigantesque "THANKS! .. goes out to everyone who brought the 170 treasures we had to purchase. A special thanks to Connie & Bruce Delles, Aaron Hampton, Nancy.& Bruce Haig, Jo Ann James, Del Jones, Ruth & John Meltzer, John Moriarty, and the five merribers I commissioned to run items to the baCk of the roam and restoCk tables during the sale. I also wish to thank all the merribers who dug into their poCkets and checklx>oks to purchase the items, and for your forbearance while waiting for your name to be called when we finally found your i terns and totaled your bill. I t takes a lot of work on everyones part to pull this event off, and every year we do great 1 If you missed this years Sale, we hope to see you next year! REFRESHMENTS

The refreshments for the February meeting were supplied by Ruth Meltzer and the last of the goodies left fran our Christnas Banquet. They sure went quiCk this month. Thanks Ruth! REFRESHMENT CDMMITrEE NOI'ICE

Helen Schave has decided to relinquish the duties of Refreshment Camri..ttee Chairperson due to conflicts in her schedule. The new Chairperson will be Ruth Meltzer. Just because we have a new Chairperson for this Canmittee does not mean that person is responsible for supplying the refreshments. Please help our new Chairperson by volunteering to bring refreshments to one of our monthly rreetings. Contact Ruth at 780-8561, or sign-up at next months meeting. We don't have refreshments unless someone volunteers to bring them. Thanks Helen for all your past time and efforts on the Refreshment Conmi ttee. did a GREAT job!!

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M.H.S. COMMITTEES ADOPI'ION cx)~I'ITEE - Fred Bosmani LIBRARY COl+1I'ITEE - Nancy Haigi REFRESHMENT COMMITTEE - Ruth Meltzer; RODENT COMMITTEE - Bruce Dellesi ELECI'ION OOMMI'ITEE Liz Bosrrani WHI'IE PAGES COMMI'ITEE - Del Jones If you have any questions regarding these com:nittees, or if you wish to help out on any of them, please contact the Chairperson listed. vle C'.an always use your help! HELP A HAPLESS HERP

The Adoption Camni ttee is lociking for a home for a. Corrmon Green Iguana at the March meeting. The Iguana is approx. three years old, and is believed to be a male. Anyone interested in giving this hapless herp a home should attend the March meeting.

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ELECI'IOO INFO

There is still time to put your name on the ballot for an office of your choice. Below is the list of nominees received to date, and a sample copy of what t.he ballot.s will look like at the March meeting. This # indicates the nominee is currently holding the office: liltS ELECT 1011 BALLOT PRESID~~ # Ann P O r W o l l p=re~sj~da~nt~:----~-~-P-OR-W-OL-L~----~ VICE-PRESIDENT # John Moriarty JOHN !10RIARTY SECRF.I'ARY .# Kate Anderson TRFASURER Connie Delles KATE ANDERSON Del Jones NEWSLEITER EDI'IOR Jo Anne Wetherell-Moriarty :lELLES MEMBER-AT-LARGE Dean Bowman /liilLifGr"1rE'"'"aj""tdr.'f :"...... ex...... ·,'I.... ' ..... rn...... 'E"""s------::'dtJIf"(Vote for four) # Bruce Delles 10A.'1NE Bruce Haig. # Aaron Hanpton AARON HAliPTON ! l-..:.::=.:::..=:....--ti # John Meltzer ,:R1S 1.1{ORSON i:,-I: Cris Thorson IlEA.OJ BOWMAlf !lRUCE IlELLSS CO~IS

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BELL MUSEUM SNAKE EXHIBIT Bell Museum will be presenting an exhibit on Minnesota Snakes from March 12 to 20. M.H.S. will be providing some of the snakes for the exhibit. We will need a western hognose, bull snake , black ratsnake, green snake, and garter snake. The Bell would also like one large python or boa. The Museum will provide cages. The snakes will be at the Museum for one week. M.H.S. will also have a Hands-On display in conjunction with the exhibit on t-1arch 19. Volunteers are needed. Interested members should . contact John Moriarty at 624-7521 or 647-1334 to loan snakes or to volunteer for the Hands-On. The

TROPICAL FOF.EsrS - 'mE MINNESOI'A. cc:NNECTICN A day long conference on Tropical forest ecology, preservation and econanic policy will be held at. the Bell Museum on 5 March 1988. The conference will highlight the re lationships between Minnesota and the tropics. The keynot.e speaker will be Donald Perry who studied the plants and animals of the rain forest treetops using a rope web to travel from tree to tree. The cost is $18, including a tropical derived lunch. There is a $5 discount- to Museum and Zoo Members. For additional info and registration materials contact Jan BeCker at 626-1358, or the Bell Museum at 624-1852. M.H.S. OFFICERS PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER NEWSLEI'I'ER EDI'IOR lYlEMBER-AT-LARGE MEMBER-AT-IARGE MEMBER-AT-lARGE MEMBER-AT-IARGF.

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John Moriarty Kate Anderson Bruce Haig Tan Sciullitz Fred Bosrran Bruce Delles Aaron Harrpton John Mel t.zer

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1987 Financial Sunnary

INCOME: Memberships Library Fines Rodent Sales Refreshment Contributions T-Shirt Sales Buttons, Decals, Donations Monthly Raffle Range Map Sales Christmas Banquet Presentation Drawing Raffle Whit.e Snake Sale S~Book Purchase Reirribursement Miscellaneous

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66.50 516.00 79.75 622.35 330.25 34;75 $7301.04

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Newsletter: Printing Postage Total Newsletter Other Printing f< Posta.ge. Program Expenses Book Purchases Supplies Rodents: Purchases Mileage Total Rodent.s Refreshment Purchases Christmas Banquet Presentation Print Expenses State Fair EXhibit Nev..r T-Shi.rt Purchases Donat.ions SSAR BoOk Pl~chases Miscellaneous TOI~

1389.104 972 .. 75 2361.79 710.32 675.50 181.47 . 401.41 201.00 99.00 300.00 181.06 708.00 277.30 141.38 238.59 75.00 330.25 312.94 6895.01

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Changes In Financial Position Yea.r Ending 12/31/87 Ca.sh, January 1, 1987 Gross Income for 1987 Total Expendi.ture 1987 Net Increase 1987 Cash,

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DOIGE NA'l"'lJFE CENTER HANDS-ON ~.,

The THO~S IHVINE DOOOE NATCRE CENTER has again asked for M. H. S. to do a hands-on at their center. They would like to have volunteers appear March 12 (Saturday), from 10:00 ~..M to 12:00 noon. The maps on this page shovl how to get to the Nature Center, and where we will be working. Please check your schedules I and sign-up at the March meeting to help with this hands-on. Talk to Aaron Hampton (Chairperson for Hands-on) at the meeting as to what herps they would like us to bring.

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Her DownUnder Un A Tour • Australian Herpetology Symposium Queensland Museum, Brisbane August 17·26 Hear papers on the most current herpetology research in Australia. Opportunities to visit World Expo 88 too. (Tour includes Brisbane lodging and symposium registration. Meals and other expenses not included.)

• Swain Reefs Great Barrier Reef August'27 .. September 2 Live aboard dive boat Sea Reef, dive or snorkel, and assist in field research on sea snakes: tag/release, venom collection, and underwater observation. STRICT SAFETY PROTOCOLS: No one is expected to handle sea snakes. (Tour includes round trip bus: Brisbane/ Gladstone; shared accomodations and all meals aboard Sea Reef; weights and tanks for certified divers.)

• Heron Island Research Station Great Barrier Reef September 2 .. 9 In a laboratory on a coral cay observe captive sea snakes, compare Elapid and sea snake venoms, examine envenomation effects on prey. (Tour includes shared accomodations at Heron Island Research Station, all meals, return launch to Gladstone. Participants will share some kitchen chores, but no cooking.)

• York Peninsula September 10 .. 17 An optional extension, still in planning - an excursion into rainforest wilderness in northern Queensland to observe a wide variety of Australian herps and other wildlife. (Not included in total tour cost below.)

Total Tour Cost: $2330 (Subject to airfare and exchange rate changes.) Tour includes roundtrip airfare Los Angeles/Brisbane. Departure is August 14, return September 11 (for those not on York Peninsula extension). Participants can extend stay in Australia for 2 months for additional $50.00. Tour is limited to 14 participants. Reservations require $230.00 deposit/person due April 15. Deposits will be refunded if tour is cancelled. Payment schedule is forthcoming. Participants will be expected to sign a liability waiver and to carry adequate health insurance. Reply to: Allen Photographics Inc., 420 North 5th Street #825, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (612) 333-3635

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ZOO 'ill pur POISONOUS SNAKES IN SAFER GlASS DISPIAY CASES taken from St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch, 2/19/88 3B by Michele Cook - sta.ff writer Several poisonous snakes removed from display at the Minnesota ZOO because of a concern for the safety of visitors and animal keepers soon will be back on display in safer holding pens, zoo officials said Thursday. The state-owned zoo in Apple Va.lley will renovate a display case for timber rattlesnakes, replacing viewing windows with stronger glass and adjusting pens to make working .. condi tions safer for keepers. Renovation costs are expected to be less than $5,000 and the exhibi t should be open i.n six weeks, said Ron Tilson, director of biological programs. Four species of poisonous snakes were renoved from exhibi t in January when the zoo's new' curator who oversees the snakes, Kathy Latinen, said the displays were unsafe and should be renovated. The zoo built the exhibits three years ago. "They always have been unsafe, it just has never been dealt with," Tilson said. The greatest danger to vistors was that someone could easily break the glass display case, and unleash the snakes in the tropics building and on the Minnesota Trail. Tilson said the zoo gave its king cobras and Russell's vipers to a South Dakota reptile show and the Milwaukee zoo, but has retained two timber rattlesnakes and four Wagler路' s vipers. Latinen said a decision has not yet been made on whether to put the vipers back on display, but she told the zoo's board of directors Thursday that her aim is to enlarge the zoo's snake collection. Zco officials also said Thursda.y that visitor attendance and gate receipts did not meet January projections. Attendance has been down every month but one since April, when the zoo closed its popular beluga whale exhibit. Zoo Director Kathryn Roberts sent the belugas to San Diego's Sea World - despite protests from her sta.ff - because she said the male beluga was suffering from a bone disease that could be better treated at Sea World. A zoo conmittee is studying whether to revive the exhibit, and on Wednesday, conmittee members said their preference is to build a new whale tank. The zoo OOard is expected to decide the exhibit's fa.te this sunmer. FROM THE BOARD The removal of poisonous snakes from display at the Minn. Zoo was discussed at the February Board meeting. Prior to the above article, it was unclear what the zoos intentions were regarding their reptile displays. It was decided that the president of M.B.S. would write a letter to the zoo requesting information on their intention. We will try to inform M.B. S. members as soon as we have rrore news on this matter.

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COMMON PARASITICIDE DOSAGES FOR CAPTIVE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES By Dr. Richard S. Fupk, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

This list is not meant to be complete. It serves to provide a list of agents commonly used to -treat parasites, in conjuction with The Third Annual Midwestern Herpetological Conference, October 16-17, 1987, in Des Mdanes, Iowa.

ABBREVIATIONS:

BID 1M KG MG MeG PO SID

twice daily (every 12 hours) intramuscularly kilograms (1000 grams, or 2.2 pounds) milligrams (1 mg =: 0.001 gram) micrograms (1 mcg: 0.000001 gram) per os; orally once daily

AMPHIBIANS Cestodes

Niclosamide B unami dine

Nematodes

Levamisole Thiabendazole Mebendazole Piperazine

150 mg/kg PO; repeat in 2 weeks 50 mg/kg PO; repeat in 2 weeks 10 mg/kg intraperitoneally; repeat in 2 weeks; for lung worms 50 mg/kg PO; repeat in 2 weeks 20 mg/kg PO; repeat in 2 weeks 50 mg/kg PO; repeat in 2 weeks

REPTILES Amebiasis and Trichomoniasis

Metronidazole Dimetridazole

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60-150 mg/kg PO; repeat in 2 weeks 100 mg/kg PO and repeat in 2 weeks, or 20 mg/kg SID for 10 days; soon being taken off the market. 25 mg/kg SID for 1 week 30 mg/kg SID or 15 mg/kg BID for 1 week .. 3.5-7.0 mg/kg IM; repeat in 2 weeks 50 mg/kg POi repeat in 2 weeks 150 mg/kg PO; repeat in 2 weeks 200 mcg/kg 1M; repeat in 2 weeks 10 mg/kg IP; repeat in 2 weeks 50 mg/kg po; repeat in 2 weeks 20-25 mg/kg PO; repeat in 2 weeks 40 mg/kg POi repeat in 2 weeks


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(Shinisaurus crooodiurus) by John C. Meltzer In keeping with the theme of a previous rronths meeting I "Herps from the Far East II , this paper is on ny experiences with and techniques of caring for the Chinese Crocodile Lizard. My two lizards were obtained as wild caught

adul ts . They are approximately 12 inches in length including their tails. The rrale exhibits sexual dirrorphism in being brilliantly colored with red and orange. These lizards are housed together in a twenty gallon aquarium with newspaper as a substrate. Branches are provided and they occasionally bask. I keep the aquarium dry, but the lizards are given a large v,,'ater dish and spend' much of their time soaking. A vitalight is used twelve hours ea.ch day. The aquarium is kept at 75 ~ 80 degrees during the day, and cooled to 70 degrees at night. They seem to prefer it cooler and have avoided heated areas when they were provided. It appears to be irrportant not to overheat these lizards and yet allow them to thermoregulate.

I feed the crocodile lizards twice a week. They are equally fond of minnows, earthwonns, crickets and baby white mice. A variety diet is important. I have t.O watch them when they I re fed minnows as they go into a feeding frenzy and could hurt each other. No special steps have been taken to induce breeding~ yet for the pa.st couple of months, much breeding behavior has been observed. The male displa.ys with brighter colors, head bobbing, and body thrashing. Mating usually occurs in the water. It's too early to tell if the female is gravid, but 11m hoping for success in this area. There isn't much written on captive care and propagation 6f Chinese Crocodile Lizards as they are recent irrports. I ve had mine for six months and they appear to have adapted well and are thri ving. I I ve experimented with them and have found that a large clean dish of water, moderate temperatures, and a variety of food items with vit~n supplementation appear to be keys in keeping these curious lizards alive and healthy . I

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Caribined Annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Arrphibians and Reptiles, The Herpetologists I League, Early Life History Section of the AFS, The American Elasmobranch Society, with the American Society of Icthyologists and Herpetologists THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN,

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CALL FOR EXHIBI'IDRS The combined meeting of these five organizations is expected to attract 1,000 attendees, including biologists, college professors, zoo and museum personnel, state and federal wildlife officials, graduate stUdents in biology, ecology and conservation, and serious lay persons wi th interests in fish, anphibians, and reptilesQ An inportant part of this meeting is the exhibits. Ichthyologically and herpetologically oriented products, books, biological and research supplies, collecting and animal housing equipment, photographic supplies, veterinary products, travel services, art, crafts and tee-shirts with animal themes-especially fishes, amphibians, and reptiles - have been popular in the past.

The exhibits will be held in the Ballroom of the Michigan League. Many other conference activi ties will be held in the Michigan League, and the Ballroom will also be the location for coffee break refreshments.. Tables ( 48 11 x路 3( 11 ) are available at $100.00 each.. Electrical hook-Ups are available at a small additional fee. Please use the exhibitor registration form on follot\7ing page to reserve space. The registration form, along with payment, should be sent to: The Universi ty of Michigan Extension Service Department of Conferences & Institutes 200 Hill Street Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-3297 Another highlight of the meetings, an auction, will be held the evening of June 26 .. Books, arts and crafts, and rrany other i terns will be auctioned to raise funds for the support of the meetings and the societies. This is a most popular event at the annual meetings and the exhibi tors nay, if they wish, donate materials to the auction rather than have them returned by collect sp.ipment.. Acknowledgement will be made for all donations.

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EXHIBIrOR REGISTRATION FORM

Combined Annual Meeting of the Society for the study of Amphibians and Reptiles, The Herpetologists' League, Early Life History section of the AFS, The American Elasmobranch Society, with the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists June 23-28, 1988

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8:00-9:00: Check-in for preregistrants, speakers, and late registrants. Check in and all sessions held at Reitz Union Auditorium, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. !Mk§Jm~lTil@ @@~@ITil: 9:00-11 :45 Wild Herp Population-Human Interaction: Collection, Harvest, and Management

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Dr. Walter Auffenberg, Curator of Herpetology, Florida State Museum "Professional Reptile Collectors of Southeast Asia" AI Redmon~/Captive Herp Breeder, Dawson, Georgia "Reflections of a Georgia Herp Collector Turned Captive Breeder" Joan Diemer, Biologist, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission "Status and Management of the Gopher Tortoise In Florida" Allan Woodward, Biologist, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission "Effects of Sustained Yield Harvests on American Alligator Populations" Dr. Robert Mount, Professor of Zoology emeritus, Auburn University "Implications of Exploiting Southeastern U.S. Amphibians and Reptiles" ~fl'li@l]'[Fu@@1Til ~©'~tlw~~~@©: ~~~@ITil~

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Outdoor Enclosures for Breeding and Exhibiting Amphibians and Reptiles Fred Antonio, Santa Fe Community College Teaching Zoo, Moderator II. 3:15-5:15 The Herpetolglcal Education of Legislators, Bureaucrats, Media and the Schools-Creating Educated Policy Speakers include Susan Cerulean, Director, Florida Nongame Wildlife Program; Wayne Hill, Central Florida Herpetological Society; and a yet to be determined zoo-museum representative. Ray Ashton. Massachusetts AIJrilJbon 8()t.:iet~.r, ~}~C~:-Cl.!G:" ~~~IFu©@[ji) &~~ufrJ©~~W8©ufu~[}U©[p.:~

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Workshop for Young Herpetologists (Florida State Museum Classroom-See Note on Back) Led by Patricia Ashton, Morningside Nature Center, Gainesville. Florida, and assisted by Chris Schleh, Busch Gardens. st. Petersburg, Florida. Co-Sponsored by The City of Gainesville. Department of Cultural and Nature Operations. Concurrent Conference Activities: Posters, Herpetological Information and Concessions Evening: 6:15 Beef and Chicken Barbeque, Auction, and Audiovisuals at the Florida State Museum

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Notes: 1. Participants in the afternoon macrophotography workshop are urged to bring a favorite nonpoisonous herp or two (anytime after 8:00 a.m.), securely and appropriately caged, to Rooms 361-3 in Reitz Union for others to photograph. 2. Two workshops for young herpetologists and their parents will be held, at 1 :00 and 3:00. Youngsters are encouraged to bring their pet herps to discuss proper care and maintenance. Children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult. An adult must register each youngster at the registration desk outside Reitz Union Auditorium before the workshop. Registration is limited.

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MARILYN WHETZEL, DEPARTMENT OF INTERPRETATION, FLORIDA STATE MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA 32611

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M• H. S • LIBRARY COMMITI'EE: , , '

The M.R. S. Library cabinet has been in need of repair for some t.llr.e. Nancy Raig and Ka.te ~nderson took on the task of rebuilding the bottom and installing new cast.ers. tv"lOst of their work took place during the February meeting during the White Snake Sale. Nancy and Ka.te will be finishing the repairs during the first part of the March meeting, so the library will be available during break time. Please drop off any books due, but do not try to check out books until their work is finished. KILLING TURTLES 'ill SAVE THEM

taken from GRFENPEACE: Vol 13, #1 Jan-Feb 1988 pg 6 In

their search for a way to safely blow up and thus rerrove obsolete oil rigs, the

u. S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the oil industry have run a foul of u.S. aniwal protection laws and the Gulf of Mexico's dwindling population of Sea Turtles (Greenpeace, Jan. 1987). NMFS' latest plan - setting underwater explosives near tethered turtles to see haw they fare - was not well-received b¥ environmentalists, who helped scuttle the project last October. "It would have been a travesty for rrore endangered turtles to be subjected to these explosions than alrea.dy are, II said Greenpeace' s marine habitat policy coordinator Lynn Davidson. NMFS has promised to "rethink" the pro:posal.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SEA TURTLE TABBING AT THE GREEN TURTLE RESEARCH STATION TORTUGUERO. COSTA RICA路

Eight day trip departures--July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, l3~ 20, 27, and September 3 All inclusive from Miami $1148 Fifteen day trip departures--July 2, 16, 30, August 13, and 20 and September 3. All inclusive (rom Miami $1488

Volunteers are sought to work .with the research team of the Car ibbeanConservation Corporation. .. in the 30 year old tagging project at Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Massachusetts Audubon Soci~ty is coordinating travel volunteerse For more information contact: Ray E. Ashton, Jr. Travel Department Massachusetts Audubon Society Lincoln, M~ssachusetts 01773 (617)259-9500 (904)332-5345

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CLAsSIFIEDS EDI'IOR IS NarE': Please send all newsletter articles and classified ads to: Tom Schrni:tz, 850 W. Iv"J.nriehaha, St. Paul, MN. 55104, Attn: MRS Editor. Co not send art.icles or ads to the MRS address. The deadline for all Newsletter i terns is the 15th of the nonth! All Classified ads are run in the MRS Nevvsletter as a free service to the membership. No paid ads are accepted from non-members. No ads will be run for venonous species. While MRS will not run ads for known sick or illegal animals, we accept no responsibility for the heal th or legali ty of any arri.mal advertised here. Please LIMIT SIZE of ad to approx. four ( 4) lines. Business cards make acceptable ads. MRS DELI Ranerober: order frozen rats and rat pups no later than 7:00pm the IDNDAY before the meeting. Call Bruce or Connie at 593-0298 to place your order. FRESH FROZEN RATS - JUMBO SIZE - $2.00 FACE FRESH FROZEN RAT PUPS - $5.00 PER OOZEN

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0wNn: Bruce & Connie DeiIiIe

Golden Valley. Mn 55427

(612) 593-0298 ()pM 7 Days a .....

"lowef Lewr

4631 Central A venue N. E. Columbia Heights, MN 55421 Phil Palan

(612) 511-9031

SALE: 1.0 6" adult Gold Marine Toad $18: 0.0.1 2' Savannah Monitor $40: 1.1 adul t Central Anerican Treefrogs (Phrynohyas venulosa) $? i 2.1 6 11 adult Giant Green White Lip Tree Frogs, breeding size $23/ea. or 3 for $60: 0.2 1" Orange (Green Striped Eye) african treefrog $10/ea.. Call Dave (612) 444-9775 FOR

FOR SALE/TRADE: c.b. Brazilian Rainbow Boas. Born negotiable. Call Karl HeImann (612) 222-6106.

Nov

&

Dec

1987

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$200

ea.

FOR SALE: Frozen rrouse pinkies $4 per dozen. Call Ernie 296-1561 days for delivery at nnnthly rreet.ings. Stainless steel snakehooks $12/ea. FOR SALE/TRADE: 1987 c.h. Savannah Monitor $45. Conta.ct Craig (612) 780-3134 days.

D.J.路S REPTilES LECTURES FIND OUT WHA T YOU DONT KNOW ABOUT REPTILES RODENTS DON L JOHNSON

922-1294

4109 TOLEDO AVENUE ST.lOUIS PARK. MN 66411

3221 83AO DR.

OWNERS: JOHN .. RUTH MELTaR

BLAINE.MN~

(612) 180-8561


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Minnesota Herpetological Society Newsletter

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