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VOLUME IX

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OTA M HRPE OL GICAL

SOCI TY JANUARY NEWSLETTER }:<X'BPUARY .tvTE"rJNG

Fridqy, Fel:'rU<HY 3, 1989 7:00 PM Roonl 335, Bcrlaug Hall St. Peul Can1pus, Uni versi ty of ~.tinnpsot 0 February's meet.ing will bf'our FIFTH ANNUAL, M.B.S. ~JHITE SNAKE SALE. Every year treasure seekers come to ruITmage~throughtEe-don?ted· fFeis-'ln:sE'arch of a great re.rgcdn. The rroney M.E.S. receives, from the sales of your donatjons, help pay for new lxJoks purchased for the ever expanding M.R.S. library, speaker f('E's, M.B.S. Picnic, Holiday Banquet, etc. .Thisyear i'with the help of Del Jones' corrputer, we have made a few rrore improvements to make things run srroother and less c:oroplj cated. M.R.S. members who will be helping on thp White Snake Sa If."' C0111nittee. will have ann vJhen you arrjve, please hring your rBnds t.O help you j dent.ify them quickly. dona,t£'-d i t.ems to . the BACK of the meet,inq, room, off·, to the left side. Men-bers wi 11 }:le .. there to, take your donations and give you your bid number which you will neea to purchase i terns at' the Sale. Pl~cse 're sure t.O get your nurriber at the same time you drop off your donations. The Library wj 11 only be opr-n t.O accept. your due books. NO BCOKS ~V'IIJJBF:ABLE TO BE CHECI<ED OUT. ,PI.•lso, we would like 0.11 dups paid anC' rodents purchased JJpfore thf:' meet ing bc>gins. TAKF CARE OF. BOOK FETUPNS Al\fD DUES & RODENT PURCflASBS AFTF.R YOU HAVE YOUR BID :NU.tvffiEFl Certain sections of the rooIT' will be blockecl off for thf~ Sale. Avoid these "reas when finding a place to sit. is a help list of items you could donate for t.his yJhi t.e Snnkp S21e: Npw or used reptile cagE's; aquaritIDls ~ water dj shE's; lights and/or light fj xtures; heat. F2Ids I tape or hot rocks; subst.rrt€ ; hide boxes; drift wood; snflke hooks; herp food/vitawins; screen tops; herp/naturE" a.rt, prints, photos, drawings, fX)sters, cartoons; knick-knacks; herp jEwlry,pins, ecrrings (one or both), pendents; herp toys; herp/nature videos and books (new or used) i fangs; rattles; t.urtle shells; weed carvings; t.-shirts ... the list can go on and on, just_ use your imagination. RETe

If you "crittE:~r

have questions, call me, TOITI Schmitz, at 488-7619. of the rronth" or adoptions at this l"ebruary meeting.

'Ihere will be no

SNAKFBITE EMERGENCY

NinnE:sota Poison Control System 221-2113 (outstate) J-P00-??2-J?22 Hennepin Regional Poison Center (612) 347-3J41

BELL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 10 CHURCH STREET S.E. • MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA 55455-0104


JANUARY VIDEOS OF THE MONTH ('1 short.h news special were ShOWTl at the Ja.nuary M.B.S. n!eetjng. The first \,j cleo was tj.t 1M TBE SNA}',FS 'I'l\LE, a. film by the J.'vtissouri [;epa:rtn'!E'nt of Consprvot,ion, t.hot ran tweTlty-n1inutE~S-t:ln(fVv'as in color. ThE> film was very well donE,' and showed how snakes livE', mate, give birth, cnel feed. It 0180 covered how snc1kE.'s prot,ect thenlselves from danger and how they sens€' tbe worlc] around thew. Assorted Missouri bjrds, jnsE-'cts C1nel other reptiles ?ncl onphibic,ns rflakE: cameo appearances. ThE: second twent.y minute viOE.>O was an int.roouction to the Crocodi IE" Bank of ~1adras, IndiCt. fune in a journ('llistic style, this video introducE'd us to the Crocodile Bank 2S well as the bobits and breeding of crocodiles in Indi2. It covers the studies of Jeff Lc.-mg, fOl:1'nf'r ~1.H.S. merrber, who will he our guest specker for the April mE'E~tins. Both of these twenty minut.e videos wj 11 'be available for H.H.S. rnerribE~rs to check out of the M.R.S. Library for home viewing.

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minute short news special t~bat WCiS shown, 'WO.S taken from the U.S.A. Today turt~le t.21e. Ot.to carved a special datE' j nto the plastron of a BlancUng's, (~nd 77 yE~ayS later the turtle is found agRin - the dat:e still visible. Quit.e a record for a Pl?nc1ing's! The

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These video meetings are fun and eduC'atj,on21. If you rJ2Vp. any videos in your coll€'ction dE"c.:ling with herps, mention t,hem t.o the M.R.S. Vj.ce-Presic1ent. and we rra.y l;e ablE' to c10 this type of m€eti.ng evf.:ry yE'ar.

UPCOMING M. H. S. PROGRAMS

Tbe following is a list of planned events for

fut~ure

M.B.S. meet.ings:

Mar. 3 - M.B.S. Elect jon Night. Dr. Dan Keyler and Barney OldfiEICl will speak on ClJRRFNr b'1}'lJDIES OF' TIMBER PA'l'l)LESNAKES IN vJISCONS1:t-~J & ~:lINNESCTA. Cri t_tpr of tbe Month wiiI-bE'-Your Favorjte HE'rp. -----.--.----.---------Apr. 7 - Jeff Lang \v-ill speak on MAKING !VTALE: MUC',cERS AT J.'v'lADRAS IN fv1AY. oetennination of ~~~odyl~~ pp..!~~tris)----------------------'May

5 - John Noriarty will spE"ak on ~arES .O~l

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PleC'lse rrark your cfllencBr for thesE' IT'E'etings. Any changes t-o the date or event will be announced at the rrontbly Ineeting or in ftlture nevJsIE'tters.

M. H. S. Library Invent.ory

The Lihrary ConrrdttFE' is requesting 011 1xx:iks that hfrve been taken out frorr thp Librol"Y be ret.urnec1 at the February meeting- ['JUring this mE'pt.ing, the Lirrary Canrni tte'E' will be doJng an invent'ory on t.he [XX)ks. WE NEED ALI, BOOKS RErURNED TO 00 AN ACCURATE INVENrORY. The Library will bP ('lasro during thE February r[!eet~in9 fer anyone wjshing to chE'd,· Cooks out. If you CRDnot attend the Fehru2ry Ii'€f'ting 2nd have an ~(1.H.S. beak, please contact Nancy Hai.g (Library Carmitt,e€ Chairperson) at. (612) 789-4637 and lE',t her know, or TIBke arrangerrlE"nts for someone to return the rAXK fer yell.

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PRAIRIES:

MINNESOTA I S "'lEW THROUGH THE TALL GRASS

A one day conference will be held at the Bell Museum of Natural History on Saturday, March 4. The Conference will cover all aspects of prairie life and history. The Conference will have a wide variety of speakers and exhibits. The cost is $20.00 (with a discount to Bell Museum and This price includes all materials, plus a prairie conference reception.

Minnesota Zoo related lunch

Merribers ) . and after

Registration materials will be at the February and March MeH.S. meetings or call Char Greenwald at (612) 625-1520. The M.H.S. display board will be setup during the conference. WILD ANIMAL BILL BACK IN SI'ATE SENATE 1

A bill requl.rlng an annual $50 penni t to keep dangerous wild animals has recently been introduced in the Minnesota Senate. This bill would include all Crocodilians, all venorrous reptiles, and large boas and pythons. The Bill in Senate File 86 and was introduced by Senator Greg Dahl (296-5003) of District 50, 'Which includes Coon Rapids, Blaine, Ramsey, Ham Lake and Oak Grove. This is the same bill that was introduced in 1987 and 1988. A $50 ANNUAL PERMIT PROPOSAL FOR REPrllES!

Any M.B.S. merrber who would be affected by this bill should cont.act. Senator Dahl, plus your cwn State Representative and Senator irrrrneoiately. If there is no opposition to this bill, there is a good chance it may pass!! Phone nurobers for information on the bill or addresses and names of legislators are: Senate - (612) 296-0504 and Bouse - (612) 296-2146. NGITNATIONS FOR M.B. S. OFFICERS Elect.ions will be held at the M..arch 3rd M.H.S. meeting. There is still plenty of time to get your name on the rB.llot. The follovving list. of names are running for adjacent offices. Please note that we are in need of nominctions for the posi tion of Vice-President and for Newsletter Editor. An * symbol next to a name indicates an incumbent. PRESIDENT Bruce Delles John Moriarty VICE~PRESIDE.NT

SECRErARY

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Kate Anderson Gloria Anton

:NEWSLEITFR EDITOR

MllffiER-AT-LARGE (vote for four)

Fred Bosman Fred Bosvay

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Scott Cords Bruce Haig

A sCl.IT!Ple rellot with nomi.nations will be run in the next newsletter. Please contact Liz Bosman (Election Committ_ee Chairperson) at (612) 476-0306 if you would likE" to put your name on the ballot. Nominations will be taken from the floor at the February and ~1arch rronthly meetings prior to the elE"ction. You the ~mbers rrake up M.B.S. Get involved!

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The MHS Board of Directors is proposing an amendment to the MHS By-Laws that adds the following Article. ARTICLE XI - Student Chapters Section 1101.

A student chapter may be formed by the full time students of a University or College.

Section 1102.

The officers of the student chapter shall consist of a President, VicePresident and Treasurer.

Section 1103.

The duties of the student chapter officers shall be: President Reserve the monthly meeting room for the society. Ensure that the student chapter maintains the minimum membership needed to remain an active student organization per university requirements. Vice-President - Maintain a list of active chapter members. Treasurer - Collect monies as required for the operation of the student chapter. Pay university fees required for chapter registration and meeting room charges.

Section 1104.

The student chapter shall adhere to all regulations of the MHS Constitution and By-Laws.

The MHS Board of Directors recommends adoption of this amendment. The formation of a student chapter will allow MHS to obtain University meeting rooms at student rates.

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MINNESOTA HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY 1988 Financial Summary INCOME: Memberships Rodent Sales Library Fines Refereshment contributions T-Shirt Sales Buttons, Decals, Donations Monthly Raffle Range Map Sales Room Rent Donations Christmas Banquet Presentation Drawing Raffle State Fair Reimbursement white Snake Sale Miscellaneous

$2,287.50 1,460.00 38.00 51.61 461.42 181.00 587.75 71.50 223.19 308.00 59.50 135.68 491.55 92.75

TOTAL INCOME

$6,449.45

EXPENSES: Newsletter: Printing $1,231.57 Postage 1,011.30 Total Other Printing & Postage Program Expenses Book Purchases Supplies Rodents: Mileage Refreshment Purchases Room Rental Christmas Banquet Presentation Print Expenses State Fair Exhibit T~Shirt Purchases Donations Miscellaneous TOTAL EXPENDITURES NET CHANGE

$2,241.87 414.04 633.00 359.31 155.28 108.00 204.88 210.00' 212.12 100.00 135.68 682.24 150.00 384.98

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MINNESOTA HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY Changes In Financial position Year Ending 12/31/1988 Cash, January 1, 1988 Gross Income for 1988 Total Expenditure 1988 Net Increase 1988

$853.77 $6,449.45 (5,992.40) 457.05 $1,310.82

Cash, December 31, 1988

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PAFFLE

Januaryls raffle net M.E.S. $54.75. The rafflE' items consistnJ cf books, rosters, jewelry and t.-sr.J..rts. The following ITlerorRrs held winning tickp.t_s: Gloria Ant.on7 Fred BozvaY7 Connie DellE's; Jirn Ellis; Bruce Raigi J.S. King; Shawn Murtaugh; Ray Rainbolt.; George R. i David 'liener. We again want to thank everyone who purchases raffle tickets every month and also (:-)veryone who donates the great prizes. NEFDED:

COMMITrEE CHAIRPERSON

Last rronthls newsletter ran an article rEquesting volunteers for committee cha.irpersons. The following members filled the following corrmi ttE:'es I{ate Anderson (State Fair Committee Chairperson); Fred Bozvay (Hands-on, Display Commi t.tee Chairperson) i John Moriarty (1990 Midwest Herp Conference Committee Chairperson). M.R.S. thanks these members for their help. of this printing, we are in need of a RefreSfnnent Ccmnit.tee Chairperson. If no merober volunteers for this };Osition, there will be no break refreshments at rronthly meetings, including the coffee and Kool-Aid. This position does not. require the Chairperson to supply any of the rE-'freshment.s for the meetings, but it does require your time to set.-up and take down tbe refreshment table at each meeting. If you "WOuld like nore information about this Committee Is duties before you volunteer, contact Ruth t-1eltzer (Refreshment. Chairperson) or Ann Porwoll (M.R.S. President) at t.he next rronthly meeting, or give them a phone call. He need your help! As

CRI'ITER OF THE MONTH

Januaryls "critter of the month" was SNOW HEFPS. This weB to include any arne lanistic herps as well as freezer herps. lYlerobers brought arnelanist.ic corn snakes and amelanist ie prairie king snakes. ~\le saw a broad banded water snake and a water noni tor fresh from the freezer section of menibers collections. Fifi, a freeze dried and stuffed P짜thon, and its present owner stole the attention from the rest of the herps. The M.R.S. menibers who brought herps were: Bruce & Chase Delles, Bob Duerr, Dan Keyler, Greg Kvanbek and John Meltzer. POISON DARTS

The January, 1989 issue of Smithsonian Magazine is filled with bright., colorful photos of various :raison dart frogs. Wrapped around the the phot_os is an article approximately seven pages long entitIed, "FROGS THAT SWEAT - NOr BUILETS, BUT A POISON FOR DARTS" by J. S. Bainbridge Jr. If you Ire int.erested in poi.son dart frogs, and you like looking at phot.os of these colorful frogs, you might want to call around and see if you can still purchase this issue.

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ETOLO ICALS

CHIC GO HE

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Affiliated with the Chicago Academy of Sciences. (312) 549-0606

2001 North Clark Street

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Chicago, Illinois 60614

January 9th, 1989 PRESS RELEASE

FOR I1'll-1EDIATE RELEASE

On October 12th, 1989, Marc Paulhus, Director of The Humane Society of the United States Southeast Regional Office, addressed the HSUS one-day symposium 'ITrade in Exotic

~7ildlife."

should be prohibited.

In his speech, he stated: (QUOTE) "Host reptiles

Most people are ill-equipped to handle and care for

snakes, and they don't know the first thing about

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and siMply shouldn't

have them." It is possible that Hr. Paulhus's position on reptiles may be adonted by the HSUS as their official position if enough reptile owners do not respond.

rlease address your comments to him at the follm'ling address: ~~rc

Paulhus, Director Southeast Regional Office, HSUS, in care of the

i':ational ES1;S Cffice, 2100 L Street, NH, Hashington, D.C.

20037.

If possicle, please send copies of your communications, letters, resolutions, etc. to the C.i.:.S. at the address listed above.

This issue will be mentioned in the February issue of the CES Eulletin . in the Herpet-pourri column, release date February nth, 1989. to get this \路;ord to your n:embers as quickly as possible.

PLEASE try

By the time you

receive your February 3ulletin, the iIsrs may have already taken action on Hr. Paulhus I S COI!lments.

Thank you. Contact:

I;:llin :eltz, eES

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COVER ARTISTS

The 'White Pages Committee is once again on the prowl for artwork that is su.itable for the front of the M. H. S. \'Jhi te Pages. We would like anyone wi th a cover to submi t their offerings for our considerat.ion. The cover format is 4.25 by 11 inches. A minimum 0.25 inch border should be maintained. All work needs to be in ink as pencil does not reproduce well. As can be seen from the adjacent sanples, the covers have progressed from the M.ILS. logo to an art deco gecko. What does 1989 hold? Submit your creations to Del Jones at. a M.R.S. meeting, or mail thew to 4208 Kernrich, Mirmetonka, MN 55345. The planned publication dat€·~ is ~1arch.

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A CALL FOR PAPERS

I INTERNATIONAL HERPETOLOGICAL SYMPOSIUM (formerly Reptile Symposium) ON CAPTIVE PROPAGATION AND HUSBANDRY OF REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS

The 13th International Herpetological Symposium on Captive Pro~agation and Pusbandry (IPS) will be held 20 - 24 June 1989 in Phoenix Arizona. Those interested in presenting papers or conducting workshops should send abstracts as soon as possible to: Mike Goode, Columbus Zoo, 9990 Riverside Dr., Hox 400, Powell, Ohio 43065; or to Dr. Roger Klinp.:enberg, 6297 West 10th St., Greeley, Colorado 80634.

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BREEDING NarES ON LEOPARD GECKOES by John C. Melt.zer Leopard Geckoes make excellent pets and appear to propagate: relatively easy in captivi ty . This is my second year to have these intE~resting and hardy lizards breed and lay eggs. Following are the met.hods I used: my leopard gecko colony consists of one rna.le and four ferrales. They are housed together year around in a large, plastic storage rox. I use newspaper as a substrate. Cage accessories include a water oishi dish of bonemeal, and a plastic box filled with damp rross. One end of the cage rests on a heating pad where t.he temperat.ure is maintained at 85 degrees. The geckoes are cooled down at night. I feed them crickets and pinkies two or three t.irnes a week. Occasionally they get waxworms or mealwonns mixed with their calcium supplement. By mid-March I noticed much breeding acti vi ty . The male would stalk the ferrales with much t.ail t.wi t.ching and then copulat.ion was observed. Beginning in April, the ferrales started laying eggs. They laid two at a time, approximately once a week. ThE' eggs were incubated in plastic shoe boxes at_ 80 to 85 degrees. Hatching began in fifty days. Each female laid between six ana ten eggs and o. few are still laying. SOME FEMALE GECKOS Nor AT ALL FEMININE

The following article appeared in the June 13, 1988, issue of Insight On The News. The heat of the egg from which they are hatched definitely goes to the heads of some female Leopard Geckos, so much so that they often go through life behaving much like a male. These ferrales are unresponsive when courted by males and never lay eggs. vVhile sex det.enninat.ion due to egg terrperature has been established in other animals such as alligat.ors, this influence on adult gecko behavior was surprlslng to David Crews and William Gutzke, Who made the discovery while doing research at the University of Texas at Austin. All gecko eggs incubated at a t-ernperature of 79 degrees ha.tched as fema.les and rrost of those incubated at 90 degrees hatched as males. But the few females that did hat,ch at higher t.enpE'ratures exhibit.eO. masculine behavior even though they were not sterile, leading the researchers t.o speculate that egg terrperature affects t.he hormonal balance of the lizards. That. in turn affects gonadal sex of the lizards. Aggression is elevated in malE' and ferrale lizards hat_ched in warmer terrperatures. ltJhile this does not affect the male's ability to recognize the ferrales and court them, the aggressive behavior of a "masculine II female toward a ma.le forces the male to retreat, decreasing the ferrale's opportunity to reproduce.

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ATrENTION NASCENT AUTHORS

The active S\.lII1ITler rronths are behind us. Near ly everything of interest out-of-doors is in hibernation. The feeding frenzy of the fall and early winter holidays is over and we I re all assessing the damage caused. We are now in the post new year doldrums and eagerly awaiting the first harbingers of spring. That means that NCW is the time t.o sit down and write that_ article you have been pla.nning t.o do for the M.B.S. Occasional Papers. You have no excuses left. not to do that paper! Seriously, the Occasional Papers a.re becoming too occasional. We are actively searching for papers for inclusion in the next issue. Past issues of the Occasional Papers should be used for guida.nce in the format and style to be used. The nanuscript should be submitted on 8.5 x 11 white paper. Text should be double spaced with 1 inch margins on all sides. Figures and tables should eacn. be on a separate page. For those of you who use word processors, we have the capability of reading both 5.25 and 3.5 inch floppy disks, in double and high density format s. We can read ASCII files in over 40 formats from over 190 different CP/M machines. Sorry Apple and CorrmoClore 64 users, -路we still can I t. read yours! We can directly i1T!POrt Display\vri te, Microsoft Word, Mult.iMa.te Advantage II, v~ordPerfect and WordStar files from MS-OOS word processors. So, if you prefer to submi.t your rranuscript on a disc, we are equipped to handle a wide range of formats. All submittals should be made t.o the Occasional Papers Fditor c/o M.B.S. EPCaI' SERVES ALLIGATOR?

The followi ng article was read at the January meeting from Trib, 12/28/88, newspaper:

the

Minneapolis

Star-

Leaping Ii zards ! Alligator on the menu? That I s the prediction of executive chef Keith Keogh of the Epcot Center at. Walt Disney World. Keogh was part of the Disney team at the lKA HCGA 188, the culinary Olyrrpics, in Frankfurt, ltJ. Germany, this fall. "Alligat.or was a hit of the show," he said. The meat was used in 20 di fferent dishes at the conpeti tion, including t.wo of the 13 gold medal winners of the Disney cooking team. The two Disney winners were poached alligator and grouna gator tail shaped into a loaf. Keogh says the future is bright for cooking with alligator. "Now, with fann-raised gators," he said, "we are seeing acceptable loin and ribs." v-lith barbecue sauce on the side? After the reading, M.B.S. member prepare gator is in a croe-pot_.

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 904/392-1721

PETER BENNETT, Ph.D. Director

Dr. David L. Auth Collection f4anager in Herpetology December 12, 1988

To those people interested in herpetology: I would appreciate it if you would inform your membership of an annual herpetological event of maj.or significance. The Twelfth Annual All Florida Herpetological Conference will be held on Saturday, April 22, on the campus of the University of Florida, Gainesville. "International and Florida Herpetological Conservation ll will be the theme of the morning session, "Captive Breeding and r~aintenance of Herptiles ll \'Iill be the afternoon theme. In addition,' a. 1I~~orkshop for Young Herpetologists" will be presented. The conferenee is cosponsored by the Florida Museum of Natural History and the Gainesville Herpetological Society. The· cost will be $8.00 if you register.before April lOth. The dinner Saturday night is an additional $6~OO. There will be an evening auction and program. Costs after April 9th are $10 ahd 16, respectively. People 16 years old and younger need pay only $6 total for the conference and dinner'. Call or write Dav.id Auth ~at the museum for a detailed program and registration sheet, which Vlill be avai.lable after February 15th. . /\ Since re 1y ,

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THE BIOLOGY OF NESTING LEATHERBACKS by James Spotila, Ph.D. 10-Day Departures: March 17, 24, 31 and April 7 1 7-Day Departures: March 17, 31

HATCHLING LEATHERBACK STUDIES 10-Day Departures: June 16, 23 17-Day Departure: June 16

ANNUAL GREEN TURTLE TAGGING RESEARCH Center for Sea Turtle Research University of Florida 10-Day Departures: July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 1 17-Day Departures: July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 All inclusive cost from Miami 10 Day Programs - $1,410* 1 7 Day Programs - $1 t 722 * Join the team of volunteers helping with Turtle Research at the Green Turtle Research Station in Tortuguero, Costa Rica. Your help is needed to carry on this tradition of research started 30 years ago by the late Archie Carr. The Green Turtle Research Station is operated by the Caribbean Conservation Corporation. For details, contact:

Massachusetts Audubon Society Natural History Travel Lincoln, MA 01773 1-800... 289-9504 A donation of $50 will be made to any organization identified by you as prOViding the adver'-iSing that attracted you to the program.

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Y-aren Ellett 78 Route 1 Greenville, NY 12083 (518) 966-8192

James McDonald 2010 Mt Elliot.t Ave. Flint, MI 48504 (313) 232-7256

Richard S. Funk, D.V.M. P.O.Box 1071 Univ. of Tenn, Vet. Med. Knoxville, TN. 37901-1071 (615) 546-6092

Bra.d Richrrond RH2 Royal Oaks Ranch Rochest.er, MN 55902 (507) 285-9510

John GiChrerk and Family 2829 43rd Ave. So. Minneapolis, MN 55406 (612) 724-1595

Tan Smith 4579 Shoreline Dr. #202 Spring Park, MN 55384 (612) 471-0053

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JS(YrE=;ELEASE SEND All. 1!BJSLFT'I'ER AR'I JCLES AND CLASSIFIED ADS '1'0: Tan Schmitz, 850 lIl. ~li:Imehaha, St. Paul, l'ti". 55104, At.tn: NIS Editor. 00 Nor send articles 'or ads to,the.Mf.IS address. The deadline for all Newslet.t.er i t.ems is the 15th of the rronth! All Classj fied ads are run in the ~1HS Newsletter as a free service to the rrerrJ:)€rship. No p:tid ads are accepted from non-ITlE'1l1bers. No ads will be run for venorrous species. Hhile t-1HS will not. run ads for known sick or illegal anin-als, we accept no responsibility for the health or legality of any animal advertj sed here. Plea se LIMI T SI ZE of ad to approx. four ( 4 ) lj nes . Business cards make accept.able ads. 1

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Hemenber: order frozen rats and rat pups no later than 7:00pn the meeting. Call Bruce or Connie at 593-0298 to place your order.

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FP,ESH FROZEN RATS - JUMBO SIZE - $2.00 EACE FRESH FROZEN RAT PUPS - $5.00 PEB. OOZEN 3 roZEN PUPS or 6 ADULT RATS LIMIT!

FOR SAlE: Used formica herp cages, front. opening, 4711 long X 23 11 wide X 20" high $100/ ea. Cont a ct Dean Bc:1wrre.n at (612) 561-7842 evenings.

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FOR SALE: Frozen adult wice ($5/dz), adult rats ($2/eaL & med. size short. hair quinea pigs ($1.50/ ea.) . Call Vence or Nanett.e at (612) 825-8035 evenings. FOF SALE/THADE: 0.1 Mexican Milksnake, 1.1 Club-tailed Iguanas with cage. Aaron Hampton Hork # (612) 739-3550 or Rome # (715) 425-7565.

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FOR S.AI.E: 2 ft. Savanncih ~onit:or & t.WO cages - 30" long, 12" hi, 14" deep .. Contact. Larry Yank for a great deal at (612) 439-4796 A.M. or (612) 436-6774 P.M ..

FOR SALE: Frozen roice (pinkies, fuzzies, juveniles), 50ea./$26.50 reservat.ion only, can be delivert-G. to monthly M.R.S. meetings. Contact (612) 593-0298.

sold by Bruce @

WANTED: 0.8 Spotted Turtles Clerrrnys guttata, 0.4 Florida Box Turtles Terrapene carolina beuri, 1.2 Muhlenberu Tlrrtles Clemmys nuhleribergi to be used for captive breeding.---call (718)837-7231, 7 to 10 pn, or write Vincent J. Congro, 2031 73rd St.• I Brooklyn, 1.1Y 11204. NOI'ICE: R. J. REPTILES HAS ~I()VED to Big Lc")ke, MN". Our new rreiling address is Box 3695, Mpls. I MN 55403. Our phone number is ( 612) 263-7880. Free deli very to the Twin Cities area. ZOOKEEPER

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Apache Plaza Dr. Mark J. Wiesman

3700 Silver Lake Rd. #15F. St. Anthony. MN 55421 For Quality Veterinary Care at

(612) 541-9417 2800 HIL,LSBORO AVE. N., NEW HOPE, MN 55427

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Vol. 9 (1989), No. 1  

Minnesota Herpetological Society Newsletter

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