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FEBRUARY MEETING PLACE: 335 Borlaug Hall St. Paul Campus University of Minnesota

DATE: Friday, February 2,1990

TIME: 7:00PM

PROGRAM: SIXTH ANNUAL WHITB SNAKE SALB Every year at this time bargain seekers from far and near come to MHS White Snake Sale in search of treasures. Proceeds from the sale go toward special MHS purchases such as our slide projector, library books, the picnic, speakers, etc. Please bring your donations to the meeting. The following is a list of suggested items for donation. NO LIVE ANIMALS. drift wood hide boxes snake hooks screen tops herplnature art fangs herplnature books

substrate water dishes food vitamins rattles clothing new or used cages

heat pads or tape aquariums herp toys herp jewelry shells skins lights andlor light ftxtures

hot rocks herp toys aquariums

Rules of the Game: - When you arrive, bring your donations to the back of the room. Sale Committee members will be wearing armbands to help you identify them. Give donations to them. - Take care of membership dues, rodent purchases, and returning of library books after dropping off donations. The library will not be open but a box for returned books will be out. - Certain sections of the room will be roped off for the sale. Avoid these areas when being seated. - The sale will be run as a silent auction. Use your membership number as your bid number. - Items will be put out in groups. Each item will have a bid sheet with a suggested price. - Members will have 10-15 minutes to view the items and write down their bids. You can bid on items as many times as you wish. - At the end of each bid period the items and bid sheets will be collected. The member with the highest bid will be the buyer of the item. - At the end of the sale items will be sorted and members will pay for their purchases. CRITIER OF TIlE MONTH: There will be no critter this month. Leave your animals at home.



MINNEAPOUS, MN 55455-0104

CALENDAR OF EVENTS February 17 - 18 : Conference on Herpetology of the North American IJeser1s, Southwestern Herpetologists Society, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County March 2 : MHS Elections April 21 : 13TH Annual All-Florida Herpetological Conference, University of Florida, Gainesville June 15 - 20 : Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina June 20 - 23 : 14th International Symposium on Captive Propagation and Husbandry, DallasFort Worth Holiday Inn August 3 - 5: Central Florida Herp Society National Reptile Breeders' Expo, Orlando August 5 -10 : Joint Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles and the Herpetologists League, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana August 9 - 12: Symposium on the Conservation and Captive Husbandry of Turtles and Tortoises Chapman College, Orange, CA October 12 - 14 : Sixth Annual Midwest Herpetological Symposium, Minneapolis, MN


The purpose of the Minnesota Herpetological Society is: to further the education of the membership and the general public in care and captive propagation of reptiles and amphi~ bians; to educate the membership and the general public in the ecological role of reptiles and amphibians; and to promote the study and conservation of reptiles and amphibians.







John Moriarty Aaron Hampton Kate Anderson Gloria Anton Jo Anne Wetherell-Moriarty Fred Bosman Scott Cords Bruce Haig Cliff Lindberg AnnPorwoll

(612) 647-1334 (715) 425-7565 (612) 222-3500 (612) 420-2603 (612) 647-1334 (612) 476-0306 (612) 757-9749 (612) 789-4637 (612) 572-8834 (612) 489-7853






Š Copyright Minnesota Herpetological Society. The oontents of this newsletter may be reproduced for inclusion in the newsletters of other herpetological societies provided that the material is reproduced without change and proper credits are given to the MHS Newsletter citing volume number and date.

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JANUARY PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Kate Anderson and Becky Helgeson spoke on "Interpreting With Your Animals". Kate and Becky have many years of experience as docents at the Minnesota Zoo. They made some excellent points on what to do and what not to do when using animals in working with the public. "Handling animals in front of a group is different from handling them at home", they said. - Use common sense. Keep in mind that some people are afraid of herps, especially snakes. Don't scare them. You can never tell what will scare a person.

- Be prepared. Choose an animal that you know something about Know how to handle it Dress appropriately. If your clothes are loose and flowing the animal might get tangled up or lost in them. Know the conditions under which you will work. If it will be a large group or a large room you will need a large animal. What will the temperature be? If it is too cold your animal will be slow or want to hide; too hot and the animal may be hyperactive. - At the presentation itself speak. appropriately to the age group. Don't grandstand. You're there to show the animal and educate the public, not to put on a show. Support the animal so that it feels comfortable and secure. If an animal is being frisky, don't let people touch it Be especially watchful of small children. They can hurt animals without knowing what they are doing. Always look as if you're in control and be ready for the ooexpected. Several suggestions were made by the audience. Be sure to give animals a rest. Watch for signs of fatigue in your animals. Think what you are doing when changing animals. The scent of one animal might mean food to another or make an animal aggressive or intimidated.

CRITTER OF THE MONTH The critter of the month for the January meeting was your showiest critter or the one you most like to use when working with the public. It was especially interesting to note the large number of members who do programs with their animals. Animals were presented by Jani Stolpe, John Meltzer, Greg Kvanbek, Joe Matzke, Kellie Anderson, Bill Ness, Bruce Haig, Nancy Haig, Zachary Strand, Ted Schave, Toni Jesmer, and John Moriarty. The critters included: Ball Python (Python regius) , Brazilian Rainbow Boa (Epia-ales cenchria cenchria), Green Iguana (Iguana iguana), Yellow Legged Tortoise (Geochelone denticulata) , Western Hognose Snake (Heterodon nasicus nasicus), Elongate Tortoise (Geoche1one e1ongata), Pinecone Skink (Trachydosauras rugosus), Kenya Sand Boa (Eryx. conicus Javeridgel) , Bullsnake (Piwophis meJanoleucus sap) 2, and Burmese Python (Python molurus bivittatus) - 1 live, I dead and tanned.

LffiRARYNOTE At the February meeting, the library will be open only to return books. Members will not be able to check books out. There are several people with overdue books. Please return them so that other members can use them too.

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MONTHLY RAFFLE The raffle brought in $101.00. What a generous group of people! The winners were Mary Ann Waldorf, Dana Feick, Mark Keny, Shawn Murtaugh, Marla Wuber, Dan Keyler, Zachary Strand, Kris Anton, Fred Bozvay, Gary Pederson, Gwinda Jorgensen, and Bruce Haig. The prizes were two cages, turtle statues, frog statue, aquarium, Super Naturals lizard toy, sea turtle pin, bumper sticker, and turtle cookies. Many thanks to all those who contributed raffle prizes and purchased tickets.

JANUARY BOARD MEETING One of the items that came up for discussion was the possibility of dividing the secretaries duties between two people and changing the constitution to allow the secretary and treasurer unlimited terms. The reasoning was to create greater continuity and lessen secretary bum-out Secretary bum..out? Who me? After two and one-half years at this I will fmally admit it can happen. My personal opinion is that the membership should think seriously about having a secretary and an assistant to share the responsibilities. Have a little mercy.

The meeting was held on January 6 at the home of Scott and Cheryl Cords.


were Kate Anderson, Gloria Anton, Marilyn Brooks, Scott and Cheryl Cords, Brn elles, Fred and Liz Bosman, Bruce and Nancy Haig, Aaron Hampton, Greg Kvanbek., Cliff . dberg, John Moriarty, Ann POlWoll, and Jo Anne Wetherell-Moriarty. On the previous night there were 110 people. According to our1reasurer, we have $2,367.94 in the bank as of Jan.I, 1990. Not bad, huh? The Holiday Banquet turned out very wen thanks to Marilyn Brooks and Greg K vanbek. Our old issues of the Journal of Herpetology will be given to The Nature Conservancy. Not enough people have volunteered to run for all the open offices. We need a little more enthusiasm from you guys. Any job that provides for a party a month can't be all that bad! The White Snake Sale is coming up at the next meeting and we need everyone to start cleaning out their cenars and closets (this is the time of year for it) and find all those herp-related items you're not using. The set-up will be the same as last year with Del on the computer. Scott has agreed to build us a new library box as soon as we can specify what we need. We are also checldng on whether we can afford to change to recycled paper for the newsletter. There will be two new books purchased These are Crocodiles and Alligators, Charles Ross, Ed., and Lizards of the World by Chris Mattison. A video consisting of selected papers from the International Herpetological Symposium was purchased as well. All will soon be in the library. Regarding the Midwest Herpetological Symposiwn, the hotel and The Bell Museum are confnmed. Two of the three main speakers are also confmned. Most of the details will be settled by the end of March when one member of the committee deserts! Other posts that need to be filled are chairpersons for the Refreshments Conunittee, Display Committee, and State Fair Committee, as well as a new Librarian. Lots of opportunities to get involved. We adjourned and had a delicious dinner thanks to Scott and Cheryl Cords.

Respectfully Submitted, Kate (Secretary Burnout,


That!) Anderson

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REFRESHMENTS . Refreslnnents at the January meeting were provided by Marilyn Brooks and Jerry 1? (Sorry, we didn't get your last name.) Thank you for feeding the hungry masses.

HELP A HAPLESS HERP At the January meeting the following animals were adopted: 0.0.1 Western Hognose Snake .. Toni Jesmer, 0.2 Eastern Milksnakes .. Jeff Beltz and Dan Nedrelow, and 0.0.1 Asian Painted Frog .. Blair Sander. Anyone with animals to go up for adoption should contact Fred Bosman prior to the meeting. There will be no adoptions at the February meeting due to the White Snake Sale.

MEETING ETIQUETIE Now that MHS is averaging over 100 members per meeting we need to remember some simple common sense etiquette . * Animals are not to be taken out during the meeting or break. If an animal is being brought to the meeting for Critter of the Month then it should be taken out at that point If an animal has been sold and delivered to the meeting than the transfer should take place outside of the meeting room.

* Conversations dming the business meeting or speaker are distracting and because of the room design, make it difficult for members in the back. to hear. There is plenty of time before the meeting, during the break, or after the meeting for conversations. Talking with other members is an important part of the meeting, but please be considerate of the people around you .. *The front doors are not to be used during the meeting. If you come in late or have to leave while the meeting is undetway, please use the back door. Those members who use the front doors during the meeting are likely to be embarrassed. * Children are encouraged to attend meetings, but parents should keep their kids quiet and under control. If children become noisy take them out into the hall. Families with children should sit near the back of the room so if you have to go out into the hall you do not have to disturb the other members when you get up.

* Refreslunents are provided so that members can have a drink or small snack. With the large number of members attending it is getting difficult to provide enough coffee and cookies. Please only take one portion and give everyone a chance. Parents should make sure that their children only take a single item. lohn. Moriarty, President

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1990 ELECTION It is once again time to begin thinking about MRS elections. March is just around the comer. A nominating committee consisting of Liz Bosman (chairperson), Sally Brewer, and Bruce Haig has been appointed. Any member interested in running for an office should contact a member of the noininating committee. If you would like to know more about any board position feel free to speak to the person(s) currently holding the position. The names and phone numbers of current MHS Board Members are printed in both the newsletter and the White Pages. The offices and the candidates for office are listed below. (I) stands for incumbent John Moriarty (I)


Dennis Daly


Gloria Anton (I)


Jo Anne Wetherell-Moriarty (I)


Fred Bosman (I) FredBozvay Glenn Jacobsen Cliff lindberg (I) Marla Wilber

(four positions)

COMMITIEE CHAIRPEOPLE NEEDED Refreshment Committee - The chairperson organizes refreslunents for the monthly meeting. Contact the members who have volunteered to bring snacks, set up coffee and cold drinks, and monitor the table during the break. Ubrmy Committee - A chairperson and one or more people are needed to help check out books, take in returned books, add new books, maintain the exchange newsletters, and keep an inventory. Committee - The chairman of this committee coordinates the hands-on displays at Como Zoo and other sites. This includes keeping the display board in good condition and organizing the members who volunteer to work at the displays. State Fair Committee - The chainnan of this committee schedules MHS members who volunteer to clean cages, arranges for members to provide animals for the exhibit, and works with the DNR to arrange tickets for the volunteers. Anyone interested in any of these positions should contact John Moriarty.

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MHS MEMBERSHIP SUMMARY January is the month when the "State of the SocietyH Report is usually published. MHS has one of the larger memberships of the regional herp societies. We are an extremely family oriented society. Although we have a total of 188 paid memberships, we have about 275 members (not including societies we exchange newsletters with.) We don't have members in all 50 states nor have we gone international yet, however we do have members in 18 states. 226 members live in Minnesota The remaining 49 members live in other states. The following is the tally of members in each state: 1 member each Arizona Colorado Maryland Texas

2 members each Connecticut Iowa Michigan

3 members each Massachusetts New York South Dakota


Tennessee Washington 4 members lllinois

5 members each

10 members



North Dakota The following graph shows the change in number of paid memberships over the years.

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o The annual Treasurer's Report will be available at the February meeting and will be printed in the February newsletter. MHS Newsletter, Vol. )(: No. 1




by Bill Ness When you live with snakes long enough there are several events that are inevitable. One is the great escape. Snakes can put Houdini to shame. They are the original escape artists. Even if you have escape-proof cages wi1h paillocks and no openings larger than a nail hole, one or more of your snakes will even1llally escape. It may be when the neighbor is "snake-sitting" while you are out of town, or just some night when you were up lare cleaning cages and forgot to secure that last cage.After all, they have 24 hours a day to figure the way out and they don't get bored waiting for you to make a mistake. Another even1llality is the need for snake first aid. Unfortunately, there is not yet enough demand for the Red Cross to offer" Basic First Aid for Herps" and "Advanced First Aid for Herps". Some fJISt aid techniques can be acquired from the literature, from more experienced herpetologists, of from trial and error. While visiting a friend who has a substantial collection of herps, we experienced both of the above mentioned events simultaneously. Upon entering his home I was informed that a Bu11snake had escaped earlier in the day. It had been heading under the stove just prior to my arrival and a quick attempt with a snake hook resulted in a near miss. The snake was out of sight under or in the stove. As my friend opened the door for me, he heard some banging and thrashing around coming from the stove. We immediately went to the kitchen armed with a flashlight and a small mirror. After removing the bottom drawer of the stove it was determined that the snake was not under the stove but there was access upward along the side of the stove between the oven and the outer wall. While trying to figure out if the snake could make it all the way up to the bmners, we noticed that one of burner indicator lights was on although none of the electric bmners was turned on. This should have given us the clue we needed but the way the indicator lights in my truck go on and off at random it did not seem as significant to me as it should have. After playing around with the bmners for 3-5 minutes we decided that maybe we should unplug the stove and see if we could gain access from the back. Moving the stove, unplugging and removing the large panel on the lower part of the stove revealed nothing except several avenues for travel upwards toward the main control panel. Examination with the mirror revealed the tail of the snake in among all the wires. Removal of the last panel revealed a big surprise. The snake was wedged in among the wires and had its mouth around a relay switch. It was the snake making contact that caused the indicator light to be on. The snake had been making contact for a minimmn of five minutes and possibly up to ten or more minutes. Removal of the snake was not very hard, but the snake seemed to have slithered his way off into snake heaven. Its mouth was open and its back. had a zigzag pattern that looked like the body cramp to end all body cramps. The body was mostly limp and the snake was totally UIU."eSpOIlSive to any stimuli "TIllS SNAKE IS DEAD! IV was the joint response. My friend suggested that I take the snake outside in the fresh air while he reassembled the stove. I agreed but we both thought it was hopeless. Fresh air wasn't going to revive this snake as he was obviously dead. The snake's limp body was placed on its back on the step after some preliminary shaking in hopes of getting some response. '7HIS SNAKE IS DEAD!" , I repeated. Looking at the snake, I mentally went over the treatment for electrocution in humans. CPR, but how 1he heck do you do CPR on a snake? I had no idea where the stemwn is on a snake and I certainly was not going to do mouth-to-mouth on this critter! I ran my fmger along the beny starting by the chin and about a third of the way down felt a lump that I assumed was the heart. Pressure was applied first below the heart and then above it So much for chest compressions but I still wasn't going to do mouth-to-mouth. Then I remembered about thirty years ago they taught me the back pressure arm lift method instead of mouth-to-mouth. I looked at the snake and you guessed it - no arms. So I applied pressure along 1he belly from the heart area down toward the tail and then back upwards the heart This was fonowed by some more heart message. After repeating this procedure several MHS Newsletter, Vol. X, No.1


times, to my surprise, I heard some air come out of the snake's nose or mouth. After several more minutes of working on the snake it inhaled on its own. Several minutes later the tongue did a slow flick and the snake made some feeble attempt s at moving. As time progressed the snake got stronger and started crawling around. It was placed back in the cage and within a short time was acting almost nonnal. A week later it ate a mouse and kept it down. Today the snake shows no symptoms of its brush with death other than a few abrasions on the skin which appear to be healing well. This snake was fortunate that a fonner Boy Scout with the fust aid merit badge came to visit that night

HERP HINTS Edited by Greg Kvanbek $


When his iguana stopped gaining weight suddenly, Fred Bozvaytookitto Dr. Newman for a culture ( fecal, I suspect, not literary). As it turned out the iguana had picked up some bacteria and it was not digesting its food completely. It was successfully treated with Chloramphenicol. Fred and his veterinarian suspect that unwashed peaches were the source of the bacteria. There are two valuable lessons to be learned here. First, if you notice something unusual about an animal's behavior or condition take it to vet. It's not as expensive as you think. Second, it's a good idea to wash fruits and vegetables before giving them to your herps. Peter YaDZ, one of our junior members, had an interesting experience with his Fox Snake recently. The snake was opaque at the time and Peter decided to feed it a mouse. The snake apparently could not see very well and in its frenzy to catch the mouse it bit itself. Fortunately, no damage was done. The point is simply to show one more thing to watch out for when feeding snakes. Incidentally, in the classic book Rattlesnakes J. Frank Dobie devoted a full chapter to the subject of Rattlesnakes biting themselves. Do you still tell your friends how smart your snakes are?

• Gloria Anton has a unique method for removing old skin from a snake. When her Ball Python's skin came off in patches she used a plastic pot scrubber to gently rub off the dead skin. (1 just know someone is going to read this and try using steel wool.) Apparently it's not necessary to soak the animal first. Bruce Delles adds that increasing the humidity in the snake's cage might prevent problem sheds. ®



Aaron Hampton says he simply puts a container filled with damp moss for shedding in the cage. Moisture seems to be the key factor in loosening the skin. Be careful not to force your snakes to live in excessively damp conditions or you will fmd yourself studying your books for information on "skin blisters" or ''belly rot". They are not much fun to treat. Senegal Running Frogs (Kassina senegalensis) tend to be cannibalistic if they're not fed enough or if they are overcrowded. This is especially true of males. Keep the sizes similar. These little guys are probably hard to replace. Herp experiences lead to herp hints that the rest of us can learn from. Did you ever drop your Marine Toad on its head? Do you have a special method for removing Iguana dung from your hair? We'd like to hear about it! Call (612) 533-7723 or give Greg a hint at the next meeting.

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RERP VIDEOS WANTED At the March meeting we will again attempt to show the videos we were not able to see in October due to equipment problems. At the same time members are invited to bring in their favorite home herp videos. These should be relatively short - under 10 - and preferably entertaining. If you have a video to share please contact Aaron Hampton.

MRS NEW MEMBERS AND CHANGES Please add this information to your MHS White Pages. Kellie Anderson 230 Central Ave, N. #111 Wayzata.~ 55391 (612) 476-4772

Curt Baumgarth 2354 W. University # 1223 Mesa, AZ 85201 (602) 993-7812

Daniel R. Bramucci 145 Peavey Lane Wayzata, MN 55391 (612) 473-3838

Kimberly Breezee 695Parrington st. Paul, MN 55103 (612) 488-3125

Rachel Budelsky 318 Church st. SE Mixmeapolis, MN 55455 (612) 645-0964

Karen Christopherson 1810 E. 52nd St Mixmeapolis, MN 55417 (612) 724.. 8051

Chris Estep dba Reptile Haven 2205 E. Valley Parkway Escondido, CA 92027 (619) 741-0127

Geoffery S.E. Hall P.O. Box 821 Concordia Conege Moorhead, MN 56560 (218) 299-3196

Wayne Hill c/o Central FL Herp Society 621 Ave, M Southwest Wmter Haven, FL 33880

Jo Janssens 825 Weeks Ave. SE ~eapolis,MN 55414 (612) 378-2421

Gwinda Jorgensen 416 Charles Ave. st. Paul, MN 55103 (612) 227-9657

Jani Kittleson 2197 Londin Lane St Paul, MN 55119 (612) 776-2597

Steve Lucas P.O. Box 1143 st. Peters, MO 63376 (314) 947-7249

Bill Moss 75 E. Geranium Ave. St. Paul, MN 55117 (612) 488-1383

Joe Parlatti 1298 W. Roosevelt St River Falls, WI 54022 (715) 386 .. 9096

Pacifac N .W. Herp Society P.O. Box 70231 Bellevue, WA 98007 (206) 627 -1456

Gary Pederson, Jr. 8250 Yellowstone Lane Maple Grove, MN 55369 (612) 420-2981

Soren Sorenson 1061 St. Clair Ave. St Paul, MN 55105 (612) 227-4241

Eric Thiss 5303 Summerlin Rd. #9 Ft. Meyers, FL 33919

Chris Thorson 533 3rd Ave. SW #5 Cambridge, ~ 55008 (612) 689-9798

Tom Weidner 6400 Urbandale Ave. Des Moines, IA 50322-3546

Wildlife Rahabilitation Clinic 460 Vet Teaching Hospital 1365 Gortner Ave. St. Paul, MN 55103 (612) 624 .. 7730

TadM. Wood 307 17th st. NE Rochester, MN 55904 (507) 280-6956

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FROM THE EDITOR Editing this newsletter over the past months has certainly been an experience. I've enjoyed putting my own stamp on it and hope the membership feels the quality and look of the newsletter have improved. I only have one complaint There is a real lack of original artwork. Most of the material I've used is from the archives. Many other newsletters reprint cartoons from other sources such as newspapers. That's fme sometimes but my policy is to try to use only original material. If this edition is a bit stark it's because I'm kind of on strike. I'd like to challenge the membership to do some new artwork for your newsletter. You need not be Picasso or even Gary Larson to have your art published. (No offense, Gary.) I know there are many members who like to draw. We need your cartoons and line drawings. Thanks to the many people have contributed copy to the newsletter. Our newest contributor is Greg K vanbek who has taken on the big job of trying to do a monthly 'Herp Hints' column. He's doing a great job. Please support Greg by giving him some herp hints. I'm always looking for new talent. If you'd like to contribute to the newsletter please give me a call or see me at the monthly meeting. There are many people to thank for there part in getting the newsletter done each month. Dennis Daly often takes notes at the meeting. John Moriarty has helped with typing and deliveries to the printer. Gloria Anton picks up the newsletter and stamps and delivers them. Del Jones prints mailing labels and delivers them. Bruce Denes lets us use his shop every month to assemble the newsletter. Marilyn Brooks coordinates the assembly volunteers. We are lucky to have a terrific group of people who have volunteered to assemble the newsletter over the last few months. By doing this ourselves we save a fair amount of money and we have a really fun unofficial MHS meeting. Thanks go to Kate Anderson, Kellie Anderson, Gloria Anton, Fred and Liz Bosman, Fred Bozvay, Dan Bramucci, Sally Brewer, Marilyn Brooks, Scott Cords, Bruce and Nancy Haig, Greg Kvanbek, John Moriarty, Bill Moss, James, Karin, Josie, and Sin Rea, Pat Wagner, and Mary Ann Waldorf. If you'd like to volunteer with the newsletter folding please contact Marilyn Brooks or sign up at the monthly meeting.

Your loving Editor, J.A.


= male; 0.1.0 = female; 0.0.1 = unknown

MRS DELI: Order frozen rats and rat pups no later than 7:00 PM the Monday before the meeting (or Saturday if Monday is a holiday). Call Bruce at 593-0298 to place an order. Limit: 3 dozen pups or 6 adultrats. Fresh frozen rats - $2.00 each Fresh frozen rat pups - $5.00 per dozen FOR SALE: 55 gal. aquarimn and fish equipment; other cages and aquariums. Contact Brenda at (612) 488-8519. FOR SALE: Herp T-shirts! New designs! Stylish! Ball Python or Gila Monster. $12. ea. or both for only $22. Call Greg at (612) 533-7723.

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FOR SALE: 0.0.1 18" Baby Green Iguana, great feeder, $40.; Frozen mice, wean1ings and fumes, $6./doz.; Various used cages, $30. and up. Contact Aaron at (715) 425-7565. FOR SALE: Fresh frozen commercially-raised rodents delivered to monthly meetings. Not home raised. Mice - fuzzies 501$23., pinkies 501$20.; Rabbits $1.50Ilb.; Quantity discounts available; can Jeff Ronne at (612) 431-6813. WANTED: Unwanted or extra MN herps. To be used for educational purposes at summer camp. Specifically, a male Eastern Milksnake and male and female Black Ratsnakes. Anything else will also be considered. Call Jeff at Camp Foley (612) 633-4881. WANTED: Boa Constrictors, all subspecies. Call Jeff Ronne at (612) 431-6813. WANTED: Colubrids. If you've got one too many, one you don't want, or just路need a few bucks, if I like it I'll buy it. Call Steve at (612) 490-3212. FAUN A CLASSIFIEDS: Monthly classified ads for sale/wanted reptiles, amphibians, literature, food items, and supplies. Excellent source of information. Subscription: $14./yr., frrst class. For free sample and info write Fauna E. 555 Vista Rio Ct., Woodbridge, CA 95258.

Largest Selection of Reptiles & Amphibians in Minnesota Cages, Books, Feed & Supplies

540 Winnetka Ave. No. GokIen Valley, Mn 55427

Bruce Oelles

(612) 593-0298

INSTRUCTIONS: Ads are run as a free service to paid members. Paid ads from non-members are'not accepted. Ads for venomous species, illegal species, or sick animals will not be run. MHS takes no responsibility for legality or health of any animal advertised here. Ads may be run for three consecutive months at which time ads may be re-submitted. The editor reserves the right to omit ads when space is limited so as to allow all members a chance to advertise. Size of ads is limited to 4 typed lines or 1 standard size business card. Deadline for all newsletter items is the 15th of the month. Send all newsletter items to: ATIN: Newsletter Editor, Minnesota Herpetological Society, Bell Musewn of Natural History, 10 Church st. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455-0104.

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I Do you ever have a question about one of your herps and wonder who might be able to provide an I

II answer? Most people who keep pets of any kind have been in this situation at one time or another. I II A group of lvIHS members has volunteered to provide assistance. listed below are the people and II

II their specialties. Please be reasonable about the time of day and how frequently you call.




Large pythons and constrictors Glen (Jake) Jacobsen 757-8268 JackWalsh, Jr. (715) 822-8726

Other Snakes DeIJones 938-8555 John Meltzer 263-7880




Nancy Haig 789-4637 Barney Oldfield 1-923-4856

Amphibians John Meltzer 263-7880 Greg Kvanbek 533-7723


Terrestrial turtles and tortoises John Moriarty 647-1334 Ann POlWoll 489-7853

Aquatic Turtles Barney Oldfield 1-923-4856 Dennis Daly 633-8370




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Greg Kvanbek 533-7723


John Moriarty 647-1334




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Minnesota Herpetological Society Newsletter

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