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VOLUME X

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NEWSLE1TER OF THE

MI SOTA HERPETOLOGICAL SOCI TY MARCH, 1990

APRIL MEETING DATE: Friday, April 6, 1990 TIME: 7:00 PM

PROGRAM: SPEAKER:

PLACE: 335 Borlaug Hall Sl Paul Campus University of Minnesota

Basic Husbandry of Lizards Allen Anderson

After several attempts Allen Anderson of NmwaIk, Iowa will finally speak on lizard husbandry. Allen was a charter member and three-time President of the Iowa Herpetological Society. For the last two years he has served as editor of the IHS Newsletter. Allen has kept lizards for 18 years. Over a period of 3 - 6 years his collection has had as many as 275 individuals representing 8 of 1he 11 families of lizards and consisted of around 54 species or subspecies. He has spent nine years learning to breed African Fat-tail Geckoes. Allen's experience has come mainly from trial and error therefore we will hear first-hand what to do and what not to do.

CRITfER OF mE MONTH: This month you have a choice: Lizards you are trying to breed or "IowaH herps. Reminder: Do not bring your sick or injured herps to meetings. Please be considerate of 1he health of other people's animals and 1he comfort of your animal. Animals at the meeting are not to be displayed during the meeting except during critter of the month. Be sure to bring a proper container to display your animal.

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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, Conege of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina June 20 - 23 : 14th International Symposium on Captive Propagation and Husbandry, DaIlasFort 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

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MARCH PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

The March program was Video Night. Several videos were shown. The first was Rain Forest Rapf a rap video put out by the World Wildlife Fund. This was a somewhat entertaining attempt to educate people about the ongoing loss of the rain forests and the devastation of plants and animals that results. WWF has taken a "gloom and doom" subject and presented it in such a way that 1he general public will pay attention.

The second video was a portion of the "Life on EartJi' series. Both the section on Amphibians and on Reptiles were shown. This series covers evolution and goes into detail about adaptation of animals which allowed them to inhabit a wide variety of habitat type. It includes things like defensive measures, anatomy, and reproductive strategies. This series is also available in book form. The third video, Venomous Sea Serpents, was part of the "National Geographic Explo~ series. 'Three venomous species were included. The information was quite accurate and had some excellent footage of the snakes in their natural habitat Thanks to Gloria Anton for loaning the videos Rain Forest Rap and Life on Earth. Venomous Sea Snakes was provided by Jo Anne Wethere1l and John Moriarty.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS The following programs are being planned. More information will be available in future newsletters.

May - Video "Cane Toads: An Unnatural Historylf

HERP VIDEOS AVAILABLE Listed below are the videos available MHSmember.

from the MHS Ubrary. These made be borrowed by any

The Snake's Tale by The Missouri Dept of Conservation (20 min.) Realm of the Alligator by The National Geographic Society (59 min.) Banking OIl ~ and The Madras Crocodile Project (79 min.) Sea Turtles: Ancient Nomads by The Audubon Society (60 min.)

1989 International HerpewlogiC3l Symposium (120 min.)

NEW VIDEO AVAILABLE: The Nature of Australia - a 6-part series on 3 tapes, $49.95 plus shipping. To order call 1-800-451-7020 or write: Australia Video Set, Box 68618, Indianapolis,IN 46268.

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MARCH BOARD MEETING The meeting was held on March 3 at the home of Bruce and Nancy Haig. The meeting was called to order by John Moriarty at 7:27. In attendance were Kate Anderson, Gloria Anton, Marilyn Brooks, Fred and Liz Bosman, Fred Bozvay, Sally Brewer, Scott Cords, Dennis Daly, Bruce Delles, Bruce and Nancy Haig, Aaron Hampton, Vence and Nanette Jimerson, Greg Kvanbek, Cliff Lindberg, John Meltzer, John Moriarty, Bill Moss, Ann Porwoll, Mary Ann Waldorf and Jo Anne Wetherell-Moriarty. John began by distributing a job description to each new board member. Results of the election were reviewed. There were 122 people at the regular monthly meeting. The secretary's minutes were read and accepted. The treasurers report was read. Total assets are $3191.26. It was agreed to purchase another 3-month CD for $500. The first CD is coming due and will be re-invested for an additional 3 months. The report was accepred. The membership report was reviewed. There are 208 memberships and a total of 327 members as of the end of February. The membership handbook has been delayed. Whire pages should be available at the next meeting. President's Report Speakers will be confirmed for the Midwest Herp Symposium. The committee will meet during March to set up subcommittees for areas such as hospitality, banquet, tours, etc. Infonnation will be sent to other herp societies for inclusion in newsletters. John reminded everyone that the 15th of the month :is the deadline for newsletter material. Everyone mould pay atren1ion to this so reports needed for the' newsletter will be submitted on ti.tqe. Mary Ann Waldorf has volunteered to be the chairperson for the Refreshment Committee. Thanks, Mary Ann. Vice President's Rqx>rt Aaron reported that Allen Anderson :is lined up for April. The May program will be a video tape. He has also given Jo1m Meltzer a list of ~iliti.es for speakers. John Meltzer reported that, along with the list of potential speakers that he received from Aaron, he has several ideas for the coming year. Old Business The use of styrofoam cups will be discontinued as soon as the current supply is exhausted. They will be replaced by environmentally safe cardboard cups. (MHS needs 10 be environmentally sound, too!) Non-profit status needs to worked out with a lawyer. The U of MN Student Law Service will be contacted to determine whether they can help. Board members were reminded that they are to compile an inventory of the MHS owned items in their possession. They are also to write a detailed description of the things they do to carry out their job. These things are to be done by the next board meeting. New Business Earth Day is coming up on April 21-22 at both the Minnesota Zoo and Como Zoo. Also on April 21 is the annual open houseat the U of M Veterinary School. MHS will have a table at the Vet School due to the exceptional response last year. The first Hands-on Display at Como Zoo is just around the comer in May. Members who participate at Como Zoo will be required to wear an MHS T-shirt. These will be provided. The group discussed the possibility of doing a special order of MHS sweatshirts. Members will be polled at the next meeting. Croaker the frog needs a If donation" sign since he doesn't look like an ordinary donation jar. Signs are also needed for use at the monthly meeting. This will help new people who need information. Aaron Hampton has volunteered to start a new colunm for the newsletter. The topic will be breeders notes. Library use guidelines were discussed. Nancy Haig will write these up for the newsletter.

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REFRESHMENTS Refreslnnents at the February meeting were provided by Glenn Jacobsen. A delicious frog and snake cake was brought in celebration of his wife Donna's birthday. Thank you for spending your birthday with us Donna. Who could ask for a better group to celebrate with?

Mary Ann Waldorf is the new refreslnnent chairperson. If you would like to provide refreshments for a meeting be sure 10 notify Mary Ann in advance. Please see her at the meeting or give her a can at (612) 699-0475.

HELP A HAPLESS HERP Adoptions at the March meeting were three Red-eared Sliders to Aaron Olson, one Yellow Marginated Turtle to Joe Matzke, and a pair of Helmeted Turtles to Kris Anton. At the time of publication there were no adoption animals. Anyone with animals to go up for adoption should contact Fred Bosman prior to the meeting.

RAFFLE The raffle at the March meeting brought in $27.00. The following are the winners and their prizes: Josie Rea - Animal stickers, Cliff lindberg - Styrofoam cooler and ceramic turtle, K Bethann Lord - stuffed animal, Zachary Strand - children's book, Cody Fiereck - ceramic turtle, McClane Fiereck - animal record book, Jim Adams - ceramic turtle. Thanks to all who donated items and

purchased tickets.

CRITIER OF THE MONTH Critter of the month in March is always "Favorite Critter". There was a very large tum out It was nice 10 see so many species represented. Critters included W esrem Hognose Snake - 2 (Heterodon nasicus nasicus), Bunnese python - 1 normal and 1 albino (Python molurus bivattatus), Corn Snake (Elaphe guttata guttata), Desert Iguana (Oipsosaurus dorsalis), African Spurred tortoise (Geochelone sulcata), Big-headed Turt1~ (Phrynops gibbus), Gaboon/Rhino Viper intergrade, Blue-Tongued Skink (feliqua scindoides), Elongated Tortoise (Geochelone elongata), Colmnbian Rainbow Boa (Epicrates cenchria maurus), Bullsnake (Pituophls melanoleucus sayi), Fox Snake (Elaphe vulpina vuplina), Amaral's Boa (Boa Constrictor Amarali), Hennann's Tortoise (festudo hermanni), Southern Pinesnake (Pituophis melanoleucus mugatlls), Desert Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getulus splendida), Dumeril's Ground Boa (Acranmphis dumerili), Green Iguana (Iguana iguana), Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina), Mexican Black Kingmake (Lampropeltis getulus negrita) and "captive bread snake. ll

The animals were presented by Toni and John Jesmer, Rebekah Kittleson, Bill Moss, Becky Helgeson, Fred and Liz Bosman, Gloria Anton, Kris Anton, Bruce Delles, John Meltzer, Bill Ness, Jeff LeOerc, Greg Kvanbeck, Glen Jacobsen, John Moriarty, Aaron Hampton, Zachary Stranci Fred Bozvay, Brandon Denes, and Connie Delles. lYHS Newsletter, Vol. X•.IVo. 3

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1990 ELECTION The 1990 election is history. There was a good contest for treasurer and for member-at-large. It's good to see the competition. The results are 1isred below. 'This is the group that will represent you for the next year. Be sure to let them know your opinions and ideas. (I) stands for incumbent Those elected are indicated by **. Votes PRESIDENT .......................... John Moriarty (I) ••

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THANKS TO ALL OUTGOING BOARD MEMBERS Several members are ending their tenure on the MHS Board Aaron Hampton leaves after one year as Vice-President He did a very good job in lining up interesting programs for the monthly meetings. Kate Anderson served as Secretary for two and two-thirds years. She has really organized MHS during her time in the position. Kate has packed up and moved out to the Pacifac Northwest. Scott Cords and Cliff Lindberg each served one year as Members-at-Large. Bruce Haig served for two years as Member-at-Large and two years as Treasurer. Nancy Haig has also stepped down as Chairperson of 1he Library Committee after several years in that position. Thanks to all of you for your hard work. We know that although this group of people are no longer in elected positions, you'll continue to contribute to the Society when you can.

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THE AQUATIC TURTLE ENVIRONMENT by Dennis Daly The keeping of aquatic turtles in a captive environment requires a bit of extra work Along with maintaining temperature, lighting, diet, and a land area, there is an additional concern of water. Water is the key to life and in a closed system, such as an aquarium, it can be the source of infinite problems. Your aquatic friends live, eat, sleep, and breed in the water. This fact makes the quality of their water environment important to their survival. Warer quality can be checked by watching for any unusual animal behavior. Often by the time you notice oousual behavior the animal is already ill. In some cases 1his can be prevenred by the use of an important aid: the simple aquarium test kit. Tetra Laborette (Trademark) is an excellent kit that can check an of the important chemical balances in the water. The pH level is an indicator of the acidity or alkalinity of water. A pH level of 7.0 is considered to be neu1ml; 0 - 6 is acid water, 8 - 14 is alkaline water. For most turtles a pH of 7.0 is ideal. Alkaline water is tolerable by your turtles and some species, such as Graptemys, actually prefer slightly alkaline water. Alkaline water is caused by dissolved particles of calcium carbonate (better known as limestone) in the water. Acid water occurs in areas such as peat bogs. Lily pads are also common in acid water. Acid water is required by some of the pond turtles but acidity such not be allowed to drop lower than 5.8. Wanzwitha pH level of greater than 5.8 is ideal for the growth of many fungi (Basidiobolus, shell rot) and bacteria (Salmonella spp.) both of which are undesirable in your aquatic environment In water below 5.8, turtles are susceptable to soft shell which will leave them vumerable to shell rot Methods of controlling pH To raise pH in acid water, add a piece of limestone or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to the aquarium. To lower pH in alkaline warer, add sodium biphosphate to the aquarium. Always make changes in pH over a few days rather than all at once. This will keep animal stress to a minimum. Animal stress is a factor in the overall health of the animal. If you feed your animals live flSh this will prevent a massacre of your food animals which are more sensitive to pH changes. Methods of maintaining a gystal clear aquatic environment Provide some type of water filter. There are many available on the market today. A void the undergravel type filter system. These are designed for fish and a turtle will often dig up the fllter plates, rendering this system useless. Sponge fIlters work very well but you will need to replace the sponges often because turtle love to rip them to shreds as well as to eat them. (I've never had turtles with ill effects from this.) For an economy filter your best bet is the old box filter. The long tenn cannister power fIlter works best but the initial cost is not an easy pill to swallow.. For crystal clear water use activated filter carbon in your filter. The carbon will remove odors and prevent discoloration of the water. Remove all carbon in the filter before treatment with medicine dissolved in water. This is done to prevent the carbon from absorbing the medicine. For example, when treating turtles for shell rot with neomycin sulfate remove the carbon or the 1rea1ment will have no effect References:

Bruener , Gerhard The Hobbyist Guide to the Natural Aquarium, Tetra Press, 1973, pp. 6-14. MHS Newsletter, Vol. X, No.3

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Frye, Fredric Biomedical and Surgical Aspects of Captive Reptile Husbandry, Krieger PubliWrlng, 1981,pp. 136-140, 156. Kelly, Jim Pet UhrarYs Aquarium Guide, Pet library, 1969, pp. 22-31, 42-49, 244-247. Patton, Kevin "Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle" Aquarium Fish Magazine, December, 1989, pp.34-39.

COMMITIEE CHAIRPERSON NEEDED State Fair Committee - The chairman 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 this position should contact John Moriarty.

VETERINARY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE The University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual open house on April 29 from 9 AM to 4 PM. MHS will have a hands-on display there. MHS members will be needed to man the display. You need not be there fore the entire days. Come for a few hours. Bring an animals that works well with the public. If you are interested there will be a sign-up sheet at the April meeting or contact Bill Moss (Display Committee Chairperson) at (612) 488-1383.

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HBRPFUL HINTS Edited by Greg Kvanbek $ Well folks, last month only one herper was creative enough to come up with a way to help Nancy Haig water her Jackson's Chameleons. When Jo1m Meltzer had Senegal Chameleons he allowed the water to drip onto a rock which was in a dish. When the dish was full, he emptied it. Nancy is currently using a similar method. It didn't take a rocket scientist to figme that out, did it?

!81 With spring coming I'm sure there will be those among us out catching Bullsnakes and Foxsnakes to add to our menageries. If they won't eat standard lab mice 1ry the wild, white-footed mice. Watch out for ticks and be extremely careful if you're feeding live mice. (Don't let the snake become a chew toy for the mouse.) This hint brought to you by John Moriarty. Incidentally, if this sounds like too much of a hassle then it probably is! Captive born snakes do much better and they're widely available. !I!I

Whenever his snakes go otl-feed, Scott Cords lets them go hungry for a while (a few weeks at

moo). Sometimes they will take live food but normally they get hungry enough to eat. Along those same lines~ Fred Bozvay suggests trying chicks. Sounds like fun Fred, but what has that got to do with feeding snakes? (humo.ry ÂŽ I do have a hint for anyone who needs to hand-feed crickets to small herps. An example would be my Cuban Anole who lives in a house plant, not in a terrarium. Take a clean broomstraw (from a broom) and insert it under the crickets wings, lengthwise from behind. Dangle that in front of the lizards face. He1l eat it. The idea behind the straw is that it does not frighten the animal as much as forceps or your hand.

• Want to breed your Red-sided Garter Snakes? Then you should know about their sex pheromones. This is what attracts them to each other. While the male sex pheromone contains squalene, the female sex pheromone contains a series of non-volatile satmated and monounsaturated long chain methylketones. Good luck. No need to thank me. !81 Well, my cousin Icky and I had a great time visiting herpers this month. Icky sold a lot of vacuum cleaners. In fact, some people bought two. He pretty smooth, isn't he? However, I would like to apologize for his table manners. I guess that's what 15 years of prison food does to you.

I would now like to announce the "Best Herp Hint of 1990 ContestH In an extreme act of genemdty, I will award one of my fantastic herp T-shirts to the person who contributes the best herp hint this year. Past contributors are eligible. !81

RULES: 1. "Best" does not necessarily mean the weirdest It might be the most useful or most original. 2. You can't just make it up. 3. It has to be published. 4. Since I'm going to be the one giving away the fabulous prize, I get to be the judge. 5. The winner has a choice of whatever style of T-shirt I happen to have lying around at the time. Of course, it will be unvvom (unless you request it). 6. So give me some good herp hints. Call me at (612) 533-7723. DISCLAIMER: Neither MHS nor the Newsletter Editor take any re8pOIlBibility for the outcome of this contest. This contest not valid in the Fiji Islands, Tasmania, Uruguay, Caldwell, Kansas or any municipality where T-shirts are not considered awropriate apparel.

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HERPS AT HOME Edited by Aaron Hampton I'd like to introduce everyone to a new column. This space will be devoted to discussing various aspects of captive breeding. For such an important and monumental task, be needing everyone's help. If you have some animals that you are breeding please send me some information what species it is, husbandry teclmiques used to encourage breeding, facts concerning litter size, or anything at all dealing with captive propagation. Let's hear from everyone out there. Data from previous years is just great Send to: Aaron Hampton, 1135 S. Fork Dr., River Falls, WI 54022

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I'll kick this month off with information about hibernating techniques that work wen for me. Hibernating Colubrid Snakes I prepare my animals for hibernation by feeding them nearly as much as they will eat during August and Sep1ember. You want to have good body weight on the animals without having them obese. ObesiW can cause problems prior to, during, and after hibernation. I use October and part of November as a "clean-out" period. I provide plenty of water, keep heat at normal levels, and make sure that all animals are defecating. The third week in November is when I start the cooldown. Some people reduces temps over a period of days or weeks, but I use incandescent bulbs for heat and light and I turn it off all at once. After about three weeks I remove the animals from their cages and place them in p1as1ic shoe boxes of appropriate sizes. The boxes have bedding and a small water dish. Putting the snakes in plastic

allows me to thoroughly clean and disinfect the cages and gives me more control over the temperature. I've always felt that it gives the snakes the feeling of being in a winter den or cave. Who Knows? Do not feed during this stage. The boxes are place on my basement floor which is about 54-62 degrees F. All I do for the next three to four months is check the animals to make sure they are all right and to till their water dishes. This cooling has been found to trigger spermatogenesis (sperm development) in males and oogenisis (egg development) in females of many species of colubrid snakes. At the end of the hibernation period I just put the snakes back in their cages and tum on the lights. I feed as early as three days after warming, but some people warm their animals slowly and feed later. My animals begin to breed anytime from right away to after the first shed of the season. I hope this will be a help to some of you. Good luck and let me know about your breeding projects.

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DeIJones 938-8555 John Meltzer 263-7880

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

John Meltzer 263..7880 Greg Kvanbek 533-7723

Terrestrial turtles and tortoises

Aquatic Turtles

John Moriarty 647-1334 Ann POlWoll 489-7853

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

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1.0.0 = male; 0.1.0 = female; 0.0.1 = unknown MHS 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). can Bruce at 593-0298 to place an order. Limit 3 dozen pups or 6 adult rats. Fresh frozen rats .. $2.00 each Fresh frozen rat pups .. $5.00 per dozen FOR SALE: I s1ill have some Ball Python and Gila Monster T-shirts left but they're going fast! Now is the time to get yours! I'll send you a brochure or bring one for you to a meeting. Call Greg Kvanbek at (612) 533-7723. FOR SALE: Columbian (Cornman) Boas $130. each or $240./pr., c.b. 2/27 & 3/2. Others will follow. Unrelated pairs available. One clutch 2nd generation. More 2nd gen. expected soon. Fresh frozen rodents; rat pinkies .. 501$23., mice .. fumes 501$23., pinkies 501$20. Above brought to monthly meetings. Call Jeff at (612) 431-6813. FOR SALE: MUST SELL! 7 herp cages, some with vita-lite, starting at $30. Misc. herps available. Call Aaron Hampton at (715) 425-7565 FOR SALE: Eastern Indigo Snakes. Permits not required for pick-ups in Minneapolis before July 1 and for Chicago after. Also expect newborn Dumeril's Boas, Brazilian Rainbow Boas, and Carpet Pythons. Photos available for $1.00 each. Contact Glenn Lewis, 2635 Larch Lane, Plymouth, MN 55441 (612) 559-2334. FOR SALE: Frozen adult mice $6./rlz. Aduh rats $2. ea live rodents available upon request, Call Vence or Nanette Jimerson at (612) 869-8547. WANTED: Part-time cleaning help. Approximately 20 hourslweek. Flexible hours. Serious

inquiries only. Call Bruce at (612) 593-0298. WANTED: Unwanted or extra MN heeps. To be used for educational purposes at summer camp. Specifically, a male Eastern Milksnake and male and female Black Rat Snakes. Anything e1se will also be considered. Call Jeff at Camp Foley (612) 633-4881.

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: ATTN: Newsletter Editor, Minnesota Herpetological Society, Ben Museum of Natural History, 10 Church St S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455路0104.

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