Greetings! We'll be going on a bi-monthly article schedule through the end of the year. I'm going to attempt to continue the newsletter on a weekly basis, so don't disappear on me!
Thanks and have a great week!Peyton
Newest Article: Mud and Musk Turtles
Synopsis: A look at the most overlooked but best potential first turtles!
Herp of the Week: Pig-Nosed Turtle
Scientific Name: Carettochelys insculpta
Informational Site: http://www.digimorph.org/specimens/Carettochelys_insculpta/
Description: A favorite of mine, the Pig-Nosed turtle is the sole surviving member of Carettochelyidae. This turtle resembles (and propels itself with its big front flipper-like feet like) a sea turtle but resides in fresh water. It was featured on Reptiles Magazine several years ago, and I’ve been in love with it ever since. It’s pig-like face is hard to resist. It’s diet consists of insects, snails, small fish, various fruits, roots, and leaves, .The website is also very interesting with its x-rays and data. Enjoy!
Site of the Week: Official Site of the Indie Rock Band called Tortoise
Review: Ok, so it’s not a reptile site! Any band that chooses a herp related name deserves a little attention. I thought I’d mix things up a bit with some less traditional herp-related sites. I’ve never listened to the music of Tortoise, but all you audiofiles might enjoy giving them a shot…if you haven’t already.
Item of the Week: Waterland Tubs
Review: Ranging in size from 55"L x 25"W x 12"H to 76"L x 35W x 24"H with optional covers and bulkhead drains, these tubs have a lot of potential. There is even a Waterland LAND tub for tortoises and box turtles (72 x 32 x 14"H and 2/3 land, 1/3 water). The lightness of the polyethylene combined with the non-stick surface (for easy cleaning) give them great potential .
Midwest Reptile Symposium - November 3rd-5th
Herp Shows this Week:
Date: October 30th through November 5th
Orlando, FL – November 4th and 5th
Indianapolis, IN – November 4th and 5th
Indy Reptile Expo
Shelbyville, KY – November 4th
Kentucky Reptile Expo
Havre de Grace, MD – November 4th
All Maryland Reptile Show
Cheswick, PA – November 5th
Pittsburgh Reptile and Bird Show/Sale
Columbia, SC – November 4th and 5th
South Carolina Reptile and Exotic Animal Show
Calgary – November 4th and 5th
CanWest Pet Expo
Prague – November 4th Ziva Exotika
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Peyton Creadick, Reptiles and Amphibians Editor
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