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Keeping Tanks Cool

Hope you have enjoyed the break from hearing from me!  It has been a nice break after posting everyday for April.

A common misconception is that the frogs live in the rain forest so they love it hot.  434 more words


Fraser's Hill yet again II : Snakes

When:  May 2016     Weather : Cool 20C

Nikon P900, Leica Q

So Stephen’s son Adam runs up to the car as I alight and asks…’You like snakes right?…Well we have a few snakes that are being held for the researchers from the KL university…!’  What a great start to our weekend in Stephen’s Place! 169 more words


Thermal dependence of signalling

A new study about wall lizards authored by Guillem Pérez i de Lanuza, Miguel Angel Carretero, and Enrique Font just came out in the journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.  123 more words


Species of the Week #5

This week we are focusing on a not too well named animal, better monikers would perhaps be ‘Pond snake’ or even the old country name of ‘Ringed snake’ than the official but rather dull name of Grass Snake. 502 more words


Museum data sheds light on coral snakes and their mimics

A U-M led team of herpetologists has just published a pair of papers dealing with the evolution of warning coloration and mimicry in New World snakes. 273 more words



Sonoran whip-snake, had to scare this guy off the road up a hill and up a tree. Hopefully learned its lesson about sunning in the road… … 26 more words


UMMZ Herpetology in the Amazon

The Herpetology Division at the University of Michigan has just returned from a scientific expedition to the Peruvian Amazon. Our team included researchers from the University of Michigan, four Peruvian institutions, and the Western Australia Department of Parks and Wildlife. 859 more words