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  • april_2013
    terrapins Malaclemys terrapin occur in estuarine habitats and salt marshes along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts from Cape Cod MA to Corpus Christi TX There are five sub species in Florida the Carolina diamondback terrapin M t centrata the Florida East Coast diamondback terrapin M t tequesta the mangrove diamondback terrapin M t rhizophorarum the ornate diamondback terrapin M t macrospilota and the Mississippi diamondback terrapin M t pileata Terrapins have lost suffered habitat losses predation harvested for soup and drowned in crab traps but when the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill threatened ornate diamondback terrapins in the Big Bend Area a private citizen s interest in protecting them helped start a research and monitoring effort that continues today This is our story of learning to find terrapins studying a large population of them and building Terrapin Underwater Breathing Apparatuses Some of the data collected in the past three years will be presented including preliminary data from a collaborative research effort between the University of North Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that is funded by a Conserve Wildlife Tag Grant from the Florida Wildlife Foundation Inc Also T U B A will be on display FWC

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  • march_2013
    information on how she was introduced to reptiles and how she applies her love of herps at school The presentation will end with a general overview of turtle natural history and husbandry See you there HO S INVITED You are Anyone with an interest in any aspect of herpetology or herpetoculture is welcome to attend learn and exchange their experiences with our friendly membership Come out to meet others who

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  • february_2103
    go out to eat at Stevie Tomatoes near I 75 and Daniel s Blvd after the meeting to socialize Everyone is welcome Come out and join the fun WHO S INVITED You are Anyone with an interest in any aspect of herpetology or herpetoculture is welcome to attend learn and exchange their experiences with our friendly membership Come out to meet others who keep breed or study reptiles and amphibians

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  • january_2013
    hatched progeny Despite improvement in general chelonian husbandry over the past thirty years the unique challenges of keeping propagating and rearing an animal with the low caloric requirements and massive growth potential of a Galapagos tortoise have been met with moderate to poor success This presentation takes a look at these gentle giants their historic relationship with man and many of the reasons why we are failing them in captivity It takes a practical look at the husbandry guidelines that can be applied to many species of tortoises and offers some new perspectives on the special considerations that should be given a Galapagos tortoise to avoid serious health issues and help raise a healthier next generation Curt Harbsmeier is an attorney in central Florida with a lifelong passion for the conservation of herpetofauna He has a twenty year history of working with a diverse group of chelonians including Galapagos tortoises He is an executive board member of Tampa s Lowry Park Zoo and is involved with numerous conservation organizations and activities Curt is a member of the IUCN SSC Crocodile Specialist Group the AZA Crocodilian Advisory Group and the Turtle Survival Alliance WHO S INVITED You are Anyone with an

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  • Monthly meeting
    Florida Brooks Apalachicola eastern and scarlet king snakes as well as the rare short tailed and mole king snakes He will discuss the natural history and captive care of king snakes WHO S INVITED You are Anyone with an interest in any aspect of herpetology or herpetoculture is welcome to attend learn and exchange their experiences with our friendly membership Come out to meet others who keep breed or study

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  • november_2012
    great success herping with him and their exploits will be shown too There will be NO repeats pix from last year so c mon out to enjoy an evening of fun seeing the crème that Bill s other home state has to offer WHO S INVITED You are Anyone with an interest in any aspect of herpetology or herpetoculture is welcome to attend learn and exchange their experiences with our

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  • october_2012
    This documentary outlines the issues with preserving the remaining populations of these tortoises and the work that is being by the Turtle Conservancy in this battle This is really an eye opening look at problems in Madagascar and in many other parts of the world WHO S INVITED You are Anyone with an interest in any aspect of herpetology or herpetoculture is welcome to attend learn and exchange their experiences

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  • september_2012
    also assisted in building nesting mounds for wood turtles He also protected nests from predation and marked hatchlings A big focus of the project was habitat management for increasing future populations Below is a link to a publication on the nest mound http www bioone org doi abs 10 1656 045 018 0305 WHO S INVITED You are Anyone with an interest in any aspect of herpetology or herpetoculture is

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