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04/17/12 VPI BLACK AXANTHICS HATCHING!!

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I'm excited about these babies-they are precious!!! Ready to go first two out are girls!

 

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03/24/12

Announcement of Effective date 03/23/12 (yesterday) and information on Injurious species listing by USARK

 

Injurious Wildlife Listing Enacted Today

03/23/12

EVERYONE TAKE NOTE!!!!

TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!!

50 CFR--PART 16
View Printed Federal Register page77 FR 3366in PDF format.
Amendment(s) published January 23, 2012, in 77 FR 3366

 

Effective Date(s): March 23, 2012
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2. Amend §16.15 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows:
§ 16.15   Importation of live reptiles or their eggs.

 

03/11/12

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100% het patternless female that was bred to patternless male. Is this small mark on her head a clue that she is a het? We are breeding two poss het females that have a small marking on the head to see if it could at least be a clue.

 

 

03/01/12

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Quick phone camera pic of Burgundy Albino female x Pied male (maybe Leopard Pied) ovulation. What is this snake? We still don't know because we haven't hatched any homozygous babies! We have only bred her to non related males! We have Mojave het, Spot-nose het, and normal het ready to breed next year. I could have bred her back to one of those male hets, but decided to prolong everyone's guessing one more year and breed her to a pied!

02/28/12

 

How is it possible that this ruling has been made, and now here we are back again because entities didn't get what they wanted?

It is hard to believe that after the final rulemaking and listing of four species, years in the making,  Congressman Tom Rooney R FL with his bill HR 511 would feel he should negate and or overide the Department of Interior's decision on this issue in the complete opposite way one would expect.

02/27/12

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Black Axanthic eggs!! Very excited about this clutch that was laid last week! This female bred to our Black Axanthic male laid 10 eggs!

02/02/12

You heard Andrew Wyatt of USARK yesterday on NPR and he did a great job. Thanks Andrew for all of your efforts. I view this as another major step for the reptile industry, making it on to a national forum, The Diane Rehm Show. Diane wasn't there because she had to attend a funeral, and that was unfortunate. Diane is an extremely thoughtful person.

01/10/12

The top 10 reasons why we are asking you to take five minutes and click on the USARK link below and send your letter! (We could do way more than 10, but we are just going to start with these…

‎1)We are asking at the minimum all of our friends here in the U.S. do this. This affects US and international business for any American business!

10/18/11

Crazy days! This has been one month that has been a total blur! So many things are happening every day that sometimes its hard to focus on one thing! But what we have been focusing on have been a lot of cool things that hopefully will all come together! I'm going to be back tracking so you won't have missed anything, but in the mean time I want you to focus on this awesome photo!

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