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Atheists in the Biological Sciences

A group for biologists, and those with an interest in biology, to get together and talk about what interests them the most: the fascinating study of life.

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Invasive species

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Liz E Nov 18, 2013. 1 Reply

Biologists get osmosis wrong

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 31, 2013. 3 Replies

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Comment by TNT666 on January 16, 2012 at 9:43pm

Hi fellow 'herpers' Annie and Chizu. I did my M.Sc on tadpole habitat selection and pleurodeles sex differenciation. Ah the stories of late night collections stuck chest deep in slow river muds! :)
But that was in the 90s...

I don't keep any for recreational purposes though.

My M.Sc. supervisor was studying genetic hybridisation of Ontario Garter Snakes as well as that of Jefferson/Blue-spotted Salamander Complex. I got so many snake bites the Summer I worked on his research, one does amazingly get used to it... as well as the smell of endless stress defecation... :(

Sure do miss those days... up here in Yukon, we generally only find Wood Frogs, and certainly no snakes.

Comment by Chizu_Sando on January 16, 2012 at 9:37pm

Do you ever go on youtube? If you're interested go and search for ViperKeeper. Al posts videos every week of what it takes to work with hots. He breeds and provides specimens to zoos around the country.  That's where I really fell for venomous. I used to work in a lab and I'd spend all day hunched over a microscope with Al's videos playing in the background. :)

Comment by Annie Thomas on January 16, 2012 at 9:27pm

Cool!  My husband used to breed arboreal pit vipers (mainly eyelash vipers) and poison dart frogs for zoos and aquariums.  We haven't had anything hot in years... but were thinking of getting some eyelashes again.  We are down to one herp... my 12 year old daughter has a corn snake... a hearty starter snake. ;-)  Good luck on your degree.  And yes, people who will work venomous snakes is necessary... and important.  Plus, I think they are the most beautiful. 

Comment by Chizu_Sando on January 16, 2012 at 9:05pm

Yay! I'm only a baby herper as it were. I have currently kept small colubrids, several frogs species (mostly Hyla), and a beardie. But I have a huge passion for hots and conservation. I'm currently getting my AAS degree and want to be an exotic vet. Not enough vets are willing to work with venomous but they need love too. :)  

I currently only have two African House Snakes (2.0 Lamprophis fuliginosus) and a checkered garter (1.0 Thamnophis marcianus) The garter can be a pain in the butt. I'm convinced and early diet of goldfish gave me brain damage. XD

Comment by Annie Thomas on January 16, 2012 at 8:53pm

Yes Chizu!  Or perhaps used to be.  No longer breeding anything, but still enjoy roadcruising after a good summer rain.  What do you work with?

Comment by Chizu_Sando on January 16, 2012 at 8:43pm

Any herpers on AN?

Comment by TNT666 on January 16, 2012 at 2:41am

Homo toxicus

Excellent medical and toxicological documentary on the consequences of all the chemicals in our lives, on our lives and our immune systems.

(Viewed on Netflix)

Comment by Steph S. on January 15, 2012 at 8:46am
I'll check that out TNT666! Thanks.
Comment by TNT666 on January 11, 2012 at 11:36pm

Very interesting documentary playing right now on CBC radio on the consequences of the "Green Revolution" which has been ongoing since the 2nd WW.

Comment by Steph S. on January 8, 2012 at 9:20pm

Happy New Year!

 

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