Recent Entries

Posted by: Editor on 5/18/2011
This is the second part to our previous post on incubators. The topic, however, is one that for us has lessons that extend well beyond the world of reptiles. Last year we stumbled upon a man running a small business building hollow-core PVC caging and cabinet incubators, similar to those constructed by Habitat Systems. His advertised prices were half those of Habitat Systems, so we decided to give him a shot and buy one large cabinet incubator, with potentially more orders behind if he could deliver on the product. This is a cautionary tale of what happens when a price is too good to be true.
Categories: Business | Equipment |
Posted by: Editor on 5/11/2011
Given the time of year (ball python eggs are hitting the ground around the country at a rapid clip right now), we thought we'd throw up a quick blog post about suitable commercial reptile egg incubators. We've used a wide variety of commercially available incubators over the years with varying levels of success. This post is not intended to get into the details of reptile egg incubation - we'll write more on that later - but rather to simply provide a quick list of potential options for those that are researching incubators for the first time, or others who are thinking of increasing their incubator capacity.
Categories: Equipment | Husbandry |
Posted by: Editor on 5/2/2011
We thought we’d write a quick post on predator and prey interactions as the subject relates to snakes. We find the topic particularly interesting, for in many cases it is the interaction between predators and prey that drives evolutionary development forward. This post only touches on the topic, and we plan to return to the subject in greater detail going forward on a recurring basis. Our intention is to use this post as a baseline from which to launch into a greater exploration of the multitude of predator and prey interactions as related to snakes in the future. If it sounds like a topic you’d like to delve into further, then by all means read on.
Categories: Biology |