stormphyre:

rangerkimmy:

the only survey corps member that matters

crunchyroll article about this adorable pup please do not delete

duel-styx LOOK

Oh god.  This needs to happen with Biscuit. 

And… I have so many SnK ideas I have yet have not put in to action that are similar to this amazing pom.

Poms, clearly awesome.

asker

Anonymous asked: If I may ask, where did you get your wonderful-looking C. Paulsoni? I've been very interested in them as of late but finding someone that breeds them or is selling them is quite hard

I have gotten mine from a variety of places.  My female was from a seller on Fauna Classifieds that didn’t have any males (that was a number of years ago).  Elysion, my male, is from Dr. Josh Parker.  He was featured in issue 9 of Herp Nation:
http://www.herpnation.com/issues/herp-nation-magazine-issue-9/?simple_nav_category=issues

He hasn’t had anything available for a few years now though, I keep in touch with him and pester him a lot about any available offspring.

I recently added a couple more males to my collection from Quan’s Serpentarium on FaceBook.  I’m not sure if he’s sold out of all his Paulsoni now or not.

I agree finding some is really difficult especially the Santa Isabel whites.  Fresh imports in the more common shades of brown are available from time to time on Kingsnake.  The whites are harder to track down.  There is a group on FaceBook called The Candoia Corner and it’s a very helpful resource for tracking down breeders of Candoia - paulsoni and otherwise.

stormphyre:

dduane:

brydeswhale:

aimlessme:

amoying:

archaeology:

Ancient Puppy Paw Prints Found on Roman Tiles

i got really happy about this and then i was like “this dog is probably dead” and now i am crying

Probably dead

Probably.

One of the few things that’s made me tear up in public, in recent memory, was at the Römisch-Germanisches Museum in Köln, where they had a reconstruction of a dog’s grave that had been found in the area. There were the dog’s bones, carefully arranged in a sleeping position… and also its collar, and its food dish, and a cow’s shank-bone that had been buried with it so it would have something to chew on and play with in the afterlife. After seeing this I was useless for some while thereafter…
(The museum’s own website is worth checking out, especially pertaining to the Dionysus mosaic around which the museum was built.)

OW now I’m crying D;


Why would you do that to us?

stormphyre:

dduane:

brydeswhale:

aimlessme:

amoying:

archaeology:

Ancient Puppy Paw Prints Found on Roman Tiles

i got really happy about this and then i was like “this dog is probably dead” and now i am crying

Probably dead

Probably.

One of the few things that’s made me tear up in public, in recent memory, was at the Römisch-Germanisches Museum in Köln, where they had a reconstruction of a dog’s grave that had been found in the area. There were the dog’s bones, carefully arranged in a sleeping position… and also its collar, and its food dish, and a cow’s shank-bone that had been buried with it so it would have something to chew on and play with in the afterlife. After seeing this I was useless for some while thereafter…

(The museum’s own website is worth checking out, especially pertaining to the Dionysus mosaic around which the museum was built.)

OW now I’m crying D;

Why would you do that to us?

asker

cheyrkofan asked: Are tegus good pets

Tegus can make fantastic pets due to their intelligence.  Like all good things however, it takes work - time and a lot of effort.

Each tegu is an individual with their own distinct personality, likes, and dislikes - this is the most important thing to remember when thinking about purchasing or adopting a tegu as a pet.  I’ve known people that have tegus that were baby dolls from day one, super tame, affectionate, everything someone could want in a scaley pet.  A lot of CB Argentine B&Ws are that way, especially the All Americans or Extreme Giants.  When getting a tegu for oneself, you may get that tegu and everything might go great.

You might not.  So a prospective owner needs to be able to adequately evaluate their own tenacity and desire for owning a tegu.  If you don’t get that “perfect tegu” how long and hard are you willing to work with that animal?

Guts is a pretty good example of the hard work and commitment type of tegu.  When I first bought him he had a lot of behavior issues and behaved more like a wild tegu than a CBB animal (which he was).  It took a full year of daily handling and training to get him to where he is today.  365 days of getting scratched, whipped, ect on top of his regular care - and I was working a full time job at the same time.

Guts still has what I call “tegu tantrums”.  He’s a lot like a reptilian two year old - he wants to do what he wants to do when he wants to do it.  If he doesn’t get his way he’s prone to throwing tantrums.  Tantrums generally involve a combination of things he thinks will get him what he wants while also doing things that annoy the daylights out of me.

Guts is also extremely picky about his food.  Most tegus are not but Guts is not most tegus and I know there are others out there like him.  Guts will NOT eat turkey, beef, or chicken - which are the least expensive and most common type of ground meat people use when making their “tegu food mix”.  I have to purchase bison or deer - sometimes I have to get it shipped in from out of state depending on the season.  It’s expensive.

He’s like that with fruit too.  He hates apples, but loves mangos.

I mentioned in the beginning that tegus are extremely intelligent, Guts can open the latch on his cage doors from the inside so they have to be locked at all times when he is inside his enclosure.  He can also find his beds in the basement laundry room if they are waiting to be washed.  They can be creative in finding ways to get in to trouble.

So, depending on the person, tegus can make great pets (probably the best of the larger lizards commonly kept) but they’re not for the faint of heart.  If someone lacks the dedication then a tegu is probably not for them.

Easter Gecko

Easter Gecko

If Easter Snake isn’t your thing, how about Easter Gecko?

If Easter Snake isn’t your thing, how about Easter Gecko?

Biscuit, my Pomeranian, and Vega, a crested gecko (C. ciliatus) on Easter in 2011.  They are so cute together.(Disclaimer:  No, Biscuit would not ever harm a gecko in a million years, and they are obviously supervised anyway.)

Biscuit, my Pomeranian, and Vega, a crested gecko (C. ciliatus) on Easter in 2011.  They are so cute together.

(Disclaimer:  No, Biscuit would not ever harm a gecko in a million years, and they are obviously supervised anyway.)

Easter Snake brings the best eggs.  None of that rancid cream filled junk.  How about an Easter Egg containing a piebald ball python, like little Morpheus here?

Easter Snake brings the best eggs.  None of that rancid cream filled junk.  How about an Easter Egg containing a piebald ball python, like little Morpheus here?

Easter SnakeYup, this is my guy (and photo), Phlegethon, who is a ball or royal python (P. regius) sporting a pair of rabbit ears to be festive.  He’s even got some sparkly pastel eggs for you.

Easter Snake

Yup, this is my guy (and photo), Phlegethon, who is a ball or royal python (P. regius) sporting a pair of rabbit ears to be festive.  He’s even got some sparkly pastel eggs for you.

How about my horned lizard themed necklace?Okay I’m done for now.(Carving not made by myself.)

How about my horned lizard themed necklace?

Okay I’m done for now.
(Carving not made by myself.)