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Catch the Replay of Hydra Radio from this past Wednesday, April 16th, 2014!
Check out the fantastic interview between Therese and Rachel from the last show, as they discussed everything from shrimp and microfish to cichlids and conventions! To date, it's been our most highly listened to show!
Published by UltraCrazy on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:18
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Hi, Frank Indiviglio here. I’m a herpetologist, zoologist, and book author, recently retired from a career spent at several zoos, aquariums, and museums, including over 20 years with the Bronx Zoo.
Children the world over are often introduced to amphibians when they come across their first toad. Far bolder than typical frogs (and much easier to catch!) most take the indignity of capture by grubby little hands in stride, and leave all who encounter them with a favorable impression. With few exceptions, however, these droll, long-lived amphibians are relatively ignored by pet-keepers and zoos alike. After a lifetime of working with dozens of species, I find this hard to understand. Toads of many species (there are almost 600!) take well to captivity, and often become as responsive as do turtles. Nearly all feed readily from the hand, and they are frequently described as “charming” by owners. Many are active by day, while others are quick to discard their nocturnal ways. I still find American Toads and other common species as fascinating as Kihansi Spray Toads (which produce tiny toadlets rather than eggs!), Blomberg’s Toads and the other rarities I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. Read the rest of this article here http://bit.ly/1inFhQu
As you guys know, I am on the road a significant amount. I think a lot of people think I am nuts, last year I logged over 40,000 road miles just for fish events, and that is not including my air miles for different events and clubs. While it is true some of this is “paid” work for speaking engagements, or for photo shoots for my column in Amazonas magazine, the not-so-secret is that I love it! I often think hobbyists can be intimidated by clubs and conventions, afraid that they won’t know any one, won’t know what to do, and that it will be a stressful time. This post is going to try and remove some of the mystery of events, and show what fun it can be to get your geek on.
Angelfish Picture Contest – Brought to you by The HydraForum.com and Wacko Radio Network’s Pet Keeping Magazine and Radio Show
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The HydraForum.com, in cooperation with Pet Keeping Magazine and Radio Show, is very proud to bring our Members and Users the First Annual Angelfish Picture Contest! A total of twelve winners will be selected by renowned photographers Bill Marsh and Scott Mitchell, and have their Angelfish picture submissions used for the 2015 Angelfish Calendar. In addition, there will be prizes for the winners of the Professional Photographer and Amateur Photographer Divisions, including autographed photos from Scott and an original painting done by MSArt! Please read below for the details!
Rules, Regulations, and Details for the Angelfish Picture Contest, Picture Submissions, and Contestant Rights
This Contest starts on Sunday, April 14th 2014 and runs until Saturday, May 31st, 2014.
Please read the following to participate in this Contest: