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2009 REPTILES Article Index

An index of all the articles that appeared in REPTILES magazine during the year 2009.

In Pursuit Of Antivenom
May 2008 Editor's Note
Reptiles Magazine 1109

Features

January
• Precious Chelonian (golden thread turtle)
• The Essential Iguana (rhinoceros iguana)
• Herps Craved & Engraved (herp-themed memorabilia)
• 2008 REPTILES  Article Index  
 
February
• The Lizard King Author Speaks!
• Color Explosion (leopard gecko)
• Vivid and Vigorous (western painted turtle)
• Red-Tail Allure (boa constrictor)
 
March
• Last Chance (mountain chicken frog conservation)
• King-Size Gecko (giant day gecko)
• Turtles for Tenderfoots
• Herp House Hunting 
 
April
• How to Create the Perfect Aquatic Turtle Enclosure
• All Hail the King (California kingsnake)
• Clawing to the Top (Silurana species)
• The Rotten Three (mouth, shell and scale rot)
 
May
• Catching Wavelengths
• Lovin’ the Blues (blue-tongued skink)
• Spurred Samsons (sulcata tortoise)
• 6 for Success (herp ownership tips)
 
June
• Tremendous Treehouse (arboreal boid vivarium)
• Island Giants (New Caledonian giant gecko)
• Urban Dinosaurs (water monitor)
 
July
• “Black Box” Medicine (vet visits)
• Best Foot Forward (red- and yellow-footed tortoises)
• Good as Gold (golden Greek tortoise)
• The Eye Inside (endoscopy) 
 
August
• Supplement Wisely
• Frills Included (frilled dragon)
• Hibernation A to Zzzz
• “Drawn to” REPTILES art contest winners 
 
September 
• Prized Python (Angolan python)
• Fiercely Misunderstood (tokay gecko)
• 10 Steps to the Tropics (build poison frog terraria)
• Tropical Honeymoon (Costa Rica herping)
 
October
• Magic Carpet (carpet chameleon)
• Labrador of Lizards (bearded dragon)
• Underbrush Allure (Texas herping) 
 
November
• Marked for Popularity (spotted turtle)
• Handsome Gargoyles (gargoyle gecko)
• Legendary Leviathan (green anaconda)
 
December
• Resilient Beauty (alpine newt)
• Join the Reptile Nation
• Up-and-Coming Gecko (fat-tailed gecko)
• Going Green (green iguana)
 

Breeder's Choice

January: Extreme ghost Honduran milk snake
 
February: Firewater leopard geckos
 
March: Pastel boa constrictor
 
April: Ghost Colombian rainbow boa
 
May: Bearded dragon twins
 
June: Terrazzo corn snake
 
July: High-color red-footed tortoise
 
August: Superconda western hognose snake
 
September: Axanthic spider ball python
 
October: Southern leaf-tailed gecko
 
November: Extreme-red albino western hognose snake
 
December: Leucistic gray-banded kingsnake
 

Herpers' Most Wanted

January: Russian tortoise
 
February: Corn snake
 
March: Green anole
 
April: Eastern newt
 
May: Gray-banded kingsnake
 
June: Red-eared slider
 
July: Pancake tortoise
 
August: White's treefrog
 
September: Rough green snake
 
October: Eastern box turtle
 
November: Ball python
 
December: Tiger salamander
 

Herpetological Queries

January: Live Fast, Die Young;   Chigger Collection.
 
February: Shoo, Fly; All About Color.
 
March: Picture Worries, Bloodsucker Inquest.
 
April: Safe Passage or Passing Saved.
 
May: Poison vs. Venom, Cost Counts.
 
June: Color Quandary, Mistaken Identity, A Hefty Pet.
 
July: Tough Boundaries, Plastron Perspective.
 
August: Sales Pressure, Tied up With a Ribbon.
 
September: The Scoop on Poop, Price Hunting.
 
October: Shipping Snakes, Road Ruse.
 
November: Once Bitten.
 
December: ReptileChannel.com/Herp QueriesDec.
 

Into the Wild

January: Herper's Paradise: A Belize adventure yields 48 herp species.
 
February: Chorus Frog Quest: A longtime herper hunts for what was once common.
 

Living With Reptiles

January: The Reptile Guy: An Idahoan's passion has given him an audience.
 
February: Pirate's Fight: An Ohioan revives a scraggly bearded dragon.
 
March: Ideal Iguana: Zelda sustains a New York family's tradition.
 
April: Dancing Phenom: This turtle comes when it's called and does the twist in Minnesota.
 
May: Freed Turtles: A Texan turtlekeeper thinks outside the box.
 
June: Frugal Fix: An Arkansas couple creates a turtle enclosure on a budget.
 
July: Shelled Inheritance: Californians accept a pet transcending generations.
 
August: Alligator Man: A New York herpkeeper goes public with his pets.
 
September: Rhino Romp: A New York woman connects with her iguanas.
 
October: Dinner Becomes Miracle Whip: A Kentuckian hunts for a missing corn snake.
 
November: Toad-ly Hooked: Herps have been in this Iowan's life for decades.
 
December: Towel Trouble: Quick wits save a python from a stomachache. 
 

Repti-Gear Buyers Guides

March: Caging.
 
May: Lighting.
 
August: Diets and supplements.
 
September: Cage décor.
 
November: Holiday gift guide.
 

Reptile Retailer Spotlight

January: House of Reptiles, Tigard, Ore.
 
February: Herp Hobby Shop, Oldsmar, Fla.
 
March: Scales 'N Tails, surrounding Denver, Colo.
 
April: Critter Barn, Knoxville, Tenn.
 
May: Ron's Reptiles, Chico, Calif.
 
June: Wildside Pets, Mesa, Ariz.
 
July: Pet Kingdom, San Diego, Calif.
 
August: Glades Herp Farm,Bushnell, Fla.
 
September: Zoo Creatures, Plaistow, N.H.
 
October: South Bay and Live Cargo, surrounding San Diego, Calif.
 
November: Snakes at Sunset, Miami, Fla.
 
December: Jungle Bob's Reptile World, Centereach, N.Y.
 

The Breeder's Notebook

January: Difficult Devil: Breeding Cranwell's horned frog is a challenge.
 
February: Spot On: Spotted turtles are easy to breed outside.
 
March: Multibanded Beauties: Breed Honduran milk snakes.
 
April: Tough but Worthy: Breeding green water dragons is a challenge.
 
May: Anything but Bland: Multiply the Blanding's turtle, a disappearing species.
 
June: Patterned Paragon: Breed the leopard tortoise.
 
July: Go Long: How to breed the elongated tortoise.
 
August: Reproducing a Rainbow: Learn how to breed panther chameleons.
 
September: Shining Star: Breed the radiant Indian star tortoise.
 
October: Tremper's Method: Learn to breed leopard geckos from a legend.
 
November: Desert Jewel: Breeding Mali uromastyx.
 
December: Designer Dragons: Hatch a colorful bearded dragon.
 

Veterinarian Q&A

January: Shop of Horror, Soft-Shelled Slider.
 
February: Lizard Lump, Anole Mystery.
 
March: Ear Spots, He-She's Bleeding.
 
April: Is It IBDV?, Mouthy Monitor.
 
May: Bloody Scales, Deformed Rear Scute.
 
June: Snake Lump.
 
July: Constipated Sulcata.
 
August: RoboCroc.
 
September: Scabby Snout, Eye Issues.
 
October: Monocle Eye, Suspect Diet.
 
November: Cold as Dry Ice.
 
December: Neglected Monitor.
 

Who's Who in REPTILES

January: Steven Spitz: This clever entrepreneur has a passion for teaching.
 
February: Paul Freed: Research and photography fuel his travels.
 
March: Bill Love: His adventures are as colorful as his shirts.
 
April: Paul Benson: He went from rocket science to reptiles.
 
May: Margaret Wissman: This vet is a dedicated student and teacher.
 
June: Bob Applegate: This pioneer is part entrepreneur and part adventurer.
 
July: Ray Ashton: This can-do conservationist has led the charge to help many.
 
August: Chad Brown: He tackles quarterbacks and reptile breeding challenges.
 
September: Terry Phillip: An alligator wrestler turns reptile curator.
 
October: Carel Brest van Kempen: An artist portrays the wildlife.
 
November: Andrew Wyatt: This activist formed the Reptile Nation.  REPTILES