Males Not Required!
In most cases, mating is required to produce off spring, but in certain instances, particularly in the case of insects as well as some reptiles and amphibians, a single female may be able to create the next generation on her own. Paul Donovan investigates.
Why Snakes Don't Faint!
Paul Donovan considers the remarkable ways in which snakes can function, thanks to their circulatory systems, which are highly tuned to reflect their individual lifestyles.
Care & Breeding Of The Black-eyed Tree Frog
Introduction While the red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) takes the limelight in media terms, being popular for advertising, and also in amphibian collections, the black-eyed tree frog, also known as Morelet’s tree frog (A. moreletii) is an equally endearing frog to keep. A large, vibrant green species, this wild amphibian is under threat in the wild. Every effort is therefore required to increase the numbers of these tree frogs, based on the stock that is currently available, and hopefully raise their profile amongst hobbyist too.
Entering The World Of The Bizarre Olm
Reports on one of the strangest amphibians in the world, which is to be found in cave systems in Europe.
A Model Career For Herpetology
There are a lucky few people whose career helps them to pursue their interest in studying reptiles and amphibians – sometimes in unexpected ways. David Alderton talks with one of them.
In Search Of A Pet Turtle
Please can you give me some advice on keeping a turtle?
A Dinosaur In Your Home? Unearthing The Ancestry Of Living Reptiles
So are reptiles the direct descendants of dinosaurs? They may look like them, but be prepared to be surprised as james brereton msc reveals the truth!