Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Maternal Instinct

When a Mother Doe was killed by an Auto, leaving a young fawn orphaned, this nursing Chocolate Lab was happy to fill in. It's very common for normal behavior to be set aside when the maternal instinct kicks in.

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Puzzle you'll have to Work at..."

UPDATE: WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
Actually... TWO WINNERS!!!

 

BOY HOWDY! When we said we made our puzzle tough, we were not kidding! Out of the responses we got with answers, WE HAD ONLY TWO who gave THE CORRECT ANSWER:
"Mercennarium", Latin for "Wage Earner", (...alluding to someone who would enjoy a Labor Day Holiday)
SO... instead of trying to decide the winner... the boss decided to award TWO JEWEL ALL IN ONE KITS to the two entries who answered (and spelled) correctly the mystery word.
Congratulations goes to Amanda Sowers & Lyzabeth Miller, for both answering correctly! WE'LL BE IN TOUCH VIA EMAIL.
We'd like to thank EVERYONE who participated! Look for more puzzles with prizes (as soon as we can figure them out ourselves) soon!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back to School Special Returns

Indeed... it's that time again. Time for chalk dust & pencil shavings, backpacks & 500 word essays on the Reformation due by Tuesday.... time to go Back To School!
But it's not all having to beat that second bell for class... there's great savings to be had too. Like $3.99 OFF any EcoAquarium purchase... or ANY purchase from our webstore greater than $22!
That's like a free lunch...it's better than a WHOLE YEAR of free lunches and dinners for your frogs.
Order an EcoAquarium, toss in a year's supply of Frog Food, then use the "Back2School" coupon. PRESTO! $3.99 comes off your order!
HURRY NOW! Our Back to School Special ends Sep.30th.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Peterson Farm Bros Reap a Great Harvest in Parody


It's not often farming gets in the cultural spotlight. That's why it's refreshing to see three brothers on a Kansas farm grow a huge fan base following on youtube, with their parodies of popular songs.The Peterson Farm Bros video page draws millions of views of their well produced parody videos which are just as tasty as the beef they produce.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Freaky Friday Foto: The Milk Frog

Unless you are lactose intolerant, you will love this croaker...
No it’s not just the color which gives them their name, but it’s the milk-like poisonous fluid excretion released from them when they are stressed or threatened. They are native to Amazon rainforest and were first discovered in Brazil’s Maracana River. They are famously known as Amazon milk frog.
They are fairly large frogs, reaching up to 2.5- 4 inches. Females are startlingly larger than males. They are greyish in color blended with black banding. During their early stage of life, they have soft and supple skin, but with age they start developing bumpy texture and the grey color slowly metamorphoses to silvery white. Their mouths are tinted with blue, as if it’s chewing a mint; therefore they are also known as blue milk frogs. The milk excretion helps them deter predators and also help them to be hydrated. READ MORE

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Frog Calls

THIS IS JUST TOO COOL!
The great folks at the University of Michigan has set up a really neat website for those of us who love frogs.
Ever heard the sound of the Poison Dart Frog? Here's your chance! Check out their Frog Calls page. You'll find sound clips of Mr. Dendrobates auratus, and many more, with links to further information for each. This is a great webpage to refer to when you hear the sounds of frogs in the night. You'll know in flash what frog is singing, and a whole lot more! Check it out & GIVE A LISTEN!

This brand new species of tree frog is already in trouble

Boophis ankarafensis, a new species of tree frog in Madagascar. (Gonçal
Washington Post Article
Tree frogs are adorable, so let’s have some more: In a study published in open-access journal ZooKeys, researchers describe a new species called Boophis ankarafensis. Unfortunately, it's in danger of losing its habitat.
Green with red speckles, the species looks quite similar to its closest relatives in the habitat – the banks of two streams in the Ankarafa Forest of Madagascar. But in addition to a large genetic divergence (one of more than 4.9 percent, based on analyzed gene fragments) the little frogs have one big distinction: Their call. (READ MORE)
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