Frogs of the genera Stefania and Hemiphractus have an interesting reproductive strategy. the females carry the fertilized eggs on their back. the developing eggs go through “direct development’ in which there is no free-swimming tadpole stage. The young frogs are carried by the mother until they disperse. In some species of these genera, there is anatomic evidence of an umbilical cord-like structure that may serve to nourish the developing larvae and neonatal frogs.
A very interesting wet preparation featuring a Chameleon on a branch.
Odin in bunny ears! Easter is fast approaching and Odin is off to look for some Easter eggs!
Babies got a wittle soak today!
Some new baby pictures. They are in the order as follows..
Microwave, Fridge, Meowth, Blanket, and Blender. I think Blanket and Blender have been playing in the calcium.
One last one, because I found this when going back through the screenshots I’d done. HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THAT LITTLE FACE?
Again, info here.
The red-bellied black snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus) is a species of elapid snake native to eastern Australia. Though its venom is capable of causing significant morbidity, a bite from it is not generally fatal and is less venomous than other deadly Australian snakes. It is common in woodlands, forests, and swamplands of eastern Australia. It is one of Australia’s best-known snakes, as it is common in urban areas along the eastern coast of Australia. It has an average total length of 1.5 to 2 metres.
This is generally not an aggressive species. However, when provoked, it will recoil into its striking stance as a threat, but will try to escape at the first opportunity. It is most active by day. When not hunting or basking it may be found beneath timber, rocks, and rubbish or down holes and burrows.
The diet of red-bellied black snakes primarily consists of frogs, but it also preys on reptiles and small mammals. They also eat other snakes, including those of their own species. [Wikipedia]
Submitted by eyes-of-the-world: Mugwort!
Typically, the cheerleading routine started after the camera lens fogged up.