Posted by Miqe on October 1, 2009
Here´s a tip..
Join my forum!
It´s a forum for people interested and dedicated to the keeping and breeding of European reptiles and amphibians, outdoors and indoors. Some very competent people are members, and an easy going atmosphere makes it easy to get answers.
It also have a photoarea, fieldherping, classifieds, show / expodates and a lot of more..
There is a couple of hidden areas too, that you can not see unless you are logged on.
Some stats: Started in April 2005. Total posts 3859 • Total topics 832 • Total members 153, and growing by the day!!
Here is the link to the Terrarium Morbidum Forum – THE forum for European reptiles and amphibians.
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Posted by Miqe on March 30, 2008
The idea for the Breeders’ Expo Europe was born from lots of stimulation from herpers from Germany and around Europe. The fair concept reflects these suggestions in four main issues:• sufficient room for animals and people
• comfortable room climate
• user-oriented organization/reservation
• a real meeting point for herpers in EuropeThe A2 Forum in Rheda-Wiedenbrück provides ideal conditions to put these ideas into action. The modern event centre integrates enough exhibition area plus other facilities and is located directly at the A2 highway in Germany, right in the heart of Europe. The fair concept includes a market place, an attractive program of lectures as well as quiet areas.
You can see our approach in the event’s logo: The BEE shall be a ‘friendly place’ allowing people to meet and exchange with their friends or business partners having a coffee or a good beer.
Facilities and equipment of the A2 Forum allow the chance to adapt to increasing needs step by step – providing room for more stands or the integration of additional program items. We are currently working on a convention for the friends of poison dart frogs, more cooperations are expected to come. Do you have an interesting idea or is your group of herpers looking for an opportunity to meet and exchange at a central European meeting place? Contact us, flexibility is part of the agenda.
By the way: This principle guides us through the organization of the whole event. For example we will separate exhibitors offering live rats or mice into an extra room to optimize the quality of air in all the other areas. A really good ventilation is standard at the A2 Forum anyway. Another plus: You can book your stands for the next expo on the day of the event. There’s no need to hassle because there’s enough room and stands for everybody. This will help especially our foreign exhibitors to reduce effort and costs alike. We strive to make your visit to the BEE as comfortable as possible and help you with every possible challenge. If we fail in some parts during the first expo your positive input will help us to improve the second time. You can leave your suggestions in writing at the information desk on the day of the event or by e-mail. The service personnel reflects exactly this approach: How can we help you to make you love to come back?
Of course an attractive event needs an attractive supply and demand alike. We are working on both aspects with full intensity and are very pleased having received bookings of a number of well known breeders from Germany and foreign countries at this early stage. You will find a list of exhibitors including their stand numbers beginning with February 2008 under Downloads.
Have you always wanted a real meeting place for you hobby? Then don’t look any further but arrange to meet with your friends at the BEE and make use of our offer. Do you have important questions not covered by the FAQ? Please ask. Do you like to link to the BEE from your web site? Under Downloads you will find the copyright-protected logo of the BEE meant to be used for exactly this purpose.
Time Author Topic
11.30 hours Karsten Wöllner Thinking big – a life with retic pythons (German, questions in English possible) http://www.breeders-expo.de/home-E/lectures-E/retics-E.html13.00 hours Jason Wagner (USA) & Christian Langner Abronia – jewels of the cloud forest (English + German) http://www.breeders-expo.de/home-E/lectures-E/abronia-E.html14.30 hours Lars Fehlandt Ranitomeya imitator, the frog with the “mask” (German, questions in English possible) http://www.breeders-expo.de/home-E/lectures-E/ranitomeya-E.html 15.30 hours Peter Nowark Practice workshop: arranging and equipping a terrarium for poison-dart frogs (German, questions in English possible) http://www.breeders-expo.de/home-E/lectures-E/workshop-E.html16.45 hours Thorsten Mahn Oophaga pumilio – differences between habitat and husbandry (German, questions in English possible) http://www.breeders-expo.de/home-E/lectures-E/oophaga-E.html
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Posted by Miqe on November 14, 2007
“Morning comes and drenches the red rocks with heavy, warming light. The air is thick and hot, yet there is enough of a breeze to cause the spear grass to sway, its shadows dancing and falling with delicate intricacy onto a beautifully patterned goanna. On the other side of the glass, life in your home is going on as normal.
You see, many of us may marvel at the beauty of the reptiles and amphibians we see filmed or photographed in the wild, yet when we look to our private collections something is not quite right. It may be that the beaded texture and bold colourings of your Gila Monster’s skin look slightly less spectacular when the animal is viewed against a petshop bought “desert backdrop” through glass smeared with greasy handprints. Or maybe its that your tree frogs bright patterns clash nastily with the gaudy plastic petals of that fake plant you gave them to hide in.
At Urban Bromeliad, we believe that your herptiles deserve an enclosure which has been custom crafted into a portion of the environment they would naturally live in. We will substitute that cellophane backdrop for a unique hand crafted three dimensional hardscape in sandstone, slate, or any other rock type you wish to see. We will take away the plastic plant and replace it with unusual and beautiful plants which can even be matched to the exact geographical region your animal is from. An expert knowledge of horticulture mixed with the detailed sculpting of faux rock landscapes gives you a gargantuan range of plants and rock types which not only suit your animal geographically but aesthetically too. Taking into account the unique requirements of both the specimens and the keepers, we will present you with a well planned natural looking set up which will be enjoyed by all.”
The text above was taken from this beautifully designed homepage of Urban Bromeliad, run by Paul Batchelor. A site and onlinestore that is dedicated to orchids, succulents, creepers, ferns and other species of plants that do really well in vivariums and terrariums.
Nothing is missing here! I mentioned plants but they also have a stock of lightning, substrates, wood and wines, frogs and they also design, build and places terrariums in corporate settings. Now that looks spectacular in a foyer, reception, retail space, or even your office. And then they handle the maintainenance of it! All one have to do really, is to enjoy the whole thing!
Think about it.. Your own little jungle.. With frogs that looks like little gems..
Here are some of the frogs:
Pictures by: Stuart Howe
The site is designed by EggMan designs , and he has done a really great job with it.
The least you can do, is to take a look and dream…
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Posted by Miqe on April 5, 2007
I have just launched a Herpetological linkdirectory for all sites with a herpetological content.
ALL sites are handled/submitted manually, to prevent spammers and non-serious sites.
Welcome to submit your site!
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