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I would definitely like to hear feedback on how you like the traveling exhibit. When I worked at Reptiland I was partly involved with the planning of it, so if someone would see it and show some pictures that would be great. From what I hear it is pretty amazing looking.
 

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Wow Yeager thats really cool! Im plan on going and taking alot of pictures. The American Museum of Natural History site said that they have a big herpatology research department. Do you know anything about that.
 

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Justin, My wife and I went to Reptiland about a month ago and saw that display. It was nice, although when you are interested in frogs, there can never be enough displays. Dartfrogs were represented, along with mantellas, bombina and xenopus . The other "less common" frogs in the collection were pretty cool, especially animals like the budgetts frog (Lepidobatrachus laevis), I've never seen an adult. My wife took a lot of pics, if you want I can send them or post a few.
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I would love to see any of those pictures. I was up that way in the August, but that's been the most recent time I had any free time to drive up there again. Last time I saw most of those tanks it was on a CAD program or in pieces up in the shop. We took the designs used from the NAIB tanks and did some upgrades-- so that will give you some idea of what they are like structurally. I'm sure John did a great job planting them as well. If you've never been to Reptiland and are in the area, I definitely recommend it. Perhaps this summer we could even get a bunch of PA/NY people to meet some day up there for a meet and greet. I know Mr. Shrom has been there before to visit.
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Ok so where the Hell is Reptiland? Im locted in Albany NY so how far from me is this place. I would be into planing a trip and meeting some people there. Its really rare I get to talk to someone about frogs herps ect and I think it would be alot of fun. And what is this place like?
 

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Honestly, I think that it is too far from Albany unless there is a meet and greet or maybe a behind the scenes tour. Here is a link to their site:
http://www.reptiland.com/

It is about a 3.5 hour drive for us from Philly, they have a nice collection and are an AZA accredited zoo. We make a day of it and see some of the other attractions in the area. Penns Cave is in the area and it is fun to visit. There is info on their site about the tour. I'll figure out how to get the pics posted or put a link out to our site (still in progress).
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I'm sure I could arrange a behind the scenes tour if that's what people wanted. Another option is I know there are a bunch of us near Philly. I'm only 40 minutes...
 

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Albany to Reptiland

Greaser,

It is under 300 miles from Albany. Take I 88 down to Binghamton and hop onto 17 West to Route 15 south. Reptiland is right on Route 15 in PA, just south of the NY border. There are signs leading up to and past it (in case you miss it).

I'm used to driving from Washington, DC to Toronto (500+ miles) regularly, so 300 miles is a relatively small hop.

Worth the trip.

Yuri
 

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Yuri-
Thanks alot for the info. Im gonna plan on making a trip out there. I always like planing road trips. Now I just gotta see if I could drap any of my friends out there.
 
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I'm down for a trip out to Reptiland. Is it still worth going considering the frog exhibit won't be there? I'm also gonna head out to the natural history museum.
 

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I glance at it once in a while. It is impressive, but they mix so many species. I just watched the cam for a few seconds and you can see 5 diferent species already.


(galact, leuc, azureus, some type of thumbnail and a phyllobates)

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i went to the frog exhibit last weekend... it was pretty cool. they mix a lot... in the main exhibit they had phyllobates, galacs, tons of leucs, two or three epipedomates, lot of castaneoticus, azureus, some green and black auratus (no thumbnails beside the castaneoticus as far as i could see... i tried to find some and also looked at the little guides to the exhibits). i didn't see many tincs in the main one but they had them in the smaller initial dart frog display.
 
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i went to the frog exhibit last weekend... it was pretty cool. they mix a lot... in the main exhibit they had phyllobates, galacs, tons of leucs, two or three epipedomates, lot of castaneoticus, azureus, some green and black auratus (no thumbnails beside the castaneoticus as far as i could see... i tried to find some and also looked at the little guides to the exhibits). i didn't see many tincs in the main one but they had them in the smaller initial dart frog display.
 
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