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Two firsts for 2013

On Saturday I met up with David Nixon to do a survey for Adders (Vipera berus) not too far away from our regular sites. A sunny start allowed us to see a large male, but it was very much warmed up and slithered away before we could take any photographs. Too bad. At the time I [...]

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Snow Adders!

March has been awful. Truly awful. I decided that I could not stay in doors for another weekend and ventured over to Yorkshire to meet up with Carl and do some herping. It was still very cold, and upon collecting me from the station Carl drove us to a good spot to see Little owl [...]

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The new flat-pack range of Vivexotic vivariums, the Viva range, are proving to be popular but one question we always get asked is; “How easy are they to build?” Well, there was only one way to find out, I bought a medium Viva arboreal (with a cabinet) and built it. I would say that it [...]

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A few of Cameron’s Carpet Python Morphs

As you may know, I love carpet pythons! Here are a few of my private collection at home! In this vivarium I have a  bredl’s carpet, irian jaya, jaguar and an irian jaya x jaguar. I plan to grow these guys up to adults for future breeding projects. I hope you enjoyed the video, if you [...]

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New Royal Python Morphs In Stock! Which is best?

We’ve got lots of new royal pythons at Northampton Reptile Centre! Here are some of my favourites! Which one do you like best?? If you are interested in any of the snakes, or would like more information, please call us in the shop on 01604 753823. Ghost pastel royal python male ◄ Back Next ► [...]

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A lot of eyebrows were raised after the huge changes made in recent months to the Vivexotic vivarium range. One of the big new features that the Vivexotic Viva range boasts is the new ventilation system. There are 2 key differences between this ventilation system and the old one; The vents are at the front [...]

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A second Winter is coming…

On Thursday evening with some light rainfall I went to my local amphibian spot where hundreds of Common frogs (Rana temporaria) and Palmate newts (Lissotriton helveticus) appear after dark and cross a small road to reach their breeding pond. Despite the small amount of traffic, just one car driving down this road results in many [...]

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The first brave adder emerges

Although later than last year, the temperatures up on the tops are still quite cold, and below zero after dark. Today with sun and a 9c air temperature I tried to find the first Adder (Vipera berus) of the year.  Although the conditions first appeared promising, an icy breeze took hold on the open, exposed [...]

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Gerald Durrell week 2013

When the Winter in Britain is cold and long I often start thinking about travels overseas, and the past few weeks I have already started to think about returning to one of my favourite places on earth in the Spring. I’m certainly not the first naturalist to refer to the emerald Greek island of Corfu [...]

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Just a quick post to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Although 2012 hasn’t been a good year for me personally, I have had some great trips abroad and had some great experiences, as well as spending time with some great people who I’ve met on my travels. I would [...]

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