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This thread is dedicated to all animals of the reptilia and amphibia families. Topics include, but are not limited to: geckos, snakes of all kinds, frogs, salamanders, newts, turtles, tortoises, and much more. Before asking a question, do a search on the internet to see if it has been answered already.
Classifieds for finding breeders and products: >kingsnake.com >faunaclassifieds.com >reptilescanada.com (Canadian breeders) >caudata.org Most forums will have a "for sale" section on them, so look for that, especially if you have a specific herp you want. Craigslist can also be a good source for cheap aquariums, and make sure to check for any reptile expos that occur in your area.
When asking a question, make sure to include these details: >Type and size of animal >Enclosure dimensions >Humidity and temperature >Type of substrate >The decor you use >How often you feed >The type of food you use >If your animal is wild caught or captive bred >How often you handle >Who you bought the animal from
We are being infested. Invaded. Driven to extinction.
This is the natural way. Maggots only feed on carrion. Parasites rarely infest a healthy organism.
We must adapt. Fight back. Develop a resistance to this infestation. Spawn broods with antibodies against the infection, and enshrine this resistance within the holy sepulcher of the genetic temple.
There are three sacred pillars that our kind have observed since the Proterozoic. Feed. Spawn. Swarm.
The species with which we compete, the ones who invade our territories, obey these laws, and thus it is that we thrive while we die off.
We once obeyed the code of law, the First Law, long before the Neolithic domestication decay.
Even after that, we maintained it in our traditions, albeit in abstract form.
Wild Hunters and ghostly hounds guarding the boundaries between this world and the World Beyond, the world of raw creative energy and instinctive impulse, ecstasy and madness and bloodlust.
But we have forgotten the First Law, the Ordo Primaevum - Survival of us and ours at all costs.
All other living organisms obey this law. We must obey it now, or we will be devoured by predators more adept than we. By fang and claw, by hoof and horn, this is the First Law. We will feed. We will spawn. We will swarm.
Fear us. We are the New Breed. Our law is the Ordo Primaevum.