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The Pondcast, Episode 8

Studbooks and SSPs


TheTurtleRoom brings you the The Pondcast, Episode 8: Studbooks and SSPs. An audio-only version is also available for download. Visit to learn more about the show.

In This Episode...

John and Tony bring you the The Pondcast, Episode 8 – Studbooks and SSPs. This show was created to tackle topics related to herpetoculture, for hobbyists who are looking for some discussion related to their unique interests. John and Tony have decades of combined hands on experience with turtles, tortoises, lizards, snakes, and amphibians. Conservation, field herping, legislature, literature, captive husbandry, expos, websites, and other topics will be discussed. Check out the rest of our site for more information.

We are trying new recording methods to enable us to bring you new episodes more frequently. Please bear with us as we work out the technical bumps along the way.

Some highlights from Episode 8:

6:05 Python Conservation Partnership
7:45 John coaches vs. #2 Kansas
10:00 “Keep it Gucci”
11:20 John gets pushy
12:55 So many hands in the pot
15:15 Lost world of species discovered
17:57 Steve’s expertise
18:35 Studbooks
18:55 Western Hermann’s Tortoise
21:35 Why this species?
23:40 Where does all the information come from?
26:00 tTR’s Involvedment in Species Survival Plans
29:20 “Are we beating our heads against the wall?”
32:30 Shark Week
39:10 John Smith, from America
37:00 European Studbook Foundation
40:45 tTR Calendar

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