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February Workshop: Color Crazy!

January 30th, 2009 | Comments Off on February Workshop: Color Crazy! | Posted in Scales And Tails

We are SO excited to welcome Mike Jenks, a local snake breeder to our S&T Workshop this February!!  We wanted to learn more about why and how many animals seem to end up the “wrong” color.  This “wrong” color isn’t always bad looking though. Sometimes it is really pretty!  Many of you have seen some of our snakes like Isis, Nanners, and Peaches.  They are all animals with a color morph.  Mike Jenks breeds both Ball Pythons and Blood Pythons.  He specializes in breeding for rare and unique colors and he is going to give us a chance to learn a lot more about how he does it.  This is a rare chance to meet someone who knows all the ins and outs of breeding and raising snakes!   We hope to see you there!!

This workshop will be held on a Friday this month. Here are the details:

DATE:  Friday, February 13, 2009

TIME:  7:00pm

WHERE:  152 W. Burton Ave., Ste. F, SLC, UT

COST:  $5/child

REPTILE ROOKIES: FREE

(One Year Reptile Rookie Membership for an individual is $15, for a Family it’s $25)


All about the Scorpions

January 30th, 2009 | Comments Off on All about the Scorpions | Posted in Scales And Tails

Scorpions are so cool!  We were so excited for the large turnout we had for our scorpion night.  To all those that came, Thank You!!  For those of you who were not able to come, here is what you missed. 

We started out our night learning about different types of scorpions from S&T owner, Shane Richins.  We first learned about the least deadly of the scorpions, the African Emperor. Then we learned about the two most deadly scorpions, the Death Stalker and the Yellow Fat Tail.  And finally we learned about a few scoprions local to Utah like the Desert Hairy and the Bark Scorpions.

After the learning came the fun!  We turned off all the normal lights and turned on the black lights.  All true scorpions glow bright green or yellow under a black light.  Then we went on a scorpion hunt.  Little did we know that there were TONS of (fake) creepy crawlies hiding all around the shop!  The scopions glowed while the snakes and bugs didn’t and suprise!  Sometimes they jumped out at us!! 

We spent the rest of the night taking a closer look at all the scorpions and other critters in the Scales and Tails shop while we munched on Scorpion suckers, mmm, yum!

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