Every year the NARBC has several presentations during the trade show. Speakers such as Mark O'Shea, Bill Love, Phil Tremper, Russ Gurley, Nigel Marven, Philippe de Vosjoli, Jon Cann, and others, provide a wealth of information in their areas of expertise.
1:00 pm Jerrod and Ashleigh Tynes "Collegiate Herpetology: An Indepth Look at Texas College and University Herpetology Programs, Degrees and Current Research"
This talk focuses on major Texas universities and the opportunities for working with and studying herps at institutions that research these fascinating animals. A great talk for high school soon to be college students, college students looking for graduate programs, or the general public to get an idea of the animals being studied and preserved here in Texas.
2:00 pm Chad Brown (The Reptile Report / Ship Your Reptiles) “Care and Breeding of Green Tree Monitors (Varanus prasinus) and Red Mountain Ratsnakes (Oreocryptophis porphyraceus)”
Join Chad for a look at the care of these two different species that require the same husbandry approach. Chad's presentation will address wide temperature gradients, moisture gradients, and husbandry theory, offering choices to the animals in captivity
3:00 pm Ari Flagle (Fort Worth Zoo) "My Days with Crocodile Monitors at the Fort Worth Zoo"
Join Fort Worth Zoo's Ari Flagle for a look into this large, intelligent monitor lizard in nature and in captivity. Ari's program for training these lizards was met with amazement at this year's International Herpetological Symposium in Riverside, California and we are lucky to have him speaking at NARBC before he is off again to the wilds of Borneo.
1:00 pm Kimberly Lucas "Crested Geckos: Their Captive Care and A Look at the Most Beautiful Crested Gecko Morphs in the Hobby Today"
Kimberly Lucas, owner of Gorgeous Gecko has been breeding crested geckos for 10+ years now and is considered one of the top breeders of collectible crested geckos in the reptile pet industry. She has developed an international reputation for consistently producing quality, healthy crested geckos.