Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Why bother with standing in lines, fighting traffic & the crowds, when you can do all your Holiday shopping right here. And as icing on the cake, here's a little inducement to shop with US!

Friday, November 22, 2013

ATTENTION Indiana University Fans!

Since College Basketball is a jumping sport, and since frogs jump... OK, that's NOT the reason we've created a new colored gravel combination for our EcoAquariums.  But if you're a IU fan, that's good enough reason as any. Introducing new Red & White Gravel, (Crimson & Cream to you Hoosiers), coming to stores nationwide and available on our online store right now!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How the Tree Frog Has Redefined Our View of Biology

By Helen Fields
Smithsonian magazine

Karen Warkentin, wearing tall olive-green rubber boots, stands on the bank of a concrete-lined pond at the edge of the Panamanian rainforest. She pulls on a broad green leaf still attached to a branch and points out a shiny clutch of jellylike eggs. “These guys are hatchable,” she says.
Red-eyed tree frogs, Agalychnis callidryas, lay their eggs on foliage at the edge of ponds; when the tadpoles hatch, they fall into the water. Normally, an egg hatches six to seven days after it is laid. The ones that Warkentin is pointing to, judging from their size and shape, are about five days old, she says. Tiny bodies show through the clear gel-filled membrane. Under a microscope, the red hearts would just be visible. READ MORE
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