Lizard Brain Radio is a biweekly show for those who have lizards on the brain! Let's discuss lizards in the hobby with those folks who work with them. A part of The Herpetoculture Network.
Episode 28: End of the year and it's just me!
Had a COVID related cancellation for this episode so it's just me hanging out! Had a great conversation with the live chat and gave a fairly extensive collection update. Plans for the shop going forward in 2022 and various reptile related things I'd like to get done. Thank you for following along with me!
Episode 27: Roy Arthur Blodgett of Wellspring Herpetoculture
What an awesome discussion. Roy is keeping a multitude of species from the Guyana shield region and then has an entire temperate room! Large biotopes are his enclosure style of choice and he has been very successful with them. His Spilotes enclosure is amazing! Monkey Anoles, Alligator Lizards, naturalistic setups, region specific tropical plants. Just an extremely dedicated methodology concerning modern herpetoculture. Can't wait to see baby marmoratus!
Episode 26: Joe Hupp!
The gecko guy! Joe has an amazing collection and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to geckos. He's also got a species list that is probably unmatched when it comes to the number and variety of species that he's worked with. And then we had a great conversation. Just a nice guy and an easy person to talk to. What a great package. All of the lizard nerdery that you could want plus good conversation. That's the goal.
Episode 25: Dustin Grahn of gecko.sphere on IG
Dustin has quite the varied collection of geckos and snakes with a heavy emphasis on Indo-Australia. He's also a skilled enclosure builder and a field herper! It was fun to pick his brain for building and painting techniques. He's lucky enough to live in the American southwest and takes full advantage by being an avid field herper. A young person who's gone head first into herpetoculture and is doing very well. I'm excited to see how he continues from here and I encourage you to check him out at gecko.sphere on IG. Make sure to click on that Vivariums story list. It's awesome!
Episode 24: THE Dr. Crawdad!
Zac Loughman is a profesor at West Liberty University and the chair of the Zoo Science major. That's awesome enough for me but he's also involved in nearly every other facet of herpetoculture and herpetology possible. He's a crayfish biologist working with federally protected species. He's an author (keep an eye out for The Complete Hognose!). He's a field herper (check dr_crawdad on IG for his recent trip to Kansas). And he's the cohost of Colubrid&Colubroid Radio on the MPR Network. This was a great conversation and I was happy to have Zac come on the show. Listen in and then go forth and practice evidence based herpetoculture!
Episode 23: Wally Kern of Supreme Gecko
Another long one! Great conversation with a great guy. Wally has a prolific social media presence and is incredibly successful with a variety of geckos and a huge range of isopods. Definitely seek out Supreme Gecko on Youtube, Facebook, TikTok and more. You should also be able to find both Wally and myself at NARBC Tinley Park next weekend!