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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lizard Christmas with Santa Nole!!! (Anole Photo Blog)


Hi Everybody!!
HaHa! Guess Who??  Santa Nole!
I am sharing the Joy with You of my cute little anoles here at Rainbow Creek. In this strange time when all other species of insects and birds are disappearing, these guys are being very fruitful and multiplying! That is the Rule of Life: Be Fruitful and Multiply. Create Life.  Nowhere do the rules state: 
Delete all Life and depopulate.
Your photostudy tonight is of the life of my little Garden Lizards. I made You a short video celebrating the Christmas season with an anole slideshow. Enjoy!





























Here is Your Video Slideshow,
 Just Push Play!

lizard christmas 0001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOZgPGlNmME
Published on Dec 5, 2012 by 
Hi Everybody!
Anole (lizard) like to hibernate in the cold winter. They were gone on this first winter cold snap, but came out to play on the first warm, sunny day. Enjoy some lighthearted Holiday Fun with the appearance of 'Santa Nole~'
Merry Christmas my Friends. Let's Do Peace This Year!
love, brendasue
(not my music. Yes, my photos, Yes, my Anoles!! Cheers!!!)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_anole

Carolina anole

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Carolina anole (Anolis carolinensis) is an arboreal lizard found primarily in the southeastern United States and someCaribbean islands. Other common names include the green anoleAmerican anole and red-throated anole. It is sometimes referred to as the American chameleon due to its ability to change color from several brown hues to bright green; however, many lizards are capable of this, and anoles are not true chameleons. The Carolina is a small lizard; male adults are usually 6 inches long in adulthood, about half of which is its tail, and it can weigh from 3–7 grams (0.11–0.25 ounce). Exceptionally, these anoles can measure up to 20 centimetres (7.9 inches).[
Carolina anole
Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Polychrotidae
Genus:Anolis
Species:A. carolinensis
Binomial name
Anolis carolinensis
Voigt, 1832
Subspecies
Anolis carolinensis carolinensis
Anolis carolinensis seminolus

Distribution

This species is native to North America, where it is found mainly in the southeastern parts of the continent. Anoles are most abundant on the Atlantic Coastal Plains in North CarolinaSouth CarolinaFlorida and Georgia, and the Gulf Coast inAlabamaMississippiLouisiana and Texas. The species has been introduced into Hawaii and the Ogasawara Islands.

[edit]Behavior


Anole licking

Green anole eating a moth
Anoles are territorial creatures. Some have even been witnessed fighting their own reflections in mirrored glass. Stress in an anole can be identified by several symptoms, to include chronic lethargy, a persistent black semicircle behind its eyes, and a constant shade of brown.[citation needed] Like many lizards, anoles display autotomic tails so they may escape predation.
Anoles also display curiosity. A healthy lizard usually has a good awareness of its surroundings. The male is very territorial and will fight other males to defend its territory.[4] Many times, the other male will be an extremely invasive (Cuban) brown anole. When the non-indigenous brown anole was introduced to the United States, the Carolina anole left its ground-level territories and was relegated to a very different, higher ecosystem up in the treetops.

[edit]Diet

The anole's diet consists of small insects such as crickets and grasshoppers; it also eats grasses. Many people who keep these lizards as pets feed them mealworms, grubs, and maggots.

[edit]Reproduction


Juvenile male anole
The typical breeding season for green anoles starts as early as April and ends as late as August or occasionally into September. During this time, the most brilliant displays of these creatures can be seen, as the males must court the females with their elaborate displays of extending their brightly colored dewlaps while bobbing up and down, almost doing a dance. The male will court and pursue a female until the two successfully mate. Usually, when the female is ready to mate, she may let the male simply "catch" her and he will thus grasp a fold of her skin above her neck area, or she will bow her head before him and simply "let" him take his grasp. At this point, the male will position his tail underneath the female's near her vent and mating will take place.

Anoles mating

Male anole with extended dewlap, used to court females and to exert dominance over territory

Green anole close-up
About two to four weeks following mating, the female will lay her first clutch of eggs, usually ranging from 1–2 in the first clutch. She will continue to lay eggs during the season until about 10 eggs have been produced; she will bury them in the soft soils or compost nearby. The eggs are left to incubate by the light of the sun, and if successful, will hatch in 30–45 days.
The hatchlings must fend for themselves; anoles are by nature solitary animals since birth, and are not cared for by either parent. The young hatchlings must be wary of other adult anoles in the area, as well as larger reptiles and mammals, which could eat them.

[edit]Coloration and color morphs


A male green Carolina anole
The typical coloration for a green anole ranges from the richest and brightest of greens to the darkest of browns, with little variation in between. The color spectrum is a result of three layers of pigment cells or chromatophores: the xanthophores, responsible for the yellow pigmentation; cyanophores, responsible for the blue pigmentation, and melanophores, responsible for the brown and black pigmentation when the anole is cold or stressed.[5]
A lack in one of the pigment genes causes color exceptions. These color mutations are also called phases. The rare blue-phased green anole lacks xanthophores, which results in a blue, rather than red, often baby or pastel blue, anole. These specimens have become popular recently in the pet trade market. When the anole is completely lacking xanthophores, it is said to be axanthic and the animal will have a completely pastel or baby-blue hue. They are extremely rare—usually produced in one of every 20,000 individual anoles in the wild. Another phase is the yellow-phased green anole, which lacks cyanophores. Colonies of these rare color-phased anoles have been reported, but anoles with these color mutations rarely live for long, since the green color provides camouflage for hunting down prey, as well as hiding from predators.
Turning brown indicates distress. Some catchers prefer not to catch a Carolina anole that turns brown, so as to avoid causing undue stress to the animal.

[edit]Genomics

This species has been chosen as a model reptile for genomics by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)genome sequencing program.[6] It was selected because of the ease and low cost of laboratory breeding and evolutionary value of the diversity of the genus.[7] Before its genome was published, only mammals and three bird species had been sequenced among amniotes.[8] The draft genome sequence is 1.78 Gb (can be compared to ~3 Gb mammalian and ~1 Gb avian genomes), of which 30% are mobile elements such as LINEs, and contains an initially predicted 17,472 protein-coding genes and 2,924 RNA genes


Anolis Lizard Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7nwBNdUTKA
Uploaded by  on Feb 13, 2012
When you're an anolis lizard trying to score a date, it's not about your muscles or your bank account. The ladies love an impressive throat sac.



Barbados Anole (Anolis Extremus)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_9Se7fSr_w
Uploaded by  on Apr 9, 2010
A short video of Barbados Anolis Lizards that make our garden their home. Watch one eat some bits of fruit and another display his throat skin (dewlap) for the ladies!


...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See You next time. Keep on being Peaceful-It's working!

Of Course. One more great performance

EUROPA - Santana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot6pSrKT1oc
Uploaded by  on Mar 4, 2008
Una obra de arte



Santana - Abraxas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POL7RDoNAFs
Uploaded by  on Jan 3, 2009
Santana - Singing Winds, Crying Beasts / (Black Magic Woman - Gypsy Queen)

Trippy santana songs with some rainforest footage.

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