Cold-blooded critters will be taking over Calgary this weekend.
Andrea Hersom of Darwin’s Reptiles and acting treasurer of the Alberta Reptile and Amphibian Society (TARAS) gave Daily Hive a run down of some of the creepiest and crawliest creatures you’ll be able to see on October 1st and 2nd at the Calgary Reptile Expo.
A polyploid, in Ontario the blue-spotted salamander and the Jefferson salamander often interbreed creating offspring that are born with extra chromosomes enabling the offspring the breed asexually through parthenogenesis (virgin birth). These hybrids are known as polyploids and are usually impossible to identify without DNA tests, this individual however had many Jefferson characteristics while only being in the blue-spotted range
When: Saturday, October 1 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, October 2 from 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Cederbrae Community Centre- 11024 Oakfield Drive SW
Admission: Adults $7, kids $5. Free for children 3 and under and TARAS members.