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I have the following used reptile items available:
Book collectionI'm cutting back some of my reptile book collection. I have put together two packages, one is made up of the less expensive books, and is a great starter package, or just all around package for someone who wants some more books. The second package is the 'collector's items, and there are some real classics in there.
Let's start with the basic package. There are twenty-one items, and two 'throw ins'. Most are in average good condition, and some are new or like new, as noted below. The average used cost for the group is about two-hundred dollars. I am pricing this package to go, to make a great deal for someone. I will also include shipping in the continental U.S. via Media Mail, with delivery confirmation and insurance, in the price.

Book Title (sorted alphabetically) Author ISBN number Average used price
       
A Color Guide to Corn Snakes, Series 400, like new Michael J. McEachern ASIN # B0006F0AU4 $12.00
A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians, classic first edition Roger Conant 0-395-07567-x $7.00
Deserts James A. MacMahon 0-394-73139-5 $8.00
Diseases of Reptiles Reichenbach-Klinke and Elkan ASIN # B0007DRW3S $6.00
Encyclopedia of Reptiles & Amphibians, like new, dust jacket has a tear Cogger & Zweifel 0-12-178560-2 $19.00
Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians John F. Breen 0-8766-220-3 $10.00
How to Keep Snakes in Captivity, three copies Ross Allen 0820003042 $6.00
Poisonous Snakes of Texas, blank first page has top half cut out, back cover has small area where surface paper is torn off, otherwise new John E. Werler none $14.00
Rattler!, like new Chris Mattison 0-7137-2534-6 $10.00
Snakes in Fact and Fiction James A. Oliver ASIN # B0006AYK5U (I think) $15.00
Speaking of Reptiles, like new Clyde Peeling none $??
State, Federal, and C.I.T.E.S. Regulations for Herpetologists, like new Frank and Ramus 0-9641032-1-4 Found one for $4.00 and one for $23.00
The Snake's Advocate, like new Arthur Carl Stimson 0-89015-355-8 $9.00 (I saw one for $100.00, though, seriously)
The Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians, dust jacket curled a bit on top and bottom, but otherwise almost new Halliday and Adler 0-8160-1359-4 $3.00
Reptiles of North America, like new Hobart M. Smith and Edmund D. Brodie, Jr. 0-307-13666-3 $1.00
The World of Amphibians and Reptiles Milli Tanara 0-89659-031-3 $4.00
The Vertebrates of Arizona, like new Charles H. Lowe 0-8165-0348-6 $18.95
Tema Bi Ormar (Swiss, I think), like new Henrik Lundstrom 91-24-30500-6 $??
Lurche und Kriechtiere, German field guide with great pics, new Diesener and Reichholf 3-570-01273-5 $27.00 new
       
'Throw ins':      
       
Inventory of Live Reptiles and Amphibians in North American Collections, Current January 1, 1980 Frank L. Slavens none n/a
The Venomous Australians ? none n/a

SOLD - Book collection package $89.99

Here's the 'collector's' group. I will try these as a group to see if anyone wants them all in one shot. If I don't find anyone who wants them I will consider individual sales, but I really don't want to spend the time doing that if possible, and if I do, the prices will likely be a lot closer to the 'market price' I am seeing on places like Amazon. I took individual pictures of the books, and a few I took more than one picture. There are twelve items total, plus the three 'throw ins'. The average used cost for this group is approaching $1,000. I know that sometimes you can find lower prices advertised for some of these, but try to actually purchase the book for that price. As a group lot, I am going to price these at about one-half the price I see listed for these individually. I will also include shipping in the continental U.S. via Media Mail, with delivery confirmation and insurance, in the price.

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Book Title (sorted alphabetically) Author ISBN number Average used price
       
Amphibians & Reptiles of New Mexico, like new, tiny tear on bottom of spine Degenhardt, Painter, and Price 0-8263-1695-6 $150.00
Bill Branch's Field Guide to the Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa Bill Branch 0-88359-023-9 $75.00
California Amphibians and Reptiles Robert C. Stebbins 0-520-02090-1 $42.50
Die Giftschlangen Europas und die Gattung Vipera in Afrika und Asien, fantastic pics, new Peter Brodmann 3-259-06520-5 $75.00
Rattlesnakes in America and A History of the Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Roundup, autographed by Jack and Joni Kilmon and Bill and Doris Ransberger, copy number 525 of 700, dust jacket stained, but book in nice condition. Shelton and Kilmon 1117790452 With autographs $??, without up to $45.00
Reptile Cages You Can Build, this is another real classic J.O. Truitt 0-88359-003-4 $12.00, but I've seen it as high as $40.00
Snake Venom Poisoning Findlay E. Russell 0-87963-015-1 $85.00
The Bacterial Diseases of Reptiles Richard A. Ross ASIN # B00006EGMKW $44.50
The Ecology and Behavior of Vine Snakes (Ahaetulla, Oxybelis, Thelotornis, Uromacer): A Review Henderson and Binder 0-89326-063-0 $43.40
The Natural History of Mexican Rattlesnakes, like new, has very small price in pencil on first page Armstrong and Murphy 0893380105 $61.00
The Reproductive Husbandry of Pythons and Boas Ross and Marzec 0-9631470-2-1 $80.00-$107.00
Venoms: Chemistry and Molecular Biology, dust jacket well worn, but book in nice condition Anthony T. Tu 0-471-89229-7 $150.00-$180.00
       
'Throw ins':      
       
1997 North American Regional Arizona Ridgenose Rattlesnake Studbook Published by: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum none n/a
A Life History Study of the Gray-Banded Kingsnake, Lampropeltis mexicana alterna, in Texas, a true collector's classic, unbound copy Thesis by Dennis J. Miller none n/a
Morphology, Isozymes, and Mitrochondrial DNA as Systematic Indicators in Crotalus, unbound copy Dissertation by Hubert R. Quinn none n/a

Twelve book 'collector's' package, plus three 'throw ins' $499.99



Ohaus balanceOhaus model 730-00 triple beam balance with aluminum animal basket. This unit is like new, with extremely low mileage. Capacity is 610g, and this can be expanded to 2610g with accessory weight set (not included), if need be. I finally got tired of struggling to weigh various animals and got this unit, and it makes life a lot easier. These retail in the area of $140-$160. I have one unit available. Shipping and handling with insurance, via UPS ground service, in the continental U.S., is $18.

SOLD - Ohaus model 730-000 triple beam balance with animal basket $89.99



Ranco thermostatRanco model ETC111-000 thermostat. These are now well-known to just about everyone. With cords they retail for around $75. I use these for heaters and coolers, and for high temp failure cutoffs for heat tape and other heating sources. These are equipped with cords (which is how I purchased them at a show), so they are 'ready to go'. As I was told, please have a qualified electrician check the wiring before use, of course. I have three of these available right now, and they all have little to almost no miles on them. For those that are unfamiliar with these incredible units, they can be programmed in seconds for heating or cooling, F or C, desired temperature, and the increment in degrees. I have never seen a unit that is comparable, and I have even went to using them for household applications such as my main home cooler, small space heaters, etc. If you buy two or three I will throw in some extra power strips, extension cords, and adaptors. Shipping and handling via Priority Mail with insurance, in the continental U.S., is $10 for the first unit, and $2 for each additional unit.

Ranco model ETC111-000 thermostat $49.99 Only one left



Helix thermostatThis is a Helix basic system with an extra power module. The basic system is rated for 500 watts, and the extra power module adds another 500 watts of capacity. The basic system retails for $152 and the extra power module for $69, for a total cost for the system of $221. I have found these to be the best proportional systems out there, and control all my heat tapes with them, as well as heat lamps. This unit has very low mileage, and the extra module has only been tested, but hasn't seen any significant service. I have one unit available. Shipping and handling via Priority Mail with insurance, in the continental U.S., is $10.

Helix basic system thermostat with extra power module $124.99



Furmont sexing probesThese are the real classics. They are worth buying just for the 'collector value'. These are the original Furmont reptile sexing probes, made from the high-quality dental stainless steel. They are truly lifetime quality. There are five probes for snakes of all sizes except tiny babies, but I don't probe those anyway. They even come with the original case with the Furmont label on it. If I didn't have so much extra stuff everywhere I'd keep these as a collector's item. I have one set available. Shipping and handling via Priority Mail with insurance, in the continental U.S., is $10.

SOLD - Classic Furmont sexing probes $39.99



BJ Specialties pinky pumpAnother true classic here, an original BJ Specialties pinky pump. This is where it all started for many of us 'old timers'. If you don't know the history on this then you aren't a 'lifer', so you don't know why this is such a classic. And, of course, if you do I am preaching to the choir. This unit still works great, and like the Furmont sexing probes, it's a lifetime unit. Replace out the little o-ring every so often and it's ready for another slew of babies. The same thing goes as for the probes, if I didn't have so much stuff I'd mount it in a frame on my wall somewhere. Ah, the memories. I have one unit available. Shipping and handling via Priority Mail with insurance, in the continental U.S., is $10.

SOLD - Classic BJ Specialties pinky pump $39.99



Please note: I only have one of most of these items. If it so happens that two (or more) people place an order with PayPal to buy before I get a chance to remove a sold item from this page, priority goes to the first person to place their order, and I will reverse the PayPal transaction of the latter order(s). I want it to be clear that there is no guarantee the item is still available, although my intention is to update this page as soon as possible after any sales.
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