2012 Image Gallery - As most of sophisticated herpers know, reptiles are cold blooded (polkiotherms). In a sophisticated experiment using propane and oxygen gas in a hyper-excited state, known as fire, various species of reptiles were tested. The postulate of the experiment was that the reptiles would grow and reproduce faster. Unfourtunately the results of this rigorous trial was unexpected. The reptiles (lizards, snakes, turtles, tortoises) did not grow and reproduce faster. In fact they just charred and burned. Well, science is like that, you can't get a PhD without killing a few reptiles.