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by teter247
March 19th, 2014, 11:51 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)
Replies: 189
Views: 129986

Re: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)

So far no proof.. so FALSE I'm surprised nobody pointed out the idiocy of that logic just on its face. A lack of proof does not equal a falsehood. There are very few, if any scientific investigations that are "proven". In fact, any scientist worth his salt would adhere to the believe that scientifi...
by teter247
November 22nd, 2013, 2:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "I Call Random" Post 11-17-13
Replies: 7
Views: 2023

Re: "I Call Random" Post 11-17-13

odoratus and carinatus are present at the site
Perhaps I'm missing something, highly unlikely, but the carapace between these two would be obvious. If you even question it I would stick with oderatus

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by teter247
November 13th, 2013, 1:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Masters at A&M?
Replies: 23
Views: 2956

Re: Masters at A&M?

Pianka is wacko? I have not gathered that assertion from his HUNDREDS of publications... I believe that you will find that most major professors are a bit "wacko", which is why they think on a different level and have attained the level they're at... I second Troy's assertion. If you want to get to ...
by teter247
November 13th, 2013, 1:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: fox or black rat?
Replies: 32
Views: 8932

Re: fox or black rat?

Leave it to a Hibbitts to end an argument in a single sentence...I havn't seen a Troy post in a long time!!
by teter247
October 25th, 2013, 11:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Literature on rattlesnake roundups
Replies: 8
Views: 2212

Re: Literature on rattlesnake roundups

Aside from genital measuring going on here... Go to "Google Scholar" and search for Rattlesnake Roundups. Most of those results should be peer reviewed articles. If you can't get access to them there you can try using one of your school computers to do the search as they likely have bought access to...
by teter247
March 26th, 2013, 6:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New introduced species in Alabama
Replies: 19
Views: 5114

Re: New introduced species in Alabama

What a perfect thread for my thoughts on the day! For 99% of all invasive species, the sentiments mentioned in previous responses are perfectly appropriate. Kill em and do your best to get rid of em. But in the case of Cystignathoides, and others like the Med. Gecks, these tend to occupy otherwise u...
by teter247
December 4th, 2012, 9:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Animal Planet wants your opinion on Rattlesnake Republic
Replies: 35
Views: 6573

Re: Animal Planet wants your opinion on Rattlesnake Republic

OH my science! I can't believe they are actually asking for our opinion of this. All my prayers have been answered! This fired me up enough to come out of hiding :) Response below... As a college biology/zoology instructor, I go out of my way to teach my students about sensationalization in today's ...
by teter247
December 2nd, 2011, 7:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Maybe a dumb question....
Replies: 35
Views: 5441

Re: Maybe a dumb question....

I think it's a difficult comparison to make, because each group is quite different from the other Exactly. Here's a stab at the answer though? The metabolic requirements for both groups are completely different. Amphibians generally speaking have a lower metabolic threshold than reptiles, meaning t...
by teter247
November 18th, 2011, 6:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fear of snakes...irrational or instinctive ?
Replies: 46
Views: 7100

Re: Fear of snakes...irrational or instinctive ?

I agree with Hollanders Irrational and instinctive are not mutually exclusive. I think it's both, , but I think we need to define an "instinct" a little clearer. Are we talking an innate polygenic biologically dictated behavior as an instinct? Or can an instinct be learned? Its obvious that educatio...
by teter247
November 17th, 2011, 5:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo Caption Contest!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 3107

Re: Photo Caption Contest!!!

Not sure how nerdy you want to get with this but here are a few that come to mind... "All I want for christmas is endothermy" "So at what Gosner stage did you tell your kids santa wasn't real?" "Have you seen the black friday sales at Ephemeral Mart? 75% off selected hexapods!" "Urostylin' this Holi...
by teter247
October 18th, 2011, 11:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panamanian Poison Frog Research '09 - Pic Intensive
Replies: 44
Views: 14149

Re: Panamanian Poison Frog Research '09 - Pic Intensive

Extremelly cool idea!! Fantastic photos as well. It could actually affect selection of the species (since females choose the male best able to defend its territory; so a greater quality habitat could relax selection). Another interesting to look at I wondered this myself, but I know virtually nothin...
by teter247
October 17th, 2011, 12:16 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 508723

Re: Reptile behavior, for Bryan

This is a spin off of the ethics thread. Spin offs are never as good as the original. Try watching an episode of The Cleveland Show. I find it a common problem that biologist dismiss behavior. Its seems they forgot that behavior controls the biology of the animal, it guides it. Yet you breach behav...
by teter247
October 7th, 2011, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Are these FIELD HERPERS?
Replies: 59
Views: 8508

Re: Are these FIELD HERPERS?

The term "herper" is minus the "tologist". Think about it, "Proctologist, Psychologist, Neurologist, Biologist, Zoologist, .......
So are hobbyist proctologists Procters?
by teter247
September 26th, 2011, 10:00 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Newbie" to the forum-yes, "Newbie" to field herping-No
Replies: 3
Views: 2801

Re: "Newbie" to the forum-yes, "Newbie" to field herping-No

Wow!! Don't you say in the post you're spamming the forum with that you're not out for attention?

Isn't this the definiton of attention whoring? Isn't that the whole point of a "tanty"?

God I love being right...

TH
by teter247
September 26th, 2011, 9:56 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Too Close For Comfort
Replies: 94
Views: 25699

Re: Too Close For Comfort

Now i'm not seeking out replys to that post for my own benifit or to glorify myself in anyway because its not about me or anything it's about the herps and wildlife. I beg to differ. If you will recall, I posted a particularly interesting video of your astonishingly shallow rendition of the astrono...
by teter247
September 22nd, 2011, 1:29 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Too Close For Comfort
Replies: 94
Views: 25699

Re: Too Close For Comfort

However, if this represents the quality of discourse I can expect to encounter, I will be following KingCam's lead sooner rather than later. You can spend your entire life trying to tiptoe around everyone's little "personal offenses". I choose not to, and apparently so does diamondbackdave. If you ...
by teter247
September 22nd, 2011, 11:32 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Too Close For Comfort
Replies: 94
Views: 25699

Re: Too Close For Comfort

Scott, You and I both know the difference between a "noob" post and a "stupid douchebag" post. I don't mind the noob posts at all! And I completely agree with you that education is the answer for "noob" posts. A classic example was brandon (xxxherperxxx). I remember his first post had him free handl...
by teter247
September 22nd, 2011, 8:04 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Too Close For Comfort
Replies: 94
Views: 25699

Re: Too Close For Comfort

This is EXACTLY why I, and many other more prominent forum members than myself, have stopped being active on this forum. The gay factor of this forum has skyrocketted with videos/users/posts like this, and whats worse is that you people actually stimulate these kinds of posts through maintaining it ...
by teter247
August 29th, 2011, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible tool to fight chytrid?
Replies: 5
Views: 1895

Re: Possible tool to fight chytrid?

How many people think that Daphnia (and many other filtering zooplankton taxa) DON'T already occur in most water bodies where there is chytrid? Ummm got one here. Zooplankton types and densities vary GREATLY depending on hydroperiod, temp, water chem., etc...etc... It is not a safe assumption at al...
by teter247
August 8th, 2011, 11:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skull Processing?
Replies: 16
Views: 3999

Skull Processing?

http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7553 For those who havn't seen the above post, robbielab did a phenomenal job processing a skull. This happens to be an aspiring hobby of mine as well, mainly mammals because they tend to hold up alot better than herps. I'm curious, do you guy...
by teter247
August 2nd, 2011, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake on Wind shield.
Replies: 34
Views: 4583

Re: Snake on Wind shield.

The only thing that really offends me is that the press is laughingly reporting this incident without any consideration of the snakes obvious distress and likely death. The reporting would obviously be different if it had been a furry critter. Thats always the only infuriating thing about snake sto...
by teter247
August 2nd, 2011, 4:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake on Wind shield.
Replies: 34
Views: 4583

Re: Snake on Wind shield.

"The snake eventually fell off and went on its merry way."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWbUMNBl ... re=related

Idiots.
by teter247
July 18th, 2011, 1:59 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: No Black or Black?
Replies: 12
Views: 3278

Re: No Black or Black?

Black. But thats the politically correct answer.

TH
by teter247
April 18th, 2011, 7:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pseudacris regilla complex in New Jersey ?? ;)
Replies: 15
Views: 2326

Re: Pseudacris regilla complex in New Jersey ?? ;)

NBC got caught a few years ago using wildlife soundtracks during their PGA coverage because some ornithologist noticed bird calls endemic to South America.
by teter247
March 29th, 2011, 7:42 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Does this make any sense?
Replies: 61
Views: 17307

Re: Does this make any sense?

The very problem, these reticules. Laws are supposed to be fixing. So, honestly how much seams does this all make? None, if you ask me!
I didn't know Charlie from "Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia" was on this forum.

Damn reticules!!!

Funniest thread I've read in a LONG time.

TH
by teter247
February 24th, 2011, 5:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First field trip herping
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: First field trip herping

Melyrog, First off, Scott Walhberg and myself have herped these forests for years, so you're definetly getting advice from the right people here on fhf. Secondly, its still quite a bit early for versicolor and its not suprising that you didn't find any. Spring peepers will be out and about in droves...
by teter247
February 18th, 2011, 7:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID Needed
Replies: 33
Views: 3163

Re: ID Needed

Its a shame his cover was blown...here is the same animal 15 hours later completing his mission.

Image

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by teter247
February 1st, 2011, 1:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick question.
Replies: 111
Views: 11893

Re: Quick question.

How could you kill a burmese like that! That's plain out wrong. Its "plain out" right! What do you do when your ranch is invaded by feral hogs? You %#^*ing kill 'em! As many as you can. As quick as you can. An animal is an animal just because it's invasive does not mean kill it... Wrong again. If i...
by teter247
February 1st, 2011, 5:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January in Texas
Replies: 29
Views: 4209

Re: January in Texas

There are 5 labial scales on that thing but it also seems there are enlarged postlabials. What are we going to call it?! I don't know, I suck at skinks.
Its a five-lined no question...I have some diagnostic photos of laticeps at home...I'll try to remember to post them tonight.
by teter247
January 31st, 2011, 5:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January in Texas
Replies: 29
Views: 4209

Re: January in Texas

Nice post Matthijs! I'm glad ya'll got the adult mole sally.

That amphi...I mean siren was by far the biggest I've seen. :lol:

Unfortunately, it looks like your broad-headed skink (5 labial scales) is actually a five-lined (4 labial scales).

TH
by teter247
November 9th, 2010, 3:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: pic request alaskan herps
Replies: 36
Views: 7693

Re: pic request alaskan herps

No.
by teter247
October 13th, 2010, 4:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interesting Rattlesnake E-mail
Replies: 14
Views: 2082

Interesting Rattlesnake E-mail

Here is the text of the e-mail I recieved regarding potential selection for rattlesnakes to quit rattling... My fellow friends and family, We have killed 57 rattlesnakes on two separate ranches this year. Twenty-four (24) at South Bend& thirty-three (3) at Murray , since mid-May. Not one has buzzed!...
by teter247
September 21st, 2010, 7:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I need help with this shed...
Replies: 65
Views: 7240

Re: I need help with this shed...

Im so glad someone finally brought this to everyone's attention... I actually went rail cruising a couple of nights ago. Typically I have pretty good success along a particular stretch of track, but recently I've only been finding trash coins, pennies, dimes, nickels, etc... Unfortunately, these inc...
by teter247
September 9th, 2010, 4:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question for all you snake photographers out there...
Replies: 24
Views: 2836

Re: Question for all you snake photographers out there...

Euthasol keeps em REAL still!

TH
by teter247
August 4th, 2010, 9:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hyla ID
Replies: 13
Views: 2687

Re: Hyla ID

This should clear things up you dutch ba$tard :) ... H. squirella http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r461/teter247/SquirrelFrog.jpg H. cinerea http://i355.photobucket.com/albums/r461/teter247/Hylacinereapair2.jpg I'm suprised you havn't comitted suicide over ya'lls piss poor performance in the world...
by teter247
July 30th, 2010, 7:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas Desmognathus Found
Replies: 11
Views: 2197

Re: Texas Desmognathus Found

How do you know he pickled the whole specimen and not just a tail clip?
Oh...its pickled. The whole damn thing. In the name of science :D

TH
by teter247
July 29th, 2010, 10:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: UPDATE: It's Enough to Make a Father Cry...
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

Re: UPDATE: It's Enough to Make a Father Cry...

What happened to the good 'ol days when kids had the common decency to leave their parents notes via Etch A Sketch. None of this Magna Doodle Crap. Kids don't know how good they have it these days.

TH
by teter247
July 29th, 2010, 9:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas Desmognathus Found
Replies: 11
Views: 2197

Re: Texas Desmognathus Found

that's a pretty exciting find. so.... who get's the dna? Who knows. I know David Beamer has done alot of work with them in the past couple of years, so maybe him. Also, I think the Florida guys (KW) have expressed a little interest in looking at them. Either way, were gonna have to get more individ...
by teter247
July 28th, 2010, 9:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas Desmognathus Found
Replies: 11
Views: 2197

Texas Desmognathus Found

Hey everyone, I've had a pretty inactive year as far as field herping extravaganzas go. I've pretty much spent the majority of the year wrapping up my thesis, working on publications, and finding a damn job! I did get to go to the THS meet in East Texas a couple of months back, and have had several ...