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by Jason B
May 1st, 2015, 3:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Point of Order
Replies: 6
Views: 2272

Re: A Point of Order

Papa Holbrook would have won if he hadn't grabbed the jar of 'chunky' PB.
by Jason B
January 15th, 2015, 1:08 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Macro shots of blind snake scale margins
Replies: 6
Views: 3917

Re: Macro shots of blind snake scale margins

Avoiding the flash bounce is excellent advice. Reducing the noise by stabilizing the subject and camera would also bring out detail. If you must use your hands to restrain the animal and snap the photo make sure both hands are resting on something stable. Placing the animal on a piece of foam, light...
by Jason B
January 15th, 2015, 12:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EDB Venom
Replies: 5
Views: 1594

Re: EDB Venom

Interesting read. I was under the impression viper venom cocktails varied functionally based on the individual snake's diet (i.e. a cottonmouth consuming mostly frogs would develop venom efficient at killing frogs but venom from the same cottonmouth subsiding on a diet of fish would excel at killing...
by Jason B
January 14th, 2015, 7:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme 5 - Strange things seen while herping
Replies: 35
Views: 8723

Re: Theme 5 - Strange things seen while herping

I assumed the bullfrog's incomplete maxillary deformity was congenital, but it could have been caused through trauma. Perhaps through a trematode or a fungus when the frog was but a wee pollywog? When I first noticed the frog hopping across the trail I thought it was a spadefoot. Here's a couple mor...
by Jason B
January 13th, 2015, 4:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme 5 - Strange things seen while herping
Replies: 35
Views: 8723

Re: Theme 5 - Strange things seen while herping

Here's some strangeness:

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-Jb
by Jason B
January 12th, 2015, 1:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Intorduction and End of the Year Post 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3858

Re: Intorduction and End of the Year Post 2014

Excellent post! That's a good looking little diastictus. I haven't seen Streamside and Spring salamanders at the same locale, yet.

What county was the first salamander you have labeled as a Longtailed from?

-Jb
by Jason B
January 7th, 2015, 8:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme 4 - First/early herp related pictures that you took
Replies: 22
Views: 5064

Re: Theme 4 - First/early herp related pictures that you too

I'll play...these were all shot with a Kodak Easyshare 5mp in northwestern Wyoming, 2002: https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2676/3763527469_10772f27aa_z.jpg Sceloporus graciosus graciosus https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3421/3764324328_0a49cd42f4_z.jpg Ambystoma tigrinum melanostictum https://farm3.stat...
by Jason B
August 21st, 2014, 3:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can you find the herp?
Replies: 2
Views: 1100

Re: Can you find the herp?

Is that a Southern toad perched up and to the left of the center of the branch scar?
by Jason B
August 5th, 2014, 1:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Powell County, KY Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 1961

Re: Powell County, KY Suggestions

Hey Captain,

I sent you a pm.

-Jb
by Jason B
August 5th, 2014, 10:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Powell County, KY Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 1961

Re: Powell County, KY Suggestions

Cruising should be good, especially the middle to last half of this month. When will you be around? What would you like to see? There's huge diversity in Powell County.
by Jason B
July 3rd, 2014, 8:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA SE Fall Outing?
Replies: 29
Views: 6485

Re: NAFHA SE Fall Outing?

South Mountain is on my list. I should be able to get down there for a weekend in early October.

-Jb
by Jason B
June 27th, 2014, 7:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aggressive Ringer
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

Re: Aggressive Ringer

Maybe snakes were cranky last night. I found an Eastern Milk that wanted nothing more than to bite and chew.
by Jason B
June 1st, 2014, 3:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Family Vacation in Florida May 2014(PIC HEAVY)
Replies: 12
Views: 1793

Re: Family Vacation in Florida May 2014(PIC HEAVY)

Excellent post; I love the variety in content. What a wonderful way to spend a vacation with the family! Is the snake in the log a Rhadinaea? Also, what's up with the levitating anole?

-Jb
by Jason B
May 22nd, 2014, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Woodhouse's Toad eggs and larva
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Re: Woodhouse's Toad eggs and larva

Impressive shot for a mason jar! The eggs on eggs are interesting too.

The invert is a Soldier fly larva. Looks like Odontomyia sp. to me.

-Jb
by Jason B
March 23rd, 2014, 10:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road Cruisin' Music
Replies: 26
Views: 4690

Re: Road Cruisin' Music

Charley Pride - The Snakes Crawl at Night. On repeat, full blast, all night.
by Jason B
February 17th, 2014, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Secret Knowledge of Backroads...2013
Replies: 44
Views: 8032

Re: Secret Knowledge of Backroads...2013

Hey Dave, amazing post as always! There's some great critters in that bunch.

Did the clips that keyed out as 'maculatum' happen to be mitochondrial sequences?

-Jb
by Jason B
December 13th, 2013, 7:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Deadpool Seining (WAS: Electrofishing for Herps)
Replies: 16
Views: 4401

Re: Electrofishing for Herps

The shape and muscle structure of most freshwater fish allow explosive forward momentum. Electrofishing takes advantage of their form by pulsating the muscles of a fish and propelling it along a polarized direction. Basically, the electricity forces the fish to swim towards the cathode. Most herps a...
by Jason B
December 6th, 2013, 5:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If you were to go rediscover a Herp, which one would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 12613

Re: If you were to go rediscover a Herp, which one would it

In Oaxaca I'd look for Plectrohyla cyanomma and Pseudoeurycea aquatica.
by Jason B
January 2nd, 2013, 7:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some of 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2540

Re: Some of 2012

Nice diversity of critters with some excellent Florida herps. I know panhandle L. calligaster are supposively not as elusive as S. Fl moles, but they sure are prettier. Those snook are quite impressive too.

-Jb
by Jason B
January 1st, 2013, 12:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: southern Ohio, 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5558

Re: southern Ohio, 2012

Excellent post! I love your amphibian larvae shots. All those muds are excellent; gorgeous adult too! I like the look of that last adult milk. From SW Ohio?

-Jb
by Jason B
December 31st, 2012, 5:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I believe this is the first for this taxa on the forum
Replies: 14
Views: 2621

Re: I believe this is the first for this taxa on the forum

Josh - You're right. A trip to your neck of the woods is overdue. Hopefully I can head south next winter. Nice job, again. How close are you to seeing every herp known from PB? Tantilla are fascinating. I'm hoping to turn up a Kentucky specimen some day. Has anyone ever seen Tantilla supracincta ? G...
by Jason B
December 29th, 2012, 8:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I believe this is the first for this taxa on the forum
Replies: 14
Views: 2621

Re: I believe this is the first for this taxa on the forum

Nice find, both of you! After Josh mentioned he found one Carl's photo was one of the few I turned up on the net. This snake's snout appears very 'pointed' compared to other members of the genus, or even other T. relicta, I've seen. Is that a defining characteristic for the subspecies?

-Jb
by Jason B
December 26th, 2012, 1:45 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Ohio Shrew ID Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 3927

Re: Ohio Shrew ID Needed

Awesome little guy! Thanks for posting it and thanks to Andy for the taxonomy lesson.
by Jason B
December 17th, 2012, 5:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of year 2012............... from Southeast Chapter
Replies: 18
Views: 3408

Re: End of year 2012............... from Southeast Chapter

You did really well this year, Todd. I see you're putting that new camera to good use too. Excellent photos, my friend!

-Jb
by Jason B
December 17th, 2012, 5:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part II: When I herp; I feel His pleasure.
Replies: 56
Views: 26957

Re: Part II: When I herp; I feel His pleasure.

Excellent photos Josh. I really enjoyed all the salamanders, habitat shots and the box turtle. That shot of the crew hunting among the aquatic vegetation at FEC is really compelling.

I always thought field-herping with St. Francis of Assisi would have been a blast.

-Jb
by Jason B
December 9th, 2012, 6:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bluegrass Random - 7 Dec 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2258

Re: Bluegrass Random - 7 Dec 2012

The radar looks pretty ominous, but I'm still hoping to get a couple hour window this afternoon to look around. If it was just me I'd go anyway; I'm sure my targets are moving.
by Jason B
December 7th, 2012, 9:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bluegrass Random - 7 Dec 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2258

Bluegrass Random - 7 Dec 2012

My son and I plan on dodging the rain and poking around a local preserve on Sunday.

KY: Fayette Co.
63 H / 46 L with 40% chance of rain
by Jason B
December 7th, 2012, 7:31 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Florida python-killing contest
Replies: 301
Views: 95359

Re: Florida python-killing contest

How do contestants prove their entries are WC?
by Jason B
November 29th, 2012, 6:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Indigos or Cribos eating Raccoons
Replies: 19
Views: 2102

RFI: Indigos or Cribos eating Raccoons

I'm sure Drymarchon occasionally take newborn Procyon, but has anyone seen it happen or know of an account in the literature?
by Jason B
November 21st, 2012, 4:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I Call Random 11/21 Brevard County (Results)
Replies: 10
Views: 1687

Re: I Call Random 11/21 Brevard County (Results)

Sounds like you had a wonderful day. I miss Florida, but I do not miss sand spurs!

I don't think I've seen Tillandsia growing out of the ground like that.
by Jason B
November 20th, 2012, 4:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I call random 11/19, Wakulla County FL
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: I call random 11/19, Wakulla County FL

Those habitat shots are killer, James. Thanks for posting this! I agree you should do another random.

Jb
by Jason B
November 18th, 2012, 8:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year 2012, Let's Keep it Going... #4 - MORBIDITY
Replies: 30
Views: 3758

Re: End of the Year 2012, Let's Keep it Going... #4 - MORBID

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Eastern Yellowjackets chowing down on a Green frog metamorph...pretty sweet.
by Jason B
November 17th, 2012, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tibet 2012, part 1
Replies: 11
Views: 4317

Re: Tibet 2012, part 1

The Amolops is indeed a wicked-looking frog. Thanks for sharing this;I hope you post more.

What's up with the dude in a cowboy hat and underwear hunting frogs barefoot at night? I thought that was just a Kentucky thing...
by Jason B
November 17th, 2012, 6:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A MUST read for everyone.
Replies: 53
Views: 8169

Re: A MUST read for everyone.

Bill, Your statements sum up my feelings on the issue too. Nice job.

-Jb
by Jason B
November 15th, 2012, 10:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A MUST read for everyone.
Replies: 53
Views: 8169

Re: A MUST read for everyone.

This is a bummer. The SE FHF sub forum is one of the happiest places on the Internet.

I suppose we could always start a subreddit...

-Jb
by Jason B
November 14th, 2012, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Carolina Critters
Replies: 32
Views: 5021

Re: Some Carolina Critters

Excellent shots again, Steve. The big elk with the big oak is a masterpiece.

Jb
by Jason B
November 14th, 2012, 4:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gainesville Locations (Time and Place)
Replies: 19
Views: 3909

Re: Gainesville Locations (Time and Place)

Sounds like you're just having a bit of bad luck. During my three years in Gville I found lots of snakes at several of the spots you mentioned. Just keep hitting them up and don't get discouraged. Successful snake hunting requires continued persistence, keen observation and logic. UF is an awesome p...
by Jason B
November 2nd, 2012, 11:29 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - Nov 1 - 15 - SEASONAL HERP PHOTOS
Replies: 25
Views: 7911

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - Nov 1 - 15 - SEASONAL HERP PHOTOS

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Streamside salamander - Ambystoma barbouri
by Jason B
October 31st, 2012, 4:17 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot
Replies: 44
Views: 15767

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot

There's a lot of great shots of great herps here, not to mention the creative photo selections. Thanks to all who posted in this highly enjoyable thread.

-Jb
by Jason B
October 18th, 2012, 8:22 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot
Replies: 44
Views: 15767

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot

Here's a truly vicious Florida Reef Gecko preparing to attack:
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Sphaerodactylus notatus
by Jason B
October 14th, 2012, 9:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of Singapore
Replies: 39
Views: 9927

Re: Herps of Singapore

Excellent stuff! Finding that Heosemys must have been a thrill. That's one of the coolest critters in existence.
by Jason B
October 12th, 2012, 4:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mostly salamanders from the mountains of NC
Replies: 34
Views: 9921

Re: Mostly salamanders from the mountains of NC

Awesome post and beautiful photography! I love all the duskies and the Weller's is gorgeous. The unidentified dusky does not look like D. fuscus or D. monticola to me.
by Jason B
October 7th, 2012, 9:29 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - October 1-15 - Herps in Motion
Replies: 33
Views: 8376

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - October 1-15 - Herps in Motion

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Copperbelly Watersnake (Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta)
by Jason B
September 27th, 2012, 4:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western KY March-August 2012: Snakes
Replies: 20
Views: 7978

Re: Western KY March-August 2012: Snakes

Nice post and photos, sir. A Western Coalfield N. rombifer is an excellent find! I look forward to your non-snake post.

-Jb
by Jason B
September 26th, 2012, 6:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with T.s.scripta and T.s.elegans Intergrades!
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

Re: Help with T.s.scripta and T.s.elegans Intergrades!

Integrades I've seen from Peninsular Florida had plastrons with blotches on several but not all scutes and orange-tinted, irregular-shaped 'ear' marks behind the eye.
by Jason B
September 24th, 2012, 6:06 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: A summer of netting in West Virginia
Replies: 12
Views: 4638

Re: A summer of netting in West Virginia

Same as you it sounds like; sodalis surveys for resource extraction permits.
by Jason B
September 24th, 2012, 9:43 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: A summer of netting in West Virginia
Replies: 12
Views: 4638

Re: A summer of netting in West Virginia

Excellent post Curtis. I'm jealous of the Hoary and the Silver-haired bats. We picked them up acoustically this summer but didn't manage to net any. I saw the orange clusters on several M. leibii too. It's a fungus? One of my coworkers seemed to think it was mites or mite eggs. -Jb http://farm9.stat...
by Jason B
September 21st, 2012, 3:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamandering
Replies: 12
Views: 2420

Re: Salamandering

The spring salamander eating the earthworm is really neat.

Jb
by Jason B
September 5th, 2012, 6:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South West and South Florida Herpers.
Replies: 1
Views: 874

Re: South West and South Florida Herpers.

Check out the Calusa Herp Society. They are meeting tonight.
by Jason B
August 31st, 2012, 6:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kentucky snakes 2012 to date
Replies: 32
Views: 11690

Re: Kentucky snakes 2012 to date

Wow Phil, that second-to-last red is gorgeous. I love the head pattern and extra wide saddles.