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by Tuataurifer
December 29th, 2015, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I traveled too much this year(AZ, TX, Fl, Wa, etc)
Replies: 11
Views: 5726

Re: I traveled too much this year(AZ, TX, Fl, Wa, etc)

ChadHarrison wrote:Great post, buddy. Lots of familiar faces here. Your photography is improving quite a bit! Lets find a salamander or 6 in the Pacific Northwest in a few weeks, okay? Okay.
Thanks bub, and ok :P
by Tuataurifer
December 29th, 2015, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I traveled too much this year(AZ, TX, Fl, Wa, etc)
Replies: 11
Views: 5726

Re: I traveled too much this year(AZ, TX, Fl, Wa, etc)

Soopaman wrote:You had a good year!

Should have included that horridus we got the one day we went out, and Ryan got stuck a half dozen times.

Ryan getting stuck was way cooler then the timber....I mean, atleast making fun of him for it was. Would love to hit it again this year with yall.
by Tuataurifer
December 29th, 2015, 8:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I traveled too much this year(AZ, TX, Fl, Wa, etc)
Replies: 11
Views: 5726

Re: I traveled too much this year(AZ, TX, Fl, Wa, etc)

Found in the field on a rancheros property. The Eurycea are both E.spelaea.
by Tuataurifer
December 28th, 2015, 12:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I traveled too much this year(AZ, TX, Fl, Wa, etc)
Replies: 11
Views: 5726

Re: I traveled too much this year(AZ, TX, Fl, Wa, etc)

NACairns wrote:Great photos, you saw a lot of awesome critters. You did well in south Texas. Where is that western hognose from? Also which mountain range is range the the twin-spot from?
Thanks
Nick
Thanks, the hognose is a gloydi from Missouri. The pricei is from the Huachucas.
by Tuataurifer
December 28th, 2015, 5:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I traveled too much this year(AZ, TX, Fl, Wa, etc)
Replies: 11
Views: 5726

Re: I traveled too much this year(AZ, TX, Fl, Wa, etc)

I lucked out and found a stunning individual on a cooler morning when prickly pear was in bloom. I don't know if ill get that lucky again anytime soon.
by Tuataurifer
December 27th, 2015, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I traveled too much this year(AZ, TX, Fl, Wa, etc)
Replies: 11
Views: 5726

I traveled too much this year(AZ, TX, Fl, Wa, etc)

Well, its basically the end of the year and I put some miles on my camera bag. Shown below isn't everything from this year, but its everything I cared about. Shout out to all my good friends all over the country who spent hours upon hours cruising and hiking with me this year. Looking forward to 201...
by Tuataurifer
November 9th, 2015, 7:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Midwest herper visiting northwest
Replies: 4
Views: 2618

Midwest herper visiting northwest

hey guys, Justin from St. Louis here. I will be visiting the Olympic national park area next month for a wedding. My understanding is despite the cool temps of winter I should be able to turn up a few species to add to my life list? Id love to see the awesome amphibians you guys have, Ascaphus, Dica...
by Tuataurifer
August 3rd, 2015, 11:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First foray into the Ozarks
Replies: 4
Views: 2508

Re: First foray into the Ozarks

Very nice! All good finds. Any photos? Would love to see them.
by Tuataurifer
July 19th, 2015, 12:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47388

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

This is a species that should just be left alone by recreational field herpers for a variety of reasons....Simply by looking for hellbenders you are harassing them. They live under rocks in rivers. You will not see them out in the open. If you flip rocks you risk injuring the animals as well as dist...
by Tuataurifer
July 18th, 2015, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47388

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

It is against the law to look for them actually. they are a FEDERALLY protected species. An Ozark Hellbender trip would be cool, but I know nothing about where/how to see this species. I'm Just ending this idea before it even starts, this is ILLEGAL. These animals are federally protected species and...
by Tuataurifer
July 11th, 2015, 8:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 47388

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

chrish wrote: An Ozark Hellbender trip would be cool, but I know nothing about where/how to see this species.
I'm Just ending this idea before it even starts, this is ILLEGAL. These animals are federally protected species and should not be harassed.
by Tuataurifer
June 3rd, 2015, 4:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 so far. (Tn, Fl, Il, Mo)
Replies: 2
Views: 1906

Re: 2015 so far. (Tn, Fl, Il, Mo)

Yea. Really awesome looking animal. Was one of 3 or 4 from the night, but the best looking one for sure.
by Tuataurifer
May 13th, 2015, 12:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 so far. (Tn, Fl, Il, Mo)
Replies: 2
Views: 1906

2015 so far. (Tn, Fl, Il, Mo)

Figured its been long enough and I am over do for a post. 2015 has been good for me so far. I started this year visiting Florida with some herping buddies, and was later joined by my girl friend to relax in the keys. We hit the mountains on Tennesee along the way and turned up a Aneides. http://i867...
by Tuataurifer
February 11th, 2015, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herper Bios
Replies: 92
Views: 52044

Re: Herper Bios

sup Yall, Justin from the St. Louis area here. I recently was made NAFHA chapter president so figured id introduce myself. Im an avid recreational field herper and travel as much as possible to see species in the wild and appreciate their habitat. I have made my way around most of the US(still need ...
by Tuataurifer
January 31st, 2015, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 12310

Re: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

My name on Facebook is Justin Mitchell, if anyone needs to contact me and get a response ASAP hit me up on there. Looking forward to 2015, hoping to actually do some cool stuff.
by Tuataurifer
January 31st, 2015, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 12310

Re: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

justinm wrote:Do we know the name of the President? There are a few Justins around, myself being the coolest one.
Naw man, im WAY cool.
by Tuataurifer
January 14th, 2015, 12:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Officer List
Replies: 4
Views: 2118

Re: 2015 Officer List

I filled out my profile page complete with FHF username and im still having issues viewing it.
by Tuataurifer
January 14th, 2015, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 12310

Re: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

Iv been in Florida the last few weeks, so haven't had much time to keep up with this stuff, I apologize. We need a VP apparently, does anyone have interest? If not, I would be more then happy to nominate someone. Looks more severe than just a VP. A president is also needed as Jeremy doesn't have ti...
by Tuataurifer
January 13th, 2015, 8:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 12310

Re: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

Iv been in Florida the last few weeks, so haven't had much time to keep up with this stuff, I apologize. We need a VP apparently, does anyone have interest? If not, I would be more then happy to nominate someone.
by Tuataurifer
December 12th, 2014, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 12310

Re: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

DaneConley wrote:Justin, aka tuataurifer for President. Sorry.
Sure, why not? I'll try anything once.
by Tuataurifer
December 12th, 2014, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jumping on the year review bandwagon
Replies: 10
Views: 3861

Re: Jumping on the year review bandwagon

IllinoisGuy wrote:Great stuff man! That emoryi is a big deal, congrats on that.
Mike Pingleton wrote:Cool stuff, but the IL emoryi wins the trophy for me!

-Mike
Thanks guys, I've found a handful of DORs so a live one was an amazing experience.
by Tuataurifer
December 8th, 2014, 1:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 rocked! Florida, Illinois, Virginia, and good ol' Texas
Replies: 20
Views: 7930

Re: 2014 rocked! Florida, Illinois, Virginia, and good ol' T

You KILLED it this year. Im WAY proud of you buddy, next year Arizona.
by Tuataurifer
December 8th, 2014, 7:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jumping on the year review bandwagon
Replies: 10
Views: 3861

Re: Jumping on the year review bandwagon

I miss you <3 Miss you doofus. I forgot you guys got that little pine. Good stuff bro. Thanks bud, me, mike and Duan almost missed out on it. Glad we turned around when we did. That Hellbender shot is epic! Gator shot so well framed. Loved all of these...especially the RUN DMC pose. LoL. Would love...
by Tuataurifer
December 7th, 2014, 6:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jumping on the year review bandwagon
Replies: 10
Views: 3861

Jumping on the year review bandwagon

Hey guys, I guess its basically the end of the year so Ill jump to the cool kids table and show off my year. You'll notice as the year moved on, i got better with my recently acquired DSLR For me it started with a job interview In Baltimore in early 2014. I took this opportunity to meet with Ryan, ...
by Tuataurifer
October 19th, 2014, 11:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: zoos in the US that have best representation of China herps?
Replies: 19
Views: 7639

Re: zoos in the US that have best representation of Asian he

Does the AZA have a way of searching for zoo holdings on their website? Another organization maintains a database of zoo animal holdings, ISIS (International Species Information System) . They used to allow internet searching of their database, but don't at present. Apparently one can e-mail them w...
by Tuataurifer
October 15th, 2014, 9:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: zoos in the US that have best representation of China herps?
Replies: 19
Views: 7639

Re: zoos in the US that have best representation of Asian he

Here at Saint Louis we have a decent collection. We have Azemiops, Mangshans, P. jerdoni jerdoni, P. cornutus, Tomistoma schlegelii, a few Cuora species, Chitra chitra, a few Heosemys, Ovophis, etc.
by Tuataurifer
September 20th, 2014, 12:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Yunnan 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 7991

Re: Southern Yunnan 2014

Fantastic thread! You dont by chance have habitat shots of the first Tylototriton do you? Would love to see those if you do.
by Tuataurifer
September 14th, 2014, 8:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help a Midwestern out in South Tx
Replies: 2
Views: 1774

Help a Midwestern out in South Tx

Hey friends down in Texas, *If this thread is inappropriate or has been beaten to death, I apologize in advance. I want to get in one last trip this year, and the South Texas species have always been high on my list of herps to see. I have spots for all the Southern jewels, but have very little time...
by Tuataurifer
August 17th, 2014, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kankakee Sand Prairies
Replies: 5
Views: 2297

Re: Kankakee Sand Prairies

Im assuming your talking about Indiana, but in the off chance you are talking about Illinois, always ask for permission before going on to private proiperty, or potentially private property. They don't play around up there.
by Tuataurifer
August 17th, 2014, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern herp class (pic heavy)
Replies: 7
Views: 2795

Re: Northern herp class (pic heavy)

Very cool! Love seeing theres still some cool diversity up there. I love the Necturus shots, what did you shoot those with if you dont mind me asking??
by Tuataurifer
July 3rd, 2014, 9:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Two weeks of straight herping (NC/TX/AZ)
Replies: 8
Views: 2985

Re: Two weeks of straight herping (NC/TX/AZ)

Santosh,
Looking GREAT buddy. You guys killed it, and im sure had an awesome time. Thanks for sharing man.
by Tuataurifer
January 10th, 2014, 8:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of my point & shoot(MW, SE, & Peru)
Replies: 10
Views: 2520

Re: End of my point & shoot(MW, SE, & Peru)

Thanks Kelly, the "awards" were trespassing tickets we received. We thought we were on public land, and no boundaries were presented. We attempted to make the best of the situation, resulting in that photo.
by Tuataurifer
January 9th, 2014, 7:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of my point & shoot(MW, SE, & Peru)
Replies: 10
Views: 2520

Re: End of my point & shoot(MW, SE, & Peru)

Thanks guys, and Berkeley your totally right, it is a tiger.
by Tuataurifer
January 9th, 2014, 6:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of my point & shoot(MW, SE, & Peru)
Replies: 10
Views: 2520

End of my point & shoot(MW, SE, & Peru)

Hey guys, over the last few years I have been getting serious about field herping. Though in the past simply seeing the animal in the wild and maybe taking a quick snap shot on a simple camera was enough for me. But the more I hang out with field herp "photographers" the more possibilities I see for...
by Tuataurifer
November 23rd, 2013, 5:06 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: "reptile zoo Nockalm", an exhibiton in austria UPDATE 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 79405

Re: "reptile zoo Nockalm", an exhibiton in austria

Awesome, thanks Markus. I find my fellow North Americans' lack of love for the Euro-vipers strange. They're wonderful. I used to have a decent little collection of them... Cheers, Jimi I'm with ya man, im a big fan of the European genera. I work at a facility whos collection has an emphasis on Mont...
by Tuataurifer
November 11th, 2013, 7:00 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Reptile Awareness Day & a back tour of the herp building...
Replies: 3
Views: 3305

Re: Reptile Awareness Day & a back tour of the herp building

and the rattle snake is a C. polystictus: cool post, haven't made it out to that zoo yet. Looks like they have a decent collection.
by Tuataurifer
November 9th, 2013, 10:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best winter finds?
Replies: 30
Views: 8523

Re: Best winter finds?

Other then traveling south, the only substantial finds ive had in Illinois in December are Eurycea and some Ambystomids and an occasional cottonmouth on freak warmer days. Southern Missouri rivers have an abundance of map turtles that will occasionally bask during winter as well that ive been fortun...
by Tuataurifer
November 8th, 2013, 7:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Best of the Midwest: My 2013 Year in Review
Replies: 31
Views: 14663

Re: The Best of the Midwest: My 2013 Year in Review

For the record, Guy was around for the IHS LA/MS trip.
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by Tuataurifer
November 8th, 2013, 5:39 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My first hatchlings ever! UPDATED
Replies: 15
Views: 5710

Re: My first hatchlings ever!

Congrats, work on that post hatch shed and you should be good to go. I do quite a few New Caledonian species as well, and though these guys are common as dirt now, I will always have at least a pair in my collection.
by Tuataurifer
November 8th, 2013, 10:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp tools
Replies: 11
Views: 2736

Re: Herp tools

A squirt bottle for diluted bleach(for shoes in between herping locations) would be a great stocking stuffer. :D
by Tuataurifer
November 8th, 2013, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nominations 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 8112

Re: Nominations 2014

Id also like to elect Chad Harrison as VP or president. Hes been actively involved all over the area in different projects and studies. He also has a keen interest in conservation of our native herps (you all donated to the Eastern Massasaugua fund right?) Along with this he has a good herpetology a...
by Tuataurifer
November 7th, 2013, 8:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Best of the Midwest: My 2013 Year in Review
Replies: 31
Views: 14663

Re: The Best of the Midwest: My 2013 Year in Review

The best part of the year for me was meeting you guys and getting to consider yall as some of my best buds. Also, that gross, pink haired Dude in NOLA.

Awesome year bro, lets make next season even better! :beer:
by Tuataurifer
November 7th, 2013, 10:44 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Lizard Test
Replies: 11
Views: 4386

Re: Lizard Test

Are you reproducing these guys?
by Tuataurifer
November 7th, 2013, 10:44 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: "reptile zoo Nockalm", an exhibiton in austria UPDATE 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 79405

Re: "reptile zoo Nockalm", an exhibiton in austria

Beautiful enclosures, and great looking animals. Thanks for sharing!