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by Geqqo
July 17th, 2014, 7:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's It Like Being A DTRNA Naturalist?
Replies: 17
Views: 4660

Re: What's It Like Being A DTRNA Naturalist?

Your beetles are Cysteodemus armatus (Desert spider beetle). That is one cool job to have even with this heavy drought. I thought of Abbey as well.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/14860


dan
by Geqqo
March 28th, 2014, 12:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled
Replies: 58
Views: 24939

Re: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled

I agree with you Jeff. I think many more people who frequent this forum do as well. It's hard to start such a debate on forums like these. People either jump down your throat or ignore you. Perhaps many of the encouraging and awed responses are from friends or acquaintances who perhaps know more abo...
by Geqqo
February 16th, 2014, 10:18 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Anyone use the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens?
Replies: 2
Views: 2905

Re: Anyone use the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens

I use the version before this newest model. I have been using this lens for a decade. I have gone through three of them but this was my fault not the lens's and I went so far as to buy the one I have used on ebay as they do not produce the older model anymore. I have not used the newer version and d...
by Geqqo
January 27th, 2014, 10:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SE Chapter member with a question about cholla wood
Replies: 6
Views: 2053

Re: SE Chapter member with a question about cholla wood

Just something to consider, I don't want to seem a downer and i know its "only" a piece or two, but the desert is a very different ecosystem from most in that it can take many many many times longer for recycling of natural elements and dispersal of nutrients to take place. More often than not those...
by Geqqo
December 4th, 2013, 8:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If you were to go rediscover a Herp, which one would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 12623

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

Too many to chose but i was always fascinated with Phelsuma edwardnewtoni because its relatives were so common and opportunistic. Also either Cylindraspis . And somewhat less realistically, but only because 100 million years stands in between its last breath and the others I chose, Sarcosuchus . I a...
by Geqqo
November 12th, 2013, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: fox or black rat?
Replies: 32
Views: 8015

Re: fox or black rat?

boy that's a tough one. there are examples of black rats with as pronounced a pattern as this individual but jeez if you just showed me the head (I assume it is a Wisconsin animal) and no other portion of the body I would venture it is a fox.
by Geqqo
October 27th, 2013, 9:30 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Electric green Phasmid, Trilobite Beetle etc
Replies: 5
Views: 3124

Re: Electric green Phasmid, Trilobite Beetle etc

Awesome stuff Kurt, I enjoy everyone of your posts and even though this is a reptile forum I ALWAYS make sure to check out if you've posted anything new here. I appreciate the time you take to post so frequently, that trilobite is out of this world and I have certainly never seen a stick insect with...
by Geqqo
October 13th, 2013, 9:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: fun and frustratimg day with a cool find!
Replies: 12
Views: 3111

Re: fun and frustratimg day with a cool find!

that is a very cool population of uta you have found. thanks for the pics, the male appears as if he is covered in stars. wonderful

dan
by Geqqo
August 30th, 2013, 11:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hognose? questionable photo
Replies: 33
Views: 8799

Re: Hognose? questionable photo

looks to me like a rat snake that is just starting to shed right then and there, the upturned portion of its face is just the skin beginning to slough off.

dan
by Geqqo
August 20th, 2013, 11:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Successful Southeast AZ trip
Replies: 57
Views: 17041

Re: Successful Southeast AZ trip

Haha, I didn't talk to the guy but I did notice he was decked out in quite an outfit, sort of Irwinish, head to toe khaki. His car was not drivable, looked like the front axle bent quite a bit when they got it out, and I am sure it all cost him a pretty penny.

Dan
by Geqqo
August 20th, 2013, 9:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Successful Southeast AZ trip
Replies: 57
Views: 17041

Re: Successful Southeast AZ trip

Wow, you did great man. its obvious from the guy you saw whose truck was leaning off the road that we just missed each other. That was the first day of our trip and we were on our way up when some firefighters told us it could be awhile. We soon came upon the scene and waited about 20 minutes as the...
by Geqqo
July 25th, 2013, 9:38 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Making prints
Replies: 6
Views: 3397

Re: Making prints

Can't say enough, love these guys http://www.elcocolor.net/

Dan
by Geqqo
July 25th, 2013, 6:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter Herping Down Under
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

Re: Winter Herping Down Under

thanks for taking the time Stephen, I look forward to more of your adventures. By the way, a carnivorous marsupial followed by a Moloch is one hell of a 1-2 punch of eye candy, sweet stuff man.

Dan
by Geqqo
July 25th, 2013, 8:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter Herping Down Under
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

Re: Winter Herping Down Under

I can never get enough Australia, thanks for this. The Simpson appears to be such a unique environment. I especially love the canegrass dragon, are they sympatric with Strophurus elderi or are they found in different regions? Would it be possible to see the dragon during the day and the gecko at nig...
by Geqqo
June 13th, 2013, 10:36 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: A few MN spring Tigers...
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Re: A few MN spring Tigers...

I don't belong on facebook. How do I see the images otherwise?

dan
by Geqqo
June 12th, 2013, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ... red touch yellow; makes 4 a happy fellow ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: ... red touch yellow; makes 4 a happy fellow ...

awesome to walk a coral and i for one don't care what the pics look like its the story and encounter i get the most joy out of. I recently walked my first ground snake and leafnose snake on the same camping trip. the ground snake was a lifer. i just find it is so much more exciting and memory making...
by Geqqo
June 9th, 2013, 9:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cerbat action from a couple weeks ago
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: Cerbat action from a couple weeks ago

A quick way i use to identify earless and zebras in photos at least with males is that the two bars on the side tend to be more toward the rear legs on earless and toward the front legs on zebras so with a quick second look i would identify your lizard as a zebra tail. If your quick to noose em ther...
by Geqqo
June 8th, 2013, 4:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cerbat action from a couple weeks ago
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: Cerbat action from a couple weeks ago

yes cerberus, about as west as they get. great find!

dan
by Geqqo
June 8th, 2013, 4:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cerbat action from a couple weeks ago
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: Cerbat action from a couple weeks ago

great stuff, the cerbats are a pretty area for sure. your mojave is an AZ black. beautiful. gopher looks like deserticola but could very well have some affinis blood like you said its smack in the middle of where the two subs overlap. its good looking either way.

dan
by Geqqo
May 31st, 2013, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A change of plans- no Lifers but still fun day out
Replies: 15
Views: 2058

Re: A change of plans- no Lifers but still fun day out

first dor labeled whipsnake sure looks like a pit, no? striped? i know they are somewhat regularly found in some cal locations, any doc'd in utah? great stuff and some beautiful wide open country. especially loved the bananna yucca shot and the leopard and utas. edit: eh, i guess the top half of bod...
by Geqqo
March 3rd, 2013, 11:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Poison Oak?
Replies: 32
Views: 3037

Re: Poison Oak?

This plant has never bothered me but does belong in the same family ( Anacardiaceae ) as cashews which can cause an allergic reaction to sensitive people. In fact most of that family is listed as mildly reactive (although curiously not laurel sumac) to people and a few are highly reactive including ...
by Geqqo
November 17th, 2012, 9:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tibet 2012, part 1
Replies: 11
Views: 4317

Re: Tibet 2012, part 1

herping tibet! wow! i seventh the amolops, what a fantastic frog. im really diggin the nanorana shot too. thanks for getting this posted, we're losing amphibians at such a fanstastic rate i feel blessed just to get a glimpse of these through another's eyes.
Dan
by Geqqo
October 24th, 2012, 9:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handful of shots from 2012. NV, AZ, CA.
Replies: 22
Views: 4466

Re: Handful of shots from 2012. NV, AZ, CA.

George N. Jaquith, who carved his name on the cliff at High Rock Canyon in 1852, made it to California and later Oregon. He was killed on an expedition against some Bannock Indians in the Steen Mountains of Oregon in April 1867. Brenda Jaquith, a descendant, is a secretary at the University of San ...
by Geqqo
April 17th, 2012, 4:33 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: A few catepillar IDs needed
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: A few catepillar IDs needed

Second one is Malacosoma disstria. That first one is real cool, maybe something related to sphinx or some innocuous moth. How large was it?

Dan
by Geqqo
March 4th, 2012, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RIP Jerry Feldner
Replies: 12
Views: 2013

Re: RIP Jerry Feldner

I never met Jerry, but he was one of the first knowledgeable herpers I ever conversed with as a kid. He was very kind to a 13yr old who had just moved across the country and was curious about the biodiversity of his new area. I still have some of the e-mails printed out and I am glad I do. I will ne...
by Geqqo
January 9th, 2012, 6:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #21: Wallace's Flying Frog
Replies: 18
Views: 4622

Re: Borneo Dispatches #21: Wallace's Flying Frog

THE BEST. Thanks Hans. It's hard to top a Rhacophorus in the animal kingdom let alone the herpetological.

Dan
by Geqqo
November 16th, 2011, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery snake....
Replies: 68
Views: 10046

Re: Mystery snake....

I understand guys, I may have jumped the gun too. The internet is great for hasty conclusions. No hard feelings. Love me some fuzzy bigfoot pics, and the discussion that accompanies them. I also want to point out it I agree it would be the best possible ending if it was in fact a Coluber.

Dan
by Geqqo
November 16th, 2011, 7:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery snake....
Replies: 68
Views: 10046

Re: Mystery snake....

I was just trying to help/be inquisitive, and throw out hypotheses. Didn't expect to be ridiculed. Sorry for my opinion.

Dan
by Geqqo
November 16th, 2011, 6:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery snake....
Replies: 68
Views: 10046

Re: Mystery snake....

I zoomed in a bit on the second picture. Head looks Thamnophis to me. Thamnophis e. vagrans perhaps? They range over most of eastern AZ, and the variability of that particular Genus in general is no secret. Second guess, Salvadora .

Dan
by Geqqo
September 22nd, 2011, 6:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The apex predator
Replies: 25
Views: 4601

Re: The apex predator

A perfect example of how alcohol and rattlesnakes don't mix. That inebriated squirrel learned a real life lesson there, haha. But in all seriousness, that's what I call a wildlife video! One of the best I have ever seen on this forum, and it debunked a serious myth about Crotalids. A great lesson fo...
by Geqqo
September 20th, 2011, 2:56 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Too Close For Comfort
Replies: 94
Views: 24487

Re: Too Close For Comfort

Thanks Rob, I sincerely hope you were joking, as many people are in this post, since we do not know each other. Nor have we ever spoken. It's hard to tell on the internet. I was trying to tell what I though was a wonderful story connecting with the natural world. You can keep your tequila to yoursel...
by Geqqo
September 20th, 2011, 2:43 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Too Close For Comfort
Replies: 94
Views: 24487

Re: Too Close For Comfort

Thanks for the information Phil. If it didn't come across before I was trying to say that they are bouncing back in the eastern US after being practically gone for a over/under a hundred years. While they may be pushing the fox numbers down, there is every reason to imagine that the fox numbers went...
by Geqqo
September 20th, 2011, 12:02 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Too Close For Comfort
Replies: 94
Views: 24487

Re: Too Close For Comfort

All I am going to say is your ignorance about coyotes is on par with those who are ignorant of snakes. We get so angry about people jumping 6 feet in the air when they see a harmless snake, or call every serpent a "poisionous" one. You are only instilling false information and unjustified fear about...
by Geqqo
September 10th, 2011, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a small post from Idaho
Replies: 22
Views: 7223

Re: Just a small post from Idaho

Cool, thanks DesertZone I am glad we cleared things up. :beer:

Dan
by Geqqo
September 10th, 2011, 8:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a small post from Idaho
Replies: 22
Views: 7223

Re: Just a small post from Idaho

Sorry, I did say "seemingly" selfish. I am not trying to pick a fight, and I may have inferred too much from a single sentence. My apologies. NOBODY should be out starting fires, and I know it is disappointing for your property to burn, especially if it is not a natural fire. In reference to a fragi...
by Geqqo
September 10th, 2011, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Green Salamander Babies Hatching (revisited w/blue babies)
Replies: 26
Views: 4304

Re: Green Salamander Babies Hatching

Great stuff man. I am sincerely jealous. What a wonderful encounter. Life is amazing. Green Salamanders are super cool. Thanks for posting this, it is things like this that make all the frustrations in my life melt away for a few moments...

Dan
by Geqqo
September 8th, 2011, 6:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a small post from Idaho
Replies: 22
Views: 7223

Re: Just a small post from Idaho

Smoke from summer fires, don't believe what you hear about fires being good for habitat, for the most part they leave behind weeds and loss of wild plants and animals. I beg to differ. Fires are one of the most important ecological factors an ecosystem can experience. You do know, I assume, being a...
by Geqqo
September 3rd, 2011, 7:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Albino Butlers Garter & Case Closed
Replies: 26
Views: 4337

Re: Albino Butlers Garter & Case Closed

Wonderful Carl, thanks for posting such a comprehensive set of photos. Any idea who the predator is? More that one species? Any difference in the excavations? Coyote? Fox? Weasel? Badger? I know ya guys have Wisconsin Badgers :beer: What else you guys got up there in Wis?


Dan
by Geqqo
September 3rd, 2011, 7:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ringtail Cats
Replies: 131
Views: 21337

Re: Ringtail Cats

Ring-tail hiding in a buddy's construction site here in Los Angeles County Topanga Canyon/Calabasas area. So there is another area for ya. Jonathan- I am curious as to where you saw the jaguarundi? In the US? I think that this is my best mammal find and it was the briefest glimpse of one in So. AZ. ...
by Geqqo
August 30th, 2011, 4:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Maliau Basin, Sabah, Malaysia. June 2011
Replies: 28
Views: 8417

Re: Maliau Basin, Sabah, Malaysia. June 2011

Moloch- Thanks for the reply with example photographs! Wonderful. I have seen swallowtail bird dropping mimic caterpillars, but never a butterfly, let alone a skipper. They are usually so quick and alert I wouldn't ever think the family needed such mimicry. I guess the spectacular diversity leads to...
by Geqqo
August 28th, 2011, 8:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Maliau Basin, Sabah, Malaysia. June 2011
Replies: 28
Views: 8417

Re: Maliau Basin, Sabah, Malaysia. June 2011

Fantastic. Beyond my expectations. Thanks once again so much for a glimpse of the magnificent diversity of the Malay Archipelago. What were the identifying characteristics between the two Athyma species? As for the Agatasa wonderful you got a decent shot even if its cropped. :beer: Here's Wallace's ...
by Geqqo
August 27th, 2011, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Maliau Basin, Sabah, Malaysia. June 2011
Replies: 28
Views: 8417

Re: Maliau Basin, Sabah, Malaysia. June 2011

Wow. A beautiful post from an unbelievable part of the world. I don't know if you have ever read Wallace's account collecting through the area, but it brought back to me that narrative whilst reading yours. Thanks for posting this and I cannot wait for the Lepidoptera installment.

Dan
by Geqqo
August 4th, 2011, 10:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NBorneo Snake ID Needed
Replies: 27
Views: 2220

Re: NBorneo Snake ID Needed

my vote is Kopstein's Bronzeback. Though this is purely off of internet image searches, as I have never been to Asia nor do I know much about the distributions and habits of the bronzeback clan. Would be interested to know exactly why the votes for cyanochloris are being tossed out there? Characteri...
by Geqqo
August 3rd, 2011, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: unknown blind snake from Hong Kong Island
Replies: 10
Views: 4154

Re: unknown blind snake from Hong Kong Island

Anyone ever seen one in the blue? Perhaps it is about to shed? Just throwing it out there, I have only seen a few examples of the native desert species, but after seeing the side by side comparison shot from flikr the theory entered my mind. Could very well be a mutation too, just figure for such a ...
by Geqqo
July 12th, 2011, 1:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Backpacking in the Eastern Sierras
Replies: 13
Views: 1796

Re: Backpacking in the Eastern Sierras

very nice looks like a beautiful area, that first norpac is gorgeous im a sucker for those unicolor ones. Your horned lizards are all Phrynosoma blainvillii.
by Geqqo
June 2nd, 2011, 5:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the holy land, Day 1, "No non vens snakes in Israel"
Replies: 12
Views: 7076

Re: Herping the holy land, Day 1, "No non vens snakes in Isr

Wow. Great stuff, and all in one day. I think that that Atractaspis is a first on the forum, although I can't clearly remember pre-crash stuff, tend to forget some things when you live hard as I do :beer: . Now that Saga ephippigera is surely a first, what an impressive insect I never knew of. Would...
by Geqqo
May 16th, 2011, 9:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baja California - Spring 2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5155

Re: Baja California - Spring 2011

WOW. I had a crappy night, and I will have a crappy morning, but oh my oh my, my dreams will be sweet. Thank you for this, and stay away from jack in the crack :lol:

Dan
by Geqqo
May 14th, 2011, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: birthday hike, ID help
Replies: 13
Views: 1914

Re: birthday hike, ID help

Uta stansburiana is your lizard in question. Sounds like a great way to spend a birthday. Nothing better than fresh air and wide open spaces imo.

Dan
by Geqqo
May 11th, 2011, 1:27 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Aldabra Island Tortoises at the zoo today
Replies: 7
Views: 3547

Re: Aldabra Island Tortoises at the zoo today

hahaha, great stuff, I love the vocalizations. Male sulcata all the way. They don't call em spur thighs for nothing. Were there anymore sulcatas in the enclosure, or maybe in an enclosure next door and he dug and found his way into the aldabra enclosure? They are notoriously wonderful escape artists...
by Geqqo
April 30th, 2011, 7:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Worst California post ever?...
Replies: 10
Views: 2636

Re: Worst California post ever?...

Great stuff those Sequoia are one of the wonders of the world to see in person. I agree on the chucks, only strictly vegetarian lizard in the U.S. and the second largest :beer: . Your Urosaurus is a female Uta. Love me some Uta variation. There is an unbelievable amount it...

Dan