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by Paul White
January 5th, 2013, 9:42 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: 600 reptiles and nearly 20,000 rodents Euthanized
Replies: 9
Views: 3697

Re: 600 reptiles and nearly 20,000 rodents Euthanized

Helli, I'd start looking for a lawyer if you can document what you're claiming. Lawsuit time.
by Paul White
December 9th, 2012, 8:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Been a bit busy to herp...
Replies: 1
Views: 2067

Been a bit busy to herp...

because of Samuel Joseph White, born November 10, 2012. Born a wee bit early and kind of rough but doing OK now. We're tired, but life's getting back to a new normal. http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm18/paulWTAMU/SJWhitebirth029.jpg I don't know if next year's gonna be any better; A: we've still...
by Paul White
December 9th, 2012, 8:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You know you're a herper if...
Replies: 15
Views: 3902

Re: You know you're a herper if...

I've burned a U turn on a (relatively unused) stretch of I-27 nearby only to find a rubber snake (and it was a rubber snake, not a belt, tire, or any other various debris). The language I was impolitic. I was on the way to try to buy my wife a nighttime nursing bra and there was this snake perfectly...
by Paul White
December 9th, 2012, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part I: My Herping Eden
Replies: 40
Views: 19787

Re: Part I: My Herping Eden

I honestly do not remember the last time I posted but....
daaaamn man that's a nice post. Plenty of herp pr0n. I'm jealous :)
by Paul White
September 9th, 2012, 8:21 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Mold and Snakes
Replies: 3
Views: 1822

Re: Mold and Snakes

I sometimes get mold my on my cypress mulch, but I just chunk that mulch and don't stress about it. It never has seemed to hurt anything.
by Paul White
September 1st, 2012, 8:51 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Seasonal outdoor cages for snakes?
Replies: 25
Views: 7828

Re: Seasonal outdoor cages for snakes?

I'm thinking that I'd build a house inside it with 2x4s or something, and mount a radiant heat panel in there. As far as water, I'd just move my 5' stock tank inside the cage and use that. It's got a drain at the bottom side of it. I may prop it up on cinder blocks to allow for a cool, elevated hide...
by Paul White
September 1st, 2012, 8:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Accidental DORs
Replies: 25
Views: 5621

Re: Accidental DORs

A handful of toads and a prairie rattler. The toads I don't feel too bad about most of them, since they have a tendency to hop into the path of my moving car.
by Paul White
August 31st, 2012, 8:50 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Seasonal outdoor cages for snakes?
Replies: 25
Views: 7828

Re: Seasonal outdoor cages for snakes?

mostly a quality of life issue; if I built it off the back or side of my shed I could go to 12x8' or so, and provide tubs suitable for soaking and possibly branches/trunk sections for them to climb on. I regularly take mine out now, and the sun doesn't seem to trigger a freak out mode on them (thank...
by Paul White
August 31st, 2012, 3:12 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Seasonal outdoor cages for snakes?
Replies: 25
Views: 7828

Re: Seasonal outdoor cages for snakes?

I'd be worried about them getting out underneath it--they can be...determined. Also I'm not sure how I'd do a door. But maybe if I just use some heavy plywood and seal it for the bottom, then mount some 4 bys or something to around the corners? I don't want them to get some nasty diseased wood rat o...
by Paul White
August 31st, 2012, 12:12 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Seasonal outdoor cages for snakes?
Replies: 25
Views: 7828

Seasonal outdoor cages for snakes?

Does anyone have experience with this for big snakes (my retics). There's about 4-5 months out of the year they could live outside OK I think, and I'm wondering if it might be viable to build a larger outdoor cage for them--house one outside one week, then move it back inside, and put the other one ...
by Paul White
August 13th, 2012, 5:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Science education in the news (in a bad way)
Replies: 17
Views: 2752

Re: Science education in the news (in a bad way)

wow. I'd always jut assumed Texas had laws against that :shock:

I'd actually like a pet bullfrog some day, but I can't do amphibians--my room gets too hot.
by Paul White
August 7th, 2012, 7:08 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: A few of this year's hatchling milks
Replies: 11
Views: 2447

Re: A few of this year's hatchling milks

hmm gentilis.
by Paul White
August 5th, 2012, 7:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sorry! A TX herp law question
Replies: 22
Views: 5364

Re: Sorry! A TX herp law question

The way I look at it, just searching isn't hunting--there's no take involved at all. Otherwise everyone taking pictures of deer on the roads in state parks would be breaking the law. There's also the issue of proving intent--I don't know that you can prove I was looking for snakes on the road while ...
by Paul White
August 4th, 2012, 7:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sorry! A TX herp law question
Replies: 22
Views: 5364

Re: Sorry! A TX herp law question

Erh, I would avoid handling them in state parks. It is verboten. That said, I have "encouraged" a few (dozens) to get off the road by walking towards them--usually they scurry off into the brush no problem. Sometimes a crot will stand and buzz. There's a lot of discussion over if road cruising is il...
by Paul White
July 31st, 2012, 6:35 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Who else takes animals outside?
Replies: 24
Views: 4504

Re: Who else takes animals outside?

So, just do mass cullings?
by Paul White
July 28th, 2012, 10:00 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Who else takes animals outside?
Replies: 24
Views: 4504

Re: Who else takes animals outside?

I wish I could let my boa or retics climb my trees :( but they'd be gone in a flash if I did.
by Paul White
July 27th, 2012, 8:35 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Who else takes animals outside?
Replies: 24
Views: 4504

Re: Who else takes animals outside?

My retics usualy go back into the shed after a bit. The male likes to coil up in/around my squat rack. The female just gets routed back to her cage before she can mes something up.
by Paul White
July 27th, 2012, 5:47 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Black Pearl Reptiles 2012 Offerings
Replies: 15
Views: 4029

Re: Black Pearl Reptiles 2012 Offerings

that'd be the most bad ass ringneck ont he planet :D
by Paul White
July 26th, 2012, 6:33 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Black Pearl Reptiles 2012 Offerings
Replies: 15
Views: 4029

Re: Black Pearl Reptiles 2012 Offerings

I really wish I could have afforded the yellowtails. those are magnificent
by Paul White
July 26th, 2012, 1:47 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Who else takes animals outside?
Replies: 24
Views: 4504

Who else takes animals outside?

I'm wondering who else regularly takes animals outside? I don't do it with all of mine but I try to take out my retics a few times a month during the summer, as well as my boa. My kings I don't and my carinata are too flighty. I haven't decided if I will with my cribos when they're full grown...but ...
by Paul White
July 23rd, 2012, 5:16 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The firstfruits (Spotted Turtle)
Replies: 7
Views: 1990

Re: The firstfruits (Spotted Turtle)

very few things cuter than baby turtles :)
by Paul White
July 23rd, 2012, 5:14 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Some big ones
Replies: 10
Views: 2914

Re: Some big ones

My wife was on hand (she was on the camera) and is competent in general when dealing with them :) I wouldn't handle one that size without a spotter. A lot of people are working with dwarf and super-dwarf crosses. I'm kind of mixed. I like the size oddly enough (although even dwarf can mean 12'). ANd...
by Paul White
July 22nd, 2012, 8:37 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Some big ones
Replies: 10
Views: 2914

Re: Some big ones

the building was about 14 grand. That includes the insanely overbuild concrete slab the city required, which was about 1/3 or 1/4th the cost. Then I had a crapton of electrical wiring--there's 3 distinct circuits for the cages, and the a/c unit is on it's own circuit. Each long wall was 3 outlets, e...
by Paul White
July 21st, 2012, 5:07 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Some big ones
Replies: 10
Views: 2914

Some big ones

A pair of my retics (they are 1.1 but I don't breed them). The yellowhead is usually pretty nasty but was acting calmer today so I took him out to deal with some shed and see if he wanted to soak. He declined and went for the fence line instead :lol: taking him out http://i292.photobucket.com/albums...
by Paul White
July 14th, 2012, 7:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas Herper Survey--FINAL REPORT
Replies: 8
Views: 2586

Re: Texas Herpers Survey--If You Herp TX, Please Participate

That'd be fine. It still isn't letting me get past that page which is really strange :?
by Paul White
July 7th, 2012, 5:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas Herper Survey--FINAL REPORT
Replies: 8
Views: 2586

Re: Texas Herpers Survey--If You Herp TX, Please Participate

It isn't letting me get past 88% (the page with questions about how much you spend on a trip). I hit submit, and it just stays there...I tried to clear everything, then I tried again after putting in some numbers into every field, but either way it just stays there.
by Paul White
July 6th, 2012, 9:33 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Getting teeth out
Replies: 11
Views: 3223

Re: Getting teeth out

eventually my body pushes them close enough to the surface I can get tweezers and remove them. Sucks but it's better than leaving them in.
by Paul White
July 1st, 2012, 5:26 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Blacktail Cribos
Replies: 16
Views: 5094

Re: Blacktail Cribos

Nice! I'm digging my cribos (2 from you, 2 from Heliburn). They're fun snakes
by Paul White
July 1st, 2012, 9:00 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Why do some not enter data in Naherp.com?
Replies: 62
Views: 17970

Re: Why do some not enter data in Naherp.com?

I’m in the same boat. I enter whatever I photograph, but when I’m in the field I have other goals beside adding data to the data base and I really don’t want to stop and photograph every Uta I find. My friend Josh is really good about entering just about everything we see when we’re herping togethe...
by Paul White
July 1st, 2012, 7:57 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Why do some not enter data in Naherp.com?
Replies: 26
Views: 7124

Re: Why do some not enter data in Naherp.com?

I enter, but not promptly and you can't make me :P Wait till winter when I'm bored and I'll get all the way caught up.
by Paul White
June 29th, 2012, 9:10 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Carretochelys insculpta
Replies: 12
Views: 3640

Re: Carretochelys insculpta

The herp guy at WT (Kazmier) had one when I was going to school--I think from a USFW confiscation. It was in something like a 500 gallon tank and he was trying to figure out a way to get a tank 2x that size for it. Amazing animal to watch.
by Paul White
June 25th, 2012, 5:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adding up the herping miles.
Replies: 6
Views: 2449

Re: Adding up the herping miles.

I meant I was weaksauce, not kyle :P I'm doing less than 600 miles a month for herping right now :cry: I will say that I'm being a lot pickier as far as what conditions I go out to herp in, simply because I've got too much going on I have to spend money and time on (kid on the way, home renovations ...
by Paul White
June 24th, 2012, 6:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Adding up the herping miles.
Replies: 6
Views: 2449

Re: Adding up the herping miles.

This year I'm getting out about 2-3 times/month, and doing about 150-250 miles at a time. Weaksauce.
by Paul White
June 24th, 2012, 1:02 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: what snakes do you breed( lizards and frogs are welcome)
Replies: 54
Views: 8252

Re: what snakes do you breed( lizards and frogs are welcome)

Some kick ass animals posted here. Cole, those milks are marvelous; I honestly think some of the north american milks are prettier than hondurans and pueblans. I can't imagine breeding animals too small to take pinky mice.

Those E. milaris are pretty awesome too.
by Paul White
June 24th, 2012, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rocky Mountain NAFHA/COPARC Field Trip July 13-15 *Updated*
Replies: 14
Views: 3966

Re: Rocky Mountain NAFHA/COPARC Field Trip July 13-15

Just no way I can make this one with work and personal life being crazy as they are right now :(
by Paul White
June 24th, 2012, 9:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 NAFHA Database Scoreboard
Replies: 14
Views: 4029

Re: 2012 NAFHA Database Scoreboard

I've been way behind. Hope to catch up some this week. Some good stuff in there that should help, but I'm not putting in lizards as much as last couple of years (putting in GPS coords for every uta or sceloporus I seeing just...isn't happening). still should have some good stuff and some decent entr...
by Paul White
June 24th, 2012, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hypsiglena torquata jani change?
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

Hypsiglena torquata jani change?

Just making sure H. t. jani got elevated to full species status, and that H. jani is what I'd find here in the texas panhandle.
Getting some catch up done with database entering and I just don't know all the splits that have happened.
by Paul White
June 19th, 2012, 10:42 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Lampropeltis Breeders ?????'s
Replies: 29
Views: 5050

Re: Lampropeltis Breeders ?????'s

I had one huge egg last year. It resulted in a huge hatchling, that is now a huge yearling. The hatchling was about 2x the size of her siblings and has kept most of that lead...they're 200-300, she's almost 500 grams. Sort of freaky, I'm kind of wondering how big she'll get.
by Paul White
May 31st, 2012, 4:09 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Euthanize or treat?
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Re: Euthanize or treat?

Vet's optimistic. Doing a basic anitbiotic course (swimming in turtle water with wounds=risk of infection) and trying some shell reconstruction. 100-200 dollars including visit. PHew, relief. Thinks he'll make it but it'll be a couple days before he's back home.
by Paul White
May 31st, 2012, 9:24 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: so, Nerodia care again
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

Re: so, Nerodia care again

well, apparently I was wrong on that, following asking TPWD :oops:
It's still a bit of an issue--I don't know how much fish PDSP gets, and that's the only one within 2 hours drive.
by Paul White
May 30th, 2012, 1:53 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: so, Nerodia care again
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

Re: so, Nerodia care again

I'll try the silversides.

We don't really have baitshops around here; there used to be a decent one up at lake meredith before the lake dried up, but it's closed now. You can buy bait worms at walmart but that seems to be it.
by Paul White
May 30th, 2012, 8:52 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: so, Nerodia care again
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

Re: so, Nerodia care again

That's at least encouraging.
I may buy a fish or gig a bull frog and scent with that for a while, starting next week.
I'm honestly not sure she's in the greatest shape; she feels kind of squishy for lack of a better word. Thank god for quarantine.
by Paul White
May 30th, 2012, 5:16 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: so, Nerodia care again
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

Re: so, Nerodia care again

I don't have a nearby pond where fishing is legal; there's a city pond but it is catch and release, and of course state parks, but it is outright prohibited there.
by Paul White
May 29th, 2012, 8:33 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: so, Nerodia care again
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

so, Nerodia care again

I got a removal call monday about a water snake that had taken up residence in a woman's pond (lady goes to wife's church). Apparently, it had started hanging out in the little side pocket for the filter, and they wanted it gone. I took it home, and don't have a good place to relocate her. Definite ...
by Paul White
May 28th, 2012, 11:26 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Euthanize or treat?
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Re: Euthanize or treat?

Suetonius was a Roman historian known for writings on various Roman leaders. I was taking an intro Roman history course when my wife bought the turtle (at the time I was a history major).
by Paul White
May 28th, 2012, 8:37 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Euthanize or treat?
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Re: Euthanize or treat?

I hadn't realized this but my vet is closed on memorial day :( The answering machine didn't mention it but when I drove there after getting fed up calling there was a sign on the door. It'll be tomorrow and I'll see how Suetonius is doing at that point. He's in a holding tank in my snake building. I...
by Paul White
May 28th, 2012, 12:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: long sought lampropeltis lifer
Replies: 16
Views: 4260

Re: long sought lampropeltis lifer

you're talking about the one towards the anterior, gotcha.
I don't know. It's only visible in that one photo of it on the ground, not the one where I'm holding it. Weird.
by Paul White
May 28th, 2012, 12:26 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Euthanize or treat?
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Euthanize or treat?

I keep/kept my red ear slider in a 5' stock tank outside; I had figured him being fairly safe, but I was wrong. Nelson (one of my dogs) got him and has chewed off a good part of the shell. I'm going to be taking him into the vet tomorrow, but frankly we don't have any great herp vets in Amarillo. I'...
by Paul White
May 27th, 2012, 9:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: long sought lampropeltis lifer
Replies: 16
Views: 4260

Re: long sought lampropeltis lifer

I honestly don't know. I mean I can see kind of a lump, but I'm not sure when they mate locally (I've found some baby snakes this year but usually I'd associate neonates more with the fall around here).
by Paul White
May 27th, 2012, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: long sought lampropeltis lifer
Replies: 16
Views: 4260

Re: long sought lampropeltis lifer

yeah, the panhandle has cool herps but it can be hard herping. I can see more stuff when I visit Houston or New Mexico than I would in a similar time frame here (Sheldon Lake State Park near houston is awesome BTW). I don't think we have fewer snakes, but a lot of the land is private, and good spots...