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by Rick Staub
October 9th, 2011, 10:08 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now up.
Replies: 86
Views: 13627

Re: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now

Here is another species you do not see much of. Loxocemus bicolor

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by Rick Staub
October 6th, 2011, 1:28 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now up.
Replies: 86
Views: 13627

Re: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now

Similar to the lyre snake, I was partial to the tiger snake (Telescopus semiannulatus) after seeing one in Namibia. What a cool snake. Unlikely to ever become popular just like every other lizard specialist. Calabars are too difficult to breed, but doable. Their small clutch size, fossorial nature a...
by Rick Staub
September 28th, 2011, 8:58 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Inbreeding in herpetoculture
Replies: 45
Views: 12085

Re: Inbreeding in herpetoculture

I do not know if they can correctly be called umbilical cords but they do have a cord like structure that connects them to the yolk and another to the amniotic sac. Both are attached at the ventral side of the gut. Much of this is not observed since it is in the egg, but with live bearing species it...
by Rick Staub
September 27th, 2011, 5:26 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Inbreeding in herpetoculture
Replies: 45
Views: 12085

Re: Inbreeding in herpetoculture

Deleterious genes are typically rare in populations, especially lethal ones. The idea that inbreeding will automatically lead to some gross defect is misleading. Certainly the risk is increased but the possibility is still small. Further with so little known about nutrition in snakes, inbreeding bec...
by Rick Staub
September 26th, 2011, 10:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Striped, Hypo ringneck.
Replies: 27
Views: 2731

Re: Striped, Hypo ringneck.

Nice Dan. Can you cross that with a Regal to get some size on it. :)
by Rick Staub
September 14th, 2011, 4:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Exo Terra Cameroon Expedition 5 - Mount Manengouba pt 2
Replies: 7
Views: 2180

Re: Exo Terra Cameroon Expedition 5 - Mount Manengouba pt 2

Wow. Love that quadricornis.
by Rick Staub
September 12th, 2011, 9:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal desperation herping 1
Replies: 38
Views: 4554

Re: SoCal desperation herping 1

Awesome. I believe it is now illegal in California to possess non-native Ambystoma species so without permit they are still hands off.
by Rick Staub
September 12th, 2011, 7:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal desperation herping 1
Replies: 38
Views: 4554

Re: SoCal desperation herping 1

Sam -- What do you do with them considering they are not native and so close to our native tiger?

Great stuff.
by Rick Staub
August 12th, 2011, 9:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pyrethrin
Replies: 14
Views: 2959

Re: Pyrethrin

My mistake on the Orange Oil. My first Google search of Termidor came back with an orange oil page. The AI in Termidor is Fipronil which is what I wished they had used under my house. Thanks for the good info. I will look for this product.
by Rick Staub
August 11th, 2011, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pyrethrin
Replies: 14
Views: 2959

Re: Pyrethrin

You are going to say today's products are more specific and effective then cite orange oil. Give me a break. It has no selectivity. Insects are many times more sensitive to OPs than are mammals. The chlorinated hydrocarbons (chlordane) comment was tongue in cheek since it is not a good one for ants ...
by Rick Staub
August 10th, 2011, 1:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pyrethrin
Replies: 14
Views: 2959

Re: Pyrethrin

Best way I have found to control Argentine ants is to find the nest and spot treat after flooding. Often I find nests when watering. I then apply extra water to force most of the nest to the surface then nuke them with raid or common OP insecticide like melathion or diazinon. This takes repeated wat...
by Rick Staub
August 4th, 2011, 4:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pyrethrin
Replies: 14
Views: 2959

Re: Pyrethrin

Why are they using pyrethrin? It is fairly ineffective outdoors since it decomposes rapidly in sun light. It will likely be non-toxic to reptiles since its synthetic analog permethrin is commonly used to treat mites and has low acute toxicity. A more direct impact will be against the insects that th...
by Rick Staub
July 21st, 2011, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Coral Snake
Replies: 13
Views: 2996

Re: Arizona Coral Snake

No one has ever died from the bite of an Arizona Coral Snake YET.
by Rick Staub
July 5th, 2011, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: head lamp advice
Replies: 19
Views: 4689

Re: head lamp advice

My boys got me this Craftsman light for Christmas last year. I had not used it until a recent trip to the desert and was quite surprised. It throws a pretty good spot for an LED light. I did quite a bit of night walking and was happy with its illumination. Not sure of the burn time but we were out f...
by Rick Staub
June 9th, 2011, 11:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California, Pt 2 of 2
Replies: 32
Views: 3754

Re: California, Pt 2 of 2

I appreciate the natives. I do not think I have seen pics of Bull trout before. Looked like browns at first. :( You likely hooked into a spring run chinook up there. You are right in the middle of their spawning run although they do not actually spawn until Sept-Oct. They come in undeveloped, move q...
by Rick Staub
June 9th, 2011, 11:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California, Pt 2 of 2
Replies: 32
Views: 3754

Re: California, Pt 2 of 2

Great stuff Matt. Noticed that a couple of those zonata looked swollen. Had they recently fed or were those gravid females?

Thanks
by Rick Staub
June 2nd, 2011, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme post: herps eating in the wild
Replies: 101
Views: 46237

Re: Theme post: herps eating in the wild

I thought these were posted already since the crash so I was not going to be redundant. But since you asked http://gallery.pethobbyist.com/data/465ring-z5-reduced2.jpg And not actually in the process of eating but definitely eaten. Found by Mitch. http://gallery.pethobbyist.com/data/465getula-zonata...
by Rick Staub
May 31st, 2011, 9:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme post: herps eating in the wild
Replies: 101
Views: 46237

Re: Theme post: herps eating in the wild

On the prowl
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well in mouth.
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All gone
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by Rick Staub
May 18th, 2011, 9:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: craigslist
Replies: 48
Views: 6218

Re: craigslist

by Rick Staub
May 16th, 2011, 3:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Disney World
Replies: 23
Views: 4471

Re: Herping in Disney World

When I visited DW a couple years ago, I found a couple decent roads and undeveloped lands west of the park. Maybe 15-20 min drive.
by Rick Staub
May 16th, 2011, 9:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: craigslist
Replies: 48
Views: 6218

Re: craigslist

FunkyRes wrote:
Breeding (and selling) Bullsnakes is legal in California with a native species propagation permit.

Albino bullsnakes do not need a permit to be bred and sold, but non albinos do.
Bullsnakes are not native to Calif and therefore do not require a permit whether they are albinos or normals.
by Rick Staub
April 28th, 2011, 10:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Permethrin and Field Herping - Are they compatible??
Replies: 23
Views: 2391

Re: Permethrin and Field Herping - Are they compatible??

A few things to note. First there is a big difference between permethrin and pyrethrin. Pyrethrin is a natural compound extracted from chrysanthemum flowers, while permethrin is a synthetic analog. Both work on the same nerve target but permethrin is a lot more persistent and was basically derived f...
by Rick Staub
April 27th, 2011, 3:32 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: 2011 zonata pairings (discussion about GIFTED hatchlings)
Replies: 128
Views: 97634

Re: 2011 zonata pairings (discussion about GIFTED hatchlings

For those of us in CA-I assume in order to breed zonata as was mentioned in this thread you must either have a noncommercial permit or else you would have to do a loan type thing with someone else?(with the resulting offspring gifted away before 90 days)? Every member of a household is allowed one ...
by Rick Staub
April 27th, 2011, 7:33 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: 2011 zonata pairings (discussion about GIFTED hatchlings)
Replies: 128
Views: 97634

Re: 2011 zonata pairings (discussion about GIFTED hatchlings

Just saw the video...very cool (once again - kudos everyone). I have a question regarding us "out of staters". If we were to be gifted a snake (or two - one for my wife) how is shipping dealt with? I would imagine we would pay prior to shipping, do you have a system for shipping or do we have to co...
by Rick Staub
April 18th, 2011, 3:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Clarita (So Cal) area zonatas?
Replies: 9
Views: 1527

Re: Santa Clarita (So Cal) area zonatas?

Considering where it was captured and the way it looks, I would say it has some coastal influence (multifasciata). Los Padres NF is not that far. Makes that other range we discussed all the more important.

Sure wish the head had not been squished.
by Rick Staub
April 17th, 2011, 8:47 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My boa laid eggs!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4356

Re: My boa laid eggs!!!

Two fatties is better than none. Congrats
by Rick Staub
April 16th, 2011, 12:27 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My boa laid eggs!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4356

Re: My boa laid eggs!!!

Thanks Chris. I was sort of hoping you had handled them and proven us wrong. They really are water balloons without much integrity. Any update?
by Rick Staub
April 14th, 2011, 2:11 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My boa laid eggs!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4356

Re: My boa laid eggs!!!

Congrats Chris. They are tough eggs to incubate with their thin shells. They would be nearly impossible if they needed a full 60 days to hatch.

Did you move the eggs or did you just cover them and incubate the entire lay box?
by Rick Staub
April 13th, 2011, 10:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!
Replies: 249
Views: 41829

Re: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!

Paul White wrote:
I miss the popcorn eating emoticon :D
Pyson, we have a request :D
If you are taking requests can I get the guy beating his head on the desk?

Please.
by Rick Staub
April 9th, 2011, 5:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Official Rock Creek/Columbia Gorge Trip
Replies: 60
Views: 10977

Re: Official Rock Creek/Columbia Gorge Trip

No doubt they were more wide spread and likely further up the canyon. I will have to take a closer look next time I am fishing the Deschutes River. You should plan your next trip, after you find them at Rock Cr :), to the Blue Mtns.
by Rick Staub
April 8th, 2011, 5:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Official Rock Creek/Columbia Gorge Trip
Replies: 60
Views: 10977

Re: Official Rock Creek/Columbia Gorge Trip

Jeremiah -- is there any habitat there that looks like it could support zonata? I drove up it once and did not see anything that wasn't open grassland with a very narrow riparian zone. I would presume that further up the canyon there might be a transition zone that would be nice, but it seemed like ...
by Rick Staub
April 5th, 2011, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Early Season Herps... and the Lampros
Replies: 27
Views: 3746

Re: Some Early Season Herps... and the Lampros

Browns are nice when trash fishing. LOL

That buck is a much nicer fish. Looks more natural. I prefer something native to this continent though.

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by Rick Staub
April 5th, 2011, 3:24 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: 2011 zonata pairings (discussion about GIFTED hatchlings)
Replies: 128
Views: 97634

Re: 2011 zonata pairings (discussion about GIFTED hatchlings

Paul brings up an important point.......where is the "market" for c.b., anyway? It is very narrow, unless you're talking about agalma . There are some awesome lines of agalma out there that seem to dominate the "z market". And they should! Some of those are outrageous looking! If there is poaching ...
by Rick Staub
April 4th, 2011, 8:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Early Season Herps... and the Lampros
Replies: 27
Views: 3746

Re: Some Early Season Herps... and the Lampros

Very nice shots until you put that hatchery distorted monster up there. :)
by Rick Staub
April 4th, 2011, 8:41 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: 2011 zonata pairings (discussion about GIFTED hatchlings)
Replies: 128
Views: 97634

Re: 2011 zonata pairings (discussion about GIFTED hatchlings

The rock damage is really disconcerting. Just plain ugly and foolish. I do not know how successful we will be at reducing attempts to collect this species and consequently rock damage from the novices and unethical. I guess that will depend on the demand in the end. But considering the history of ca...
by Rick Staub
April 4th, 2011, 2:26 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: dud eggs :(
Replies: 3
Views: 2013

Re: dud eggs :(

Be fortunate she passed it instead of becoming impacted.
by Rick Staub
April 4th, 2011, 2:18 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: dud eggs :(
Replies: 3
Views: 2013

Re: dud eggs :(

I have had females lay a dud or two then lay good eggs later. Still hope if she has more in her. What day post shed is she?
by Rick Staub
March 31st, 2011, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!
Replies: 249
Views: 41829

Re: Nevada Rosy Boa...It's official!

This could be the year Brad. It will be a long drive for me with 50 closed and all the passes snowed in.
by Rick Staub
March 30th, 2011, 7:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wild caught albinos???
Replies: 264
Views: 95237

Re: Wild caught albinos???

Never that dark Brian though you have seen way more parvs than me and I have yet to find one in the San Bernadinos. The weather always conspired against me. :)

I really like the look of that snake with the zig zag edges and all B and W. It would look way cool with no red and 40+ triads.
by Rick Staub
March 29th, 2011, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wild caught albinos???
Replies: 264
Views: 95237

Re: Wild caught albinos???

Anery zonata have been found at many locales even on the coast. There seems to be something else going on with the black and white line Mitch described since they are born with red so obviously are not anery. They go through more of an ontogenetic change as they age. Could be hormone driven especial...
by Rick Staub
March 28th, 2011, 3:03 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: 2011 zonata pairings (discussion about GIFTED hatchlings)
Replies: 128
Views: 97634

Re: 2011 zonata pairings (discussion about GIFTED hatchlings

I will have a few to give away also. Nothing like those bright orange coastal bombs that Mitch has, but some nice animals mainly from the central Sierras. Just wanted to note one other thing before anyone reading this thread comes to the conclusion that zonata pops are somehow imperiled by legal spo...
by Rick Staub
March 3rd, 2011, 8:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: eye candy
Replies: 32
Views: 3907

Re: eye candy

1. Lampropeltis zonata southern Sierra multicincta x multifasciata natural integrade
2. L. z. agalma from San Pedro Martir
3. L. z. multifasciata from near Santa Barbara
4. L. z. multifasciata from Santa Cruz
5. L. z. pulchra - Mount Laguna

Completely objective of course
by Rick Staub
February 14th, 2011, 1:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Africa....Revisited, and new photos
Replies: 29
Views: 8040

Re: Southern Africa....Revisited, and new photos

Great on the Ptenopus. Were they out or did you have to dig?

You did well on the snakes. Did you see most during the day or were you night driving? Also what time of year especially for the Namibian stuff?

Thanks. Great stuff.
by Rick Staub
January 31st, 2011, 6:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Beautiful California!
Replies: 8
Views: 1898

Re: Beautiful California!

And yet you keep returning to those spots. :D
by Rick Staub
January 19th, 2011, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How about a few calkings....Im bored its winter!
Replies: 55
Views: 7195

Re: How about a few calkings....Im bored its winter!

Nice. Did you ever pair up that Sutter BB?

I have found several where Scott found that lite one and nothing has approached that awesome snake.
by Rick Staub
January 4th, 2011, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Strangest AC ever?
Replies: 18
Views: 2412

Re: Strangest AC ever?

I found a homeless guy under black plastic once. Does that count?

Wow you guys got a lot of rain to fill those troughs that full.
by Rick Staub
December 31st, 2010, 12:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wild caught albinos???
Replies: 264
Views: 95237

Re: Wild caught albinos???

Chris, I heard of some long odds for some who purchased het for albino ball pythons also. Plenty who got ripped off and a few who thought they got ripped off until that last egg pipped. Another factor that may play into this is whether the mutation may lower the fitness of the sperm. if so, the chan...
by Rick Staub
December 31st, 2010, 10:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wild caught albinos???
Replies: 264
Views: 95237

Re: Wild caught albinos???

I have only some what followed this discussion, but following up on Natalie's post above about striped phase gophers, I wanted to note that the stripe gene is dominant in Pacific gophers. Not sure how universal it is, but my understanding is that most striped phases in other species are recessive. M...
by Rick Staub
December 24th, 2010, 3:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introduced Herps of Southern California
Replies: 53
Views: 14266

Re: Invasive Herps of Southern California

All Nerodia are now illegal to possess in California. It's a start.
by Rick Staub
December 1st, 2010, 12:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My AZ for 2010 Sit back and enjoy!!
Replies: 25
Views: 4699

Re: My AZ for 2010 Sit back and enjoy!!

What, no zonata from AZ. I thought you found something worthwhile. :)

I also thought you swore off posting finds? :)

Great stuff