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by Lizardman1988
April 11th, 2016, 11:46 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Cricket ID Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 10787

Re: Cricket ID Needed

That would be Udeopsylla robusta. It can definitely look like U. tanneri, but that species is restricted to a couple dune systems in Utah and Arizona, while U. robusta occurs throughout the Great Plains.
by Lizardman1988
February 27th, 2014, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The worst thing thats happend to you while herping
Replies: 215
Views: 30864

Re: The worst thing thats happend to you while herping

Good God, that x-ray made me cringe.
by Lizardman1988
February 21st, 2014, 12:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blind Snakes and Screech Owls?
Replies: 29
Views: 7484

Re: Blind Snakes and Screech Owls?

Well, that answers my questions. Good to know someone looked into it.
by Lizardman1988
February 21st, 2014, 11:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blind Snakes and Screech Owls?
Replies: 29
Views: 7484

Re: Blind Snakes and Screech Owls?

A wonderful example of domestication. The owls are domesticating the blind snakes to control pests in their nest. The blind snakes benefit by having a good resource of food and live in a protected environment inside the owl nest :thumb: How much does the blind snake actually benefit though? While t...
by Lizardman1988
December 29th, 2013, 4:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more added
Replies: 22
Views: 7416

Re: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more ad

While I would never presume to influence your decisions... I can say I'm very happy to see you still here, and posting. Always top notch posts... :thumb: Since your subject species is active in the early morning, I thought I'd mention that I've always got my best Whiptail pics very early, as they c...
by Lizardman1988
December 20th, 2013, 11:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more added
Replies: 22
Views: 7416

Re: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more ad

I may have a few more pictures somewhere on my computer, I'll need to look and see what I have. I'll be working on writing up my findings later this month, but I can say that these guys are pretty neat. They can reach very high population densities, are one of the only diurnal camel crickets, and th...
by Lizardman1988
November 22nd, 2013, 10:35 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAFHA 2014 National Meeting Aug 29-Sept 1 2014 Rodeo NM
Replies: 16
Views: 9065

Re: NAFHA 2014 National Meeting Aug 29-Sept 1 2014 Rodeo NM

There are several I've wanted to attend, but it is hard for me to make them from out here in Kansas. I will be trying to make the COPARC meeting, however.
by Lizardman1988
November 20th, 2013, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The End
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

The End

To the members of the Rocky Mountain Chapter, I have been a member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter since its inception. I was the founder and first president of the chapter, and I am pleased to see the growth the chapter has experienced. However, the general direction of NAFHA, combined with my geogra...
by Lizardman1988
November 20th, 2013, 9:40 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAFHA 2014 National Meeting Aug 29-Sept 1 2014 Rodeo NM
Replies: 16
Views: 9065

Re: NAFHA 2014 National Meeting Aug 29-Sept 1 2014 Rodeo NM

There are so many untapped areas in the Rocky Mountain Chapter. I'm sure it will be a great trip, but I'm disappointed that we can't focus our efforts on somewhere where the data gathered would be more beneficial.
by Lizardman1988
November 13th, 2013, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Masters at A&M?
Replies: 23
Views: 2939

Re: Masters at A&M?

In a similar vein... Though I'm not at all a violent person, during one particularly memorable academic committee meeting I came quite close to punching out my master's degree program advisor. He was also my boss at the time (and I was conducting my research at my place of employment), very unfortu...
by Lizardman1988
November 11th, 2013, 3:59 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Including an "Open" catagory to the Security Level
Replies: 18
Views: 5765

Re: Including an "Open" catagory to the Security Level

When plotting the GIS points, there is always the option of adding a buffer to the point, say within 5km or so. The point would be plotted randomly within that buffer. Without a vector from the point of origin, it would be near impossible to locate where the record was originally located, yet still...
by Lizardman1988
November 11th, 2013, 9:10 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Including an "Open" catagory to the Security Level
Replies: 18
Views: 5765

Re: Including an "Open" catagory to the Security Level

I actually think this is a very good idea. The open, free, sharing of information is increasingly important to science (just look at how many free journals there are online now, or specialized, open source software like R statistics or QGIS). While there is a potential for this to be abused, at some...
by Lizardman1988
November 11th, 2013, 9:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: 5 frog species rediscovered in Costa Rica
Replies: 0
Views: 2081

5 frog species rediscovered in Costa Rica

Link to story

Looks like some of the more critically imperiled amphibians have started to pop up again in Costa Rica. Either this indicates rebounding populations, better survey efforts, or both. It is a good sign, but things are still bad out there.
by Lizardman1988
October 28th, 2013, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to Forum and Costa Rica compilation
Replies: 16
Views: 5469

Re: New to Forum and Costa Rica compilation

Looks like that frog is indeed Agalychnis callidryas.
by Lizardman1988
October 28th, 2013, 6:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to Forum and Costa Rica compilation
Replies: 16
Views: 5469

Re: New to Forum and Costa Rica compilation

Fantastic series of images! Makes me itch to get back to Costa Rica. I think this guy is not Agalychnis callidryas , like your previous photos, but a different species of Agalychnis , most likely Agalychnis saltator . I'll try and confirm it when I get home. http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t604/...
by Lizardman1988
June 12th, 2013, 7:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Show off your best cell phone picture!
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Show off your best cell phone picture!

Most of us do not carry a dedicated camera system in the field 100% of the time. Even the crazies that do will have chance encounters with herps, and want to document such finds. Many use the herp mobile app. With the ubiquity of cell phones, and increasingly good cell phone cameras, some of us undo...
by Lizardman1988
June 7th, 2013, 6:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Spadefoot species is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3323

Re: Which Spadefoot species is this?

I'm swinging back around to S. intermontana on this, but I'm still somewhat unsure. Maybe intermontanaXmultiplicata? It's a shame I haven't heard any calls this year. I'm not going to call this settled until I can examine more individuals and hear calls.
by Lizardman1988
June 7th, 2013, 5:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Spadefoot species is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3323

Re: Which Spadefoot species is this?

This was found in Garfield. According to the IUCN range maps (which are the only ones I have access to at the moment), S. multiplicata occurs in Garfield, while S. bombifrons is restricted to San Juan.
by Lizardman1988
June 5th, 2013, 1:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-central Utah (same as main forum) *updated
Replies: 19
Views: 4688

Re: South-central Utah (same as main forum)

Here are a few more photos from recently. Uta stansburiana https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-48D8ZevgQko/Ua-onYZEOCI/AAAAAAAAD9Y/fv2-WY6Q9ms/s800/_DSC5230.JPG Tracks from this individual https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IPQL4FGaxY0/Ua-orD1jrgI/AAAAAAAAD9o/LTlDuzMF2fE/s800/_DSC5225.JPG At this poi...
by Lizardman1988
June 5th, 2013, 1:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more added
Replies: 22
Views: 7416

Re: South-Central Utah (herps seen during thesis work)

Here are a few more photos from recently. Uta stansburiana https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-48D8ZevgQko/Ua-onYZEOCI/AAAAAAAAD9Y/fv2-WY6Q9ms/s800/_DSC5230.JPG Tracks from this individual https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IPQL4FGaxY0/Ua-orD1jrgI/AAAAAAAAD9o/LTlDuzMF2fE/s800/_DSC5225.JPG At this poi...
by Lizardman1988
June 5th, 2013, 1:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Spadefoot species is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3323

Re: Which Spadefoot species is this?

I didn't take anything of the spade or ventral side, since I assumed it was S. intermontana . Here is the only other picture I have that may show anything of interest. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9l4lm0FaXS4/Ua-ooGHOhrI/AAAAAAAAD9g/cR1z-iM-8AE/s800/_DSC5008.JPG I entered it into the database ...
by Lizardman1988
June 4th, 2013, 4:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Spadefoot species is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3323

Which Spadefoot species is this?

In my recent post , I observed a spadefoot toad, which I originally regarded as Spea intermontana . I'm now unsure, but I am not sure which species it could be. I just discovered that both S. multiplicata and S. bombifrons (less likely) could be in the area. Here is the toad in question. http://fc01...
by Lizardman1988
June 4th, 2013, 11:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-central Utah (same as main forum) *updated
Replies: 19
Views: 4688

Re: South-central Utah (same as main forum)

Also, if anyone wants to come out and herp, I'm here at least through the weekend. I can meet up in Hanksville.
by Lizardman1988
June 3rd, 2013, 8:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more added
Replies: 22
Views: 7416

Re: South-Central Utah (herps seen during thesis work)

Here's a few more from recently. A. tigris https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LOClFVYjrQ4/Ua1nROgCAkI/AAAAAAAAD8k/G4Ru8MzS6Io/s800/_DSC5159.JPG This Crotaphytus bicinctores let me approach close enough to take this photo using my iPhone. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f17CLpNw9uE/Ua1n_uhv8_I/AAA...
by Lizardman1988
June 3rd, 2013, 8:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-central Utah (same as main forum) *updated
Replies: 19
Views: 4688

Re: South-central Utah (same as main forum)

Here's a few more from recently. A. tigris https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LOClFVYjrQ4/Ua1nROgCAkI/AAAAAAAAD8k/G4Ru8MzS6Io/s800/_DSC5159.JPG This Crotaphytus bicinctores let me approach close enough to take this photo using my iPhone. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f17CLpNw9uE/Ua1n_uhv8_I/AAA...
by Lizardman1988
June 3rd, 2013, 8:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more added
Replies: 22
Views: 7416

Re: South-Central Utah (herps seen during thesis work)

The scorpion was Paruroctonus boreus . Hadrurus spadix occurs in surrounding rocky areas though. I'll never forget turning up my first specimen of that species, I had no idea scorpions in the US got that big. This is not the coral pink sand dunes, but quite a bit northeast of there in Garfield count...
by Lizardman1988
June 3rd, 2013, 7:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-central Utah (same as main forum) *updated
Replies: 19
Views: 4688

Re: South-central Utah (same as main forum)

Where to start... I don't have internet often, and this has definitely built up on me. Not to be too specific, but the rattlers come from north-east Garfield County, though my study areas are in Wayne and Emery counties as well. The habitat in Garfield where they were found is typical of the San Raf...
by Lizardman1988
June 1st, 2013, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more added
Replies: 22
Views: 7416

Re: South-Central Utah (herps seen during thesis work)

Mike, the crickets are actually active only in the morning (matitunal). Most camel crickets are active at night, and there is actually another species here that IS nocturnal.
by Lizardman1988
May 31st, 2013, 3:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-central Utah (same as main forum) *updated
Replies: 19
Views: 4688

South-central Utah (same as main forum) *updated

I'm currently working on my master's degree in entomology. My project is on the ecology of a dune-dwelling camel cricket, Utabaenetes tanneri , that occurs in sandy areas in south-central Utah. This area is hard herping, but I've enjoyed years of it here, and I find it very rewarding. Snakes are few...
by Lizardman1988
May 31st, 2013, 2:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more added
Replies: 22
Views: 7416

South-Central Utah (herping during thesis work) *more added

I'm currently working on my master's degree in entomology. My project is on the ecology of a dune-dwelling camel cricket, Utabaenetes tanneri , that occurs in sandy areas in south-central Utah. This area is hard herping, but I've enjoyed years of it here, and I find it very rewarding. Snakes are few...
by Lizardman1988
February 27th, 2013, 11:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panamanian Poison Frog Research '09 - Pic Intensive
Replies: 44
Views: 14126

Re: Panamanian Poison Frog Research '09 - Pic Intensive

Not to dredge up a post that's been dead for a few years, but it is a fantastic post. Great research. It gives me inspiration for my own projects later down the line. I actually looked this up because I'll be headed to Bocas del Toro sometime in July, and was curious to see what I might bump into.
by Lizardman1988
October 28th, 2012, 11:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA 2013?
Replies: 38
Views: 6079

Re: NAFHA 2013?

maybe we need to focus on private lands a bit more. shmooze if you have to. This seems to be the Kansas Herp Society's model...three trips a year to some un/undersampled county, a few private ranches (sometimes state parks also) within that county, and BAM! Updated records, new county records, and ...
by Lizardman1988
October 12th, 2012, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A novel way to control cat populations
Replies: 33
Views: 7689

A novel way to control cat populations

Image

The internet never fails to entertain.
by Lizardman1988
October 9th, 2012, 5:41 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Man dies after bug-eating contest at reptile store
Replies: 21
Views: 9833

Re: Man dies after bug-eating contest at reptile store

Millipedes can often manufacture hydrogen cyanide as a defensive chemical. Wouldn't be surprised if that is the compound that did him in.
by Lizardman1988
October 7th, 2012, 10:04 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: iOS 6 issue with HERP Mobile
Replies: 29
Views: 7231

Re: iOS 6 issue with HERP Mobile

Thanks for working on this Don. I don't have a retired iPhone, but I do have a 4th generation iPod Touch you could borrow...
by Lizardman1988
October 1st, 2012, 2:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wikipedia needs reference or cleanup
Replies: 5
Views: 1444

Re: Wikipedia needs reference or cleanup

Kevin Messenger wrote:can anyone go in and correct this???

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Do_black_snak ... ous_snakes
I don't want to touch that with a 10 foot pole. Wow, just wow. :roll:
by Lizardman1988
September 28th, 2012, 9:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hydrophis donaldi - news
Replies: 65
Views: 12811

Re: Hydrophis donaldi - news

Kris, I think no matter what I state, you are going to have an answer for it anyway so I really have no desire to list out all the details of who's pickling what. And your comment on that population of sea snakes being doomed anyway has to be one of the funniest things I've heard in a while. You ar...
by Lizardman1988
September 14th, 2012, 12:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon - May 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 5300

Re: Peruvian Amazon - May 2012

That's one way to make an introduction. Epic post, and welcome to FHF!!
by Lizardman1988
September 6th, 2012, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Around the world in 120 Days Part 8: Central America lizards
Replies: 2
Views: 2314

Re: Around the world in 120 Days Part 8: Central America liz

Awesome stuff! Looks like you cleaned up on lizards. I'm jealous of your Gonatodes shot, I can never get a clear photo of them, they're way too wary.
by Lizardman1988
August 31st, 2012, 8:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Accidental DORs
Replies: 25
Views: 6947

Re: Accidental DORs

You laughed on the outside too, after a bit. Definitely an evening I'll remember for a long time. Definitely one of the funniest things that's happened to me.
by Lizardman1988
August 31st, 2012, 6:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Accidental DORs
Replies: 25
Views: 6947

Re: Accidental DORs

Weirdest thing I have hit was a bat. Flew right into my wheel well. Lots of birds (including a turkey and a common nighthawk), those unavoidable frogs and toads, ground squirrels, kangaroo rats, mice, and a skunk. Only 3 snakes that I know of; a great basin gopher, a garter, and a brown snake. One n...
by Lizardman1988
August 27th, 2012, 7:36 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: No snakes to photograph - Snakeflies will have to do.
Replies: 2
Views: 1543

Re: No snakes to photograph - Snakeflies will have to do.

Not a very common group of insects, leastwise around here. Great shots!
by Lizardman1988
August 27th, 2012, 7:34 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Driveway Drama
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Re: Driveway Drama

Simply awesome. I see cicada killers roaming around here, but I've never seen one capture a cicada.
by Lizardman1988
August 27th, 2012, 7:32 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Rove Beetle?
Replies: 3
Views: 1895

Re: Rove Beetle?

Yup, that's a rove beetle. Great shots of it too.
by Lizardman1988
August 27th, 2012, 7:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Around the world in 120 days. Part 1: Introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 2174

Re: Around the world in 120 days. Part 1: Introduction

This is going to be epic. So much for getting anything done this week.
by Lizardman1988
June 19th, 2012, 8:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mediterranean Gecko distribution?
Replies: 19
Views: 3464

Re: Mediterranean Gecko distribution?

They're also established in Kansas City, Kansas, and I wouldn't be surprised if they're in Wichita as well.
by Lizardman1988
May 17th, 2012, 4:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Big Vegas Pancake
Replies: 12
Views: 1809

Re: A Big Vegas Pancake

I'm going to take a shot in the dark here and say it is a king cobra. Considering you found it in vegas, that really isn't too far-fetched, could be an escapee/releasee, and stranger things have happened.
by Lizardman1988
May 6th, 2012, 10:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID help, smooth green or racer?
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: ID help, smooth green or racer?

Smooth green for sure. Nice white venter.
by Lizardman1988
April 29th, 2012, 10:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Symi Greece report and help/advice needed for Florida Trip
Replies: 10
Views: 4667

Re: Symi Greece report and help/advice needed for Florida Tr

Nice report! I always enjoy posts from outside the US. I don't know why this one has been passed over, so I'll give it a bump. Gotta love these vipers!

Image
by Lizardman1988
April 27th, 2012, 9:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Checklists for the USA
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: Herp Checklists for the USA

http://www.cnah.org, under the heading Standard Common and Current Scientific Names.