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by dickbartlett
October 2nd, 2014, 4:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas the Big Bend
Replies: 22
Views: 8108

Re: Texas the Big Bend

Great post, Jake. It was my pleasure to tag along. It was an even greater pleasure that the car elected to make a full round trip. Mark. we looked for pictigaster buyt not awfully hard. This will be a target taxon on next years trip. CaptJack0000--Jake didn't need me there at all. He, with online fr...
by dickbartlett
June 3rd, 2014, 8:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida herping, catching up after my FHF absence
Replies: 31
Views: 6615

Re: Florida herping, catching up after my FHF absence

You continue to amaze me, Chris. This post is nothing short of stupendous!
by dickbartlett
August 26th, 2013, 4:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amazonia (Peru) July 2013 – (2) amphibians & reptiles!
Replies: 33
Views: 26861

Re: Amazonia (Peru) July 2013 – (2) amphibians & reptiles!

Thank you for your reply Jeroen. Sadly I am not able to identify the frog in question. It seems to most closely approach Vanzolinius discodactylus. It is not Pseudopaludicola. The latter has a much smoother dorsal skin and does not have the ridges present on your find. It is also of a grayer color, ...
by dickbartlett
August 26th, 2013, 9:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amazonia (Peru) July 2013 – (2) amphibians & reptiles!
Replies: 33
Views: 26861

Re: Amazonia (Peru) July 2013 – (2) amphibians & reptiles!

Beautiful post Jeroen. I just made mention of the tegu question on our MT Amazon Expeditions website. I note you mention Pseudopaludicola. Did you, by chance, get a photo of this taxon? Thanx for sharing your experiences. Best/dick
by dickbartlett
August 19th, 2013, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazonia, or is that Amazonian Peru?
Replies: 63
Views: 28938

Re: Peruvian Amazonia, or is that Amazonian Peru?

It has all been said, John, but again I'll express my thanx for a beautiful and well balanced post. Caiman-slayer, eh. C'mon back down. You'll probably get to see 50 new species (esp of those damn Pristimantis<LOL>). dick
by dickbartlett
August 10th, 2013, 8:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fox snakes from WI...
Replies: 8
Views: 2768

Re: Fox snakes from WI...

There are some beauties in that WI grass, Tim. Great post. dick
by dickbartlett
June 26th, 2013, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opportunistic Mediterranean cruise herping
Replies: 28
Views: 18847

Re: Opportunistic Mediterranean cruise herping

What? No feral chameleons, John. Beautiful post.
We have every Durrell book we've ever been able to scare up here. All are very well thumbed.
by dickbartlett
June 7th, 2013, 3:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The next step and a Rachel
Replies: 7
Views: 2222

Re: The next step and a Rachel

Most enjoyable post, Kyle.
by dickbartlett
May 25th, 2013, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Islands of Bimini
Replies: 23
Views: 7150

Re: The Islands of Bimini

Now that Jake and I have things more or less sorted out, I think we'll both be returning also. It is a VERY nice area and home to the world's friendliest people. And lots of VERY blue salt water.
by dickbartlett
May 22nd, 2013, 6:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Islands of Bimini
Replies: 23
Views: 7150

Re: The Islands of Bimini

Great post, Jake. Thanx for taking the time. My reunion with the south island, after a haitus of 40+ years, was bittersweet. It was great to learn that populations of the various endemics was more or less still intact. But it was distressing to learn that I could barely walk half the length of the i...
by dickbartlett
April 1st, 2013, 9:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Greater Earless-Sonora in Bloom!
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

Re: Greater Earless-Sonora in Bloom!

A few common lizards and a whole lot of desert = a beautiful post. Thanx for sharing.
by dickbartlett
March 30th, 2013, 6:23 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Lightbox shots
Replies: 13
Views: 3276

Re: Lightbox shots

Nice selection of legless critters, Justin.
by dickbartlett
March 30th, 2013, 5:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon part 2 Lizards, Turtles, and Crocodilians
Replies: 15
Views: 23355

Re: Peruvian Amazon part 2 Lizards, Turtles, and Crocodilian

Well, darn, I missed out on the tegu AGAIN! Now I know I've gotta try once more. Beautiful post, Matt.
by dickbartlett
March 30th, 2013, 5:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon January 2013 Part 1, Amphibians
Replies: 20
Views: 26845

Re: Peruvian Amazon January 2013 Part 1, Amphibians

This is great, Matt. I think you could make a full post out of the Hyla leucophyllata/sarayacuensis/triangulum/bifurca group alone. There's no experience quite like seeing these tiny choristers vocalizing from their spots on the floating vegetation. dick
by dickbartlett
March 30th, 2013, 5:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon Part 3, Snakes
Replies: 35
Views: 52943

Re: Peruvian Amazon Part 3, Snakes

A trio of great posts, Matt. Thanx for taking the time to put these together. I'm not sure how, but I sure missed seeing many of the lizards and amphibs on the last get together. Guess I'll have to take one more trip down south to try to atone. You were right though. It was a great gang of avid herp...
by dickbartlett
February 18th, 2013, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Meanwhile, across the pond, at 53 degres latitude N....
Replies: 16
Views: 2918

Re: Meanwhile, across the pond, at 53 degres latitude N....

Were I on my facebook page WW, I'd simply hit the like button. Here it is more difficult. I must actually type the word, so "LIKE."
by dickbartlett
February 18th, 2013, 10:20 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 68022

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

Gerry, with the exception of the below comment or 3 I have nothing more to add. I would hope that the other pertinent members of this forum, including those following what seems to be your typical ploy--a campaign of alienation--continue to enjoy the hobby in whatever manner best fits their belief a...
by dickbartlett
February 18th, 2013, 5:37 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations
Replies: 197
Views: 68022

Re: For Discussion--the Future of Herp Organizations

It is somehow interesting that after a well thought out initial post lamenting divisiveness in the numerous perceived factions, and 3 pages of varied responses, the single item that remains foremost in this listing is --- divisiveness. The overbearing pomposity of some responders, not varied outlook...
by dickbartlett
December 21st, 2012, 4:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping, Part One
Replies: 16
Views: 4245

Re: Hot Stove Herping, Part One

As always, Mike, sooper-dooper. dick
by dickbartlett
November 25th, 2012, 12:19 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Look what I found !!!
Replies: 57
Views: 25420

Re: Look what I found !!!

Wallace = Haideotriton wallacei and they can be hard to find.
by dickbartlett
November 22nd, 2012, 3:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012- year of my frogs
Replies: 13
Views: 2679

Re: 2012- year of my frogs

That evittate cinerea is very nice, Kyle, We have a population or 2 of them down here as well.
by dickbartlett
September 20th, 2012, 12:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle ID needed
Replies: 15
Views: 3194

Re: Turtle ID needed

And I'll add my afirmative to the funerea, Eitan. dick
by dickbartlett
September 9th, 2012, 11:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip to Costa Rica, August 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 8334

Re: Trip to Costa Rica, August 2012

As always, David, your post is wonderfully diverse. Thanx for sharing it with us. dick
by dickbartlett
September 4th, 2012, 10:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SD
Replies: 30
Views: 4533

Re: SD

2 pix--that of Young and the second of the badger kits made the post Marisa. All else was beautiful, too.
by dickbartlett
August 4th, 2012, 5:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon Part 3, Amphibians
Replies: 18
Views: 14870

Re: Peruvian Amazon Part 3, Amphibians

Mike--there's a newly made little reservoir on Santa Cruz (near the kitchen, down at the creek) that is now Phyllomedusa heaven. Don't hope for TOOOOOOOOOO much rain. You won't recognize the place when you return in Jan. At Madre Selva water was almost waist deep up the hill near the classroom last ...
by dickbartlett
August 3rd, 2012, 6:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sorry! A TX herp law question
Replies: 22
Views: 4742

Re: Sorry! A TX herp law question

That response only works on Facebook, Andy<LOL> dick
by dickbartlett
August 2nd, 2012, 11:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon Part 3, Amphibians
Replies: 18
Views: 14870

Re: Peruvian Amazon Part 3, Amphibians

Absolutely beautiful, Matt.
There have been so many nomenclatural changes that we're going
to have to sit down and reteach each other.
Dick
www.amazon-ecotours.com
by dickbartlett
July 31st, 2012, 3:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some recent sundalanders (some dors)
Replies: 27
Views: 4174

Re: Some recent sundalanders (some dors)

The colugo rocks!
It has no pouch, thoug. Maybe cups the flying membrane but no pouch.
by dickbartlett
July 30th, 2012, 4:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Now for Something a Little Different - Come see me!
Replies: 7
Views: 1975

Re: Now for Something a Little Different - Come see me!

Good luck with all aspects, Lisa.
by dickbartlett
July 27th, 2012, 2:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Florida's" House Geckos
Replies: 30
Views: 25404

Re: "Florida's" House Geckos

Gehyra mutilata is here Chris, in the St. Pete region.
by dickbartlett
June 5th, 2012, 7:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bubble Boa and a month in the Carolinas (DUB)
Replies: 27
Views: 8010

Re: Bubble Boa and a month in the Carolinas (DUB)

The variety is staggering. The quality is magnificent. Great post overall (and the ladyslippers were the icing on the proverbial cake for me).
by dickbartlett
May 30th, 2012, 6:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Young Cage
Replies: 41
Views: 6452

Re: R.I.P. Young Cage

Young was a good friend who will be truly missed by all. He brightened several of our trips to Peru, was a friend to every traveler he encountered and was always ready to suggest and assist in all aspects in an always positive way. Condolences to the Cage family from Patti and me.
by dickbartlett
May 21st, 2012, 5:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: your "I wish" finds by State
Replies: 68
Views: 9109

Re: your "I wish" finds by State

He and I have been to Barton Springs on many occasions, Mark, and while I don't pay a whole lot of attn to those creepy little 10 leggers, KW has probably done so. He has only recently gotten me semi-interested in them and we will probably now have to redo some of our nation wide criss-crosses. dick
by dickbartlett
May 21st, 2012, 4:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: your "I wish" finds by State
Replies: 68
Views: 9109

Re: your "I wish" finds by State

KW is alive, well, herping regularly, and chasing crayfish all over the USA now. He and I just got back from a TX-OK-KS trip. Had a good, but not overly "herpy" time. dick
by dickbartlett
May 21st, 2012, 3:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: your "I wish" finds by State
Replies: 68
Views: 9109

Re: your "I wish" finds by State

Indigoblue wrote: Photographing every herp in the USA does not equate to finding every herp in the USA. The thread starter clearly stated "finds by State". I can pay as many people to go out and find what I want to photograph but it would not mean I found them. This is true. But, thanx to many folks...
by dickbartlett
May 18th, 2012, 2:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: your "I wish" finds by State
Replies: 68
Views: 9109

Re: your "I wish" finds by State

Andy Gluesenkamp--P/m reced. Many thanx. I will contact both you and him the next time I'm in the AUS region. Best/Dick
by dickbartlett
May 17th, 2012, 6:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: your "I wish" finds by State
Replies: 68
Views: 9109

Re: your "I wish" finds by State

Just noticed your comment, Justin. Thanx/dick
by dickbartlett
May 17th, 2012, 5:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: your "I wish" finds by State
Replies: 68
Views: 9109

Re: your "I wish" finds by State

Many thanx for your response, Chris. I appreciate the thoughts. I actually do have pretty reliable spots for a couple each of the TX and AL species, but it seems as if a greater degree of lethargy than ever before is being encountered--and not always successfully countered. There was a time I would ...
by dickbartlett
May 14th, 2012, 10:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: your "I wish" finds by State
Replies: 68
Views: 9109

Re: your "I wish" finds by State

I have hoped to see all USA herp taxa alive in the field. Those below are still needed, and time is winding down<LOL> Any help would be appreciated. Can travel. dick Eastern (TX) Cemophora c. lineri (TX) Eurycea robusta (TX) Eurycea tridentifera (AL)Graptemys nigrinoda delticola (WV)Gyrinophilus sub...
by dickbartlett
May 7th, 2012, 5:55 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Russian Ratsnake Laying Eggs Today
Replies: 6
Views: 1896

Re: Russian Ratsnake Laying Eggs Today

Good going, Tim. The little female I got from you a few years ago is doing well. The bigger female may be gravid (there were 2 smiling males with her) but it is too early to tell. Cheers/Dick
by dickbartlett
April 5th, 2012, 3:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The past month...
Replies: 21
Views: 2885

Re: The past month...

Great post, Tim. Sorry our paths didn't cross on this trip. Jake and I stumbled across a few things of interest including Jake's life Keys mole skink. Thanx to you for that. Those olive phase corns are a delight to find in the field. Guess one of our next quests will be Gambian pouched rats. How's t...
by dickbartlett
March 24th, 2012, 10:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon = amazing
Replies: 33
Views: 26488

Re: Peruvian Amazon = amazing

Super post, and thanx for taking the time to put the material together. Lorrie, Devon and I want to say thanx again for traveling with us. Satisfaction is our primary aim. For those who asked--yes, there will be additional herp photography trips this year, next year and beyond. Also tropical fish co...
by dickbartlett
January 2nd, 2012, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping Part Two
Replies: 45
Views: 4912

Re: Hot Stove Herping Part Two

As always, a great post, Mike. But my favorite pic is the Bufo americanus in the alga shrouded copse of trunks.
by dickbartlett
December 15th, 2011, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interesting fact about Florida Pine Snakes
Replies: 17
Views: 2356

Re: Interesting fact about Florida Pine Snakes

So far Don, I've only found the puny ones--you know, a C-note or so.
Good to know that adults are still lurking somewhere. I'll get one eventually. dick
by dickbartlett
December 2nd, 2011, 1:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Year in Photographs
Replies: 36
Views: 8520

Re: The Year in Photographs

Wonderful post, Nick. Beautiful photography and great subjects. Cheers/Dick
by dickbartlett
November 30th, 2011, 7:26 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM???
Replies: 18
Views: 6705

Re: DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM???

Sadly, I find FHF one of the most difficult forums to remain signed on to, but I don't know enough about the magic world of cyberspace to understand why. This morning it took 3 attempts to log in and remain logged in. And I am often dropped in mid sentence. This requires another bout of fisticuffs w...
by dickbartlett
November 29th, 2011, 2:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: Part One
Replies: 49
Views: 20103

Re: Hot Stove Herping: Part One

Senor Miguel, Again, many thanx for the several posts you have made about the Amazon trip. And also again, it was our pleasure to have you--not to mention Karl, Caitlin, Gerold, Dale, Skip, and Professor Millinocket, along. I'm glad that we got a nice diversity on the trip. But I hasten to say that ...
by dickbartlett
November 26th, 2011, 3:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: $500 Reward for South Florida Rainbow Snake
Replies: 12
Views: 2870

Re: $500 Reward for South Florida Rainbow Snake

Patti and I will earmark and add another $500. I will notify the original sponsoring organization. But there are 2 criteria--# 1) that we can photo the specimen and #2 that it is released rather than preserved. Let me know if you're interested. dick
by dickbartlett
September 30th, 2011, 4:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I was on TV this morning
Replies: 31
Views: 2928

Re: I was on TV this morning

Thanx for that clarification, Mike. For a fleeting second there I thought that Don had undergone some sort of organ transplants since KW, you, and I were with him in the field<LOL> dick
by dickbartlett
September 21st, 2011, 6:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Return to Oz - part 1
Replies: 31
Views: 5658

Re: Return to Oz - part 1

As always, Jeff, a fantastic post of a fabled land. Thanx for allowing all of us to accompany you and your dad on the journey. The habitat shots, from cavern to billabong added measurably. dick