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by skybutton
February 28th, 2015, 1:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Smokies at start of march?
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

Re: Smokies at start of march?

Thanks everyone. I actually live in Florida now, so that wouldn't be much of a spring break trip for me haha. And some of my friends have never seen snow before so they've been really wanting to go somewhere where we're likely to see snow is part of why we chose the smokies. I just checked out the D...
by skybutton
February 25th, 2015, 12:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Smokies at start of march?
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

Smokies at start of march?

Hey everyone. I'm headed from Florida up to the Smokies for spring break (first week in March) and don't have much experience herping there. I had two main questions: what notable (in your opinion) species are likely to be active at the very beginning of March, and also, will the presence of maybe a...
by skybutton
September 14th, 2014, 9:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trying to Decide Where to go for Thanksgiving
Replies: 7
Views: 2904

Trying to Decide Where to go for Thanksgiving

Hey everyone. I'm currently a freshman at the University of Florida in Gainesville, although I've been deeply interested in herpetology as long as I can remember. I'm from Connecticut, so I've only lived here about a month. So far the stuff I've found though has been pretty disappointing. I've seen ...
by skybutton
July 2nd, 2014, 12:40 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp-related tattoo ideas?
Replies: 18
Views: 14241

Re: Herp-related tattoo ideas?

Thanks for the advice everyone. I'm actually not worried about what the tattoo will look like later in life that much, just because I want it to be relatively small, and also not in a location where everyone would see (unless I had my shirt on). And I'm confident that it will last, because I know my...
by skybutton
June 30th, 2014, 8:27 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp-related tattoo ideas?
Replies: 18
Views: 14241

Herp-related tattoo ideas?

Hey everyone. I'm thinking of getting a herp-related tattoo but would like some ideas. Since different tattoo colors and locations tend to be better on different people, let me just say that I'm a white male lol. I want to get something really unique, so I was thinking maybe some type of caecilian s...
by skybutton
May 11th, 2014, 12:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What are the indentations on this Spotted salamander?
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: What are the indentations on this Spotted salamander?

Very fascinating stuff, thank you all! I did some googling about the lateral line system and neuromasts in Ambystoma maculatum and found this neat paper if anyone is interested: http://www.lannoolab.com/pdfs/Cannibal%20Morph/Lannoo%201985.pdf I'm not entirely sure what is meant by "cephalic stitches...
by skybutton
May 10th, 2014, 7:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What are the indentations on this Spotted salamander?
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: What are the indentations on this Spotted salamander?

I'm afraid I don't understand.
by skybutton
May 10th, 2014, 5:24 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)
Replies: 189
Views: 89900

Re: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)

Saw this on the Orianne Society's page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/26687833

Global warming absolutely affects amphibians.
by skybutton
May 10th, 2014, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What are the indentations on this Spotted salamander?
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

What are the indentations on this Spotted salamander?

Alright, so I took this photo of a Spotted salamander this April and this is something that I've been wanting to know since. Go to the image, and look at the head. Along the edge of both eyelids are small indentations if you look closely that line up with the eyelids (not sure if they actually count...
by skybutton
May 10th, 2014, 2:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for advice on herping near Gainesville
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Looking for advice on herping near Gainesville

Hi all, I've been a lurker on these boards for awhile but haven't done much posting. I'm currently a high school senior in Connecticut, but will be attending the University of Florida Honors College next year as a double major in Zoology and Wildlife Ecology & Conservation. Herpetology has been a pa...