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by Jimi
June 25th, 2018, 12:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bullfrog call causing ripples in the water
Replies: 4
Views: 5015

Re: Bullfrog call causing ripples in the water

Still haven't seen Alligators bellowing in the wild It's fun, but captives are easier. I used to live in St Augustine FL and can enthusiastically recommend a spring trip to the Alligator Farm there (a nice little AZA-accredited zoo). You can see bellowing gators, live examples of every extant croco...
by Jimi
June 23rd, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bullfrog call causing ripples in the water
Replies: 4
Views: 5015

Re: Bullfrog call causing ripples in the water

Thanks, that's pretty cool. Alligator bellowing does the same thing. I wouldn't have thought to look for it in a frog.
by Jimi
June 19th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Identification Help
Replies: 3
Views: 5853

Re: Identification Help

See the CA Herps site, or get yourself a Stebbins. Do both, really - "no bars" is not a problem when you're holding a field guide! And there's no screen glare, and no dead battery, ever. It's definitely not a Uta , it's one of the 2 scelops that occur there. The key diagnostics occur on the back of ...
by Jimi
June 15th, 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Is a supertank possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 27854

Re: Is a supertank possible?

I'd also go for a filtered water feature (changing water every day was a pain) Water feature = PITA. It's the newb's siren call. That said, I can hardly stay away from the damn things. Too pretty and interesting to let go of. And some animals really key in on the moving water, to drink. I like a dr...
by Jimi
June 13th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Is a supertank possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 27854

Re: Is a supertank possible?

Here's that toad/skink thing. Scroll around for the video. http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/new-members-introductions/336297-75-gallon-vivarium-toads-skinks.html (You can see that it's a pretty nice bunch of people on there. Some serious issues came up, and some strong differences of opinion, but it...
by Jimi
June 12th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Is a supertank possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 27854

Re: Is a supertank possible?

Cool story, thanks Bill. I can't believe anyone thought a food-sized animal would survive enclosed with a bigger Varanus...that was epic dumb.

Melissa: http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/beginn ... -page.html

cheers
by Jimi
June 11th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Namibia - 5 000 km's a photographic diary.
Replies: 1
Views: 5913

Re: Herping Namibia - 5 000 km's a photographic diary.

Please enjoy! Boy did I. Those were awesome, thank you. I really liked the horned adders. That grey one - wow. Is that color variability standard for them in any one spot, or do they usually have a certain characteristic "look" in a given spot? And that one spot you went to was odd? Thanks again fo...
by Jimi
June 11th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Is a supertank possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 27854

Re: Is a supertank possible?

On Dendroboard I saw a thread including a large, heavily-planted terrarium with 5-lined skinks and American toads. They seemed like good roommates (and engaging captives FWIW). There was some video I found quite interesting. The narrative was pretty good too - many curious insights, things one might...
by Jimi
June 11th, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 37995

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Jimi doesn't dine on Raven's Pie. Not gladly but I like to think I'm mature and self-aware enough to know - and admit to one and all - when I've made a mistake. I try. I'm an imperfect human with good intentions. I think he was before your time here Nope, I think the crash just reset all our join d...
by Jimi
June 9th, 2018, 7:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moloch, Morelia and more, the Red Centre, Aus.
Replies: 7
Views: 10155

Re: Moloch, Morelia and more, the Red Centre, Aus.

Thanks very much for all that. Your continent sure has some neat squamates. And a few frogs, ha ha.

I also (for whatever reason) especially liked the rock your bredlii was posed on.
just *how* did you get that pic???
+ 1

cheers
by Jimi
June 7th, 2018, 3:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 37995

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

I dunno if he was banned. With all the other crap that still flies here, you'd doubt that, wouldn't you? I would...I suspect he just...submerged into the mire. Or got busy with his new life in upstate NY, or VT, or wherever it was he relocated to from FL, or TX, or wherever. wondering if we would he...
by Jimi
June 7th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .. owwweee ...
Replies: 2
Views: 5638

Re: .. owwweee ...

... mess wit da bull, and ewe'r gonna git the horn :p Indeed, if not both the horns, and the hooves to boot. We have a staff member here who was very nearly killed (not his first bite...so his body's reaction probably included some immune response) by a DOR abyssus . He made a real mess out of his ...
by Jimi
June 7th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 37995

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Just out of curiosity, is that the same Gerald who used to go by gbin on this forum? Oh, Lord No ! God that's funny though. I was speaking of the late Gerald McKeown. You're speaking of Gerry Binczik (or something like that). Totally different temperaments and online personas. GM was - in my limite...
by Jimi
June 7th, 2018, 7:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 37995

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

PARC is basically a collection of regional groups (SEPARC, SWPARC, etc) that somewhat resemble this description: I believe it is an academic group of college students, teachers and professionals. I would amend Craig's description to read: It is a professional group of managers, academics, and studen...
by Jimi
May 25th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...
Replies: 19
Views: 15451

Re: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...

till I saw Belgian Malinois Indeed. They are most impressive. Very much created to work extremely closely with humans - like, part prosthetic organ, part projectile weapon that eagerly comes back for another shot. Dogs really like to be a part of what you do. A dog like a Mal or GSD or border colli...
by Jimi
May 24th, 2018, 8:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field trip destinations around Yuma AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 8362

Re: Field trip destinations around Yuma AZ

the drought of the millenia ... : { My notion is, we're already well into it - basically we're in about a 20-year drought already with a couple of good years. Which is probably what any really long drought looks like - gotta be a couple wet periods in there. I think we're suffering both hydrologica...
by Jimi
May 21st, 2018, 4:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field trip destinations around Yuma AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 8362

Re: Field trip destinations around Yuma AZ

Dunno 'bout that dude - maybe he got out, maybe he didn't. Not exactly near Yuma, but...I just spent some time w/ friends in the Cerbats & Hualapais. Got a little spanked. Tough herping! Ha ha ha. Best thing we saw was a fattie groundsnake. Herpwise anyway - it's a killer area for scenery & exciting...
by Jimi
May 10th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...
Replies: 19
Views: 15451

Re: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...

Hi Brick, I'm sorry you lost your dog. It beats the alternative (dog outlived you) but it's really just the better of two crappy options. Eh, what can you do though? Life is a serial heartbreaker. I've had and trained (and eventually lost) a number of dogs too. Craig and Bill clearly have tons of ex...
by Jimi
May 8th, 2018, 4:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Licensing Question
Replies: 17
Views: 11567

Re: Licensing Question

Man, at that time of year I might be inclined to stay in West Texas! Prime time there. But despite it being a tad late in the snakiest season (spring...), I think you have a good shot at seeing a high diversity of stuff. Kisatchie NF has a great diversity of habitats (including some hills with rocks...
by Jimi
May 8th, 2018, 2:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Licensing Question
Replies: 17
Views: 11567

Re: Licensing Question

So, you're being awfully coy. What's the deal man? You got a road trip coming up that might take you all the way to LA, or you might just stop in TX or OK - or what? What do you hope to see? Frogs? Mole sallies? Turtles? Lampro trifecta? Vipers? There are a few guys on here, like Rman or Chrish, who...
by Jimi
May 7th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, Bali, Komodo - Spring 2018 PART 2
Replies: 5
Views: 5587

Re: Thailand, Bali, Komodo - Spring 2018 PART 2

Thanks for all the story, pics, and vid. The Lesser Sundas isn't an area I'd go for herping (I really like vipers, so the Malayan Peninsula & associated pulaus would be much likelier destinations for that ). But for getting in the water, it's a place I'd really like to go. Seeing your giant clam, cu...
by Jimi
May 7th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Licensing Question
Replies: 17
Views: 11567

Re: Licensing Question

Jimi...
Your brevity
Proof that there's a first time for everything! Ha ha ha.

thanks Craig

cheers
by Jimi
May 6th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 Days in the Central Valley - We Like Snakes
Replies: 12
Views: 10568

Re: 2 Days in the Central Valley - We Like Snakes

Sounds live a very pleasant outing. Well, except for... Slowly, I lifted him closer to bring him into good position for a photo and... Yeeeeoooowwwwwaarrrggghhh!!! I'm sorry, but I find this hilarious. I have first-hand experience of the power of the little hairballs , so it isn't that I don't know ...
by Jimi
May 3rd, 2018, 7:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Licensing Question
Replies: 17
Views: 11567

Re: Licensing Question

Not such a simple question, unfortunately. Dave, let's break your question down into its constituent parts. I'm writing this as much for other readers as for you. For you, my response may be a bit repetitive or tiresome. Some of this I expect you know already, but I think I may still offer you some ...
by Jimi
May 2nd, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mohave Desert, Fungi, SF Bay Area photos
Replies: 3
Views: 4464

Re: Mohave Desert, Fungi, SF Bay Area photos

Pretty handy with that camera, man. Nice, thanks. I like the jumper and also the lava-flow Phryno.

Sounds like you've got an OK job, eh?
by Jimi
May 2nd, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Bay Area oreganus extravaganza
Replies: 5
Views: 5458

Re: The Bay Area oreganus extravaganza

I'd personally rather see a nice oreganus than a zonata any day!
Lake County, CA my friend. Ha ha ha. You might hit a pesky zoner or two, but you will definitely see some nice NorPacs!

Thanks for all the pics. Nice variety, nice commentary. No overload whatsoever.

You still driving?

cheers
by Jimi
April 12th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Your State's Regulations for Breeding Native Species
Replies: 28
Views: 39102

Re: Need Your State's Regulations for Breeding Native Specie

Likewise, thanks for the discussion and the opportunity to learn some stuff. I looked at CA's propagation permits (non-comm & commercial). Seems like a bit of work, and still (to me) too complicated and restrictive (e.g. the zonata stuff - jeez-oh ), but at least there's a fairly clear path to be ab...
by Jimi
April 12th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some random NV shots.
Replies: 18
Views: 9273

Re: Some random NV shots.

Well, right now the pyro quest ins't so much planned as discussed and agreed-in-principle. We sure hope Bryan can participate; he's defended his dissertation so hopefully is re-discovering the joys of a little free time. Ha ha ha. After all this time I still sometimes have college nightmares; usuall...
by Jimi
April 12th, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some random NV shots.
Replies: 18
Views: 9273

Re: Some random NV shots.

Say Bart, if you catch this - got a guy asking about lutosus south of Mono Lake in CA. I've never looked there, and never found. You? I was discussing with him some likely-looking spots between Mammoth & Benton...hopefully he gives it a shot. Maybe he will reach out to you - I suggested it. Cold wet...
by Jimi
April 12th, 2018, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Custom Weather Alerts for IOS
Replies: 1
Views: 2416

Re: Custom Weather Alerts for IOS

Great contribution, thank you!
by Jimi
April 11th, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Your State's Regulations for Breeding Native Species
Replies: 28
Views: 39102

Re: Need Your State's Regulations for Breeding Native Specie

Legally speaking, regarding AZ native wildlife, it is illegal to "take" with the intent to captive breed for "sale, barter, or trade." This even applies to animals that are removed from AZ and re-homed in another state. Hmm. "Sounds desirable to a biologist, looks unenforceable to a cop?" Ha ha. Lo...
by Jimi
April 9th, 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Your State's Regulations for Breeding Native Species
Replies: 28
Views: 39102

Re: Need Your State's Regulations for Breeding Native Specie

captive breeding of native species for commercial purposes in AZ and outside of AZ Curious how this is going. But not curious enough to want anyone to take any risks with ongoing sensitive discussions. (Good luck.) Couple thoughts here: 1) Does "AZ" - either the agency or any of its residents - thi...
by Jimi
April 5th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field trip destinations around Yuma AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 8362

Re: Field trip destinations around Yuma AZ

https://www.avenzamaps.com/maps/417001/blm-imperial-sand-dunes-rec-map guys I work with really like this app (the pro, not free, version anyway) anyway, back to your question - I think this stretch of road ought to provide a diversity of habitats, species, aspects, etc for your shutterbug needs, wh...
by Jimi
April 3rd, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Slovenia summer 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 3023

Re: Slovenia summer 2017

Nice, thank you. Not many posts from that little state.

Curious - roughly what elevation were those from?

cheers
by Jimi
April 1st, 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: QUESTION: Does Your State Ban Road Cruising?
Replies: 21
Views: 15574

Re: QUESTION: Does Your State Ban Road Cruising?

I'll be in NM this summer, and planning some days in the Rodeo area. Wondering how current climate is for road cruising back roads in the Rodeo-Porta l area, since so far south. Great, come on out, you'll love it. That specific area has plenty of BP due to the proximity of the border, but, due to i...
by Jimi
April 1st, 2018, 7:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Today was a good day......
Replies: 2
Views: 2599

Re: Today was a good day......

Ah, prime time in SoCal! Nice debris field you found there. "What!?!?! No helleri!?!?!" Ha ha. Was the gopher eating before you found it, or did you catch that vole and make an offer? How'd you all wind up for precip down there this year? About half your average total, kind of "all at once"? Up here...
by Jimi
March 20th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Species in Big Sur
Replies: 8
Views: 6445

Re: Species in Big Sur

Well, most others have counseled just avoiding the grass and brush to avoid the ticks. Perhaps I'm funny. But I have had a career where staying out of the grass and brush was simply not an option . So I say, just treat your clothes with permethrin and jump on in - and why not? That's where the squam...
by Jimi
March 19th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Species in Big Sur
Replies: 8
Views: 6445

Re: Species in Big Sur

Hi Greg, I'm gonna let the locals help with detailed species & site info if they see fit. But seeing how you're from Indiana and looking at your questions I thought possibly a little background or contextual info could he helpful. First, the ecological or bio-physical gradients in the Bay Area are r...
by Jimi
March 19th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: misting system questions
Replies: 16
Views: 23180

Re: misting system questions

light meters can be had for <20 bucks on Amazon. Sorry Joseph, my bad: I should have clarified I was talking about PAR meters. Not just "lumens, whatever the spectra". The problem with running hard water is not just eventual clogging of the units....I found that it causes deposits on the glass that...
by Jimi
March 15th, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetology School Help
Replies: 39
Views: 20092

Re: Herpetology School Help

Ah jeez Bryan, now you sound like me! Ha ha ha. A side gig or a trust fund are helpful!!! Ha ha ha. These are dark times for conservation. These are dark times for Liberal Democracy. Have you been watching e.g., Hungary the last decade? Holy crap. That's the playbook right there. Whittle and squeeze...
by Jimi
March 7th, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: misting system questions
Replies: 16
Views: 23180

Re: misting system questions

Dialing in the right amount of light is what I’m dealing with now since some of the plants were growing in different exposures. If I can get it right I’m hoping most of the plants will make it even if they don’t put on max growth. It's too bad light meters are so expensive. It would be nice to comp...
by Jimi
March 6th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: misting system questions
Replies: 16
Views: 23180

Re: misting system questions

Nice vivs Jason. I like the use of seedling native conifers - super atypical but I can now see their benefits (slow growth, little pruning, some can take low light etc etc). I'm curious about your growth medium. I think I saw a peek of eggcrate so I guess you're going with false bottom. What else yo...
by Jimi
March 6th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: '17season:Utah, California, Arizona, Virginia, and CostaRica
Replies: 10
Views: 7433

Re: '17season:Utah, California, Arizona, Virginia, and Costa

Jimi, did you see a ruber in Yuma co. or did I read that wrong? I didn't think they ranged into AZ. No, my bad, sorry for "my confusion, shared". Ha ha. Anyway we were at a place in Imperial Co that looks just like Hunter's Imperial rosy habitat & campsite pix. Exceptional white granite, big round ...
by Jimi
March 2nd, 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: '17season:Utah, California, Arizona, Virginia, and CostaRica
Replies: 10
Views: 7433

Re: '17season:Utah, California, Arizona, Virginia, and Costa

Wow, that was super enjoyable, thank you. Nice X-mas eyelash. Your Yuma Co area looks just like a place Thomas and I camped once. Also no specks there - but, a ruber & boa showed themselves. Nice area! I'd go back... Two of the pups had problems with their eyes. It looked like fluid was trapped and ...
by Jimi
February 22nd, 2018, 12:34 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: misting system questions
Replies: 16
Views: 23180

Re: misting system questions

"Water feature" is something of a cuss word for those who have dabbled with them. Water is an absolute bugger to subjugate, it seems to have a will. I have never hard-plumbed into my house supply. The flood risk just scares me too much. In my stand-alone systems I have done both open and closed syst...
by Jimi
February 20th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: misting system questions
Replies: 16
Views: 23180

Re: misting system questions

I've played with automated watering for a while now. - When I began, I built my own (first efforts looked like something out in the yard, and evolved into kinda like what you see at the produce section of your grocery store). - Eventually I quit that, and have accumulated several MistKings; never ha...
by Jimi
February 7th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where do you get your AC?
Replies: 9
Views: 6819

Re: Where do you get your AC?

Good idea if where you are has that kind of "trash day". Utah is the only place I've lived (and I have been around) where there was a periodic " put a giant pile of crap in front of your house, and we will literally pick it all up " day. I SLC it's annual, but in West Valley they have it monthly . I...
by Jimi
February 6th, 2018, 9:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Utah 2017 Review
Replies: 17
Views: 8588

Re: Utah 2017 Review

repeat Marks pyros from the Confusion Range Other than "personal glory", in my opinion that would be pointless. Those animals are all accessioned into BYU via photos (2 specimens) or physically, as "1 snake in 5 parts" (yes, 1 specimen, in 5 segments - that's how he found it though). Trust me bro, ...
by Jimi
February 5th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Utah 2017 Review
Replies: 17
Views: 8588

Re: Utah 2017 Review

Nice storytelling, and pics to go with. I always enjoy them all, thank you Rye. Congrats on the lifer-lifers and state lifers. As I stepped out of my truck, I nearly stepped on a mojave coiled in a bush right next to the road. Well that would have sucked. Looks like a grumpy bruiser. I believe the m...
by Jimi
February 5th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where do you get your AC?
Replies: 9
Views: 6819

Re: Where do you get your AC?

It used to be that pallets and cardboard behind stores were fair game, but I'm not sure that's completely true any more. Broken pallets, maybe. Don't get in trouble for stealing! Pallets aren't much good on their own, but they can be great to hold down other stuff, and also to reduce the overall amo...