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by Gary2sons
July 13th, 2011, 1:29 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pine and Bull Pics
Replies: 21
Views: 4450

Re: Pine and Bull Pics

Thanks Berkeley on the pine being a northern! I'm new to pines so had no idea. Nice yellow pine! ...and very interesting bull. Not quite sure what to make of that, but good looking snake. Brad, curious what you meant on the bull being very interesting? Being a pit fan you must have seen something in...
by Gary2sons
July 12th, 2011, 8:42 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pines, Pythons and Boas
Replies: 14
Views: 3446

Re: Pines, Pythons and Boas

Some really good looking snakes Berkeley!

The Mexican Pines were awesome. Don't think I have ever seen them posted. Must be one of those species where few people have them.

The pythons and boas were very impressive also!

Gary
by Gary2sons
July 12th, 2011, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1st time posting with pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Re: 1st time posting with pics

Great to see you posting pics! I remember your other name now, we met at snake road a few years ago in the Fall. You walked a ways with us. Tall guy from Tennessee and we talked about the forum. We also lost some really prime time herping up here this Spring. Seemed like it rained most weekends. Goo...
by Gary2sons
July 11th, 2011, 8:20 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pine and Bull Pics
Replies: 21
Views: 4450

Pine and Bull Pics

Have always wanted a pine so jumped at the chance when I found this one at a pet shop. Not even sure if it is a southern or northern pine. It was about 200 grams but a year later now weighs in at 800+ grams. Tried posing it in a log just to be different. http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Gary2s...
by Gary2sons
July 11th, 2011, 7:54 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: paludarium
Replies: 29
Views: 7595

Re: paludarium

Really awesome setup! :thumb:

Do you add new species and plants very often, or try and keep what is doing well?

Gary
by Gary2sons
July 9th, 2011, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Long Awaited Juvenile Find
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

A Long Awaited Juvenile Find

Hard to believe it took "many" years of herping before finding one! :D We have found more than a few snakes over the years and can't explain why so long on this one. I know a juvenile Osage Copperhead shoudn't be that hard to find but it sure was for us! :shock: This one was found in May of this yea...
by Gary2sons
July 5th, 2011, 7:55 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: breeding rodents
Replies: 16
Views: 4207

Re: breeding rodents

Justin, I raised mice and rats only for a couple years. It was fun but took some time. Now I buy all my feeders. I think the first thing that I would do is get a bag of rodent chow such as Mazuri. I used to give them treats also but the food is all they really need. One thing that worked for me was ...
by Gary2sons
July 5th, 2011, 7:30 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Incubating & Hatching Lampropeltis triangulum syspila Eggs!
Replies: 81
Views: 13236

Re: WC syspila laid eggs! Advice needed

I also think the eggs will be fine. I have hatched them in plastic such as butter containers with only spagnum moss with no problems. I use a lid with small holes to help with the humidity. Just keep the moss moist but not too wet. A few years ago we found a red milk in our yard that I thought could...
by Gary2sons
June 30th, 2011, 9:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Missouri and Illinois, 2011 Chronological Picture Post
Replies: 15
Views: 3748

Re: Missouri and Illinois, 2011 Chronological Picture Post

What a year Brian! :thumb:

Very impressive milks with lots of variety.

Hard to beat glade herping, except when cottonmouths are found like that on the fallen tree!

Great post!

Gary
by Gary2sons
June 30th, 2011, 9:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some snakes from June in Kentucky
Replies: 27
Views: 6796

Re: Some snakes from June in Kentucky

Really liked all the pics!

Especially liked the smaller species, even the earth snake was impressive with the black specks.

The milks and scarlet snakes were something else! As in awesome!

Gary
by Gary2sons
May 6th, 2011, 7:45 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My Colubrids
Replies: 9
Views: 4641

Re: My Colubrids

Thanks for posting!

You have an awesome collection of some great looking snakes!

We have about 10 snakes including 3 corns. Can't imagine how many mice you go through each year! Really nice to see what everybody else keeps.

The beauty snake on the post was nice!

Gary
by Gary2sons
May 6th, 2011, 7:35 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Some random colubrids, just because...
Replies: 6
Views: 3188

Re: Some random colubrids, just because...

I agree, colubrids rock! :thumb:

Very nice collection, really liked those first two snakes.

So glad this forum is getting a lot more people posting!

Gary
by Gary2sons
April 22nd, 2011, 6:46 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Eggeating snakes(Dasypeltis medici medici) revisited.
Replies: 17
Views: 5279

Re: Eggeating snakes(Dasypeltis medici medici) revisited.

Have enjoyed this post more than once!

Great feeding pics of a very interesting snake.

Are they ever fed anything else? Or do they survive entirely on eggs in the wild and in captivity?

Good luck with your breeding program!

Gary
by Gary2sons
April 22nd, 2011, 6:38 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Southern Pine
Replies: 22
Views: 6063

Re: Southern Pine

Really like that first pic! :thumb:

You certainly have an awesome collection of pits!

Seems like this forum is starting to get some traffic. :D

Gary
by Gary2sons
April 19th, 2011, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Day on Missouri Glades
Replies: 19
Views: 3416

Re: Great Day on Missouri Glades

Awesome day John! :thumb:

Good to see you posting again. Always like your glade reports.

Congrats on the coachwhips! Hopefully that large adult will be found this year! :)

Good Luck!

Gary
by Gary2sons
April 18th, 2011, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Old school Florida
Replies: 21
Views: 3225

Re: Old school Florida

Very interesting post! Brings back a lot of memories as a kid sending off for all the reptile and mammal price lists. Couldn't wait to get the list but never ordered anything! :lol: A couple of Ivan T. Sanderson's books were some of my favorites. Things were just done in a different way back then! ;...
by Gary2sons
April 18th, 2011, 6:50 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Invert forum?
Replies: 91
Views: 72784

Re: Invert forum?

Found this little caterpillar in our back yard last summer. I think it is one of the swallowtail butterflies? http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Gary2sons/IMG_5947.jpg http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Gary2sons/IMG_5944.jpg Stretched out moving on the driveway http://i142.photobucket.com/a...
by Gary2sons
April 4th, 2011, 9:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1
Replies: 15
Views: 2223

Re: The past few week's finds with a couple Kings thrown in.

Great finds and some really nice kings! :thumb:

Really impressed with the size on the large one! What a great looking snake! Looks so awesome stretched out in the grass! My first thought was I wonder what it's feeding tally was over the years!

Gary
by Gary2sons
April 4th, 2011, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Early Season Herps... and the Lampros
Replies: 27
Views: 3989

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

Great way to start out the year Matt! :thumb:

All good looking lampros but the calligaster was a very impressive specimen!

Found our first last Saturday, a very mud covered calligaster but it's a start! :)

Gary
by Gary2sons
April 3rd, 2011, 8:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Kansas herps
Replies: 21
Views: 6081

Re: Southeast Kansas herps

Great way to start the year!

That prairie king looked huge!

Gary
by Gary2sons
April 3rd, 2011, 8:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Kansas Milk of 2011! Plus two more from later that day
Replies: 23
Views: 2585

Re: First Kansas Milk of 2011! Plus two more from later that

What a way to get the year started on milks! :thumb:

Awesome you found it in your front yard!

Gary
by Gary2sons
April 2nd, 2011, 8:22 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My New Florida Kingsnake But Which One?
Replies: 6
Views: 3397

Re: My New Florida Kingsnake But Which One?

Paul---Thanks, I agree! Gary, that's a typical looking Hypo "Brooks" Kingsnake. The Brooks King is an invalid subspecies that used to apply to the lighter colored Florida Kings of the Southern Everglades. Thanks Nick for the info! It will be fun to feed this little snake and watch him grow. Just wis...
by Gary2sons
March 27th, 2011, 1:29 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: N. Pine
Replies: 18
Views: 5441

Re: N. Pine

Really awesome pine! Lots of white! The growth rate on that snake is something else! You have some really nice pines in your collection. I have been to your website before and really like your graphs. I too weigh all my feeders. Always interesting to see how much they are fed compared to what they g...
by Gary2sons
March 27th, 2011, 1:14 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: other snakes
Replies: 3
Views: 2386

Re: other snakes

Some fine looking snakes!

You seem to have quite a few that you care for. I keep about 10 total. Really enjoy the feeding and watching them grow and keeping records. Not a breeder but just a hobbyist!

Gary
by Gary2sons
March 27th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Ambystoma annulatum
Replies: 5
Views: 3044

Re: Ambystoma annulatum

Very interesting post!

Congrats on what you have accomplished and learned! :thumb:

Gary
by Gary2sons
March 27th, 2011, 12:58 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My New Florida Kingsnake But Which One?
Replies: 6
Views: 3397

Re: My New Florida Kingsnake But Which One?

Thanks and really enjoyed the info you have on your website!

Would highly recommend keepers to check it out!

Gary
by Gary2sons
March 27th, 2011, 12:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp & sky landscape pic thread
Replies: 38
Views: 5099

Re: Herp & sky landscape pic thread

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Eastern Coachwhip

Gary
by Gary2sons
March 27th, 2011, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Journals of Jonathan Carver, 2 more snakes from Lake Erie:
Replies: 13
Views: 1962

Re: Journals of Jonathan Carver, 2 more snakes from Lake Eri

Fascinating to read descriptions of herps from 1766! :thumb: Can't imagine how imposing a hog-nose would be back then! The other snake would almost have to be a black snake with some red on the belly. Especially if the 7 ft. descrption is correct. If smaller maybe a water snake possibly? Thanks for ...
by Gary2sons
March 25th, 2011, 5:40 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My New Florida Kingsnake But Which One?
Replies: 6
Views: 3397

My New Florida Kingsnake But Which One?

So glad this forum is up and running again. Really missed the Captive-bred forum. There are a lot of keepers on here so lets all do our part and post something! :thumb: This was labeled at the pet shop as a "Florida Kingsnake High-Red" but I'm thinking the kind they find in the southern part of the ...
by Gary2sons
March 17th, 2011, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kentucky 2010
Replies: 33
Views: 9901

Re: Kentucky 2010

Really awesome post! :thumb:

Some really great pics but the hatching scarlet snakes and the pine were my favorites!

Kentucky certainly has a lot to offer when it comes to herps!

Gary
by Gary2sons
March 5th, 2011, 10:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unusual Speckled King and Same Red Milk Found 8 Years Now!
Replies: 8
Views: 1994

Re: Unusual Speckled King and Same Red Milk Found 8 Years N

Kevin---Thanks for the comments! The speckled kings seem to vary a lot in size on glades it seems. We have found large ones on our property but they seem to run smaller on glades. We have found several here that are 32 to 48 inches. Found the 48 inch one for 4 years before he became a DOR in front o...
by Gary2sons
March 5th, 2011, 3:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: Peruvian Interlude Part 3
Replies: 37
Views: 24347

Re: Hot Stove Herping: Peruvian Interlude Part 3

What an awesome trip! :thumb:

These posts will be re-visited many times over the years! :D
by Gary2sons
March 5th, 2011, 3:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unusual Speckled King and Same Red Milk Found 8 Years Now!
Replies: 8
Views: 1994

Re: Unusual Speckled King and Same Red Milk Found 8 Years N

Cool story, and very nice Milk! I like the king alot too... Holbrooki (?)are so under-appreciated... :roll: jim Thanks Jim! Speckled Kings (Holbrooki) have always been one of my favorites! I'm sure they all look the same to a lot of people but just like all snakes they vary a lot. The specks,shape ...
by Gary2sons
March 3rd, 2011, 7:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unusual Speckled King and Same Red Milk Found 8 Years Now!
Replies: 8
Views: 1994

Unusual Speckled King and Same Red Milk Found 8 Years Now!

This is from 2010. Really looking foward to 2011! Just thought the belly color extending up the side was unusual. We also think we found this same snake 3 years ago. Wonder if I could call this one a "white-sided speckled king"? :lol: http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Gary2sons/IMG_5451.jpg htt...
by Gary2sons
March 2nd, 2011, 9:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple of outings, including one with surprising results!
Replies: 14
Views: 2988

Re: A couple of outings, including one with surprising resul

Ryan, nice finds on the early snakes!

Crazy about the ringed salamanders! Strange not finding any spotted salamanders!

We found three adult spotted salamanders under AC around our pond two days ago which was February 28th. Next rain there should be lots more!

Gary
by Gary2sons
February 20th, 2011, 10:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme post: herps eating in the wild
Replies: 101
Views: 48048

Re: Theme post: herps eating in the wild

Some really cool pics! I remember that older post! :thumb: Here is a black rat snake eating a deer mouse. We had walked up on it and after taking several pics it released the mouse and went down a hole. After a few minutes it reappeared and very quickly grabbed it and pulled it back down the hole. G...
by Gary2sons
February 20th, 2011, 10:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping a Couple Missouri Glades in May 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 5430

Re: Herping a Couple Missouri Glades in May 2010

Ryan Thies---Thanks Ryan, glad you liked the garter. Hope you have a dynamite spring! Knightkrawler5---Thanks again about the hognose! Mike Pingleton---Thanks Mike on your opinion about the black scar. Also about thinking about the herping season. Hopefully just around the corner! herpfriend---Thank...
by Gary2sons
February 17th, 2011, 11:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sunday's and Today's Outing!
Replies: 7
Views: 1828

Re: Sunday's and Today's Outing!

Congrats on your first snakes Ryan! :thumb:

The 22 inches of snow we had here a couple weeks ago just left today. Hopefully it will be a great spring!

Gary
by Gary2sons
February 17th, 2011, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping a Couple Missouri Glades in May 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 5430

Re: Herping a Couple Missouri Glades in May 2010

Thanks Knightkrawler5! Those posts from Carl Koch about the hognose are fascinating! I go over them several times each time he posts. Would have been hard to believe years ago before the internet. That most likely happens elsewhere. Just so hard to find and observe and take pics. Maybe someone else ...
by Gary2sons
February 16th, 2011, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping a Couple Missouri Glades in May 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 5430

Re: Herping a Couple Missouri Glades in May 2010

Thanks Dell, the hognose can be a really difficult find sometimes. Seems like there is no pattern to finding them. Very random and almost as likely to find one in your own yard.

Still wondering about the black healed injury on the great plains rat. :?:

Thanks,

Gary
by Gary2sons
February 15th, 2011, 2:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping a Couple Missouri Glades in May 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 5430

Herping a Couple Missouri Glades in May 2010

The date was May 2 and a prime time to herp. We had a great April with some good finds so we were all very excited that day. It was overcast and a little on the cool side. Had been raining recently so thought it would be a great day! Herpfriend and my two sons traveled to a familar glade and by noon...
by Gary2sons
February 13th, 2011, 2:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: Peruvian Interlude Part 1
Replies: 57
Views: 12901

Re: Hot Stove Herping: Peruvian Interlude Part 1

Amazing trip and really awesome pics! :thumb:

Almost like being there...... well........ not quite! :lol:

Looking fowards to the rest! :D

Gary
by Gary2sons
February 10th, 2011, 11:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some from '08
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

Re: Some from '08

Thanks Matt for bringing your old posts back, more of us should do this! I remember a lot of those pics and really enjoyed looking at them again! :thumb: After getting about 2 feet of snow the last few days I wonder if the first snakes will be out by the first week in March like some years. Can only...
by Gary2sons
February 5th, 2011, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ohio, 2nd half of 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3845

Re: Southeast Ohio, 2nd half of 2010

Really nice post and some great finds Carl! Congrats on the broadhead and liked that side pic! :thumb: Also enjoyed the fishes! Quick sculpin story, last year we were floating down a river with tubes and I spotted a small sculpin darting out from under a rock. Only inches deep with the sun out. Have...
by Gary2sons
February 4th, 2011, 9:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More Field Herping Adventures from the Computer Folders
Replies: 15
Views: 2473

Re: More Field Herping Adventures from the Computer Folders

Great post for this time of the year! :thumb: Awesome canebreak and what a way to find an indigo! Have to agree with the others, that was a nice pine. I have a CB pine so can't wait for the captive bred forum to get going again. Hopefully soon! Also beautiful twins, you should be proud! :D Gary
by Gary2sons
January 22nd, 2011, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What’s in your wallet??? I mean back yard???? - theme
Replies: 25
Views: 5146

Re: What’s in your wallet??? I mean back yard???? - theme

Great idea for a post Bill! The copperhead in the wood pile pic is a little scary. The ones in the wood pile you can't see even more so! We have lived in our present location for 10 years now and have a fishless pond with spotted salamanders every Spring. As many as 100 some years but we have never ...
by Gary2sons
January 19th, 2011, 2:37 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Fishing a small Missouri stream for smallmouth bass
Replies: 5
Views: 4516

Re: Fishing a small Missouri stream for smallmouth bass

That is one of the best types of fishing, ever, Gary: Warm summer days, clear water, easy wading gravel bars, light to medium tackle, a variety of species, super fishing partners ..... Great post for a snow cover yard. Thanks Bill, I agree! Gretzkyrh4-- Thanks, smallmouth fishing is some of the bes...
by Gary2sons
January 19th, 2011, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everyone post your milksnakes!
Replies: 89
Views: 18401

Re: Everyone post your milksnakes!

Great post to bring back! :D Just so many awesome milks!

This is an unusual red milk found we found on our property a couple years ago here in Missouri.

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by Gary2sons
January 16th, 2011, 9:59 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Fishing a small Missouri stream for smallmouth bass
Replies: 5
Views: 4516

Fishing a small Missouri stream for smallmouth bass

We went to this stream a couple times last year. Not very deep water but lots of fish! Herpfriend and my sons fishing showing the stream http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Gary2sons/IMG_5765.jpg Smallmouth bass. This is what we are after. http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Gary2sons/IMG_5599...
by Gary2sons
January 11th, 2011, 10:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Grab A beer and some hot Cheetos your gonna be here awhile.
Replies: 29
Views: 8876

Re: Grab A beer and some hot Cheetos your gonna be here awhi

Long post for sure but enjoyed every bit of it! :thumb:

The syspila really caught my eye and the other Lampros as well.

Also enjoyed looking at the CB's, that Honduran looked to be maybe 5 feet?

Great post!

Gary