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by chrish
November 13th, 2015, 7:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 46636

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

Hadar wrote:Since you guys haven't set a date yet, I am going to be self-centered and say you should do April 23rd. When you decide on a date please let us know. I am hoping to make this one but spring and summer dates are filling up quick.
The date that most people wanted was Apr 29-May 1.
by chrish
November 13th, 2015, 6:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Save the Hellbenders
Replies: 5
Views: 3196

Re: Save the Hellbenders

cbernz wrote:Thanks, this is great. Exactly the type of project I like to fund.
Agreed. I think anyone can afford to send at least $5. Most can send quite a bit more to help save this extraordinary North American endemic!
by chrish
November 13th, 2015, 6:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bipes rumor
Replies: 7
Views: 3660

Re: Bipes rumor

I know this topic has been discussed here several times in detail by people with extensive knowledge of the area and the species. Try searching the forum for references to Bipes. I think you will find a lot of great information and opinions.
by chrish
November 9th, 2015, 8:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Caught a Coral in Austin today
Replies: 3
Views: 1955

Re: Caught a Coral in Austin today

Coralsnakes are pretty common in Central Texas, particularly around this time of year. I would probably just release it near where you found it.
by chrish
November 9th, 2015, 8:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping New Zealand?
Replies: 7
Views: 2781

Re: Herping New Zealand?

I've made many trips to New Zealand an in all that time I've only ever seen a few skinks and an introduced frog. It is tough herping. I have talked to a local researcher about how to find Naultinus and other geckos and have searched the right kinds of trees many, many, many times in areas that have ...
by chrish
November 5th, 2015, 8:29 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: macro photo and video dslr?
Replies: 7
Views: 5940

Re: macro photo and video dslr?

If you are looking for an interchangeable lens, dpreview just published their 2015 roundup and comparison. http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3445496386/2015-round-up-interchangeable-lens-cameras-under-500 These sorts of roundups are usually better than just asking people what cameras they like as mos...
by chrish
October 31st, 2015, 6:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with embedding Flickr video, MP3, & Soundcloud players
Replies: 13
Views: 4279

Re: Help with embedding Flickr video, MP3, & Soundcloud play

As I pointed out in my response, you can't host them on soundcloud. Soundcloud won't let you embed them like that. Soundcloud does offer embedding but their format doesn't work here. You have to host them somewhere that will allow direct linking. Dropbox works if you don't have access to anything el...
by chrish
October 29th, 2015, 5:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with embedding Flickr video, MP3, & Soundcloud players
Replies: 13
Views: 4279

Re: Help with embedding Flickr video, MP3, & Soundcloud play

The Singing Frog wrote:It has everything to do with field herping... It is the epitome of field herping. Until now, never has there been music created for field herping, inspired by field herping, and inspirational to field herping.
Mark Heinrich beat you to that claim many years ago.
by chrish
October 27th, 2015, 8:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with embedding Flickr video, MP3, & Soundcloud players
Replies: 13
Views: 4279

Re: Help with embedding Flickr video, MP3, & Soundcloud play

I don't think you can link Soundcloud files here. I have never been able to make it work. To include an mp3, you just need the URL of the mp3. So if the URL for your sound is http://www.birdsandherps.com/frog_calls/Leptodactylidae_Leptodactylus_pentadactylus_chorus.mp3 You simply type that text, sel...
by chrish
October 27th, 2015, 8:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica frog, Need ID?
Replies: 2
Views: 1803

Re: Costa Rica frog, Need ID?

I agree. Even though it looks a bit like D. ebracatta and D. microcephalus, in that area I think it would be D. phleboides.

Did you hear it calling? That may help distinguish the species.
by chrish
October 24th, 2015, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can Snakes Strike Up?
Replies: 20
Views: 7747

Re: Can Snakes Strike Up?

Steve, That's an amazing video. Although I would argue that some of the snake's strike length is due to the fact that the squirrel pulls the snake out further than its strike would have naturally carried it. It does clearly strike a significant percent of its body length but then makes contact with ...
by chrish
October 24th, 2015, 9:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can Snakes Strike Up?
Replies: 20
Views: 7747

Re: Can Snakes Strike Up?

If you think about it....why wouldn't they be able to? Are you implying they don't have the musculature to do it or that the shape of their vertebral articulations prevents it? I would say they can strike up as easily as they can strike down.
by chrish
October 21st, 2015, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID: Is this an Asiatic Toad
Replies: 4
Views: 2317

Re: ID: Is this an Asiatic Toad

You might try posting this on the FB Reptile and Amphibian Identification group if you don't get an answer here.
by chrish
October 21st, 2015, 4:36 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Which is Better?
Replies: 3
Views: 3604

Re: Which is Better?

The difference is subtle, but the second photo appears to have a bit more contrast so I think it is a tiny bit superior.
by chrish
October 16th, 2015, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising on Indian reservations
Replies: 61
Views: 12728

Re: Road cruising on Indian reservations

Brian,

My comments were not directed any individual, you or anyone else. I was just somewhat surprised the general tone and some of the comments made in this discussion. We are better than that.

Chris
by chrish
October 15th, 2015, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising on Indian reservations
Replies: 61
Views: 12728

Re: Road cruising on Indian reservations

It's not racism...it's just griping about how a select group of people will not give permission to even venture onto their land to photograph reptiles, yet they want you to spend your money in their casinos... So to paraphrase you "It isn't racism, its just the way those people are!" And just to po...
by chrish
October 15th, 2015, 6:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising on Indian reservations
Replies: 61
Views: 12728

Re: Road cruising on Indian reservations

Wow! I happened to stumble into this conversation as I visited the CA forum for the first time in a while. So if the land in question was your personal family land, you would let anyone who wanted come hunt/fish/whatever on it whenever and wherever they felt like they wanted to without your permissi...
by chrish
October 14th, 2015, 10:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer vacation, western Liguria
Replies: 2
Views: 1961

Re: Summer vacation, western Liguria

When I first read your title, you made me click by the fact that I had no idea where Liguria was. But since it was your post, I knew it would be somewhere interesting and worth a read. Sounds like a relaxing vacation with a few herps thrown in for good measure. That salamander is really cool. How di...
by chrish
October 14th, 2015, 4:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 46636

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

It looks like the best dates are April 29th through May 1st.

Who is going to take the next step (other than captainkory)?
by chrish
October 12th, 2015, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Queensland over Xmas...yes, 9 months late - Frogs (w/audio)
Replies: 11
Views: 4683

Re: Queensland over Xmas...yes, 9 months late - Frogs (w/aud

Berkeley Boone wrote:So, did you find a cassowary (+ 31 other sp) and hit your 2K mark?....
--Berkeley
I can't give away all the details ;) ...you have to wait for me to put together a bird forum post?
by chrish
October 12th, 2015, 6:51 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Question for the Sony guys - flashes
Replies: 5
Views: 4886

Re: Question for the Sony guys - flashes

I thought I would point out that I just read good reviews about (and ordered) the Nissin 40i flash for my 77ii. The reason I bought a new flash is that my old flash had the old Minolta/Sony Alpha flash mount. The a77ii has the new Sony SLT/NEX multifunction flash shoe. So I bought the Sony adapter f...
by chrish
October 10th, 2015, 1:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 32578

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

Here's a few seconds of video from a situation I watched the other night. I drove up on this snake thinking it was a roadkill but saw that it was alive and trying to swallow this giant DOR Lithobates berlandieri . He tried for a good ten minutes while I watched, regurgitating a bit then starting aga...
by chrish
October 10th, 2015, 1:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Second Gaboon of 2015!
Replies: 10
Views: 7001

Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Nick,

Great find and photos. I hope you will consider putting this record and any other African records you have into the Herpmapper database. We don't have any gabonica records at all.
by chrish
October 10th, 2015, 1:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID help with 2 snakes: Borneo & Ecuador
Replies: 7
Views: 4024

Re: ID help with 2 snakes: Borneo & Ecuador

Awesome critters and photos. Hope you will put these in Herpmapper.
by chrish
October 9th, 2015, 9:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip To Australia, Part 2: Cairns
Replies: 7
Views: 3206

Re: Trip To Australia, Part 2: Cairns

Great stuff. Strangely, I happened to have been in the same area a few weeks before you (Dec/Jan). I walked the same boardwalks, birded the Esplanade several times and ate ice cream at that ice cream shop in the Daintree. It was nice to "revisit" my trip through your eyes. In fact, in most of your s...
by chrish
October 7th, 2015, 5:21 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Anyone still using Avisys for their birds?
Replies: 7
Views: 13664

Re: Anyone still using Avisys for their birds?

I don't know why avibase would be doing that. Weird. I didn't have any problem like that? Are you sure your ebird login info is correct in it? Avibase is a bit strange to use, but when you get it figured out it can be pretty useful. I just used it to create a checklist for the Yucatan Peninsula show...
by chrish
October 4th, 2015, 10:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened
Replies: 24
Views: 7415

Re: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened

American's don't follow the French, my Great Grandfather (god rest his sole) who fought i'm WWII knows this well, and his words were, "the f rench follow no one cause they are too busy running." So now, someone says that we should follow the f rench because of some cowardice, old literature that ma...
by chrish
October 3rd, 2015, 5:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened
Replies: 24
Views: 7415

Re: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened

And to the original point of this post... :lol: Obviously when Geoffrey de St. Hilaire first looked at specimens in the museum in Paris, the specimen obviously had a conspicuous ringed pattern so it was named Gecko annularis. He even called it "Ringed Gecko" (well...... Le Gecko annulaire ). I don't...
by chrish
October 3rd, 2015, 5:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened
Replies: 24
Views: 7415

Re: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened

The scientific name is nice because of when the common name fails, either because people have the same common name for two different species, or because international scientists can recognize a genus or family name and get and idea of the animal. I think both are important. A good analogy escapes m...
by chrish
October 2nd, 2015, 1:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened
Replies: 24
Views: 7415

Re: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened

True, yet if you go to Russia (not saying you will, just as an example) and try to communicate to a scientist there about this or that type of animal. You have your english common name, he/she has his/her russian common name. You BOTH have the scientific name. Regardless of accuracy of the scientif...
by chrish
October 2nd, 2015, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll

The SC chapter would like to announce the 2016 NAFHA meeting. We have decided to hold the meeting in the very diverse area around Mena, Arkansas. However, we are trying to determine which weekend would be the best for attendance, so we have setup a poll on the main NAFHA forum. Please visit the poll...
by chrish
October 2nd, 2015, 10:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll
Replies: 0
Views: 3015

2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll

The SC chapter would like to announce the 2016 NAFHA meeting. We have decided to hold the meeting in the very diverse area around Mena, Arkansas. However, we are trying to determine which weekend would be the best for attendance, so we have setup a poll on the main NAFHA forum. Please visit the poll...
by chrish
October 2nd, 2015, 10:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll
Replies: 0
Views: 3572

2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll

The SC chapter would like to announce the 2016 NAFHA meeting. We have decided to hold the meeting in the very diverse area around Mena, Arkansas. However, we are trying to determine which weekend would be the best for attendance, so we have setup a poll on the main NAFHA forum. Please visit the poll...
by chrish
October 2nd, 2015, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll
Replies: 0
Views: 3492

2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll

The SC chapter would like to announce the 2016 NAFHA meeting. We have decided to hold the meeting in the very diverse area around Mena, Arkansas. However, we are trying to determine which weekend would be the best for attendance, so we have setup a poll on the main NAFHA forum. Please visit the poll...
by chrish
October 2nd, 2015, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll
Replies: 1
Views: 1202

2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll

The SC chapter would like to announce the 2016 NAFHA meeting. We have decided to hold the meeting in the very diverse area around Mena, Arkansas. However, we are trying to determine which weekend would be the best for attendance, so we have setup a poll on the main NAFHA forum. Please visit the poll...
by chrish
October 2nd, 2015, 9:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll
Replies: 0
Views: 3687

2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll

The SC chapter would like to announce the 2016 NAFHA meeting. We have decided to hold the meeting in the very diverse area around Mena, Arkansas. However, we are trying to determine which weekend would be the best for attendance, so we have setup a poll on the main NAFHA forum. Please visit the poll...
by chrish
October 2nd, 2015, 9:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll
Replies: 0
Views: 5860

2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll

The SC chapter would like to announce the 2016 NAFHA meeting. We have decided to hold the meeting in the very diverse area around Mena, Arkansas. However, we are trying to determine which weekend would be the best for attendance, so we have setup a poll on the main NAFHA forum. Please visit the poll...
by chrish
October 2nd, 2015, 9:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll
Replies: 0
Views: 3200

2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll

The SC chapter would like to announce the 2016 NAFHA meeting. We have decided to hold the meeting in the very diverse area around Mena, Arkansas. However, we are trying to determine which weekend would be the best for attendance, so we have setup a poll on the main NAFHA forum. Please visit the poll...
by chrish
October 2nd, 2015, 9:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Annual Meeting
Replies: 99
Views: 46636

Re: 2016 Annual Meeting

captainjack0000 wrote:Anybody going to post the vote?
Done.

http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... 24#p250024
by chrish
October 2nd, 2015, 9:48 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll
Replies: 8
Views: 12297

2016 NAFHA Annual Meeting - Mena, Arkansas - Dates Poll

The SC Chapter would like to announce the location of the 2016 Annual NAFHA meeting in Mena, Arkansas and the surrounding areas. This area has tremendous herping potential including the species listed below. It is a pretty impressive of list, including endemics as well as a mix of eastern and wester...
by chrish
October 2nd, 2015, 8:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened
Replies: 24
Views: 7415

Re: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened

By all means, feel free to explain, I'm curious as to why you feel that way. I disagree, sure before Linnaeus and taxonomy there wasn't anything better, but the advent of scientific nomenclature made common names obsolete. If that was true, then why hasn't it happened? A lot of things have become o...
by chrish
October 1st, 2015, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Coast & Karoo 2015 (South Africa)
Replies: 4
Views: 2744

Re: West Coast & Karoo 2015 (South Africa)

Great stuff. That Typhlosaurus caecus is amazing! What a neat critter.

I love the photos of the Armadillo Lizard defensive posture.

A couple of your PNG files didn't show.
by chrish
October 1st, 2015, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened
Replies: 24
Views: 7415

Re: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened

I think it has always been known by more than once common name. Since most of the local discussion of this gecko is probably in French or local north African languages, I suspect there are many regional differences in what it is called and where. Common names are obsolete anyways, atleast for herps....
by chrish
September 30th, 2015, 7:33 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Anyone still using Avisys for their birds?
Replies: 7
Views: 13664

Re: Anyone still using Avisys for their birds?

Yeah, I'm sure you are due for some emails. I am always glad to get them. I have had to remove a couple of birds from my lifelist based on their reviews, but I've also had them get me a new bird a couple of times. Now that it is there, you can use the ebird apps to get your birds recorded faster. Ho...
by chrish
September 29th, 2015, 9:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring and summer in south Georgia and North Florida
Replies: 13
Views: 8754

Re: Spring and summer in south Georgia and North Florida

Very nice. That simus takes the cake. What a stunner!
by chrish
September 29th, 2015, 4:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID Black Snake from Lebanon
Replies: 33
Views: 9949

Re: ID Black Snake from Lebanon

This site sets the bar. It is of the highest caliber in members, photography, and mission. If someone has an avatar that isn't in good field behavior form, perhaps it could be addressed in a helpful spirit. For the collective good. Or people could just let it go and move on. Having the responsibili...
by chrish
September 27th, 2015, 8:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South eastern Arizona 2003, 2006
Replies: 4
Views: 2230

Re: South eastern Arizona 2003, 2006

I was going to comment that your Trimorph taxonomy was outdated, but someone else sort of beat me to it.

The AZ snakes are T. lambda except for the T. wilkinsoni that occur in the SE. I think you have photos of each.
by chrish
September 27th, 2015, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ease of finding caecilians QUESTION
Replies: 9
Views: 3474

Re: Ease of finding caecilians QUESTION

The only ones I have ever seen (one species) have been AOR/DOR at night after heavy rains in the tropics. They have been in both "pristine" habitat and degraded habitat (i.e. pasture land).
by chrish
September 25th, 2015, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aussie elapids
Replies: 11
Views: 7634

Re: Aussie elapids

Beautiful. The idea of having to corral and photograph those big larger nervous OZ elapids really makes me wonder how you guys do it down there. I can't imagine trying to get in close to that Eastern Brownsnake like that.

That H. bitorquatus with the open mouth is spectacular.
by chrish
September 25th, 2015, 7:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Queensland over Xmas...yes, 9 months late - Frogs (w/audio)
Replies: 11
Views: 4683

Re: Queensland over Xmas...yes, 9 months late - Frogs (w/aud

Fieldnotes wrote:Frog calls together with pictures... incredibly cool. I feel i'm looking at the future of frog posts, including sound.
It is already a well established trend! ;)

http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =2&t=21261
http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... 1&p=237926