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by Kelly Mc
January 2nd, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

The most significant difference i see in the way i like to tube feed, and what ive seen online, is in using strategic points of support as opposed to over restraint, and in the initial insertion of equipments. Different species and sizes respond differently to oral contact and the mechanics of inser...
by Kelly Mc
January 2nd, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

I almost always give a thawed pinky a peel or a squeeze, when feeding babies, they just eat faster, when i have had to feed a number of babies, which i just put the snake and the pinky in small retail brown bags, upright and folded over at the top, and placed back in the enclosure. By the time im do...
by Kelly Mc
January 2nd, 2019, 12:25 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Snakes have always brought me peace. I love feeding snakes. Tease feeding, while its never been my go to choice, I can see by Bill's example and pretty sure Craig just by reading his input through the years, can be effective and respectable. Al has his critics but man, he knows his vens and what the...
by Kelly Mc
December 31st, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Perhaps Jimi will comment, I have seen vipers, esp young babies in videos tease fed, often tubed and it seems to work well, and I wonder if there is some operative tie in with bodily containment as with your method. It makes me wonder. Different, but, hmm
by Kelly Mc
December 30th, 2018, 10:27 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Bill, you know I tend to get a little "poetic" about this hobby but brother, I really appreciate seeing this kind of stuff, what you state about Patience being paramount with snakes, so agree, and also your including in instruction to basically, know when to stop. Not everyone does in their adamance...
by Kelly Mc
December 30th, 2018, 10:07 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Wow that's a really cool technique, Bill.

That shot is incredible, thanks for sharing it. Shaman of Ratsnakes. Word.
by Kelly Mc
December 28th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

I guess this is odd, a wee confession of a sort, but Ive not found getting a snake to strike defensively and eat to work for me. Ive had times when ive wanted a snake to get on with it, and nudged and had them strike and let go, and then seem to have switched gears because they were ordinarily good ...
by Kelly Mc
December 27th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: YouTube: Made In The Wild
Replies: 3
Views: 1714

Re: YouTube: Made In The Wild

Watched some more, loved Ang the snake catcher. Enjoy the 'Just another day at work' tone.

I too hope this show gets more attention
by Kelly Mc
December 25th, 2018, 7:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: YouTube: Made In The Wild
Replies: 3
Views: 1714

Re: YouTube: Made In The Wild

The baby Taipan appeared in my minds eye off an on all day yesterday. Had to work and it was good.

Ah just watched again, that little beauty was a baby Brown, correction.
by Kelly Mc
December 25th, 2018, 7:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: YouTube: Made In The Wild
Replies: 3
Views: 1714

Re: YouTube: Made In The Wild

I haven't had a chance to see all of them yet but what I have watched was refreshing, exciting and notably non wanky.

Its got a smooth, exciting pace and all of the people are cool and passionate. Thanks for the tip!
by Kelly Mc
December 20th, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Ok so far the conversation has touched on some cool tips and edgy but very rational advice, nothing goofy so im gonna share a little thing ive done that sounds out of pocket but im telling it, cause it may be a handy helper for some. When Ive wanted to fix rocks together but didnt want it to be perm...
by Kelly Mc
December 20th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Washington - (part 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 11566

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Washington - (part 1)

There's photography around these parts that is definitely Art. At least what looks like art to me!
by Kelly Mc
December 20th, 2018, 3:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Washington - (part 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 11566

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Washington - (part 1)

The synergy of flower bud, thorns and tranquil serpent is a beautiful scene
by Kelly Mc
December 19th, 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Does anyone else only have mosquitoes bother them when still
Replies: 1
Views: 12744

Re: Does anyone else only have mosquitoes bother them when s

Once I let a skeeter bite and fill 'er rup because i wanted the company.
by Kelly Mc
December 19th, 2018, 7:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 9524

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

My favorites were the alterna portraits, knock outs all the pics though, thank you, had to say it again.
by Kelly Mc
December 19th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What do you think made this wound? (Latest Updates).
Replies: 30
Views: 24506

Re: What do you think made this wound? (Latest Updates).

I wasnt trying to argue or be a know it all, but i am perhaps inordinately interested in not what caused the wound, but the odyssey of wound resolution especially when myiasis is involved. Its is amazing that the gory open plane seen, could have started as a much smaller bite, and that the abscess i...
by Kelly Mc
December 18th, 2018, 10:23 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What do you think made this wound? (Latest Updates).
Replies: 30
Views: 24506

Re: What do you think made this wound? (Latest Updates).

Pig skin is very dissimilar to the skin of dogs. Pigs have skin that is closer to human skin in important ways, so similar that it has been used in human medicine to study wound processes, including myiasis.
by Kelly Mc
December 18th, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

One interesting note is how warm bodies in full rates per gear, lamps and/or tape etc, but breathing disparate air is more of a risk than cool bodies in suppressed rates of respiration, like ship boxes and good dormancy situ. If that makes sense how I put it
by Kelly Mc
December 18th, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Jimi, I've seen fans cause lots of problems, each time with folks that tried to utilize an aquarium for chameleons, by turning it vertical. I think, cant remember for sure, that they read someone doing it. Forcing principles doesn't work so good. Dry air, cold air can interfere with the mucosa and f...
by Kelly Mc
December 15th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 27628

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

When the first owner of the last animal store left I razored all the price tags off the cages I had snakes in that I didnt want to sell. Before that I would find myself in a tough spot and I would have to be creative. I tried to stay within the perimeters of truth because I wanted to stay honest in ...
by Kelly Mc
December 15th, 2018, 4:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 27628

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

I make myself not watch YouTube snake videos because they often bum me out, so I dont know who the latest khaki hat snake guy is. But Porter once a person actually gets bit by a snake if they aren't phobic of them in the first place the mystery is over and I dunno, but I could see a string competiti...
by Kelly Mc
December 14th, 2018, 7:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 27628

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

Porter - I think you're really talented and I think you're brave. I dont have very many friends because I like to stay home with my collection and my cat after work, but I shared some of your stuff with my best friend kind of brother Yeti (not a real sasquatch, but close) and he got it, and dug it t...
by Kelly Mc
December 14th, 2018, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 27628

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

You went into alot of detail about people making remarks about how you operate, and then went on to describe your Video where you are planning to get a gopher snake to bite you as a teaching moment. You seemed to be expressing some anticipatory angst at how it will be recieved, and i shared the opin...
by Kelly Mc
December 14th, 2018, 4:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 27628

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

I dont know about any baby racer thing you did, I was referring to your above project, with the gopher snake biting your hand idea.

I've done my share of lookin, you dont know my life.

Didn't mean to get you upset, just sharing a thought.
by Kelly Mc
December 14th, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 27628

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

Maybe its just not worth it Porter. Besides most people in the mainstream are really freaked out when they see a snake bite someone, and im telling you the truth. Except kids who seem to have a stronger sense of curiosity than fear. You can count in them absorbing the look on your face and your resp...
by Kelly Mc
December 14th, 2018, 7:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Twas....... KVS
Replies: 1
Views: 1557

Re: Twas....... KVS

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the rack not a serpent was stirring, they'd all hit the sack. A snake bag was hung by my bedside with care In case an escapee I happened to snare. The pinkies were frozen all snug in the chest Since most think that freezing kills cooties the best. A...
by Kelly Mc
December 14th, 2018, 7:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 9524

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

The Pappa Pig gets his Goat,, reminds me of Hellihooks, who would have done a much better job with it.

I miss Helli. I hope he comes back someday.

Again I really like these pics never enough Lampro
by Kelly Mc
December 13th, 2018, 11:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central and Northern Thailand - august 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 3491

Re: Central and Northern Thailand - august 2018

Spectacular. Vipers in trees move me
by Kelly Mc
December 13th, 2018, 11:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 9524

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

Talk about getting your goat. Sorry but it was just hanging out there, oops did it again.

But for real those are some stunning photos, like painted lithographs, beautiful.
by Kelly Mc
December 13th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 27628

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

Ive been meaning to say thank you, since I first enjoyed the film. To me it was a film and it was great. You have such a cool demeanor, wholesome and calm, you let the beauty of what you do lead the way. I agree with with Vic, the music was so well timed it was like the warmth of the day coming on, ...
by Kelly Mc
December 3rd, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

I even think they may have a sense of barometric and magnetic factors that we will probably never decipher
by Kelly Mc
December 3rd, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

I dont claim to be a Rosy Boa expert, I know there is a protective following of those whom are. But I have cared for some and they, like rubber boas, strike a note of unique and mysterious depth. I have seen other boids from warm places sip droplets from their coils and the splashes on the edge of t...
by Kelly Mc
December 3rd, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

craigb wrote:
As part if my "wake up" ritual, I take a quick picture of every one of my animals to be kept on file year to year digitally. .).

That's kind of badass Craig, imo
by Kelly Mc
December 2nd, 2018, 10:03 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Curious about what other ppl say about rosy boas and water, I googled it and read the first thing that came up. It was an article published in reptiles magazine, that recommended once a month watering, and in the same breath, so to speak described how rosy boas will regurgitate if they drink water b...
by Kelly Mc
December 1st, 2018, 1:54 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Like good goo, nothing beats keeping cages in a stable room around the mid 70 Meaning: ambient. With alot of people here that's so easy, because they have a collection, in a room. Single pets or I have noticed classrooms, have reported temperature management problems. Classrooms can get cold, with h...
by Kelly Mc
December 1st, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Oh hey just seeing your post now, not disregarding. Yes... Brains. Heehee
by Kelly Mc
December 1st, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Conversely yet in a kind of mechanical irony, that's similar to me, are situ of openly ventilated tropical situ in cold or even periodically cold (ie night, or seasonal) unheated buildings or rooms where animals have well heated environments but are accessing (breathing) much colder air from side sc...
by Kelly Mc
December 1st, 2018, 9:39 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

This is a really interesting topic. I provide water, its not the "water" but lack of ventilation and deficits in provision that creates an RI condition. I had a friend/client whom asked me to board his newly acquired baby roseys, who were a designer morph sibs, white and peach they looked as pretty ...
by Kelly Mc
December 1st, 2018, 7:17 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Fire Drake I thank you for your generosity. I too I'm interested in such things, and appreciate the F10 recommend. I'm thinking if someone is working in an animal oriented env, where there is an influx of new specimens, especially, it would be a valuable upgrade, often even institutional type places...
by Kelly Mc
November 29th, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

The feeling is mutual Craig, for sure. Hey your attention to your floors and nooks & crannies reminds me of the excellent step by step you provided about fixing a mite infestation - You described a Shortest Distance Between Two Points strategy of containment when moving animals, cages, sub&artifact,...
by Kelly Mc
November 28th, 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Although there may be some respectable disagreement from other keepers, I tend to think that in an enclosure of one individual - in stable, long term health, it isnt necessary to disinfect every thing on a scheduled frequent basis, freshened and sanitized is sufficient for me but I definitely lean t...
by Kelly Mc
November 28th, 2018, 7:23 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Hey there Craig, yes I know many people use vinegar its very multi purpose. I have not used it that much, not with my reptile work, no reason or negative consciously. we used it on the aquarium glass at some places. When our dog Coco became incontinent I tried the well known odor cure on our carpet,...
by Kelly Mc
November 28th, 2018, 2:07 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Oh hey dont be put off by internet health blurbs that seem to have people drinking it for some reason. Its been used in agriculture as a component in stock sprays for years and human care facilities also. Only get liters PureHealthDiscounts.Com
by Kelly Mc
November 28th, 2018, 1:46 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 39340

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Hey Thomas, I have a feeling you might like using Hydrogen Peroxide 35 Food Grade. It must be diluted, More isnt better but caustic to materials, some more than others but after some varied usage you will develop a feel for what dilution works best for each cleaning project, item, bio matter. Its Fo...
by Kelly Mc
November 16th, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 43835

Re: change of forum format

I like Ball Pythons. In and of themselves, they are beautiful little pythons.
by Kelly Mc
November 16th, 2018, 3:10 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 43835

Re: change of forum format

Sounds like good plans Craig. And yeah like that - Thread that people add to and return to, and become staples. Like the Rosey Breeding Thread, The Blue Tongue Thread, etc and on the forum someone opens The Arizona Thread, The Florida Keys Thread and so on and over time they become iconic because of...
by Kelly Mc
November 16th, 2018, 2:50 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 43835

Re: change of forum format

You know, here it is so free form, maybe its naive to think this but couldnt a person just start an epic Thread focusing on a regional locality, and invite all comers to participate? They could become like Stickys, and if titled definitively serve the same purpose as the closer knit regionals so man...
by Kelly Mc
November 16th, 2018, 2:42 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 43835

Re: change of forum format

Tamara, Craig, Derek and Jimi, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness, Im sorry its taken me this long to say. Ive had alot of work here at home, Lula has had the tumor resected September on the 15th. She's doing well, and we are hoping for the best, re occurrence is high ...
by Kelly Mc
September 3rd, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 43835

Re: change of forum format

Thank you Craig, very much. I dont mean to take this off topic. But yes she is a family member.

It just popped out - an example I guess of feeling a sense of belonging here at FHF which is nice
by Kelly Mc
September 2nd, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 43835

Re: change of forum format

Thank you Tamara.