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by Kelly Mc
November 28th, 2018, 7:23 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 65766

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: 65766

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: 65766

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: 67146

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: 67146

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: 67146

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: 67146

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: 67146

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: 67146

Re: change of forum format

Thank you Tamara.
by Kelly Mc
September 1st, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 67146

Re: change of forum format

This is kind of awkward and i tried to dismiss it but, it seems that this thread had gotten an exponential number of views after i said the thing i said, and it aint me doing it because that would be - ugh. So if someone is indeed doing that because they agree, etc i appreciate the gesture but pleas...
by Kelly Mc
August 29th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 67146

Re: change of forum format

Once I remember calling FHF the young Lion of the genre. There is a richness here where the strong survive and the vulnerable get much generosity if they need it.
by Kelly Mc
August 28th, 2018, 7:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona 2018: Good times
Replies: 16
Views: 14434

Re: Arizona 2018: Good times

Craig, I enjoy your photos and straight forward, documentative style. Its like you are sharing your personal notes. Which heck, you are! Im glad you had a great time.

Arizona is a treasure. Thank you for sharing
by Kelly Mc
August 1st, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 27068

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

Should I delete that? It was funny for a couple seconds and fellow boomer Craig just handed it over on a platter.

I was just kidding but will delete on demand.
by Kelly Mc
August 1st, 2018, 7:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 27068

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

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That's ok Craig, at least you dont defecate posts like some ppl ;)
by Kelly Mc
July 31st, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 27068

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

Dang Craig like a warner bros cartoon what you describe yeah so many extreme examples, antlers and legs akimbo getting swallowed backwards, a feature like shoulders being an irrefutable dealbreaker isnt 'believable' to me. The videos look real to me, if i were to give an opinion i think i would be c...
by Kelly Mc
July 31st, 2018, 12:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 27068

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

Something kinda interesting is presented in this thread. A huge percentage of people, mainstream people, probably always just believed a giant snake can eat a person. I would think some other subject matter would be the big fake of the century as one poster seems to think it is. We are the ones sinc...
by Kelly Mc
July 19th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 27068

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

I still think about the neuroethology that would most often happen at initial human/giant snake contact, actions and postures and how they are perceived by a python on the ground, that these are the factors that prevent a predatory response and are responsible for its uncommonness. Not some rigid sc...
by Kelly Mc
July 19th, 2018, 4:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 27068

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

human body I mean.
by Kelly Mc
July 19th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 27068

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

Dont get it twisted - I know what species are involved - but the burms were your main thing, right? Its not ever going to happen again Ernie. And its not the activists or the dumb politicians fault. People dont want to spend their time caretaking things any more. Thats only one wee esoteric change t...
by Kelly Mc
July 19th, 2018, 3:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 27068

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

Hey if I visualize that same guy with his arm bent around his head swallowed at the elbow... Totally could see it happen. I mean really why the dedication to the contrary what is that some residual entrepreneurs code of commitment to a product? The rorschach all seems to make a python shape when the...
by Kelly Mc
July 19th, 2018, 3:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 27068

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

This same discussion was had in the past, on another thread, and then there are all the other topics, turned into conspiracy-pieces by the same person.
by Kelly Mc
July 16th, 2018, 6:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herping in the midwest
Replies: 3
Views: 3697

Re: herping in the midwest

Good luck! Hope you are in for a great trip!
by Kelly Mc
July 12th, 2018, 1:05 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: fatty liver question
Replies: 16
Views: 28050

Re: fatty liver question

Theres alot of material on saponins which is cited as the toxic element in sansevieria and a light peruse had some liver dynamic stuff with saponins of other species, pos and neg, and some mention of toxicity with poikilotherms as well as dogs and cats. Yet how many of us here, as animal folks, have...
by Kelly Mc
July 12th, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: fatty liver question
Replies: 16
Views: 28050

Re: fatty liver question

Personally I dont think the plant can be ignored, if we are sincere in seeking an answer, even if for the value of building on fragments of shared experiences and ideas - you just dont know how they can lock together with a future circumstance, but they can. Weighing what information is available I ...
by Kelly Mc
July 12th, 2018, 7:27 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: fatty liver question
Replies: 16
Views: 28050

Re: fatty liver question

I can't help but think how cool/useful it would have been to get the necropsy on video. Since the vet had disclosed not doing a lot of reptile work, she kind of dropped the ball for herself imo. The opportunity will never come up for her again probably. Its very sad that he lost the spider, they're ...
by Kelly Mc
July 10th, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: fatty liver question
Replies: 16
Views: 28050

Re: fatty liver question

The reason I ask is one of the hallmarks of a mechanical death is its sudden, swift in either no symptoms or a brief severe presentation before death. Chronic dietary influenced issues and pathogenic illnesses usually show to a keeper, a guy who has spider tortoises, quite honestly, would see things...
by Kelly Mc
July 10th, 2018, 6:41 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: fatty liver question
Replies: 16
Views: 28050

Re: fatty liver question

Man kfen that really pulls up a repeating pain for me. I truly would rather find a worm in my fruit. How long was it from first note of irregular behavior, ie; malaise, no eat etc, till death? The duration can be a clue to a mechanical death. A mechanical death is old school zoo vet term for death c...
by Kelly Mc
July 3rd, 2018, 6:25 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: fatty liver question
Replies: 16
Views: 28050

Re: fatty liver question

Because there are always unexamined components to health issues presented on forums, heck even At Hand, in a veterinary format, with a tortoise God or other, these discussions can only be conversant. That is why I basically stuck to sharing per that click on issue, I have interests but seek no patte...
by Kelly Mc
July 1st, 2018, 9:16 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tips for cleaning snake cages
Replies: 20
Views: 25578

Re: Tips for cleaning snake cages

I like hydrogen peroxide for its mechanical behavior on soiled artifacts and dishes. It foams up, rinses away to nothingness easily, quickly. That's my favorite thing about it. It does destroy microbes, by basically blowing them apart but I use it as a physical surfactant with that added and variabl...
by Kelly Mc
June 30th, 2018, 4:07 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: fatty liver question
Replies: 16
Views: 28050

Re: fatty liver question

I dont mean to sound flip at all, I am just so not wanting to get in a debate. As time goes on hepatic and renal conditions are being noted in older reptiles, or younger animals fed novel matter regularly, as well as other impacts like chronic dehydration (imperfect water presentation) and temps tha...
by Kelly Mc
June 28th, 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: fatty liver question
Replies: 16
Views: 28050

Re: fatty liver question

Yeah - I know, I know.
by Kelly Mc
June 28th, 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: fatty liver question
Replies: 16
Views: 28050

Re: fatty liver question

Oh boy ok Im just going to say it.

I would never feed Mazuri or any pelleted diet to Egyptians, Stars or Spiders.

Just wet weeds. Dandelion, pulled out wheat grass. Mostly dandelion as the staple which was sold at safeway and the asian stores. I also got some other weeds there.

Wet weeds.
by Kelly Mc
June 28th, 2018, 4:47 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: fatty liver question
Replies: 16
Views: 28050

Re: fatty liver question

The liver is involved with almost every vital system of the body. Animals can live with alot of function loss but if ducts get involved in chronic fat accumulation than yes death can be attributed to the tissue changes that include fat and fibrous areas. Usually this is diagnosed by copious bile on ...
by Kelly Mc
June 28th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 27068

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

Thanks Bry ;)
by Kelly Mc
June 26th, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 27068

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

In reading some of my own conversation about this topic, it almost sounds like I want pythons to eat people more.

Dang. Do I?
by Kelly Mc
June 25th, 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Holtville locality Cal king
Replies: 5
Views: 16775

Re: Holtville locality Cal king

Ah, I just looked closer and the hint of platinum - Exquisite.
by Kelly Mc
June 25th, 2018, 3:48 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Holtville locality Cal king
Replies: 5
Views: 16775

Re: Holtville locality Cal king

I always thought a solid black king was the most beautiful thing.

But that subtle gild, damn elegant.
by Kelly Mc
June 21st, 2018, 4:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 27068

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

I get what your saying I think most do, and most pay no mind to length quotes, its the curious iconry that is dramatic but also just interesting. There are many factors in all encounters and I have always thought a version of anti-worm (neuroethology toad study) ie; anti-prey shape and perspective i...
by Kelly Mc
June 21st, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 27068

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

So the pic of the small yet broad shouldered tribesman holding the gigantic python is clear proof that a human can never be taken.

Ok thats cool. We get this is what you think. No need to re explain.
by Kelly Mc
June 20th, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]
Replies: 27
Views: 27068

Re: I wasn't convinced this was possible [Graphic]

I have to agree. Prior stories lacked credibility. This made the rounds yesterday and was picked up by several news agencies. It appears to be the most authentic evidence I have seen. I would like to hear others on this forum with more experience weigh in. Ive had snakes try to eat me but none of t...
by Kelly Mc
June 14th, 2018, 7:39 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Is a supertank possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 27717

Re: Is a supertank possible?

Interesting observations, you add much to the topic. Anoles and green tree frogs were my humble cross env but i had seen them in florida on the same greenery and it was interesting and pleasant to have them together - a pic i want to find is of an anole and tree frog resting upright on either side o...
by Kelly Mc
June 12th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Is a supertank possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 27717

Re: Is a supertank possible?

"Will the shape or behavior of one animal affect the territoriality of another animal [in encl]" You know Ive never felt comfortable doing it, and its the above not immediately -obvious-reasons is why. I had to cut a curator of a museum off from buying collared lizards - the exhibit was mixed, it w...
by Kelly Mc
June 10th, 2018, 5:49 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Is a supertank possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 27717

Re: Is a supertank possible?

Now that im home I was inspired to try to find some early 2000 pics, i have of lizards and treefrogs. Not as easy as I thought my pics are a mess. Thats been my most successful multi sp experiences. Lizards will fight each other, and frogs can either eat or be chemically incompatible but tree frogs ...
by Kelly Mc
June 10th, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Is a supertank possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 27717

Re: Is a supertank possible?

One last thing, if i may, Supertank means very spacious ay? A better situ to consider and excitingly re-frame perhaps in your biodiverse intentions, is to focus on One species of animalia... and have all the other live things be Flora A beautiful animal (or pr) with a bunch of well chosen badass pla...
by Kelly Mc
June 10th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Is a supertank possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 27717

Re: Is a supertank possible?

Zoological displays of habitats and multiple niche dwellers are common, but keep in mind they allow for losses, for the entity the Exhibit is The Thing - the animals often come and go, there is an acceptance of risk one does not have with a personal specimen. Multi species environments can work but ...
by Kelly Mc
June 10th, 2018, 6:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 37832

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Jimi doesn't dine on Raven's Pie.

He always speaks fairly pro or con and even on this very thread.

I really like that imagery though Regal. I like the way you write, it requires connection with whimsy and dimension.

Hey look at me I'm intruding on the grown folks again heehee
by Kelly Mc
June 4th, 2018, 6:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Priceless!
Replies: 4
Views: 6660

Re: Priceless!

That was beautiful.
by Kelly Mc
June 2nd, 2018, 12:34 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tips for cleaning snake cages
Replies: 20
Views: 25578

Re: Tips for cleaning snake cages

I like different things for different purposes, Nolvasan in solution was my favorite for peripheral service areas and I used it on the floor of my tegu's play area. I still have a gallon left from my A.C time and we have a strong dilute of it in a spray bottle for the sink, and the kitchen floor aft...
by Kelly Mc
May 31st, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tips for cleaning snake cages
Replies: 20
Views: 25578

Re: Tips for cleaning snake cages

Sometimes our animal rooms look better than other times. And we all know that a small change or upgrade can mean more moving things around or involvement with tangental work , in the name of being thorough, than what we first intend. Ours partners are Herp Room Widows/rs of this phenomenon. But mine...
by Kelly Mc
May 30th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tips for cleaning snake cages
Replies: 20
Views: 25578

Re: Tips for cleaning snake cages

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