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by Kelly Mc
May 28th, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 37793

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Ahh the Internet :beer: Titanic whiplash of Ego, Id, and market powered technology.
by Kelly Mc
May 25th, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tips for cleaning snake cages
Replies: 20
Views: 25558

Re: Tips for cleaning snake cages

Hey FD, If its used with hoof stock as a spray I know of similar, but I dont remember it exactly as x-10. yes h202 well data'd with cryptosporidium, and has positive "bed side manner" as far as use in tight service areas around sensitive taxa. More hospitable to be around than ammonia. I get 4 half ...
by Kelly Mc
May 24th, 2018, 6:55 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tips for cleaning snake cages
Replies: 20
Views: 25558

Re: Tips for cleaning snake cages

Bryan I very highly recommend getting familiar with Hydrogen Peroxide. not the kind picked up at Walgreens but comes in an opaque white plastic containers and its certified food grade 35%. Its used in agriculture and human well water disinfection. Its to be properly diluted. Is quite caustic but in ...
by Kelly Mc
May 23rd, 2018, 5:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 37793

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

What I want to know is Why the real loud conservatives are such dang freaks
by Kelly Mc
May 23rd, 2018, 4:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 37793

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Im worse than ernie Im like the Nell here.

Seriously it takes one to know one.. seriously what does that mean here?

:) k
by Kelly Mc
May 23rd, 2018, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 37793

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

What does that even mean?
by Kelly Mc
May 23rd, 2018, 2:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 37793

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Heres the thing ernie, it kind of looks like this is the tip of your iceberg, going on here and thats cool - enjoy the tumescence - but the only reason you spell bad is because your missing some education.

not because you are a burmese breding genius
by Kelly Mc
May 23rd, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 37793

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Haha, and as long as we're at it - it's TOO distracted, and TOO slow... Yeah man, and as long as we're at it. Grammar, spelling is an unimportant artifact to the intellectual content. Attacking someone's grammar is a straw grasped at after being outclassed on all points of relevance. Its a very imm...
by Kelly Mc
May 22nd, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 37793

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Not really. Not as much as yours was handed to you by Scott on the Cuban Trip thread.

And you've completely illustrated the point I made with a predictable Gaslight Fail.
by Kelly Mc
May 22nd, 2018, 6:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 37793

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

What's dumb is thinking internet bickering is like a real form of debate.

In real discussion, a person cant disappear or ignore selected points.
by Kelly Mc
May 20th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Law Enforcement looking to catch herpers in Arizona
Replies: 10
Views: 13731

Re: Law Enforcement looking to catch herpers in Arizona

I dig the way the Rosy people do their thing. Its like, dedicated in an ol school way.

It reminds me of rock and mineral guys. I dont know why.
by Kelly Mc
May 17th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first post
Replies: 18
Views: 13301

Re: My first post

You're funny as hell Porter. I recently got out of going to a wedding. I really couldnt go. But I would try to go to yours. And when it happens there are a couple, few, i dunno but thousands of FHF here that will be thumbing you up. You should get married at one of your mystical spots. Post wedding ...
by Kelly Mc
May 15th, 2018, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you call this lilac salamander...?
Replies: 19
Views: 12619

Re: What do you call this lilac salamander...?

The iris looks dark so yeah, unless a leucistic guy would be all pink or lilac, ie no pigment. There's probably morph ppl who would be able to tell. Leucistic animals are isolate in fur or skin lack of pigment but eyes are normal. Which is striking imo. Albinos look undone.
by Kelly Mc
May 15th, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you call this lilac salamander...?
Replies: 19
Views: 12619

Re: What do you call this lilac salamander...?

John Martin wrote:Porter, the word you're trying to remember is leucistic (adj.), hence leucism (the condition). Kelly, why not leucistic instead of amelanistic in this case? .

Cause I could be wrong! :lol:
by Kelly Mc
May 15th, 2018, 6:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you call this lilac salamander...?
Replies: 19
Views: 12619

Re: What do you call this lilac salamander...?

Amelanistic. Pretty
by Kelly Mc
May 12th, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first post
Replies: 18
Views: 13301

Re: My first post

If im ever lucky enough to find my way out of this ridiculous town, I'll remember that Bill!
by Kelly Mc
May 11th, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first post
Replies: 18
Views: 13301

Re: My first post

I hope us Amuricans can recover from the blow.. :roll:
by Kelly Mc
May 9th, 2018, 12:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So many teeth in the river
Replies: 7
Views: 7427

Re: So many teeth in the river

I said God when I saw the Gharial. Just like I would if I saw it in real life.

Great post thank you for sharing here.
by Kelly Mc
April 25th, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A gigas sized thanks...
Replies: 9
Views: 6169

Re: A gigas sized thanks...

Porter I enjoy always reading the way you describe a herp you like - and luckily that means it happens often.

You reflect on the gestalt of a given animal and express it in ways very few seem to.
by Kelly Mc
April 22nd, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 102188

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

Glad to hear from you again and that your coachwhip is doing well. yeah its weird how an accepted item is refused (baby corn) sometimes it isnt really even the food item but some other factor or difference in scenario or encounter that results in a pass. Im really happy everything is going well, but...
by Kelly Mc
April 19th, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...
Replies: 19
Views: 15384

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

There's something so big and bright, so uniting, about dogs. Bill love your post and insights. Love the photos and stories. Tamara the more you share the more I wish we were neighbors. Our dogs - my partner's - my "step kids" have both passed away these past couple years - they were terrier mixes, a...
by Kelly Mc
April 17th, 2018, 10:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: night snakes?
Replies: 67
Views: 21695

Re: night snakes?

I wonder if the Night Snakes you saw were large females? Basking would put a rev on the transport and conversion of goodies like calcium and shell gland production. I dont know very much at all about Night Snakes but isn't nocturnalism more of a facultative behavior? Dominant leans in facultative be...
by Kelly Mc
April 17th, 2018, 9:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...
Replies: 19
Views: 15384

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

I hope you share your journey once you find The One, Brick.

Craig, Love your advice up there. Should be a sticky.
by Kelly Mc
March 29th, 2018, 4:20 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tokay Gecko eating Stink Bugs
Replies: 4
Views: 15520

Re: Tokay Gecko eating Stink Bugs

Exactly. Ive seen/had frogs and geckos - mostly geckos loose but they had wet service areas and tons of warm spaces and open cricket bins, not to metion everything else roaming in a (most years) pesticide free environment. Herps get lost and deactivate in cool places, and dessicate. Let alone the go...
by Kelly Mc
March 29th, 2018, 12:58 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tokay Gecko eating Stink Bugs
Replies: 4
Views: 15520

Re: Tokay Gecko eating Stink Bugs

No matter where we live it seems the comfort zone we cultivate in most human households is too cool and dry or just too dry for geckos in the house to work. There are exceptions and besides sustained warm temps some wet, drippy water source and alot of cement is involved, or alot of aquarium tanks o...
by Kelly Mc
March 19th, 2018, 8:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle fed puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 5033

Re: Turtle fed puppy

Poorly founded lesson concept.
by Kelly Mc
March 7th, 2018, 6:05 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: misting system questions
Replies: 16
Views: 23036

Re: misting system questions

Beautiful, and ah, I think I superimposed my penchant for puddles indeed. To collect ones own materials for use is fun. If industry can treat media so can the private practitioner, if they choose. For some, going to extremes isnt even that necessary. Which is a totally risky un pc thing to say, but ...
by Kelly Mc
February 26th, 2018, 5:42 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: misting system questions
Replies: 16
Views: 23036

Re: misting system questions

Wonderful Sallie land you have going there Jason Hull.

I really like the nice user friendly margin on that water pool too!
by Kelly Mc
February 22nd, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: misting system questions
Replies: 16
Views: 23036

Re: misting system questions

Jimi's descriptions and comparisons are excellent. My favorite part of this husbandry, no matter what gear, is the Aftermath. Its often the most meaningful part of a drench, mist or rain. Animals that go to cover during the actual 'rainfall' often have a resource relationship in the periods followin...
by Kelly Mc
February 22nd, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: misting system questions
Replies: 16
Views: 23036

Re: misting system questions

Something I found myself gravitating toward in misty situ was a drizzle or rain area dynamic that was time consuming to set up, test out but made up for it in other positives. In my most significant use the system (valved containers) manually filled, but no reason it couldn't be automized. The dynam...
by Kelly Mc
February 14th, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A photographic guide to the Chameleon of South Africa.
Replies: 7
Views: 4951

Re: A photographic guide to the Chameleon of South Africa.

I interrupted my viewing of your works to comment last night but got interrupted myself, but I must tell you as I journeyed through I think I was smiling the whole time.

Such a wonderful achievement and so full of facts, warmth and passion.

The photos of all the species - irreplaceable.
by Kelly Mc
February 8th, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: misting system questions
Replies: 16
Views: 23036

Re: misting system questions

Many people start off using RO but abandon it. Some things are satisfying to clean and some things are just easier to replace. For me nozzles and sprayer heads fit into the replace category. TDS levels contacted by most animals in the wild vary; in my way of seeing things any absolute uniformity wit...
by Kelly Mc
January 3rd, 2018, 6:20 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 65721

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

That was most kind and generous of you to say Bryan. Im just about to do my night fall misting as soon as I finish this message.

I will do another light one for some environments later on tonight right before retiring
by Kelly Mc
December 7th, 2017, 10:31 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 65721

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

As long as they still exist.. wow youve said it all there. I know so well how cool it was when they did - independently owned stores and the suppliers to them - like a guy that's been doing rocks and woods that Ive worked with for years from Hayward to San Francisco - I love the guy - love his rocks...
by Kelly Mc
December 6th, 2017, 9:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?
Replies: 97
Views: 48431

Re: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?

You wouldnt be his friend because he most likely wouldnt have wanted to be yours. I know this the way I know other things I cant explain. Many theories I have pondered and constructed myself and only found out they already existed after I research. Refinement and revision with data I welcome because...
by Kelly Mc
December 5th, 2017, 4:17 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 65721

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

I really wanted to sit this thread out as an invitation to everyone and you lurkers, as an open non-critical platform for sharing methodologies and matter, but I cant resist, I gotta share one more thing, cause its useful for the innovative and knowledgeable member body we have here on FHF, about ou...
by Kelly Mc
December 5th, 2017, 9:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Requesting Images of the Commonly CB in the Wild
Replies: 14
Views: 8826

Re: Requesting Images of the Commonly CB in the Wild

Oh jeez, beautiful Derek!
by Kelly Mc
December 3rd, 2017, 5:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?
Replies: 97
Views: 48431

Re: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?

For the first time, with one exception I thought I should delete my posts.

I apologize, Ernie.

I guess this thread is over now. I have always had an interest in this topic so thanks to all who participated in a sincere desire to explore it.



-Kelly
by Kelly Mc
December 2nd, 2017, 5:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?
Replies: 97
Views: 48431

Re: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?

Mistakes are always forgivable,

If one has the courage to admit them.



- Bruce Lee
by Kelly Mc
December 2nd, 2017, 5:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?
Replies: 97
Views: 48431

Re: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?

A more a, nuanced confusion is Ernie mixing up the term Disruptive Coloration with Outline Disruptive. Outline Disruptive Pattern In snakes, chevron markings, blotches, can melt into the shades and irregularities of ground features. Geckos - especially guys that repose on bark do it great, with webb...
by Kelly Mc
November 30th, 2017, 6:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?
Replies: 97
Views: 48431

Re: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?

Yeah, the expulsion of fluids - which can be quite substantial - is a lapse of smooth muscle tension. It isnt specific to snakes whatsoever. I sometimes have wondered if fluid loss could impact translocation in some cases - leading the snake to seek recovery however mild, to hydration. Whether that ...
by Kelly Mc
November 30th, 2017, 4:47 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 65721

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

I would love to see some photos of your substrates in use, and I really feel a big thumbs up for you sharing it. I like dimmers too Kfen. I think you mean the lamp type, and i have narrowed it down to one model i like so that it helps make the room look neater, less chaotic. I think a 'secret' that ...
by Kelly Mc
November 30th, 2017, 9:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?
Replies: 97
Views: 48431

Re: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?

'Musking'.. along with evacuating the cloacal vault, which often accompanies it is at an energy expense and electrolyte loss. This is why I have avoided inciting it when I can, keeping ministrations and restraint expedient with sick, injured or ship shocked snakes. One reason of many. I have always ...
by Kelly Mc
November 29th, 2017, 2:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?
Replies: 97
Views: 48431

Re: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?

Ernie you are too easily offended. I have repeatedly commented on your experience on these forums, and have always remembered a kind comment you made to me once, years ago. I dont get many. You made some interpretive commentary that struck a chord of unfamiliarity with some terms and concepts that M...
by Kelly Mc
November 29th, 2017, 1:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?
Replies: 97
Views: 48431

Re: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?

Mimicry is one of the most studied aspects of snake ecology and behavior. Joe Slowinski was one of the worlds foremost EXPERTS on the subject. Joey ended up taking a dirt nap courtesy of a bite he received from a snake he thought was a harmless mimic, Oops. Why even bring this up? I'm not sure how ...
by Kelly Mc
November 29th, 2017, 1:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?
Replies: 97
Views: 48431

Re: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?

But what happened to the color vision in mammals you were posting about before?