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by Kelly Mc
November 29th, 2011, 4:33 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles
Replies: 142
Views: 25583

Re: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles

Cole Grover wrote:
The best strategy for keeping a captive is species-specific.
by Kelly Mc
November 29th, 2011, 2:48 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles
Replies: 142
Views: 25583

Re: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles

Stanford did an investgation with cichlid fishes and nueral mapping . I am only superficially acquainted with - it was heavily media - ized . But would any experienced keeper be so bold to admit publicly , that they could discern however discreet , a neural glow of contentment in the behaviors or ap...
by Kelly Mc
November 29th, 2011, 1:43 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles
Replies: 142
Views: 25583

Re: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles

Like monklet said about human polarization of values , and how uncertainty is uncomfortable . But I think it is possible to be flexible and not superimpose anthropomorphically about what exists though we have yet tools to measure . Especially in observation and drawing on a collective reef of compar...
by Kelly Mc
November 29th, 2011, 12:14 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles
Replies: 142
Views: 25583

Re: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles

The truth is I am a terrible typer . I am also one of those dinosaur people who stayed away from cell phones and computers as long as they could . I do like the lonely joy of pen to pad . Shadow boxing . But instantly sharing ideas is fun . Kind of magical still . Thank you Cole , Josh and Monklet f...
by Kelly Mc
November 29th, 2011, 11:32 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles
Replies: 142
Views: 25583

Re: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles

I didnt think it was - I truly didnt think it mattered .

I have been doing that a while . No one ever took the time to say anything . I appreciate that you did
by Kelly Mc
November 29th, 2011, 11:20 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles
Replies: 142
Views: 25583

Re: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles

Inward searches and the fruit they bear in our own work and hearth is worth having a very large glass of Kool Aid over, monklet . Cherry at that ~*~
by Kelly Mc
November 29th, 2011, 11:16 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles
Replies: 142
Views: 25583

Re: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles

I don't mean this as attacking, but here are a couple of things to consider since you're new around here: The punctuation and spacing in some posts make them difficult and painful to read. Writing in complete sentences with correct (or at least attempted) grammar and punctuation will get you consid...
by Kelly Mc
November 29th, 2011, 9:01 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles
Replies: 142
Views: 25583

Re: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles

little emoticon of elephant in room sweeping under a carpet
by Kelly Mc
November 29th, 2011, 12:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Off season silliness - quotes on herps, herpers & herping
Replies: 49
Views: 10007

Re: Off season silliness - quotes on herps, herpers & herpin

" Dont bother her - she's in a dream . . "

a mentally disabled person said this quietly to his friend , who stepped foward to look closer at a chameleon seen for the first time . as they watched she was changing pattern in the sunlight
by Kelly Mc
November 29th, 2011, 12:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where do the spines go?
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: Where do the spines go?

do you think the feeding on of prickle spines etc may stimulate more saliva production? the slippery viscousity of it helps prevent them from getting stuck?

i have never fed prickly pears or uncut up cactus to a tortoise - but its always popping up in wild descriptions of diet . :?
by Kelly Mc
November 28th, 2011, 10:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where do the spines go?
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: Where do the spines go?

ive seen tortoises that are pretty good at manuevering out unwanted parts of plants and materials stuck on the food they are eating , and spines that do get by and are swallowed they probably soften substantially in the gut acids which natural hydrochloric acid hey if you got some prickly spines and...
by Kelly Mc
November 28th, 2011, 8:46 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Who likes Spilotes??
Replies: 9
Views: 2569

Re: Who likes Spilotes??

i do i do!

they look the way a flamenco guitar sounds

love that hatching pic!
by Kelly Mc
November 28th, 2011, 12:55 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: #6 Red ATB girl FINALLY drops...
Replies: 5
Views: 1838

Re: #6 Red ATB girl FINALLY drops...

Exquisite . Mom too :thumb:
by Kelly Mc
November 27th, 2011, 6:09 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles
Replies: 142
Views: 25583

Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles

What does it mean to herpetoculturists? How does it compare to other disciplines of exotic non utilitarian animal husbandry pursuits and practices in zoological and private collections? Are Lifespan and the ability to produce viable offspring the only barometers of wellness in captive reptiles ; or ...
by Kelly Mc
November 26th, 2011, 6:09 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now up.
Replies: 86
Views: 14810

Re: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now

some animals arent as well represented as i would like, and they make GREAT pets. Blue tongues are an excellent example of this. compared to bearded dragons they are far and above better (they live longer, dont lay eggs, are easier to feed, easier to house and make better childrens pets IMO). Every...
by Kelly Mc
November 25th, 2011, 11:39 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: How much of your finger has been swallowed?
Replies: 24
Views: 4003

Re: How much of your finger has been swallowed?

i have a big mbk who thinks im edible . he doesnt strike - just kind of eases up as im scooping up a handful of soiled aspen and noms . he is my favorite snake tho . i have let a snake or two swallow my finger - they were all baby kings . and there have been lots of bites - funny ones , hurty ones b...
by Kelly Mc
November 23rd, 2011, 6:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes in Late November!!??!?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2032

Re: Snakes in Late November!!??!?!

I agree , esp with ThatFrogGuy - your pictures are beautiful i love the way the iridescence on dorsum of the ringneck came through - so fine and splendid
by Kelly Mc
November 23rd, 2011, 6:15 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: For Monklet--- Extreme Okeetee Corn
Replies: 13
Views: 6592

Re: For Monklet--- Extreme Okeetee Corn

yes - that male of yours looks like a little bonfire . when i move , im planning to house my snakes in large naturalistic vivaria once they are adults . i like different snakes for different reasons and planned on taking some rescue corn and setting it up in some nice diverse environment . i like co...
by Kelly Mc
November 21st, 2011, 11:28 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: For Monklet--- Extreme Okeetee Corn
Replies: 13
Views: 6592

Re: For Monklet--- Extreme Okeetee Corn

dont tell me the bellies of those okeetees are a clean spectacular black / white checkerboard or my little mind will just be blown to pieces
by Kelly Mc
November 21st, 2011, 11:07 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: For Monklet--- Extreme Okeetee Corn
Replies: 13
Views: 6592

Re: For Monklet--- Extreme Okeetee Corn

i was so rocked by these corns that i cudnt log on - and then i realized i typed in Okeetee instead of my name !!!!

i am not a morph person but these Xtreme naturals of a snake i have loved no matter what all else has vogued in and out - Its just different , to me
by Kelly Mc
November 20th, 2011, 7:27 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Your oldest pet?
Replies: 22
Views: 4431

Re: Your oldest pet?

at home my two aussie whites treefrogs - Reggae & Rainman 12 and 10 years . i got them a couple years apart but both as tiny froglets at work i have a 17 + year old Goniurosaurus araneus male who technically belongs to my boss but ive been his humble servant since '99 there is a very old marginated ...
by Kelly Mc
November 20th, 2011, 12:08 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Your Pics of Jumping Spiders
Replies: 38
Views: 7427

Re: Your Pics of Jumping Spiders

:thumb:
by Kelly Mc
November 19th, 2011, 12:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fear of snakes...irrational or instinctive ?
Replies: 46
Views: 7183

Re: Fear of snakes...irrational or instinctive ?

the visual impact of a snake defies perception of conventional vertebrate organization , and the ease of movement could seem inexplicable .

the inexplicable is a psychic canvas .
by Kelly Mc
November 18th, 2011, 5:54 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Your Pics of Jumping Spiders
Replies: 38
Views: 7427

Your Pics of Jumping Spiders

is my heartfelt request !

and of course any and all input and observations!!
by Kelly Mc
November 17th, 2011, 8:00 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Question: Growth and Size Potential???
Replies: 7
Views: 1977

Re: Question: Growth and Size Potential???

there was this other thing i read , i cant cite it it was too long ago about the biology and growth of fish , amphibians and reptiles , that proposed that they continue to grow throughout their life , albiet slowly and incrementally . it has always been one of those things that had a ring of believa...
by Kelly Mc
November 16th, 2011, 7:33 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Florida's Finest
Replies: 14
Views: 2690

Re: Florida's Finest

the Full Lives of Floridas Finest ~*~
by Kelly Mc
November 16th, 2011, 10:29 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Florida's Finest
Replies: 14
Views: 2690

Re: Florida's Finest

Splendid! < ----- i love the opportunity to say ( :

what a cool window of opportunity you have to observe these behaviors . i hope you post more free range snake shenanigans ( :

their choices - even discreet or more expectable ones wud be fascinating

im grinning so broadly - Thanks
by Kelly Mc
November 16th, 2011, 8:38 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Albino Bullfrogs
Replies: 3
Views: 1972

Re: Albino Bullfrogs

Bullfrogs are a Magnificent Frog - in and of themselves and apart from human context of irresponsibility i knew a person , only by phone tho , who created a sanctuary in their basement for unwanted bullfrogs . mostly from ppl who bought a Pet Tadpole at a fish store somewhere as they sometimes come ...
by Kelly Mc
November 16th, 2011, 6:19 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Host specific mites: lizard mite vs. snake mite
Replies: 2
Views: 1401

Re: Host specific mites: lizard mite vs. snake mite

host Specific ? "Generally? " does that imply host Preferencial due to scalation type? - becuz that is what i have seen . ophionyssus abundantly encountered on reptiles with strongly keeled (or 'roofed') scalation both lizards and snakes. more room for more mites to acquire dorsal pressure contact t...
by Kelly Mc
November 15th, 2011, 5:48 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Diet manipulation in incubation via scenting...any ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 2540

Re: Diet manipulation in incubation via scenting...any ideas

what a succinct save of an insight

ecological Artemis
by Kelly Mc
November 15th, 2011, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blandings Turtles and Bison Bones update from Midwest forum
Replies: 9
Views: 1741

Re: Blandings Turtles and Bison Bones update from Midwest fo

This was a great posting . it made me think of my dad and the stories he used to tell about growing up in minnesota , exploring as a boy .

Thanks
by Kelly Mc
November 15th, 2011, 1:27 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Albino Bullfrogs
Replies: 3
Views: 1972

Re: Albino Bullfrogs

im not big on albinos but that frog looks like it cud grant some trippy wishes
by Kelly Mc
November 13th, 2011, 5:56 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Falconry taken to a new level
Replies: 14
Views: 3648

Re: Falconry taken to a new level

Food was always there. Enjoyment? Please explain. Shane The fear of Anthropomorphic Perception can be taken to a blind spot of Anthrocentricism . Its just as short sighted to dismiss the potential that some things arent only Ours - as a species , but basal as organisms on Planet Earth . Like food a...
by Kelly Mc
November 11th, 2011, 10:35 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatus
Replies: 23
Views: 6261

Re: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatu

to clarify something mentioned - when i feed larger dubia or mealworms and occasionally rupture them , or half them etc - i am referring to Thawed Bugs . which i offer on alligator forceps (12" thin and great for insectivore feeding btw when a little micromanagement is desired ) or in a dish for ani...
by Kelly Mc
November 11th, 2011, 7:57 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatus
Replies: 23
Views: 6261

Re: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatu

Chris and Bill have made great points

spiders are a much better choice for banded geckos to eat , with small crickets as a cultured substitute
by Kelly Mc
November 11th, 2011, 7:19 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatus
Replies: 23
Views: 6261

Re: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatu

when in doubt - rupturing the body of the larger zophobias has the effect of busting a coated tablet with your teeth before swallowing . like the dubia i have fed the large zophobias to animals that Conventionally would seem too small for them but gave them a helpful rupture . with small mealworms -...
by Kelly Mc
November 9th, 2011, 1:22 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatus
Replies: 23
Views: 6261

Re: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatu

as far as i know - there are minions of " Breeders" and people that keep them as pets that feed almost all mealworms - or even , all mealworms .

Did i say somewhere that they couldnt?
by Kelly Mc
November 9th, 2011, 10:36 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatus
Replies: 23
Views: 6261

Re: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatu

some thoughts about mealworms and chitin per opportunity on this (useful)thread some insects may have just as much if not more chiten , but it seems that its the Character of it with mealworms - the very polished , cylindrical , seamless of form that makes assimilation different then jointed , varia...
by Kelly Mc
November 9th, 2011, 9:25 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatus
Replies: 23
Views: 6261

Re: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatu

yeah basically identical in care to a leopard gecko . hi chitin + no gradient + loose sand can be a bit of a husbandry time bomb . mealworms for me personally serve only as an accent of diversity - mostly for neural enrichment of experiencing Various in prey shape , etc . waxworms make a nice calori...
by Kelly Mc
November 9th, 2011, 8:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Specimen of the year post.
Replies: 75
Views: 12986

Re: Specimen of the year post.

im so happy to have come here . :thumb: what a great way to start my day off as i have my morning coffee
by Kelly Mc
November 9th, 2011, 8:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Specimen of the year post.
Replies: 75
Views: 12986

Re: Specimen of the year post.

holy crap i just saw the melanistic hog and the bevy of terrapins!

haha i cant pick a favorite i might as well just sit back and enjoy!


* and Tan Opheodrys ( : !!!
by Kelly Mc
November 9th, 2011, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Specimen of the year post.
Replies: 75
Views: 12986

Re: Specimen of the year post.

The copperhead is a Textbook Centerfold!
by Kelly Mc
November 7th, 2011, 8:46 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Falconry taken to a new level
Replies: 14
Views: 3648

Re: Falconry taken to a new level

That is so Cool!!!

i think humans underestimate other animals and their ability to take pleasure in what they do , to enjoy the motion and skills of their body and how its fun to be alive

Thanks for this post!
by Kelly Mc
November 6th, 2011, 10:48 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatus
Replies: 23
Views: 6261

Re: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatu

i thought about this guy today and hope he gets some help the most commonly defined prolapse is one where extruded tissues are exposed and vulnerable to drying - in the pic the vent looks tight but there can be a degreed version - slight - where after defecating the cloacal lining retracts in a faul...
by Kelly Mc
November 6th, 2011, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #12: Monster Phasmids, Flying Lizards
Replies: 24
Views: 7668

Re: Borneo Dispatches #12: Monster Phasmids, Flying Lizards

i was so taken by the Ivory Snail that i spoke of it - out of the blue i described it to several persons - all animal and nature ppl and they all understood :thumb:
by Kelly Mc
November 5th, 2011, 8:56 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatus
Replies: 23
Views: 6261

Re: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatu

the testes are located in the abdomen , so its the hemipenes that are located there . i can only share as a keeper BTW i have known varanids that have had the tendency to evert a hemipene or even both to a degree , while defecating ( and sometimes just wud do so occasionally ) and in contraction bac...
by Kelly Mc
October 30th, 2011, 7:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #11: Sixteen-Foot Reticulated Python
Replies: 46
Views: 18052

Re: Borneo Dispatches #11: Sixteen-Foot Reticulated Python

This was fantastic to read and see !!! right from the start with the gono guy looking almost like an apparition on that tree to the close shot of the retics head cutting thru the waters - thank you i am breathless
by Kelly Mc
October 30th, 2011, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some snakes (Taiwan)
Replies: 10
Views: 3216

Re: Some snakes (Taiwan)

i love the beautiful Trimeresurus that is my favorite if forced to choose . thank you for these i know i will keep coming back to look :thumb:
by Kelly Mc
October 27th, 2011, 8:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can an Anaconda eat a Tapir?
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Re: Can an Anaconda eat a Tapir?

You know , ive seen alot of documentaries where there will be animals in some kind of peril , like its a drought or an antelope baby with no mom , and they follow the odyssey to its conclusion which isnt always " a happy ending " cuz thats life in the wild . and the naturalists or narrator will alwa...