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by Kelly Mc
November 6th, 2011, 10:48 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatus
Replies: 23
Views: 5977

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: 7395

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: 5977

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: 17426

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: 3084

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: 1600

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...
by Kelly Mc
October 26th, 2011, 6:50 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: A Stolen World A Great Read.
Replies: 7
Views: 3605

Re: A Stolen World A Great Read.

i have been meaning to check out this book , thanks for reminding me , WSTREPS .




-Egomaniacal Jughead . . . Is that it?
by Kelly Mc
October 25th, 2011, 11:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Drymarchon melanurus erebens or Lampropeltis getula nigrita
Replies: 47
Views: 6121

Re: Drymarchon melanurus erebens or Lampropeltis getula nigr

I agree that the second snake posted is an indigo- the white chin is notable, as is the triangular cross-section of the body (where the vertebral column is "peaked" relative to the rest of the body). Lampros are almost always very circular/rounded in body cross-section. Body scales look a lot bigge...
by Kelly Mc
October 25th, 2011, 9:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Old herpers never die…..New Photos Added
Replies: 23
Views: 4171

Re: Old herpers never die…..

truly splendid presentation - all of it .



old herpers never die . . .

and some even remember when it wasnt even called Herping
by Kelly Mc
October 25th, 2011, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Drymarchon melanurus erebens or Lampropeltis getula nigrita
Replies: 47
Views: 6121

Re: Drymarchon melanurus erebens or Lampropeltis getula nigr

oh boy here we go . . i have experience too sir . both species . many years . in personal and professional format . 30 years in occupation - and more then that as personal pursuit . Does that qualify me to share? i always talk the way i talk because i enjoy the accuracy that describing beauty and na...
by Kelly Mc
October 25th, 2011, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Drymarchon melanurus erebens or Lampropeltis getula nigrita
Replies: 47
Views: 6121

Re: Drymarchon melanurus erebens or Lampropeltis getula nigr

besides that broad diamond almost 'plated' scalation there is an angular athleticism to drys that may be subtle in some pics with some specimens, but when you feel it you know it . they carry anteriorly and move differently too .
by Kelly Mc
October 25th, 2011, 1:55 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Another game of "What the heck is this?"
Replies: 9
Views: 2040

Re: Another game of "What the heck is this?"

i have a stupid and unhealthy tolerance for such things by nature . especially because i am heinously captive in a city environment and only bother to wisk houseflies away from my soda by reminding myself they could have possibly been recently exploring a dead junkies nostril in the park . i once le...
by Kelly Mc
October 25th, 2011, 12:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First snake of October and it is a LIFER!
Replies: 9
Views: 2162

Re: First snake of October and it is a LIFER!

that was a beautiful king . i remember my first one in hayward as a kid - a yearling in an abandoned pasture - before that i only found contia in that area and mostly juveniles , and a couple of gophers higher on the hill where it was much dryer and there was more wood . the same king would be under...
by Kelly Mc
October 25th, 2011, 10:40 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Another game of "What the heck is this?"
Replies: 9
Views: 2040

Re: Another game of "What the heck is this?"

Flies are neat . so diverse - panoramic even . That guy looks like a tiny werewolf :lol: great photo and i got to learn about another cool fly
by Kelly Mc
October 24th, 2011, 10:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pile O' Snakes
Replies: 13
Views: 1991

Re: Pile O' Snakes

So comforting like looking at a bouquet but with an added splash of awe

Thank you for these . i am new to this forum and i love it and this is an example of why .
by Kelly Mc
October 24th, 2011, 12:58 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Chameleons in the Garden by Mary Lovein
Replies: 6
Views: 3860

Re: Chameleons in the Garden by Mary Lovein

Your book and work sound lovely and wonderful . i do not do facebook so i will find the book . i love a reason to go to the library . While on this subject i must ask you a question , as with you i may find answer to my quest . Years ago i saw a brief piece of footage . i think it was a george schal...
by Kelly Mc
October 23rd, 2011, 11:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Mildy Toxic Saliva"??
Replies: 32
Views: 7335

Re: "Mildy Toxic Saliva"??

a big blue girl in jacksonville fl got a very good grip on, base of thumb , wrist and made my arm swell and ache. i remember it even being tender under my armpit . im not allergic to anything , bees , nothing . it was surprising . any thamnophis bites since then have been unmemorable . she was also ...
by Kelly Mc
October 22nd, 2011, 12:44 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Questions about force-feeding?
Replies: 16
Views: 4651

Re: Questions about force-feeding?

i need to remark on Correcamino's Excellent point about dietary excess and ailing snakes - so often overlooked and misunderstood , as it is common to assume a weak emaciated specimen needs More "nutrients" , More Richness etc ; if a snake is just being tubed in interum of habituated to accepting sce...
by Kelly Mc
October 21st, 2011, 11:05 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Questions about force-feeding?
Replies: 16
Views: 4651

Re: Questions about force-feeding?

The nice thing about gerbers 2nd stage turkey , chicken and lamb is its creamy enuff to pass thru fine gauges without clotting and its fast to use . i keep my slurries bland - dont try to "supe it up" with alot of supplements , but i mix in calcium w d3 and often drip some egg yolk in for added calo...
by Kelly Mc
October 19th, 2011, 1:02 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Diet manipulation in incubation via scenting...any ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 2436

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

in egg/embryonic diffusion , output exceeds input , so i wonder how that (molecules of scent) correlates when it is scaled down from gator eggs to small snake species . i also think of the trigger when we compare feeding vigor of the two species - one a prey species themselves with built in risk tre...