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by Kelly Mc
April 5th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [Video] - Send Diego 2k19 - Spring Break Herping
Replies: 2
Views: 3741

Re: [Video] - Send Diego 2k19 - Spring Break Herping

I agree, very pleasant to watch, its "full-bodied" and you have nice energy. Snakes seem to think so too.

I will always click on to your stuff!
by Kelly Mc
April 4th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 97
Views: 102922

Re: Climate change revisited

There are "Red Flags Everywhere" with certain personality disorders, too.
by Kelly Mc
March 27th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The Dams and Sires of Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 21910

Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

I'm cheered by little randy turtles and Green Snakes, of any species, are so spectacular.
by Kelly Mc
March 21st, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 22973

Re: What's happening in this photo?

I think its important to let people see that the membership here operates in a dominatingly helpful spirit. I could have easily been shamed, or savaged, but that really doesnt happen here much, and its cool to share what we think, including odd esoterics. People here who are SW experts are patient a...
by Kelly Mc
March 21st, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 22973

Re: What's happening in this photo?

Yes, Ive seen prey manipulation before, but that sure is a peculiar moment.

Like the King Cobra of his mini domain. Badass.
by Kelly Mc
March 21st, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 22973

Re: What's happening in this photo?

Hey guys, Im still quite struck by the absolute mathematical rigidity of the gray snake - could it also be a clue? Would a Ringneck snake take on such an unusual conformation, or if its not a ringneck, could that be a kind of reactive physical - to ie; "biting off more than it bargained for" Or has ...
by Kelly Mc
March 21st, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 22973

Re: What's happening in this photo?

Sometimes hints or flecks of pigment can be a clue, when a solid mutation is compared to a phenotypically solid colored snake of contention, which will Always have a typically pigmented iris. An atypically solid specimen may have irises that are also pigmented atypically ( a shade matching the body,...
by Kelly Mc
March 20th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The Dams and Sires of Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 21910

Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

Love the door modality what a cool way to do things
by Kelly Mc
March 20th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The Dams and Sires of Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 21910

Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

Thank you Kfen, beautiful Spilotes pair, I love how you treat them.

I think its hilarious how the black hides, who are really nice in every way except how tough the lable is to get off, look exactly like ones ive had.
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The Dams and Sires of Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 21910

Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

That sounds cool, hope it happens this Spring. I often wonder if people on here arrange for breeding loans, amongst friends, Ive seen a couple mentions. It would be cool too, to follow the keeping and breeding journey of FHFs members in documenting our stats and experiences. The full bodied round ta...
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 22973

Re: What's happening in this photo?

The ringneck snake eating a snake makes that most likely, instead of a freak eating event and looking more like a standard snake in a clearer pic but could someone apply some clarity to me about the cryptic banded sand/ground snake species of SW?

Im not clear on identifying those. Its muddled to me.
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 22973

Re: What's happening in this photo?

In the link pic i can easily see the scalation, eyes and even head musculature of the Grey Snake, even the slight compression of the banded snake being eaten.

But what is the grey snake?
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie
Replies: 5
Views: 9500

Re: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie

Oh yeah - absolutely. Random questions would be a slippery mess. A report would be nice. I guess I was a bit put off by the optical of the photo, it was too much like click bait. Coincidentally I started watching a film on a suspected man eater Nile Croc in Lake Tanganyika. They havent caught him ye...
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 22973

Re: What's happening in this photo?

Theres nothing like the quick sear of an enthusiastic mistake to inspire one to learn more - now Im impelled to better learn about the small banded guys of Arizona. Thanks! :oops: :) I do hope though that my caudal exposure observation is someday shared/ looked into and that I havent marred its pote...
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 22973

Re: What's happening in this photo?

I have never seen a live blind snake, but if that is a blind snake eating a shovel nosed snake, then I am hopeful that my theory of caudal exposure doesnt seem as crazy as it sounds. I swear that thing looks like a piece of wire fence. I didnt focus on it and in my excitement just saw the snake's ta...
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 22973

Re: What's happening in this photo?

I wont be embarrassed - well maybe a little - if i saw the gray object as something inorganic, in front of, a snake's tail exposed out of cover.
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 22973

Re: What's happening in this photo?

It looks like a shovel nosed snake Bryan and what its doing is strongly similiar to what I see snakes doing in enclosures where they are exposed to ubv wavelengths. I have dozens and dozens of photos of this discreet behavior. I think it is a basking behavior or a way of 'testing' temperature and li...
by Kelly Mc
March 17th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The Dams and Sires of Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 21910

Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

Come on people! Lets see some snakes. This includes Ball Python people! As time goes on I am less judgy about other peoples interest in morphs. If someone has passion Its the Best. Some of them are super pretty - knock out really. Locality Garters, Boas, Pits, lets see em And Vens lets not forget th...
by Kelly Mc
March 16th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie
Replies: 5
Views: 9500

Re: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie

Chris, I'm of the belief that people involved with putting down such an animal, and making it public, should make themselves available to answer questions about it.
by Kelly Mc
March 14th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie
Replies: 5
Views: 9500

Re: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie

Forced perspectives are a bummer. I too wonder what they meant by poor condition. That gator looks like its been able to catch and find food, not underfleshed and I would think they would show the wounds if they warranted the animals' destruction. I remember coming across something about crocodilian...
by Kelly Mc
March 13th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with baby Sophia
Replies: 7
Views: 8225

Re: Herping with baby Sophia

Oh, and the look on your face up there with the corn Proves that there is no such thing as an unbeautiful or uninteresting snake.

Proof. Right There.
by Kelly Mc
March 12th, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with baby Sophia
Replies: 7
Views: 8225

Re: Herping with baby Sophia

Wow this is trippy. My partner's daughter announced to us that she is expecting. Its only gummy bear sized currently, so sex unknown and I didnt think I would be that interested, but I am, I really am and your photos are like the stuff I have been imagining. Its nice to be in a family and like, this...
by Kelly Mc
March 12th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: terrapin ID question
Replies: 3
Views: 4111

Re: terrapin ID question

Yeah. Its a bummer.

It would actually be an arguably more helpful purpose if they were re appropriated as an ethical animal food/protein source, then as the tool of poor learning they uphold.
by Kelly Mc
March 6th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Earth Colored UTH mats
Replies: 6
Views: 15959

Re: Earth Colored UTH mats

I wanted to add that 'belly heat' isnt lost with the wall method, used with deep sub. There is a really nice suffusion of warmth through the bedding and I've watched with pleasure a kind of enlargement of repose options and multiple tunnels created by snakes which they seem to use flexibly through d...
by Kelly Mc
March 5th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Earth Colored UTH mats
Replies: 6
Views: 15959

Re: Earth Colored UTH mats

My phone is really being wonky I cant even tell if there are crazy typos in my text, sorry Kfen and thanks for your reply and interest , its always fun talking with you
by Kelly Mc
March 5th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Earth Colored UTH mats
Replies: 6
Views: 15959

Re: Earth Colored UTH mats

Hey Kfen! presently in my guys' encl which are glass, they are all outside, paired, in a V, creating a very warm inner sanctum that lightens outward. in some wood enclosures I used them that included skinks, geckos and snakes, ie guys that dont claw things, i mounted them on glass and used them insi...
by Kelly Mc
March 5th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Mercury Bulb Longevity, Maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 12864

Re: Mercury Bulb Longevity, Maintenance

I really need to do that, I do. Sometimes I think I've not to subvert having social obligations (dry lol)
by Kelly Mc
March 5th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes and Balance sense
Replies: 0
Views: 10548

Snakes and Balance sense

I'm looking for material on this, I want to ask here. Its an interesting topic and more interesting and fruitful to bring here to FHF than to just google.
by Kelly Mc
March 1st, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The Dams and Sires of Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 21910

The Dams and Sires of Spring

Breeders.. Do what you will with this post!

Stories, descriptions, plans and Portraits, desired to enjoy..!
by Kelly Mc
February 28th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Mercury Bulb Longevity, Maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 12864

Mercury Bulb Longevity, Maintenance

This may come in handy for lizard keepers, especially, who have tried mercury uvb lamps but were disappointed with bulbs going out prematurely. The input I'm posting has nothing to do with the uvb output, which falls off over time with use, as a given. It's about the bulbs going out in an inordinate...
by Kelly Mc
February 21st, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: is cannabis good for fish?
Replies: 4
Views: 13014

Re: is cannabis good for fish?

I would have liked to have just added my comments to the initial post with the edit feature, but I dont seem to be able to find in our new format. I like posting observations and memories on FHF. Sometimes an operative that was just a part of solving problems freelance becomes a solid method, but ha...
by Kelly Mc
February 20th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: is cannabis good for fish?
Replies: 4
Views: 13014

Re: is cannabis good for fish?

I wonder how your fish is doing. I have observed angelfish to be the most 'fey' of aquarium kept cichlids, and cichlids being well, i will dare say intelligent. It is always exciting to hear of a cure that is safe and has broad spectrum implications. The endocannabinoid system has received some hot ...
by Kelly Mc
February 20th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nepal Lizard ID, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 6472

Re: Nepal Lizard ID, please!

Hans, the thought of the Rhino eating flowers in the village where one has slept, sounds like something blessed, like a sign of good fortune.

From what you say, and the way you say it, it certainly looks to be absolutely true!
by Kelly Mc
February 18th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nepal Lizard ID, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 6472

Re: Nepal Lizard ID, please!

It looks like a female Calotes to me.
by Kelly Mc
February 9th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sarawak Amphibians 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 4125

Re: Sarawak Amphibians 2018

This was like a fairy tale journey. Looking into the green lilliputian cups of water

Nasuta, You will always be the humble King of camouflage to me. I will always be amazed at the miracle of your morphology every single time I see you.
by Kelly Mc
February 7th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Earth Colored UTH mats
Replies: 6
Views: 15959

Earth Colored UTH mats

I think it would be good if a company made heat mats in neutral earth tones, and maybe a nice leaf green as well. They would integrate better in an environment when used on the walls, which is something I like to do helix radiant panel style. It works well especially if you use 2, and corner them. B...
by Kelly Mc
January 28th, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen
Replies: 20
Views: 16345

Re: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen

Ordinarily, I dont give a dang how a thread wilds out, but this was for real a nice place to share our uncaptured memories in plain faith and enjoyment. Not a platform for more of your Staged Games. Something your Grandpa knew that you stupendously don't .. before aiming at a weak spot, you better b...
by Kelly Mc
January 25th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen
Replies: 20
Views: 16345

Re: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen

I enjoyed word for word everybody's story. Its a different experience and I think its good, thanks and hopefully we can pick up on this again sometime.

It was really good.
by Kelly Mc
January 25th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen
Replies: 20
Views: 16345

Re: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen

The timing may have been less then tidy, but dont over think it.

Its been something I've been meaning to ask for a long time.
by Kelly Mc
January 25th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: is cannabis good for fish?
Replies: 4
Views: 13014

Re: is cannabis good for fish?

Canister filters are the most frequent culprit, and old heaters. I can provide some situations on request, and the first time, was a eureka moment, so I kept a lookout for it and didn't automatically always think "Disease". as for your actual question , I got nothin. I just used your post to share t...
by Kelly Mc
January 24th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: is cannabis good for fish?
Replies: 4
Views: 13014

Re: is cannabis good for fish?

You should look into more typical reasons why your angel fish isnt eating and try to correct those. This information is widely available. Being newly acquired, Water chemistry, Temp, Other fish species dynamics. Look at those. Some under the radar reasons I will mention, as the reason why i am respo...
by Kelly Mc
January 17th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malcolm's pitviper (Trimeresurus malcolmi) from Mt.Kinabalu
Replies: 5
Views: 3267

Re: Malcolm's pitviper (Trimeresurus malcolmi) from Mt.Kinab

OmiGod, oxys do have red tails.

Its enough to have me bumping into things for days
by Kelly Mc
January 17th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen
Replies: 20
Views: 16345

If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen

FHF has a strong and incredible photography aspect with that talent being a great force of impetus for what members share, but I often wonder if those here have stories to share that they havent, at least on Board, because they didn't get a photo, for one reason or another. I'm not making this threa...
by Kelly Mc
January 17th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malcolm's pitviper (Trimeresurus malcolmi) from Mt.Kinabalu
Replies: 5
Views: 3267

Re: Malcolm's pitviper (Trimeresurus malcolmi) from Mt.Kinab

Oh wait - the whole tail is red?!

Whats that about !
by Kelly Mc
January 17th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malcolm's pitviper (Trimeresurus malcolmi) from Mt.Kinabalu
Replies: 5
Views: 3267

Re: Malcolm's pitviper (Trimeresurus malcolmi) from Mt.Kinab

Holy woe thats Beautiful. Check out the scarlet subcaudals.
by Kelly Mc
January 11th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 5398

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

Mr Hoyer, that is a wonderful thing you share. We were the same age and gosh, I can remember how spectacular that little snake was to me - so interesting every little detail so very tiny and perfectly formed. That is all I need to know to wish you the best always. Thank you for every thing you have ...
by Kelly Mc
January 10th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 5398

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

A few years back, per IRL convo Zach mentioned that Natalie McLear got a picture of a Sharp Tailed Snake basking.
by Kelly Mc
January 10th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 5398

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

Mr Hoyer, when I was a young child I found a pasture, abandoned in Hayward California, where there were large populace blooms of Contia, it was on a hill named Kelly Hill, and ironically I flipped my first snakes there, which were sharp tailed snakes, lower where it was damp and ca kings. Higher on ...
by Kelly Mc
January 9th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atlanta, Georgia: Any connections?
Replies: 9
Views: 13993

Re: Atlanta, Georgia: Any connections?

All the best in Georgia Zach, I wish you much joy in your keeping adventures at the museum.

Kel