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by Cole Grover
June 10th, 2013, 6:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpin Albertan
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Re: Herpin Albertan

Nice post! Good to see some familiar critters from north of the border.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
June 7th, 2013, 2:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Big Sky.
Replies: 33
Views: 10619

Re: Herping the Big Sky.

Thanks for the kind words, folks. Sorry for the slow response on my part, luckily Dell's quick to the draw and handled it. Here are a few more shots for those who care. http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q6/colegrover/5%20May%202013_Stillwater%20County%20MT/DSCF1268_zpsf8669964.jpg http://i132.phot...
by Cole Grover
May 22nd, 2013, 6:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Trip Pics
Replies: 29
Views: 2755

Re: Spring Trip Pics

Brian and Brian, Cool stuff, guys. Thanks for indulging me! I wish I could have been on that trip. I haven't noticed much in the way of activity variance depending on cloud cover, but there is (at least up here) a HUGE difference depending on the time of day. Phrynosoma around here seem to be most a...
by Cole Grover
May 21st, 2013, 2:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Trip Pics
Replies: 29
Views: 2755

Re: Spring Trip Pics

Jimi, Thanks for the info! That's pretty much what we notice with them, here. I was under the impression that perhaps their habitat was narrower down your way, but apparently not! I see them in sand, on hardpan and alkali flats, around sandstone outcrops, on shale bluffs and bentonite hills, and on ...
by Cole Grover
May 21st, 2013, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Trip Pics
Replies: 29
Views: 2755

Re: Spring Trip Pics

Huh. Don't see them much in the hilly areas? They're most common in "sandy" areas, as opposed to rocky, pebble-rich areas or hardpan or alkali flats? What about vegetation density and composition? Here's a few from my area, in fairly different habitats: http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q6/colegrov...
by Cole Grover
May 21st, 2013, 6:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Trip Pics
Replies: 29
Views: 2755

Re: Spring Trip Pics

Great stuff, guys! Love the milks, you know I do! Those are a couple of really nice looking animals. That Phrynosoma is pretty sweet, too. Do you find hernandesi to be abundant over that way? Their population density depends on the habitat here in Montana, but they can be locally abundant. Cameron, ...
by Cole Grover
May 17th, 2013, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Islands of Bimini
Replies: 23
Views: 9008

Re: The Islands of Bimini

Awesome post. Damn awesome. The Anolis, Sphaerodactylus, Epicrates, Eleuthrodactylus, habitat shots, Amieva, Alsophis and everything else made this a pleasurable read/view. It pretty much epitomizes the Caribbean for me. Thanks for putting it up, Jake!

-Cole
by Cole Grover
May 16th, 2013, 7:29 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Salamander Question--Lesser Sirens in Captivity?
Replies: 11
Views: 4810

Re: Salamander Question--Lesser Sirens in Captivity?

Gary,

Check this site out: http://www.caudata.org/forum/. There's some great info on them.
by Cole Grover
May 8th, 2013, 6:17 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Scarlet King eggs
Replies: 99
Views: 45070

Re: Scarlet King eggs

Rockin', Russ. That's a stellar critter. Most of my milks are fattening up and are loaded with eggs.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
April 29th, 2013, 6:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Montana Tailed Frog.
Replies: 19
Views: 4246

Re: Montana Tailed Frog.

Jeff, Dell is out of town for the week with work, so I will chime in for him. There are multiple Dicomp records for the state, now... it's a goal to find them in more than a handful of streams at this point. I suspect the gas station you were at was a Town Pump right off of I-90? Tim, I would give i...
by Cole Grover
April 28th, 2013, 9:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Montana Tailed Frog.
Replies: 19
Views: 4246

Re: Montana Tailed Frog.

Sweet critters, buddy. Wish I could have joined you! Next time... next time.
by Cole Grover
April 12th, 2013, 6:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Berdo Boy's Birthday Bash 013
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: Berdo Boy's Birthday Bash 013

Good on ya for getting out on your birthday, Jim!
hellihooks wrote:Next year... SD Zonata and Switaki...
Find a Bogertophis and everyone will REALLY be impressed!

-Cole
by Cole Grover
April 12th, 2013, 6:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of Grand Cayman; if you hate Blue Iguanas, skip this
Replies: 20
Views: 12388

Re: Herps of Grand Cayman; if you hate Blue Iguanas, skip th

Killer post, Steve! Really, really nicely done. Any geckos seen, invasive or otherwise? The big Iguana iguana look to be thriving and healthy - there are some truly impressive-looking beasts in that photo set.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
April 9th, 2013, 11:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First quarter 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3507

Re: First quarter 2013

Tim Borski wrote:Give it to me straight, (you won't hurt my feelings) am I crazy to be enamored with NE? Or should I Do MT with you two? Or both?
Both, Tim! They're very different, that's for sure. We'll need to figure out your goals and go from there. Cool?

-Cole
by Cole Grover
April 9th, 2013, 6:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #68: Phantasmagasmical Photo Phalanx!
Replies: 17
Views: 5799

Re: Borneo Dispatches #68: Phantasmagasmical Photo Phalanx!

Hans, Excellent post... again. The habitat and cultural shots are superb - they take the reader/viewer along for the ride. For the animal shots, I especially dig the spiders, the WTF-huge leach, the wicked Gonyosoma , and the Sunbeam snake. That is one monster of a Nepenthes, too. Nothing like the l...
by Cole Grover
April 9th, 2013, 6:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First quarter 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3507

Re: First quarter 2013

That Tantilla oolitica is the bee's knees, Tim. I know how badly you wanted to find one. The Rhineura is pretty sweet, too. I'm with Dell, though, you've gotta love the South Florida and Keys Corns and that Scarlet King shot is probably my favorite in the whole post. Any chance of you coming north t...
by Cole Grover
April 2nd, 2013, 8:34 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Fertility in Males
Replies: 18
Views: 3259

Re: Fertility in Males

Neat topic. I'll have to check some records to see what else I can find, but here are a couple of examples: I have a female (I know you wanted info on males, but... ) Pale Milksnake ( Lampropeltis triangulum multistrata ) that was collected from the wild as a sub-adult in 1991 or 1992 (I'll need to ...
by Cole Grover
March 28th, 2013, 11:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wyoming advice for pygmy rattlesnakes
Replies: 12
Views: 4557

Re: Wyoming advice for pygmy rattlesnakes

I would follow the same protocols used when looking for other oreganus/viridis-complex Crotalids. They'll be near their dens early in the season, though this is probably too early for concolor that far north.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
March 27th, 2013, 7:23 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Lightbox shots
Replies: 13
Views: 4056

Re: Lightbox shots

Nice shots, Justin. I need to get a light box at some point... photographing my animals has the potential to totally ruin my day - I guess I just don't have that much patience! Hence the paucity of photos from me these days.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
March 27th, 2013, 7:21 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Milk I.D. Contest
Replies: 27
Views: 8378

Re: Milk I.D. Contest

Cole's trying to say, hey can I get some feeders. My milks are so picky and would love some native lizard noms. I'm kidding they are cool little lizards. Ha ha ha! Awesome. I'd have a hard time feeding a Coleonyx to the milks, Justin. Hemidactylus , no problem. Odd how that works, huh? -Cole
by Cole Grover
March 27th, 2013, 6:42 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Colorful hatchling Ashy Gecko
Replies: 19
Views: 9167

Re: Colorful hatchling Ashy Gecko

Awesome! Thanks for the info. I've been considering Sphaerodactylus for years, but can't seem to get off the fence and do something about it. Is that the only species you're keeping?

Thanks,
-Cole
by Cole Grover
March 26th, 2013, 2:10 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Colorful hatchling Ashy Gecko
Replies: 19
Views: 9167

Re: Colorful hatchling Ashy Gecko

Bad. Ass. Sphaerodactylus are simply awesome. I can't tell you how much will power it drains me of to NOT dive into them head-first. Do you keep any other species? I've heard that they're pretty easy if given the right conditions (well, what isn't?). Thoughts? What are you feeding them? I would susp...
by Cole Grover
March 26th, 2013, 8:44 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Mystery Lampro Love
Replies: 25
Views: 6573

Re: Mystery Lampro Love

Nice, Dan. Any photos of the other girl?

Matt said he heard from you a little while back. He was in SE Kansas with us last spring when I was chatting with you on the phone. Too bad we didn't hook up. Next time, buddy!

Cole
by Cole Grover
March 26th, 2013, 7:26 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Milk I.D. Contest
Replies: 27
Views: 8378

Re: Milk I.D. Contest

This has been a cool discussion. And Chris, I dig Coleonyx, too. If only I could find someone breeding them... ;)

Drop me a note if you get "extras" this season.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
March 26th, 2013, 7:16 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Mystery Lampro Love
Replies: 25
Views: 6573

Re: Mystery Lampro Love

Congrats, Dan! They should produce some nice neonates. You're getting them going WAY earlier than I am. Mine are all still in cooling, but I'll probably bring them up in a couple of weeks.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
March 10th, 2013, 7:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Montana herp laws?
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Montana herp laws?

I'll shoot you a PM.
by Cole Grover
March 10th, 2013, 5:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Montana herp laws?
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Montana herp laws?

With regard to...? Captive, wild, collecting, hunting/trapping, act.?

-Cole
by Cole Grover
March 10th, 2013, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is a 'true' coastal?
Replies: 213
Views: 26704

Re: What is a 'true' coastal?

But meanwhile let's keep acknowledging the however-many dozen milk snake( or kingsnakes/ racers/gopher snakes/garters, etc...) subspecies for nothing more than the slightest variations a color or number of blotches in their pattern. :roll: :lol: He's got a point there. :thumb: Let's ask Hubbs what ...
by Cole Grover
March 8th, 2013, 12:45 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: UVB for Snakes?
Replies: 109
Views: 112457

Re: UVB for Snakes?

Yes. Most diurnal lizards can.
by Cole Grover
March 5th, 2013, 5:33 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Milk I.D. Contest
Replies: 27
Views: 8378

Re: Milk I.D. Contest

I dig the milk posts, Dan!

Lampropeltis triangulum gentilis. All of'em.
by Cole Grover
March 3rd, 2013, 9:57 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Mystery Lampro Love
Replies: 25
Views: 6573

Re: Mystery Lampro Love

L. t. "multistrata". Black Hills region of South Dakota.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
February 28th, 2013, 3:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is a 'true' coastal?
Replies: 213
Views: 26704

Re: What is a 'true' coastal?

And hopefully sooner than later more snake taxon will fall like dominoes... Que? I'm not sure I follow. Do you mean more "lumping" of species, that the "unknowns" surrounding various species will fall (i.e.; we will get a better understanding of the species' evolutionary histories), or both? We wil...
by Cole Grover
February 28th, 2013, 2:59 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Mystery Lampro Love
Replies: 25
Views: 6573

Re: Mystery Lampro Love

Super nice. I'll hold off on commenting for a bit, but will share a few photos that may be of interest. What are your thoughts on these, Dan? Look like they could be from the same hillside, to me... http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q6/colegrover/Pennington%20county%20Pales/DSCF1643.jpg http://i132...
by Cole Grover
February 26th, 2013, 7:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is a 'true' coastal?
Replies: 213
Views: 26704

Re: What is a 'true' coastal?

What I'd like to know is how the conclusion was reached that coastals were a triangulum x elapsoides. This goes back to at least the 50's, correct? Did they just say "well, that's what it looks like so it's a reasonable explanation." Exactly. Since triangulum and elapsoides were then considered sub...
by Cole Grover
February 25th, 2013, 10:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is a 'true' coastal?
Replies: 213
Views: 26704

Re: What is a 'true' coastal?

The Scarlet kingsnake is not a milk snake...it is a different species... L. elapsoides ...let's get up-to-date... :lol: That would make the NC and VA coastals "Hybrids", which they might be, but I think they look more like Scarlets than milk snakes and I'm writing the damn book... :o why can't thos...
by Cole Grover
February 25th, 2013, 10:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Washed in the Blood 2012...
Replies: 57
Views: 12745

Re: Washed in the Blood 2012...

Awesome post. I'm a Lampro-dork, so seeing the milks and elapsoides from that part of the country is always a treat. I've gotta say, though, that I really enjoyed the box turtle shots and those of the various skinks a lot, too. The habitat and "off-topic", general-feel photos were a real pleasure, t...
by Cole Grover
February 25th, 2013, 8:42 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: UVB for Snakes?
Replies: 109
Views: 112457

Re: UVB for Snakes?

Cool topic. From my perspective, it is best to view the ability of tetrapod vertebrates to photosynthesize D3 using UVB as a symplesiomorphy (which it is). It's an OLD trait, not a derived one. The ability of crespicular and nocturnal squamates to do so is a "hold over" that probably isn't disadvant...
by Cole Grover
February 14th, 2013, 10:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Cape, South Africa 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 5951

Re: Northern Cape, South Africa 2013

Bad-ass! I really dig the geckos. How big are the Goggia? As a Boaedon/Lamprophis fan, I always enjoy seeing the variation of specimens from across their range. I dig the habitat shots to lot, too. The succulent plant diversity down there is amazing.

Thanks for posting!
-Cole
by Cole Grover
February 8th, 2013, 2:24 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: What is your preferred incubator?
Replies: 36
Views: 6186

Re: What is your preferred incubator?

Hovabators may be better now than when I used them in the past, but I had some "issues" with them that made me retire them to some shelves in the garage. I've been using a home-fabricated one made from a large cooler, some computer fans, heat tape, and a decent thermostat for the past five or six ye...
by Cole Grover
February 8th, 2013, 2:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia (Victoria) Christmas Trip
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

Re: Australia (Victoria) Christmas Trip

Un-friggin'-real. Seriously phenomenal shots. That last one of the Notechis is one of the coolest snake shots I've ever seen. Gotta love the big skinks, too.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
February 5th, 2013, 7:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East and some (very little) South Africa 1.
Replies: 10
Views: 2960

Re: East and some (very little) South Africa 1.

Very cool stuff. We don't see much of Africa on here. Was that Boaedon [Lamprophis] from Kenya, Tanzania, or South Africa? They're fascinating to me, so anything you'd be willing to share would be appreciated.

Thanks,
-Cole
by Cole Grover
February 5th, 2013, 7:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East and some (very little) South Africa 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1949

Re: East and some (very little) South Africa 2

Nice! It's always cool to see chameleons posted. I really dig the Lygodactylus and the Baobab, too.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
February 1st, 2013, 3:24 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: [Repost from FHF] - Educational animals wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: [Repost from FHF] - Educational animals wanted

Sent you a PM, dude.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 30th, 2013, 9:59 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAFHA Facebook Pages
Replies: 19
Views: 5426

Re: NAFHA Facebook Pages

I know that, Chris. I just get frustrated when people have something great in front of them and all they can do is bitch. :|

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 30th, 2013, 8:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Belated Favorites from 2012
Replies: 26
Views: 9749

Re: Some Belated Favorites from 2012

Dude. Nice 2012 wrap-up! Obviously, I love the milks. Are those cactus spines and glaucoids in that syspila's face? Ouch! I really dig the Cruziohyla and the various Basiliscus, too.

That's a monster hook-jawed brown, man. Wow!

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 30th, 2013, 7:38 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAFHA Facebook Pages
Replies: 19
Views: 5426

Re: NAFHA Facebook Pages

Read the newly-renamed page on Facebook (it's now "Texas Field Herpers")--I think it may be too late for some of the folks posting there. They have a bad taste in their mouth about NAFHA because they view it as an arm of FHF, which they think is exclusive/elitist... Que? Two things: 1) In what way ...
by Cole Grover
January 24th, 2013, 12:57 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Change of Address for Herpnation MAg
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Re: Change of Address for Herpnation MAg

Contact Scott. JE is, according to the most recent issue, no longer directly involved in the HN Magazine.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 24th, 2013, 7:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Better late than never! Belated 2012 end of year review.
Replies: 9
Views: 3417

Re: Better late than never! Belated 2012 end of year review.

Damn nice post, Chad! Really, really nice. Xantusia are super nifty and it's always a pleasure to see them.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 23rd, 2013, 7:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Alaskan Transplant 1: 2012-2013 California and Arizona
Replies: 22
Views: 5298

Re: The Alaskan Transplant 1: 2012-2013 California and Arizo

Sweet post! There are some really nice photos in there, man. That Batrachoseps luciae really stands out and the Ensatina photos were killer, too.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 22nd, 2013, 7:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hans Koenig Died
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

Re: Hans Koenig Died

Ah, man, that's too bad. Damn. I was just thinking about him and how I needed to drop him a line. My condolences to his family.

-Cole