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by Cole Grover
January 17th, 2013, 3:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Ankle Biters Present: A Weekend Trip to Mexico (DUW)
Replies: 42
Views: 16832

Re: The Ankle Biters Present: A Weekend Trip to Mexico (DUW)

I just went through this again (for like the 10th time), and would like you turds to know that my jealousy grows each and every time. From my original reply: Ambystoma rosaceum: I know most of you are Hot/Crote-Heads, but that gummy is rockin'. Seeing a Caudate in Mexico has to be a pretty neat expe...
by Cole Grover
January 15th, 2013, 11:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coldest day you have ever found a herp?
Replies: 56
Views: 9880

Re: Coldest day you have ever found a herp?

Awesome. The shape of the bands and the black cross-over weren't typical "Kansas" and indicated a SW critter.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 15th, 2013, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coldest day you have ever found a herp?
Replies: 56
Views: 9880

Re: Coldest day you have ever found a herp?

Fundad wrote:partly cloudy with snow flurries off and on
Surprisingly, I'm not surprised! Tricolors are tough. That's a nice looking animal, Brian. I'm going to guess Kansas, but suspect it's from further west...

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 14th, 2013, 2:10 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: IB Archive Access?
Replies: 26
Views: 7094

Re: IB Archive Access?

OMG/WTF :?
by Cole Grover
January 10th, 2013, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter Weekend in Apalachicola National Forest
Replies: 13
Views: 3996

Re: Winter Weekend in Apalachicola National Forest

Rockin' post, DDD. Love those beefy, colorful Pseudacris and the Ambystoma talpoideum are just friggin' cool. Do you see many neotenic ones?

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 10th, 2013, 2:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Of New Stomping Grounds & Old: East Coast to West. My 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4690

Re: Of New Stomping Grounds & Old: East Coast to West. My 20

Awesome. LOVED the milks and those California amphibians. That coiled Batrachoseps attenuatus photo is bad-ass.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 10th, 2013, 1:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Highlights from my 2012 season from Mo. and a lil bit of Ks.
Replies: 16
Views: 4045

Re: Highlights from my 2012 season from Mo. and a lil bit of

Dig it... especially the milks and that Gastrophryne.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 10th, 2013, 12:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Goals for 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Re: Chapter Goals for 2013

TimCO wrote:Large parts of Wyoming and Montana
I've got a few things in the works, Tim. I think this year will bring some new records from up this way...

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 10th, 2013, 7:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bryan Hamilton Rocks!
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Bryan Hamilton Rocks!

Congrats on the fascinating paper on the feeding ecology of Lampropeltis triangulum in the the SSAR's Journal of Herpetology! Well done piece on a subject near and dear to me.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 10th, 2013, 6:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Published research
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: Published research

I saw that! I also noticed that our very own Bryan Hamilton has a piece about the feeding ecology of Lamrpropeltis triangulum in there. Pretty cool stuff.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 6th, 2013, 8:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: southern Ohio, 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5858

Re: southern Ohio, 2012

Cole, I do have the larva raising archived: http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/larvae-08/larvae-08.html Just for the record, that, and many other things are here: http://www.ohio.edu/people/brune/ Yeah! That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks, Carl. I remember going through your other trip repo...
by Cole Grover
January 3rd, 2013, 2:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Bit of Utah
Replies: 23
Views: 4952

Re: A Little Bit of Utah

Rockin' post, Thomas! That's one hell of a season. I dig the milk and the happy kid photos especially.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 3rd, 2013, 10:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Klein Karoo and Eastern Cape , South Africa PHOTO HEAVY.
Replies: 4
Views: 3277

Re: Klein Karoo and Eastern Cape , South Africa PHOTO HEAVY.

Phenomenal. Love the Bitis and Hyperolius, but everything was superb. The habitat shots are rockin'.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 3rd, 2013, 9:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: southern Ohio, 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5858

Re: southern Ohio, 2012

Holy balls... THAT's a post! The Green Snake shots and colorful Heterodon are top-notch. I really dig the larval Caudate shots and that glowing-red Pseudotriton , too. I remember a post some years back where you'd raised a few larvae and photographed their progression. You don't have that archived s...
by Cole Grover
January 3rd, 2013, 9:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Repost from CA forum
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: Repost from CA forum

Pretty cool stuff, Robert. I can't tell you how jealous I am that your "cold" temperatures right now are warmer than what we expect to see for an "unseasonably warm" day up here this time of year! I dig the color variation in those Pseudacris.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 3rd, 2013, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I guess this counts (Ca repost)
Replies: 7
Views: 1533

Re: I guess this counts (Ca repost)

Pretty cool to have stuff like that in your yard, Jim. Between those and the Xantusia , you've got a little slice of heaven. I seem to remember you mentioning Phrynosoma , too. Any "yard habitat" shots you'd be willing to share (nothing that gives away your address or anything, obviously). I'm fasci...
by Cole Grover
January 1st, 2013, 10:17 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Scarlet King eggs
Replies: 99
Views: 45070

Re: Scarlet King eggs

Those things are killer, Jim. Be thankful you've got them around!

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 1st, 2013, 10:16 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tangerine Hondurans Hatching
Replies: 17
Views: 4595

Re: Tangerine Hondurans Hatching

Gerry, Interesting info and heartbreaking all at the same time. Were you in the Tikal area when you found the milks? Any photos you'd be willing to dig up or either the specimens or the habitat?! This guy would be super greatful! Lampropeltis triangulum polyzona and L. t. abnorma (in the sense of Wi...
by Cole Grover
December 31st, 2012, 1:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coldest day you have ever found a herp?
Replies: 56
Views: 9880

Re: Coldest day you have ever found a herp?

Ambystoma mavortium. Five animals found in a well vault. 12 degrees Fahrenheit at the surface, though considerably colder with the wind chill. Temperature inside the well vault was probably hovering around freezing.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
December 31st, 2012, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Chapter Officers!
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

New Chapter Officers!

I'd just like to throw out a big, "Congrats!" to our new Rocky Mountain Chapter Officers! Here's looking forward to a year of growth, improvement, and opportunity :beer:

-Cole
by Cole Grover
December 31st, 2012, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A SF County Record and a City Lifer for December
Replies: 24
Views: 2467

Re: A SF County Record and a City Lifer for December

Zach_Lim wrote:you guys have milksnakes which I yearn to find one day!
Road trip?
Zach_Lim wrote:as well as their seasonal Sleighe'r -amazing taste, lots of alcohol, and great name
We couldn't agree more. In fact, Sleigher is on my list of things to pick up on my way home from work this evening. :beer:

-Cole
by Cole Grover
December 31st, 2012, 9:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A SF County Record and a City Lifer for December
Replies: 24
Views: 2467

Re: A SF County Record and a City Lifer for December

Nice post, Zach! You're lucky to still be able to herp down there this time of year. Man, do I wish we had that sort of Caudate diversity up here. Aneides is one sweet genus. I'm glad these posts are ending up on "THE" Forum, too - I'd certainly miss them if they were stuck in a NAFHA chapter forum....
by Cole Grover
December 29th, 2012, 11:42 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Milksnake Photos for Gerry (...and anyone else who cares)
Replies: 10
Views: 2597

Re: Milksnake Photos for Gerry (...and anyone else who cares

Chris, I know! Let's see what this spring brings as far as moisture. 2012 was a rough year for herps in general, milks included, for this part of the country. Brad, That's a captive bred "Blazing" line animal. He's an adult and is in Dell's collection. The "Blazing" line of Cherry County, Nebraska l...
by Cole Grover
December 28th, 2012, 12:15 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Milksnake Photos for Gerry (...and anyone else who cares)
Replies: 10
Views: 2597

Re: Milksnake Photos for Gerry (...and anyone else who cares

Gerry, Thanks, amigo! You just let me know when you're ready... Either Dell or I will have something that pleases you, almost guaranteed. Yes, you're right about that rock, too. It's a piece of local sandstone with a high iron content. We've got some pretty neat geology around here. BrianC, Thanks! ...
by Cole Grover
December 28th, 2012, 7:51 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Milksnake Photos for Gerry (...and anyone else who cares)
Replies: 10
Views: 2597

Milksnake Photos for Gerry (...and anyone else who cares)

Here are a couple of "quintessential" Pale Milksnake (L. t. multistrata) photos, mostly of animals in my collection, but some from the field. Just as a disclaimer, lots of the photos were taken by my buddy (and fellow Milk-Head) Dell Despain... his photos are better than mine. Cherry County, Nebrask...
by Cole Grover
December 28th, 2012, 7:26 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Scarlet King eggs
Replies: 99
Views: 45070

Re: Scarlet King eggs

Jim,

What species are those in your area?

Thanks,
-Cole
by Cole Grover
December 28th, 2012, 7:10 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Scarlet King eggs
Replies: 99
Views: 45070

Re: Scarlet King eggs

Gerry, Thanks! Yeah - on that particular animal, the bands have remained pretty white. On one of its siblings that I also held back, however, they've "newsprinted" up quite a bit. Interestingly enough, as I'm sure you've noticed, "newsprinting" or off-white banding doesn't always render the animal u...
by Cole Grover
December 27th, 2012, 9:59 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Scarlet King eggs
Replies: 99
Views: 45070

Re: Scarlet King eggs

Russ, Glad to see those things doing so well for you! I knew they would though, with your experience rearing other "difficult" species. The last few of my triangulum hatchling lizard "hold-outs" from this year are finally on scented. It's a good feeling getting the little guys to take off, isn't it?...
by Cole Grover
December 24th, 2012, 5:55 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Rubber Boas?
Replies: 18
Views: 5508

Re: Rubber Boas?

dery wrote:Thanks Cole.
Sorry- I read your post as sarcasm, considering the history of field herpers and umbricata around these
Parts. Wasn't trying to be a dick.

Cole
by Cole Grover
December 24th, 2012, 12:25 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Rubber Boas?
Replies: 18
Views: 5508

Re: Rubber Boas?

dery wrote:northern or southern rubber??
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Cole Grover
December 23rd, 2012, 7:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year Milkathon!
Replies: 28
Views: 6069

Re: End of the Year Milkathon!

Bad-ass post. Since Dell and I see most of the same milks, I'll try to post a few he hasn't shared. Carbon Co., MT http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q6/colegrover/Carbon%20County%20Pales/DSCF1610-1.jpg Yellowstone Co., MT http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q6/colegrover/Yellowstone%20County%20Pales...
by Cole Grover
December 20th, 2012, 3:32 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Help anyone???
Replies: 22
Views: 2699

Re: Help anyone???

not trying to start some philosophical back-and-forth, i'm just saying that this is how i feel. I get ya, Ben. Can't agree with it, but I get ya. That's a pretty common stance 'round these parts, so the idea isn't foreign. I for one had no clue when I met up with the guy that she was sick he didn't...
by Cole Grover
December 20th, 2012, 9:00 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Help anyone???
Replies: 22
Views: 2699

Re: Help anyone???

No offense to you darkness personally at all but the tallying up of costs, in some kind of justifying balance, is the cause of alot of suffering. The snake, or lizard Cost 'This' much. And the food cost 'This' much. So they dont deserve any more money being spent 'On Them'. I also notice in many ca...
by Cole Grover
December 17th, 2012, 3:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 SALAMANDERAMA!!!! ID's Needed DUW
Replies: 14
Views: 3353

Re: 2012 SALAMANDERAMA!!!! ID's Needed DUW

Dude, nice post! I wish we had more caudate diversity out here in Montana, but it sure makes me appreciate seeing posts chalk full of them even more! I really dig the various Plethodon species, Pseudotriton , and H emidactylum . The happy kid + fish bowl with larva = awesome. Again, nice post! -Cole
by Cole Grover
December 14th, 2012, 12:53 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Rubber Boas?
Replies: 18
Views: 5508

Re: Rubber Boas?

Chris,

Yeah, cooling them for a few months works wonders if they won't eat right off the bat. They come out prepared for winter, so sometimes it's best to let Nature take over.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
December 14th, 2012, 9:01 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Rubber Boas?
Replies: 18
Views: 5508

Re: Rubber Boas?

Those are looking good, Chris! Glad they've done well for you! I only produced a few this year, but they were big, fatties.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
December 4th, 2012, 4:24 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Scorpion, Imperial County, CA
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Re: Scorpion, Imperial County, CA

spiltbeerpirate wrote:It came from a high sand area of Imperial County.
That would be significant, yes. Scorpions can be amazingly habitat-specific.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
December 4th, 2012, 2:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Utah Milksnake Habitat
Replies: 45
Views: 11602

Re: Utah Milksnake Habitat

I heart this post. Great stuff, guys.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
December 4th, 2012, 12:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rosy Boas
Replies: 25
Views: 4994

Re: Rosy Boas

Killer post, Brian! "Brian Finds" might be a better name for you... I dig the variety, man. Having seen Charina bottae, I feel like I NEED to see Lichanura in the wild. NEED!

-Cole
by Cole Grover
December 4th, 2012, 12:08 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Scorpion, Imperial County, CA
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Re: Scorpion, Imperial County, CA

It could be the angle, but the telson looks too narrow for Hadrurus and the legs too long and splayed to the sides. I'd look into Paruroctonus and Smeringurus species. Just going on the photos alone, I'd guess it's Smeringurus mesaensis . Regardless, I'm about 110% sure it isn't a Caraboctonid, but ...
by Cole Grover
December 4th, 2012, 10:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nominations for 2013 officers
Replies: 12
Views: 1971

Re: Nominations for 2013 officers

Thanks, guys. Nomination accepted.

Here are my nominations and/or seconds:

Tim W. - President

Josh D. - VP

Jimi G. - Conservation Officer

Bryan H. - Education Specialist

Josh E. - Secretary

Jeremy W. - IBM
by Cole Grover
December 1st, 2012, 2:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 highlights
Replies: 10
Views: 2438

Re: 2012 highlights

Cool post! That's one hell of a way to spend a semester off!

I dig the Croc shots, the birds, that golden eyelash viper, and the sloth skull the most. Your "Lampropeltis" is an Erythrolamprus, but still bad-ass.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
November 27th, 2012, 7:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Keys Mole Skinks
Replies: 16
Views: 3219

Re: Keys Mole Skinks

Tim,

I actually have looked at the SE Chapter form a couple of times, but not very often. I do, however, oogle over a particular Shrike painting at Dell's place from time to time. Last night was one of those times. So was Saturday. I dig your work, Tim.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
November 27th, 2012, 7:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 Caudata
Replies: 19
Views: 3181

Re: 2012 Caudata

The caudate diversity in the mesic, eastern half (or so) of this country is mind blowning. Truly. Excellent smattering of species, Kyle.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
November 27th, 2012, 7:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 some east coast snakes
Replies: 16
Views: 3622

Re: 2012 some east coast snakes

Another killer post, Kyle! I've enjoyed all of the herp groups you've posted.

That Seminatrix is rockin', and being a Lampro-dork, I especially dig the kings and milks, too. That "ratsnake kink" is something that a herper never forgets once he/she's seen it. Pretty cool stuff.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
November 27th, 2012, 7:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Of Herps, Herpers, Habitat and Such - 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4823

Re: Of Herps, Herpers, Habitat and Such - 2012

Good stuff, Kyle! I dig the "herpers herping" shots about as much as the habitat shots. You guys "Back East" have some great greenery. Lots different than out here in The West and always fun to see.

That clown is creepy as hell.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
November 27th, 2012, 7:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Keys Mole Skinks
Replies: 16
Views: 3219

Re: Keys Mole Skinks

Love the skinks, Tim. Man, those things are wild! Glad you put them up here - this is the kind of stuff we missed seeing when it was only posted in the NAFHA forums.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
November 27th, 2012, 7:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Many favorites from 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 11404

Re: Many favorites from 2012

Phenomenal, Jeff! I love the habitat shots, the kids herping, the Lampros, Crotes, Iguana , Ctenosaura , and certainly the Anaxyrus exsul (bad-ass), Hydromantes , and just about everything else. Was Oaxaca for work or play? Any more shots from down there you'd be willing to share? Thanks for putting...
by Cole Grover
November 27th, 2012, 7:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late season desert trip
Replies: 19
Views: 3298

Re: Late season desert trip

Nice post! Love the habitat shots - that looks like a nifty area! I also dig the Xantusia and the skinks. Of course, the Petrosaurus aren't bad, either! Keep the Southern California posts coming!

-Cole
by Cole Grover
November 21st, 2012, 8:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Ankle Biters Present: A Weekend Trip to Mexico (DUW)
Replies: 42
Views: 16832

Re: The Ankle Biters Present: A Weekend Trip to Mexico (DUW)

Kris,

Ah ha. I knew where you guys were, but didn't make a connection between the state and then, subsequently, the dog named after it.

-Cole