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by Cole Grover
September 27th, 2013, 6:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rican Rainforest Summer 2012 (picture heavy)
Replies: 13
Views: 4502

Re: Costa Rican Rainforest Summer 2012 (picture heavy)

Phenomenal. All of it. I love the inclusion of the inverts in addition to the herps in this post.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
September 27th, 2013, 6:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Fishing/Herping Trip Part 1
Replies: 6
Views: 2690

Re: Costa Rica Fishing/Herping Trip Part 1

For some reason, not all of the photos are showing up... the first half (or so) just display a (-). You've got some nice bird and mammal shots in there, and fishing is always worthy of inclusion. Your gecko is Hemidactylus frenatus , which is pretty ubiquitous throughout the tropical Pacific (as wel...
by Cole Grover
September 20th, 2013, 11:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick Trip Through Kansas... (with Rattlesnake ID needed)
Replies: 7
Views: 3693

Re: Quick Trip Through Kansas... (with Rattlesnake ID needed

Sorry to bum you out! LOL You'll just have to head back west again. We've been having some odd storms for this time of year out here in the foothills of the Rockies. We got hammered, too, but not as bad as our CO cousins.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
September 20th, 2013, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick Trip Through Kansas... (with Rattlesnake ID needed)
Replies: 7
Views: 3693

Re: Quick Trip Through Kansas... (with Rattlesnake ID needed

That second rattlesnake isn't a Crotalus viridis . It's a Sistrurus , and a nice one at that! So light and nifty looking! The caudal pattern, busy lateral blotching, and head shape are wrong for Crotalus viridis , but oh-so-right for 'saugas. Here's a couple of typical viridis - notice how the patte...
by Cole Grover
September 11th, 2013, 7:31 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: a new nose...
Replies: 26
Views: 8463

Re: a new nose...

Kent and Toby,

Great photos, guys. Those are some bad-ass snakes. Do either of you cool your Senticolis down significantly during the winter (not that either of you really has "winter" where you live...), or do you keep them up and feeding all year?

-Cole
by Cole Grover
September 9th, 2013, 9:05 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: a new nose...
Replies: 26
Views: 8463

Re: a new nose...

Kent, Thanks for the info. They're a cool animal - I may have to seriously consider them. They'd be a change of pace from the little banded shoe laces I generally hatch! Do you keep them in screen-topped enclosures or a rack system? Yes, that's a pale milk from Sheridan Co., Nebraska lineage. I work...
by Cole Grover
September 9th, 2013, 6:49 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: a new nose...
Replies: 26
Views: 8463

Re: a new nose...

Kent, Cool animals, no doubt. Are yours locality specific? How large are they as hatchlings? I know a few of you California guys (you, Merker, etc.) have been having some success with them. They're an interesting species, and one that I've always considered getting into as something "different" from...
by Cole Grover
September 7th, 2013, 6:26 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: a new nose...
Replies: 26
Views: 8463

Re: a new nose...

Senticolis triapsis.
by Cole Grover
September 6th, 2013, 8:24 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: central Guatemalan milks (L.t. abnorma)
Replies: 8
Views: 3864

Re: central Guatemalan milks (L.t. abnorma)

Killer stuff, Scott! Hope all is well. I've been meaning to call or drop you an e-mail. I'll get on it...

-Cole
by Cole Grover
September 3rd, 2013, 9:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: how many examples of dual patronyms are there?
Replies: 28
Views: 6644

Re: how many examples of dual patronyms are there?

dery wrote:anolis carolinensis carolinensis and anolis carolinensis seminolus.
??? :?
by Cole Grover
August 30th, 2013, 7:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Florida colubrid ID help
Replies: 10
Views: 2481

Re: Florida colubrid ID help

Interesting animal. The head looks too narrow for Coluber constrictor in my experience, though camera angle could have a role in this.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
August 27th, 2013, 8:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Leucistic (?) spadefoot
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: Leucistic (?) spadefoot

Nifty toad-thing! Gotta love the Spadefoots, regardless of color.

The "Plains" Spadefoot is the common name for Spea bombifrons, not intermontana, just FYI. I'll end my rant on common name before it begins, though...

-Cole
by Cole Grover
August 23rd, 2013, 7:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possibly an adult Hypo Bull Snake? Thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 2379

Re: Possibly an adult Hypo Bull Snake? Thoughts?

That animal is within the range of normal variation for Pituophis catenifer sayi. It's nice, but it isn't that unusual.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
August 22nd, 2013, 1:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California newt life history and population status
Replies: 23
Views: 9250

Re: California newt life history and population status

Phenomenal post, Sam. Thanks for putting this up.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
August 14th, 2013, 6:21 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Rubber Boa Info
Replies: 10
Views: 4357

Re: Rubber Boa Info

Thomas, I agree with the other posts, man. I keep a pretty good group of them, and all (save some of the small juveniles) just "shut down" in the fall the way most milks and mountain kings do. Their biological clock is fully in charge, as I'm sure you've observed. I dig the idea of one in a classroo...
by Cole Grover
August 13th, 2013, 11:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple of Tiger Salamander photos from the weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 3247

Re: A couple of Tiger Salamander photos from the weekend

Love that nebulosum, Mr. Hinds!

-Cole
by Cole Grover
August 13th, 2013, 6:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: timbers from wisconsin
Replies: 19
Views: 5020

Re: timbers from wisconsin

Sweet post, Ben! That's way cool.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
August 12th, 2013, 1:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple of Tiger Salamander photos from the weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 3247

Re: A couple of Tiger Salamander photos from the weekend

Here's a really nicely-colored, moderate-elevation animal from here in south-central Montana from this past May. They can vary a lot depending on locality due to a number of factors, not least of which is elevation. Ambystoma mavortium http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q6/colegrover/25%20May%202013...
by Cole Grover
August 2nd, 2013, 7:21 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: SUCCESS! TX Banded Gecko Hatchlings
Replies: 11
Views: 5245

Re: SUCCESS! TX Banded Gecko Hatchlings

Chris - very cool. What I meant about the WC availability is that I've seen ads from some large dealers showing emaciated, thin, probably parasitized critters. It's gratifying to see a WC animal adapt well enough to breed in captivity, isn't it? Sort of lets you know you're doing something right. It...
by Cole Grover
August 2nd, 2013, 6:54 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: SUCCESS! TX Banded Gecko Hatchlings
Replies: 11
Views: 5245

Re: SUCCESS! TX Banded Gecko Hatchlings

Super nice, Chris! Coleoxny are some of my all-time favorites, but I'd much prefer to get captive bred animals over the wild caught stuff usually offered on the interwebs. Congrats on the little guys. I produced some about ten years ago and they were a blast... wish I still had them, actually. -Cole
by Cole Grover
July 29th, 2013, 2:03 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Anybody see this?
Replies: 104
Views: 34303

Re: Anybody see this?

I was always talking about the herp trade, not just a single person going out to get one pet herp. You are correct, and after re-reading your posts, I realize that I misunderstood your gist. That is 100% my fault and a consequence of trying to hurry though reading/responding. Do you feel there's a ...
by Cole Grover
July 29th, 2013, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Hyla (?) id
Replies: 6
Views: 3958

Re: Peruvian Hyla (?) id

It looks awfully like a Dendropsophus leali metamorph, with the red eyes and all.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
July 28th, 2013, 7:59 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Anybody see this?
Replies: 104
Views: 34303

Re: Anybody see this?

Ok, I've got about two minutes while the baby is splashing in the tub, so you'll have to bear with the brevity (and please don't mistake it for curtness). I appreciate that we've been able to keep this mostly civil, despite our opposing views... that's not very common around here! cole, settle down....
by Cole Grover
July 28th, 2013, 3:30 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Anybody see this?
Replies: 104
Views: 34303

Re: Anybody see this?

I'm short on time, so I'll have to be brief. If I get time later (or even later this week - it's a busy field season for me), I'll try to respond more fully. Kara, I happen to be friends with the person who probably knows more about Lampropeltis zonata than anyone else on Earth, so my info will have...
by Cole Grover
July 28th, 2013, 12:34 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Anybody see this?
Replies: 104
Views: 34303

Re: Anybody see this?

but proper respect cannot really be taught. if they do not see the whole picture, true respect will not be attained. this respect is gained through hard work and perseverance. this takes much time. you cannot teach this. Ben, I've got to say, I think respect can be learned through experience and in...
by Cole Grover
July 28th, 2013, 12:18 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Anybody see this?
Replies: 104
Views: 34303

Re: Anybody see this?

Kara, Thanks for the civil reply. This is a very, very complex issue, and one that I've spent a lot of time thinking about and discussing. to clarify about taking animals from the wild, I mean only in non-food cases. I totally support responsible hunting and though I don't hunt myself (I didn't grow...
by Cole Grover
July 28th, 2013, 8:46 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Anybody see this?
Replies: 104
Views: 34303

Re: Anybody see this?

Well, apparently I hit the wrong button, so my response will be continued in this second post. More to Ben, this diatribe is based solely on the gap that is evident between deli-cuppers(a phrase that was coined here from my understanding) and the true field herper. This, too, I find sort of jabbing....
by Cole Grover
July 28th, 2013, 8:00 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Anybody see this?
Replies: 104
Views: 34303

Re: Anybody see this?

In retrospect, it probably wasn't fair/appropriate for me to just throw out the statements I made without some context. My apologies. For those who don't know me, I'm a huge proponent of preserving natural ecosystems. This will be the gist of my post: People only want to save what they love, they on...
by Cole Grover
July 27th, 2013, 12:52 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Anybody see this?
Replies: 104
Views: 34303

Re: Anybody see this?

Wow. This is easily the most negative and depressing thread I've read in a while. I heartily disagree with a number of these posts. Good on Jim for making an effort to find a common ground, not focus on differences.

Cole
by Cole Grover
July 25th, 2013, 6:31 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pituophis Keepers?
Replies: 16
Views: 5817

Re: Pituophis Keepers?

She laid 7 eggs a month & a half after I caught her! Now I'm incubating her eggs & will release them after feeding them once. Bad idea. A few comments: 1) Make sure you check with Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife before even considering this. In most states, releasing captive animals into ...
by Cole Grover
July 24th, 2013, 7:17 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Sorta Cliche but.....
Replies: 11
Views: 3390

Re: Sorta Cliche but.....

Based on that photo alone, I'd say female. The consistent and steady taper from the cloaca to the tail tip indicate that there's no room for the "pouches" that house the inverted hemipenes. Male Pituophis have large, heavy inverted hemipenes, often giving themselves away as an actual increase in tai...
by Cole Grover
July 14th, 2013, 3:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Highlights from Washington and a little bit of Oregon
Replies: 22
Views: 5504

Re: Spring Highlights from Washington and a little bit of Or

Good stuff, guys. Nice to see some invert. diversity in there. That's one odd-looking Paruroctonus boreus, though. Do they all look that way out there?

-Cole
by Cole Grover
July 11th, 2013, 8:48 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Notes on California Nightsnake Feeding.
Replies: 27
Views: 10637

Re: Notes on California Nightsnake Feeding.

Huh. Fair enough. I just remember someone trying desperately to find them a year and some odd months ago, only to be using them as feeders this week. Struck me as odd, that's all. A foul mood probably didn't help much. Sorry about the tone. I'll be the first to admit that just because you like an an...
by Cole Grover
July 11th, 2013, 5:13 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Notes on California Nightsnake Feeding.
Replies: 27
Views: 10637

Re: Notes on California Nightsnake Feeding.

had a sagebrush lizard in with my nightsnake for four days, didn't touch it. decided to try a baby rubber boa(lots of them where I found this snake at) he scarfed it up in a heart beat!!!!! now to get him over to mice!!! Ugh, dude... you didn't do that, did you?! I have to believe there are/were ot...
by Cole Grover
July 10th, 2013, 1:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Yellowstone National Park
Replies: 26
Views: 10769

Re: Herping Yellowstone National Park

Interesting to see this post revived (and good to see Todd posting...). That Spea doesn't look like the bombifrons we have around here. It lacks that giant boss between the eyes that bombifrons has. I'd guess intermontana over there, anyway. There are likely a number of undocumented species in the G...
by Cole Grover
June 26th, 2013, 6:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So Far in SoCal - 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 8039

Re: So Far in SoCal - 2013

Nice post, Kent! Year-'round herping is such a foreign concept to me that it's hard to even imagine. There are some phenomenal animals in this post. If I ever make it down that way, there are a lot of things I'd be VERY happy to see.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
June 24th, 2013, 11:32 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: ID Help for albino Lampropeltis
Replies: 10
Views: 4179

Re: ID Help for albino Lampropeltis

Kelly Mc wrote:There is a difference between Herpetoculture and Herp Entrepreneurship. But the two terms have seem to become synonymous. This i think is troubling to all of us on this thread.
So much truth, here.
by Cole Grover
June 24th, 2013, 6:55 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: ID Help for albino Lampropeltis
Replies: 10
Views: 4179

Re: ID Help for albino Lampropeltis

As for knowing everybody who breeds or keeps certain genre of herps, i know a japenese guy who for decades has maintained a colony of burmese tortoises and a collection of Trimeresurus and nobody on any forums or "in the industry trade" knows him at all. Yep. I know plenty of those guys, too. Some ...
by Cole Grover
June 23rd, 2013, 9:21 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Big photoshoot
Replies: 15
Views: 6311

Re: Big photoshoot

Good stuff, Justin. Those little kings you hatched are friggin' awesome. I got your PM, but haven't had time to reply until now. I'll kick it around (again) and get back to you.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
June 23rd, 2013, 9:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Look what I found while out herping!
Replies: 15
Views: 5089

Re: Look what I found while out herping!

Ahockenberry, That Millipede is pretty sweet. How big was it? Also, what's the story with the apparent buzz-cut on that bear's back end? I've found countless black widows, praying mantis's, a few tarantulas, cow killer ants, lately a bunch of wild pigs(including a dead one recently that had 8 inch c...
by Cole Grover
June 23rd, 2013, 9:05 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: ID Help for albino Lampropeltis
Replies: 10
Views: 4179

Re: ID Help for albino Lampropeltis

Alice, There are NO amelanistic Lampropeltis alterna or Lampropeltis leonis ("thayeri"). Whomever told your friend this is wrong, flat out. These animals are both hybrids, both probably containing at least a partial Lampropeltis heritage. They might be 3 or 4 or 6 way crosses. In short, there's abso...
by Cole Grover
June 23rd, 2013, 9:32 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: f2 Dekalb County, Alabama Corns Hatching Today
Replies: 5
Views: 2419

Re: f2 Dekalb County, Alabama Corns Hatching Today

Very cool, Tim! Those things are awesome! They sure beat the pants off of all of those morphs out there now; most of which, it's come to light, have hybrid origins. It's nice to see people working with "the real deal".

-Cole
by Cole Grover
June 23rd, 2013, 9:29 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: ID Help for albino Lampropeltis
Replies: 10
Views: 4179

Re: ID Help for albino Lampropeltis

"Sina-corn". Lampropeltis triangulum sinaloae x Pantherophis guttatus.
by Cole Grover
June 16th, 2013, 9:53 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: pip, pip, pipped
Replies: 9
Views: 3007

Re: pip, pip, pipped

Awesome clutch again this year, Justin! Love me some "goini" kings. Sorry to hear about your prized female, but at least she has produced some stunning offspring!

Who produced your original pair? PM if you prefer.

Cole
by Cole Grover
June 14th, 2013, 6:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!
Replies: 21
Views: 6448

Re: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!

Phenomenal post and stellar photography. I'm going to go throw my camera away... The Thamnophis feeding shots are among my favorites, but I've gotta say, your bird photos are unreal. Thanks for putting this together, Bill. If it wasn't 8:30 am (and I wasn't at work), I'd be three beers deep in this ...
by Cole Grover
June 12th, 2013, 8:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help identifying Wyoming lizard
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: Help identifying Wyoming lizard

Sceloporus graciosus , without doubt. Dark(ish) spot on the shoulder and black striping on the rear of the hind leg. If not for those two features, I'd agree with Dell - that's the next closest. It is not a Sceloporus tristicus [undulatus] erythrocheilus , though. Where (generally) was it found? *E...
by Cole Grover
June 12th, 2013, 6:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Big Sky.
Replies: 33
Views: 10619

Re: Herping the Big Sky.

Thanks, guys! Glad you enjoyed. It has been a funky year, but getting out is always a good time!


-Cole
by Cole Grover
June 10th, 2013, 8:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the Big Sky.
Replies: 33
Views: 10619

Re: Herping the Big Sky.

Matt,

Spring is a busy time for both Dell and me, but with a little planning, we'd love to show you (and Timmey) around.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
June 10th, 2013, 8:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping North Dakota? Really?
Replies: 9
Views: 3105

Re: Herping North Dakota? Really?

Ameron,

Livingston is nice. Windy as hell, but nice. When were you there?

-Cole
by Cole Grover
June 10th, 2013, 6:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping North Dakota? Really?
Replies: 9
Views: 3105

Re: Herping North Dakota? Really?

Nice post, Kevin! That area really is under-appreciated, and I'm as guilty as anyone. Thanks for the reality check, excellent photos, and write-up.

-Cole