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by Jon Wedow
November 29th, 2012, 11:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake ID - Help Needed - Singapore South East Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: Mystery Snake ID - Help Needed - Singapore South East As

I have barely any real knowledge of herps outside of the western hemisphere, but I just spent an hour searching though snake pics on the interwebs and came up with ... Gongylosoma baliodeira http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR7krqZhuofvQFhNmU4VL_UbE1PTY-fWMzVwXVHZ9OOrgjMqefmtyz34DwgOw http://...
by Jon Wedow
November 29th, 2012, 9:02 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Which of these photos is better?
Replies: 7
Views: 2377

Re: Which of these photos is better?

MHollanders wrote:Neither. Go in between.
I agree, the first looks to warm, the second is too cool.
by Jon Wedow
October 26th, 2012, 6:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #46, HONG KONG!!
Replies: 17
Views: 7416

Re: China post #46, HONG KONG!!

The banding on that King Cobra is insane! I've never seen anything like it. Is it a subspecies?

Jon
by Jon Wedow
October 25th, 2012, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Israel family vacation, part 1 - Cerastes trifecta
Replies: 17
Views: 7693

Re: Israel family vacation, part 1 - Cerastes trifecta

Such a cool genus to observe three species of! The scales and body structure are amazing. That Cerastes gasperettii is stunning! I wonder if it just shed.. I have noticed with captive snakes that a fresh shed is usually followed by a good poop!

:beer:
by Jon Wedow
September 19th, 2012, 7:36 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: A photo for critique
Replies: 8
Views: 3048

Re: A photo for critique

I think it's a great photo Don. I would personally just brighten it up a bit and crop to keep the eyes closer to the center. I feel like the frog should be looking down at us but the way it's cropped I feel like he looks under us.
by Jon Wedow
September 18th, 2012, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finds from the past month
Replies: 12
Views: 3652

Re: Finds from the past month

Looks like it's been a good month! I wish I talked to you before I drove through New Brunswick! Too bad we didn't get to meet up in Ontario.. next time!

How did you find the muddpuppy?

Jon
by Jon Wedow
September 14th, 2012, 7:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 12 Months In California: UPDATED (All herps)
Replies: 23
Views: 15361

Re: 12 Months In California: UPDATED (All herps)

I think the term "field guide" came to my mind also! Great work!

Some of those garter snakes are stunning. It's hard to believe they can be so brightly coloured.
by Jon Wedow
September 7th, 2012, 6:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New book - Venomous snakes and mimics of Panama & Costa Rica
Replies: 0
Views: 1062

New book - Venomous snakes and mimics of Panama & Costa Rica

I announced a while back that a book on the Snakes of Panama was coming, and it still is, but first... The Venomous Snakes and Mimics of Panama and Costa Rica will be available very soon! Please visit the title link to read some more background from author Julie Ray. I'd also recommend keeping Team ...
by Jon Wedow
August 16th, 2012, 5:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black rat communal nest
Replies: 37
Views: 8409

Re: Black rat communal nest

I think this is also my favourite post of the year! Rat snakes aren't doing well around here so to see something like this would be a dream! Like somebody mentioned I wonder if you could create a suitable nesting spot nearby? Maybe a caged nest box to keep predators out. Also I wonder if you used so...
by Jon Wedow
August 9th, 2012, 6:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hognose neonates
Replies: 10
Views: 2477

Re: Hognose neonates

John Vanek wrote:
Jon Wedow wrote:Great post! Would you happen to know the exact date the eggs were laid? Thanks

Jon
June 17th. Por que?
On June 5th I observed a bunch of girls nesting but I always seem to show up late when it comes to hatching! Looks like I probably missed it again!

Gracias!
by Jon Wedow
August 8th, 2012, 11:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hognose neonates
Replies: 10
Views: 2477

Re: Hognose neonates

Great post! Would you happen to know the exact date the eggs were laid? Thanks

Jon
by Jon Wedow
July 23rd, 2012, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Ontario - Interesting...I know.
Replies: 14
Views: 1939

Re: Herping in Ontario - Interesting...I know.

I live in London. If you are finding only Garter snakes, that is the norm. You should find Brown snakes and milksnakes in and around London wherever there is lots of debris on the ground. Usually old farms or places where people illegally dump garbage are a good place to look. Moisture is pretty imp...
by Jon Wedow
July 11th, 2012, 1:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black Rats RFI
Replies: 28
Views: 5844

Re: Black Rats RFI

I posted something simlar a couple years back and it has taken me 4 years to find my Ratsnake! I finally broke my curse this spring. Here in Southern Ontario they are very scarce. Near the western edge of their range in south-central Kansas they seem to follow the rivers and streams (i.e. riparian h...
by Jon Wedow
June 18th, 2012, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica June 2012
Replies: 32
Views: 7885

Re: Costa Rica June 2012

Did you ever do awesome on the eyelash vipers! The colour varieties in that area is absolutely amazing, with those striped ones being my favourites. I have never even seen a photo of a striped B. schlegeli before.

Very well done!
by Jon Wedow
May 29th, 2012, 5:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping/hiking in the scenic Northern Ontario.
Replies: 13
Views: 1877

Re: Herping/hiking in the scenic Northern Ontario.

Dan we did make it to flowerpot island. Did you hear about the "new turtles" there? No sign of Saugas.. I think it was too hot.

Maarten it is Lake Huron but probably looks a bit similar in some photos.
by Jon Wedow
May 28th, 2012, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping/hiking in the scenic Northern Ontario.
Replies: 13
Views: 1877

Herping/hiking in the scenic Northern Ontario.

Well I managed to drag the girlfriend along on a hiking (herping) trip a couple weeks back. The weather was amazing for our holiday long weekend! The scenery was great! http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj64/jawn1983/2012/bruce/gulls.jpg Quite often there were too many rocks to flip. http://i269.ph...
by Jon Wedow
May 15th, 2012, 6:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The last few weeks........and a LIFER !
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: The last few weeks........and a LIFER !

Good job! Makes me want to get out and do some herping! Do you have bigger pics?
by Jon Wedow
May 11th, 2012, 9:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Major personal goal achieved
Replies: 33
Views: 4407

Re: Major personal goal achieved

Great photo! I'm still yet to find a snake in a tire .. only under tires with rims.
by Jon Wedow
May 11th, 2012, 6:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Storeria occipitomaculata
Replies: 16
Views: 4082

Re: Storeria occipitomaculata

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj64/jawn1983/2010%20-%20spring/redbelly.jpg http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj64/jawn1983/august%2017/redbelly.jpg http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj64/jawn1983/june%2019-22/redbelly.jpg http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj64/jawn1983/ontario%20-%20june%20...
by Jon Wedow
May 8th, 2012, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nicaragua snake ID
Replies: 10
Views: 2725

Re: Nicaragua snake ID

I also thought L. annulata
by Jon Wedow
May 8th, 2012, 10:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can I get help with an ID on this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: Can I get help with an ID on this?

Looks well within the range of the "blue spotted complex" salamanders. It doesn't look like a Jeffersons.
by Jon Wedow
April 25th, 2012, 11:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Armchair herping - how many herps?
Replies: 11
Views: 1193

Re: Armchair herping - how many herps?

Yep it's a skink but I don't know which species. It's still hard to make out in this lousy pic but you can see the eye, a leg and of course the blue tail.
by Jon Wedow
April 25th, 2012, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Armchair herping - how many herps?
Replies: 11
Views: 1193

Re: Armchair herping - how many herps?

So yes there are two obvious ones... plus a third, and it's not an anole. That's all that I could find anyway. I don't think that the two circles in the right half of the above photo are anything It looks like photobucket downsized and took out some detail. This photo may help but you can still make...
by Jon Wedow
April 25th, 2012, 6:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Armchair herping - how many herps?
Replies: 11
Views: 1193

Armchair herping - how many herps?

While on vacation in Florida my sister took this photo for me. How many herps do you see?

Image
by Jon Wedow
April 20th, 2012, 12:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CALLING ALL ONTARIO HERPERS
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: CALLING ALL ONTARIO HERPERS

Hey Terry you found more like 3 snakes didn't you? ;) Soopaman, It's actually 14 snake species.. plus a few subspecies OntarioHerper, there are a few reasons you aren't getting much of a response from the Ontario herpers that frequent this forum. The main reason is that nobody wants a group of stran...
by Jon Wedow
April 17th, 2012, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 2751

Re: An Unusual Upper Midwestern Spring

Great stuff as awlays Carl. I love the delux model wood stove and dig the conifer comparison! You sure seem to have alot of maculatum over that way. I can't help but to notice that the woodlots over there are thinned in a similar fashion to SW Ontario, sickening sometimes isnt it? Certain species se...
by Jon Wedow
March 14th, 2012, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question concerning the installation of AC
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Re: Question concerning the installation of AC

If you are looking for smooth green snakes .. I would suggest placing small pieces of flexible carpet the size of a door matt. Fold some and leave some flat. Put them in mossy areas with some rotting logs and mixed sun exposure. If they are in the area, they will use them for egg laying ;) The carpe...
by Jon Wedow
March 9th, 2012, 11:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Caudal luring in snakes
Replies: 23
Views: 4465

Re: Caudal luring in snakes

I don't know if this is a stupid question or not, but are there any non-venomous snakes that use caudal luring? if so, what species? I don't even know if there are back-fanged snakes that do it... -Ian Not a supid question .. I was wondering the same thing. I've seen my L.t. hondurensis do somethin...
by Jon Wedow
March 8th, 2012, 10:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game: Name that Costa Rican Craugastor
Replies: 9
Views: 1382

Re: Game: Name that Costa Rican Craugastor

I can't see the photos ... but I hate this game already! :crazyeyes: I would prefer a math test!
by Jon Wedow
March 1st, 2012, 7:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few Jamaican herps
Replies: 1
Views: 679

A few Jamaican herps

So I finally made some time to take the girlfriend on a trip that had nothing to do with herps.. or at least that was supposed to be the plan ;). As anybody reading this would know, it's hard to not herp when they are literally running all over the place. Anoles were everywhere and I heard whistle f...
by Jon Wedow
March 1st, 2012, 6:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mas Panama
Replies: 14
Views: 4732

Re: Mas Panama

The Oxybelis posted and many others on the forum tend to be brown ones, do green ones occur in the same zones? Oxybelis fulgidus = Green (yet to see this one alive) Oxybelis aeneus = Brown (in this post) Oxybelis brevirostris = Green (in this post) Is that what you meant? Or do you mean color phase...
by Jon Wedow
February 29th, 2012, 11:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mas Panama
Replies: 14
Views: 4732

Mas Panama

Back in January I had the pleasure of joining a couple fellow FHF members gretzkyrh4 (Chris) and ritt (Eric) for a whirlwind herping tour of central and western Panama. It was a great trip overall and I think I ended up seeing 70+ herp species in 2 weeks. I'll get on with the pics and add comments f...
by Jon Wedow
February 29th, 2012, 7:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you think this snake is?
Replies: 13
Views: 2545

Re: What do you think this snake is?

That was my instinct as well Tim.

Jon
by Jon Wedow
February 13th, 2012, 6:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Froze my butt off last night (Necturus) (NOW WITH MORE PICS)
Replies: 25
Views: 4613

Re: Froze my butt off last night (Necturus) (NOW WITH MORE P

Great post! I have heard about this place bud I had no idea that this many people went there. It's good to hear the mudpuppies are still thriving.

How can you pronounce Ontario any way other than "Onterio"?
by Jon Wedow
February 3rd, 2012, 9:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake
Replies: 48
Views: 23761

Re: Borneo Dispatches #24: The Coral Snake Mistake

I'll never forget the wobbly feeling in my knees and the sick sensation in my stomach. Or the tongue lashing I received from my son when I finally walked over to him in the living room and announced "Uh...dude? I think I know what that snake was..." Well you obviously did something right here.. goo...
by Jon Wedow
February 1st, 2012, 8:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 recap - From Eastern Canada to Southern US
Replies: 18
Views: 2410

Re: 2011 recap - From Eastern Canada to Southern US

Looks like you had a great year! Aisde from the awesome stuff from Florida, those Wood turtles are really great. I think I've said it before but those toads are amazing!
by Jon Wedow
January 31st, 2012, 6:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panama snake ID help please
Replies: 13
Views: 2546

Re: Panama snake ID help please

Eric - I think Mario still has the snake to do propper scale counts with.

Chris - El Valle de Anton, 70km west of the canal, 300km east of the CR border. 700m elevation. I think I may be able to dig up a top-down headshot. I'll look tonight.

Thanks everyone, I appreciate all the input.
by Jon Wedow
January 30th, 2012, 1:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panama snake ID help please
Replies: 13
Views: 2546

Panama snake ID help please

I personally think this looks spot on for Trimetopon barbouri , but oddly enough it looks pretty similar to Rhadinaea serperaster / godmani and maybe even like a Tantilla ruficeps (based on Google images). How three seperate genera of snake can look so similar and exist in the same range is actually...
by Jon Wedow
January 24th, 2012, 1:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little bit of Panama
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: A little bit of Panama

Great photos Chris! I added a few more lifer snakes after Eric left but nothing real crazy ... Imantodes inornatus, Pseustes poecilonotus, Dipsas articulata, Rhadinaea serperaster?, another baby Bothriechis and a bunch of repeats. Mario also found another Ninia sp
by Jon Wedow
January 24th, 2012, 9:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bocas del Toro, Panama - comments?
Replies: 5
Views: 1647

Re: Bocas del Toro, Panama - comments?

For this area Dendrobates pumilio stands out the most for their abundance and diversity. There are a good number of other herp species in this area but not near the diversity that you would see on the mainland. Porthidium nasutum come in beautiful colours on some of the main islands and given some t...
by Jon Wedow
December 22nd, 2011, 7:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Color Blind Herpers
Replies: 35
Views: 5636

Re: Color Blind Herpers

Maybe the ideal herping duo would be one who is colourblind and one who is not? Well seeing as I can only see two of the numbers on your test chart, it looks like we'll have the chance to test your theory in a few weeks. I'm not completely colorblind, but about on par with how Warren described it. ...
by Jon Wedow
December 21st, 2011, 12:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Color Blind Herpers
Replies: 35
Views: 5636

Re: Color Blind Herpers

that's cool. i think my sister is color blind, but she's in denial...LOL I have a friend who is red-green colourblind and is in complete denial. He is adamant that he can see all colours as they really are. http://www.moillusions.com/wp-content/uploads/1.bp.blogspot.com/albums/bb234/vurdlak8/illusi...
by Jon Wedow
December 21st, 2011, 12:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Color Blind Herpers
Replies: 35
Views: 5636

Re: Color Blind Herpers

That's pretty interesting and to me makes a lot of sense, especially for detecting species which utilize camoflauge. I would expect that these same people would have difficulty seeing things people with normal vision would consider to be strikingly obvious like a green snake on brown earth or a red ...
by Jon Wedow
December 19th, 2011, 1:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: all the viper species of Europe - an overview
Replies: 27
Views: 18978

Re: all the viper species of Europe - an overview

So much to soak in at once ... Bookmark! Thanks for sharing!
by Jon Wedow
December 19th, 2011, 1:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Juvenile Black Snake
Replies: 14
Views: 5806

Re: Juvenile Black Snake

nice snake!
by Jon Wedow
November 25th, 2011, 8:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Canadian Island Herping
Replies: 16
Views: 3830

Re: Canadian Island Herping

Wow seems like you did really good! When I was young I went to BC on a family trip and I was obsessed with salamanders, I only had one day to look and spent hours but couldn't find a single one!
by Jon Wedow
November 23rd, 2011, 6:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID help - Costa Rica
Replies: 13
Views: 1806

Re: Snake ID help - Costa Rica

Stenorrhina for sure
by Jon Wedow
November 16th, 2011, 1:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 AMAZING weeks in South Africa, lots of pics
Replies: 32
Views: 9439

Re: 2 AMAZING weeks in South Africa, lots of pics

Great post! I see why you say overwhelming! Makes me want to go. You must have planned to hit such a great time of year.
by Jon Wedow
November 4th, 2011, 11:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Smoky Mountains - October, 2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3157

Re: Great Smoky Mountains - October, 2011

Well done boys! Good to see you on the forum again Josh.
by Jon Wedow
October 19th, 2011, 5:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panamanian Poison Frog Research '09 - Pic Intensive
Replies: 44
Views: 13905

Re: Panamanian Poison Frog Research '09 - Pic Intensive

Great post! It really makes me miss the islands and the constant calling of pumillio (at the more remote places). Was one of your boat drivers Erwin by any chance? I know the 'Nicky' population was named by him for his daughter. Did you come across any other snakes that didn't make it into the post?...