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by -EJ
December 11th, 2011, 3:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Ricans Herping Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: Costa Ricans Herping Advice

One local guy to ask is Ken Foose of Exotic Pets. I'll bet you he'd have some tips or put you in touch of someone who does. The wife and I are going to Guanacaste, Costa Rica for 8 days at the end of April. Evidently this a less tropical/humid area with more savannah-type terrain and rolling grassla...
by -EJ
December 11th, 2011, 3:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hellbender research?
Replies: 5
Views: 1471

Re: Hellbender research?

I'm sure any of the Zoos in Tennesee or Northern Georgia have some contacts that might be able to help you out.
by -EJ
December 9th, 2011, 8:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Year in Photography (Herps + Lots of Extras, *DUW*)
Replies: 52
Views: 13238

Re: My Year in Photography (Herps + Lots of Extras, *DUW*)

Ouch... that is unbelieavbly (fk the spelliing) stunning.

Natalie McNear wrote:Thanks for the feedback everyone! :beer:

Image
The one on the rock... right up there with it...
by -EJ
December 7th, 2011, 3:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Year in Photography (Herps + Lots of Extras, *DUW*)
Replies: 52
Views: 13238

Re: My Year in Photography (Herps + Lots of Extras, *DUW*)

You have a really unique photography style... really nice.

I love the Red sided garter photos. The spider photos are really cool also.
by -EJ
December 5th, 2011, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need info on the proposed python ban
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

Re: Need info on the proposed python ban

WC animals are not the problem... the owners are... to the NRA... Lets ban guns... we are the proplem. Driving... huge potential to kill... drinking and driving...

This is exactly the same thing. The person in control... is responsible.

WTF... I don't know what I'm talking about.
by -EJ
December 5th, 2011, 2:38 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: How do I tell these apart...Help me Varanoidguys. Pic now up
Replies: 8
Views: 2394

Re: How do I tell these apart...Help me Varanoidguys. Pic no

Exanthamaticus has the larger scales on and near the head. Albigularis has smaller scales. The Savanah you have pictured is... I believe an East African. They were imported in large numbers for a few years. They had distinctly sky blue spots. The other has yellow spots... (I could have them reversed...
by -EJ
December 4th, 2011, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need info on the proposed python ban
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

Re: Need info on the proposed python ban

In the last 3 or 4 years... could be longer... there have been a few children that were killed by pet pythons. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/11/us-crime-python-idUSTRE76A6YW20110711 http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=7986040&page=1 There was another later incident somewhere in the NE...
by -EJ
December 4th, 2011, 8:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #36, Beijing and the return to Shennongjia
Replies: 28
Views: 9209

Re: China post #36, Beijing and the return to Shennongjia

This is really interesting. Thanks for the explaination. I think luck does play a big role. As for the language barrier - there definitely is one. Not a completely solid one as I tried to learn some Chinese before I went to China my first time in 06. Speaking Chinese is way easier than say.... Spani...
by -EJ
December 4th, 2011, 4:03 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Old German publication
Replies: 6
Views: 3856

Re: Old German publication

Another suggestion... contact the authors of any of the new revisions.
by -EJ
December 4th, 2011, 3:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #36, Beijing and the return to Shennongjia
Replies: 28
Views: 9209

Re: China post #36, Beijing and the return to Shennongjia

You are one very lucky individual but I suspect you do create your own luck. Your accounts are always cool posts. I'm sure I've asked before... how do you deal with the language barrier... or... is there one? It seems like you deal with alot of locals. My favorite in this post is that 'Christmas' vi...
by -EJ
December 4th, 2011, 3:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 AMAZING weeks in South Africa, lots of pics
Replies: 32
Views: 9628

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

Just another one of those posts to make me jeleous. If I understand correctly... you did that in 2 weeks? That blows my mind. Exactly what month of the year did you go? I know quite a few people who have hunted that area and were not a fraction as successful as you were. Loved the tortoises shots......
by -EJ
December 4th, 2011, 3:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Big Bend lepidus?
Replies: 14
Views: 3121

Re: Big Bend lepidus?

Amazing variations... very nice.
by -EJ
December 4th, 2011, 3:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)
Replies: 68
Views: 12812

Re: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)

I actually contacted them to see if their property was open to the public... it is not... but... they do on occassion allow access by appointment and the staff of the organization is unbleievably courteous but very understaffed as most nonprofit organizations. After talking to the staff I got the im...
by -EJ
December 1st, 2011, 6:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Captive breeding of Hellbenders!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 4627

Re: First Captive breeding of Hellbenders!!!

Really impressive.
by -EJ
November 30th, 2011, 10:06 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Late fall brown trout in Montana
Replies: 8
Views: 5520

Re: Late fall brown trout in Montana

regardless... nice catch.
by -EJ
November 30th, 2011, 8:54 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 507249

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

Always do... especially when the service is exceptional.
Daryl Eby wrote:
-EJ wrote:What has this post digressed to? Whateveer... it is entertaining.
Just a little diversion. Glad you at least found it entertaining. Please tip your waitress. :beer:
by -EJ
November 30th, 2011, 8:42 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 507249

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

What has this post digressed to? Whateveer... it is entertaining. If every pair (2 people), only had 1 child, our population would decrease with every generation. Impossible to regulate, short of draconian governmental oppression. But, if some future global government wants to try it, a better appro...
by -EJ
November 30th, 2011, 8:15 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 507249

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

Interesting. Thanks for the input. Education is the drug, EJ. Every time you learn something new, an new associative pathway is created in your neural mass, with a corresponding release of endorphins (typically dopamine) which produces pleasurable effects. It takes a refined pallet to appreciate, bu...
by -EJ
November 30th, 2011, 7:41 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 507249

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

Can you please send me the reference for the drugs you are on... I can so use them. Oxygen is a waste product... and killed 95% of life on Earth... as a toxic, corrosive, explosive pollutant. Mind you... I ain't saying what humankind is doing is ecologically safe, or sound... we WILL probably kill o...
by -EJ
November 29th, 2011, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: are you freaking kidding me
Replies: 34
Views: 3565

Re: are you freaking kidding me

whaaaaaaaat??????????

Mike Waters wrote::lol: :lol: :lol: I would be okay with it but you derailed the argument that was stewing between EJ and elgaria. I thought for sure it was on. No worrys Hubbsy, now post something nice on my new thread
by -EJ
November 29th, 2011, 12:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Earless Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)
Replies: 41
Views: 12593

Re: Bornean Earless Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)

Sorry... not going to waste my time. I'm only going to guess that there is a connection to varanids and it has to do with backbones... regardless... a huge stretch... and still not worth my time considering I could care less. Look it up. I'll give you a hint: it is on the bottom of the vertebral cen...
by -EJ
November 29th, 2011, 9:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: are you freaking kidding me
Replies: 34
Views: 3565

Re: are you freaking kidding me

that totally depends on if the gyroscope is ballenced properly so that it does not throw an arm in the process. "Moreover, whenever a barescent skor motion is required, it may be employed in conjunction with a drawn reciprocating dingle arm to reduce sinusodial depleneration." Guy's an idiot... ever...
by -EJ
November 29th, 2011, 9:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Earless Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)
Replies: 41
Views: 12593

Re: Bornean Earless Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)

Interesting... but that is how change occurs. I've not seen a better accunt. You throw me off how the Mosassaur relates to this discussion. No slight on the Bogart paper but any understanding of the evolutionary history of this lizard and its allies requires deep digging into the paleo lit. Lots of ...
by -EJ
November 29th, 2011, 8:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Earless Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)
Replies: 41
Views: 12593

Re: Bornean Earless Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)

You're going to dismiss Bogarts account?????
Harold De Lisle wrote:Probably the best account of Lanthanotus can be found in pp. 535 ff. in Eric Pianka's Varanoid Lizards of the World. Although almost ever heading begins with the words "Little is known ..." lol
by -EJ
November 29th, 2011, 7:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Off season silliness - quotes on herps, herpers & herping
Replies: 49
Views: 9823

Re: Off season silliness - quotes on herps, herpers & herpin

Yea... i do ask for it... often.
by -EJ
November 29th, 2011, 7:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Off season silliness - quotes on herps, herpers & herping
Replies: 49
Views: 9823

Re: Off season silliness - quotes on herps, herpers & herpin

wow... that's interesting. hmmm. If I had feelings... I'd actually be hurt.
hellihooks wrote:
-EJ wrote:The one quote that is burned into my memory forever...

"WOULD YOU SHUT THE FK UP!!!!!!"

...you had to be there.
actually... I don't think that's true. :lol: :lol: :lol: jim
by -EJ
November 29th, 2011, 6:17 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Long summer of trout fishing.
Replies: 11
Views: 5741

Re: Long summer of trout fishing.

This is one seriously cool post. The photos really seem to pinpoint the feeling of the trip.
by -EJ
November 29th, 2011, 6:12 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Late fall brown trout in Montana
Replies: 8
Views: 5520

Re: Late fall brown trout in Montana

That is so photoshopped... or... the fish is held closer to the lens... if not... holy shiznit. Regardless... nice catch.
by -EJ
November 29th, 2011, 4:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Earless Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)
Replies: 41
Views: 12593

Re: Bornean Earless Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)

Sounds exciting. The best of luck to you. Have you ever seen one of those in the wild? Thank you very much, EJ! Heavy stuff, that....good thing I don't have to lecture about this. This is for a series of seminars aimed at introducing the zoological and anthropological exhibits at Kuching's Sarawak M...
by -EJ
November 29th, 2011, 4:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Off season silliness - quotes on herps, herpers & herping
Replies: 49
Views: 9823

Re: Off season silliness - quotes on herps, herpers & herpin

The one quote that is burned into my memory forever...

"WOULD YOU SHUT THE FK UP!!!!!!"

...you had to be there.
by -EJ
November 29th, 2011, 3:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Earless Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)
Replies: 41
Views: 12593

Re: Bornean Earless Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)

I think your best reference is going to be The Systematic Position of Lanthanotis and the Affinities of the Anguinomorphan Lizards by Charles Bogart, 1954. I don't know where you can find it. It is quite an extensive paper and it looks like it is exactly what you are looking for. I'll go one better ...
by -EJ
November 28th, 2011, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: are you freaking kidding me
Replies: 34
Views: 3565

Re: are you freaking kidding me

Irony at its best. I wonder why there is always someone who is more concerned with whos smarter. If someone offers a helpful hint, i think how nice and helpful. Not if that person appears smarter, or if it makes me appear, not as smart. I think smart is using the information. On the otherhand, when ...
by -EJ
November 28th, 2011, 1:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: are you freaking kidding me
Replies: 34
Views: 3565

Re: are you freaking kidding me

Exactly the point. It appeard that they gave the impression that it never happened to them and they were smarter than the rest. It took me twice... Two very long posts... I'm nieve that way. Through all this exchange... I have to ask... Those who have a backup plan... how did you come to developing ...
by -EJ
November 28th, 2011, 1:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: are you freaking kidding me
Replies: 34
Views: 3565

Re: are you freaking kidding me

Through all this exchange... I have to ask... Those who have a backup plan... how did you come to developing it? Surely it's happened to you.
by -EJ
November 28th, 2011, 12:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: Part One
Replies: 49
Views: 22609

Re: Hot Stove Herping: Part One

Makes me want to book one of Dicks trips tomorrow. Fantastic shots.
by -EJ
November 27th, 2011, 3:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)
Replies: 68
Views: 12812

Re: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)

Stellar photography and account... as usual. On the gopher tortoises... where they that common and what time of year was that? Did you see any indigos in the same area? The Sand Hill Cranes... Driving to work the other day I saw a flock of 75 to 100 flying in a huge formation south... I'm in the Atl...
by -EJ
November 27th, 2011, 3:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: are you freaking kidding me
Replies: 34
Views: 3565

Re: are you freaking kidding me

I've done it more than once so I have an idea how you feel... not that it makes you feel any better. All it takes is one going back.
by -EJ
November 26th, 2011, 3:36 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Savu Pythons**Updated* - begining to pip!
Replies: 40
Views: 9535

Re: Savu Pythons**Updated* - begining to pip!

Congratulations... that's gotta be a rush which you will probably not get tired of.
by -EJ
November 17th, 2011, 9:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lampro Nerds
Replies: 54
Views: 4774

Re: Lampro Nerds

I've got two copies... the obnoxious... (actually the more special)
by -EJ
November 17th, 2011, 9:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Justin Bieber Auctioning Off His Snake For Charity
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

Re: Justin Bieber Auctioning Off His Snake For Charity

A Johnson??????

Fk... I had to have been totally wasted when I subscribed to this tread.
rparky wrote:Does Alice Cooper still have one?
by -EJ
November 16th, 2011, 2:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lampro Nerds
Replies: 54
Views: 4774

Re: Lampro Nerds

Duhh... kind of an obvious observation
joeysgreen wrote: This battle seems to be never ending.

Ian
by -EJ
November 15th, 2011, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Really, has it come to this?
Replies: 190
Views: 27146

Re: Really, has it come to this?

Kind of ambiguous if you ask me... regardless... if you ask me for a location... I'll give it... and I hope the recipient would do the same.
Daryl Eby wrote:
-EJ wrote:what... specificly... is specific locality information.
Hard to specify. Varies due to a variety of variables.
by -EJ
November 15th, 2011, 5:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Really, has it come to this?
Replies: 190
Views: 27146

Re: Really, has it come to this?

what... specificly... is specific locality information.


Bryan Hamilton wrote:Just keep in mind that the terms of use specify that no specific locality information is to be posted.

That's not a put down but a rule that we all agreed on.
by -EJ
November 15th, 2011, 3:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Really, has it come to this?
Replies: 190
Views: 27146

Re: Really, has it come to this?

This is a social medium... kinda like a club. This is where information is shared. To those control freaks... they have to realize that. If they don't want to share their information... that's cool. Those that do want to share should not be put down for doing so.
by -EJ
November 15th, 2011, 9:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is there a safe way to ask?
Replies: 27
Views: 4642

Re: Is there a safe way to ask?

Food for thought... Hiking the Flume in SD I frequently encountered illegals... while with my kids. The first time was a shock... after that... they were only trying to find a better life. Having a daughter and her husband living in Mesa and hearing about all the border issues that even effect them ...
by -EJ
November 14th, 2011, 11:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is there a safe way to ask?
Replies: 27
Views: 4642

Re: Is there a safe way to ask?

Nahhh... it's simpler than that... some people are just control freaks. Tread lightly with the Arizona guys! They are almost as paranoid as Northeast herpers. LOL isn't that the truth! Well....partially anyway. We do have many species here that are popular captives (both legal and il) and as such Az...
by -EJ
November 14th, 2011, 11:50 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Falconry taken to a new level
Replies: 14
Views: 3611

Re: Falconry taken to a new level

Now... was that difficil? This seems to be one of those cerebral responses(among others in this post) that I really don't get but I suspect it is in line with my point... If I'm wrong... correct me. Pleasure is a biological reward for doing things which increase your reproductive "fitness". Humans d...
by -EJ
November 14th, 2011, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is there a safe way to ask?
Replies: 27
Views: 4642

Re: Is there a safe way to ask?

It seemed a little rude to me... Regardless... if you don't cast a line... you don't catch anything. This person seems to know that they don't know everything... or... better yet... doesn't have a problem asking for help. I notice that the majority of guys seem to have a problem with asking for help...
by -EJ
November 14th, 2011, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: collections
Replies: 11
Views: 1458

Re: collections

I'm sure you've followed this forum to see the point. Notice that those who do mention that they collected the animal they do it with great caution. (Oh... and the pendulum swings) What's interesting... This sparked a memory of a visit to the vanderbuilt museum. His collection was totally personal a...
by -EJ
November 14th, 2011, 8:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is there a safe way to ask?
Replies: 27
Views: 4642

Re: Is there a safe way to ask?

Give our response a little thought. I believe this is a kid just trying to get into the passion using the medium current available.

Now... re read your response.

Personally... I'd be offended by it with the same question.
Sharrack wrote:You have asked and answered your own question.
KS