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by -EJ
October 18th, 2012, 2:14 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Looking for a children's book about parasites
Replies: 14
Views: 6356

Re: Looking for a children's book about parasites

I suspect Justin if fully aware of the history.
gbin wrote:Justin, I guess you somehow don't know why, but please don't get me started about KW - especially about trying to communicate with him! :shock: :x :shock:

Gerry
by -EJ
October 17th, 2012, 5:38 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Looking for a children's book about parasites
Replies: 14
Views: 6356

Re: Looking for a children's book about parasites

While not really a kids book it is basically written for the hobbyist... an 11 year old should be able to grasp it. First edition... http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Reptile-Parasites-Herpetoculturists-Herpetocultural/dp/1882770218 Second edition... http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Reptile-Par...
by -EJ
September 27th, 2012, 4:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: is there any good description on Vipera berus bosniensis?
Replies: 8
Views: 2789

Re: is there any good description on Vipera berus bosniensis

I just noticed you are in the US... Check out http://shop.serpentstale.com/ Tell Eric I sent you.
intermedius wrote:Yeah, thanks for the recommendation. There's an expo going on in a month so I will get a copy there.
by -EJ
September 27th, 2012, 4:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: is there any good description on Vipera berus bosniensis?
Replies: 8
Views: 2789

Re: is there any good description on Vipera berus bosniensis

Can you get your hands on The Snakes of Europe by Guido Kreiner or better yet Old World Vipers by Tony Phelps. Look in the reference sections. That's the best I can suggest. Good luck.
intermedius wrote:No identification, natural history is good too.
by -EJ
September 27th, 2012, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: is there any good description on Vipera berus bosniensis?
Replies: 8
Views: 2789

Re: is there any good description on Vipera berus bosniensis

What exactly are you looking for?... Natural history information. It is mentioned in the Guide to the Reptiles of the Eastern Paleartic... but only a mention. I'm surprised that it is not mentioned in Die Giftschlangen Europas by Peter Brodman. I have previously researched the species and read many ...
by -EJ
September 27th, 2012, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: is there any good description on Vipera berus bosniensis?
Replies: 8
Views: 2789

Re: is there any good description on Vipera berus bosniensis

Did you google the name as you typed it? What do you consider 'big'? Try adding pdf to the name.
intermedius wrote:just asking because, there seems to be nothing big on them :(
by -EJ
September 27th, 2012, 3:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Happy 100th birthday, Hobart Smith!
Replies: 10
Views: 2979

Re: Happy 100th birthday, Hobart Smith!

Too bad this medium doesn't have a 'like' function.

btw... happy birthday to a herp community icon.
Stohlgren wrote:Damn Justin, you can be one pessimistic fellow.
by -EJ
September 27th, 2012, 1:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best time to herp Arizona?
Replies: 61
Views: 11154

Re: Best time to herp Arizona?

I'd be hesitant to put a willardi or more in my pants for that much if anything. hmmmm, we are afraid of showing our fellow countrymen around, yet we will plug the Euro crowd in to the good spots so they can do the following... http://www.venomland.net/t6192-c-w-willardi :thumb: Waaaaw, this is a lo...
by -EJ
September 27th, 2012, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Albino Calligaster from MO
Replies: 7
Views: 2270

Re: Albino Calligaster from MO

That is special. I've been in that situation myself many times. Thanks everyone, very cool and exciting to find an albino in the wild. The snake will be used for public outreach and education programs here. Landowner actually came into office today and bought the field guide to herps of the state an...
by -EJ
September 27th, 2012, 1:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best time to herp Arizona?
Replies: 61
Views: 11154

Re: Best time to herp Arizona?

The point is that with todays internet all this localality data is readily accessable so the discussion of being too specific is moot because most of the locations being discussed have been outed long ago. You're comment to the europeans... extremely arrogant. I have a feeling why many europeans hav...
by -EJ
September 27th, 2012, 1:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Albino Calligaster from MO
Replies: 7
Views: 2270

Re: Albino Calligaster from MO

OUCH... nice find.
by -EJ
September 27th, 2012, 1:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best time to herp Arizona?
Replies: 61
Views: 11154

Re: Best time to herp Arizona?

The post was going that way... then it got hyjacked. I was really impressed with the direction the post was going. I really thought things have changed... not. More food for thought... These people are crackers... Adults?????? I'm just looking for a place for me and my dad to look for herps in AZ. M...
by -EJ
September 27th, 2012, 12:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best time to herp Arizona?
Replies: 61
Views: 11154

Re: Best time to herp Arizona?

It's sad this thread took a turn the way it did. It does kinda point out the old and the new... a little thought is in order.
by -EJ
September 27th, 2012, 12:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best time to herp Arizona?
Replies: 61
Views: 11154

Re: Best time to herp Arizona?

You do realize that this is a control issue that is moot in this day and age. Locality data is freely available to anyone who knows how to use the internet. This kind of banter only detracts form this website.

I enjoy sharing nformation... sorry. That has always been a highlight of this hobby.
by -EJ
September 27th, 2012, 8:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best time to herp Arizona?
Replies: 61
Views: 11154

Re: Best time to herp Arizona?

It didn't go in that direction... until... Jim, Anyone who comes on here asking for help about Az gets tripe. They are harangued and it's usually a horrible post that spirals into an argument. So this guy strolls in gets some obviously amazing locations handed to him... What does he do? He posts the...
by -EJ
September 26th, 2012, 6:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some most incredible copperheads
Replies: 21
Views: 5400

Re: Some most incredible copperheads

So... I'm guessing you kept them?... I hope so. Wow! Are those typical for the area or are they aberrant? Somewhat - there are plenty of average ones in the area, but there are a whole lot more pretty ones than I see when I'm in northern Virginia. And believe it or not, they're a pair! They were fou...
by -EJ
September 26th, 2012, 6:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hydrophis donaldi - news
Replies: 65
Views: 12816

Re: Hydrophis donaldi - news

I'm sorry but couldn't resist... the irony of this post is exceptional.
reptilist wrote: Unfortunately, the almighty dollar will win, again.

(Yes, I do work in the mining industry but I would be glad to switch sides to join any enviro activist organization who can match my salary.)
by -EJ
September 26th, 2012, 6:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best time to herp Arizona?
Replies: 61
Views: 11154

Re: Best time to herp Arizona?

Ask the 4 Belgians.
by -EJ
September 26th, 2012, 6:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 4 Belgians, 2 weeks, AZ
Replies: 76
Views: 15622

Re: 4 Belgians, 2 weeks, AZ

You guys made out extremely well. Great post and pictures.
by -EJ
September 25th, 2012, 9:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introduction: HerpNation UK
Replies: 14
Views: 3927

Re: Introduction: HerpNation UK

Good luck to ya... the UK is a big herp market.
by -EJ
September 25th, 2012, 8:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introduction: HerpNation UK
Replies: 14
Views: 3927

Re: Introduction: HerpNation UK

Did you actually go to the show? It is, most likely, the largest in the UK... which has unbelievable restrictions on reptile shows.
by -EJ
September 25th, 2012, 8:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introduction: HerpNation UK
Replies: 14
Views: 3927

Re: Introduction: HerpNation UK

Very nice bridge... I do look forward to the articles from the other side. The Doncaster show seems to be doing quite well.
by -EJ
September 14th, 2012, 3:43 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herp Tracking Book Progress Report
Replies: 78
Views: 69300

Re: Herp Tracking Book Progress Report

The dunes adjacent to the city dump and the airport. It's a relatively small dune field. Algadones is a good distance from AB. EJ, What dunes are you talking about in Borrego area? I am familiar with Algodones Dunes to the SE of Borrego, and they are certianly a fantastic landscape to herp and track...
by -EJ
September 12th, 2012, 5:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.
Replies: 88
Views: 16747

Re: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.

That's odd... but not really.
Jeff Lemm wrote:I'll be there....a week before everyone else (unfortunately)
by -EJ
September 12th, 2012, 5:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.
Replies: 88
Views: 16747

Re: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.

Mike... you going? Justin is quite entertaining in meat space. J, we're working on some mob control tactics. We've abandoned our initial plan to line up in 5 columns, 10 people deep. Hup hoop hreep hoar! EJ, I'm a lot more fun in person than online. I think that the kindred spirit thing bridges a lo...
by -EJ
September 12th, 2012, 11:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.
Replies: 88
Views: 16747

Re: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.

I learned a long time ago that people in person are so different than people on line. EJ, I'm a lot more fun in person than online. I think that the kindred spirit thing bridges a lot of gaps. I'm looking forward to see a lot of faces, that I haven't seen in too long, and making some new friends. Mi...
by -EJ
September 12th, 2012, 11:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.
Replies: 88
Views: 16747

Re: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.

I was kidding. If it wasn't on a weekend... I'd be there. I work weekends. I'd love to go back... and it is always exciting to place a face with a name. Too many for me... not a people person. Rough count as of 9/10 is forty attendees. A couple of them are pretty good field herpers, I'm told. -Mike ...
by -EJ
September 12th, 2012, 10:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.
Replies: 88
Views: 16747

Re: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.

Too many for me... not a people person.
Mike Pingleton wrote:Rough count as of 9/10 is forty attendees. A couple of them are pretty good field herpers, I'm told.

-Mike
by -EJ
September 12th, 2012, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.
Replies: 88
Views: 16747

Re: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.

more proper... someone who likes you.
justinm wrote:I hope there's someone I like going...
by -EJ
September 11th, 2012, 11:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: August in New Mexico
Replies: 27
Views: 10110

Re: August in New Mexico

The little Desert King would have come home with me for sure. The Klauberi you have photoed are the type that I've dreamed of all my herpin' life. Very nice.
by -EJ
September 11th, 2012, 8:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #49: Wolf Snakes & Trans-Borneo Highway
Replies: 18
Views: 8769

Re: Borneo Dispatches #49: Wolfsnakes & The Trans Borneo Hig

Man... love your posts.
by -EJ
September 10th, 2012, 9:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae
Replies: 79
Views: 22667

Re: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae

I was wondering how long that story would take to enter the topic... not quite the same thing... but close.
gbin wrote:Out of curiosity, how many folks here are familiar with Grace Olive Wiley's story? More than a little relevance there to the subject of this thread, I think.

Gerry
by -EJ
September 10th, 2012, 2:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae
Replies: 79
Views: 22667

Re: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae

The first line of the tortoise story set the stage... been there.
by -EJ
September 10th, 2012, 1:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae
Replies: 79
Views: 22667

Re: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae

This is kinda getting off topic but I couldn't resist putting in my own horror story of Herps Gone Wild... http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww140/EJPirog/MTB4.jpg This is when it let go. http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww140/EJPirog/MTB6.jpg I was trying to reposition it for a photo... it had n...
by -EJ
September 10th, 2012, 1:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae
Replies: 79
Views: 22667

Re: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae

That's a fkn ear... you cannot leave the story as is... oh wait... you didn't mention the story behind the photo.
by -EJ
September 10th, 2012, 12:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae
Replies: 79
Views: 22667

Re: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae

I wouldn't open the door until my daughter told me it was safe... 2 days. I now want one. I guess this could be considered child endangerment... http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww140/EJPirog/DaniellandStray.jpg That's a stray dog that she had to convince me it was acceptable to approach. That's m...
by -EJ
September 9th, 2012, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae
Replies: 79
Views: 22667

Re: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae

Not quite. The lizard has been in captivity for close to 40 years. It was frequently handled in that 40 year period. It is not a wild animal as such. The keeper of that animal has many others of the same species... none of them are safe to handle in that manner. If you are a biology student... get o...
by -EJ
September 9th, 2012, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae
Replies: 79
Views: 22667

Re: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae

If it was brought to their attention and put into a malicious context... I might have to explain it... but only if an ignorant individual was trying to make a point. A great deal of thought and trust went into that photo... there was risk... but I don't think the risk was any greater than allowing m...
by -EJ
September 8th, 2012, 12:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae
Replies: 79
Views: 22667

Re: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae

The snapper belongs to a friend of mine. It was accidenty caught by a local fisherman. That's my photo and I see nothing wrong with it when placed in context. Some of us just enjoy herps in general. Not just herps in the wild but herps in captivity. Many of these photos are generated by herp enthusi...
by -EJ
September 7th, 2012, 4:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae
Replies: 79
Views: 22667

Re: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae

That's my photo and I see nothing wrong with it when placed in context. Some of us just enjoy herps in general. Not just herps in the wild but herps in captivity. Many of these photos are generated by herp enthusiasts that span generations. I'm sorry but I will always believe that there is no better...
by -EJ
September 4th, 2012, 8:15 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herp Tracking Book Progress Report
Replies: 78
Views: 69300

Re: Herp Tracking Book Progress Report

Algodones sand dunes and the dunes in Borrego are two of the best places I've ever seen for tracks.
by -EJ
August 28th, 2012, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ga
Replies: 31
Views: 4889

Re: Southeast Ga

Be nice. I suspect the op realizes they might have been mistaken... but I still wonder.
cherper wrote:Let me know if you have trouble posting your photos. I think you have a large audience waiting with baited breath to see these nocturnal indigos.

Cherper
by -EJ
August 28th, 2012, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alligator Snapper
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: Alligator Snapper

That's what I was looking for. I believe the owner said it was a male. Thanks.
Jeff wrote:It appears to be unworn, so it is probably under 40 years old. At that size and pristine appearance it may be a male about late 20s to late 30s. That would be large for a female.

Jeff
by -EJ
August 28th, 2012, 3:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alligator Snapper
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Re: Alligator Snapper

It was caught by some local fisherman about a year ago.
chris_mcmartin wrote:Is it wild-caught or captive bred (or raised from a baby)? Would that have any impact on growth rate and therefore estimated age?
by -EJ
August 28th, 2012, 6:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alligator Snapper
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Alligator Snapper

I seem to remember some members working with Alligator snappers. Can anyone give me an idea of how old this thing is?
Image
Thanks.
by -EJ
August 26th, 2012, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long Uphill Battle...it's depressing.
Replies: 21
Views: 4024

Re: Long Uphill Battle...it's depressing.

If anyone interested was smart... they'd block that site... unless you are into hunting. Some rednecks have a unique mentality... I wanna kill... I wanna kill, kill, kill...

I discovered that site when I first moved to GA 5 years ago. It did catch my attention.
by -EJ
August 23rd, 2012, 4:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sanibel Island
Replies: 12
Views: 2250

Re: Sanibel Island

I missed you in Daytona. I'll pm you about the redfoots. Didn't see many herps on Sanibel. The weather was really windy for the first 2 days. We spent the majority of the time fishing. We did see road kill juvi yellow rat and what looked like a mud snake. Found a hit Yellowbellied Slider that looked...
by -EJ
August 16th, 2012, 7:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sanibel Island
Replies: 12
Views: 2250

Re: Sanibel Island

Thank you very much. That is really cool of ya. I stay at a friends place on the Island near the Sanibel/Captiva pass at least once a year and have never seen a Nile on the Island. If you really want to see them hit Cape Coral they are rather easy to find there. Cruise any side rd early in the am or...
by -EJ
August 15th, 2012, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sanibel Island
Replies: 12
Views: 2250

Re: Sanibel Island

That's what I was looking for. Thank you much. Are you going to Daytona for the Expo. I've been meaning to talk to you about the Redfoots. I would like to get my hands on some males. EJ, look for canals. The monitors live mostly on canal banks but are VERY wary to human approach. You might be able t...