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by Antonsrkn
June 11th, 2015, 5:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bitten - A Gallery of Horrors
Replies: 28
Views: 8539

Re: Bitten - A Gallery of Horrors

Martti Niskanen wrote:Comparing LD50s is a bit silly unless you're a white mouse and take venom yields into account.
I agree the LD50 system is flawed, but I am unaware of a different objective method of comparing the potency of venoms, if you've heard of one please share!
by Antonsrkn
June 10th, 2015, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bitten - A Gallery of Horrors
Replies: 28
Views: 8539

Re: Bitten - A Gallery of Horrors

According to the chart below, looks like the cottonmouth has an LD50 IV (intravenous) rating of 2.044 mg/kg while a copperhead has 2.7 mg/kg, this would suggest that the cottonmouth is more venomous but then things get screwy if you look at the LD50 SC (Subcutaneous) where the cottonmouth has 25.8 m...
by Antonsrkn
June 10th, 2015, 6:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bitten - A Gallery of Horrors
Replies: 28
Views: 8539

Re: Bitten - A Gallery of Horrors

I looked again at the gallery, can anyone tell me more about the hognose bite? I thought that their venom was specific to toads and that they posed no threat to humans? Looks like a pretty bad bite in the picture. I have seen that series with the hognose before, from what I recall it was a captive ...
by Antonsrkn
June 9th, 2015, 4:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 so far.... (long post - many pictures)
Replies: 5
Views: 4385

Re: 2015 so far.... (long post - many pictures)

Great post, looks like youre having an fantastic year; South africa, Australia, singapore... Wow! Loved all the herps but the cassowaries were also an unexpected highlight for me!
by Antonsrkn
June 8th, 2015, 11:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Southern Germany Questions (?)s
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

Re: Herping Southern Germany Questions (?)s

Hey guys thanks alot for the information! I appreciate the responses, I hadn't realized aspis was something of a rarity in the area, I'll cross that one off the target list then. Plenty of more common stuff to find which i have never seen before either! For starters, here's a set of distribution map...
by Antonsrkn
June 8th, 2015, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bitten - A Gallery of Horrors
Replies: 28
Views: 8539

Re: Bitten - A Gallery of Horrors

I was unlucky enough to see a Bothrops asper bite a few months ago. Scary stuff. Everyone be careful out there.
by Antonsrkn
June 5th, 2015, 1:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Southern Germany Questions (?)s
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

Herping Southern Germany Questions (?)s

So I'm looking into visiting my partner in southern Germany, as she is currently studying there. Well needless to say this isn't a herping trip, however my partner is a fan of anything natural and she does enjoy herping so we'd definitely be interested in taking a bit of time to do so. If I go, I wi...
by Antonsrkn
June 4th, 2015, 12:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some snakes from KwaZulu-Natal, SOUTH AFRICA
Replies: 14
Views: 6030

Re: Some snakes from KwaZulu-Natal, SOUTH AFRICA

Great post! Lots of beautiful snakes, hope to see them myself someday! Their reputation is just over exaggerated and unfair. They're just shy and nervous, and always want to escape. I have found this to be the case with various herps that have been demonized in popular culture (of the area they're f...
by Antonsrkn
June 4th, 2015, 12:09 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182099

Re: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thre

Definitely a good idea to bump this one :) Lowland litter frog (Leptobrachium abbotti) - In my opinion for a natural shot of this species you pretty much have to shoot them in-situ if disturbed they will couch down and no amount of effort can persuade them to assume a natural looking pose again, bel...
by Antonsrkn
June 1st, 2015, 6:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Snake ID (Enhydris)
Replies: 3
Views: 2194

Re: Bornean Snake ID (Enhydris)

Awesome, that looks like a match. Thanks alot for your help, its enormously appreciated!
by Antonsrkn
May 29th, 2015, 12:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Freshwaters Illustrated hellbender video
Replies: 3
Views: 1775

Re: Freshwaters Illustrated hellbender video

Thanks for posting this, its epic! Never seen a hellbender yet but its high on the list, just wish I had an underwater rig for my DSLR so I could get some cool shots of them underwater doing their thing.
by Antonsrkn
May 29th, 2015, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Snake ID (Enhydris)
Replies: 3
Views: 2194

Bornean Snake ID (Enhydris)

Hello all, I have photos of some sort of Enhydris from Borneo that I would appreciate a little help getting an confirmed ID on. I took this last year in Sabah and at the time I figured it was likely E. plumbea based on the coloration, however since then I have looked at a few photos of E. plumbea an...
by Antonsrkn
May 27th, 2015, 8:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #83: Peter's Forest Gecko
Replies: 6
Views: 2996

Re: Borneo Dispatches #83: Peter's Forest Gecko

Very cool, not at all like my experiences with this species though the times I encountered them they would dart away and run up the trunk they were sitting on or dart into a crack nearly as soon as my headlamp illuminated them. Amazing pitcher plants as well, botany isn't my thing so much but Nepent...
by Antonsrkn
May 23rd, 2015, 8:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morocco - april 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 8819

Re: Morocco - april 2015

Great shots, really enjoy your photography! Thanks for sharing with us, and like everyone else I'm now thinking how I need to get myself over to N. Africa!
by Antonsrkn
May 22nd, 2015, 8:43 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Some mammalian highlights from the past year
Replies: 3
Views: 10018

Some mammalian highlights from the past year

I have spent the past 12 months first in Borneo then in Ecuador and have had some cool mammal finds to show for it. I still haven't processed all my photos yet but i figure theres no time like the present for a post, I think I have photos of all the highlights anyways. Philippine tarsier (Carlito sy...
by Antonsrkn
May 21st, 2015, 6:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BioBlitz 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 5528

Re: BioBlitz 2013

Good stuff, I particularly like those Amphiuma! I have never seen one nor really spent much time in their range, are they pretty easy to find in the right habitat?

So how many total species were turned up by the bioblitz?

Nice job, lots of cool finds.
by Antonsrkn
May 20th, 2015, 8:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping, travel, and gear
Replies: 40
Views: 12732

Re: Herping, travel, and gear

Oh Leishmaniasis, that's fun. What happened with that? Still have any scars? I studied at USFQ for a semester in undergrad so we had 2 weeks at Tiputini before heading to my primary location of the Galapagos Islands. Tiputini was awesome though and I wish I had more time there. I never could sleep ...
by Antonsrkn
May 19th, 2015, 8:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping, travel, and gear
Replies: 40
Views: 12732

Re: Herping, travel, and gear

Antonsrkn: Where in Ecuador were you? Tiputini? Congratulations on starting graduate school! Where are you going and what are your research questions? Do you have a favorite headlamp? What kind of rain protection have you found to actually work in the rainforest? No, I wish i was in Tiputini! I had...
by Antonsrkn
May 19th, 2015, 7:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping, travel, and gear
Replies: 40
Views: 12732

Re: Herping, travel, and gear

Ok, I'll bite...here goes! 1. Where do you herp? Do you herp solely in one area, do you herp a large region, nationally, internationally, etc? Is there a particular habitat you prefer or species? I herp wherever I can! I live in Wisconsin but of the past year I have only been home for about 3 weeks ...
by Antonsrkn
May 18th, 2015, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spotted Salmander development timelapse
Replies: 6
Views: 3016

Re: Spotted Salmander development timelapse

Awesome! One of the coolest and more creative things I have seen posted on this forum in a long time!
by Antonsrkn
May 14th, 2015, 9:38 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?
Replies: 121
Views: 115439

Re: What was your last lifer?

Mountain Coati is really impressive! I couldn't believe my luck, i actually wouldn't allow myself to believe it until I had gotten a 2nd and 3rd opinion from people who know better than I do! I'll make a post soon with some highlights. Amazing! What were you working on in Bioko? Thats a place i'd r...
by Antonsrkn
May 14th, 2015, 9:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Massasauga or Timbers Tips
Replies: 5
Views: 2977

Re: Wisconsin Massasauga or Timbers Tips

A little late to the party here but I don't think you're gonna find saugas too easily, if you really want to see them i'd recommend going to a part of their range where they are more common, e.g. Michigan or Ontario. I'd question the wisdom of going to an area here in WI that has saugas, as far as I...
by Antonsrkn
May 14th, 2015, 9:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID from Panama
Replies: 1
Views: 1453

Re: Snake ID from Panama

Looks like a Pseustes sp. to me.
by Antonsrkn
May 12th, 2015, 6:16 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?
Replies: 121
Views: 115439

Re: What was your last lifer?

I saw it just over a weeks time ago but had to consult with experts before I could be sure, after they looked at my photos the verdict is in... my newest mammal lifer is the mountain Coati (Nasuella olivacea), pretty rare little critter 8-)
by Antonsrkn
May 10th, 2015, 7:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Buddy 'Chester'
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

Re: My Buddy 'Chester'

If its saliva had anyway of coming in contact with small cuts, a hangnail, etc... on your hands when you took it off. Then you should be getting shots for rabies as well. I can't envision a scenario where this particularly likely but I wasn't there and don't know how you removed the bat from your pe...
by Antonsrkn
May 4th, 2015, 4:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A week in south/central Thailand - Feb 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 2674

Re: A week in south/central Thailand - Feb 2015

Excellent work, for such a short time and not focused on herping you really killed it! Your photography is stunning as well, gives the rest of us a level to strive to achieve ourselves.
by Antonsrkn
April 12th, 2015, 11:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu
Replies: 23
Views: 10818

Re: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu

Where did you look for Ovophis chaseni ? I've been told all sightings so far have been in one spot somewhere at Poring ... the Orchid Garden? Really? Huh, i was certainly looking in the wrong place then, but I did some herping in the vicinity of the orchid garden in Poring too. I had been told some...
by Antonsrkn
April 4th, 2015, 6:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu
Replies: 23
Views: 10818

Re: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu

Excellent post Hans, Mount Kinabalu has to be one of my favorite places in the world. I spent several weeks total there this past year trying to find Ovophis chaseni and Parias malcolmi, struck out on both of them but had lots of other memorable finds. For your mystery frog following the Cinammon fr...
by Antonsrkn
March 6th, 2015, 12:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Truths behind fake nature photography
Replies: 69
Views: 20668

Re: Truths behind fake nature photography

I guess I'll have to take your word on that blurry photo being plausible. I have never seen a photo that had such a severly blurred bottom half contrasting with such a clearly focused top half before. It looks a lot like something that was manipulated to me. More importantly, though, a perfectly gr...
by Antonsrkn
February 25th, 2015, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When are caecilians active (near surface)?
Replies: 6
Views: 2831

Re: When are caecilians active (near surface)?

I have very limited experience with caecilians but here in Ecuador I have noticed that when large earthworms are moving about its a good sign that there may be caecilians moving about on the surface as well. I have only seen the caecilians on a few occasions here but everytime its when there is also...
by Antonsrkn
November 18th, 2014, 5:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Python reticulatus anecdotes
Replies: 11
Views: 5663

Re: Some Python reticulatus anecdotes

Amazing post, I need to get back to Asia as soon as possible to find some pythons! In my opinion retics are one of the most beautiful snakes out there, gorgeous animals. I particularly like the photo with the one curled up on the branch.
by Antonsrkn
November 18th, 2014, 5:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Dream Come True in Borneo!
Replies: 33
Views: 16175

Re: A Dream Come True in Borneo!

Haha, we actually never got a D. hosei on the traps, but we got just about everything else you can imagine, i'm not sure that they even occur in Danum. But you're right about who it was for, even though I've never actually met Jed, the project I was assisting on originates in his lab, its one of his...
by Antonsrkn
November 18th, 2014, 4:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 21975

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Cool, hope you've had some great finds! I have no idea how often they make a big kill or any sort of kill really, I don't think it happens too often but at the same time I don't think its overly rare. So in other words I can't provide much useful info haha. Yeah I took atleast one shot of the skelet...
by Antonsrkn
November 17th, 2014, 6:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa Oct 2014, my 4th trip back
Replies: 16
Views: 8448

Re: South Africa Oct 2014, my 4th trip back

Badass! As with the other times you went, I'm jealous about your trip, some epic wildlife there! Nice post.
by Antonsrkn
November 17th, 2014, 6:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Dream Come True in Borneo!
Replies: 33
Views: 16175

Re: A Dream Come True in Borneo!

I was helping on a project that dealt with camera trapping various mammals out in the jungle, specifically mammalian frugivores but we got all kinds of stuff on our cams, in addition to that we also looked at what fruits/seeds were present at what times and in what numbers and we did all this in bot...
by Antonsrkn
November 16th, 2014, 2:57 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: flying with camera gear
Replies: 14
Views: 9948

Re: flying with camera gear

Sending this from an airport right now (have to spend the night at Lima), again no problems with a big carry on. After this post I was paying more attention to the size of my backpack when compared to other peoples carry on, id say it takes up less space but is probably heavier than the majority of ...
by Antonsrkn
November 15th, 2014, 2:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Quest: Salamanders of the U.S. - Year 1
Replies: 40
Views: 16596

Re: My Quest: Salamanders of the U.S. - Year 1

Do you have any plans to collate and publish your results when you finally reach your goal? Sure would make a great book. I'd buy it, really good presentation and quality of shots. Some of those species i was aware of but never realized how range restricted they were before seeing this post, it was...
by Antonsrkn
November 14th, 2014, 8:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 21975

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

The dragons do sleep alot, we saw a few wandering around earlier on but yeah once it heats up they're mostly stationary. I just missed seeing them feeding, the dragons actually killed a buffalo maybe a day after I visited Rinca, I didn't hear about it for a couple days when i was scuba diving then s...
by Antonsrkn
November 13th, 2014, 11:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 21975

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Awesome, if they're turning up in peoples houses I think there must be a pretty good chance of finding them when you actually go looking! Well I guarantee you'll find atleast one endemic herp, the dragon! They're impossible to miss! Another nice thing about being there for a few days is just more ti...
by Antonsrkn
November 13th, 2014, 8:41 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: flying with camera gear
Replies: 14
Views: 9948

Re: flying with camera gear

I guess I could always replace the batteries, but they're often expensive and poor quality I find in other countries. You said you're going to Malaysia, in borneo I was infinitly frustrated at the quality of the only batteries around. My headlamp burned through them at ridiculous rates. If you can ...
by Antonsrkn
November 12th, 2014, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 21975

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Haha crying from happiness is perfectly acceptable if you find a blue insularis, those snakes are drop dead gorgeous! I know about one of the endemic frog species on Komodo, from my understanding its found a bit higher up in elevation where it gets wetter. We tried to take the trek to that area but ...
by Antonsrkn
November 12th, 2014, 9:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Dream Come True in Borneo!
Replies: 33
Views: 16175

Re: A Dream Come True in Borneo!

Is it an ugly snake? Discuss! :) Congratulations on your find! Whereabouts was that "Bornean jungle"? Its certainly not the prettiest snake, I'd say its charm lays in how distinct and unique it is from most other snakes. This Bornean jungle was in Sabah in the general Danum Valley area. Jake and Lo...
by Antonsrkn
November 12th, 2014, 9:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blue Coral # 5 (VIDEO added)
Replies: 9
Views: 4678

Re: Blue Coral # 5

Awesome, but what really impresses me is that you keep turning these up so regularly!
by Antonsrkn
November 11th, 2014, 8:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 21975

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Yep, just let me know, the tips I have are nothing earth shattering but may save you some money, give you a few specific spots to check out, etc... Ahh, good luck organizing everything! Sounds like you're doing it the right way, if you're able to stay within the park that'd be incredible. I'd be ver...
by Antonsrkn
November 10th, 2014, 3:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 21975

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Yeah I don't think you'd regret a visit to Danum. If you go, let me know and I can give you some tips that may be useful. I have mixed opinions about Komodo and Rinca, visitors to the islands have to be accompanied by a ranger during their treks. Sometimes the ranger was good... other times not so m...
by Antonsrkn
November 10th, 2014, 12:28 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon G16 Advanced Point and Shoot Question
Replies: 14
Views: 7387

Re: Canon G16 Advanced Point and Shoot Question

A professional photographer said G16s and their accompanied dive housing were my best choice. Is this true and can I add lenses like macro to improve pic quality? We can't answer this question without knowing more about your needs, experience level, and whatnot. We don't know what is best for you. ...
by Antonsrkn
November 9th, 2014, 11:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 21975

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Slow lorises and civets are actually both really do-able, I'd recommend doing night drives through good habitat for both of them. Civets were the most common animals on the road after nightfall, specifically the malay civet but many of the other species would make appearances as well. I believe I sa...
by Antonsrkn
November 9th, 2014, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Dream Come True in Borneo!
Replies: 33
Views: 16175

Re: A Dream Come True in Borneo!

Thanks all! Kurt, good luck, i'm looking forward to seeing your photos of it when you find it! You've certainly come across your fair share of rarities, this ones only a matter of time. Chris, Sorry I don't think I'll get a chance to enter my records into Herpmapper. Atleast for a while, i'm only in...
by Antonsrkn
November 9th, 2014, 6:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 21975

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

@antonsrkn Yeah i had a friend who was in Danum Valley and said it was amazing! We were very lucky/unlucky in the fact that the place we were in was nearly pristine, which made the herping and trekking a lot harder. Ah damn, theyre another species very high up on my wishlist! Haha i was stoked but ...
by Antonsrkn
November 8th, 2014, 7:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 21975

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

I spent all my time in Borneo in the Malaysian side specifically Sabah, I was there assisting with some fieldwork so the vast majority of my time was spent between our two field sites. One of which is a pretty well known area, Danum Valley. Really good wildlife there, but I wish I had gotten a chanc...