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by Bryan Hamilton
March 19th, 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle fed puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 5019

Re: Turtle fed puppy

Now the lady that reported it is being threatened. Good times.
by Bryan Hamilton
March 15th, 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetology School Help
Replies: 39
Views: 20043

Re: Herpetology School Help

Wildlife work is so competitive and pays so little, I don't really encourage anyone to go into it as a career anymore. Herpetology has never got much support and currently wildlife funding is taking a hard hit. I'm really pessimistic these days. Folks like Ernie, who constantly degrade science and s...
by Bryan Hamilton
February 8th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introduction (and my favorite finds!)
Replies: 8
Views: 5678

Re: Introduction (and my favorite finds!)

Hi Hunter, Very nice stuff! I've only seen birthing once in lutosus and it was a female I brought into the lab. Would you mind if I use those pictures in my dissertation defense? Full credit to you off course..... That patternless lutosus is beautiful. I wonder if that has ever been reported in the ...
by Bryan Hamilton
February 8th, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northwest, Lacey, Olympia Washington and surrounding areas
Replies: 19
Views: 21725

Re: Northwest, Lacey, Olympia Washington and surrounding are

The regional forums are in fact gone. There is a thread somewhere explaining the rationale.
by Bryan Hamilton
February 7th, 2018, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Collared Lizard search Tucson Area May
Replies: 4
Views: 3641

Re: Collared Lizard search Tucson Area May

I like to be out early, when its still too cool for lizards, while it warms up. Collard lizards like it hot but they are a lot easier to capture and photograph if you you can find them when they are still a little on the cool side. We don't really give specific locations on this board but someone mi...
by Bryan Hamilton
February 7th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Utah 2017 Review
Replies: 17
Views: 8530

Re: Utah 2017 Review

Wow Rye beautiful photo's of a "slow" year. I hope to get in the field with you this year.
by Bryan Hamilton
December 24th, 2017, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Twas the night before herping
Replies: 22
Views: 16051

Re: 'Twas the night before herping

Bumping this most excellent of posts. RIP Kent.
by Bryan Hamilton
December 21st, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter herping in socal?
Replies: 7
Views: 6233

Re: Winter herping in socal?

I'm not sure that the role of precipitation is well understood for snake detectibility. Like a lot of people on the forum, I think precip plays a role, but it does not guarantee you'll find snakes. IMO being out there looking is much more important than waiting for the perfect window to search. This...
by Bryan Hamilton
December 10th, 2017, 12:02 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 65588

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

The only trick I have I got from Kelly. The "Root Lowell Flo-Master Pressurized Pump Sprayer " changed the way I humidify and also changed my relationship with my snakes. Its a really nice, reasonably priced sprayer compared the cheap ones that I had used in the past. The snakes (at least some of th...
by Bryan Hamilton
November 29th, 2017, 10:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best Month For Arizona and Lizards?
Replies: 10
Views: 4898

Re: Best Month For Arizona and Lizards?

May can be good for sure. Lots of folks prefer to herp the Mexican monsoon, which typically starts in July and runs through September. The pulse of moisture during the growing season can bring out your target species.

May or August would probably be my choice for time to herp Arizona.
by Bryan Hamilton
November 28th, 2017, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Myanmmar/ Burma
Replies: 10
Views: 5574

Re: Herping in Myanmmar/ Burma

Any concerns with safety in Myannmar? It seems like a very unstable and dangerous place right now.
by Bryan Hamilton
November 21st, 2017, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: tips on finding salamanders in CA
Replies: 5
Views: 4369

Re: tips on finding salamanders in CA

Hi Lawrence,

So less canopy cover is better? That's the opposite of what I would have expected. Any thoughts on why?
by Bryan Hamilton
November 17th, 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?
Replies: 97
Views: 48249

Re: Could Pattern Mimicry in Snakes be Misinterpreted?

Its really too bad ErnieRoo can't play nice. I wish someone would send him to time out. This was a cool discussion, but now its all lost in the rants. I had some thoughts but I'll hold off on sharing them. Ernie is the same guy that claimed its impossible to model reptile populations. In Ernie's min...
by Bryan Hamilton
November 7th, 2017, 12:10 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles
Replies: 24
Views: 21547

Re: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles

Hey Ernie. I read the paper. Thanks for the link! :thumb:
by Bryan Hamilton
October 30th, 2017, 9:56 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles
Replies: 24
Views: 21547

Re: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles

Its a shame threads are diverted in this manor. But once again a trolling post by Bryan Hamilton. To this my response is a simple one. You make the accusation now back it up. Provide a demonstrable instance where I have ever lied. Below a link to all my post. Go for it A-hole. http://www.fieldherpf...
by Bryan Hamilton
October 30th, 2017, 9:42 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles
Replies: 24
Views: 21547

Re: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles

The authors of this paper maybe are skilled mathematician's but they are poor biologist. Ok Ernie-roo. You win. The paper is garbage and the biologists suck. You are right. The peer reviewed paper is wrong and so deeply flawed we should roll back any rules and regulations on anything and everything...
by Bryan Hamilton
October 30th, 2017, 8:46 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles
Replies: 24
Views: 21547

Re: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles

Regarding average age to maturity, what scale are we talking about? In Ontario, average age to maturity is 17 years. In Florida, perhaps its 3-4 years. Average age is only relevant to the scale of management. In other words, turtles in Ontario can't be managed the same way as in Florida or they woul...
by Bryan Hamilton
October 30th, 2017, 7:07 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles
Replies: 24
Views: 21547

Re: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles

The chart was not part of the abstract or the paper. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I thought the chart was really interesting so I added it. Its entirely separate from the paper.
by Bryan Hamilton
October 29th, 2017, 1:35 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles
Replies: 24
Views: 21547

Re: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles

The troll has become the trolled...
when trolls are trolled....
My view from under the bridge....
by Bryan Hamilton
October 29th, 2017, 12:12 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles
Replies: 24
Views: 21547

Re: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles

Hi Ernie-roo,

Welcome to the party. I appreciate the wonderful mix of lies and half truths you sprinkle in with your responses. Why?
by Bryan Hamilton
October 28th, 2017, 9:23 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles
Replies: 24
Views: 21547

Re: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles

That's a good question. I think you're on to something with the latitudinal variation.....
by Bryan Hamilton
October 27th, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles
Replies: 24
Views: 21547

Commercial harvest and export of snapping turtles

As Asian turtle populations have crashed, China has increasingly turned to international import to meet domestic demand, which has increased pressure on global turtle populations. Snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) are being harvested in unprecedented numbers in the United States (US) to meet th...
by Bryan Hamilton
October 25th, 2017, 10:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Chasing Burmese Pythons in the Florida Everglades
Replies: 6
Views: 11511

Re: Chasing Burmese Pythons in the Florida Everglades

As I've said before Ernie, you get me, you really do. I forgot one. Not sure if this was in good fun or serious. Garbage in garbage out. This explains Bryan Hamilton. I suppose I am desperate. And those other posts are completely and totally unrelated. Hence the vicious attacks on you, Ernie Eison, ...
by Bryan Hamilton
October 25th, 2017, 9:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What happened to the forum..I hear Crickets and smell death
Replies: 10
Views: 8195

Re: What happened to the forum..I hear Crickets and smell de

Reports of the death of this forum are frequent and exaggerated. According to Scott forum visitation has not dropped. I know a ton of folks that are not longer on here though. Not having moderation has chased a lot of people away. The pictures and losing the regional forums have also led to some att...
by Bryan Hamilton
October 25th, 2017, 9:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: Chasing Burmese Pythons in the Florida Everglades
Replies: 6
Views: 11511

Re: Chasing Burmese Pythons in the Florida Everglades

Wow Ernie. Sorry for the name calling. That is not nice of me. Should we pull out your greatest hits of name calling? I thought ernie-roo was endearing compared to: Rodda is a complete POS. What I see in support of Jason Jones is a number of partisan posters displaying fanboy support and little to n...
by Bryan Hamilton
October 23rd, 2017, 10:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Chasing Burmese Pythons in the Florida Everglades
Replies: 6
Views: 11511

Re: Chasing Burmese Pythons in the Florida Everglades

Bryan Hamilton you seem to enjoy posting python related articles, Why? And can you tell us about your relationship to Bobby Reed and Gordy Rodda. Two major benefactor's of the python scandal. Do you know them? I don't feel I need to explain any of my relationships to you Ernie -roo. But perhaps you...
by Bryan Hamilton
October 20th, 2017, 3:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Nevada
Replies: 235
Views: 240006

Re: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Ne

You guys are just the best!
by Bryan Hamilton
October 19th, 2017, 10:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eyelash Vipers & Flowers
Replies: 12
Views: 7961

Re: Eyelash Vipers & Flowers

Great question. Its possible that the vipers seek mature flowers by scent? Seems like a cool system for experimentation. I don't know of any predators that seek ambush sites based on indirect clues...
by Bryan Hamilton
October 17th, 2017, 9:30 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Pet Snakes Set off Chain of Events: Could make you sick
Replies: 16
Views: 15316

Re: Pet Snakes Set off Chain of Events: Could make you sick

You have some interesting and testable hypotheses Ernie. Have you considered reaching out to Frank Mazzotti about a paper? It seems like a great study and one several scientists would be interested in exploring.
by Bryan Hamilton
October 16th, 2017, 11:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for Advice on the Unthinkable
Replies: 15
Views: 13821

Re: Looking for Advice on the Unthinkable

There is not much you can do in the field for first aid. Keep the limb immobilized and at the level of the heart. Most important is activating 911 and getting to a hospital. Snakebite kits are useless and cause additional damage. If hiking out is the fastest way to get medical care, hike out. Legiti...
by Bryan Hamilton
October 16th, 2017, 10:07 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Pet Snakes Set off Chain of Events: Could make you sick
Replies: 16
Views: 15316

Re: Pet Snakes Set off Chain of Events: Could make you sick

How does any of this relate to disease transmission of mosquitoes? And why aren't those mosquitoes feeding on pythons, if the mammals are all gone and the pythons are so abundant?

Answer that and perhaps you will find answers to your questions. Remember that those who seek are not always lost.
by Bryan Hamilton
October 15th, 2017, 11:13 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Pet Snakes Set off Chain of Events: Could make you sick
Replies: 16
Views: 15316

Re: Pet Snakes Set off Chain of Events: Could make you sick

Maybe the point is this. Ernie, you have a personal issue with something that happened with pythons. Maybe the ban? And because of that you try to tear down all science related to pythons, particularly in Florida. Your personal attacks have chased away all the python researchers that might discuss t...
by Bryan Hamilton
October 11th, 2017, 2:45 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Values, trust, and cultural backlash in conservation
Replies: 11
Views: 14372

Re: Values, trust, and cultural backlash in conservation

I had some of the initial reactions as you Chris. I'm not familiar with the sociology field but the "dominance" model struck me as offensive. I think Kelly is right that it comes from "dominion", ie that resources are to be used by humans. I'm strongly on the dominance side of the coin but I see the...
by Bryan Hamilton
October 11th, 2017, 1:56 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Pet Snakes Set off Chain of Events: Could make you sick
Replies: 16
Views: 15316

Re: Pet Snakes Set off Chain of Events: Could make you sick

Dodge what point? You seem to think I have some kind of personal investment in the python work. I don't. You've chased off all the python researchers that used to come here and explain their research. You've personally attacked anyone that disagrees with you. And most of those folks left. They aren'...
by Bryan Hamilton
October 11th, 2017, 10:22 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Pet Snakes Set off Chain of Events: Could make you sick
Replies: 16
Views: 15316

Re: Pet Snakes Set off Chain of Events: Could make you sick

Like it or not, indirect effects and disease ecology are driving wildlife management and conservation biology right now. They are important concepts even if you don't agree with some of premises or conclusions. The wolf example in yellowstone kind of paved the way for some of this work. Indirect eff...
by Bryan Hamilton
October 10th, 2017, 4:09 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Values, trust, and cultural backlash in conservation
Replies: 11
Views: 14372

Values, trust, and cultural backlash in conservation

Open access! And possibly explains some of what goes on around here. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S000632071730318X?via%3Dihub The global rise of populism is having a profound effect on policies across many issues. We explore the potential effects on wildlife conservation using t...
by Bryan Hamilton
October 10th, 2017, 3:13 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Pet Snakes Set off Chain of Events: Could make you sick
Replies: 16
Views: 15316

Re: Pet Snakes Set off Chain of Events: Could make you sick

Garbage in garbage out. This explains Bryan Hamilton.
You get me Ernie. You really do. Love to chat more there is garbage to produce.

I'm actually skeptical of this paradigm. Just sharing information. Sorry to have triggered you.
by Bryan Hamilton
October 10th, 2017, 9:54 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Pet Snakes Set off Chain of Events: Could make you sick
Replies: 16
Views: 15316

Pet Snakes Set off Chain of Events: Could make you sick

This is going to become an ecological paradigm, taught in introductory biology classes.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... d=tw-share
by Bryan Hamilton
October 10th, 2017, 6:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Nevada
Replies: 235
Views: 240006

Re: State pushes to tighten wild reptile collection rules-Ne

PREACH IT! To an audience of none.
by Bryan Hamilton
October 8th, 2017, 9:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: arizona weather
Replies: 4
Views: 2802

Re: arizona weather

What ever you do, post some pics. If you are looking for something specific (most people are) it doesn't hurt to ask.