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by justinm
July 11th, 2014, 4:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Herping, RFI
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Herping, RFI

Mark, thank you I didn't know of them.
by justinm
July 10th, 2014, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cool looking Ratsnake
Replies: 8
Views: 2754

Re: Cool looking Ratsnake

Trey wrote:Erythristic black rat. Awesome!

Anymore pics?
I was trying to pay for a camp site and had kids sitting in the car. So I pulled out my phone showed the snake to the boys and didn't even get the camera out. I really wish I would have now...
by justinm
July 10th, 2014, 12:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Herping, RFI
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Dallas/Fort Worth Herping, RFI

Work has me in the Las Colinas area every two weeks for a while, maybe until I move there... At any rate is anyone interested in showing me how/where to herp in Dallas Fort Worth area? I will have a rental and will pay for gas. It would need to be in the evenings/nights. PM me if you can or are inte...
by justinm
July 10th, 2014, 9:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Borneo
Replies: 10
Views: 3133

Re: Herping Borneo

Here's another link for books that might be helpful.

http://www.nhpborneo.com/books/amphibians-and-reptiles/
by justinm
July 10th, 2014, 6:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Borneo
Replies: 10
Views: 3133

Re: Herping Borneo

There is a new Borneo field guide for snakes out. So you'll be lucky to have fresh off the press information. Reach out to the author as well for any special tips.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/190678 ... UTF8&psc=1
by justinm
July 8th, 2014, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An Eastern Oklahoma Crotalus question
Replies: 5
Views: 1755

Re: An Eastern Oklahoma Crotalus question

Eric East wrote:You can certainly find atrox and horridus in the same area. Keep cruising!
Didn't some guys from Arkansas find some on the same ridge, in Arkansas? Were you in on that trip(s)?
by justinm
July 8th, 2014, 7:06 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: F2 Santa Cruz Garter Snake
Replies: 4
Views: 3395

Re: F2 Santa Cruz Garter Snake

What do the adults look like? Are you selling these?
by justinm
July 8th, 2014, 1:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades snake ID Request
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

Re: Everglades snake ID Request

dbh wrote:Looks like Nerodia taxispilota to me.

David
I said to myself "taxispilota", I love when I'm right! This group of guys lives for the ID this critter post.
by justinm
July 8th, 2014, 12:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request to look at Mambas
Replies: 16
Views: 3362

Re: Request to look at Mambas

Chris, the detail in the scalation of the eye that viridis has is super cool. I guess I've really overlooked their beauty.
by justinm
July 8th, 2014, 12:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cool looking Ratsnake
Replies: 8
Views: 2754

Cool looking Ratsnake

I know I don't post a whole lot anymore. I've photo'ed about everything in 8 hours drive with exception of spotted turtles, yellow muds, spadefoots and mud snakes. So I don't want to dump on the pile of things you've all seen hundreds of times over. At any rate I found one of the coolest Ratsnakes i...
by justinm
July 8th, 2014, 12:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reaching out for some herpin'
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: Reaching out for some herpin'

Hey sorry I just saw this, or I would have tried to get some people in touch with you. Chicago actually has some decent herping opportunities.
by justinm
July 7th, 2014, 7:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Maine Made
Replies: 24
Views: 6566

Re: Maine Made

I've never herped far enough North to get a Mink frog, and someday I will. Very good shots man. Is it me or do the two "Blue Spotteds" have different tails? The second one has a laterally compressed tail, where as the previous one doesn't seem to.
by justinm
July 7th, 2014, 7:20 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: AnimalBytesTV
Replies: 21
Views: 21443

Re: AnimalBytesTV

I'm not sure why you're trying so hard to be what most of the world despises in America, luv_the_smellof_musk? At any rate, I've owned a few pickup trucks, I probably eat red meat twice a week, and I listen to NPR religiously. If we didn't get along it would most likely be due to some weird prejudic...
by justinm
July 7th, 2014, 7:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: An Appalachian Summer
Replies: 6
Views: 1788

Re: An Appalachian Summer

Soopaman wrote:Definitely not reading this until some paragraphs happen.
Agreed I quit on what I think was the second line of text. Big blocks of text are nearly impossible to read, please make an effort.
by justinm
July 7th, 2014, 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanks Scott Waters
Replies: 2
Views: 3231

Re: Thanks Scott Waters

Awesome! Thank you Scott.
by justinm
July 7th, 2014, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A new species of gecko(Hemidactylus sp.) from southern India
Replies: 1
Views: 794

Re: A new species of gecko(Hemidactylus sp.) from southern I

Thanks for the link. A lot of new species are being described in India right now.
by justinm
July 3rd, 2014, 10:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request to look at Mambas
Replies: 16
Views: 3362

Re: Request to look at Mambas

Kelly,

This is the best picture I have of a Black Mamba. This is a captive animal, hope it helps you with what you're looking for.

Image
by justinm
July 2nd, 2014, 9:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Addressing an Overdue Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 3149

Re: Addressing an Overdue Issue

Brian,

I've disagreed with the way things are run and it's not a secret.
by justinm
July 1st, 2014, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New species of rattlesnakes: Crotalus tlaloci & C. campbelli
Replies: 11
Views: 5640

Re: New species of rattlesnakes: Crotalus tlaloci & C. campb

Thanks Chris, I found a link but I don't have a subscription that will allow me to read the abstract. Maybe someone can help out?

http://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view ... .3826.3.34
by justinm
July 1st, 2014, 4:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New species of rattlesnakes: Crotalus tlaloci & C. campbelli
Replies: 11
Views: 5640

Re: New species of rattlesnakes: Crotalus tlaloci & C. campb

That's pretty much epic, do you have links to any papers on them?
by justinm
July 1st, 2014, 4:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Addressing an Overdue Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 3149

Re: Addressing an Overdue Issue

The NAFHA International Board voted unanimously 10-0 to replace Chad Harrison as president. Yours Truly Brian Hinds International Coordinator Sounds like you just kicked him out, there's been no replacement. Witch hunts are like that though. I have an idea why don't you change NAFHA to "Failure To ...
by justinm
June 29th, 2014, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best product to use as a field journal?
Replies: 16
Views: 4032

Re: Best product to use as a field journal?

I use this same brand in different sizes and I bought a pen that is made for this paper, and I use Mechanical pencils as well. I would also suggest Moleskin brand journals if you don't want to use Rite n the Rain.
by justinm
June 27th, 2014, 11:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Important info re: the 2014 NAFHA meeting in the SW
Replies: 20
Views: 3387

Re: Important info re: the 2014 NAFHA meeting in the SW

Jim, Since you keep saying I don't understand the written word. The word you're looking for is Libel, not Liable. Because I'm liable to keep telling the truth. :beer: You must have found steady work again, lawyers get pretty cashy. Maybe it's time you STFU and stop being the personal spokesperson fo...
by justinm
June 27th, 2014, 10:13 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Eastern gray ratsnake query
Replies: 6
Views: 3683

Re: Eastern gray ratsnake query

I would say there's a small amount of risk, I've seen Ratsnakes each other snakes. If well fed and maintained I wouldn't think it would be a big issue. Definitely feed in a separate enclosure though, that will minimize a lot of risk.
by justinm
June 27th, 2014, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Addressing an Overdue Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 3149

Re: Addressing an Overdue Issue

Howdy Folks! Due to some relatively recent exploits, it seems I am being asked to step down as Chapter President, which I will do no problem. I feel a bit silly doing this, I must admit. On top of NAFHA thinking I'm super sketchy (anyone who actually knows me knows just how much that isn't true, wh...
by justinm
June 27th, 2014, 10:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Important info re: the 2014 NAFHA meeting in the SW
Replies: 20
Views: 3387

Re: Important info re: the 2014 NAFHA meeting in the SW

It's pretty obvious you don't understand the written word, and as for the rest of your strange claims... you are sorely mistaken... other than a few crotes I've collected for Dr Hayes, at Loma Linda, for venom and genetic samples, a rescued ball python, and a few milk snakes, I neither collect nor ...
by justinm
June 27th, 2014, 7:22 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Protection--a flawed policy
Replies: 280
Views: 217805

Re: Protection--a flawed policy

the only native herps I keep are used for public education herp talks, and the negative utility suffered (which is debatable, they are well-kept and safe from predation) by one individual herp, is far less than the positive utility garnered by the species at large, by people learning to live with t...
by justinm
June 27th, 2014, 7:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Important info re: the 2014 NAFHA meeting in the SW
Replies: 20
Views: 3387

Re: Important info re: the 2014 NAFHA meeting in the SW

I think this thread had pretty much run it's course, and while on the Main Forum, where anyone can comment, ostensibly it was addressed to Nafha members. It's a shame you (seemingly) have such a conflict of interests, Hanna, that you can't consider joining Nafha... you do know that you no longer ne...
by justinm
June 26th, 2014, 1:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Important info re: the 2014 NAFHA meeting in the SW
Replies: 20
Views: 3387

Re: Important info re: the 2014 NAFHA meeting in the SW

Klawnsnake, If I go it won't be to support NAFHA, it will be to go herping. Hang out with like minded people and have a great time. We'll collect data, and most if not all will go to NAFHA. It's funny to me that a guy who keeps several things he's collected is so strict about not collecting in the n...
by justinm
June 26th, 2014, 5:36 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: New Flickr
Replies: 70
Views: 30513

Re: New Flickr

Looks like Flickr has changed their format yet again. So far I actually like the changes. Still not as much as the old format, but I think I'm going to be happier with it. Though, I hope this is in an effort to address users complaints rather than a trend of constantly overhauling their format. Wha...
by justinm
June 24th, 2014, 10:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peninsular Malaysia and Southern Thailand, 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 7331

Re: Peninsular Malaysia and Southern Thailand, 2014

All of this together is Epic and is making my really dream of Southeast Asia. Your photos are fantastic, thanks for adding more to this.
by justinm
June 24th, 2014, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vomeronasal Organ and Analogous Senses?
Replies: 7
Views: 1768

Re: Vomeronasal Organ and Analogous Senses?

I would say you should ask Sam Sweet. PM him I don't know how often he's on this site.
by justinm
June 22nd, 2014, 6:09 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Which is best?
Replies: 8
Views: 5926

Re: Which is best?

I'm on the fence between 2 and 4. Those would be my pics. One looks like you had a pot bottom on it to get it to sit still and it conformed to that shape. I've had this happen many many times.
by justinm
June 22nd, 2014, 6:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Important info re: the 2014 NAFHA meeting in the SW
Replies: 20
Views: 3387

Re: Important info re: the 2014 NAFHA meeting in the SW

Chris,

Can you expound? I'm not sure what you mean when you say that there are enticements to break the law? Isn't that entrapment? Do they have rights to search through coolers, gear and tents etc.? Seems a bit much to me? Unreasonable search and seizure even?
by justinm
June 19th, 2014, 6:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Important info re: the 2014 NAFHA meeting in the SW
Replies: 20
Views: 3387

Re: Important info re: the 2014 NAFHA meeting in AZ

Kris, Thanks for this, I'm trying to go but work keeps changing my schedule. I have to travel often and don't know if this trip will work for me. If I'm able to go then I'm going to make sure I'm legal to the letter. This is important for all of us so that we're not casting a bad light on the commun...
by justinm
June 16th, 2014, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Six months into 2014...My Year So Far!
Replies: 8
Views: 2607

Re: Six months into 2014...My Year So Far!

No one likes a show off. Sorry that I couldn't make it on that one trip, work does that to me sometimes. Sounds like the weather sucked anyway... Keep some time open this Fall I'll surely be down your way. Great stuff on the Crawfish Frogs, and Spadefoot toads. I've not seen many kinosternon and non...
by justinm
June 16th, 2014, 6:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: how can you estimate box turtle age?
Replies: 8
Views: 1346

Re: how can you estimate box turtle age?

Great thread. I have a small rescue Eastern Box in my collection. She was found and brought into the local zoo. The zoo couldn't keep her as they can't accept donations like this, and brought her to the local herp club. After four years she's growing slowly as my captive. I just put her out in the g...
by justinm
June 16th, 2014, 5:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May snake
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

Re: May snake

Super cool posts, I love the melanistic garter! The blue racer was very blue, I'm in range but most aren't as nice as that. The hoggies were cool, those are always neat to see. Great post.
by justinm
June 12th, 2014, 11:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indiana Kanakee River Area Trip
Replies: 7
Views: 2983

Re: Indiana Kanakee River Area Trip

Cool. I was there on the 19th and got skunked on foxes and bulls. I did get a fox up by Joliet on the 20th though. BTW, I didn't know Chicago had "gators, haha!" Terry Cox There's a guy I've met a few times that spends a lot of his free time catching crocodilians in waterways in the Chicago area. S...
by justinm
June 12th, 2014, 11:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indiana Kanakee River Area Trip
Replies: 7
Views: 1927

Re: Indiana Kanakee River Area Trip

Cool. I was there on the 19th and got skunked on foxes and bulls. I did get a fox up by Joliet on the 20th though. BTW, I didn't know Chicago had "gators, haha!" Terry Cox There's a guy I've met a few times that spends a lot of his free time catching crocodilians in waterways in the Chicago area. S...
by justinm
June 11th, 2014, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: QUICK! how could u safely remove a snake from a mouse trap?
Replies: 16
Views: 4495

Re: QUICK! how could u safely remove a snake from a mouse tr

You can tell your friend, as well, that there is an alternative live trap instead of glue traps for catching rodents around the house. There are box traps that do not harm the mouse/rodent. The door slams shut behind the rodent when it goes for bait inside the trap. I did a Google search on Rodent ...
by justinm
June 10th, 2014, 1:20 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Anybody Breeding Pine Snakes here???
Replies: 8
Views: 4582

Re: Anybody Breeding Pine Snakes here???

Any species really..I love these guys! If you are, and it interests you I have a group of Baboon Spiderlings I'm willing to part with! lol Thanks! Lucas Pingleton had been breeding Southern Pines for the last few years. I think two years in a row he even had albinos. Hit him up and see if he's cook...
by justinm
June 10th, 2014, 1:19 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Mother of God
Replies: 2
Views: 2784

Re: Mother of God

Mother of God a book by Paul Rosolie. "An Extraordinary journey into the uncharted tributaries of the Western Amazon". Several good references to large anacondas and other wildlife. So is this book interesting on a herping level, anthropological level? Was the writing inspired? Can you tell us anyt...
by justinm
June 10th, 2014, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last night N. siamensis saved from deathrow, krait and frogs
Replies: 34
Views: 8539

Re: Last night N. siamensis saved from deathrow, krait and f

I'm not a fan, so I'll remember not to even open your posts or check your youtube videos. Most of the folks here, if you take the time to learn frown on this kind of behavior. Maybe you'll learn to respect and deserve the animals you find. I hope so, but this behavior makes me angry so I'm done for ...
by justinm
June 5th, 2014, 8:27 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Snakes of Borneo
Replies: 5
Views: 3761

Re: Snakes of Borneo

Hans,


Thanks for the update, I'm ordering it now.
by justinm
June 1st, 2014, 10:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Union County, IL and ID Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1915

Re: Union County, IL and ID Help

The ID of Dekayi would be what I would give this animal. Union county has this sort of animal in it commonly, as in Snake Road and the surrounding area. I would say that salamander metamorph is Marbled, but there are certainly texanum there, but it doesn't look right to me. The ribbon is know known ...
by justinm
June 1st, 2014, 6:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amphibians of Guyana
Replies: 12
Views: 6007

Re: Amphibians of Guyana

I'm bowled over, I've looked it over twice, thirds are going to be needed for sure. Finding the Rhinella in so many forms would be a dream, the Atelopus, and the Microhylids are the cream of this for me. Caecillians in the wild would be so freaking cool I know my heart would race. Great stuff, thank...
by justinm
May 31st, 2014, 6:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guyana-the other reptiles
Replies: 12
Views: 6609

Re: Guyana-the other reptiles

Outstanding photos...like viewing a high quality "coffee table book" except you present Genera I have never seen before e.g., Bachia,Leposoma, etc. Equally so with the snakes. The young paranoid looking iguana near the river caught my eye, the head on view of the Boa constrictor, and many others. I...
by justinm
May 30th, 2014, 7:16 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: King Snakes in Alabama
Replies: 12
Views: 5459

Re: King Snakes in Alabama

I've not seen one that looked like that before. Is this typical for the region? Neat looking snake for sure.
by justinm
May 30th, 2014, 7:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: goodbye carl
Replies: 38
Views: 13892

Re: goodbye carl

got word that the accident happened between his two favorite hog spots. he was doing what he loved. -ben I chatted with his wife Stacie today, but didn't want to ask for details on what happened. I was going to assume that he was starting to watch his beloved hogs for the season. Ben, thanks for co...