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by justinm
September 9th, 2015, 9:56 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Hooks from Australia?
Replies: 3
Views: 10469

Re: Hooks from Australia?

Midwest tongs has a new really cool hook coming out. It's folds up in three sections. Take a look at their site.
by justinm
September 9th, 2015, 9:50 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: CB rosy bites vs WC rosy
Replies: 36
Views: 14010

Re: CB rosy bites vs WC rosy

I have two CB Mexican Rosy Boas, both male for what its worth. One bites like crazy no matter what. The other is a favorite to hold, for my children.
by justinm
September 9th, 2015, 9:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots
Replies: 37
Views: 13924

Re: Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7213/7290529192_af916c1ab2_b.jpg Western Pygmy Rattlesnake by Justin Michels , on Flickr This snake was the largest Timber I've ever seen. He was scarred horribly, and just awesome. This snake was thick, it's hard to give scale but I've never seen a Timber in his cate...
by justinm
September 3rd, 2015, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo (Part 2)
Replies: 11
Views: 5052

Re: Borneo (Part 2)

Xenodermus is always awesome to see, that's a very cool snake. The frogs are amazing. I love how unique they all are. Great photos of everything.
by justinm
September 3rd, 2015, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANF let me in on it's secret.
Replies: 9
Views: 5641

Re: ANF let me in on it's secret.

MCHerper wrote:
justinm wrote:I'm kind of shocked you didn't throw it on the road and run it over. Isn't that what you do with most of the other snakes you find?
?
It's an inside joke. He finds a lot of roadkill. I accuse him of running them all over.
by justinm
September 3rd, 2015, 5:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANF let me in on it's secret.
Replies: 9
Views: 5641

Re: ANF let me in on it's secret.

I'm kind of shocked you didn't throw it on the road and run it over. Isn't that what you do with most of the other snakes you find?
by justinm
August 31st, 2015, 9:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tripreports Malawi & Zambia July-August 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 3971

Re: Tripreports Malawi & Zambia July-August 2015

Loved all these Chameleon shots. Thanks for a great post. I'll revisit this again I'm sure.
by justinm
August 31st, 2015, 9:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: need info about Lampropeltis getula nigrita ..
Replies: 18
Views: 5748

Re: need info about Lampropeltis getula nigrita ..

Brian,

Would you say these are Hubbscommon, or rare?
by justinm
August 25th, 2015, 11:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It's hatchling season in Wisconsin
Replies: 6
Views: 3985

Re: It's hatchling season in Wisconsin

This is a pretty cool post. All great finds, thanks for sharing.
by justinm
August 22nd, 2015, 9:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Below the Mason Dixon
Replies: 13
Views: 3865

Re: Below the Mason Dixon

You crushed it in Georgia. I have to say I'm amazed at how great of a photographer you are. Well done. This was so fun.
by justinm
August 15th, 2015, 7:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Foetus and Fossil
Replies: 19
Views: 5727

Re: Foetus and Fossil

Ok here's a few fossils that I don't have put away until my kids are old enough not to break them.... https://farm1.staticflickr.com/618/20408420479_93d8d0eba1_k.jpg P1030320 by Justin Michels , on Flickr. My Great Grandfather found this one in a Coal Mine as a miner in Southern Illinois. It's known...
by justinm
August 13th, 2015, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Foetus and Fossil
Replies: 19
Views: 5727

Re: Foetus and Fossil

I forgot that I found some toad eggs drying in the grass after heavy rains a few weeks ago. He's my first fetus entry.

ImageIMG_20150712_114521 by Justin Michels, on Flickr
by justinm
August 13th, 2015, 8:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Foetus and Fossil
Replies: 19
Views: 5727

Re: Foetus and Fossil

Yes. That's just as ruggedly poetic as all hell. BTW. Many years ago I came across a pictorial of embryonic life. Elephant, horse, dolphin, snake, were some remembered in the piece. I was sure it was National Geographic and searched for it since but haven't found. I am thinking as cool as that was ...
by justinm
August 13th, 2015, 7:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late Spring to Summer in Missouri
Replies: 4
Views: 2316

Re: Late Spring to Summer in Missouri

I love that Coachwhip shot.
by justinm
August 13th, 2015, 5:28 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: North American Herpetofauna: the literature from 1900 to now
Replies: 11
Views: 15258

Re: North American Herpetofauna: the literature from 1900 to

Chris, there's this epic chameleon book that I don't know the name of, off the top of my head. I've seen it going for over a grand and never under 600 in bad shape. I think Chip Cochran owns it, he's the only person I know who has a copy. I would throw you in traffic for that book to be on my shelf.
by justinm
August 13th, 2015, 5:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Foetus and Fossil
Replies: 19
Views: 5727

Re: Foetus and Fossil

Does a fully formed Dead in Egg Corn snake in Moonshine (as a pickling agent) count as a foetus? If so I has one on my desk. I'll get a pic of it up if I can.
by justinm
August 12th, 2015, 6:30 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: North American Herpetofauna: the literature from 1900 to now
Replies: 11
Views: 15258

Re: North American Herpetofauna: the literature from 1900 to

Justin: I recently got a copy of Ditmars' The Reptile Book . It's a 1907 book, and the cover is completely separated from the pages. I'd planned on looking up how to repair it myself, but would it be better to take it to the library? -Gene My good friend has a Masters in Library Science and runs a ...
by justinm
August 11th, 2015, 11:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morocco - april 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 8840

Re: Morocco - april 2015

Epic posting. I loved the vipers couldn't stop looking at them. The Tarentola chazilae were new to me and wow, they're very cool to see.

Justin Michels
by justinm
August 11th, 2015, 11:15 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Rare" herp in the United States
Replies: 47
Views: 51970

Re: "Rare" herp in the United States

So are South Florida Rainbow Snakes, Hubbscommon? I need a benchmark.
by justinm
August 11th, 2015, 10:47 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: At what temp will eggs cook?
Replies: 18
Views: 7277

Re: At what temp will eggs cook?

Contact Jon Vanek. He just defended his thesis on Heterodon. I'm sure he might know a little.
by justinm
August 11th, 2015, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Foetus and Fossil
Replies: 19
Views: 5727

Re: Feotus and Fossil

I have a lot of fossils, one is a complete skeleton and a few nice trilobites and some neat plants. I can try to get some pics up. I have a large collection for a guy of my means.
by justinm
August 11th, 2015, 6:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: cherries and trash - from DC to Miami
Replies: 14
Views: 5223

Re: cherries and trash - from DC to Miami

Thanks for posting this. You didn't miss much on your trip. I've been meaning to do a similar one for years. I'm stealing the RV rental idea since I have boys the age of Bas. This was a great post, made me smile all the way through. I hope you guys enjoyed the US.
by justinm
August 7th, 2015, 1:25 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: North American Herpetofauna: the literature from 1900 to now
Replies: 11
Views: 15258

Re: North American Herpetofauna: the literature from 1900 to

I have a huge herp book library. I also have some really nice old books. On a few I had the binding repaired by the local library. They did a great job on most of them to the point you can't really tell they're redone. I guess I don't have a wish list but I do like seeing notes in the old field guid...
by justinm
August 7th, 2015, 1:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Head torches/headlamps
Replies: 57
Views: 19995

Re: Head torches

I had a zebra light and I loved it, but I lost it....
by justinm
July 29th, 2015, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Forgive me for not putting this on the literature forum
Replies: 2
Views: 2471

Re: Forgive me for not putting this on the literature forum

I'm excited too. I had talked to Joe about this book many times and really wanted to see it come out while he was still with us. I'm sure Powell has carried the torch well, someone needed to. Joe kept telling me he had a very meaningful pile of papers related to this book and it just needed to be ed...
by justinm
July 27th, 2015, 1:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List
Replies: 44
Views: 53568

Re: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List

10. Peru
9. Western Ghats
8. Cameroon Highlands in Malaysia
7. Northern Mexico
6. Guyana
5. Borneo
4. Northern Australia
3. Kansas, Flint Hills (over and over and over again)
2. Thailand, anywhere in Thailand
1. Iowa, just ask Don Becker about all the Brown and Garter snakes.
by justinm
July 27th, 2015, 9:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amboli revisited (Mid May + Early June) *Updated
Replies: 8
Views: 5119

Re: Amboli revisited (Towards the end of dry season-pre mons

I need to visit you one of these days... I'm always excited to see what you're finding.
by justinm
July 27th, 2015, 9:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Caymans and Everglades, Spring 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 9117

Re: Caymans and Everglades, Spring 2015

Stunning photographs. This was a visual feast and what a neat story that you get to see the Blue Iguanas so frequently. Thanks for sharing the adventures.

Justin Michels
by justinm
July 27th, 2015, 9:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A week in the United Arab Emirates
Replies: 26
Views: 12985

Re: A week in the United Arab Emirates

Thank you for the post. This was fantastic, among the best in memory. I will certainly review this a time or two more.

Justin Michels
by justinm
May 4th, 2015, 6:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Arkansas Herping Parts 1-3
Replies: 6
Views: 2228

Re: 2015 Arkansas Herping Parts 1-3

EPIC. You have pics of things I've seen and never photographed, and things I've never seen at all. You're posts are always so well done. Thank you.
by justinm
April 29th, 2015, 7:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Values for da youts....
Replies: 85
Views: 31557

Re: Field Herping Values for da youts....

Kent,

You're indoctrinating these kids by showing them your morals on what you think is proper etiquette when field herping. You're harshing Gerry's buzz.
by justinm
April 29th, 2015, 5:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Values for da youts....
Replies: 85
Views: 31557

Re: Field Herping Values for da youts....

Gerry, How many children have you raised? I'm going to guess none. Which really means you have shit for experience to pull from, and don't have a leg to stand on with regard to how they should be raised or moralized. I love when clueless idealists tell me how to raise my kids, or what they would do....
by justinm
April 26th, 2015, 5:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Values for da youts....
Replies: 85
Views: 31557

Re: Field Herping Values for da youts....

Peter, Many times I've seen you with the kids. You're giving them more attention, guidance and mentoring than many would otherwise receive. I'm always proud to see how you handle kids and their unique situations be it at Scouts, or with the kids your children bring over. In fact I remember asking yo...
by justinm
March 23rd, 2015, 5:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 16767

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

Pretty odd discussion for March, but I have to agree with Chris H. The Crawfish frogs are ridiculously hard to find. I've heard them in three counties now, and only photoe'd this one. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7587/16872578496_d559331a08_c.jpg Northern Crawfish Frog by Justin.Michels , on Flickr
by justinm
March 20th, 2015, 7:37 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAFHA - Hands off Amphibs policy?
Replies: 31
Views: 16598

Re: NAFHA - Hands off Amphibs policy?

If anyone is interested in the papers please email me and I'll forward what I've been given on the topic.

Justin dot Michels at Yahoo dot com.
by justinm
March 20th, 2015, 6:36 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAFHA - Hands off Amphibs policy?
Replies: 31
Views: 16598

Re: NAFHA - Hands off Amphibs policy?

Jonathan, It's my best guess I won't say hypothesis, that Chytrid contributes to high mortality in stressed populations. I don't think it's the only cause for the mass die offs we've seen, but could certainly contribute. I'm hoping that Dr. Wilcoxen gets back to me soon. His talk was really mind blo...
by justinm
March 20th, 2015, 6:04 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAFHA - Hands off Amphibs policy?
Replies: 31
Views: 16598

Re: NAFHA - Hands off Amphibs policy?

Recent studies show that Chytrid has been present in North America since the 1880's. Furthermore it's been found in every county of Illinois. 15 soil samples were taken per county. Everyone of them tested positive for Chytrid. Dr. Travis Wilcoxen did an interesting study on Chytrid, that was eye ope...
by justinm
March 20th, 2015, 5:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January in Peru (lots of pics)
Replies: 17
Views: 8098

Re: January in Peru (lots of pics)

Wonderful post, I think you could have tripled it having seen some of the other photos. Where's the baby sloth. I love sloths and I'm incredibly jealous of the one you were able to surrogate.
by justinm
February 11th, 2015, 1:30 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Snake in the Grass vs. Invasive Pythons
Replies: 20
Views: 11060

Re: Snake in the Grass vs. Invasive Pythons

Gene,

Would you mind sharing any books on the list you're interested in? I have a large herp library, and I buy and read herp literature constantly. I'm sure there's something I'm missing.

Justin
by justinm
January 27th, 2015, 12:46 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: HERP NATION Magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 7745

Re: HERP NATION Magazine

I agree that the gap has been pretty long. I would appreciate some kind of update if it's not going to follow the pattern it has up to now. Unless I'm really bowled over with the rest of the issues on my subscription I think I'm done.
by justinm
January 27th, 2015, 12:43 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia
Replies: 5
Views: 4153

Re: Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia

One thing is for sure, Justin...Georgia is awesome for herps! Where are you headed? Cary Cary, I'm back, a few of us a did a lightning quick trip to Georgia working with the Orianne Society. Even scored a county record Pseudacris ornata, in Wilcox I think it was. The book came in more handy than I ...
by justinm
January 27th, 2015, 12:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 11994

Re: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

Do we know the name of the President? There are a few Justins around, myself being the coolest one.
by justinm
January 19th, 2015, 11:39 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia
Replies: 5
Views: 4153

Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia

Ok this is not a Field Guide first and foremost. Why? Because it's a big ass tome of a book. I knew Georgia was cool, but it's epic cool. That's what the book "Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia" by Jensen, Camp, Gibbons, and Elliot has taught me. I'm going there on Wednesday, first time herping Geo...
by justinm
January 16th, 2015, 8:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kentucky and the Little Gravel Road in Illinois 2014...
Replies: 26
Views: 8309

Re: Kentucky and the Little Gravel Road in Illinois 2014...

Sweet post, I loved the Midlands, Prairie King, cool Milks, and skinks brooding, the Glass lizard was a monster. Do you have a headshot? I've been told large males have a different pattern on top of their head that breaks up as they grow.


Justin Michels
by justinm
January 15th, 2015, 9:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 EOY report...KS, MO, OK, TX...
Replies: 20
Views: 9587

Re: 2014 EOY report...KS, MO, OK, TX...

One of the Masters of the Midwest, boom what a post! I can't ever get tired of anything you've posted here. Really well done, as I expect. Hope to see you in 2015, it's been too long.


Justin Michels
by justinm
January 15th, 2015, 8:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HerpMapper Highlight - Wood Frog
Replies: 7
Views: 3461

Re: HerpMapper Highlight - Wood Frog

You can tell where the fields and suburbs are across their range. Timbers are the same way. It's sad that the dots aren't all over their range contiguous. Part of the pattern is probably due to variation in where contributors live. Plenty of wood frogs in northeast Ohio and western New York, even i...
by justinm
January 14th, 2015, 8:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 11994

Re: Chapter Officer Nominations Needed

Iv been in Florida the last few weeks, so haven't had much time to keep up with this stuff, I apologize. We need a VP apparently, does anyone have interest? If not, I would be more then happy to nominate someone. Looks more severe than just a VP. A president is also needed as Jeremy doesn't have ti...
by justinm
January 14th, 2015, 6:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: recently enlisted in navy
Replies: 21
Views: 4976

Re: recently enlisted in navy

Good luck and thank you for your upcoming service. You're a real hero, and patriot. I would say that you should take every opportunity to get a trade in the Navy. Too many people squander their time, and don't get any real world value out of the opportunity of their service.
by justinm
January 13th, 2015, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for Photos of Herpers with Herps
Replies: 12
Views: 3260

Re: Request for Photos of Herpers with Herps

Chris,

This will have to wait til I get home but I have a lot of good pictures of herpers herping. Might want to check that thread on here out. Unless it's too old and lost in the crash. I was the author of that one, and it really took off.