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by chrisr
June 9th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 21607

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Folks I really appreciate your help on this. So righteous of you. I'm going to do all these things :)
by chrisr
June 8th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 21607

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Thanks for the advice. I just ordered a UVB bulb.
by chrisr
June 8th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 21607

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

I forgot to mention that this lizard is at least 13 years old. The vet thought that the eye conditions may be age-related.
by chrisr
June 8th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 21607

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Yes, it is in both. Any dietary tips?
by chrisr
June 8th, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blanding's Turtle high off the ground
Replies: 0
Views: 9976

Blanding's Turtle high off the ground

Hello folks, I have not been here in quite a while but felt like sharing this:


My YouTube channel has really taken off lately, and I feature herps in my videos often:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPR_Lj ... G_Cg?view=
by chrisr
June 8th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 21607

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Ok, thanks much. I currently feed him(?) crickets, mealworms, blueberries, and occasional Vitamin D supplements. Any suggestions as to what to add? This is basically what he has eaten for the past 10 years, but the eye opacities only appeared last year.
by chrisr
June 8th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 21607

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

That is weird, the images were showing for me and now they don't. Here is another try: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VXQkeZkUNHci5Gu37988pbCWBSg8SiqZV02OhaebwTiqEhvugTd6Q_xVb3sN5muhhtA6ZzZWkr9nilrvINRY8taEb-GfAL7-1hyzIrIvs3_xWXdkI5E8ctgqfZ5c4K8NxFW9vtlyLtuBbSEGwTiwFGKSXcGoEEyteSuQUFASGZlw3U9JznO...
by chrisr
June 5th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 21607

Plated lizard with eye problem

Hello, my Sudanese plated lizard has some kind of stuff in its eyes that almost completely covers them. It looks like retained shed to me, but my vet disagreed. She gave him antibiotics and eye drops which did nothing. He is otherwise healthy and eating. I have soaked him for half an hour in a plast...
by chrisr
January 20th, 2015, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Video Version of My Bipes Post (with Bipes footage!)
Replies: 14
Views: 5606

Re: The Video Version of My Bipes Post (with Bipes footage!)

Enjoyed watching the video, thanks. Did you attach a wide angle lens to your camcorder or does it come with that much of a wide angle option? Cool stuff,

C
by chrisr
December 29th, 2014, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turning herping photos into fun & educational kid activities
Replies: 7
Views: 3041

Re: Turning herping photos into fun & educational kid activi

Love this! Thanks for the post Mike.

- Chris
by chrisr
December 18th, 2014, 6:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 13
Views: 6073

Re: Catching Chameleons in South Florida

Cool post. Would love to see some huge Oustalet's so good luck with that!
by chrisr
December 18th, 2014, 6:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Info Request
Replies: 21
Views: 9195

Re: Costa Rica Info Request

I'll put in a plug for the CRARC as well. I was not there during a particularly productive time of year for herps and found lots of amazing animals. Brian is incredibly knowledgeable with an uncanny ability to spot target animals at night. I will definitely return to his facility at some point. Cber...
by chrisr
September 23rd, 2014, 8:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LECHs in the SW! (My NAFHA National Meeting Report)
Replies: 5
Views: 2020

Re: LECHs in the SW! (My NAFHA National Meeting Report)

Thanks for sharing, very neat. Never heard of Tarantula Hawks before. Crazy!
by chrisr
June 10th, 2014, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your favorite find of the month - May 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2330

Re: Your favorite find of the month - May 2014

Thanks Pete. I am pretty much addicted to doing it :) Subscribe to my youtube channel if you are really into it. Lots of stuff there,

C
by chrisr
June 8th, 2014, 6:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your favorite find of the month - May 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2330

Re: Your favorite find of the month - May 2014

Glad you like the video. Yea Jake, I like the peaceful aspect that using a tripod can produce.

Here is another peaceful vid from the same location from May of last year:
by chrisr
June 4th, 2014, 8:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your favorite find of the month - May 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2330

Re: Your favorite find of the month - May 2014

I didn't find any Blanding's last year so this was definitely my fav find of May (it is 1:43 into this vid):
by chrisr
May 5th, 2014, 5:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Day 6 at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center (video)
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Re: Day 6 at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center (vide

Well if you like pumilio Brian's place is crawling with them. Definitely worth staying a couple nights there if you go to CR and are an amphibian fan.
by chrisr
May 3rd, 2014, 5:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Day 6 at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center (video)
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Day 6 at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center (video)

I spent most of my last mellow January morning at the CRARC hanging out with a Green Tree Anole. I thought the way it walked across the tile patio was hilarious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHoXsGC5Reo I didn't get any comments on the Day 5 video which has a lot of herps in it so here it is again...
by chrisr
April 15th, 2014, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia trip Part 3
Replies: 18
Views: 8142

Re: Australia trip Part 3

So awesome! Thank you for these posts,

C
by chrisr
April 15th, 2014, 9:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Costa Rica - Day 5 video
Replies: 0
Views: 1077

Eastern Costa Rica - Day 5 video

Hello again, I whittled down Day 5 to this 23 minute piece. I gave up on IDing everything but I think all of the herps are correct... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXYr_ud7WZM Day 6 is yet to come but will be much shorter than this one. Day 5 may have been my favorite day, due to the quantity of sp...
by chrisr
April 7th, 2014, 7:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early Spring in New England
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Re: Early Spring in New England

Mike this is so cool! I am guessing this is the spot you told me about last year. I didn't find anything when I went there but will have to return. I haven't found a racer in MA for 2 years and I'm jonesing.

Thanks so much for sharing,

Chris
by chrisr
March 25th, 2014, 7:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia trip Part 1
Replies: 24
Views: 8357

Re: Australia trip Part 1

Great post, thanks. Look forward to more,

C
by chrisr
March 24th, 2014, 9:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thank goodness these guys kill poisonous snakes!
Replies: 2
Views: 1740

Re: Thank goodness these guys kill poisonous snakes!

I'm "wildlife n musics", the latest commenter who was instructed to take up a new hobby.
by chrisr
March 24th, 2014, 5:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thank goodness these guys kill poisonous snakes!
Replies: 2
Views: 1740

Thank goodness these guys kill poisonous snakes!

Apparently these guys kill "poisonous" snakes so they don't eat all the frogs(?). Very weak video but I had to watch it anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVA2EAzDIH8 I bet those frogs taste real good after getting shot. When I showed my disapproval by commenting sarcastically I got a pretty fun...
by chrisr
March 19th, 2014, 11:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Countdown to Spotted Salamanders!
Replies: 65
Views: 15168

Re: Countdown to Spotted Salamanders!

Do you think there could be any activity here in MA early tomorrow morning before sunrise? It is supposed to rain most of the night...
by chrisr
March 17th, 2014, 7:50 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182258

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

First frog in situ for me this year:
by chrisr
March 17th, 2014, 7:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica 2014 trip - Day 4
Replies: 0
Views: 1094

Costa Rica 2014 trip - Day 4

Hello again. It's going to be a while til I edit Day 5 as I saw a lot of stuff that day so I figured I'd share Day 4 which I just uploaded to youtube. It was a great, mellow day. The mornings at the CRARC were always bird-filled and found a few herps there that night as well (even though rain was ju...
by chrisr
March 12th, 2014, 5:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)
Replies: 20
Views: 5381

Re: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)

Thanks so much for the IDs Chrish. I am going to reupload the day 3 video due to the mis-IDed Parrot. Looks like u are right about them being Brown-hooded. I assumed they were the same parrots I saw most other mornings which were White-fronted, and didn't really scrutinize the footage enough. Couldn...
by chrisr
March 11th, 2014, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)
Replies: 20
Views: 5381

Re: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)

Thanks John. I decided not to delve too much into IDing the arthropods but would like to at some point. That particular butterfly blew me away. Unfortunately I thought I had gotten great footage of this but it looks like I hit "pause" instead of "record"! Where is the slapping-myself-in-the-head emo...
by chrisr
March 11th, 2014, 7:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)
Replies: 20
Views: 5381

Re: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)

Thanks much John and Cbernz. Yea I am really into using tripods although sometimes they slow me up and I miss footage that I could have gotten handheld (the Crane Hawk is a case in point). I actually had a pretty crappy tripod on this trip in order to not pay extra for baggage weight and the thing c...
by chrisr
March 10th, 2014, 10:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)
Replies: 20
Views: 5381

Re: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)

Thanks cbernz for the IDs. Any thoughts on the tiny frog at 4:25? I wish I had got better footage of the hawk. It suddenly appeared in that tree and then was gone a few seconds later before I could really film it :( One nice thing about this camera is that it shoots at 60p so slow motion at 50% or a...
by chrisr
March 10th, 2014, 8:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)
Replies: 20
Views: 5381

Re: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)

Thanks Chrish, your comments pretty much made my day! Yes, I just used the on-camera mics. I use this camera (discontinued) which has decent microphones: http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/HDC-HS700K I agree with you that music pasted with video is often counter-productive and annoying. This opini...
by chrisr
March 1st, 2014, 2:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)
Replies: 20
Views: 5381

Re: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)

Here's video from 2003 (lower quality unfortunately) to hold you over until I get the thru the rest of the footage from last month:


Was great going in the field with Quetzal as well.
by chrisr
March 1st, 2014, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)
Replies: 20
Views: 5381

Re: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)

Thanks for the comments folks. Kfen - Brian actually let me walk around by myself some but I don't know if he always lets people do that. He said he is primarily concerned with visitors' safety. You would want to talk directly with him about it. He did not mention that he kills frog-eating snakes bu...
by chrisr
February 28th, 2014, 9:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)
Replies: 20
Views: 5381

First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)

Had an awesome trip to Costa Rica last month using Brian Kubicki's Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center as a base. To say Brian is knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna is a large understatement. Learned and saw a lot hanging out with him. It only rained once the whole week I was down there...
by chrisr
February 21st, 2014, 6:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back to Peru (with lots and lots o' photos)
Replies: 26
Views: 19957

Re: Back to Peru (with lots and lots o' photos)

Thanks for such an awesome post.
by chrisr
January 30th, 2014, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And the world’s most beautiful sound ... a Bornean frog!
Replies: 9
Views: 2027

Re: And the world’s most beautiful sound ... a Bornean frog!

Thanks much for the links. I am actually one of the sound recording contributors to Marc's new site and have been corresponding a bit with him but he did not mention this. I have been telling people how amazing his recordings are. Some of the most jaw-dropping nature recordings I have ever heard. Yo...
by chrisr
January 7th, 2014, 3:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica December 2013 Caribbean Side
Replies: 9
Views: 3967

Re: Costa Rica December 2013 Caribbean Side

Ok, thanks much for the tips Cbernz and sorry to highjack this thread,

C
by chrisr
January 7th, 2014, 9:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica December 2013 Caribbean Side
Replies: 9
Views: 3967

Re: Costa Rica December 2013 Caribbean Side

Very cool, thanks. Hope to see some of those species when I head there in a couple of weeks. A question for you or anyone else who has headed east from San Jose: Am I courting trouble by not getting a GPS? I tend to not use those things and was thinking of not shelling out for that, but wondering if...
by chrisr
November 25th, 2013, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for tips for herping Costa Rica's east coast
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Re: Looking for tips for herping Costa Rica's east coast

Another question: My plan is to spend the night near San Jose after I touch down before I head east; does anyone here recommend a place to stay near the San Jose airport?

thanks again,

C
by chrisr
November 21st, 2013, 11:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for tips for herping Costa Rica's east coast
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Re: Looking for tips for herping Costa Rica's east coast

Thanks so much guys. My current plan is to stay at Brian's CRARC for a few nights and then head down to the southeast coast. Really appreciate the tips. Also got a bunch of info from CCarille.
by chrisr
November 15th, 2013, 11:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for tips for herping Costa Rica's east coast
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Re: Looking for tips for herping Costa Rica's east coast

OK, just found this and liking the advice I found: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15159&hilit=dominical
by chrisr
November 15th, 2013, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for tips for herping Costa Rica's east coast
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Looking for tips for herping Costa Rica's east coast

Hi all, I am strongly considering heading down to Costa Rica for a week this winter. CR is my favorite wildlife viewing country after having been there twice in the early 2000s. I figured I would ask here if anyone has any tips for herping the eastern area as it seemed like getting around was not as...
by chrisr
August 26th, 2013, 6:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amazonia (Peru) July 2013 – (1) herp-free intro
Replies: 13
Views: 16316

Re: Amazonia (Peru) July 2013 – (1) herp-free intro

Excellent post, thank you! Brings me back to when I was there almost 10 years ago now.

So glad to hear the bite incident turned out ok.
Now onto the next post...
by chrisr
July 3rd, 2013, 2:03 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Video of almost all of Carpet Python shedding process
Replies: 0
Views: 1821

Video of almost all of Carpet Python shedding process

Thought some of you might get a kick out of this video shot last week. She pretty much always sheds perfectly. If there ever is a next time where I can capture this I will use better lighting, a tripod and make sure the cage is super clean!:

by chrisr
July 2nd, 2013, 10:31 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Looking for Puerto Rican herp id resources
Replies: 4
Views: 3110

Re: Looking for Puerto Rican herp id resources

I didn't see any toads. I was in the El Yunque region and it looks like lemur does not occur there according to that website. It was actually a vacation with the wife who really wanted to do a "vacation" which for her does not include a whole lotta herpin. You can see a video I made from our fairly ...
by chrisr
July 2nd, 2013, 6:58 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Looking for Puerto Rican herp id resources
Replies: 4
Views: 3110

Re: Looking for Puerto Rican herp id resources

Just saw your reply. Thanks much!
by chrisr
June 24th, 2013, 5:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need Tadpole ID resource suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: Need Tadpole ID resource suggestions

Thanks so much Spinifer. I wish there was a guide like this for northern species.