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by quasimoto
July 3rd, 2014, 7:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: kinda cool
Replies: 2
Views: 1939

Re: kinda cool

Super cool :) Surprising to me since every Whiptail I have seen doesn't let me get closer than ten feet! In my backyard I planted a twisted willow about 15 years ago, and once it was a decent size a few years ago a Fence Lizard made the tree and about 20' radius out from it his domain. He became ver...
by quasimoto
January 8th, 2014, 8:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Historical precipitation data for California?
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Historical precipitation data for California?

Does anyone know where I can find records of rainfall for previous years for California? All I can seem to find is monthly averages and such, but nothing where you can look at the actual records year by year (and preferably county by county, or something similar). Any help is appreciated, thanks! Rory
by quasimoto
October 16th, 2013, 8:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: anyone been to Fraser Island in Australia?
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

Re: anyone been to Fraser Island in Australia?

I went with a school trip when I was studying Marine Bio in Queensland back in 2010. Unfortunately we were not allowed to do much real herping due to concern about non herp-savvy people getting bitten, but I did come across a big coastal carpet python wrapped around a branch right next to a main tra...
by quasimoto
June 26th, 2012, 7:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Any SoCal residents interested in these herp trips?
Replies: 21
Views: 2810

Re: Any SoCal residents interested in these herp trips?

I am definitely interested in the first trip, especially a camping trip in the San Gabriels :) What time frame were you thinking for that trip? I have to let a broken ankle continue to heal for a month or so before I can do any excessive hiking, but other than that I am all in! Cheers, Rory PS. I kn...
by quasimoto
May 21st, 2012, 9:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Desert Sidewinder Doing His Sidewinding Thing....Rock & Roll
Replies: 7
Views: 2272

Re: Desert Sidewinder Doing His Sidewinding Thing....Rock &

Sweet! Love the way those things move, gotta make it out and find my own winder one day :)
by quasimoto
May 2nd, 2012, 7:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Afternoon Herpin' Mountains of Arizona Boas & Gila MONSTERS
Replies: 5
Views: 2412

Re: Afternoon Herpin' Mountains of Arizona Boas & Gila MONS

Awesome video! Felt like I was there :)
by quasimoto
February 6th, 2012, 11:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Cruz lecture
Replies: 6
Views: 1425

Re: Santa Cruz lecture

I used to herp there all the time when I lived on campus. . . idk if it;s still there but there used to be some boards around there that have produced for me, and a few woodpiles in the back cuts of the arboretum that you can usually find sallies in :) Hope I'm not breaking any location rules... ;)
by quasimoto
May 23rd, 2011, 1:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Millside and Notread tear up the tropics -Final Totals
Replies: 9
Views: 2897

Re: Millside and Notread tear up the tropics - Part 4 Final

Awesome post! As a boa keeper I would LOVE to see a boa in the wild, especially a decent sized one like that. Was it very snappy or pretty calm?
by quasimoto
May 20th, 2011, 10:28 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Q on handling, post shed...
Replies: 9
Views: 4005

Re: Q on handling, post shed...

I just found my 7' red tail boa shedding a few days ago, and it was down at her vent and sorta stuck. . . .gently pulled her out of the cage and helped her roll it off nice and easy, and presto! fully removed shed. I've handled snakes during/directly after shedding a few times, like others have stat...
by quasimoto
May 19th, 2011, 9:55 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: scorpions
Replies: 3
Views: 1897

Re: scorpions

^ awesome link, really helpful stuff :)
by quasimoto
April 30th, 2011, 5:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ALBINO tadpoles!
Replies: 9
Views: 2821

Re: ALBINO tadpoles!

Awesome! Keep em and see how they turn out after they morph into adults :)
by quasimoto
April 27th, 2011, 2:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carpool Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 2209

Re: Carpool Anyone?

Yeah no problem, it's a really cool opportunity to save money and recycle. If you are seriously considering it, I would recommend an older model mercedes diesel to convert, it's pretty easy. You can get a decent and dependable mbz for around 2-4k that has years and years of life left on the engine, ...
by quasimoto
April 26th, 2011, 10:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carpool Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 2209

Re: Carpool Anyone?

Hmm, maybe it's only smaller and/or specific restuarants then? I know my dad has picked up from a couple different ones before sticking with this one as well, so theres gotta be more around that don't have the truck come by to get it. It's possible that before the restuarants used to pay the truck t...
by quasimoto
April 26th, 2011, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carpool Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 2209

Re: Carpool Anyone?

Just curious: where do you plan on getting the (free?) veggie oil around here? Thanks, Robert Robert, what I have saved up so far has been from a local japanese restuarant. They have to dispose of their used oil twice a week and its usually about 8 gallons (small restuarant), they just leave it out...
by quasimoto
April 26th, 2011, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carpool Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 2209

Re: Carpool Anyone?

I drive a deisel too. . . good thing im converting it to run on veggie oil soon! Its free, recycles, AND smells like french fries haha :) The only thing is that you can't really mix veggie oil and deisel in the same tank, so for long drives I will have to either fill my trunk with veggie oil or run ...
by quasimoto
April 26th, 2011, 9:10 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: 2011 zonata pairings (discussion about GIFTED hatchlings)
Replies: 128
Views: 119493

Re: 2011 zonata pairings (discussion about GIFTED hatchlings

Hey Mitch it's Rory West! I just noticed this thread, and I gotta say I love everything about it :) Cool video as well, it's pretty neat seeing a video of the snakes I helped care for (for a little bit at least). Some of those snakes I don't think I have ever seen though, I'm guessing not all the on...
by quasimoto
April 14th, 2011, 7:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Catalina Island(Channel Islands)
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Re: Catalina Island(Channel Islands)

I've been there quite a bit, I used to spend a month of every summer there for 6 years as part of a summer camp from 12-17, as well as numerous other trips for the weekend/etc. Unfortunately I never did any specific herping as besides lizards, the most common reptile is rattlesnakes and the camp cou...
by quasimoto
April 12th, 2011, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What does DUW stand for???
Replies: 24
Views: 2740

Re: What does DUW stand for???

ADCIII wrote:It took me awhile to figure out IMO, but WTF was easier. :roll:

Yeah the first time I saw WTF, i was like what the f*** does that mean? . . . oh, right :)
by quasimoto
April 10th, 2011, 8:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: VEGAS - The First Week of April (DUW)
Replies: 16
Views: 5986

Re: VEGAS - The First Week of April (DUW)

Awesome post! Love the petroglyphs too. We have some ones in the mountains around here but as soon as they become known some very selfish people come and chip the slabs off, presumably to sell them :( If I ever catch em in the act. . .
by quasimoto
March 27th, 2011, 12:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your tiny lizards
Replies: 22
Views: 9648

Re: Post your tiny lizards

All so cute! the horned lizards and chameleons are also my favorite :)
by quasimoto
March 16th, 2011, 10:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in England?
Replies: 7
Views: 2611

Re: Herping in England?

Thanks for the replies guys, I'll keep ya updated on if I find anything :)
by quasimoto
March 15th, 2011, 5:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in England?
Replies: 7
Views: 2611

Re: Herping in England?

Beautiful pic! Thanks for the advice :) Any tips on type of habitat to look for (meadows, hillsides, edges of forest, etc)?
by quasimoto
March 15th, 2011, 3:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in England?
Replies: 7
Views: 2611

Herping in England?

I'm going to England tomorrow for a few weeks to see family and friends, and was wondering when the herping season starts over there. . . I know theres not a ton but I would love to see an adder or one of the other snakes if its not too cold for them still. I will mostly be around London but will ta...
by quasimoto
March 7th, 2011, 10:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Pearl Island Boas...
Replies: 35
Views: 7454

Re: Some Pearl Island Boas...

I remember your post of flipping a bunch of those. That is a mind-blower that you find so many. ...and they are freakin' awesome boas! Are they like a pygmy form? Yeah, like most of the island species/locales of Boa constrictor they dont get as large as their mainland counterparts. I believe these ...
by quasimoto
March 7th, 2011, 9:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fuel prices and herping
Replies: 37
Views: 7377

Re: Fuel prices and herping

I have a diesel car and gas is 4.10 - 4.40 around where I live, so its not fun. . . on the bright side I have a veggie oil conversion kit and about 200 gallons of veggie oil saved up for when i get the time to do the conversion, so free fuel within a month or so :) All I have to do is go to Asian re...
by quasimoto
March 7th, 2011, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Pearl Island Boas...
Replies: 35
Views: 7454

Re: Some Pearl Island Boas...

Awesome post! The only snake I currently have is a BCI, and I especially love the island locales of BCI. You found some very beautiful snakes and took really nice pictures :)

Post more if you got 'em :)
by quasimoto
March 7th, 2011, 8:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptile Documentaries?
Replies: 13
Views: 5075

Reptile Documentaries?

I think it would be cool for everyone here to list any good reptile documentaries, or any good nature documentaries at all the contain a significant portion of reptiles, herping, etc. I have been on a reptile video binge lately and would like to find some more cool stuff :) I'll start with what I ha...
by quasimoto
March 6th, 2011, 7:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How did you get bit?
Replies: 30
Views: 6073

Re: How did you get bit?

My only real close call was due to extreme stupidity on my part, and was the one (and only!) time I've ever handled a hot. I was 16 or 17 and hiking around with my parents in the Santa Monica mountains and flipped a baby Southern Pacific Rattler under a small board. Being the dummy I was I decided I...
by quasimoto
February 27th, 2011, 1:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A ring for each finger!
Replies: 19
Views: 2918

Re: A ring for each finger!

Does anyone have any tips for finding ringnecks? Not looking for locations, just suitable habitat types and maybe some microhabitat/temp info. . . for as common as they seem to be I have been having one hell of a time finding any. I know they like cooler/moist areas but beyond that nothing. Thanks g...
by quasimoto
February 27th, 2011, 1:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bald Eagle Nesting Lake Casitas...
Replies: 26
Views: 8733

Re: Bald Eagle Nesting Lake Casitas...

Beautiful, I used to go fishing when I was younger up at lake casitas a lot. . . definitely never saw any eagles though. Cool post!

Rory
by quasimoto
February 27th, 2011, 1:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone visiting West Texas this year? *Research opportunity
Replies: 25
Views: 3082

Re: Anyone visiting West Texas this year? *Research opportu

Aren't rattlesnake roundups held in Texas as well? Funny discrepancy on what is legal and whats not if that is the case. . .
by quasimoto
February 14th, 2011, 9:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: camel spiders
Replies: 12
Views: 4291

Re: camel spiders

Has anyone on here actually been bitten by one? I LOVE tarantulas and am usually not afraid of spiders, but those things just give me the chills. . .
by quasimoto
February 11th, 2011, 2:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Sad Story..
Replies: 12
Views: 2142

Re: A Sad Story..

Whats the biggest gopher anyone has found in california? I havent seen any much over 4 feet. . .
by quasimoto
February 11th, 2011, 12:16 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Just wanna say thanks
Replies: 23
Views: 9174

Re: Just wanna say thanks

hellihooks wrote: And who knows... maybe one of these days I'll meet a women who actually likes herps... :crazyeyes: :lol: :lol:
I feel you, I'm lucky to have a lady that 'tolerates' my obsession with snakes haha
by quasimoto
February 10th, 2011, 1:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpers near the San Fernando Valley?
Replies: 0
Views: 699

Herpers near the San Fernando Valley?

Hey eveyone, As prime herping season is around the corner, I was wondering if there is anyone that lives in or around the SFV? while I have done very amatuer herping for about 2 years I still don't know what I am doing, and I virtually always go by myself. Besides safety reasons (almost stepped on a...
by quasimoto
February 10th, 2011, 1:50 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Just wanna say thanks
Replies: 23
Views: 9174

Re: Just wanna say thanks

Glad to see that most everyone feels the same way I do. Thanks for chiming in guys :)
by quasimoto
February 9th, 2011, 10:02 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Just wanna say thanks
Replies: 23
Views: 9174

Just wanna say thanks

I just wanna say thanks to the creators of this website/forum and everyone that contributes. You guys all have a wealth of knowledge and amazing stories, and I have to say since discovering this website its been taking up more and more of my time :) I have learned a lot already and all of the pictur...
by quasimoto
February 8th, 2011, 7:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'm on to set up a site!
Replies: 17
Views: 2917

Re: I'm on to set up a site!

I would second the dolly idea, or you can even buy one of the little red wagons (some have pretty good sized air-filled tires) and just strap the boards onto that. I would think that it would both handle rougher terrain than the dolly and be able to take a heavier load.

Just my 0.02

Rory
by quasimoto
February 5th, 2011, 2:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick question.
Replies: 111
Views: 11818

Re: Quick question.

Haha cat is the best! Slow cooked in teriyaki sauce mmmmmmmmm

Just Kidding of course ;)
by quasimoto
January 24th, 2011, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I Flipped my first Rosy Boa last weekend
Replies: 21
Views: 4708

Re: I Flipped my first Rosy Boa last weekend

Congrats! Thats still one (of many many many snakes) on my list for Socal. Hopefully I'll be puttin up a topic like this myself soon:) Were you searching specifically for boas or was it an 'accidental' find?

Cheers,
Rory
by quasimoto
January 24th, 2011, 10:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ways to measure herps in the wild?
Replies: 12
Views: 2591

Re: Ways to measure herps in the wild?

I just go with '6 foot' for most of the stuff I don't have proof for... :crazyeyes: IMO, There seem to be two versions of SAL's (like the LT/ST versions of sharptail, before the LT gained species status) 1) short-tail... Tail 1 to 1 1/2 times SVL 2) long-tail... Tail 2 to 2 1/2 times SVL. So if you...
by quasimoto
January 23rd, 2011, 2:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ways to measure herps in the wild?
Replies: 12
Views: 2591

Ways to measure herps in the wild?

Does anyone have any tips on accurately measuring herps in the wild? I'm curious about how you guys would measure snakes, but specifically lizards right now. I have a spot where there are a bunch of abandoned beehive boxes, and have spotted the largest Alligator Lizard I have ever seen there a few t...
by quasimoto
January 10th, 2011, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes/herps in trees in CA?
Replies: 15
Views: 2320

Snakes/herps in trees in CA?

Just wondering what have been people's experiences with finding herps in trees/off the ground in California? I have never actually found any snakes in trees, the closest I have seen were yellow bellied racers fleeing into bushes/small trees. Obviously there are many frogs/salamanders/lizards you are...
by quasimoto
January 10th, 2011, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to SD
Replies: 13
Views: 2592

Re: New to SD

Welcome! I'm the same way as you, fairly new on here but i spend way more time browsing than posting, lol. I am around an hour north of LA, so if you are ever back up here from SD feel free to shoot me a PM and I would love to get some herping in. Unfortunately I am usually by myself herping so I am...
by quasimoto
January 10th, 2011, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 5 Years in Florida: A Retrospective (Part 2)
Replies: 43
Views: 542023

Re: 5 Years in Florida: A Retrospective (Part 2)

Amazing post, both parts 1 and 2! I really enjoyed everything, its always more fun to hear the story behind the picture, and the herp diversity in Florida is incredible. What is your policy (both personal and who you worked for) about removing invasive species when you find them? Maybe I am ignorant...
by quasimoto
January 10th, 2011, 9:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taveuni, Fiji - way too many photos!
Replies: 18
Views: 6169

Re: Taveuni, Fiji - way too many photos!

Awesome post! Love the krait, I have always wanted to find one in the wild.
by quasimoto
January 7th, 2011, 6:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best Database Finds for 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 5165

Re: Best Database Finds for 2011

Grand prize: An Arboreal Salamander from the Farallones. I was just out at the Farallones last month and its unbelievable that they can survive there. I didn't get a chance to land and actually look around (pretty stiff regulations about going on land because of the bird colonies), but its pretttyy...
by quasimoto
January 6th, 2011, 7:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptile Super Show
Replies: 11
Views: 2815

Re: Reptile Super Show

I should be there! Not sure what day, but I'm excited as it will be my 2nd reptile show ever.

Cheers
Rory
by quasimoto
December 22nd, 2010, 2:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Cal outing
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: Southern Cal outing

I have never been on a group herping trip and would love to go!
by quasimoto
November 10th, 2010, 8:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Most snakes flipped under a single piece of AC?
Replies: 24
Views: 11346

Re: Most snakes flipped under a single piece of AC?

That would definitely scare someone if they were just picking up the board for the hell of it.... I mean someone not herping :shock: Cool find.... and a good reminder to flip carefully! :thumb: Hell, even herping that would scare the bejeesus out of me haha. Makes me realize I need to get a snake h...