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by Muchobirdnerd
February 22nd, 2017, 9:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Undescribed species
Replies: 4
Views: 2397

Re: Undescribed species

Anton, then I had to spend 3 days looking for that snake so the biologist could collect it hahaha. Tons of work to be done.
by Muchobirdnerd
December 8th, 2016, 7:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia 2016 Part 4: The Queen's Land
Replies: 18
Views: 7429

Re: Australia 2016 Part 4: The Queen's Land

Great pics.
by Muchobirdnerd
December 8th, 2016, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2498

Re: 2016

DanW wrote:Awesome stuff, I'm going to be in the Choco around San Lorenzo over Xmas.
Awesome, for herping reasons or other? There is some patches left around there with amazing stuff.
by Muchobirdnerd
December 8th, 2016, 7:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2498

Re: 2016

Evgeny Kotelevsky wrote:Nice set of pictures :)
Thanks!
by Muchobirdnerd
December 6th, 2016, 7:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2498

2016

Here is a handful of pictures taken this year in the field. I hope you all enjoy. Ecuador Porthidium nasutum https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7796/26357930433_f67e18f2e6_k.jpg Porthidium nasutum by MUCHMORE DESIGN LLC. , on Flickr Micrurus mipartitus https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8709/28320816186_b9678...
by Muchobirdnerd
November 23rd, 2016, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: anyone been to Leticia, Colombia?
Replies: 4
Views: 3165

Re: anyone been to Leticia, Colombia?

Hello, Do you know Giovanni Chaves Portilla? He is one of the leading herpatologist in the country and he guides. I'll send you his info PM.

Jim
by Muchobirdnerd
August 18th, 2016, 10:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: hunting a new European viper species
Replies: 7
Views: 2918

Re: hunting a new European viper species

Really cool. Always enjoy seeing Euro herps.
by Muchobirdnerd
July 26th, 2016, 10:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 67608

Re: Why You Dont Collect

I don't collect for many reasons but I also don't want my house smelling like a rats a$$h0le.
by Muchobirdnerd
July 4th, 2016, 10:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You Know You're a Herper....
Replies: 36
Views: 11215

Re: You Know You're a Herper....

You know you're a herper when you plan your vacations during the rainy season.
by Muchobirdnerd
June 21st, 2016, 8:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEW BOOK: Snakes of Mexico
Replies: 90
Views: 27388

Re: NEW BOOK: Snakes of Mexico

Was it over $100? the site has it for sale for 98 Euro. I jumped on it yesterday; Amazon said they had one available and I got it. Hopefully they'll get some more in soon. I'm kinda curious what kind of print run Chimaira did. You might be able to just get it straight from them (the publisher, in Ha...
by Muchobirdnerd
June 21st, 2016, 5:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NEW BOOK: Snakes of Mexico
Replies: 90
Views: 27388

Re: NEW BOOK: Snakes of Mexico

Link no bueno. Is it sold out already? I'll purchase one ASAP if not.
by Muchobirdnerd
May 12th, 2016, 12:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ecuadorain Chocó
Replies: 7
Views: 2967

Re: Ecuadorain Chocó

Beautiful shots, interesting community, were all these frogs found in the same sort of habitat. The only one not found in the same stream is O. Sylvatica. There is a stream in the Ecaudorian Chocó that has 10 species of glass frogs. That stream is not well protected unfortunately. The threats are p...
by Muchobirdnerd
May 12th, 2016, 12:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ecuadorain Chocó
Replies: 7
Views: 2967

Re: Ecuadorain Chocó

dwakefield wrote:Absolutely amazing photography and animals!
Thank you.
by Muchobirdnerd
May 12th, 2016, 12:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ecuadorain Chocó
Replies: 7
Views: 2967

Re: Ecuadorain Chocó

Ribbit wrote:Wow, fantastic photos of wonderful frogs. I hope to visit the Choco region someday soon. Looking forward to the reptiles!

John
Thanks. It is a really special place. Some of the coolest habitats I've seen.
by Muchobirdnerd
May 12th, 2016, 6:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazonia 2016, part 3 of 3: Santa Cruz
Replies: 14
Views: 6703

Re: Peruvian Amazonia 2016, part 3 of 3: Santa Cruz

I too favor cryptic behavior over bright colors.
by Muchobirdnerd
May 11th, 2016, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazonia 2016, part 3 of 3: Santa Cruz
Replies: 14
Views: 6703

Re: Peruvian Amazonia 2016, part 3 of 3: Santa Cruz

Always enjoy your post.

Anolis bombiceps is a sp. I hope to find one day.
by Muchobirdnerd
May 11th, 2016, 6:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ecuadorain Chocó
Replies: 7
Views: 2967

Ecuadorain Chocó

I have been meaning to post this for a while but have been crazy busy. Here are some amphibians from an expedition to the western lowlands of Ecuador. We are currently fundraising to purchase more land to create a buffer for a small reserve that is home to some critically endangered amphibians. Chec...
by Muchobirdnerd
April 26th, 2016, 7:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Austin
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Re: Austin

Ryan-

Thanks for the tip I'll try it out.
by Muchobirdnerd
April 19th, 2016, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Austin
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Austin

Hello,

I'll be in Austin starting next Wednesday. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to meet up and herp. Message me if interested.

Thanks,

Jim
by Muchobirdnerd
February 2nd, 2016, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Discovery Digital Network king snake segment
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

Re: Discovery Digital Network king snake segment

How dare you tell people there are snakes in CA. haha

Well done.
by Muchobirdnerd
January 26th, 2016, 7:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica December 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 7048

Re: Costa Rica December 2015

Hypsiboas rosenbergi!!!!!! Great post.
by Muchobirdnerd
January 26th, 2016, 5:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dangerfield Herps
Replies: 21
Views: 6973

Re: Dangerfield Herps

ImageStoreria dekayi dekayi by MUCHMORE DESIGN LLC., on Flickr

Storeria dekayi dekayi
by Muchobirdnerd
January 14th, 2016, 8:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 - EOY (CA, NV, UT, AZ, Costa Rica, Mexico)
Replies: 18
Views: 5150

Re: 2015 - EOY (CA, NV, UT, AZ, Costa Rica, Mexico)

2015 kilt. Great post.
by Muchobirdnerd
January 14th, 2016, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 23520

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Anton great idea. This shot of Nymphargus cariticommatus is from when I bumped into you in southern Ecuador.

Also Anolis aequatorialis is an amazing sp. great shot.


ImageNymphargus cariticommatus by MUCHMORE DESIGN LLC., on Flickr
by Muchobirdnerd
January 5th, 2016, 12:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Year in Review- Second Third
Replies: 13
Views: 6198

Re: 2015 Year in Review- Second Third

Great post.
by Muchobirdnerd
January 5th, 2016, 12:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 2053

Re: Herpy New Year

Berkeley Boone wrote:Herpy New Year! Nice photos, too!
--Berkeley
Thanks!
by Muchobirdnerd
December 31st, 2015, 3:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 2053

Herpy New Year

Wishing everyone a safe and productive 2016. Atelopus "wampucrum" https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1597/23707727589_d9006d72a2_b.jpg Atelopus "wampucrum" by MUCHMORE DESIGN LLC. , on Flickr Pristimantis Atratus https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5746/20750917009_81c16d170a_b.jpg Pristimantis atratus by MU...
by Muchobirdnerd
December 4th, 2015, 3:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID for dragons in southern Eyre Peninsula, South Australia?
Replies: 19
Views: 11915

Re: ID for dragons in southern Eyre Peninsula, South Austral

always cool stuff. Looking forward to more post.
by Muchobirdnerd
December 2nd, 2015, 10:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple shots from this year.
Replies: 0
Views: 2787

A couple shots from this year.

Phyllomedusa tomopterna https://farm1.staticflickr.com/580/23099789986_438370ef8c_b.jpg Phyllomedusa tomopterna by MUCHMORE DESIGN LLC. , on Flickr Ambystoma laterale https://farm1.staticflickr.com/734/23042352199_a5d5712df2_b.jpg Ambystoma laterale by MUCHMORE DESIGN LLC. , on Flickr Pristimantis b...
by Muchobirdnerd
November 15th, 2015, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bothrocophias Research. need info on spatial ecology
Replies: 15
Views: 6375

Re: Bothrocophias Research. need info on spatial ecology

I would contact Jaime Culebras on FB or Flickr. He is a Researcher, Museum Curator at Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica in Quito. He has experience with both and might be able to help you.
by Muchobirdnerd
October 30th, 2015, 8:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to herping! San Diego
Replies: 12
Views: 4436

Re: New to herping! San Diego

Also realized that a lot of my questions can be answered on http://www.californiaherps.com really amazing resource.
by Muchobirdnerd
October 30th, 2015, 8:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to herping! San Diego
Replies: 12
Views: 4436

Re: New to herping! San Diego

Ojai is like any other central coast/mountain area...it has the same herps in the same habitat. There are canyons to walk, streams to search, roads to drive, etc. It depends on what you want to find, but if El Nino shows up, May should be a good month. Oh, and next time...do not include your questi...
by Muchobirdnerd
October 29th, 2015, 3:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to herping! San Diego
Replies: 12
Views: 4436

Re: New to herping! San Diego

Hi Derek, Here are some tips: - keep reading FHF! - study all the great info on Californiaherps.com http://www.Californiaherps.com - make sure you're familiar with the CDFW regulations pertaining to herps http://www.californiaherps.com/info/herpinglaws.html - study records in the HERP database http...
by Muchobirdnerd
October 6th, 2015, 3:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Galápagos (pic heavy)
Replies: 14
Views: 5234

Re: Herping Galápagos (pic heavy)

Nice work. I know this is a herp forum but I'm definitely jealous of the Galapagos Crake!!
by Muchobirdnerd
September 23rd, 2015, 11:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ease of finding caecilians QUESTION
Replies: 9
Views: 2868

Re: Ease of finding caecilians QUESTION

As with everything else it depends on species, some you are more likely to see others less. Its a whole clade, how would you respond to something talking about ease of finding caudata? Sure some are easy to find and others are very tough. Caecilians as a clade obviously tend towards the difficult t...
by Muchobirdnerd
September 23rd, 2015, 9:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ease of finding caecilians QUESTION
Replies: 9
Views: 2868

Re: Ease of finding caecilians QUESTION

I know my friends in Ecuador who spend more than 6 months a year in the jungle very very rarely see them.
by Muchobirdnerd
September 3rd, 2015, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bangladesh Python Project July 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 6340

Re: Bangladesh Python Project July 2015

Very jealous of Leptobrachium smithi. Cool looking trip.
by Muchobirdnerd
July 25th, 2015, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Expedition to Queimada Grande for the golden lancehead
Replies: 7
Views: 2211

Re: Expedition to Queimada Grande for the golden lancehead

I sold my soul to be on this reality TV program set there. But only a small piece of it that I really wasn't using anyway :twisted: It was however extremely intense to have a total cast/crew set of over 30 people including my Brazilian colleagues from CEVAP and ICMBio. I had that many people on the...
by Muchobirdnerd
July 15th, 2015, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Nicaragua and Corn Island
Replies: 6
Views: 2419

Re: Herping Nicaragua and Corn Island

Don't know sh!t about finding that snake but Nica is an awesome country and Tona is a great beer.
by Muchobirdnerd
April 29th, 2015, 5:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer Japanese Rat Snake
Replies: 6
Views: 3335

Re: Lifer Japanese Rat Snake

Awesome!
by Muchobirdnerd
April 28th, 2015, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morocco - april 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 7083

Re: Morocco - april 2015

Well done! The last one....
by Muchobirdnerd
April 28th, 2015, 6:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ecuador / Costa rica - Help?
Replies: 7
Views: 2101

Re: Ecuador / Costa rica - Help?

Good to hear. Mindo is amazing/mega diverse and yes you could do it on your own but since it's montane/cloud forest the habitats and species switch quickly. If you're looking for certain species you'll need a guide b/c they tend to be very localized and Mindo is big. If you herp any of the trails yo...
by Muchobirdnerd
April 27th, 2015, 9:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ecuador / Costa rica - Help?
Replies: 7
Views: 2101

Re: Ecuador / Costa rica - Help?

Mindo is cold and it does rain a bunch but it has some of the most amazing herps I've ever seen. If you hike any of the birding lodge trials at night you'll def. find great things.
by Muchobirdnerd
April 27th, 2015, 8:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ecuador / Costa rica - Help?
Replies: 7
Views: 2101

Re: Ecuador / Costa rica - Help?

I can help with Ecuador but not the Galapagos. Ive spent over a month herping the main land. Your best bet for good herping and birding from Quito is Mindo which is about a 2 hr drive. The yellow house is a great place to stay but Im not sure what you expect out of accommodations. Also contact http:...
by Muchobirdnerd
April 24th, 2015, 12:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List
Replies: 44
Views: 35314

Re: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List

Madagascar
New Guinea
Guyana
Brazil (atlantic forrest/pantanal)
Colombia (choco)
Mexico
AZ
Uganda
myanmar
India
by Muchobirdnerd
April 6th, 2015, 12:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handling Wild Herps Poll
Replies: 66
Views: 11726

Re: Handling Wild Herps Poll

Birders. Sheesh. They've never held anything in their hands, will never know how it feels, so they harass herpers out of sheer existential frustration. Don't get me started on birders..... [Disclaimer: This reply may be seen in a humorous light. Or not. Decide for yourself] To be fair, a good numbe...
by Muchobirdnerd
March 19th, 2015, 9:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How much does it cost?
Replies: 55
Views: 9867

Re: How much does it cost?

Recently ProAves in Colombia have been offering herping trips on their grounds too. I think the tourism aspect of herping is growing.

But I do agree that people shy away from giving Herp related information because of collectors.
by Muchobirdnerd
March 14th, 2015, 2:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How much does it cost?
Replies: 55
Views: 9867

Re: How much does it cost?

There was an article maybe 6 months ago about Sibley's new book release that said birding is a 4 BILLION dollar industry in America. When I googled it there was an article saying 20 billion. To Chris's point birding gear is $$$ bino's top out around 3k and if you want a good scope your looking at 3k...