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by Fire Drake
January 3rd, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

Re: Hello

Glad to have you here, Vinny. Welcome to the forum.
by Fire Drake
December 13th, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 10
Views: 11980

Re: Google Earth

And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!
by Fire Drake
December 4th, 2018, 4:29 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 20964

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Kelly Mc wrote:I even think they may have a sense of barometric and magnetic factors that we will probably never decipher
I would agree with that all day long my friend. I would bank on it.
by Fire Drake
December 3rd, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 20964

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

One controversy that I have discussed at length is whether or not rosy boas need available water during brumation. Some of folks with lots of experience have told me that in the wild they don't drink water during brumation. But, I offer mine a small amount of water throughout brumation. I do the EX...
by Fire Drake
November 29th, 2018, 4:46 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 26700

Re: change of forum format

Kelly I do like your spelling (Rosey) better than the standard Rosy boa. I usually call my BTS's ... Blueys like the Aussies and the Kiwis call them. I am going to the dark side this year also. I am going to try my hand at Ball Pythons (of all things). Norm and Norma...hehe! I have a Ball and love ...
by Fire Drake
November 29th, 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 20964

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Great topic, Kelly. I have too many "secrets" to mention even close to all, but I will say that I have become a bit of a student of the whole dissinfectant topic and would offer this advice: stay away from bleach and vinegar as your ONLY substance. I actually use them both for different purposes but...
by Fire Drake
October 23rd, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 26700

Re: change of forum format

Jimi wrote:Thanks Scott for the "community service" of operating FHF. FWIW I liked having the regionals too, but beggars can't be choosers! Ha ha ha.

I will NEVER go to Facebook. I'd rather just go without the whole damn internet, than go to Facebook.

cheers
I'm right there with ya, man...on BOTH counts.
by Fire Drake
October 17th, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 23026

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

You guys deserve a lot of credit. That was very nicely done--and very tasteful. I enjoyed the fact it was in a foreign land too. It just adds to the universality of what herping is all about.

Thank you for taking the time to film this. You did this hobby right for sure.

Brian
by Fire Drake
October 9th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Man dies from seasnake bite
Replies: 2
Views: 5918

Re: Man dies from seasnake bite

by Fire Drake
September 11th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introduction, and my favorite finds from 2017-Current
Replies: 11
Views: 11395

Re: Introduction, and my favorite finds from 2017-Current

Welcome to the forum, Alex. There's nothing quite like it...lot's of fun for sure.
by Fire Drake
August 30th, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona 2018: Good times
Replies: 16
Views: 11285

Re: Arizona 2018: Good times

Bad ass, that's all I can say. Boy, I'd be a proud dad too, Craig! Thanks for the Coral Snake too...nice to see it.
by Fire Drake
August 28th, 2018, 4:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 15517

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

What is over-regulation, on the other hand (in my book) is having "secure" species in no-touch status (some states treat ALL their herps like this!), or having low bag or possession limits on "secure" species. Like, why on Earth would the personal possession (not just daily bag, but possession) lim...
by Fire Drake
August 28th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 15517

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

(FD, tell your father "semper fi" for me.)
I will do so with pride in both of you, sir!
by Fire Drake
August 28th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 15517

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

Alright Drake, I'm going to try and de-escalate some here. Jimi, thank you for taking the time to formulate this response. I very much respect it. Now that we have a solid volley between us, I can tell you are a very intelligent person. I am taking the numerous examples and sources you offered and ...
by Fire Drake
August 27th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 15517

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

Thanks for the explanations, Mr. B. As always, they are much appreciated.
by Fire Drake
August 27th, 2018, 1:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 15517

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

I think maybe I've been misinterpreted - my comment was only within the context of having a license on you , and presenting it when asked: No, you have not been misinterpreted...defensive yes, but not misinterpreted. The first quote of mine was referring to agreeing with your two primary points: 1....
by Fire Drake
August 27th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 15517

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

I think maybe I've been misinterpreted - my comment was only within the context of having a license on you, and presenting it when asked:
by Fire Drake
August 23rd, 2018, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 15517

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

Well, try it, I can virtually guarantee you're gonna be pleasantly surprised at least once in a while. But when you aren't - that's where you pleasantly say "No PC? No warrant? You wanna touch my stuff? Thanks but no thanks. Have a nice night, see you later sir. I'm gonna keep hunting, legally, now...
by Fire Drake
August 22nd, 2018, 4:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Law Enforcement Showed Up
Replies: 38
Views: 15517

Re: Law Enforcement Showed Up

So my question is, did the LEO check your car to see if you were collecting or had instruments for collection? I ask, because I don't collect or keep, but I do pick up snakes on the road and temporarily hold them in bags or coolers and then photograph and release them near where I found them. I wou...
by Fire Drake
June 21st, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Riverside Co. California flipping the past few days
Replies: 14
Views: 10455

Re: Riverside Co. California flipping the past few days

Awesome post and pics. Love that King!! Kings are my fav CA snake and never found anything close to that beauty. Never had chance to herp that part of state (used to live by Sacramento) so enjoyed seeing animals I'm still on hunt for. Thanks a lot! You might enjoy this poster. https://farm2.staticf...
by Fire Drake
May 30th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tips for cleaning snake cages
Replies: 20
Views: 9382

Re: Tips for cleaning snake cages

That is some nice badass worry killer in a jug that is! I like that channel too. Haha Mrs Viperkeeper cracks me up. Its like watching sports on tv which I dont really, but the same glowing enchantment of familiar and iconic matter and form. Yes you can smell the room but he knows how to read his gu...
by Fire Drake
May 29th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tips for cleaning snake cages
Replies: 20
Views: 9382

Re: Tips for cleaning snake cages

Hey FD, If its used with hoof stock as a spray I know of similar, but I dont remember it exactly as x-10. yes h202 well data'd with cryptosporidium, and has positive "bed side manner" as far as use in tight service areas around sensitive taxa. More hospitable to be around than ammonia. I get 4 half...
by Fire Drake
May 29th, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tips for cleaning snake cages
Replies: 20
Views: 9382

Re: Tips for cleaning snake cages

Hey FD, If its used with hoof stock as a spray I know of similar, but I dont remember it exactly as x-10. yes h202 well data'd with cryptosporidium, and has positive "bed side manner" as far as use in tight service areas around sensitive taxa. More hospitable to be around than ammonia. I get 4 half...
by Fire Drake
May 25th, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tips for cleaning snake cages
Replies: 20
Views: 9382

Re: Tips for cleaning snake cages

Bryan I very highly recommend getting familiar with Hydrogen Peroxide. not the kind picked up at Walgreens but comes in an opaque white plastic containers and its certified food grade 35%. Its used in agriculture and human well water disinfection. Its to be properly diluted. Is quite caustic but in...
by Fire Drake
May 24th, 2018, 3:08 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tips for cleaning snake cages
Replies: 20
Views: 9382

Re: Tips for cleaning snake cages

Tools that work for you, simple hide aways, and frequency. I use plastic salad tongs to pick up poo and aspen mixture. Sometimes for massive ones I use a plastic spatula. I use cereal boxes, yogurt containers, even take out food boxes as hides. If they get stinky or stained just toss them out. I sp...
by Fire Drake
May 24th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: S. Calif. trip
Replies: 20
Views: 12530

Re: S. Calif. trip

Have any specimens of Rubber Boa ever been documented in Orange County?
by Fire Drake
May 22nd, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: S. Calif. trip
Replies: 20
Views: 12530

Re: S. Calif. trip

Very good sir, thanks for the reply.
by Fire Drake
May 21st, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: S. Calif. trip
Replies: 20
Views: 12530

Re: S. Calif. trip

So I read that the boas in the region you searched (S. Kern Plateau) are a dwarf race that look closer to the southern boa. Did the boas that were found on these trips appear to support that?
by Fire Drake
May 17th, 2018, 2:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Law Enforcement looking to catch herpers in Arizona
Replies: 10
Views: 5977

Re: Law Enforcement looking to catch herpers in Arizona

That alone should be a clear indicator that current regulatory thinking is archaic and ineffective. The state of Arizona as with many states needs to rethink its collection and captive breeding policies to encourage the breeding of native reptile's not eliminate it. The way to stop illegal collecti...
by Fire Drake
May 17th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first post
Replies: 18
Views: 10189

Re: My first post

Between me and you, I can’t help but chuckle at the irony of an IT guy commenting on politeness. A lifetime career in computers and technology made me believe that you folks just lacked that gene!! :beer: IDK, there could be more truth than fiction in what you've said... https://youtu.be/dNB_RjpWnsI
by Fire Drake
May 17th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first post
Replies: 18
Views: 10189

Re: My first post

Herps... Herpes... doesn't matter which one you catch, they both result in the exact same thing: 98% women won't come near you with a ten-foot pole :lol:
Seriously one of the funniest posts I have ever read...
by Fire Drake
May 10th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first post
Replies: 18
Views: 10189

Re: My first post

So many people, especially Americans I think, know so little about herpes. Not a great way to get started especially on your very first post. This is NOT the way to make friends and influence people. If you want to expand on it a little and explain, have at it. Otherwise, I would tread lightly or g...
by Fire Drake
May 10th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Burm keepers
Replies: 1
Views: 3966

Re: Burm keepers

Nice site. I love burms and hope to get a Caramel soon from a friend who has some in Los Angeles. Are you going to list Ivory and Pearl morphs too?
by Fire Drake
May 2nd, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 39354

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

I ride no donkey, but you can pick me up in the tweety bird...sounds like another round is forthcoming, stay tuned, I may even make this outing.
I would be in for sure...
by Fire Drake
April 27th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for Advice on the Unthinkable
Replies: 15
Views: 9696

Re: Looking for Advice on the Unthinkable

So the details of the bite our janitor experienced are as follows... He was in the Yorba Linda area of Southern California near Chino Hills State Park. He was at a school and needed to move a trash bin of some sort. He reached down and behind it to pull it away from the wall and that is when he was ...
by Fire Drake
April 26th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Upcoming Tejon Ranch Herping Photo Safari
Replies: 11
Views: 7374

Re: Upcoming Tejon Ranch Herping Photo Safari

Did this trip happen? I just missed it. When will the next one happen?
by Fire Drake
April 26th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for Advice on the Unthinkable
Replies: 15
Views: 9696

Re: Looking for Advice on the Unthinkable

In summary, in field actions should be as minimal as possible. No tourniquets, cut & suck, "extractor kits", etc....that's all garbage and has no business in competent field aid. In short, the best first aid is a set of car keys. Period. Once again, thanks for the replies guys. I really value all t...
by Fire Drake
February 9th, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: misting system questions
Replies: 16
Views: 9067

Re: misting system questions

I favor the units sold by ProProducts.

http://pro-products.com/
by Fire Drake
December 18th, 2017, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter herping in socal?
Replies: 7
Views: 3865

Re: Winter herping in socal?

I have heard time and time again about moisture--even monsoonal moisture--bringing out herps. What is the reasoning behind this, is it simply their desire/need to hydrate?
by Fire Drake
October 27th, 2017, 9:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What happened to the forum..I hear Crickets and smell death
Replies: 10
Views: 4994

Re: What happened to the forum..I hear Crickets and smell de

Which one of the 50 state departments, or multiple Federal agencies, should we refer to as "The DFG?" And which members have been subject to hassling? Yes indeed, not disputing anything here, just wanting more information. This sounds interesting and possibly untrue (again, not outright disputing, ...
by Fire Drake
October 27th, 2017, 9:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for Advice on the Unthinkable
Replies: 15
Views: 9696

Re: Looking for Advice on the Unthinkable

Thank you all for taking the time to comment. I value each and every opinion here. Have fun and stay safe all!!!
by Fire Drake
October 18th, 2017, 11:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for Advice on the Unthinkable
Replies: 15
Views: 9696

Re: Looking for Advice on the Unthinkable

Legitimate bites do happen but even our community they are rare. I am sure this is true and a testament to how seriously most field herpers take what they are doing. However some of us seem to just have a bit of bad luck now and again--hence my question and use of the term "unthinkable." Things go ...
by Fire Drake
October 16th, 2017, 10:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for Advice on the Unthinkable
Replies: 15
Views: 9696

Looking for Advice on the Unthinkable

Ladies and gents, It often occurs to me the enormous breadth of experience there is contained in all of the people associated with this board and I have often been tempted to post a BIG question in the hopes of tapping in to that body of experience and knowledge to try and get a better understanding...
by Fire Drake
June 21st, 2017, 2:27 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: FHF has moved chapter threads.....
Replies: 33
Views: 16341

Re: FHF has moved chapter threads.....

I think this route may be the best way to go. I really like the idea of NAFHA and it's advocation for citizen science/conservation, and would hate to see it disolve... That being said, it's future looks uncertain for now. Keep the NAFHA - Announcements/Inquiries forum active and we'll see where it ...
by Fire Drake
June 5th, 2017, 9:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kern desert
Replies: 5
Views: 2298

Re: Kern desert

I can't get over how close that Rosy's ground color is to the color of the soil you photographed him on, not to mention how well-defined it's striping is. Very nice find indeed.
by Fire Drake
June 5th, 2017, 9:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kern desert
Replies: 5
Views: 2298

Re: Kern desert

Very nice. My dad lives out in those parts. That Rosy looks awesome!
by Fire Drake
June 2nd, 2017, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Undercover DFG?
Replies: 6
Views: 2833

Re: Undercover DFG?

My take is that they were NOT Cal F&W. I have years of intimate experience with that department (no, I was never a warden) and I do not think this matches the way they do undercover most of the time. They do form task forces occasionally and you could have run into one of those, but my knee jerk rea...
by Fire Drake
May 31st, 2017, 3:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orange County BioRAP
Replies: 3
Views: 1797

Re: Orange County BioRAP

Just wanted to say thanks to Nate for setting up and running a great event. I had tons of fun and learned a great deal. I hope everyone else enjoyed it half as much as I did!
by Fire Drake
May 25th, 2017, 3:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orange County BioRAP
Replies: 3
Views: 1797

Re: Orange County BioRAP

To any who are attending...I am in need of a ride if possible. I live near the meeting spot. Please PM me if you are able to help. Thank you all!
by Fire Drake
April 14th, 2017, 3:56 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Mountain Kings by Brian Hubbs FOR SALE
Replies: 12
Views: 7625

Re: Mountain Kings by Brian Hubbs FOR SALE

I will have more books by the end of this month...thanks for your support... Mr. Hubbs, sir will you perhaps be getting any of the Getula books in? I already have 2 signed, first printing copies of Mountain Kings (oh you know it...BAMMMM!!!) and am looking to get the Common Kings one. Any help woul...