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by Whitman
September 17th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thamnophis elegans declines?
Replies: 0
Views: 14694

Thamnophis elegans declines?

We (wife and I) have been conducting CPUE surveys along standardized routes (driving) in higher-elevation areas of Lemhi County (east-central Idaho) since 2008. Basically only 4 species of snakes. While C. bottae, C. constrictor mormon , and C. viridis encounters have remained +/- stable, T. elegans...
by Whitman
September 17th, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Intro and question re magnesium chloride
Replies: 9
Views: 12555

Re: Intro and question re magnesium chloride

Jonathan - Interesting that you would ask. I was going through old posts re: Idaho this morning and saw several of yours. Was going to contact you about your history in Idaho. I worked several summers in the SRBPNA (1971 through 1976) on golden eagles, badgers, coyotes. Worked extensively with Lowel...
by Whitman
September 16th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Intro and question re magnesium chloride
Replies: 9
Views: 12555

Re: Intro and question re magnesium chloride

DRDAN - My 9 September reply to your post was addressed to you et al. (et al. = and others). Didn't want to exclude other herpers that may want to comment. Still looking for anyone who may have noticed the lack of herp use of dirt/gravel roads where MgCl2 is being applied. I'll keep looking into the...
by Whitman
September 9th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Intro and question re magnesium chloride
Replies: 9
Views: 12555

Re: Intro and question re magnesium chloride

DRDAN, et al. - The MgCl2 is not being applied for veg control. It is used as a dust abatement agent and soil stabilizer rather than as an herbicide in summer, and used as a de-icer in winter. And no, I'm not pointing a finger at anyone or any entity at this point, just wondering why the apparent la...
by Whitman
September 9th, 2019, 4:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Intro and question re magnesium chloride
Replies: 9
Views: 12555

Re: Intro and question re magnesium chloride

Richard Hoyer - First and foremost, thank you sir for your reply to my inquiry regarding MgCl2. At this point, I've not designed a reasonable method of testing the effects of this application on the roads and the impacts it may have on herpetofauna. Started noticing the lack of serpents on the roads...
by Whitman
September 5th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Intro and question re magnesium chloride
Replies: 9
Views: 12555

Intro and question re magnesium chloride

I'm new to the forum. Have been peripherally working with herps, mainly in Idaho, since 1971. Am a semi-retired predator biologist. Am currently doing "hobby" research (nobody's paying me :) ) on snake relative abundance and observed population trends in east-central Idaho. Relatively depauperate sn...