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by Porter
October 19th, 2021, 2:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

And I’m not so much worried about the Wright’s feelings Getting hurt as much as I am aware of the false judgment the Gen Y’s seem to always be accusing me of… :lol: I don’t know Y, but they always treat me like I should be X-ed out 💁🏻‍♂️

Ok, I feel better now that we cleared that up 🤗 🌸
by Porter
October 18th, 2021, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

🤦🏻‍♂️ Geez Louise! 😳 Am I having an acid flashback or Were those drawings done from preserved Deteriorated jar specimens..?? It’s just as I feared… Our greatest fears have come true. I’m going to have to draw my own damn diagrams 😑 Thank you for posting that Jeff! :beer: i’ll check out that link wh...
by Porter
October 18th, 2021, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

Porter A sample from Wright and Wright -- Here is a link to a paper on Lampropeltini phylogeny: https://sierraherps.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Pyron_Burbrink_2009a.pdf Jeff 🤦🏻‍♂️ Geez Louise! 😳 Am I having an acid flashback or Were those drawings done from preserved Deteriorated jar specimens.....
by Porter
October 17th, 2021, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

Is there an evolutionary tree of Colubrids somewhere..? Has it already been established that ALL Milksnake are hybrids? This is the best I could find when I googled, "snake tree of evolution." I'd like to see a tree that includes the genera I mentioned, if there is one... Even one that included gart...
by Porter
October 17th, 2021, 1:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

I just took a look at the old Stebbins guide. Here is the picture that Mr. Hoyer was referring to. Also, I couldn’t help but notice this interesting similarity between the snouts of a milk snake and longnose… 06CCDFA7-C28B-4B77-865C-E9EBDDEECBC1.jpeg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51599432247_e...
by Porter
October 16th, 2021, 8:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

Porter Exact, proportional drawings of head scales of all U.S. snake genera plus many species in each are in the introduction to Wright & Wright (1957) Handbook of Snakes of the United States and Canada. https://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Snakes-United-States-Canada/dp/0801482143/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&k...
by Porter
October 15th, 2021, 1:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

Also… Are there any normal looking Ball Pythons produced in ratio of a hybrid love conection...? Does anyone have an answer to this question? When breeding a hybrid to a normal looking parent genus in captivity, do any of the children come out looking “normal” like one of the original “normal” paren...
by Porter
October 15th, 2021, 1:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

So, let me explain where I’m trying to go with this… I made this comment on Chad’s milk snake post in regards to one of his locales of awesome looking milks, Possibly being a result of hybridization: Now, let’s say the first time a longnose Snake mated a milk was 1800. Even though, and intelligent m...
by Porter
October 14th, 2021, 11:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

Thanks for the reminder, Richard! :thumb: I do have a copy of that field guide. I’ll have to dig it up and take a look at it.. If I remember correctly, there’s just one diagram that is there to display the names of the scales…? And it looks something like this, that I just found from Googling, “Steb...
by Porter
October 14th, 2021, 10:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Folsom CA Tarantula inquiry
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Folsom CA Tarantula inquiry

Ahhh, The Man in Black:thumb: I did it. Thanks Jeff! I’m going to take a look at this when I get a chance :beer:
by Porter
October 13th, 2021, 9:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Snake headscale diagram request?

I’ve got an odd request…Well, maybe it’s not that odd. However, maybe I’m odd for asking 🤷🏻‍♂️ Where can I find a complete diagram, top View, bottom View, sideview of the species: California glossy snake California kingsnake California Mountain kingsnake Pacific gopher snake Longnose Snake Milk snak...
by Porter
October 13th, 2021, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Folsom CA Tarantula inquiry
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Folsom CA Tarantula inquiry

I heard recently that there was a new species or sub species of tarantula that was discovered existing somewhere near (within the foothills) Folsom prison. Not only is this awesome beyond belief, (and I’ve already got The Johnny Cash song picked out for the video I’m gonna make, if I ever get a car ...
by Porter
October 11th, 2021, 9:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Info request-Southern California octopi
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Info request-Southern California octopi

If she finds one I’ll ask her if it’s OK to post it

To be continued…
by Porter
October 11th, 2021, 9:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Info request-Southern California octopi
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Info request-Southern California octopi

Thanks guys! :thumb: I appreciate the feedback :beer: It’s pretty amazing how everything seems to fall under that same pattern of seasons, even the sea creatures. I do remember that the tides and storm weather were factors that Made the fall months most ideal for the octopi up here in the north. It ...
by Porter
October 7th, 2021, 5:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Info request-Southern California octopi
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Info request-Southern California octopi

🍻 Thanks for the info :thumb: I’ll send this over to her. As far as what time of year, is it true that you usually only find them after the big storms wash them into The tide pools, or can they be found year round? Also, am I remembering that incorrectly… Do they utilize tide pools for hunting or ar...
by Porter
October 3rd, 2021, 11:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Info request-Southern California octopi
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Info request-Southern California octopi

I've seen a few at Malibu Lagoon state beach, which is just generally a great tidepool location for LA county. On one occasion I found one half-buried (but very alive) in a shallow pool, and another was flushed out from under a rock when I walked by. These both would have been lesser two-spot octop...
by Porter
October 1st, 2021, 11:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Info request-Southern California octopi
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Info request-Southern California octopi

I’ve got a friend down in Southern California who is interested in where and what kind octopus you can find down around Southern California beaches. I don’t want her to get bit by a venomous or dangerous one. I remember a guy posting a picture of a little octopus on his face that was found down near...
by Porter
September 29th, 2021, 12:55 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: How to edit a post topic?

Now I will say this on the behalf of the Instagram post’s author… It’s not like this person is an evil person… Devil, or a demon. Werewolf child eating mongrel …Lol I knew him personally and I can assure you that he has a love and respect for not only all types of herps, but all animals. And it’s my...
by Porter
September 29th, 2021, 12:06 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: How to edit a post topic?

I sure dont put any species on pedestals over others,. Im not even that swooney over bright colors shoot many of my favorite guys are dressed in browns but what catches my eye are their angles or the way they carry themselves. I know. I wasn’t intending that directly to you. Nor anyone else. I shou...
by Porter
September 28th, 2021, 5:58 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: How to edit a post topic?

And anyone who places a mountain kingsnake on a pedestal higher than a gartersnake… Is clearly not seeing the big picture 💁🏻‍♂️ 👀 😬

🤭 🤐 ✌🏻
by Porter
September 28th, 2021, 5:48 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: How to edit a post topic?

Over the weekend I came across some thing that caught my eye at 7-Eleven… I was looking for a beer, and I saw what looked like a beer misplaced in the water section. Liquid Death… Being a huge fan of water in a box and garbage pail kids, I figured I had to try it. Then it occurred to me, after just ...
by Porter
September 23rd, 2021, 5:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

Well there’s no reason for me to keep kicking a dead horse. And I’m sure Chad doesn’t mind Getting some extra attention to his post. But it is about milk snakes, and not hybrids. Lots of great variations here Chad :beer: I like the one from SW Illinois the best. My grandma was from there. That’s whe...
by Porter
September 22nd, 2021, 11:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

Scott Waters wrote:
September 22nd, 2021, 5:41 pm
Porter….

The “hybrid gopher-king” spot is known by a lot of people. That spot has been herped heavily for over 40 years, probably longer. Not sure why anyone would say it’s a secret, it’s definitely not. That explains why you’re seeing herping activity.
🤦🏻‍♂️
by Porter
September 22nd, 2021, 10:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

Misquoting to push a point doesn't prove a point...because half of what you're trying to reference (and only as a "here's a thought" rather than with viable evidence) is not what I wrote. Hybrids never happened here, the milks didn't colonize simply by moving from further south, and we're still at ...
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

Kelly Mc wrote:
September 21st, 2021, 5:00 pm
Chromatophore changes in amphibians make for added moot in 'pigmentation differences" being a credible litmus or correlating example.
🤔 Are you saying yay or nay to the Porter Theory?
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

So my post was quoted with a picture of known ball hybrids (and I'm familiar with most that have been made or attempted so far, part of several hybrid groups because the impact on pattern structure etc. intrigues me)...but glossed over the "intermixed" part that should be emphasized. Those hybrids ...
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 2:53 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: How to edit a post topic?

I’m flying home 👋 👽 good luck 🌍 🚀
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 2:49 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: How to edit a post topic?

So long story short… Old ass Rex is not about you. It’s not about old ass people. It’s not about Dick. It’s not about Jane. It’s not about somebody else I’m not gonna name. It’s not about a frog screaming at the sky to make it rain. It’s about I’m done with this form because I’m friggin going insane...
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 2:11 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: How to edit a post topic?

It’s a metaphor. That’s what influential Creative writers do. They write metaphors. This one is about chocolate coded medicine. But it’s not about chocolate coated medicine. It’s about music that has a positive influence without it being recognized by someone seeking to be a bad person by listening ...
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 2:07 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: How to edit a post topic?

And I like chocolate… And I don’t think chocolate is evil… And I never thought chocolate was evil… As a matter fact I got chocolate milk in the fridge right now LOL it’s just a powerful choice of words to get a message across. You’re just miss judging it because you can’t hear my voice
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 1:41 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: How to edit a post topic?

And I might as well just clear this up right now just in case people don’t get it… The dinosaur hand puppet does not mean I’m a psycho pathic lunatic with a split personality. Old ass Rex is the equivalent of Jim Henson‘s Kermit the frog. Old ass Rexis inspired by a movie called “stepbrothers “and i...
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 1:19 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: How to edit a post topic?

And the reason I was doing that is because it’s easier to type on a laptop without getting literature mistakes… But I need the iPhone to take the screenshots of the photos to place Betweeneach paragraph. And when you have multiple attachments to place those photos Between each paragraph, well let’s ...
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 12:50 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: How to edit a post topic?

Was this really necessary lol I thought we were friends and I thought I displayed that in the nature of my response. Whatever. Play around with this idea… Add multiple attachments, select the “place in line option “then imagine you got distracted by someone’s response and go back and try to edit tho...
by Porter
September 21st, 2021, 12:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

This is a range map for Longnose snakes in California. Only where I’ve placed the little blue dot, can you find a longnose Snake Within that range, north of San Francisco. Not a single one of those snakes has been found within that range displayed. And there are quite a few study sites with active ...
by Porter
September 19th, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 5322

Re: The Box Spring

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by Porter
September 19th, 2021, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 5322

Re: The Box Spring

Kelly Mc wrote:
September 7th, 2021, 5:41 am
Thats badass.

It makes me curious about the driver or co and why it was painted on there.

Great find and music choice.
Thanks. I believe they may be out of Arizona... 🤔
by Porter
September 19th, 2021, 6:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

This is a range map for Longnose snakes in California. Only where I’ve placed the little blue dot, can you find a longnose Snake Within that range, north of San Francisco. Not a single one of those snakes has been found within that range displayed. And there are quite a few study sites with active ...
by Porter
September 19th, 2021, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

Jeez Louise Kelly… Can you wait one dang second for me to finish my post lol Now I can’t re-edit it and I have to add the rest of it here: 5EF3FEDF-A91D-46B8-BA72-A9B9D45A0FF4.jpeg FC3380BB-758D-4223-B274-21B818E3749F.jpeg I’m done for the day and I’m not gonna be riding anymore. Leave me alone lol ...
by Porter
September 19th, 2021, 7:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

Beyond wishful thinking, there's no signals of hybridization here, and "lateral fading" in milks is definitely not automatically some old trait passed down from longnoses. Pics are shared fairly frequently from the region where I live of milks that have lighter sides than dorsal patterning (hell th...
by Porter
September 18th, 2021, 5:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

Piebalding is a mutation in genes that causes melanin to be distributed weird. It isnt a sign of being hybridized as far as i know. I agree. One of the most commonly known snakes in the pet trade for its pie baldness, would have to be the ball python. And I wouldn’t suggest that those are hybrids. ...
by Porter
September 17th, 2021, 10:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

😐 I see no reason to inject the notion that the snakes in my pics are hybrids or descendants of hybrids. What explanatory power does that notion bring to the table? Is it a matter of morphology? The weirdo gentilis with the speckles is just a variation. The other guy asked why the piebald was piebal...
by Porter
September 16th, 2021, 11:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

Jeff wrote:
September 16th, 2021, 3:53 pm

Porter
Cal Kings/gopher hybrids? Did I miss a post on these, or, do you have photos?

Jeff
🤐
by Porter
September 16th, 2021, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

Oh have those individuals been tail-clipped and analyzed already? I was under the impression that longnose Were up for consideration to be put on a threatened list for Kansas at one time… maybe it was just some thing I miss read. Are you saying that there are no longnose upstream from where you foun...
by Porter
September 15th, 2021, 10:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

OK so here’s my reasoning… It’s based mostly off of the other individuals found in W Kansas. I’m assuming they’re from the same locale, or close to it. They are the only milk snakes that have a lateral fade on the side of their bodies. Which is a trait of the longnose. Even the piebald individual ha...
by Porter
September 14th, 2021, 3:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

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by Porter
September 14th, 2021, 2:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1486

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

hcarlton wrote:
September 12th, 2021, 10:01 pm
Stuck staring at that one piebald(? not really the right term but not sure what fits) one from western Kansas; that has got to be the coolest milk I've ever seen a photo of, and I'm dying now to try and figure out what the genetics or environmental effects are behind making that.
Hybrid 🦏
by Porter
August 29th, 2021, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 5322

Re: The Box Spring

Very few snakes are as elusive and hard to find as the infamous Mountain Kingsnake. I’ve rebuilt and set up rocks at famous spots, only to have other Herpers escort Arizona travelers to success there… I found DOR (dead on road) on my secret boa road, at the foot of a place I was searching for hours,...
by Porter
August 24th, 2021, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: bio-fluorescent rattlesnake
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

Re: bio-fluorescent rattlesnake

Nick Hess Posted a black light (I think) shot of a species of salamander… I think it was a salamander, that was glowing beneath the blacklight. I told him he should try shining down on kingsnakes, because of the fluorescent coloring I’ve seen on a few individuals in the northern central valley area....
by Porter
August 15th, 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 5322

Re: The Box Spring

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by Porter
August 3rd, 2021, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very curious cottonmouth
Replies: 16
Views: 4751

Re: A very curious cottonmouth

I think the cottonmouth was momentarily percieving it as a branch mass or terra form as perhaps newly stirred out of a basky nap. It was a Nope on further inquiry of serpent I agree How refreshing the exchange of neurons between two on tranquil waters. Lol well said! My thoughts exactly. The tranqu...