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by ThatFrogGuy
May 14th, 2017, 5:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: question about moving turtles across roads
Replies: 13
Views: 5119

Re: question about moving turtles across roads

I probably would have moved it-it probably attempted to cross again after it felt the threat was gone.
by ThatFrogGuy
June 21st, 2016, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spadefoots/fossorial frogs, please
Replies: 23
Views: 9363

Re: Spadefoots/fossorial frogs, please

Great thread. I was fortunate enough to get my lifer Eastern spadefoot in Indiana last year. They have a fairly limited range in Indiana and at this site they breed right in the middle and edges of soybean fields. https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/306/18820611558_09e1a78366_c.jpg Eastern Spadefoot Toad ...
by ThatFrogGuy
September 13th, 2015, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 30438

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7157/6678629857_11232f4993_z.jpg Midland Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon pleuralis) preying on an American Toad (Bufo americanus) by Zach Truelock , on Flickr https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5443/7366533420_98cecb42cc_h.jpg Midland Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon pleuralis) ...
by ThatFrogGuy
June 18th, 2015, 5:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 so far in Indiana
Replies: 9
Views: 4722

Re: 2015 so far in Indiana

Thanks everyone! The Leopard does resemble a pickerel, but it was 100% leopard in person. For the darter shot, I used a special "teaching photographic tank" I got from Carolina lab supply. It's v shaped and makes photographing aquatic life very simple. I put a black cloth behind it for the shot and ...
by ThatFrogGuy
June 18th, 2015, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Smallmouth Salamanders around Columbus Ohio
Replies: 5
Views: 2815

Re: RFI: Smallmouth Salamanders around Columbus Ohio

Sorry I can't really help for OH spots, but as far as the behavior of texanum in the Midwest: Chances of finding an adult in late July are not particularly good. Nothings impossible of course, but in most places they will be far underground avoiding the heat. However, metamorphs/larvae can be found ...
by ThatFrogGuy
May 27th, 2015, 3:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 so far in Indiana
Replies: 9
Views: 4722

2015 so far in Indiana

So far, 2015 has been an awesome, jam packed year. Spending the winter in Northern Indiana was tough because winter herping is impossible most of the time. Still, there is beauty and wildlife to see. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8616/16292380686_ddab1e72a1_b.jpg Wabash River by Zach Truelock , on F...
by ThatFrogGuy
April 14th, 2015, 8:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: MAN INJURED WHILE SAVING A SNAPPING TURTLE!
Replies: 21
Views: 6096

Re: MAN INJURED WHILE SAVING A SNAPPING TURTLE!

I always grasp the tail while holding the turtle out as far away from my body as possible with the other hand supporting the underside. This is the safest, easiest way for both you and the turtle in my opinion. The head can't reach you. It's possible for them to claw you up a little but that's just ...
by ThatFrogGuy
April 7th, 2015, 4:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tadpole identification
Replies: 2
Views: 1561

Re: Tadpole identification

Guessing based on your size comment that they are bull/green frog tadpoles from last year. They take 1-2 years to mature and so often overwinter as tadpoles, and can be seen basking in the shallows in early spring.

-Zach
by ThatFrogGuy
April 4th, 2015, 5:34 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Darkening Backgrounds
Replies: 1
Views: 2153

Darkening Backgrounds

Alright, so this one isn't a herp...nonetheless it could be used in herp photography as well. I've been wondering if there is a relatively simple/easy way to blacken/darken the background of this photo. In the past I have simply painted the background black in photoshop, going around the subject wit...
by ThatFrogGuy
April 3rd, 2015, 8:51 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Too much editing?
Replies: 5
Views: 3341

Re: Too much editing?

I attributed it to a characteristic of a breeding male (like all the bumps and nuptial pads newts, frogs, etc get) but this is the first breeding male tigrinum I've seen so I don't really know.
by ThatFrogGuy
April 2nd, 2015, 5:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frogs on my Trunk
Replies: 8
Views: 2684

Re: Frogs on my Trunk

I like them! That spade doing the unken reflex is really cool.
by ThatFrogGuy
April 2nd, 2015, 3:05 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Too much editing?
Replies: 5
Views: 3341

Re: Too much editing?

Agreed. Getting rid of the reflections makes the photo look "flat". I thought it looked off as well but couldn't place the reason why, that's an excellent description. Thanks for the feedback, guys. No skin tear, that's just the skin's texture. I thought it was odd as well. Additionally, this is a ...
by ThatFrogGuy
April 2nd, 2015, 11:21 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Too much editing?
Replies: 5
Views: 3341

Too much editing?

Hi everyone, I'd like to get some opinions on some shots, specifically whether or not I went a little overboard editing them. Here's the raw image. https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8691/16819047050_5290c51402_b.jpg Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) by Zach Truelock , on Flickr And here's the edit....
by ThatFrogGuy
March 30th, 2015, 8:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ambystoma polyploid eggs
Replies: 0
Views: 1061

Ambystoma polyploid eggs

Hi everyone,

I am curious if anyone has photos of Ambystoma polyploid egg masses. Particularly interested in LLJ or JJL forms but any would be appreciated.

Thanks,

-Zach
by ThatFrogGuy
March 29th, 2015, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ambystoma polyploid eggs
Replies: 0
Views: 1030

Ambystoma polyploid eggs

Hi everyone,

I am curious if anyone has photos of Ambystoma polyploid egg masses. Particularly LLJ or JJL forms, but any would be great. Thanks!

-Zach
by ThatFrogGuy
March 24th, 2015, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Foot Fetish
Replies: 12
Views: 4525

Re: Foot Fetish

Maybe a little different than what you're looking for...
ImageBullfrog Tadpole (Rana catesbeiana) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr
by ThatFrogGuy
March 1st, 2015, 9:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 15812

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

I'm going with this Tiger Salamander from Central Indiana. I actually found it on Christmas Eve, but we simply haven't had any warm rains since then that would let me find other amphibians. https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8637/16100099365_6ef03d0c05_c.jpg Eastern Tiger Salamander (Ambysoma tigrinum) ...
by ThatFrogGuy
February 26th, 2015, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Newt Predation on Spotted Salamander Eggs
Replies: 12
Views: 3876

Re: Newt Predation on Spotted Salamander Eggs

Cool observations! I have seen the same thing with jeffersonianum eggs.
ImageEastern Newt Preying upon Jefferson's Salamander Eggs by Zach Truelock, on Flickr
by ThatFrogGuy
February 25th, 2015, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Smokies at start of march?
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

Re: Smokies at start of march?

Most of the salamanders will be active. Even if temps dip below freezing or there is still snow on the ground, you can find them in the streams. I highly recommend this book, it has a lot of detailed information on the species in the park. http://www.amazon.com/Amphibians-Great-Smoky-Mountains-Natio...
by ThatFrogGuy
February 24th, 2015, 9:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Pensacola, Florida?
Replies: 12
Views: 3548

Re: Herping Pensacola, Florida?

Thanks for the help everyone, I really appreciate it.

Simus-if you intended to send a PM, I did not receive one.

-Zach
by ThatFrogGuy
February 24th, 2015, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Please show me reminders that spring will someday be here.
Replies: 22
Views: 5967

Re: Please show me reminders that spring will someday be her

The first jeff movements in Indiana of last year were happening about a year ago...but as of now it looks like we will have a late migration over here as well. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3756/12708355135_7127fcbf63_c.jpg Jefferson's Salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum) by Zach Truelock , on Fli...
by ThatFrogGuy
February 2nd, 2015, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Pensacola, Florida?
Replies: 12
Views: 3548

Herping Pensacola, Florida?

Hi everyone, I'll be in the Pensacola area in March, and was wondering if anyone could recommend some good areas to herp. Most everything would be new to me so I would just like to get a good diverse list of species if possible. I would also like to see some cool marine life if anyone has recommenda...
by ThatFrogGuy
January 15th, 2015, 5:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Newb
Replies: 4
Views: 2231

Re: Field Herping Newb

The Hoosier Herpetological Society is a good organization based in Indy, and they have field outings from time to time for members.
http://www.hoosierherpsoc.org/

They also have a facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/72877996958/

-Zach
by ThatFrogGuy
November 20th, 2014, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 in review: The Midwest
Replies: 14
Views: 6967

Re: 2014 in review: The Midwest

So many beautiful creatures. Were all of those taken in Southern Indiana? I used to live in Henderson, KY and hike in Wyandott Woods and Hoosier National Forest, and would have loved to see many of those animals. Thanks for sharing your photographs! Thanks! All except the smoky mountain and IL anim...
by ThatFrogGuy
November 17th, 2014, 7:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Larval salamanders. Any guesses?
Replies: 3
Views: 2333

Re: Larval salamanders. Any guesses?

Both look like Eurycea to me.
by ThatFrogGuy
November 15th, 2014, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 in review: The Midwest
Replies: 14
Views: 6967

Re: 2014 in review: The Midwest

Thanks everyone! Very cool! I tweeted this out (@HerpNation), as well as posted on our Facebook page. Great stuff! scott Wow I am honored, thank you Scott! Good stuff. I still appreciate the old school mega post. Paticularly if it's from my area of the country. Thanks Carl, I always enjoy and look f...
by ThatFrogGuy
November 11th, 2014, 2:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 in review: The Midwest
Replies: 14
Views: 6967

2014 in review: The Midwest

As has been usual for me the past few years, 2014 was probably my best herping year to date. These first few pictures are from the final days of 2013. With the infamous winter of 13-14, winter herping in 2014 was scarce. However, there are nearly always salamanders to be found. https://farm8.staticf...
by ThatFrogGuy
October 14th, 2014, 7:21 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Reducing shadows/off camera flash?
Replies: 3
Views: 3566

Reducing shadows/off camera flash?

Hi all, For the past two years I've been using my Canon Rebel T3 and loving it, however recently I've grown unhappy with the large dark shadows I almost always get under the head of the subjects. Using an on-board flash I know this is to be expected, and I've experimented a little using diffusors an...
by ThatFrogGuy
October 10th, 2014, 8:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LaRue this weekend?
Replies: 1
Views: 1240

LaRue this weekend?

Hi all,

Is anyone going down to the road this weekend? Weather doesn't look ideal, but this weekend is the only time I have open. This is the first year I'll be on the road mostly solo, so I'm open to meeting other herpers, even if just to put a face to a name.

-Zach
by ThatFrogGuy
September 9th, 2014, 5:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: August In Indiana
Replies: 7
Views: 3714

Re: August In Indiana

Thanks guys!
by ThatFrogGuy
September 2nd, 2014, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your favorite find of the month - August 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1986

Re: Your favorite find of the month - August 2014

I'm not much of a viper guy, but this was too cool to pass up, even if all I got were crap pictures. In Indiana, females seek out hollow logs to den individually. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5574/14914665350_3ba3196428_b.jpg Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) by Zach Truelock , on Flickr http...
by ThatFrogGuy
August 31st, 2014, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: August In Indiana
Replies: 7
Views: 3714

August In Indiana

That might not sound too great, huh? The hottest month of the year in a seemingly boring agricultural Midwestern state? Well, despite this, August turned out to be one of my most productive months of the year yet. I tried spotlighting for rough greens at night for the first time and have had some su...
by ThatFrogGuy
August 12th, 2014, 8:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Grant County, IN Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 1682

Re: Grant County, IN Suggestions

That's funny . I'll be starting college at Purdue next week. Wish I could help you with spots but I don't know the area yet.
by ThatFrogGuy
August 2nd, 2014, 10:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The thrill of the hunt, or the prize at the end?
Replies: 23
Views: 6388

Re: The thrill of the hunt, or the prize at the end?

For me it really is a combination of both, but leaning more towards the "prize" if i had to decide between the two. Of course, I enjoy spending time outdoors as much as the next guy but I'm not going to lie, if I've gone hours (or days/weeks/months even, if I'm looking for something especially hard ...
by ThatFrogGuy
July 29th, 2014, 11:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo Theme! "Striking!"
Replies: 18
Views: 5301

Re: Photo Theme! "Striking!"

In terms of appearance, this is about as nice as milks in my area get. Image
Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr
by ThatFrogGuy
July 28th, 2014, 4:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late Summer in Indiana and the Smokies
Replies: 6
Views: 4361

Re: Late Summer in Indiana and the Smokies

Thanks guys! So which salamander benefits from this similarity, and how? Edumucate me, please :D The Imitator engages in batesian mimicry (when a palatable species mimics a toxic one) with the Red-cheeked Salamander, which contains toxic skin secretions. Obviously the consequence is that if a predat...
by ThatFrogGuy
July 27th, 2014, 4:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late Summer in Indiana and the Smokies
Replies: 6
Views: 4361

Late Summer in Indiana and the Smokies

This summer has been pretty good for me, though it has a bittersweet tinge as it is my last one before college. It started out with this rat snake sprawled over the trail. For whatever reason I suck at finding rat snakes (this was the first one in two years!) So it was a real treat. https://farm4.st...
by ThatFrogGuy
July 6th, 2014, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gastrophryne olivacea Toadlet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1633

Re: Gastrophryne olivacea Toadlet?

Yes. The pointed, smooth sided head and eyes are what give it away for me.
by ThatFrogGuy
June 20th, 2014, 6:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late spring/early summer in Indiana
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

Re: Late spring/early summer in Indiana

Thanks, guys.
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pythonregius3 wrote:I love hognose. Did you get them road cruising? Looks like both on pavement. I have never had luck finding these. Only ever found one here in Indiana.
Both were found crawling through rocks bordering a lake on the side of the road.
by ThatFrogGuy
June 20th, 2014, 6:09 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Which is best?
Replies: 8
Views: 5654

Which is best?

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/14459104901_e00b520c67_c.jpg Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta) by Zach Truelock , on Flickr https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5538/14275847900_4431a20679_c.jpg Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta) by Zach Truelock , on Flickr https://farm3.staticflick...
by ThatFrogGuy
June 13th, 2014, 5:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late spring/early summer in Indiana
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

Late spring/early summer in Indiana

This spring I had the pleasure of attending the Hoosier Herpout, an event by the Hoosier Herp society. Several great herps were found including two Eastern Hogs, a lifer for me. The male was a real stunner, but also unfortunately in shed. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5594/14209107954_124ce19aa0_c...
by ThatFrogGuy
May 18th, 2014, 1:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This is not what I expected Coluber constrictor to look like
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

Re: This is not what I expected Coluber constrictor to look

Looks pretty similar to racers in my area, which is an intergrade zone between foxii and priapus.
by ThatFrogGuy
May 18th, 2014, 4:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your favorite find of the month - April 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1732

Re: Your favorite find of the month - April 2014

Mine was this Earth snake. They aren't commonly seen in Indiana and this one was a new county record.
ImageWestern Smooth Earth Snake (Virginia valerie elegans) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr
by ThatFrogGuy
May 15th, 2014, 6:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late Spring in Indiana, and a white whale
Replies: 8
Views: 2713

Late Spring in Indiana, and a white whale

Late March/Early April, many iconic spring amphibians are still hanging around... https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7227/13342899593_7acc63c491_c.jpg Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) by Zach Truelock , on Flickr https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2830/13319956165_b15ce0b1cb_c.jpg Wood Frog (Rana sy...
by ThatFrogGuy
May 13th, 2014, 5:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bittersweet...
Replies: 13
Views: 2832

Re: Bittersweet...

Thanks! A lot of work went into finding them.
by ThatFrogGuy
May 11th, 2014, 2:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bittersweet...
Replies: 13
Views: 2832

Re: Bittersweet...

2 months of hard searching paid off today :)

Image

ImageKirtland's Snake (Clonophis kirtlandi) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr
by ThatFrogGuy
April 15th, 2014, 4:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your favorite find of the month - February 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Re: Your favorite find of the month - February 2014

Jeffs migrated here in late Feb, which is actually pretty late for this species in Southern Indiana. But, this year I found my first gravid female.
ImageJefferson's Salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr
by ThatFrogGuy
April 6th, 2014, 8:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lets See Some Green Snakes
Replies: 36
Views: 11617

Re: Lets See Some Green Snakes

No rough greens yet? I'll fix that...
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by ThatFrogGuy
March 28th, 2014, 5:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ornate or Southern Chorus Frog?
Replies: 5
Views: 2214

Re: Ornate or Southern Chorus Frog?

Southern.