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by frodaman
November 3rd, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips to find sidewinders without cruising
Replies: 9
Views: 7855

Re: Tips to find sidewinders without cruising

Yeah, those conditions are pretty tough. Generally when the night temps are below freezing, things seems to stay below the frostline. However C. cerastes can sometimes be found basking outside of their burrows on unseasonably warm days with warmer night temps.
by frodaman
October 22nd, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips to find sidewinders without cruising
Replies: 9
Views: 7855

Re: Tips to find sidewinders without cruising

Great photos and question. I would add that winders will post themselves just within the shade/drip line of creosote bushes, or other shrubs, and relocate as they are exposed to the sun, just look for craters at the edges of vegetation and follow them around the bush. Found many a morning winder in...
by frodaman
October 20th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips to find sidewinders without cruising
Replies: 9
Views: 7855

Re: Tips to find sidewinders without cruising

Kfen wrote:
October 20th, 2019, 4:22 am
I don't plan on being in sidewinder range anytime soon, nor can I help with the original question, but wanted to say the above post was very interesting and informative. Thanks for taking the time to put that together.
Thanks for the feedback!
by frodaman
October 19th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips to find sidewinders without cruising
Replies: 9
Views: 7855

Re: Tips to find sidewinders without cruising

Hello! Sidewinders are one of my favorite things to search for, and have spent a lot of time with them during the day. I have been fortunate enough to track and locate all three subspecies in various localities. Here are a couple tips and photos that may be able to point you in the right direction. ...
by frodaman
July 12th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - June 2019 Report
Replies: 6
Views: 12246

Re: Costa Rica - June 2019 Report

I was there for 10 days total.

And yes, those Porthidium were at the top of my list of favorites!!
by frodaman
July 8th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bali Herp Adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 7359

Re: Bali Herp Adventure

By far one of my favorite videos of yours, Lou. Great jobc :beer:
by frodaman
July 8th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central NSW Australia Herp Survey
Replies: 4
Views: 9733

Re: Central NSW Australia Herp Survey

You have some amazing shots in there! Congratulations on the great trip.
by frodaman
July 8th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - June 2019 Report
Replies: 6
Views: 12246

Costa Rica - June 2019 Report

Hello everyone, My brother and I went to the Pacific side of Costa Rica earlier this year, and it by far exceeded our expectations! 25 species of snakes, and multiple species of lizards and amphibians. I would like to thank all who gave pointers when I reached out a couple months ago. You all know w...
by frodaman
January 8th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Project
Replies: 9
Views: 6314

Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Project

2018 was a good one for me in the herp department - This summer I participated in the Arizona Game & Fish Department's internship program and got to be involved with Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii) surveys on the Barry M. Goldwater Range. It was a great experience seeing some relative...
by frodaman
January 8th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 EOY Recap
Replies: 18
Views: 8368

Re: 2018 EOY Recap

I have always enjoyed your photos! Been following you for as long as I can remember. You really raise the bar high with your photography!
by frodaman
November 22nd, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica
Replies: 16
Views: 11806

Re: Costa Rica

Very cool! Thanks. Any experience with Basilisks or Caimans? And do any of you have a ballpark of what rental cars cost? I apologize for gunning you all down for the questions. I need to buy that book and move forward in that way as well. The practical experiences in these answers have been VERY hel...
by frodaman
November 22nd, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: trip report Yucatan Peninsula
Replies: 8
Views: 8364

Re: trip report Yucatan Peninsula

Awesome man! Congrats on a great trip!
by frodaman
November 17th, 2018, 8:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica
Replies: 16
Views: 11806

Re: Costa Rica

Gotcha - That's about what I was expecting - $1500-$2000. Anybody have experience with Jim Kaveney as a guide? Heard good things so far. Also, another question I should be asking - that the two of you have eluded to - GEAR. I am beginning to gather that getting the proper gear is almost as costly as...
by frodaman
November 15th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica
Replies: 16
Views: 11806

Re: Costa Rica

This is awesome information! Thanks guys! Seems like there are a lot of decisions to be made here regarding where to spend my time. :lol: Do any of you have any experience with Ungaliophis or other boas? Also, speaking of cost (and I preface this question by saying that I understand that cost varies...
by frodaman
November 14th, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica
Replies: 16
Views: 11806

Re: Costa Rica

Thanks for the help everyone! I am purchasing field guides now to get a better handle on what we would like to see, but VIPERS are big for us (bothreichis, bothrops, Lachesis, etc) and on a different page the Yellow-bellied Sea Snake which from what I understand is easy if you find a fishing boat th...
by frodaman
November 11th, 2018, 8:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica
Replies: 16
Views: 11806

Costa Rica

Hello all, We are in the beginnings of planning a Costa Rica trip within the next year or two, and was wondering if any of you out there had any tips for planning the trip, or resources to look at? Any good books to purchase? The main things I would like to know would be what is the best time to go,...
by frodaman
September 6th, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blacktail Macro and some Forum Q's
Replies: 0
Views: 7507

Blacktail Macro and some Forum Q's

Here is a photo of a Blacktail Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus) from Arizona. I am trying out the attachment feature before I make any bigger, more involved posts. Is there an easier way to add higher resolution photos up here? It's not letting me embed a Flickr photo, or upload anything higher res. ...
by frodaman
August 6th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent finds: California + Arizona
Replies: 10
Views: 9888

Re: Recent finds: California + Arizona

Hot dang those photos are slick! Great job!
by frodaman
October 1st, 2017, 8:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Profile Picture?
Replies: 2
Views: 4221

Re: Profile Picture?

Got it - Thanks! :beer:
by frodaman
September 26th, 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Profile Picture?
Replies: 2
Views: 4221

Profile Picture?

Anybody know how to change the profile picture? Can't find it to save my life.
by frodaman
December 15th, 2016, 10:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 California Chapter Nominations Time- Do we Continue?
Replies: 11
Views: 8767

Re: 2017 California Chapter Nominations Time- Do we Continue

A great example of how the forum is a great resource! Rye Jones put this up here in the RMC http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=23952 And a great educational discussion on habitat from years ago (that I searched on google) http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1...
by frodaman
December 15th, 2016, 10:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 California Chapter Nominations Time- Do we Continue?
Replies: 11
Views: 8767

Re: 2017 California Chapter Nominations Time- Do we Continue

I love this forum! What I love about it, is that it is easily searchable in places like Google, and the threads last rather than disappear into the depths of Facebook land. There isn't (as much) redundancy in the newbie questions because the information is readily accessible via google search. There...
by frodaman
December 6th, 2016, 10:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERP users WARNING
Replies: 15
Views: 9849

Re: HERP users WARNING

:beer:
by frodaman
November 22nd, 2016, 8:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Giving the Chapter Some Love with an EOY Report
Replies: 4
Views: 3883

Re: Giving the Chapter Some Love with an EOY Report

You bet! Only took an hour.....
by frodaman
November 21st, 2016, 10:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Giving the Chapter Some Love with an EOY Report
Replies: 4
Views: 3883

Giving the Chapter Some Love with an EOY Report

For those of you that know me, you know that I really only have a few seasons under my belt. However I have learned a lot and I thank a lot of you who have shown me the ropes. I've actually met some really good, potentially lifelong friends from this forum, and it gave me a springboard to a lot of g...
by frodaman
November 21st, 2016, 9:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERP users WARNING
Replies: 15
Views: 9849

Re: HERP users WARNING

Yes. I actually did some of the grunt work on the mapping for his book this past summer. I believe he is done with it already. If anything, I know with certainty that if he hasn't already requested data from HERP, he probably wont. He got most of his data from the UAZ and NAU collections. I will say...
by frodaman
October 29th, 2016, 10:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERP users WARNING
Replies: 15
Views: 9849

Re: HERP users WARNING

It is my personal opinion that if you do not want something publicized, don't put in on the internet at all! 99% of my records are on a PAPER NOTEBOOK... Yep, those still exist! They work well for record keeping, and no one can get them unless they knock on my door! :beer:
by frodaman
July 26th, 2016, 7:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Recent Utah Visit Finds
Replies: 0
Views: 2474

My Recent Utah Visit Finds

Hey guys, a while ago I sent a shoutout for some pointers on Utah, and you guys were great! Thanks a ton! I wasn't able to locate and lampros, but those things hate me as a general rule even here in AZ, so it didn't come as such a surprise. :lol: ......... :cry: Here are some of the things I *did* f...
by frodaman
July 20th, 2016, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some So. Utah pointers.... If any of you are willing
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

Re: Some So. Utah pointers.... If any of you are willing

Hey Guys, I actually didn't get to do much herping, but what I did get to see were some lizards. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/27741654015/in/photostream/lightbox/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/27194390883/in/photostream/lightbox/ Thanks again for the pointers. I am here ...
by frodaman
June 14th, 2016, 9:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some So. Utah pointers.... If any of you are willing
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

Re: Some So. Utah pointers.... If any of you are willing

Thanks Jimi! So, I am actually going down there this weekend. I am going to be in the lower brian head area, as well as probably around the Zion's area. Honestly, anything interests me at this point like racers and crotes. I've never been in that area, and I'm not exactly there for herping specifica...
by frodaman
June 13th, 2016, 9:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some So. Utah pointers.... If any of you are willing
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

Some So. Utah pointers.... If any of you are willing

Hello all, I am a pretty avid and involved herper down here in AZ, and I am traveling up to Washington/Iron County for a trip, and wanted to know if anyone has any experience herping in those areas? I understand I am new and randomly popping up in this chapter for advice and that sometimes rubs peop...
by frodaman
February 22nd, 2016, 9:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Arizona 2015 (Same as Main Forum)
Replies: 5
Views: 3388

Re: Field Herping Arizona 2015 (Same as Main Forum)

Hey I recognize some of those herps! Let it be known that I worked by butt off to get you that picture of the mud turtle!!! :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by frodaman
April 28th, 2015, 6:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Checking in with some stuff from 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2312

Re: Checking in with some stuff from 2015

Hey I recognize some of those ;) What did we name that winder? Lol Babycakes?
by frodaman
January 13th, 2013, 10:41 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Point and Shoot Cameras - Help?
Replies: 7
Views: 2997

Re: Point and Shoot Cameras - Help?

Thanks for the input guys! :thumb: I ended up getting a Canon Powershot ELPH 110HS, and I love it! It takes awesome Macro shots, and it really does meet my needs as a P&S. Here are some pics I took with it. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UYo_fHCVeWo/UOip3gRN1qI/AAAAAAAADGs/JvfEvjLke5U/s640/IMG_0125.JPG h...
by frodaman
January 13th, 2013, 10:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking back 2012, herps of Southern Ca / Western Az
Replies: 19
Views: 3384

Re: Looking back 2012, herps of Southern Ca / Western Az

Dang dude, there are only so many posts out there that make me extremely jealous, and this is one of them. It seems to me like you have a blast doing it too. Nice work 8-) :beer:

-Jeff
by frodaman
January 13th, 2013, 10:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Here
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

Re: New Here

Welcome! :) This is a great forum. You will learn a lot and rub shoulders with some really great people if you utilize it correctly, and remain an ethical herper. :thumb: I would also consider becoming a member of the NAFHA database and contribute that way. Check it out - http://www.naherp.com/ So w...
by frodaman
January 13th, 2013, 10:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My EOY and Adios for a While!
Replies: 11
Views: 2727

Re: My EOY and Adios for a While!

No worries, man. :thumb: I was a little surprised at the coloration as well actually. And I have to admit that I haven't spent a lot of time looking for cerbs as I wish I would have, and that is actually only my second cerb ever ... I am actually yet to see a jet black one - I guess I have some work...
by frodaman
January 10th, 2013, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First database entries.
Replies: 7
Views: 1814

Re: First database entries.

Nice, man! I always wondered about, but I suppose data is data regardless of who punches it in the archive. He generally credited you for your finds though? I hope you do well this year, maybe once in a while you could shoot me an email with some cool pics? 8-) I went out today and found a uta as we...
by frodaman
January 8th, 2013, 3:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My EOY and Adios for a While!
Replies: 11
Views: 2727

Re: My EOY and Adios for a While!

Yeah, I should clarify that. I don't like habitat destruction either. I'm sorry it looks that way. I rarely go off a trail that isn't regularly used out of respect and also out of fear of getting stuck when out of cell service. That was a very commonly traveled road/trail that is taken daily by mine...
by frodaman
January 8th, 2013, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY Report and Adios for a While!
Replies: 12
Views: 3858

Re: EOY Report and Adios for a While!

Oh yeah.. :lol:

That day was fun wasn't it? We didn't find too much but we found some pretty cool spots to check out at a better season, and when we aren't in danger of being fried by lightning!!!

-Jeff
by frodaman
January 7th, 2013, 8:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My EOY and Adios for a While!
Replies: 11
Views: 2727

Re: My EOY and Adios for a While!

TV,

If you are referring to the "Arizona Black Rattlesnake", yes it is lighter, but it is a smaller snake with some brighter coloration which isn't out of the ordinary for the species. But I don't see how the Blacktails were any different from normal?

-Jeff
by frodaman
January 7th, 2013, 10:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY Report and Adios for a While!
Replies: 12
Views: 3858

Re: EOY Report and Adios for a While!

Haha yeah, so far I'm lucky when it comes to language.. They told me to not be surprised if they change my mission language to Tongan or Samoan at any given time, so that should be interesting. I'm excited regardless. :) In regards to Tim's question, do you remember what we were photographing Josh? ...
by frodaman
January 5th, 2013, 3:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My EOY and Adios for a While!
Replies: 11
Views: 2727

My EOY and Adios for a While!

Well I know it's already 2013, but here is my EOY report. Some of the photos on here you have probably seen, however, there are some things you haven't seen. I am not posting every picture of every species I have found, mostly just my favorites. Please know that I am not a collector, some of the pic...
by frodaman
January 5th, 2013, 3:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY Report and Adios for a While!
Replies: 12
Views: 3858

EOY Report and Adios for a While!

Well I know it's already 2013, but here is my EOY report for 2012. Some of the photos on here you have probably seen, however, there are some things you haven't seen. I am not posting every picture of every species I have found, mostly just my favorites. Please know that I am not a collector, some o...
by frodaman
December 19th, 2012, 5:53 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - December 13-31 - Specialized Adaptations
Replies: 45
Views: 11639

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - December 13-31 - Specialized Adaptations

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qyc81RP_DxU/UEHAk8Ic9yI/AAAAAAAACd0/IGE0mwciElY/s1600/DSC02538.JPG Sonoran Coralsnake Micruroides euryxanthus Not only do these guys' color confuse predators when they are moving, along with the lampropeltis family, but my favorite thing about these guys is their Cloacal "...
by frodaman
December 19th, 2012, 5:37 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Point and Shoot Cameras - Help?
Replies: 7
Views: 2997

Point and Shoot Cameras - Help?

Hey I am planning on getting a small, more compact camera. One that I can have with me at all times, that I can take good herping pictures with. Although I like to carry my bigger camera with me as much as possible, I sometimes run into cool herps when I least expect. Do you guys have any suggestion...
by frodaman
December 13th, 2012, 7:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Utah Milksnake Habitat
Replies: 45
Views: 10894

Re: Utah Milksnake Habitat

No Jeff, not the exact same spots as yours, from fading memory - the 2 spots I have in mind bracket yours to N & S. Not closer than 15-20 miles in each direction, up and down the valley. Like, near Thistle/Birdseye, and Ephraim. I don't think I'm breaking "terms of agreement" here, as these spots a...
by frodaman
December 12th, 2012, 10:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: my buddy took a copperhead bite
Replies: 9
Views: 2903

Re: my buddy took a copperhead bite

Crap man! Stuff like this makes me wonder why I love crotes so much....
by frodaman
December 12th, 2012, 10:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Utah Milksnake Habitat
Replies: 45
Views: 10894

Re: Utah Milksnake Habitat

If I recall Jeff/Froda's Sanpete milk was flipped under an old tarp, in an area that's virtually uncruisable because of how fast those high valleys cool off, even in summer. There's an area pretty close to there with all sorts of collapsed wooden buildings near the road. That'd be a fun springtime ...
by frodaman
December 12th, 2012, 10:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The last snake of the year?
Replies: 33
Views: 3560

Re: The last snake of the year?

That is the most attention given to a Gopher Snake I've ever seen! :lol:

Nice find, it's a big one!!

-Jeff