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by Kelly Mc
April 18th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Another threat - invasive Pentastomid
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: Another threat - invasive Pentastomid

I dont think overkill in applying biological hygiene is ever wasted energy. Not eating Doritos with dirty hands just because Im a mammal, is a rough example, but a problem avoided is never rewarded, but still the way to go.
by Kelly Mc
April 18th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Another threat - invasive Pentastomid
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: Another threat - invasive Pentastomid

Pentastomids are invasive moving from site to site in the body of an animal. In doing so it can symptomatically look like other disease expressions, and even cause paralysis with brain tissue involvement, simulating injury, or encephalic virus infection. Thank you for the article share Bill. Pigmy R...
by Kelly Mc
April 16th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Paraguay Images Request
Replies: 1
Views: 672

Paraguay Images Request

Hi guys, I am interested in looking at chunks of Paraguay habitat, all biomes and types. All Paraguay herps and other animals at close range would be so gratefully absorbed. Any text about your personal experiences, observations about climate, micro habs, flora and fauna also appreciated. I haven't ...
by Kelly Mc
April 8th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 7139

Re: What's happening in this photo?

And take a pic!
by Kelly Mc
April 8th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 7139

Re: What's happening in this photo?

If you see any snake tails on mild mornings, motionless for minutes on end before a foot fall, think about it.

Maybe soon I will be able to join yooz guys
by Kelly Mc
April 5th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 30
Views: 5639

Re: Climate change revisited

I question the sincerity of Ernies participation in this thread.

I sincerely think it is only an expression of a personality disorder. The other possibility sheer intentional destructiveness

your comment should thusly be directed to your boy, Mr Hoyer, as I am not being sarcastic.
by Kelly Mc
April 5th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [Video] - Send Diego 2k19 - Spring Break Herping
Replies: 2
Views: 1261

Re: [Video] - Send Diego 2k19 - Spring Break Herping

I agree, very pleasant to watch, its "full-bodied" and you have nice energy. Snakes seem to think so too.

I will always click on to your stuff!
by Kelly Mc
April 4th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 30
Views: 5639

Re: Climate change revisited

There are "Red Flags Everywhere" with certain personality disorders, too.
by Kelly Mc
March 27th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The Dams and Sires of Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 3165

Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

I'm cheered by little randy turtles and Green Snakes, of any species, are so spectacular.
by Kelly Mc
March 21st, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 7139

Re: What's happening in this photo?

I think its important to let people see that the membership here operates in a dominatingly helpful spirit. I could have easily been shamed, or savaged, but that really doesnt happen here much, and its cool to share what we think, including odd esoterics. People here who are SW experts are patient a...
by Kelly Mc
March 21st, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 7139

Re: What's happening in this photo?

Yes, Ive seen prey manipulation before, but that sure is a peculiar moment.

Like the King Cobra of his mini domain. Badass.
by Kelly Mc
March 21st, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 7139

Re: What's happening in this photo?

Hey guys, Im still quite struck by the absolute mathematical rigidity of the gray snake - could it also be a clue? Would a Ringneck snake take on such an unusual conformation, or if its not a ringneck, could that be a kind of reactive physical - to ie; "biting off more than it bargained for" Or has ...
by Kelly Mc
March 21st, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 7139

Re: What's happening in this photo?

Sometimes hints or flecks of pigment can be a clue, when a solid mutation is compared to a phenotypically solid colored snake of contention, which will Always have a typically pigmented iris. An atypically solid specimen may have irises that are also pigmented atypically ( a shade matching the body,...
by Kelly Mc
March 20th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The Dams and Sires of Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 3165

Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

Love the door modality what a cool way to do things
by Kelly Mc
March 20th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The Dams and Sires of Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 3165

Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

Thank you Kfen, beautiful Spilotes pair, I love how you treat them.

I think its hilarious how the black hides, who are really nice in every way except how tough the lable is to get off, look exactly like ones ive had.
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The Dams and Sires of Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 3165

Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

That sounds cool, hope it happens this Spring. I often wonder if people on here arrange for breeding loans, amongst friends, Ive seen a couple mentions. It would be cool too, to follow the keeping and breeding journey of FHFs members in documenting our stats and experiences. The full bodied round ta...
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 7139

Re: What's happening in this photo?

The ringneck snake eating a snake makes that most likely, instead of a freak eating event and looking more like a standard snake in a clearer pic but could someone apply some clarity to me about the cryptic banded sand/ground snake species of SW?

Im not clear on identifying those. Its muddled to me.
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 7139

Re: What's happening in this photo?

In the link pic i can easily see the scalation, eyes and even head musculature of the Grey Snake, even the slight compression of the banded snake being eaten.

But what is the grey snake?
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie
Replies: 5
Views: 1662

Re: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie

Oh yeah - absolutely. Random questions would be a slippery mess. A report would be nice. I guess I was a bit put off by the optical of the photo, it was too much like click bait. Coincidentally I started watching a film on a suspected man eater Nile Croc in Lake Tanganyika. They havent caught him ye...
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 7139

Re: What's happening in this photo?

Theres nothing like the quick sear of an enthusiastic mistake to inspire one to learn more - now Im impelled to better learn about the small banded guys of Arizona. Thanks! :oops: :) I do hope though that my caudal exposure observation is someday shared/ looked into and that I havent marred its pote...
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 7139

Re: What's happening in this photo?

I have never seen a live blind snake, but if that is a blind snake eating a shovel nosed snake, then I am hopeful that my theory of caudal exposure doesnt seem as crazy as it sounds. I swear that thing looks like a piece of wire fence. I didnt focus on it and in my excitement just saw the snake's ta...
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 7139

Re: What's happening in this photo?

I wont be embarrassed - well maybe a little - if i saw the gray object as something inorganic, in front of, a snake's tail exposed out of cover.
by Kelly Mc
March 18th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's happening in this photo?
Replies: 28
Views: 7139

Re: What's happening in this photo?

It looks like a shovel nosed snake Bryan and what its doing is strongly similiar to what I see snakes doing in enclosures where they are exposed to ubv wavelengths. I have dozens and dozens of photos of this discreet behavior. I think it is a basking behavior or a way of 'testing' temperature and li...
by Kelly Mc
March 17th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The Dams and Sires of Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 3165

Re: The Dams and Sires of Spring

Come on people! Lets see some snakes. This includes Ball Python people! As time goes on I am less judgy about other peoples interest in morphs. If someone has passion Its the Best. Some of them are super pretty - knock out really. Locality Garters, Boas, Pits, lets see em And Vens lets not forget th...
by Kelly Mc
March 16th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie
Replies: 5
Views: 1662

Re: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie

Chris, I'm of the belief that people involved with putting down such an animal, and making it public, should make themselves available to answer questions about it.
by Kelly Mc
March 14th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie
Replies: 5
Views: 1662

Re: Large Alligator Killed in Georgie

Forced perspectives are a bummer. I too wonder what they meant by poor condition. That gator looks like its been able to catch and find food, not underfleshed and I would think they would show the wounds if they warranted the animals' destruction. I remember coming across something about crocodilian...
by Kelly Mc
March 13th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with baby Sophia
Replies: 7
Views: 3634

Re: Herping with baby Sophia

Oh, and the look on your face up there with the corn Proves that there is no such thing as an unbeautiful or uninteresting snake.

Proof. Right There.
by Kelly Mc
March 12th, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with baby Sophia
Replies: 7
Views: 3634

Re: Herping with baby Sophia

Wow this is trippy. My partner's daughter announced to us that she is expecting. Its only gummy bear sized currently, so sex unknown and I didnt think I would be that interested, but I am, I really am and your photos are like the stuff I have been imagining. Its nice to be in a family and like, this...
by Kelly Mc
March 12th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: terrapin ID question
Replies: 3
Views: 2056

Re: terrapin ID question

Yeah. Its a bummer.

It would actually be an arguably more helpful purpose if they were re appropriated as an ethical animal food/protein source, then as the tool of poor learning they uphold.
by Kelly Mc
March 6th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Earth Colored UTH mats
Replies: 6
Views: 2885

Re: Earth Colored UTH mats

I wanted to add that 'belly heat' isnt lost with the wall method, used with deep sub. There is a really nice suffusion of warmth through the bedding and I've watched with pleasure a kind of enlargement of repose options and multiple tunnels created by snakes which they seem to use flexibly through d...
by Kelly Mc
March 5th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Earth Colored UTH mats
Replies: 6
Views: 2885

Re: Earth Colored UTH mats

My phone is really being wonky I cant even tell if there are crazy typos in my text, sorry Kfen and thanks for your reply and interest , its always fun talking with you
by Kelly Mc
March 5th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Earth Colored UTH mats
Replies: 6
Views: 2885

Re: Earth Colored UTH mats

Hey Kfen! presently in my guys' encl which are glass, they are all outside, paired, in a V, creating a very warm inner sanctum that lightens outward. in some wood enclosures I used them that included skinks, geckos and snakes, ie guys that dont claw things, i mounted them on glass and used them insi...
by Kelly Mc
March 5th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Mercury Bulb Longevity, Maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 1884

Re: Mercury Bulb Longevity, Maintenance

I really need to do that, I do. Sometimes I think I've not to subvert having social obligations (dry lol)
by Kelly Mc
March 5th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes and Balance sense
Replies: 0
Views: 1842

Snakes and Balance sense

I'm looking for material on this, I want to ask here. Its an interesting topic and more interesting and fruitful to bring here to FHF than to just google.
by Kelly Mc
March 1st, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: The Dams and Sires of Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 3165

The Dams and Sires of Spring

Breeders.. Do what you will with this post!

Stories, descriptions, plans and Portraits, desired to enjoy..!
by Kelly Mc
February 28th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Mercury Bulb Longevity, Maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 1884

Mercury Bulb Longevity, Maintenance

This may come in handy for lizard keepers, especially, who have tried mercury uvb lamps but were disappointed with bulbs going out prematurely. The input I'm posting has nothing to do with the uvb output, which falls off over time with use, as a given. It's about the bulbs going out in an inordinate...
by Kelly Mc
February 23rd, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Wanted Locality Red Colored Corns
Replies: 15
Views: 3962

Re: Wanted Locality Red Colored Corns

I get it. I have a snake I can do that with, whos exact locality area is gone, developed over. But I get what you want. Thats part of the reason why it was a problem to me, when that mixing stuff was first brought up and the anomalous occurrence of it happening in nature was used as a justification,...
by Kelly Mc
February 23rd, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Wanted Locality Red Colored Corns
Replies: 15
Views: 3962

Re: Wanted Locality Red Colored Corns

Meaning the Frankensnaking.
by Kelly Mc
February 22nd, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Wanted Locality Red Colored Corns
Replies: 15
Views: 3962

Re: Wanted Locality Red Colored Corns

Ah yuck, yeah.
by Kelly Mc
February 21st, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: is cannabis good for fish?
Replies: 4
Views: 2387

Re: is cannabis good for fish?

I would have liked to have just added my comments to the initial post with the edit feature, but I dont seem to be able to find in our new format. I like posting observations and memories on FHF. Sometimes an operative that was just a part of solving problems freelance becomes a solid method, but ha...
by Kelly Mc
February 20th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: is cannabis good for fish?
Replies: 4
Views: 2387

Re: is cannabis good for fish?

I wonder how your fish is doing. I have observed angelfish to be the most 'fey' of aquarium kept cichlids, and cichlids being well, i will dare say intelligent. It is always exciting to hear of a cure that is safe and has broad spectrum implications. The endocannabinoid system has received some hot ...
by Kelly Mc
February 20th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nepal Lizard ID, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 4014

Re: Nepal Lizard ID, please!

Hans, the thought of the Rhino eating flowers in the village where one has slept, sounds like something blessed, like a sign of good fortune.

From what you say, and the way you say it, it certainly looks to be absolutely true!
by Kelly Mc
February 18th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nepal Lizard ID, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 4014

Re: Nepal Lizard ID, please!

It looks like a female Calotes to me.
by Kelly Mc
February 9th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sarawak Amphibians 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 3008

Re: Sarawak Amphibians 2018

This was like a fairy tale journey. Looking into the green lilliputian cups of water

Nasuta, You will always be the humble King of camouflage to me. I will always be amazed at the miracle of your morphology every single time I see you.
by Kelly Mc
February 7th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Earth Colored UTH mats
Replies: 6
Views: 2885

Earth Colored UTH mats

I think it would be good if a company made heat mats in neutral earth tones, and maybe a nice leaf green as well. They would integrate better in an environment when used on the walls, which is something I like to do helix radiant panel style. It works well especially if you use 2, and corner them. B...
by Kelly Mc
February 6th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Wanted Locality Red Colored Corns
Replies: 15
Views: 3962

Re: Wanted Locality Red Colored Corns

Exquisite Animals there, sjohn. Love to see some portraits of your favorite Sires and Dams, if you do that sort of thing.
by Kelly Mc
January 31st, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Wanted Locality Red Colored Corns
Replies: 15
Views: 3962

Re: Wanted Locality Red Colored Corns

The one morph Ive seen, of corns that does make me exhale woe are the Extreme Okeetees. I could see having a giant enclosure with an upright tree trunk and a big chunk carved out, with a pair of those or just some cherry okeetees . I would like to breed some kind of snake again, Im not able to throw...
by Kelly Mc
January 29th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10292

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

Need to clear up about the "Mystery Person" which you describe as being talked about behind one's back. Yes, I do feel a desire to do that. I think that in a private conversation, mentioning another person is not an unusual thing. especially if it is in context with the meat of the conversation. The...
by Kelly Mc
January 29th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10292

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

I think this should be put down, to rest for good. Nobody wants to read this stuff. I just want you to know I didnt realize how important your coin trick was, I really didnt know. I thought you were putting it on. You should know too Porter, that you have insulted me, in ways you probably will never...
by Kelly Mc
January 29th, 2019, 1:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno
Replies: 47
Views: 10292

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo -parte uno

The conversation, I was led to believe was a private conversation that you suddenly indicated you took "ScreenShots" of, and said you wanted to post publicly. Because you thought I would give AF more than I actually did. At the time I thought it was ridiculous, we both know that NO ONE wants to read...