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by Kelly Mc
February 11th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can someone ID this snake?
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Can someone ID this snake?

A happenstance of environmental favor would be first, second would be further investigation of feminine pheromone, if one animal finished defecating and extruded some glandular material and the other was a male. Its early in the year but a guy could be curious.
by Kelly Mc
February 10th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 106
Views: 110594

Re: Climate change revisited

Intelligent promotion of ones position doesn't lean on trite one liners or unconscious admissions of resentment. Being intelligent in promoting a view means being effective. When you read your posts, do you feel that is accomplished? Do you want to look like you have a "problem" or do you want to be...
by Kelly Mc
February 7th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 106
Views: 110594

Re: Climate change revisited

Ive met you Ernie. You were all snake love and fire. They dont teach reptile keeping in college. Perhaps you came to see them as a way to make money. That was a mistake. If your bitterness has surpassed your wonder that is a sad weakness on your part. Dont be jealous of people who still experience a...
by Kelly Mc
February 6th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 106
Views: 110594

Re: Climate change revisited

I shouldnt have commented, but I dont delete my posting mishaps, unless it is requested.

You do irritate me though, because it seems you dont really care at all about the topics you post in, you only wish to start trouble.

It isnt the Trouble, its the not really caring part.
by Kelly Mc
February 6th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Home Made Hides
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Home Made Hides

Another plus I can see is the lightness of PVC - I have known of freak accidents that have occurred with pre made hides, there was a series also that had sharp shards per molds and irregularly formed bases, they did not lay flush and were a hazard due to the weight. Once a lady called the place wher...
by Kelly Mc
February 6th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 106
Views: 110594

Re: Climate change revisited

The "popularity" of the environmentalist thread, you seem to think was because of "You" and your brilliance, was only morbid rubbernecking.

But by all means, continue..
by Kelly Mc
February 6th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Home Made Hides
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Home Made Hides

Hi Vic! Thank you for responding.

I do concur that given our limited substrate materials, which dont receive or enact the pack of natural biome impacts, that the nice sturdiness of the pvc is great substitute for the clean labyrinths of nature.
by Kelly Mc
February 4th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Home Made Hides
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Home Made Hides

Are the best! Anybody want to share?
by Kelly Mc
January 23rd, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Snakes possible source of Wuhan coronavirus
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: Snakes possible source of Wuhan coronavirus

Humans coming into full bodied contact with this have no one to blame but themselves, for the pageantry of misery incubated by these markets.

Eating snakes, drinking their blood, slurping up various organs for ridiculous purposes.
by Kelly Mc
January 23rd, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Trying to Eat a Rodent
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Rattlesnake Trying to Eat a Rodent

Its not too big, he just needs some shade & privacy.
by Kelly Mc
January 23rd, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: (almost) All the Garter Snakes on the West Coast
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: (almost) All the Garter Snakes on the West Coast

Beautiful, loved seeing Garters with my morning coffee, thanks!
by Kelly Mc
January 20th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Board Flipping Suggestions in SoCal
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Board Flipping Suggestions in SoCal

I suggest you consider physiology and security. Those are the main drivers that result in an animal electing to place itself right up under a surface object. Never forget that - the animal put itself there . Ask yourself why, or why not. My assumption is that it really depends on the weather and th...
by Kelly Mc
January 20th, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 18
Views: 1100

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

Whatever his personality disorder is, he deserves consequences for the way he treated that snake.

The way he treated the snake actually does classify as violence.

I'm glad you made this video. You could have went after him worse, but it doesn't matter.

His cats out of the bag.
by Kelly Mc
January 19th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 18
Views: 1100

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

When a person says "Someone asked me to tell..etc"

It is a sure sign of weakness in ones own words having the ability to stand on their own.

The same weakness that lends to crude and cruel behavior towards animals.
by Kelly Mc
January 19th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My scariest experience while herping caught on video
Replies: 18
Views: 1100

Re: My scariest experience while herping caught on video

I think its awareness provoking to be reminded that 50% of the population has to overtly or unconsciously factor in the risk of danger, bodily harm and even being killed, as an every day potential, especially alone, walking at night etc. Just to take a walk in the middle of the night, say to get a b...
by Kelly Mc
January 13th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Disfigured Marbled Salamander (kinda gross!)
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Disfigured Marbled Salamander (kinda gross!)

Coluber Constrictor wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Maybe a shrew.
Yeah huh.

Poor little sally buck :(
by Kelly Mc
January 7th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Disfigured Marbled Salamander (kinda gross!)
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Disfigured Marbled Salamander (kinda gross!)

I have seen that kind of a gnaw pattern in an escaped leopard gecko due to rats in the store. If there is a waterway near, do you think it possible? How well known is the congregation spot? Is it possible kids might collect them and re release them in feature? A salamander perhaps would not fare wel...
by Kelly Mc
January 6th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Disfigured Marbled Salamander (kinda gross!)
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Disfigured Marbled Salamander (kinda gross!)

No way of knowing but I think a crayfish is a possibility.
by Kelly Mc
December 13th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with some reptiles from Indonesia
Replies: 13
Views: 1716

Re: Help with some reptiles from Indonesia

100% sure its cristatella, actually.
by Kelly Mc
December 10th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with some reptiles from Indonesia
Replies: 13
Views: 1716

Re: Help with some reptiles from Indonesia

I based my ID on my own intimate visual exposure of a cristatella in my charge for many years.

I still think that's what your girl on the leaves is, but can't answer your questions about range or introduction.
by Kelly Mc
December 1st, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with some reptiles from Indonesia
Replies: 13
Views: 1716

Re: Help with some reptiles from Indonesia

The gracile little green agamid on the leaves is a Bronchocela cristatella, female.
by Kelly Mc
November 26th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 106
Views: 110594

Re: Climate change revisited

Im pretty sure Ryan knows what is happening on this thread. He obviously spends alot of time online.

As someone who no longer has my father in the world, if I were to more deeply reflect, what I wrote is pretty mitigated in comparison to what could have been said.
by Kelly Mc
November 20th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 106
Views: 110594

Re: Climate change revisited

My son Ryan in Utah has been researching the issue of climate change which in turn has spurred me into becoming better informed. It was Ryan that provided me with the link in my previous post. Yesterday, he provided me with the following link: https://www.friendsofscience.org/ How generous of him ....
by Kelly Mc
November 4th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The day the music died.
Replies: 7
Views: 3989

Re: The day the music died.

And again I am left to wonder if the username is a typo.
by Kelly Mc
November 1st, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 106
Views: 110594

Re: Climate change revisited

The Friends of Science Society are funded by the fossil fuel industry.

Actually I think that makes FSS, BFF with those guys not Science.
by Kelly Mc
November 1st, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 106
Views: 110594

Re: Climate change revisited

When denial and paranoia mix we get conspiratorial soup in a microwave bowl ala internet.

Interesting to explore, there is a psychology to climate change denial and though my foray has been casual so far - unlike the spokesmen deniers, the experts are not self appointed.
by Kelly Mc
November 1st, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 106
Views: 110594

Re: Climate change revisited

Its game-ish and childish to disrespect the time and discourse of another person so flagrantly.
by Kelly Mc
October 28th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 106
Views: 110594

Re: Climate change revisited

If you have an open mind, doesn't that mean you respond to the other persons items of examination? all I read is a kind of relentless repetition prefacing the latest stuff you have googled holding up the "fence" you say you are on, and have ignored dozens of good points directed right to you. it is ...
by Kelly Mc
October 7th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bite to the face
Replies: 4
Views: 11438

Re: Bite to the face

If you would have dabbed it with a damp kleenex and went to dinner, no one would have ever known. :thumb:
by Kelly Mc
October 7th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 107237

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

Back to topic it would be cool to see some photos sometime.

I have since the beginning thought how forums like this could be a revolutionary tool. But only if we are interested in it being that.
by Kelly Mc
October 2nd, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 107237

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

Oh man you are most welcome. Love conversing with you Daniel. I would like to more. As time goes on, and internet market fervor seeps hints of a darkish, competitive yet fact-unaccountable pitch generally I worry more about non biological things in/on my feeders. I like knowing the truth and I will ...
by Kelly Mc
September 16th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 107237

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

Frozen animals decompose so much quicker than pre killed for the same break down reason. I remember having a fun 'imagine this' about futuristic Herpetoculture.. Imagine growing bio replica of different prey - ala ranid, hylid, saurian, ophidian food globs. Stimulating idea for a thread, in my minds...
by Kelly Mc
September 14th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 107237

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

The longer and colder you freeze yer feeders, while not allowing them to lose quality thru freezer burn (when organic matter meets oxygen and freezing temps) the more the cell membranes of the unwanted disintegrate on thawing.
by Kelly Mc
September 9th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 107237

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

When I was just a kid, teenager I volunteered at a Nature Center and thought up a way to get some WC little sidewinders to eat by putting them in their ventilated feeding containers with pinkies Inside the sceloperus display. Later I duplicated it somewhat with lizard eating wc snakes, colubrids, an...
by Kelly Mc
September 3rd, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 107237

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

Leopard frogs unfortunate enough to find themselves in the trade are hyperbolic slippery rockets of prey item self-awareness. Still, I have seen them at rest, basking. Beautiful lit from within luminescence turning on in chromatophore. Like polished mineral, the skin of many frogs become gem like wh...
by Kelly Mc
September 3rd, 2019, 2:24 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 107237

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

There are things about pithing, and really if you break it down it really seems like one of those things where theory and practice arent holding tight hands. When your using something small, your shot has to be well, you get it. Thanks for the article on freezing, Bill. I think its vital not to sett...
by Kelly Mc
August 10th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It has been a while
Replies: 5
Views: 14488

Re: It has been a while

Swamp Snake. Art.
by Kelly Mc
August 7th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 23036

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Well, I think it takes a certain righteousness to choose and provide for a Plated Lizard. They are under rated lizards and their trust takes special patience. There is a dignity about them.

I hope all is well with you both.
by Kelly Mc
July 23rd, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 107237

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

The dramatic flair unmatched in other lizard groups imo! Hey excuse the double up of posts, old device becoming more and more uncooperative But I wanted to say hi Scott and Noah and Chris too (You too Jimi) I like the collab opportunity we have here and the follow ups. We should do more - I would fo...
by Kelly Mc
July 23rd, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip
Replies: 93
Views: 107237

Re: Switching an Eastern Coachwhip

Cool Scott, plus there's the pleasure of keeping a group of Anoles.
by Kelly Mc
June 17th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Royal Tree Snake
Replies: 11
Views: 11820

Re: Royal Tree Snake

I still think its a good shot behaviorally.

Pretty is fine but discreet scope into the life of, is forever.
by Kelly Mc
June 9th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 23036

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Word UP :beer:

what a beautiful sight Kfen
by Kelly Mc
June 9th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 23036

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

If your animal has some version of hypercalcemia, it can be mitigated, it can get better. Lots of water, including wetting his food, good lighting for health and enrichment, especially appreciated on all levels by reptiles near the equator, and dont feel too responsible as the directions on reptile ...
by Kelly Mc
June 8th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 23036

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Well, I think you both will dig it,, no matter what. He will strike poses lol
by Kelly Mc
June 8th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 23036

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Besides lipid deposits metabolic byproduct can accumulate in the organs and the eyes become windows to condition.

If I were you I would switch to uvb sources of d3 provision as a safer and self regulating form of its provision. It may not get better but it may stave progression
by Kelly Mc
June 8th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 23036

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Oh wow Chris. From what I see in the pics, it looks like corneal opacities, that are lipid deposits that show in the eye and ive seen it in long term captive plumed basilisks, horned frogs, and ackies. its not an infection but is strongly suspected to be dietary in origin, often mistaken for catarac...
by Kelly Mc
June 6th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 23036

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

checking to see if perhaps its just a passing glitch on my end (the images) but still not coming up for me on this thing. Hey hope your animal gets better. He can. I had a leo brought in with both eyes sealed shut from being in the garbage (not exaggerating - superstitious old person something about...
by Kelly Mc
June 6th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 23036

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Dont stop treating the eye and do the full series of the meds prescribed. The only harm that could come with empirical treatment would be to stop it prematurely. No matter what the exact cause is. Just a note, not knowing your practices - Do not feed live rodents beyond fuzzy size to lizards. In pan...
by Kelly Mc
June 6th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plated lizard with eye problem
Replies: 17
Views: 23036

Re: Plated lizard with eye problem

Your images dont come up for me Chris. Basic Eye Injury/Infection protocol is to remove particulate sub from the environment and check hiding areas for interior repeat contact areas that can re offend the affected eye. Strong lizards can self injure on artifacts seeking security. Eye problems cause ...
by Kelly Mc
May 2nd, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New York snake-cicle
Replies: 1
Views: 3716

Re: New York snake-cicle

There are some cool (no pun intended :crazyeyes: ) articles on 'anti-freeze' glycoproteins in the blood of Garters, frogs and turtles, fish in Arctic waters have this mechanism too, I dont know if knowledge of the fish anti freeze blood pre dates our knowledge of it in herps, but I wouldnt be surpri...