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by Kelly Mc
January 23rd, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Snakes possible source of Wuhan coronavirus
Replies: 1
Views: 76

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: 152

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: 3
Views: 279

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: 432

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: 17
Views: 740

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: 17
Views: 740

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: 17
Views: 740

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: 569

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: 569

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: 569

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: 1571

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: 1571

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: 1571

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: 97
Views: 109357

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: 97
Views: 109357

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: 3927

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: 97
Views: 109357

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: 97
Views: 109357

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: 97
Views: 109357

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: 97
Views: 109357

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: 11320

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: 106732

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: 106732

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: 106732

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: 106732

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: 106732

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: 106732

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: 106732

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: 14306

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: 22909

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: 106732

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: 106732

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: 11803

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: 22909

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: 22909

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: 22909

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: 22909

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: 22909

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: 22909

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: 22909

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: 22909

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: 3704

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...
by Kelly Mc
April 29th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 97
Views: 109357

Re: Climate change revisited

It did make me wonder if "Carbon Tax" is an influential feature in some peoples viewpoint selections.
by Kelly Mc
April 29th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 97
Views: 109357

Re: Climate change revisited

Climate etc, read specious, with broad inflammatory strokes that referred to "It" (the scientific "establishment" shying away from names or specifics, unconfidently. It wasn't convincing enough because of that. Sample reader here. I dont see much other commentary so perhaps you should heed what ya g...
by Kelly Mc
April 28th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 97
Views: 109357

Re: Climate change revisited

[quote For every Curry there are about 49 (literally, about 49) other exceptionally-qualified people who disagree. All 50 have their reasons for believing what they believe; I don't think ANY of them are liars, or completely right, or completely wrong. It just amazes me that you're not swayed by th...
by Kelly Mc
April 28th, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 97
Views: 109357

Re: Climate change revisited

When people become zombified in repetition, and blithe in self awareness something else in going on and I think its time to head out to healthier places.

Have fun
by Kelly Mc
April 27th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 97
Views: 109357

Re: Climate change revisited

TBH, I'm more interested in the psychological ecology on this loamy rich and fecund thread, than Climate Change - The Subject.
by Kelly Mc
April 26th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 97
Views: 109357

Re: Climate change revisited

I think you have the right to say publicly that you dont believe the dominant consensus. I have a different opinion about some things too that are widely accepted, things not as important as climate change though. Im adding this because I know what its like to have a compelling mental pull in the op...
by Kelly Mc
April 26th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The year of exploration. 2018 review.
Replies: 8
Views: 9637

Re: The year of exploration. 2018 review.

Im moved. There is a spirit and relevance in your photography I get the feeling that if there were no internet sharing, your work would still be just as honed and your understanding of your subjects just as keen.

Even if no one would see it, it would still be done like this.
by Kelly Mc
April 26th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 97
Views: 109357

Re: Climate change revisited

The thing that kind of bugs is stating repeatedly that you are 'On the fence" when clearly you are not. As usual we have received the inside gears, hard-matter info, in this and tangential stuff from Jimi while you seem to be scouring google for every speck of contrarian material - or items of conte...