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by Kelly Mc
October 13th, 2021, 7:51 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Spider Vids and s10
Replies: 7
Views: 2840

Re: Spider Vids and s10

by Kelly Mc
October 11th, 2021, 4:05 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Spider Vids and s10
Replies: 7
Views: 2840

Re: Spider Vids and s10

Nadia is still here. Though has been secretive.

Small progeny of hers is occasionally revealed where there are neglected cardboard boxes. Or sometimes one will just be seen crossing a surface in what seems to be not a great decision.
by Kelly Mc
October 11th, 2021, 10:04 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Spider Vids and s10
Replies: 7
Views: 2840

Re: Spider Vids and s10

Please bear no slight at delayed response (you dont seem like you would) events and distractions happened but I did check out the channel at posting.

Edited but sincere was my weird compliment.
by Kelly Mc
October 11th, 2021, 8:40 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Spider Vids and s10
Replies: 7
Views: 2840

Re: Spider Vids and s10

McMartinville was very cool. I watched Critters.

I loved the variety and approach.

After I finish my morning work I will watch the time lapse plants. Time lapse deserves rapt attention. Its like magnification. Its a master teacher.

Im enjoying the videos. Thanks for sharing this.
by Kelly Mc
October 8th, 2021, 1:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick day trip to the desert
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Quick day trip to the desert

Vertical stands like trunks and poles are a great resource for lizards. A lizard can securely vanish in plain site, take advantage of dense slants of sunshine and instant shade, have a secure obstacle between him and a predator with minimal energy expenditure, zip up insects that seek to pause and b...
by Kelly Mc
October 7th, 2021, 8:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick day trip to the desert
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Quick day trip to the desert

I love that.

If I was the leader of a desert guardian motorcycle club that made cars go around snakes on the roads, and moved them into the scrub and things like that, that would be the patch on our backs.
by Kelly Mc
October 6th, 2021, 9:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One more metamorph ID post
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: One more metamorph ID post

Only Here. Cool.
by Kelly Mc
October 6th, 2021, 4:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick day trip to the desert
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Quick day trip to the desert

Im a fool for all of them. I dont mind!
by Kelly Mc
October 6th, 2021, 12:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick day trip to the desert
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Quick day trip to the desert

That was a good trip. Lizards on a stand, a trunk or a wall is always important to see. Cerastes most often strikingly wee, mineral pastel elfin beauty. The Sidewinder of the ol West. A sage accountant and predictor of heat, distance; bright spikes and graduating shade. In the little shadow of a ben...
by Kelly Mc
October 6th, 2021, 12:54 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Red Tail Green Ratsnake .....
Replies: 3
Views: 11704

Re: Red Tail Green Ratsnake .....

Thats outstanding. You really captured the tensile pause of that strange, robotic flick they have.

Its a great work.

The oh so subtle magnification on the edge of a labial scale by the water droplet - man thats good.
by Kelly Mc
October 5th, 2021, 3:47 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Florida kingsnake not eating...any suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 2341

Re: Florida kingsnake not eating...any suggestions?

Havent seen him around in a while, but FHFs Berkeley Boone has worked alot with our American Big Kings. His enclosures and descriptions of wooden hide houses he built stick out most memorably. I would love to see a photo of your guy Melissa. For sure I love our western animals, but those big iconic ...
by Kelly Mc
October 5th, 2021, 11:37 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Florida kingsnake not eating...any suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 2341

Re: Florida kingsnake not eating...any suggestions?

Hey Melissaisdown, some followup on your snake would be great, like, its fun and fulfills the purposes of this forum. There may be persons worried about their snake, or even more worried because they have a King or even a Fla King and they are new etc.. and so, they click. Because of their own conce...
by Kelly Mc
October 5th, 2021, 11:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One more metamorph ID post
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: One more metamorph ID post

If you are ID-ing toad species, a loupe lense (I like the hands free glasses type, the inexpensive ones are perfectly adequate) or clear zoom shots of aspects above and lateral are critical for visuals purposes. With very young anurans the 'topography" derm detail presents with faint, burgeoning bud...
by Kelly Mc
September 30th, 2021, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with ID - Yucatan, Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 2299

Re: Help with ID - Yucatan, Mexico

The species that have the keels on the belly you Jeff, remarked about made me think of some asiatic arboreal agamids that had strongly keeled, spire like ventral scales, and to a lesser degree or same a kind of one way texture all over the body. It seemed to act w mild velcro effect as a damper agai...
by Kelly Mc
September 29th, 2021, 10:44 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: How to edit a post topic?

I understand. What I find myself doing is mentally deleting human values or, ugh, to use an over used term - 'constructs' about reptiles and amphibians and as they come through fresh not one is trite or steeped in a coarse influence, they are all perfect swans, all evolutionary classics. That is why...
by Kelly Mc
September 28th, 2021, 8:48 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: How to edit a post topic?

That was funny, the chick I mean. Im cleaning up so my attention is spotty. I sure dont put any species on pedestals over others,. Im not even that swooney over bright colors shoot many of my favorite guys are dressed in browns but what catches my eye are their angles or the way they carry themselves.
by Kelly Mc
September 28th, 2021, 2:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with ID - Yucatan, Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 2299

Re: Help with ID - Yucatan, Mexico

Excellent addendum.
by Kelly Mc
September 28th, 2021, 1:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with ID - Yucatan, Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 2299

Re: Help with ID - Yucatan, Mexico

Any other input on this? As far as juvenile anolis sp in possible contention? As I would be interested in the data. I notice, unfortunately that I.D requests and discourse sometimes takes place per PM instead of On Forum; this is unfortunate and while it provides some insulation of ego, it defeats t...
by Kelly Mc
September 22nd, 2021, 1:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 5294

Re: The Box Spring

Porter, I think you have a true love of nature and herps, and other animals too and that it comes through so vibrantly through your skills. The music, both yours, and your concept choices. You could encourage people, especially kids and young people, with your gifts in a channel they arent being enc...
by Kelly Mc
September 22nd, 2021, 7:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: ... florida iguanas ...4 the crockpot ...
Replies: 3
Views: 10974

Re: ... florida iguanas ...4 the crockpot ...

A co worker ate iguana I think it was the tail in a stew if I remember correctly. He said it was good. Looking at what they eat it makes sense. Reptiles are easy to 'detain' .. tie, secure or store until convenient to kill for the pot. Yet are as astute to pain and suffering as a mammal or a bird. F...
by Kelly Mc
September 22nd, 2021, 6:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1383

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

Im not sure :) Its just that 'phibs go from darker to lighter so readily. Sometimes dramatically.
by Kelly Mc
September 21st, 2021, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1383

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

Chromatophore changes in amphibians make for added moot in 'pigmentation differences" being a credible litmus or correlating example.
by Kelly Mc
September 21st, 2021, 3:32 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: How to edit a post topic?

Beautiful Garters. The snakiest Snake.
by Kelly Mc
September 21st, 2021, 3:16 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: How to edit a post topic?

What? What are you talking about? You're way off man.

If anybody called me Old Ass Rex I would consider it a compliment.

You think too much.
by Kelly Mc
September 21st, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Interesting article on poaching in Oregon....
Replies: 60
Views: 55282

Re: Interesting article on poaching in Oregon....

Just a small comment of agreement per Jimi's remarks on mammals and dynamics similarities.

Overspecialization can leave a person hugely misinformed and bereft of useful, often critical information. Especially if insistent.

Its seen alot in 'closed systems' of particular animal interests genres.
by Kelly Mc
September 20th, 2021, 1:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 5294

Re: The Box Spring

:beer:
by Kelly Mc
September 20th, 2021, 1:21 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: How to edit a post topic?

Ok done. No need reply.
by Kelly Mc
September 20th, 2021, 10:53 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 466

How to edit a post topic?

For clarity, because of more relevant discussion, Id like to edit a post topic.
by Kelly Mc
September 20th, 2021, 8:18 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Another look at UTH mats
Replies: 7
Views: 20053

Re: Earth Colored UTH mats

Most of the species I keep happen to be coastal, or marginally heated guys. Not a deliberate choice just happenstance. Mats and linear cables have come in very handy especially when turned 'modular' and mounted on pieces of glass. I can change them, see them, and move them at will, and they stay in ...
by Kelly Mc
September 19th, 2021, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1383

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

Sorry. I could be wrong its just a shared perspective and perhaps a dated one. No harm meant, but the things i have valued the most learning came out of a reconsideration of my own perceptions.
by Kelly Mc
September 19th, 2021, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1383

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

You put far more emphasis on coloration and pattern nuances than herpetology does, from my understanding.
by Kelly Mc
September 18th, 2021, 4:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1383

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

Got it. Ive not explored it too deeply.
I just hate herp crazes.
by Kelly Mc
September 18th, 2021, 12:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1383

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

There was a pretty vigorous craze that is hopefully dwindling, not sure but not as in ones face as before, where temps were deliberately manipulated to create piebalding and other variants. But the temp incited the gene deviation, as its all in the genes.
by Kelly Mc
September 18th, 2021, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with ID - Yucatan, Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 2299

Re: Help with ID - Yucatan, Mexico

Baby A. sagrei i would think.
by Kelly Mc
September 18th, 2021, 5:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1383

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

Piebalding is a mutation in genes that causes melanin to be distributed weird.

It isnt a sign of being hybridized as far as i know.
by Kelly Mc
September 17th, 2021, 3:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One more metamorph ID post
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: One more metamorph ID post

Haha I was just about to post that I will stick with boreas, not being able to see a hint of that crest..

Thanks Jeff !


Kel
by Kelly Mc
September 17th, 2021, 5:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bushmaster
Replies: 2
Views: 2603

Re: Bushmaster

I'm compelled to know more about Eva.

Any backstory or details would be appreciated. She takes my breath away.
by Kelly Mc
September 15th, 2021, 2:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bushmaster
Replies: 2
Views: 2603

Re: Bushmaster

Whoever gave the Bushmaster its handle sure did a good job.

Magnificent portrait.
by Kelly Mc
September 14th, 2021, 9:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.
Replies: 43
Views: 1383

Re: Milk Snakes from the last few years...Dial up warning.

Its an allele blip. Pattern/color anomaly can happen in any pigmented animal. But seems to be most common in animals prone to "locality" or individual variability. Because human beings are so visually oriented and even extend values on visual differences we tend to put inordinate focus on them inmo....
by Kelly Mc
September 12th, 2021, 12:49 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Manatees
Replies: 1
Views: 3717

Re: Manatees

Sweet. And the last photo is so alluring jeez.
by Kelly Mc
September 10th, 2021, 12:47 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Led Lights not as good as they look
Replies: 2
Views: 3044

Re: Led Lights not as good as they look

The factor exacerbating the issue though, is the truth in the comment about decision makers going with the cheapest lighting or lighting that only serves one interest. Ive noted a miniaturized version of this in the herpetoculture hobby.. complete with unwarranted mythologies about more photobiologi...
by Kelly Mc
September 7th, 2021, 5:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 5294

Re: The Box Spring

I actually said "find" haha - vid mission accomplished.
by Kelly Mc
September 7th, 2021, 5:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 5294

Re: The Box Spring

Thats badass.

It makes me curious about the driver or co and why it was painted on there.

Great find and music choice.
by Kelly Mc
September 7th, 2021, 5:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite
Replies: 11
Views: 3320

Re: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite

Excellent! So enjoyable. You have a great speaking style - intelligent but really warm and friendly. You handle the animals non gratuitously with wise, calm hands.

Count me as a fan.
by Kelly Mc
August 26th, 2021, 8:07 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 185
Views: 161494

Re: Climate change revisited

Its been a while and I realize I actually hope you are right Mr Hoyer.

This is a fantastic planet and I feel protective of it. Imdustry is rampantly consumptive. And excretes horrible stuff.

But I hope you are right.

I dont think its good to carry on the way we do though either way.
by Kelly Mc
August 25th, 2021, 8:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite
Replies: 11
Views: 3320

Re: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite

Agreed! Love your delivery and wholesome vibe.

Looking forward to more.
by Kelly Mc
August 6th, 2021, 9:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with ID - Yucatan, Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 2299

Re: Help with ID - Yucatan, Mexico

I would agree with that too Antee
by Kelly Mc
August 6th, 2021, 4:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with ID - Yucatan, Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 2299

Re: Help with ID - Yucatan, Mexico

#5 looks like Leptodactylus melanonotus
but out of respect to herpers who have put boots and noesis to yucatan soil I am answering to be corrected or affirmed and leave the rest to those guys.

I sure do appreciate a wild anuran post. Its truly remedial!

Thanks

Kelly