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by Kelly Mc
September 22nd, 2021, 1:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Box Spring
Replies: 14
Views: 3909

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: 10658

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: 41
Views: 1100

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: 41
Views: 1100

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: The Forum
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: How to edit a post topic?

Beautiful Garters. The snakiest Snake.
by Kelly Mc
September 21st, 2021, 3:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 10
Views: 141

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: 54727

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: 3909

Re: The Box Spring

:beer:
by Kelly Mc
September 20th, 2021, 1:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: How to edit a post topic?

Ok done. No need reply.
by Kelly Mc
September 20th, 2021, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 10
Views: 141

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: 19526

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: 41
Views: 1100

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: 41
Views: 1100

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: 41
Views: 1100

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: 41
Views: 1100

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: 10
Views: 1617

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: 41
Views: 1100

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: 4
Views: 120

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: 1813

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: 1813

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: 41
Views: 1100

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: 2885

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: 1948

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: 3909

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: 3909

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: 2360

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: 157405

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: 2360

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: 10
Views: 1617

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: 10
Views: 1617

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
by Kelly Mc
August 2nd, 2021, 7:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very curious cottonmouth
Replies: 16
Views: 3918

Re: A very curious cottonmouth

I think the cottonmouth was momentarily percieving it as a branch mass or terra form as perhaps newly stirred out of a basky nap. It was a Nope on further inquiry of serpent.

How refreshing the exchange of neurons between two on tranquil waters.
by Kelly Mc
July 28th, 2021, 5:31 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Florida kingsnake not eating...any suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

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

Hope your snake ate. Instead of the usual litany of listing the different ways you can offer the mouse, wash the thawed, peel the scalp of thawed, offer live, offer PK, which it seemed you were already familiar, examining the cause of the refusals is the focus I take. As it is often important to att...
by Kelly Mc
July 27th, 2021, 8:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Springtime on the Gulf Coast!
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Re: Springtime on the Gulf Coast!

Beautiful trip..

Really appreciate the corn snake photo, and always enjoy the cryptic arts of a copperhead.

All scenes and animals beautifully captured.
by Kelly Mc
July 18th, 2021, 8:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID assistance request again- metamorph!
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Re: ID assistance request again- metamorph!

I'm more familiar with boreas, and various exotics than woodhousii. A little more data has me almost seeing barely and diminutive L crests in the last photo but not really. Perhaps if I had a different device.

Toad detail really shows up better dry especially with faint baby braille.
by Kelly Mc
July 12th, 2021, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID assistance request again- metamorph!
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Re: ID assistance request again- metamorph!

Hey Guys love tad and metamorph ID stuff.. With boreas being the strongest other guy of contention, for me anyway, what cued you to probable woodhouse? Lighter, smoother little crown? Im hopin those are good guesses at least Also has anyone thought of creating a tad and metamorph gallery here on the...
by Kelly Mc
June 26th, 2021, 5:46 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Florida kingsnake not eating...any suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

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

Hi Melissa The first thing I do with a young snake that has suddenly stopped feeding in an on season, is to carefully go over the snakes body with my eyes and my fingertips, both equally important in examining a snake - with emphasis on the head, ocular groove and the tip of the tail. A retained eye...
by Kelly Mc
May 25th, 2021, 2:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very curious cottonmouth
Replies: 16
Views: 3918

Re: A very curious cottonmouth

Porter wrote:
May 23rd, 2021, 9:43 pm
Speaking of alligators... 🛶🐊


The brightly marked oar paddles dont seem like a good thing. Not that the gator wouldnt have charged anyway but just sayin.
by Kelly Mc
May 25th, 2021, 2:08 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Internal Parasites
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

Re: Internal Parasites

Dont feel bad. I once accidentally posted a thumbnail vid of me practicing asking my boss for time off with my partner. Your good. I dont think you will be able to get reimbursed though. Allowing that opens up a practice to allot for uncontrollable variables and mortality. Perhaps examination of tra...
by Kelly Mc
May 25th, 2021, 9:53 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Mole Cricket
Replies: 1
Views: 3302

Re: Mole Cricket

I remember the first time I encountered one of these in duval county. How it pushed at the creases of my palm. Its a cool insect.
by Kelly Mc
February 27th, 2021, 10:55 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Amen Brother
Replies: 75
Views: 11411

Re: Amen Brother

You think you know about music and the world when you wernt even there.

Some of us where there for All of It.

You are "instructing" No one.

You have taught me a good lesson though, and that is to be pickier with my sympathies.
by Kelly Mc
February 27th, 2021, 10:27 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Amen Brother
Replies: 75
Views: 11411

Re: Amen Brother

Boring.

You are Boring.
by Kelly Mc
February 27th, 2021, 8:37 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Amen Brother
Replies: 75
Views: 11411

Re: Amen Brother

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by Kelly Mc
February 27th, 2021, 7:22 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Amen Brother
Replies: 75
Views: 11411

Re: Amen Brother

You too.

Read again.
by Kelly Mc
February 27th, 2021, 7:07 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Amen Brother
Replies: 75
Views: 11411

Re: Amen Brother

Just because someone isnt entranced by a psuedoscientific idea doesnt mean they dont understand the idea.

And what you dont understand is that I wish this thread would get deleted because its like a tipped over garbage can.
by Kelly Mc
February 27th, 2021, 6:57 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Amen Brother
Replies: 75
Views: 11411

Re: Amen Brother

This whole thread should be deleted in the name of everything even a little bit good, just to make it a better use of spirit and blank space.

For anything else but hopefully something animal oriented.
by Kelly Mc
February 27th, 2021, 2:24 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Amen Brother
Replies: 75
Views: 11411

Re: Amen Brother

Uh huh.

Bruce Lee was my idol when I was 12.

Still think hes the greatest but i dont go all cuck about him as an adult.
by Kelly Mc
February 26th, 2021, 6:44 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Amen Brother
Replies: 75
Views: 11411

Re: Amen Brother

Kurt Cobain was an overrated whiner.
by Kelly Mc
February 22nd, 2021, 12:14 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Amen Brother
Replies: 75
Views: 11411

Re: Amen Brother

But about my post that you thought was about you , no it really wasnt so you got messy for no reason.

I was thinking about jordenson and the writer that didnt like. And a recent incident i had with another "insert profanity here".

Dude.