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by Kelly Mc
January 23rd, 2022, 1:50 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Invert Feeder Cultures
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Invert Feeder Cultures

Saint Louis Dude, Thanks for responding, so much experience I really appreciate you taking the time. Because of all the taxa and husbandry detail shinin up there I will be brief but really found many parallels of agreement. The mealworms for one, deserve another look I too have found. You really get...
by Kelly Mc
January 14th, 2022, 6:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Cruise Herping" in the Caribbean
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: "Cruise Herping" in the Caribbean

Fun and informative as always!
by Kelly Mc
December 17th, 2021, 4:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Massachusetts Alligator captured
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Massachusetts Alligator captured

Aw thats good to hear.
by Kelly Mc
December 9th, 2021, 12:35 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Captive Care Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Captive Care Videos

Great content. Worth the wait. You're like an old soul on all the right edges and very credible and comfortable to listen to.
by Kelly Mc
December 9th, 2021, 6:43 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Captive Care Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Captive Care Videos

What a pretty girl - I love retics so much, for all the reasons you describe.

I hope you share more of your captive work whether its cold outside or not.

All the Best!
by Kelly Mc
December 6th, 2021, 7:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road and Surrounding Area October 2-8.
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Snake Road and Surrounding Area October 2-8.

That heavenly shot of Snake Road.
by Kelly Mc
November 29th, 2021, 9:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping In An Indian Mangrove Forest (pic heavy)
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Herping In An Indian Mangrove Forest (pic heavy)

Thank you for all of these shared, I especially appreciate the head study of the vine snake, and the lovely set of the viper in the branches. They are aesthetically compelling. I realize that is true for all species in my admittedly exuberant opinion, but I do really think they are special. Years ag...
by Kelly Mc
November 9th, 2021, 7:18 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Tiger Beetle?
Replies: 3
Views: 11935

Re: Tiger Beetle?

There are so many photographs worth bumping in the bug section.

All the beetle ones definitely. Such a great group.
by Kelly Mc
November 8th, 2021, 10:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1086

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

What are the green circles drawn on the snake photos supposed to show/mean? I have looked a couple times pretty close and have been around a lifetime full of snakes and dont see anything important.
by Kelly Mc
November 7th, 2021, 12:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake headscale diagram request?
Replies: 23
Views: 1086

Re: Snake headscale diagram request?

It would seem important to include in this pursuit research into pie balding and perhaps other pigmentation anomaly as it is a strong item of contention in the snake shown.
by Kelly Mc
November 6th, 2021, 5:39 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Invert Feeder Cultures
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Invert Feeder Cultures

Let's discuss invert cultures modalities.

Currently doing beetle larvs, roaches, waxworms, springtails, drosophila and banded crickets.

Personally I enjoy working cultures almost as much as vivaria inhabitant care.
by Kelly Mc
October 26th, 2021, 1:30 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Nephrurus Cinctus hatching
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Nephrurus Cinctus hatching

Oh very cool. The time lapse is a first here. Really neat species of gecko. It would be great to see more and read of your keeping modalities. FHF is more like a museum than other online herp sites where social cultures and mod hierarchies dominate the forum theme. Your documentation would have a se...
by Kelly Mc
October 19th, 2021, 10:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One more metamorph ID post
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: One more metamorph ID post

Yeah. Its the greatest tool. It decreases the intangible.
by Kelly Mc
October 13th, 2021, 7:51 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Spider Vids and s10
Replies: 7
Views: 2995

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: 2995

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: 2995

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: 2995

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: 11
Views: 664

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: 11
Views: 664

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: 12
Views: 571

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: 11
Views: 664

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: 11
Views: 664

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: 11796

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: 2466

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: 2466

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: 12
Views: 571

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: 15
Views: 2532

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: 840

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: 840

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: 15
Views: 2532

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: 15
Views: 2532

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: 17
Views: 5632

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: 11217

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 21st, 2021, 3:32 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: How to edit a post topic?
Replies: 16
Views: 840

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: 840

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: 55559

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: 17
Views: 5632

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: 840

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: 840

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: 20163

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 18th, 2021, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with ID - Yucatan, Mexico
Replies: 15
Views: 2532

Re: Help with ID - Yucatan, Mexico

Baby A. sagrei i would think.
by Kelly Mc
September 17th, 2021, 3:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One more metamorph ID post
Replies: 12
Views: 571

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: 2739

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: 2739

Re: Bushmaster

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

Magnificent portrait.
by Kelly Mc
September 12th, 2021, 12:49 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Manatees
Replies: 1
Views: 3946

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: 3125

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: 17
Views: 5632

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: 17
Views: 5632

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: 3490

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.