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by Cole Grover
June 25th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...
Replies: 21
Views: 12489

Re: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...

Jkherps, " syspila " and " triangulum " are/were both sub species of the species Lampropeltis traingulum . The color/pattern forms do not really meet the species-level tenants of any of the species concepts I am aware of. In fact, " syspila " could be viewed as a broad intergrade zone between Wester...
by Cole Grover
August 17th, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back to Borneo, part 2: Mulu National Park
Replies: 12
Views: 6817

Re: Back to Borneo, part 2: Mulu National Park

Badass post! Man, this is exactly what I love about FHF. Stellar narrative AND photos, dude. Stellar.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
July 17th, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SE of Spain - Trip Report
Replies: 2
Views: 3241

Re: SE of Spain - Trip Report

Awesome!
by Cole Grover
September 29th, 2015, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person...
Replies: 44
Views: 11599

Re: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person..

Well, hot damn! Cool post, Tim! I'm going to need to kick this around. I've gotta say, though, that I'm waaaay flattered that anyone would be interested enough in meeting me to post about it. I (and Dell, too, I'm sure - I'll direct him this way when he's off the river...) would be a gracious host f...
by Cole Grover
August 22nd, 2015, 7:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southwest Summer + MT and CA!
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Re: Southwest Summer + MT and CA!

Awesome stuff, man. Looks like you are off to good start up here, too!

-Cole
by Cole Grover
August 13th, 2015, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pictures from Central America (Mainly Costa Rica) 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2970

Re: Pictures from Central America (Mainly Costa Rica) 2014

Cool post. Cbernz got your frogs.

Cole
by Cole Grover
February 11th, 2015, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY Blue Iguanas, Pyros, and What a 6-ft Caiman is Afraid Of
Replies: 21
Views: 8389

Re: EOY Blue Iguanas, Pyros, and What a 6-ft Caiman is Afrai

Phenomenal. All of it. The Pantanal, the Caribbean stuff, the US Southwest... home run, Steve.

Cole
by Cole Grover
February 11th, 2015, 9:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - August 2014 - Aguas Zarcas - Reptiles
Replies: 2
Views: 2088

Re: Costa Rica - August 2014 - Aguas Zarcas - Reptiles

Again, bad-ass post. Great series, overall. The Basiliscus are sweet, and I obviously enjoy the dead milk. I agree that triangulum has been too heavily subspeciated in the past, but gaigeae shares the body form and genetics of the South American group (micropholis and andesiana) more than that of th...
by Cole Grover
February 11th, 2015, 9:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - August 2014 - Caño Negro
Replies: 3
Views: 2370

Re: Costa Rica - August 2014 - Caño Negro

Love the Jabiru and the frog call recording give a sense of place. Nice post(s).

Cole
by Cole Grover
February 11th, 2015, 9:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - August 2014 - Sarapiqui
Replies: 4
Views: 2542

Re: Costa Rica - August 2014 - Sarapiqui

Stellar post, Chris.
by Cole Grover
December 12th, 2014, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My real 2014 year in review...
Replies: 16
Views: 3612

Re: My real 2014 year in review...

Nice spread!

Your first "Hemidactylus" is unquestionably a Tarentola. Better find, actually.

Cole
by Cole Grover
August 27th, 2014, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Albuquerque Trip Report (Crosspost from Rocky Mtn Subforum)
Replies: 9
Views: 4004

Re: Albuquerque Trip Report (Crosspost from Rocky Mtn Subfor

Stohlgren wrote:I'd call it a Woodhouse's toad. Same with the first two photos labeled as great plains.
I agree about 110%.

Nice post!

-Cole
by Cole Grover
August 17th, 2014, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weekend herping in Montana
Replies: 5
Views: 2424

Re: Weekend herping in Montana

Nice post! I've been waiting to see the photos since you were down here - I'm NOT disappointed!

Hopefully I'll have more time available on your next trip South.

Cole
by Cole Grover
July 15th, 2014, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opportunistic Caribbean Cruise Herping
Replies: 12
Views: 3461

Re: Opportunistic Caribbean Cruise Herping

Stellar post. Anolis are a truly fascinating group of lizards, both from a biogeographic and behavioral perspective, not to mention their attractive coloration and patterns. Oh, and the nifty places many of them live...

All around, nice post, John.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
June 18th, 2014, 4:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick Trip To Montana
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: Quick Trip To Montana

Also, your tadpoles are unquestionably Spea bombifrons. Good find!
by Cole Grover
June 18th, 2014, 4:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick Trip To Montana
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: Quick Trip To Montana

Nice stuff from my back yard! I wish I had known you were in the area, though you did better than OK without any help! Despite what you're expectations were, the weather was about perfect for the things you saw...

Cole
by Cole Grover
May 30th, 2014, 12:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guyana snakes- a photolog
Replies: 23
Views: 9502

Re: Guyana snakes- a photolog

Fantastic post, man. Just fantastic.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
May 30th, 2014, 12:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall and Spring
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: Fall and Spring

Another excellent post, Bill! There are some stellar animals and photos in there.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
April 2nd, 2014, 9:35 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Necturus maculosus
Replies: 24
Views: 6940

Re: Necturus maculosus

Out of curiosity, have upu tried asking the experts on caudata.org? Some there have been breeding them successfully... I'd look it up if you haven't already...

Cole
by Cole Grover
February 6th, 2014, 9:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID help on Pantanal geckos
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

Re: ID help on Pantanal geckos

For those of us in the Americas, most Hemidactylus are introduced species, and most are known from Florida [with the Sri Lankan H.parvimaculatus just recorded from New Orleans]. There was a paper a while back which provided a key to Florida species...I'll see if I can track down a link [found it]. ...
by Cole Grover
February 2nd, 2014, 7:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID help on Pantanal geckos
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

Re: ID help on Pantanal geckos

Both are H. mabouia.


Cole
by Cole Grover
January 15th, 2014, 5:54 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: New Boa! Need a little ID-ing from you Boa Breeders!
Replies: 17
Views: 6878

Re: New Boa! Need a little ID-ing from you Boa Breeders!

Right on, Matt! Glad to hear it. Any pictures you'd be willing to share (here or on the main forum)?
by Cole Grover
January 10th, 2014, 7:07 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: New Boa! Need a little ID-ing from you Boa Breeders!
Replies: 17
Views: 6878

Re: New Boa! Need a little ID-ing from you Boa Breeders!

Yes, I agree - it looks "off" for a Hog Island animal. I'd ask for a pedigree from the breeder. LOTS of people are offering crosses between animals descended from Cayos Cochinos stock and "other" Boa constrictor (Colombian, Panamanian, Nicaraguan, Argentine, etc.). I would strongly urge prospective ...
by Cole Grover
January 9th, 2014, 4:01 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: New Boa! Need a little ID-ing from you Boa Breeders!
Replies: 17
Views: 6878

Re: New Boa! Need a little ID-ing from you Boa Breeders!

If it's a "pure" Hog Island Boa constrictor , then that's what it is. It's a Hog Island Boa constrictor that hasn't been crossed with other subspecies or localities. I guess I'm just very confused as to what you're asking here. Hog Island Boas are an insular form originating from the Cayos Cochinos....
by Cole Grover
January 6th, 2014, 12:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post
Replies: 41
Views: 15256

Re: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post

You knocked it out of the park again, Mike! I'm with you on the Hypsiboas geographicus, though I've never seen on in the flesh. That Bolitoglossa had to have been up there as far as bitchin' finds go, though, along with the Bipes. One hell of a year, man. Nice stuff.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
January 6th, 2014, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica December 2013 Caribbean Side
Replies: 9
Views: 2377

Re: Costa Rica December 2013 Caribbean Side

Pretty cool stuff. Were the Lepidodactylus the only geckos seen? Gotta love Basiliscus, huh? I think your Craugastor might be a Smilisca...

-Cole
by Cole Grover
December 20th, 2013, 7:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Ambystoma Appreciation Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 7424

Re: The Ambystoma Appreciation Thread

This is a killer thread - not many things top Ambystoma when it comes to being cool. Can we keep it going? Here's another A. mavortium from Stillwater County, Montana - this one a little (ok, a LOT) less colorful. http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q6/colegrover/25%20May%202013_Stillwater%20County%2...
by Cole Grover
December 18th, 2013, 10:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You thought the milksnake changes were bad?
Replies: 32
Views: 4289

Re: You thought the milksnake changes were bad?

Brian Hubbs wrote:Well, that cancels out the new U.S. milk species and the getula split...what else can we dismantle with your view?
And the recent Pantherophis obsoletus group splits, too...
by Cole Grover
December 12th, 2013, 10:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weird Parasite on Horned Lizard?
Replies: 26
Views: 4296

Re: Weird Parasite on Horned Lizard?

BillMcGighan wrote:It does look in the pic like a subcutaneous nematode
+1. I've seen animals scratch at the encysted bastards under their skin before, too. Either way, it's a nematode. Gross...

-Cole
by Cole Grover
December 12th, 2013, 8:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milksnake changes published
Replies: 62
Views: 10269

Re: Milksnake changes published

Well Cole, oops...there goes your Pales... Yeah, but I think we both knew that was coming anyway. It stings, but it'll have to do. think I have a new idea...instead of calling my milk snake book "Milk Snakes", I'll change it to "Snakes That We Think Exist". Ha ha ha! I'll probably still buy it.
by Cole Grover
December 12th, 2013, 7:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milksnake changes published
Replies: 62
Views: 10269

Re: Milksnake changes published

Interesting stuff. This is, in virtually every way, shape, and form, just an exceprt from her dissertation. Lots of good data, lots of "holes" in sampling, and some "interesting" interpretations of that data. Not wrong, but not necessarily right, either... Oh, and what the hell is going on with the ...
by Cole Grover
November 27th, 2013, 7:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Limpopo Bushveld, November 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2854

Re: Limpopo Bushveld, November 2013

Whoa - awesome post. Not sure how I missed this until now, but I'm glad I found it! The habitat/landscape shots are stellar. I'm a huge Boaedon fan, so it's always fun to see you guys who encounter them in the wild share that experience with us. You guys rocked it for such a short trip. Thanks for p...
by Cole Grover
November 22nd, 2013, 9:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hand-digging Vernal Pools in New Jersey
Replies: 22
Views: 3158

Re: Hand-digging Vernal Pools in New Jersey

Right on. Thanks for the info. I appreciate the response!

-Cole
by Cole Grover
November 22nd, 2013, 8:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hand-digging Vernal Pools in New Jersey
Replies: 22
Views: 3158

Re: Hand-digging Vernal Pools in New Jersey

Interesting. Pretty cool to see it work after having observed lot of failed attempts at making an "artificial ecosystem." I know New Jersey and the federal government both have regulations regarding stormwater pollution prevention (SWPP). Many municipalities do, too. Major silt run-offs from mis-man...
by Cole Grover
November 13th, 2013, 9:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: fox or black rat?
Replies: 32
Views: 5426

Re: fox or black rat?

LTC and CB obsoleta typically have smaller and shorter heads than their wild-caught bretheren because head shape in obsoleta is phenotypically plastic. Wild snakes eat a diet of far larger rodents and birds than do captive snakes, and develop a large head. Captives raised from juveniles or hatchlin...
by Cole Grover
November 12th, 2013, 9:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Ambystoma Appreciation Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 7424

Re: The Ambystoma Appreciation Thread

This. Thread. Is. Awesome! Seriously sweet animals, guys. Keep 'em coming!

-Cole
by Cole Grover
November 12th, 2013, 9:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: fox or black rat?
Replies: 32
Views: 5426

Re: fox or black rat?

I'm almost sure it's an intergrade It would be a hybrid, not an "intergrade" under those circumstances. The Pantherophis obsoletus and vulpinus clades are distinct on the basis of phylogeny and morphology regardless of the species concept you subscribe to. An "intergrade" would indicate a zone of n...
by Cole Grover
November 12th, 2013, 9:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 in Review
Replies: 3
Views: 1240

Re: 2013 in Review

Nice post, Zach! As a hard-core Lampro-dork, I really like seeing the variety of milks out your way. That said, I think my favorite photos in this post were of the several Thamnophis proximus and that pair of Cave Salamanders.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
November 12th, 2013, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Emergence to Fall Ingress 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3183

Re: Spring Emergence to Fall Ingress 2013

Ho-lee shit. Phenomenal post, Nick. Seriously top-notch stuff. I would now like to come to MI, thank you very much.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
November 11th, 2013, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Ambystoma Appreciation Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 7424

The Ambystoma Appreciation Thread

As the title says, I'd like to make this thread the ultimate in Ambystoma appreciation, with the goal being to see representatives of as many species, subspecies, and regional variants as possible. Please post your (preferably) field photos of terrestrial adults, neotenes/paedomorphs, larvae, and eg...
by Cole Grover
October 18th, 2013, 6:31 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Protection--a flawed policy
Replies: 280
Views: 150232

Re: Protection--a flawed policy

Stellar post, Kris. I agree with everything you've said.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
October 14th, 2013, 7:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Al Ain, UAE. Sep 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2713

Re: Al Ain, UAE. Sep 2013

Phenomenal post, David. We see so little of the Middle East here, that this series of posts you've put together are a real treat. I friggin' love the geckos, and those Agamids aren't too bad, either...

-Cole
by Cole Grover
October 14th, 2013, 6:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Purple and black Harlequin toad, is it real?
Replies: 12
Views: 2835

Re: Purple and black Harlequin toad, is it real?

ChadHarrison wrote:If you'd have followed that link, you would have understood that I was only joking.
I followed the link, but I only detected sarcasm - my bad.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
October 10th, 2013, 11:56 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Anyone with Milk Snake experience? She won't eat!
Replies: 10
Views: 3780

Re: Anyone with Milk Snake experience? She won't eat!

There's a lot of sound advice in this thread. Nominate triangulum , like all temperate forms of the species, tend to go off feed this time of year as a natural preparation for brumation. Allow the animal to fully empty its gut at "standard" temperatures like you're running, then cool it. The only bi...
by Cole Grover
October 10th, 2013, 11:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizard ID request
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Re: Lizard ID request

Zach,

Looks like a Gonocephalus to me. What's the story?

-Cole
by Cole Grover
October 9th, 2013, 5:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Purple and black Harlequin toad, is it real?
Replies: 12
Views: 2835

Re: Purple and black Harlequin toad, is it real?

ChadHarrison wrote:Definitely shopped.
AndyO'Connor wrote: the first one looked really fake to me, but the obviously real frog was the one I was referring to
The OP wasn't referring to the obviously fake frog. Please see my post above - there are real Atelopus with stunning purple markings.

-Cole
by Cole Grover
October 3rd, 2013, 11:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Purple and black Harlequin toad, is it real?
Replies: 12
Views: 2835

Re: Purple and black Harlequin toad, is it real?

Andy,

It's real (well, the real one is real...). Atelopus as a whole are pretty spectacular critters.

Here are a couple of useful resources:

Atelopus on AmphibiaWeb

Atelopus on Arkive.org

-Cole