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by ChrisNM
September 9th, 2016, 6:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Mexico Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 3274

Re: New Mexico Questions

As far as snakes, I would absolutely love to see Rena, Gyalopion and Sonora, but I know my odds are slim. There are so many snakes in NM that would be lifers for me, I would be tickled to find just about anything. As far as arachnids, I would love to find some vinegaroons and tarantulas. I would be...
by ChrisNM
May 13th, 2015, 1:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don Williams john hollister
Replies: 4
Views: 2712

Re: Don Williams john hollister

John can usually be found in his mIRC chatroom off of his site, herpo.com

He's in there right now.
by ChrisNM
September 4th, 2014, 9:27 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Zenscientist Registration
Replies: 5
Views: 4224

Re: Zenscientist Registration

I've gone through similar recently as I had my hard drive crash late last year and lost emails received from SSAR pertaining to accepted notes I'd submitted for Herp. Review. JSTOR doesn't list Herp Review and I'm no longer a simple 20 minute drive to UNM for access to their library, let alone going...
by ChrisNM
September 4th, 2014, 9:15 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: General Macro Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4781

Re: General Macro Questions

Here are some other questions I have: What is the typical f-stop value when you use a macro lens at night with a flash? How far away are you from your subject when shooting? What's a good amount of DOF for most smaller herp subjects? Anything bigger than a sheet of paper, you're going to need to be...
by ChrisNM
September 4th, 2014, 8:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Big Atrox?
Replies: 11
Views: 5693

Re: Big Atrox?

A nice "rabbit killer" from the eve of my wedding; I wish I'd placed something next to the snake for reference. You know you're a herper when on the eve of your wedding your best friend/man is in town from South African and it's spent road cruising from Albuquerque to Deming, and then back up to the...
by ChrisNM
August 31st, 2014, 11:33 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182965

Re: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thre

The Med gecko it was stalking ran off right as I was about the fire the shutter :| http://web.nmsu.edu/~cnewsom/Herping/Herping%202014/Texas-Thus-Far/HyJa-7-3-2014.jpg http://web.nmsu.edu/~cnewsom/Herping/Herping%202014/Texas-Thus-Far/HyJa-7-3-2014-2.jpg http://web.nmsu.edu/~cnewsom/Herping/Herping%...
by ChrisNM
August 31st, 2014, 1:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Center for North American Herpetology
Replies: 8
Views: 2916

Re: Center for North American Herpetology

I've had this issue (javascript not loading) for some time now with the CNAH website. The website is also terribly slow. I got tired of having to switch between IE (not here to hash what browser is more superior, a site should be designed to support available options) on the PC and safari on my ipad...
by ChrisNM
August 29th, 2014, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Report: August in Albuquerque
Replies: 6
Views: 1987

Re: Trip Report: August in Albuquerque

The dead give away on the woodhouse toads (I saw others replies on the main forum after me reply here) are 2 key characteristics: 1. Lack of symmetrical dorsal blotches 2. presence of a dorsal stripe. Cognatus 99% of the time lack these characters. Pertaining to the whiptails, I've seen both velox a...
by ChrisNM
August 29th, 2014, 3:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Report: August in Albuquerque
Replies: 6
Views: 1987

Re: Trip Report: August in Albuquerque

http://i.imgur.com/HoD3Ccr.jpg http://i.imgur.com/tacvAok.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Z2vgDiv.jpg These are Southwestern Woodhouse's Toads http://i.imgur.com/AI6Tclb.jpg Might be Aspidoscelis velox or Aspidoscelis uniparens . http://i.imgur.com/RLuzHML.jpg If this had a wavy or broken wavy central dorsa...
by ChrisNM
July 1st, 2013, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You'd think there were fires or a drought here...
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

You'd think there were fires or a drought here...

I'll pop out of AWOL from FHF a little and cross post from another forum... Last night we here in NM had a nice our-monsoon-isn't-quite-here-yet pre-monsoonal afternoon thunderstorm system roll through. I'd gone out the night prior, taking my wife where we proceeded to get goose egged. I've also gon...
by ChrisNM
November 11th, 2011, 3:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My End-Of-The-Year report...DU go make dinner
Replies: 26
Views: 3460

Re: My End-Of-The-Year report...DU go make dinner

Will Wells wrote:Very nice photography of some cool herps! Keep up the great work!!!!
Hard to when ya gotta compete with Mr. SW-Desert-Lizard-Guru and your 12 halloween geckos, holy crap man! And quite a few of yours made my NM critter look like a turd.
by ChrisNM
November 11th, 2011, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My End-Of-The-Year report...DU go make dinner
Replies: 26
Views: 3460

Re: My End-Of-The-Year report...DU go make dinner

some stunning photos. Still wish we'd found Hyla at the Mills Canyon trip. C. willardi...oh man. And Senticolis, holy crap! I think someone scored a Hyla towards the end. I believe it was someone from the NM Herp Society. The willardi credit is all TimCo. The rat goes to Tim and Erik, as the 3 of u...
by ChrisNM
November 11th, 2011, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My End-Of-The-Year report...DU go make dinner
Replies: 26
Views: 3460

Re: My End-Of-The-Year report...DU go make dinner

Thanks all for the kind words. Many of those photos wouldn't have happened, nor been what they are to me if it weren't for either friends helping me or being present when finding them. Those friends hopefully know who they are, with one somewhat in particular given the wrong foot her and I seem to h...
by ChrisNM
November 10th, 2011, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 1: CA and AZ (DUW)
Replies: 34
Views: 5331

Re: Breaking the Bet, Part 1: CA and AZ (DUW)

She proved her lech'ness a few years back in my book. She went out with the boys from Illinois for about a week and hung in there like a champ. She out herped a lot of us, and impressed all of us. That girl is one of the best herpers I've seen, period. You got nothing to prove to me, glad you're ba...
by ChrisNM
November 10th, 2011, 7:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NE 2011 recap
Replies: 11
Views: 2138

Re: NE 2011 recap

The boxie, wood turtle, wood frog, and eastern milk did it for me. I need to get back east and knock 3 of those 4 off my life list. Nice series!
by ChrisNM
November 10th, 2011, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 1: CA and AZ (DUW)
Replies: 34
Views: 5331

Re: Breaking the Bet, Part 1: CA and AZ (DUW)

We know you can do western herp photos...now prove your LECH'ness! :thumb:
by ChrisNM
November 10th, 2011, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Farancia erytrogramma seminola declared extinct by FWS
Replies: 99
Views: 11458

Re: Farancia erytrogramma seminola declared extinct by FWS

Used to be you could get hired as a Zoo Keeper, based on your 'hands on' experience... now... don't even bother applying unless you have at least a BS or MS, and preferably still in school. Central Fl Zoo had a herp keeper position open that closed last month. Salaried position 40 hr/wk, preferred ...
by ChrisNM
November 10th, 2011, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My End-Of-The-Year report...DU go make dinner
Replies: 26
Views: 3460

My End-Of-The-Year report...DU go make dinner

I've hemmed and hawwed over doing this for much longer, but in light of desertwalker's thread, I too have chosen to come out of the woodwork and participate in the end-of-the-year reports. Furthermore, aside from my standard adding of species, county, state, and date to my photographs I will also me...
by ChrisNM
November 10th, 2011, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes, Torts, Toads, Lizards and Landscapes Part 1
Replies: 39
Views: 9296

Re: Snakes, Torts, Toads, Lizards and Landscapes Part 1

I don't think you saw enough halloween geckos.
by ChrisNM
October 9th, 2011, 9:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Mexico snake ID (no pic)
Replies: 11
Views: 1838

Re: New Mexico snake ID (no pic)

Some weak sauce browsers (recent, non-ie browsers and portable devices) don't see the black block of the table that text is in thus rendering it hard to read. I'm waiting for some decent time off from work to do a modest update to the site, addressing such issue as you've pointed is one that if my o...
by ChrisNM
October 9th, 2011, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Mexico snake ID (no pic)
Replies: 11
Views: 1838

Re: New Mexico snake ID (no pic)

by ChrisNM
October 6th, 2011, 7:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TX HB 1788 introduced
Replies: 142
Views: 19897

Re: TX HB 1788 introduced

katy perry's hotter...

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by ChrisNM
October 6th, 2011, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else
Replies: 220
Views: 18296

Re: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else

azatrox wrote: while others would get their panties in a twist if you posted in mid-December....

It's your call.

-Kris
PHX on south could be in blizzard conditions with 36"+ of snow during the prime of the monsoons and your statement wouldn't be more truer!
by ChrisNM
October 6th, 2011, 7:30 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Should the term "field herping" exclude animal collecting?
Replies: 230
Views: 191542

Re: Should the term "field herping" exclude animal collectin

D. http://home.comcast.net/~herpsofnm/Herping/Herping%202011/CoCo-9-4-2011.jpg ...found by Ted Brown http://home.comcast.net/~herpsofnm/Herping/Herping%202011/CoCo-9-5-2011-2.jpg ...found by Bill Gorum, et al http://home.comcast.net/~herpsofnm/Herping/Herping%202011/CoCo-9-5-2011.jpg http://home.com...
by ChrisNM
September 28th, 2011, 9:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Top End (Australia) 2011 Part 1
Replies: 13
Views: 2605

Re: Top End (Australia) 2011 Part 1

TIMMAY!

Why can I hear (the late) Nias' voice screaming at you to stop being a bloody mozzie and post the rest of the shots? Maybe it's my own guilty conscience.
by ChrisNM
September 23rd, 2011, 2:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A spy...
Replies: 16
Views: 1680

Re: A spy...

I really like the DOF, from the OOF in foreground to the OOF background, on that first shot Jason!
by ChrisNM
September 23rd, 2011, 4:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Private Forum or Chapter...? How do you feel..?
Replies: 70
Views: 9271

Re: Private Forum or Chapter...? How do you feel..?

The NAFHA now has a 'Members Only' Forum... But you gotta enter data in H.E.R.P, and be a chapter member, to access it. I was invited to join one of the 'private forums'... but I like it here, where I can, by teaching the next generation, give 'something back' to the herps I love. Private forums on...
by ChrisNM
September 22nd, 2011, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Private Forum or Chapter...? How do you feel..?
Replies: 70
Views: 9271

Re: Private Forum or Chapter...? How do you feel..?

Dave...this has been done outside of FHF. I won't name the private forum(s) that I was priviledged enough to be invited to, but those forums have been defunct for some time now due to unscrupulous individuals sharing priviledged information/finds outside of said forums. One such forum was supposedly...
by ChrisNM
September 6th, 2011, 8:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: which new sceloporus species is this one?
Replies: 15
Views: 2731

Re: which new sceloporus species is this one?

based upon distribution maps of the current split and our close proximity to TX, I was going to side with consobrinus. Unfortunately, the one Scelop I was able to get for photos was not an adult and I'd not brought back to camp for keying out based upon Lizards of the American Southwest. FWIW, Mills...
by ChrisNM
September 6th, 2011, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rocky Mountain Chapter Fall Survey- Mills Canyon Report
Replies: 26
Views: 8236

Re: Rocky Mountain Chapter Fall Survey- Mills Canyon Report

Bill, digging the blairi . All I got the see were blurs of them. BTW, I have your battery here charged and ready for ya. A last shot for tonight before I head to bed. http://home.comcast.net/~herpsofnm/nm-turtles/TeOrOr-9-5-2011.jpg She was found around 7:36pm, after sunset. Neat little scenario unf...
by ChrisNM
September 6th, 2011, 7:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rocky Mountain Chapter Fall Survey- Mills Canyon Report
Replies: 26
Views: 8236

Re: Rocky Mountain Chapter Fall Survey- Mills Canyon Report

There was another group of herpers up on the canyon rim. I seriously doubt anyone in our group would be mucking up habitat. Yeah, I hadn't seen anyone within our group doing such. Heads up...the hubbs might be calling right about now. Just got off the phone with him. Lol Paul...the rocks were in th...
by ChrisNM
September 6th, 2011, 4:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rocky Mountain Chapter Fall Survey- Mills Canyon Report
Replies: 26
Views: 8236

Re: Rocky Mountain Chapter Fall Survey- Mills Canyon Report

Ty....nice to see one of the "Colubers" gave ya a good shot for a tongue flick, and a great shot too!
by ChrisNM
September 6th, 2011, 4:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rocky Mountain Chapter Fall Survey- Mills Canyon Report
Replies: 26
Views: 8236

Re: Rocky Mountain Chapter Fall Survey- Mills Canyon Report

one of my favorite shots thus far. Do not adjust your monitors, the horizon is accurate. http://home.comcast.net/~herpsofnm/nm-lizards/HoMaMa-9-5-2011.jpg working on the others. EDIT: On a mood killing note...who in the hell was flipping and not placing rocks back?! I tried doing some flipping on my...
by ChrisNM
August 30th, 2011, 6:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 31
Views: 2977

Re: What is this?

false natalie. The metabolic process is defective. Medically it is a form of albinism. Siamese cats are a type of albinism known as temperature dependent albinism. Minute amounts of melanin form over time due to cooler temps triggering the production of tyrosinase. What is traditionally known as T+ ...
by ChrisNM
August 29th, 2011, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall Survey - Mills Canyon NM Sept 2-5
Replies: 67
Views: 8516

Re: Fall Survey - Mills Canyon NM Sept 2-5

My fiancée and I should be there Fri evening assuming I get the new gears in my truck's rear axle broke in with correct mileage. Probably only sticking around Fri and Sat, possibly Sun morning.
by ChrisNM
August 28th, 2011, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 31
Views: 2977

Re: What is this?

Alex, I'll take T+ albino Cyrtopsis for $1000 please. Josh...the nuchal collar (black neck blotches) is a distinguishing mark of cyrtopsis , as is what's left of the blue-gray/steel blue head. Cyrtposis usually has 7 upper labials, but this snake has 8. I also count 10 scale rows from 1st scale abov...
by ChrisNM
August 24th, 2011, 9:13 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Nikon Macro Lens Help?
Replies: 20
Views: 5570

Re: Nikon Macro Lens Help?

Sorry guys, but one of us is misunderstood and I don't think it's me. DX lenses came about due to the crop factor of the DX sensor. A Nikon 18-55mm DX lens will give a focal length of 18-55mm on a DX sensored camera. An 18-55mm NON -DX lens will yield a 27-82.5mm focal length. Kevin you are accurate...
by ChrisNM
August 24th, 2011, 9:34 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Nikon Macro Lens Help?
Replies: 20
Views: 5570

Re: Nikon Macro Lens Help?

the 18-55mm that came with the D40 is a DX lens, thus it is "true" to its focal range so when at 18mm he's shooting 18...same for 55mm. Non-DX lenses are the only ones that should technically experience the crop factor magnification. The only thing I've heard about the tamron 90 is you get a good le...
by ChrisNM
August 24th, 2011, 8:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Saying hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 1848

Re: Saying hello!

I know the forum's been fairly slow this year compared to years prior, but I didn't think it'd gotten slow enough to get Jaffo out of the wood work.

Hell, this post has even got Eddington adding to his mountain of a post count! :shock:
by ChrisNM
July 6th, 2011, 7:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall Survey - Mills Canyon NM Sept 2-5
Replies: 67
Views: 8516

Re: Fall Survey - Mills Canyon NM Sept 2-5

I'm surprised getula isn't on that list. It should be there... http://home.comcast.net/~herpsofnm/Species_Profiles/La_Getula.htm Another critter possibly nearby and would be an official specimen if found would be a certain snake species found in Oct 2009 just outside of Tucumcari. Gastrophryne coul...
by ChrisNM
July 6th, 2011, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: MA Herper will be in New Mexico July 18-24
Replies: 24
Views: 3765

Re: MA Herper will be in New Mexico July 18-24

a couple of weather-related sites.... Just click on NM on the map... http://water.weather.gov/precip/ State Drought Monitor... http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/DM_state.htm?NM,W I'd be down for possibly cruising that monday night (assuming I have that Tuesdy off) or Saturday night. As Bill hinted, hope...
by ChrisNM
July 2nd, 2011, 8:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall Survey - Mills Canyon NM Sept 2-5
Replies: 67
Views: 8516

Re: Fall Survey - Mills Canyon NM Sept 2-5

Work schedule might be a little tough from what I understand around then....gotta love the retail world.
by ChrisNM
June 24th, 2011, 10:08 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: TX HB1788 becomes law...
Replies: 76
Views: 21621

Re: TX HB1788 becomes law...

BTW is it legal to sell WC from AZ, NM and KS? A non-resident hunting license and a commercial collector's permit will allow for such in NM. Last I'd checked, each were $50. Bag limits do exist, where I view the intent of them from a seasonal aspect. Additionally, individuals must also file an annu...
by ChrisNM
June 21st, 2011, 9:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trans Pecos Herping.
Replies: 14
Views: 3078

Re: Trans Pecos Herping.

3rd one does appear to be gularis.

For comparison purposes...
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by ChrisNM
June 20th, 2011, 6:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hognose Snake Venomus?
Replies: 11
Views: 2915

Re: Hognose Snake Venomus?

That is why after I hear something I like to research it by asking herpetology professors... Careful on that one. My herp prof at NMSU had a hatchling desert box turtle housed in a 10 gallon tank with only a fluorescent light (don't recall itf it was a UV fluoro, most likely not...) on it and no he...
by ChrisNM
June 20th, 2011, 4:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hognose Snake Venomus?
Replies: 11
Views: 2915

Re: Hognose Snake Venomus?

http://www.herpnet.net/bite/ And to quote someone from another forum regarding anapsid.org.... Melissa Kaplan should be avoided. That particular page is just a list of information taken from books written by Mader and Frye, but Kaplan herself is poisonous. She's a hardcore animal rights activist, ma...
by ChrisNM
June 17th, 2011, 10:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sw new Mex/se Arizona trip
Replies: 13
Views: 3127

Re: Sw new Mex/se Arizona trip

If you were driving in from Texas and wanted to stop in NM, I'd suggest you stick north of I-10, say around Silver City. Brandon is right, closer to the border has some perfectly good stuff too, but seriously, there's no absolute need except for like 1 snake, and hey don't forget, Ciudad Juarez is ...
by ChrisNM
June 16th, 2011, 9:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sw new Mex/se Arizona trip
Replies: 13
Views: 3127

Re: Sw new Mex/se Arizona trip

Hope for the monsoons. A decent part of the Chiricahuas are burnt to a crisp due to the Horseshoe 2 fire and there's suppose to be a fire out near Animas, NM (though I can't seem to find additional info after first reading about it a couple days ago).
by ChrisNM
June 10th, 2011, 8:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your GPS unit may soon make a nice paperweight
Replies: 18
Views: 2386

Re: Your GPS unit may soon make a nice paperweight

Mike Waters wrote:
Brian Hubbs wrote:Who needs a gps device? Ever heard of a map...? Paper? Pen? Notes? Mileage? Frickin' lazy people...
Yeah! Whatever. Freaking old people.
hey Hubbs, didn't you fall off your dinosaur once while trying to read a map :lol:
Hubbs isn't THAT old...it was a megatherium.
by ChrisNM
June 6th, 2011, 10:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: banded beauty
Replies: 29
Views: 4098

Re: banded beauty

good to see ya posting BA! Nice critter too.