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by monspessulanus
August 22nd, 2019, 12:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave herping October 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 13171

Mojave herping October 2019

Hello everyone, As I wrote I will be doing an US trip this October, visiting San Francisco, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Mojave, Colorado, Monument Valley than back to Los Angeles. During the trip I want to herp a little bit, I would like to photograph especially Rattlers, Scorpions and Latrodectus (can...
by monspessulanus
August 22nd, 2019, 12:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperheads and Bikinis
Replies: 7
Views: 17620

Re: Copperheads and Bikinis

Hi Lou,
Greate Videos, I like it when you use the drone, I have bought my first Drone, a small DJI Spark because it is easy to transport.
By the way which video edition software do you use?

BR,

Frank
by monspessulanus
August 8th, 2019, 3:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nevada Las Vegas herping October 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 19960

Nevada Las Vegas herping October 2019

Hello Everyone, My name is Frank I am from Spain and I love field herping. I have also a webpage about my favourit snake Malpolon monspessulanus. This october I will visit Las Vegas, but this time I want to herp a little bit (I saw all the casinos and typical Las Vegas things the last time). Would ...
by monspessulanus
January 23rd, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Mojave October 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 5505

Herping Mojave October 2019

Hello my name is Frank and I am from Europe. This october I want to visit the Mojave Desert for two days for herping. I am interested in finding rattlers and spiders, specially Latrodectus (Black Widows). Is there any herping group I can met? Someone wants to enjoy? Where are some good spots, please...
by monspessulanus
October 22nd, 2012, 11:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mohave and Malpolon
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: Mohave and Malpolon

Did you know that: * Malpolon monspessulanus male brings his female mice as a gift? * 4 – 5 Malpolon males live together as an hierarchic groups? * That a Malpolon couple live together till one of them dies? * That Malpolon rub in a secretion on his body to mark his territory? As you see here in Eur...
by monspessulanus
October 22nd, 2012, 11:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mohave and Malpolon
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Mohave and Malpolon

Finally I couldn’t visit the Mojave-desert this summer :? , but maybe next month November I have 10 days to visit California :) . Do you think that rattlesnake will be out till end November in the Mojave-Desert? I also want to present you my new webpage; it is about the most intelligent snake of Eur...
by monspessulanus
February 6th, 2012, 1:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need your help with Rattlesnake identification
Replies: 28
Views: 4885

Re: Need your help with Rattlesnake identification

@klawnskale
OK, I bought California Atlas & Gazetteer (Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer Series) from Amazon.
by monspessulanus
February 6th, 2012, 12:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need your help with Rattlesnake identification
Replies: 28
Views: 4885

Re: Need your help with Rattlesnake identification

Yes I think you are right, I don´t want to have problems with the rangers, so I think I will herping outside of the parks. I have seen that Yucca Valley is not so far away from Victorville. Problem will be to find a good abandoned road.
by monspessulanus
February 4th, 2012, 5:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need your help with Rattlesnake identification
Replies: 28
Views: 4885

Re: Need your help with Rattlesnake identification

@ww* I added your description as good as I could ;) hope you like it http://www.culebradelmaiz.com/identificator%20of%20california%20rattlesnakes%20beta.jpg @Brian yepp you are right, I still don´t know how to add Crotalus oreganus lutosus in the graphic layout, Crotalus cerastes are also not includ...
by monspessulanus
February 4th, 2012, 2:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need your help with Rattlesnake identification
Replies: 28
Views: 4885

Re: Need your help with Rattlesnake identification

Dear ww**,
Thanks a lot, your Info is very important, I will try to adapt the poster to your description.

Frank
by monspessulanus
February 3rd, 2012, 8:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some questions about herping in California / Mojave Joshua T
Replies: 19
Views: 5647

Re: Some questions about herping in California / Mojave Josh

Thanks for the answers and your help I really appreciate it. My plan for now is: Renting a car in Las Vegas and staying in Barstow and some days in Victorville as Jim suggested. My fist target is to photograph any Crotalus I can find. As I said it would be great to meet some of you for herping (I wi...
by monspessulanus
February 3rd, 2012, 1:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need your help with Rattlesnake identification
Replies: 28
Views: 4885

Re: Need your help with Rattlesnake identification

Dear Herp-Members, The Beta-version of the Poster is finished: http://www.culebradelmaiz.com/identificator%20of%20california%20rattlesnakes%20beta.jpg Changes: 1) I have added also the distribution area of each Crotalus. 2) mitchelli and stephensi is represented by Crotalus mitchelli stephensi 3) Ca...
by monspessulanus
February 3rd, 2012, 5:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need your help with Rattlesnake identification
Replies: 28
Views: 4885

Re: Need your help with Rattlesnake identification

Changes of the poster: I will include Crotalus ruber, Crotalus oreganus helleri and Crotalus oreganus oreganus. I will take out Crotalus tigris and Crotalus molossus. How can I differentiate Crotalus ruber from Crotalus atrox? (Has Crotalus ruber different Head Scales or Tail Pattern?) Question Cro...
by monspessulanus
February 2nd, 2012, 4:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some questions about herping in California / Mojave Joshua T
Replies: 19
Views: 5647

Re: Some questions about herping in California / Mojave Josh

Dear Herp-Members, My plan is to create a poster with the most common rattlesnakes in California and how to identify them easily. The poster looks like this: LINK: http://www.culebradelmaiz.com/identificator%20of%20california%20rattlesnakes%20beta.jpg I have started with the differentiation of Crota...
by monspessulanus
February 2nd, 2012, 4:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need your help with Rattlesnake identification
Replies: 28
Views: 4885

Need your help with Rattlesnake identification

Dear Herp-Members, My plan is to create a poster with the most common rattlesnakes in California and how to identify them easily. The poster looks like this: LINK: http://www.culebradelmaiz.com/identificator%20of%20california%20rattlesnakes%20beta.jpg I have started with the differentiation of Crota...
by monspessulanus
February 2nd, 2012, 11:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some questions about herping in California / Mojave Joshua T
Replies: 19
Views: 5647

Re: Some questions about herping in California / Mojave Josh

Hi all, I have ordered following book from Amazon: Key to the Herpetofauna of the Continental United States and Canada It seems to be a good book. By the way I want to create a poster of California rattlesnakes showing the typical characteristics of each species, any help would be appreciated. Here ...
by monspessulanus
February 1st, 2012, 2:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some questions about herping in California / Mojave Joshua T
Replies: 19
Views: 5647

Re: Some questions about herping in California / Mojave Josh

are these spiders difficult to find?
by monspessulanus
February 1st, 2012, 2:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some questions about herping in California / Mojave Joshua T
Replies: 19
Views: 5647

Re: Some questions about herping in California / Mojave Josh

Think you are right; Barstow seems a good place for herping.
One question, near Barstow can be find the brown recluse also called violin spider and Black Widow?
Another interesting thing is that near this town there is a Park called Yarrow Ravine Rattlesnake Habitat Area.
by monspessulanus
February 1st, 2012, 12:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some questions about herping in California / Mojave Joshua T
Replies: 19
Views: 5647

Re: Some questions about herping in California / Mojave Josh

I think I will stay in some Hotel in the Town of Needles (http://www.cityofneedles.com/). Arizona is just next. Did somebody visit Needles? By the way I have bought two books for the trip: “Desert Snakes” from the author James W. Cornett and “50 common Reptiles & Amphibians of the Southwest”. These ...
by monspessulanus
January 30th, 2012, 12:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some questions about herping in California / Mojave Joshua T
Replies: 19
Views: 5647

Re: Some questions about herping in California / Mojave Josh

First of all thanks a lot for you answers. As I mentioned, I visited Mojave and Death Valley last February and it was a dream. Especially the Mojave Desert with all the Joshua trees is so beautiful. So my plan is to visit Mojave again at the end of April beginning of Mai. I will rent a car in Las Ve...
by monspessulanus
January 29th, 2012, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some questions about herping in California / Mojave Joshua T
Replies: 19
Views: 5647

Some questions about herping in California / Mojave Joshua T

Dear Members, My name is Frank and I live in Spain. I like to go herping in Europe, if you want to see some of my Herp-photos please visit my webpage http://www.culebradelmaiz.com/herpfotos.htm , I would appreciate any feedback. If you are planning to visit Spain for herping you can contact me (info...