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by -EJ
September 11th, 2013, 12:49 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herplit
Replies: 24
Views: 9935

Re: Herplit

True collectors like the touch and feel of the printed material (even your material, Brian). I suspec it is going to bite many in the ass who think digital is the way to go.
by -EJ
July 18th, 2013, 8:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #57 - Japan
Replies: 29
Views: 8236

Re: China post #56 - Japan

I wish I had your poor life. Tell me you don't lead a charmed life. I susupect you believe you do. The toilet... been there... didn't do that. No... far from it. I lead a poor life.... yeah, maybe had I looked at the toilet a little bit longer I would have thought better. but since the one button sa...
by -EJ
July 18th, 2013, 8:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #57 - Japan
Replies: 29
Views: 8236

Re: China post #56 - Japan

Tell me you don't lead a charmed life. I susupect you believe you do.

The toilet... been there... didn't do that.
by -EJ
July 3rd, 2013, 9:54 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herplit
Replies: 24
Views: 9935

Re: Herplit

I still use a dumbphone... and only for work.

I do love the technology... but I'm going to hold on for as long as I can.
by -EJ
July 3rd, 2013, 9:17 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herplit
Replies: 24
Views: 9935

Re: Herplit

You and me both... For the older books and papers there is nothing like the feel of the history behind the printed litterature. Again... with the digital material (which I love)... what do you do when the power goes out... oh... I know... read a book. I love the convenience of the digital format but...
by -EJ
June 27th, 2013, 7:05 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herplit
Replies: 24
Views: 9935

Re: Herplit

You hit on two important points... Digital media is accessable right now... and I love it. ...but when the power goes down...or the technology changes... it's worthless. Last week the power was out at our house for 4 hours. We expect that during hurricanes (4 hours times 50), but not on a pleasant s...
by -EJ
June 26th, 2013, 8:21 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herplit
Replies: 24
Views: 9935

Re: Herplit

I hope most see what you are saying. you can't replace concrete. The printed word on paper is forever... if you take care of it... digital... has to follow the technology. I am well aware that hard copies will not go away. I have books that are nearly 400 years old - still very readable with no extr...
by -EJ
June 22nd, 2013, 4:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oman, June 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5911

Re: Oman, June 2013

David, Thanks much. Hello EJ, Yes, the trip was for photography. I wanted to find a few more herps that I missed on my first visit in Feb (winter). In October, I plan to spend two weeks touring the southern portion of Oman with a friend of mine from AZ. We will be too late for the monsoon (June to A...
by -EJ
June 19th, 2013, 2:46 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herplit
Replies: 24
Views: 9935

Re: Herplit

Actually... desktop publishing has put out some really good books but I do see what Breck is trying to say. What Breck doesn't seem to see is that the hard copy can never be replaced. The younguns will see this as time goes on. I have programs from my first Mac... Mac read and write... transylvania....
by -EJ
June 17th, 2013, 1:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oman, June 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5911

Re: Oman, June 2013

That sounds absolutely amazing. I would have changed my schedule given the opportunity to sit down with a family. Did you go there just for the herping and photography? Thanks, EJ. Oman and the UAE are perfectly safe and the people are so friendly. As an example, one night I was spotlighting in the ...
by -EJ
June 16th, 2013, 6:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oman, June 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5911

Re: Oman, June 2013

Posts like this are insane. It just totally boggles my mind how casual it seems. The photography is excellent. I never realized that there was such gecko diversity in that area.

Can I ask what situation took you to that area? Did you feel safe?
by -EJ
June 13th, 2013, 12:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ethical Education Question
Replies: 28
Views: 3659

Re: Ethical Education Question

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww140/EJPirog/Like_zps1c12dd54.jpg ... not only is the captivity necessary for the herp to continue living (thus ethical)... Just to be clear, although a few people here might think otherwise, I and a great many other people believe there is nothing whatsoever une...
by -EJ
June 3rd, 2013, 5:10 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Herplit
Replies: 24
Views: 9935

Herplit

Breck, Why are you closing shop?
by -EJ
June 3rd, 2013, 12:25 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Mexico Guides
Replies: 20
Views: 7191

Re: Mexico Guides

I guess we will have to agree to disagree and leave it at that... again.
by -EJ
June 2nd, 2013, 4:43 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Mexico Guides
Replies: 20
Views: 7191

Re: Mexico Guides

He had every right to... and totally out of character... I guess I'm showing my age... and you... yours. I suspect there is an alterior motive to your comments. The thread was not hijacked... but added to... as any thread should be. I'm wondering which herper did not get their start in book collecti...
by -EJ
June 2nd, 2013, 3:50 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Mexico Guides
Replies: 20
Views: 7191

Re: Mexico Guides

I'm wondering which herper did not get their start in book collecting from Breck or Eric... I'm surprised he spoke up... and rightfully so. Shame on you Gerry. No one actually said the books were shrink-wrapped. I was the one who brought up shrink-wrapping, as I assumed that's what Tim meant when he...
by -EJ
May 27th, 2013, 8:14 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Mexico Guides
Replies: 20
Views: 7191

Re: Mexico Guides

I know but I've never seen any of that series shrink wrapped... just bein' an arse.
gbin wrote:You know, EJ, the shrink wrap that some books come in to protect them from store shelf wear.

Gerry
by -EJ
May 27th, 2013, 4:22 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Mexico Guides
Replies: 20
Views: 7191

Re: Mexico Guides

in the wrapper?
by -EJ
May 27th, 2013, 4:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kingsnake
Replies: 18
Views: 3474

Re: Kingsnake

... I concur.
ricrabt wrote:Its in it's second or third year. There are aberrant kings around but this one is the coolest Ive found so far...
by -EJ
May 21st, 2013, 1:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fossil Hunting
Replies: 7
Views: 2039

Re: Fossil Hunting

Thanks.
dery wrote:No trilobites. One or two types of shell fossils, and other tube shaped invert fossils.
by -EJ
May 21st, 2013, 9:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fossil Hunting
Replies: 7
Views: 2039

Re: Fossil Hunting

You also found trilobites?... where they whole?
dery wrote:One or two. The bodyparts were seperated and scattered with a few other inverts.
by -EJ
May 21st, 2013, 8:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fossil Hunting
Replies: 7
Views: 2039

Re: Fossil Hunting

North AL then. Any heads.
dery wrote:Mostly crinoids.
by -EJ
May 21st, 2013, 4:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fossil Hunting
Replies: 7
Views: 2039

Re: Fossil Hunting

What fossils did you find?
by -EJ
May 10th, 2013, 3:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas: animal cruelty and neglect report
Replies: 62
Views: 9566

Re: Texas: animal cruelty and neglect report

I'm pretty sure that the any chemical cycle in herps is highly affected by temperature... Why would freezing be considered by many to be a humane way to put down a herp. I would think that the availability of the ions and the activity of the ion pumps are highly reliant on temperature were herps are...
by -EJ
May 10th, 2013, 3:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas: animal cruelty and neglect report
Replies: 62
Views: 9566

Re: Texas: animal cruelty and neglect report

VanAR... I notice that you keep saying that the metamolism in a reptile is not directly related to the pain cycle... aren't the chemicals directly responsible for the pain governed by the reptiles metabolic rate...
by -EJ
May 10th, 2013, 12:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas: animal cruelty and neglect report
Replies: 62
Views: 9566

Re: Texas: animal cruelty and neglect report

I always thought that the metabolism of a reptile is directly related to temperature...
by -EJ
May 9th, 2013, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas: animal cruelty and neglect report
Replies: 62
Views: 9566

Re: Texas: animal cruelty and neglect report

I think so... Hey... enlighten me. ummm... am I mistaken? It's no secret. Herps are poikilotherms... metabolism is based on temperature. It's a pretty simple concept. Todays veterinary medicine seems to be hinged on anthropmorphism and not actual science... I could be wrong... Is pain related to met...
by -EJ
May 9th, 2013, 7:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas: animal cruelty and neglect report
Replies: 62
Views: 9566

Re: Texas: animal cruelty and neglect report

ummm... am I mistaken?

It's no secret. Herps are poikilotherms... metabolism is based on temperature. It's a pretty simple concept. Todays veterinary medicine seems to be hinged on anthropmorphism and not actual science... I could be wrong...
by -EJ
May 9th, 2013, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas: animal cruelty and neglect report
Replies: 62
Views: 9566

Re: Texas: animal cruelty and neglect report

I believe that as temperature drops metabolism drops to the point it becomes painless.

Vets believe that freezing crystalizes body tissue which, in humans/mammals they think is painful.

John Vanek wrote:
-EJ wrote: You know current thinking among vets is that freezing is inhumane... I disagree.
Why?
by -EJ
May 9th, 2013, 6:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas: animal cruelty and neglect report
Replies: 62
Views: 9566

Re: Texas: animal cruelty and neglect report

Unfortunately... some of those diseases spread throughout a collection long before any outward signs develope... I know. You know current thinking among vets is that freezing is inhumane... I disagree. i love a good debate, however, i will chime in on one point. i don't keep snakes, but if i did, i ...
by -EJ
May 2nd, 2013, 9:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nerodia aggression
Replies: 20
Views: 3196

Re: Nerodia aggression

That's what she said...
Kelly Mc wrote:Maybe you just dont have the touch.

heh.
by -EJ
May 2nd, 2013, 8:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nerodia aggression
Replies: 20
Views: 3196

Re: Nerodia aggression

I'm sorry... I beg to differ. Nerodia have to be the most nastiest animals in the world... barring female H. sapiens.
by -EJ
May 1st, 2013, 1:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Does this bite look real? "Bear Grylls's Producer"
Replies: 20
Views: 7412

Re: Does this bite look real? "Bear Grylls's Producer"

You know... I heard that works... I saw it in a Gunsmoke
episode.
jimoo742 wrote:Eh, just rub some dirt on it.
by -EJ
May 1st, 2013, 12:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Does this bite look real? "Bear Grylls's Producer"
Replies: 20
Views: 7412

Re: Does this bite look real? "Bear Grylls's Producer"

I wish him the best.
jdustin wrote:He seems concerned about losing the foot as well. He mentioned on twitter that his foot was "trying to decide if it wants to pursue a solo career".
I shot the pic to my brother (a foot surgeon who's done many amputations), cause I'm curious what his take will be.
by -EJ
May 1st, 2013, 12:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Does this bite look real? "Bear Grylls's Producer"
Replies: 20
Views: 7412

Re: Does this bite look real? "Bear Grylls's Producer"

Totally disagree. What you see as pink should be red. It's my opinion and I hope I'm wrong. If it is... I can't see any reason how that foot can be saved. That foot is totally salvageable. The tendons are the white bits you see and they look intact. There has been extensive loss of skin and subcutan...
by -EJ
May 1st, 2013, 10:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Does this bite look real? "Bear Grylls's Producer"
Replies: 20
Views: 7412

Re: Does this bite look real? "Bear Grylls's Producer"

If it is... I can't see any reason how that foot can be saved.
by -EJ
April 29th, 2013, 9:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best hour ever in SoCal makes for a very nice day
Replies: 20
Views: 5020

Re: Best hour ever in SoCal makes for a very nice day

That's cool.

hellihooks wrote:that's fine... you absolutely have the right to think that. I don't want to derail Jonathan's post any further... :roll: peace out... jim
by -EJ
April 29th, 2013, 9:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best hour ever in SoCal makes for a very nice day
Replies: 20
Views: 5020

Re: Best hour ever in SoCal makes for a very nice day

I would have to beg to differ. I don't think it is in any way close to a 'typical' coastal Rosy. I happen to like it to an extreme. You were super lucky. That Coastal Rosy would have been a keeper. I think it's very unusual and nice for the locality. Nice post. As Coastal Rosys go... that one is at ...
by -EJ
April 29th, 2013, 7:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best hour ever in SoCal makes for a very nice day
Replies: 20
Views: 5020

Re: Best hour ever in SoCal makes for a very nice day

You were super lucky.

That Coastal Rosy would have been a keeper. I think it's very unusual and nice for the locality.

Nice post.
by -EJ
April 17th, 2013, 8:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Earless Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)
Replies: 41
Views: 9529

Re: Bornean Earless Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)

Seems like those photos have caused quite a stir. I'm willing to bet we are going to see more.
by -EJ
April 8th, 2013, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip to South Texas
Replies: 12
Views: 3120

Re: Trip to South Texas

Stunning photography.
by -EJ
April 8th, 2013, 7:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Found in Iowa... not by me :(
Replies: 21
Views: 2944

Re: Found in Iowa... not by me :(

I'm pretty sure there was a thread on the FHF about a basement that was used as a major denning site in the winter for fox snakes. That is really cool. I'll bet the guy is kicking himself in the arse as he learns more about what he had...
by -EJ
February 28th, 2013, 2:17 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 414876

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

I saw it as ironic... but warranted. It's a good topic that really has no ending.
chad ks wrote:
-EJ wrote:I had a good giggle when I read who bumped this...
chad ks wrote:bump. :beer:
…glad it wasn't the bad kind.
by -EJ
February 28th, 2013, 1:13 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 414876

Re: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)

I had a good giggle when I read who bumped this...
chad ks wrote:bump. :beer:
by -EJ
February 27th, 2013, 1:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego Herpers - Help me find a Cal King?
Replies: 7
Views: 1854

Re: San Diego Herpers - Help me find a Cal King?

No harm in that... you do meet the occasional nonparanoid herper who is willing and kind enough to take you around. Your screen name does look familiar on this forum. I do know where Hubbs board lines if you'd like to know... Well...I do think the SD gophers aren't the prettiest pits around, but I w...
by -EJ
February 5th, 2013, 4:10 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Looking for a children's book about parasites
Replies: 14
Views: 5061

Re: Looking for a children's book about parasites

That's bizzare... exactly what you were looking for. You've got a point, there; I generally try a bit harder to avoid giving a child a gift that's too simple than one that that's too complex, especially if the child seems unusually capable in a relevant way (e.g. giving a book to a voracious reader ...
by -EJ
December 30th, 2012, 6:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My yard is infested with herpetofauna!
Replies: 34
Views: 6593

Re: My yard is infested with herpetofauna!

First response... you fkn dick. To put it into context... you are in heaven and you know it and are flaunting it. What the hell... I'd do the same. That is fantastic to an extreme.
by -EJ
November 28th, 2012, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Carolina Critters
Replies: 28
Views: 4715

Re: Some Carolina Critters

That's what I thought and that was my point.
Mike VanValen wrote:A wild Fox lives an average of 2 to 3 years. Great photos as usual! The "Duck on Face" had me laughing.
by -EJ
November 28th, 2012, 5:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Carolina Critters
Replies: 28
Views: 4715

Re: Some Carolina Critters

That is so cool with the fox. I wonder what their lifespan is. I did enjoy your photos... keep em coming. Damn... you're good. What kind of equipment are you using?... I know that has little to do with the shots you posted. The fox... how close were you and why is the ear bloody? You either took tho...
by -EJ
November 28th, 2012, 4:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Carolina Critters
Replies: 28
Views: 4715

Re: Some Carolina Critters

Damn... you're good. What kind of equipment are you using?... I know that has little to do with the shots you posted. The fox... how close were you and why is the ear bloody? You either took thousands of shots to get most of those... or... you are seriously good.

I really enjoyed the photos.