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by Correcamino
May 23rd, 2013, 10:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EDB-like WDBs?
Replies: 25
Views: 5118

Re: EDB-like WDBs?

Brett, I still think that may be a far eastern "desert phase" ruber. Really has that "lucasensis" look.(If ruber and atrox aren't really the same. lol, the only work that was done was from atrox inmainland Sonora, and ruber from directly across the gulf, lots of water between them. No work has been ...
by Correcamino
April 21st, 2013, 4:15 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: C.ruber or C.atrox
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

Re: C.ruber or C.atrox

I'm waiting for a truely complete DNA workup across the range. The only comparisons that have been done were on atrox from mainland Sonora and rubers across the gulf in Baja, with lots of water and eons between them. Not what I call a thorough study. However, I fully believe in Socal there could sti...
by Correcamino
March 2nd, 2013, 11:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kwa-Zulu Natal. A few pictures from a herping trip to SA.
Replies: 26
Views: 9385

Re: Kwa-Zulu Natal. A few pictures from a herping trip to SA

Wow, great post with awesome animals. Loved all the reptiles, what caught my eye the most though was the Nyala! Very cool!

Rich
by Correcamino
February 21st, 2013, 8:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Riverside 2/2
Replies: 19
Views: 1802

Re: Western Riverside 2/2

Great job guys! He's a nice one! Nichoas' photography is really coming along! Now I'm jonesing to come see some rubers, but probably won't make it this year. They will always be one of my favorite snakes, I never tire of seeing them.

Rich
by Correcamino
October 27th, 2012, 12:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handful of shots from 2012. NV, AZ, CA.
Replies: 22
Views: 4293

Re: Handful of shots from 2012. NV, AZ, CA.

Good stuff Jason, was a good year of snakes and beer, lol. I still see you and Blake passed out in the back of the truck with your legs dangling off the tailgate in 30 degree weather, lol. And the dent in my door will always remind me to keep them shut when Blake is around! :lol: Can't wait for our ...
by Correcamino
August 24th, 2012, 3:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Arizona 2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3052

Re: Northern Arizona 2012

Great stuff Paul! I have to admit, for the first couple of years after I left my Hometown of Tucson to move to Flagstaff, I was kicking myself in the head (when I wasn't to tired friom shoveling snow), but now I feel it's the place to be and I ain't leavin'! Jimi, There are milks all over the rez., ...
by Correcamino
August 9th, 2012, 8:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June and July- White Sands, West Texas, Arizona.
Replies: 42
Views: 12604

Re: June and July- White Sands, West Texas, Arizona.

As usual, great post with some steller photogrphy Bill! That head shot of the garter in the water is fantastic! Was a blast herpin' with ya, sorry ya didn't get your tiger!
But, ya have to leave something for next time, lol.
Saludos,

Rich
by Correcamino
August 9th, 2012, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fun with photographing buzztails
Replies: 18
Views: 2699

Re: Fun with photographing buzztails

Great finds Josh, especially love the winder pic!

:thumb:

Cheers,

Rich
by Correcamino
August 9th, 2012, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Critical Evidence
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

Re: Critical Evidence

Gotta agree with Aaron. Anything east of the Sasabe road gets too much frost for boas. If there are any in Az. they are at the extreme southern end of the Baboquivaris and points west, all in the southern part of the Tohono 'Odum Rez. These areas are the closest I have seen to Mexicos's tropical tho...
by Correcamino
July 1st, 2012, 12:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Re: ID Help

Yeah, the ones near the lake often have bright coloring, lots of oranges, pinks and yellows. I like the ones from the pale sandy areas south of the lake. They are often a variety of pastels, very faded pinks to white. Some reallly beautiful snakes. "Out of curiosity, how far north do the Sonorans co...
by Correcamino
June 30th, 2012, 5:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Re: ID Help

Hey Thom, They are deserticola there, probably just a little more pallid than what you are used to seeing. I have seen some absolute beauties from there! Snakes from that area are kinda like Pituophis deppei, babies are rather boring in appearance and they just get better as they grow. The big five ...
by Correcamino
June 25th, 2012, 7:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lutosus and some friends.
Replies: 11
Views: 2533

Re: Lutosus and some friends.

Great stuff Jason! :thumb:

Watch out for aliens out there!

Rich
by Correcamino
June 15th, 2012, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring! (Crote heavy as per usual).
Replies: 33
Views: 9079

Re: Spring! (Crote heavy as per usual).

As always, fantastic post and steller photography Bill! I had been on vacation and viewing this on my phone but it would have taken me about three days to type a comment on the phone, lol. Looks even better on the big screen though! :thumb:
Saludos!,

Rich
by Correcamino
June 11th, 2012, 1:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Learning to take photos
Replies: 46
Views: 5061

Re: Learning to take photos

Good work guys! FYI, a little update on pyros. They have been split into two species (Bryson et. al), L. pyromelana basically occurs from the Mogollon Rim north, and everything south is L. knoblochi. I have to fully agree with their findings from over forty years as a pyromaniac,lol, , I have caught...
by Correcamino
May 30th, 2012, 9:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Arizona herps
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: Some Arizona herps

Bill's gut instinct is correct, it's (S. tristichus). Nice series Tonia!
by Correcamino
May 25th, 2012, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Learning to take photos
Replies: 46
Views: 5061

Re: Learning to take photos

One thing for you guys to consider is getting a basic photoshop program. They are pretty much a must with digital photography. One thing to remember is to.. NEVER.. run your original photo thru photoshop, just opening it and closing reduces file size and you lose information. Store the original as a...
by Correcamino
May 24th, 2012, 7:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road hunting blues
Replies: 17
Views: 2330

Re: Road hunting blues

And to add to what Brian and Bryan said... yes, I totally forgot that part about staying out late. Funny, in the sonoran desert, 86 degrees would be great for atrox, in extreme northwest Az. and southern NV, no way. I do regularily see rattlers out at 0230 -0430 in the Vegas, Searchlight, Laughlin, ...
by Correcamino
May 24th, 2012, 7:08 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: What are you most proud of?
Replies: 36
Views: 5904

Re: What are you most proud of?

I don't know if it would be my Blacktail Rattlesnakes, simply cause I think thery're purty... http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5247/5298063826_4cc7cc3c8b_z.jpg http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6137/6002483636_ff8decc6b2_z.jpg http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6176/6223643213_39201158d7_z.jpg or successfully b...
by Correcamino
May 24th, 2012, 6:53 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Captive crotalid question
Replies: 7
Views: 1882

Re: Captive crotalid question

Hard to say as to when she would show, in the occasional Spring breeding it would probably be around late June/July when it was really noticeble, in late summer breedings the females retain sperm and then ovulate/utilize the stored sperm in the Spring, they usually start showing good around May. My ...
by Correcamino
May 22nd, 2012, 7:48 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Captive crotalid question
Replies: 7
Views: 1882

Re: Captive crotalid question

Probably is musk. The breeding season for adamanteus is mainly in late summer. A male in a cage with a female will probbaly try to court/breed her regardless of season, but she is most likely to tail whip and musk to reject his advances. Just from my past experience breeding several crote species, I...
by Correcamino
May 21st, 2012, 12:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road hunting blues
Replies: 17
Views: 2330

Re: Road hunting blues

Mohave is tough! I drive from Flagstaff to Las Vegas and back every night (2,000 miles a week), 6:00 Pm_6:00 Am, been doing it for the last 23 years, lol. Jerry had some great advice about cold fronts. Nights that would be awesome in the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts are often fruitless in the Moha...
by Correcamino
May 21st, 2012, 12:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question for all you AZ natives
Replies: 14
Views: 1743

Re: Question for all you AZ natives

For snakes anyway, I find the outflow boundry (wind and the smell of geosine*) just preceding a storm to be best, snakes move like crazy. Right after a storm while it is wet is usually isn't too productive unless it is the first rain or two in the season, then snakes will be out immediately to drink...
by Correcamino
May 18th, 2012, 11:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question for all you AZ natives
Replies: 14
Views: 1743

Re: Question for all you AZ natives

I think I would stick with the night time hiking/cruising. Even here in Flagstaff, june is hot and dry and very tough to find snakes unless you want to find a jillion wandering garter snakes by any body of water. At slightly lower elevations (~5000-600 ft.) you can find snakes at sunrise and just be...
by Correcamino
May 16th, 2012, 9:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Learning to take photos
Replies: 46
Views: 5061

Re: Learning to take photos

Hey Josh, I would use the macro (Flower) setting for all those shots. I always use it up to five feet, sometimes more. I both Frodamans and your photos I noctice you both have very shallow depth of field which still makes me think you are shooting too close. The washed out look also makes me think t...
by Correcamino
May 15th, 2012, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Learning to take photos
Replies: 46
Views: 5061

Re: Learning to take photos

Naw, manual on tha tcamera SUCKS!, lol. I use auto focus for almost everything. The only thing I like manual for is on my DSLR when using my 100-400 at full extension, I seem to get better pics with manual.

CC
by Correcamino
May 14th, 2012, 10:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Learning to take photos
Replies: 46
Views: 5061

Re: Learning to take photos

Thanks Jeff, it was a good camera back when I bought it. It's 8 MP and ran me around $900.00. Funny thing now is that with updated tecnology, very cheap cameras take even better quality pics. I bought my wife a little Olympus thing that s lke a fat credit card for $169.00 It's 12 MP and can take eve...
by Correcamino
May 12th, 2012, 1:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Learning to take photos
Replies: 46
Views: 5061

Re: Learning to take photos

Dave made a good point and I guess I should have clarified a little better, on my old point and shoot (Olympus C8080) when I switched it into "Super Macro", the camera would automatically set the lens at the ideal focal length, which just happened to be the sweet spot for the camera. I would switch ...
by Correcamino
May 9th, 2012, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baby Speck day
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

Re: Baby Speck day

Post subject: Re: Baby Speck day hellihooks wrote: Too early to be this years... and can rattle... last years crop. going on a year old. Not much prettier than small specks... Nice! jim So rattlesnakes don't breed in the fall? Some (but not many really) breed in teh fall. The great majority of spec...
by Correcamino
May 5th, 2012, 12:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Learning to take photos
Replies: 46
Views: 5061

Re: Learning to take photos

Another thing I see very frequently with point and shoots is the photgrapher trying to get too close to the subject. This often results in the subject being blurry and the area behind the subject being in focus (Uta in pic # 2 for example). This gives the exact same effect as when you bring somethin...
by Correcamino
April 28th, 2012, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nebraska and Kansas Pit Vipers w/ a taste of Black Ratsnake
Replies: 9
Views: 2300

Re: Nebraska and Kansas Pit Vipers w/ a taste of Black Ratsn

mikethalman wrote: Has anyone dis-proved that timbers use the same den for life? Has there been any relocation sucess? I don't think this needs to be disproved, obviously there will be exceptions. I have personally radiotracked a timber that denned in a different location than he had the year befor...
by Correcamino
April 28th, 2012, 7:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Exploring Death Valley National Park – April 2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4055

Re: Exploring Death Valley National Park – April 2012

Awesome post man! Brendna and I drive right by death valley every year. No more! I didn't realize there was so much landscape/habitat variety!

Thanks for taking us there!

Rich
by Correcamino
April 20th, 2012, 2:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mixed delights
Replies: 8
Views: 1656

Re: Mixed delights

Great stuff! :thumb:

Cheers,

Rich
by Correcamino
April 17th, 2012, 4:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A trip to Arizona
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: A trip to Arizona

The toad looks like a Great Plains (A. cognatus) to me. Red Spots are generally much smaller and have small round paratoids.

And atrox are never boring! Even if you live in teh middle of them, lol.

Cheers,

CC
by Correcamino
April 1st, 2012, 12:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Whiptail ID help
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: Whiptail ID help

Yep! :)
by Correcamino
March 28th, 2012, 8:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chuckwalla range in southern Arizona.
Replies: 9
Views: 1876

Re: Chuckwalla range in southern Arizona.

They are in the Silverbells, or at least they were, lol, haven't been there sicne the early 1970's, thats the closest I have ever seen them to Tucson. It was well know though, at least by the Uof A / desert Museaum guys.

CC
by Correcamino
March 26th, 2012, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This weekend - Atrox Behavioral Encounter and Lizard ID
Replies: 10
Views: 1227

Re: This weekend - Atrox Behavioral Encounter and Lizard ID

It's Urosaurus ornatus. I have seen a few like that over the years, almost always females.
by Correcamino
March 25th, 2012, 1:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This weekend - Atrox Behavioral Encounter and Lizard ID
Replies: 10
Views: 1227

Re: This weekend - Atrox Behavioral Encounter and Lizard ID

Now THAT'S the way to do rattlesnake photos! :thumb:

CC
by Correcamino
March 25th, 2012, 1:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Country Records for the US
Replies: 181
Views: 86063

Re: Possible Country Records for the US

On milks: Cole: I believe Williams was confusing ruthveni for arcifera... or am I confusing authors. Anyway, in my opinion, sinaloa, nelsoni and arcifera are different color extremes of the same thing. Real arcifera tend to have complete black crossovers, sometimes you can barely see red on them. N...
by Correcamino
March 21st, 2012, 7:30 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: So what breeding plans do y'all have for 2012?
Replies: 62
Views: 11987

Re: So what breeding plans do y'all have for 2012?

Long long ago..... I returned from a trip to Mexico and found one crawling across my bedroom floor. We had held a couple for photos and I guess one wscaped and crawled into my dirty clothes bag and then was dumped into the laundry pile when I got home. Anyway, it ate slugs from my garden until winte...
by Correcamino
March 20th, 2012, 8:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first rattlesnake of the year...
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: My first rattlesnake of the year...

Good spot Terry!

Rich
by Correcamino
March 20th, 2012, 8:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Making Lemonade in New Mexico & Arizona - lots of pics
Replies: 60
Views: 23915

Re: Making Lemonade in New Mexico & Arizona - lots of pics

Great post with some awesome animals York! When I read the title I thought "Lemonade?!! Yeah, right! There's gonna be some Bloody Mary's in here somewhere!" You didn't disappoint, lol.

Very sorry to hear about your mom,

Cheers,

Rich
by Correcamino
March 15th, 2012, 7:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Country Records for the US
Replies: 181
Views: 86063

Re: Possible Country Records for the US

Chris G., It's been a few years since we talked about it, but I'd like to hear more on your thoughts on milks making it up some of those more mesic canyons/valleys from Sonora and Chihuahua. I've heard reports of a more " arcifera -looking" form found further inland than the typical sinaloae from t...
by Correcamino
March 15th, 2012, 7:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First reptile of the season!
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: First reptile of the season!

As far as I know they are not displacing anything or competing (much anyway) with any other species. The only thing they seem to co-exist with are Tree lizards, and being tree lizards are diurnal and the geckos are nocturnal, and therefore seem to have slightly differing prey items, they don't seem ...
by Correcamino
March 10th, 2012, 12:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ Legislature Proposes to Ban Keeping Native Wildlife
Replies: 21
Views: 2716

Re: AZ Legislature Proposes to Ban Keeping Native Wildlife

No apologies neccessary Jimi, we appreciate the input. Actually, from all personel that I have ever talked to, AZGF is on our side and out to protect our rights as currently recognized, as long as it doesn't jeopardize the future of any particular species in the wild. I don't think there is any prob...
by Correcamino
March 10th, 2012, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question: Snakes and desert washes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Re: Question: Snakes and desert washes?

Both are used depending on time of year. Hibernation and Spring basking are on the hillsides. During the heat of the summer cold air drops to the washes. In the hot low desert areas reptiles can become particularily concentrated in washes. A very common thing I have noticed in herpers. If they happe...
by Correcamino
March 9th, 2012, 11:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introduction, plus some photos
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: Introduction, plus some photos

Cool stuff! Looks like you got a nice little lutosus den there. Hope to see more from it!

Welcome to the forum!

CC
by Correcamino
March 7th, 2012, 7:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Legislature Proposed Ban on NIGHT Hunting
Replies: 20
Views: 2278

Re: Arizona Legislature Proposed Ban on NIGHT Hunting

Is this the same guy who tried to pass a similar bill a couple years back with a female legislator as a co-author? If it is the same, she was the one who withdrew and recommended against the proposal once she was advised on how redundant the verbage was and saw that AZGF alerady had things well in h...
by Correcamino
March 7th, 2012, 6:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ Legislature Proposes to Ban Keeping Native Wildlife
Replies: 21
Views: 2716

Re: AZ Legislature Proposes to Ban Keeping Native Wildlife

OK, I guess I read it too fast the first time, lol, I see what Kris is saying about subsection "C". But, still smell a rat, there is absolutely no purpose for introducing this bill unless a little bird is chirping in the commissions ear about changing the current list or closing the season on live t...
by Correcamino
March 7th, 2012, 6:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ Legislature Proposes to Ban Keeping Native Wildlife
Replies: 21
Views: 2716

Re: AZ Legislature Proposes to Ban Keeping Native Wildlife

AZGF currently lists ALL venomous reptiles as restricted wildlife, and one may not keep restricted wildlife except as permited by (put in subsection here) and the open seasons on non-protected venomous, which therefore allows us to keep native venomous. I believe the legislation would make it illega...
by Correcamino
March 6th, 2012, 7:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Helleri catching some sun.
Replies: 12
Views: 1770

Re: Helleri catching some sun.

Very cool! We don't get to see many pics of insitu helleri just chilling in natural settings (meaning non-AC situations/not flipped )

Good work :thumb:

RIch