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by MuayThaipan
May 9th, 2013, 7:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ethics question about copperheads.
Replies: 19
Views: 5517

Ethics question about copperheads.

This time of year the copperhead surge begins. I have to take a lot of them away from people's homes. The question then becomes "what the hell do I do with them now?". I know the studies about the survival rates of relocated snakes are dismal. But what do you do? I've had years where there have been...
by MuayThaipan
April 29th, 2013, 5:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copperhead morphs
Replies: 18
Views: 6375

Re: Copperhead morphs

That spotted morph is common in a certain mountain in Ky I had 2 I collected but unfortunately both where males its apparently a co-Dom trait as well would be neat to see what to bred together would produce.
by MuayThaipan
April 20th, 2013, 6:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I Diddnt think this was possible.
Replies: 11
Views: 2516

Re: I Diddnt think this was possible.

I'll tell you what I know. Tom Crutchfield posted it on Facebook, then a guy that had seen the snake said it was in fact a cross and the only resultant offspring of the pairing. It has no rattle but a short stubby tail. This is the extant of my knowledge on this specimen.
by MuayThaipan
April 20th, 2013, 4:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I Diddnt think this was possible.
Replies: 11
Views: 2516

I Diddnt think this was possible.

Something I would have said was impossible before yesterday!
Timber rattlerXCopperhead cross.
Not my photo.
Discuss.


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by MuayThaipan
March 19th, 2013, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You're invited! Herp Survey in Southern Florida
Replies: 13
Views: 1573

Re: You're invited! Herp Survey in Southern Florida

I dont know if im a nafha nember or not but if you accept me i can be a great asset to the team. Can i come? :beer:
by MuayThaipan
February 5th, 2013, 7:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Talk about your envenomations.
Replies: 41
Views: 5648

Re: Talk about your envenomations.

Well at 14 my female copper had 8 neonates according to my notes she was gravid when I got her. I bred them myself at 16 that was also the year I bred my first dusky pygmies and got my first elapid which was a Rhinkals (Hemachatus haemachatus). I lived with my grandmother at the time who knew nothin...
by MuayThaipan
February 5th, 2013, 2:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Talk about your envenomations.
Replies: 41
Views: 5648

Re: Talk about your envenomations.

Agree that should have been a poll option can I add it somehow?
by MuayThaipan
February 4th, 2013, 8:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Talk about your envenomations.
Replies: 41
Views: 5648

Re: Talk about your envenomations.

Sure any time theres been venom injected counts some of the weirdest symptoms I've ever had was from an African giant cranial horned baboon spider. It paralysed me legs for like 25 minutes but put me in a euphoric state where it seems perfectly normal that my legs diddnt work, did not have a care in...
by MuayThaipan
February 4th, 2013, 7:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Talk about your envenomations.
Replies: 41
Views: 5648

Talk about your envenomations.

In the course of my 16 years breeding and handling venomous reptiles I've taken 2 bites from A.c. mokasens. One was a neonate and one was from a 30 inch adult male which was a feeding response bite took both fangs in the area between thumb and forefinger with one fang entering a vein (that was fun)....
by MuayThaipan
January 20th, 2013, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few herps, Southern Taiwan
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Re: A few herps, Southern Taiwan

It appears that the krait is eating something. Any idea what it was or what it was doing the throat is clearly distended.
by MuayThaipan
January 9th, 2013, 7:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Bit of Utah
Replies: 23
Views: 4695

Re: A Little Bit of Utah

I'll be in Utah as part of my walkabout in late June/early July near Provo looking for rubbber boas if you'd like to get together I'll be all over the state from Moab onward. See next May I'm loading up a bedroll and a pop up tent and heading out on my motorcycle basically doing a "Big Year" but wit...
by MuayThaipan
December 27th, 2012, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Has anyone ever found a slender glass lizard in Ky?
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Has anyone ever found a slender glass lizard in Ky?

Well the title pretty much covers it but according to the range maps I spend considerable time in there range and have never seen any sign of one. Are they rare or just really cryptic? Phil do you know anything about them in Ky?
by MuayThaipan
December 23rd, 2012, 9:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bluegrass Random - 7 Dec 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2332

Re: Bluegrass Random - 7 Dec 2012

You other Ky boys are missing out you need to get down here and see me if you wanna see some eastern Ky snakes!
by MuayThaipan
December 13th, 2012, 9:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yellow-bellied Sea Snake coins are now available...
Replies: 18
Views: 4892

Re: Costa Rica Sea Snake Adventure

It took my a while to find the nasal openings on that Pelamis . It seems the openings are actually on the internasal scales, that's a pretty cool adaptation for an incredible animal. Hard to believe there's a snake that lives a totally pelagic life in the open ocean, it would be awesome to do a tele...
by MuayThaipan
December 12th, 2012, 6:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lisinopril
Replies: 11
Views: 2308

Re: Lisinopril

It was a compound synthysed from Bothrops moojeni if memory serves. Or posibly B.jararacussu. Look up all the drugs that have been made from Calloselasma rhodostoma. When I was volunteering at the krz a german drug country sent them like 300 of them once they Synthised the compound and no longer nee...
by MuayThaipan
November 20th, 2012, 9:47 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...
Replies: 87
Views: 60697

Re: Glades Herp Boys in deep trouble...

If the other your referring to Kelly, is Phil Peak, Phil is highly respected in his field as well as his state and this board. The other one, this ugh has not proven himself.
by MuayThaipan
November 11th, 2012, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who else here has been bitten by a Venomous Snake?
Replies: 47
Views: 5667

Re: Who else here has been bitten by a Venomous Snake?

Any venomous snakebite is potentially life/limb threatening so please don't take this as though I'm saying baby Pygmy bites aren't potentially very serious events, there's always to many variables to generalize but all of mine where comparable to wasp stings except a few that felt more like stings f...
by MuayThaipan
November 11th, 2012, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who else here has been bitten by a Venomous Snake?
Replies: 47
Views: 5667

Re: Who else here has been bitten by a Venomous Snake?

Let's see, Northern copperhead twice a week old neonate when I was 15 and a really big adult when I was 17 that caught a vein sort of ( that was fun). Once by an eastern cottonmouth. Several baby Pygmy bites when I was breeding them and having to assist feed the little ones. One fang scratch by an I...
by MuayThaipan
June 12th, 2012, 3:42 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Snake to move (free to good homes)
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

Re: Snake to move (free to good homes)

I'd take them all if you still have any to move. Particulalry the Pines/Rats and Lyre. Let me know something and we'll work something out.
by MuayThaipan
June 7th, 2012, 1:08 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Pigmy Rattlesnakes
Replies: 92
Views: 35958

Re: Pigmy Rattlesnakes

Once they're about a year old and maybe 10-12" long, often "a light switches" and they go from major PITA to the easiest thing imaginable - garbage disposals. So stick with it and don't lose heart, if you're really interested. If you aren't really interested, leave it alone. They're pretty challeng...
by MuayThaipan
June 5th, 2012, 1:53 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Pigmy Rattlesnakes
Replies: 92
Views: 35958

Re: Pigmy Rattlesnakes

I love pygmies. When I was 15 or 16 I got a pair of dusky's the female was over 2 ft and the biggest I've ever seen that pair produced me over 9 neonates every year they where a pain to get feeding the babies can coil up on a nickel. Beautiful animals.
by MuayThaipan
April 12th, 2012, 1:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Hognose Lifer!
Replies: 8
Views: 2088

Re: Eastern Hognose Lifer!

I hate you. I have been looking for 16 years I saw a live one last year but my friend couldnt stop the truck and it slithered away I found my 6th dead one a week ago couldn't have been more than an hour or two old DOR. This is really starting to get to me.
by MuayThaipan
December 24th, 2011, 12:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So I just entered the technological age.
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: So I just entered the technological age.

Its a brand new Iphone the latest version of said device, very expensive but so far very cool. Very clever link actually made me laugh through my holiday depression thanks, now I'm gonna go do what I gotta do.
by MuayThaipan
December 23rd, 2011, 11:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So I just entered the technological age.
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

So I just entered the technological age.

So what are the must have apps for this thing. Not just herp stuff, but of course those too. But the stuff you feel everyone should have for there neat little pocket puters. This thing is the newest version of the Iphone.
by MuayThaipan
December 8th, 2011, 6:03 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Questions about building a rack and heat tape.
Replies: 16
Views: 4087

Questions about building a rack and heat tape.

Okay so I'm planning on building a rack system, which is something I've never done before, any tips or tricks would be helpful. Plans or blueprints would be amazing. Also concerning flexwatt heat tape how safe is this stuff if properly hooked into a rheostat/thermometer. This rack will be for Sand b...
by MuayThaipan
December 6th, 2011, 8:55 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: I finally got a rubber boa!
Replies: 12
Views: 5133

Re: I finally got a rubber boa!

Can anyone recommend a good rubber boa breeder I would love to have one, I like these better than Lichanura. Yet i almost never see the for sale on any of the classifieds.
by MuayThaipan
December 2nd, 2011, 7:52 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: How do I tell these apart...Help me Varanoidguys. Pic now up
Replies: 8
Views: 2332

How do I tell these apart...Help me Varanoidguys. Pic now up

Ill get a pic for you tomorrow because I'm sure you guys will be able to I.D it then but heres the story. Okay some of you Varanoid guys help me out. So a guy gives me what he says is a V.exanthematicus I dont think it is because its so colorful but, someone gave it to him as a 6 inch juvie, how do ...
by MuayThaipan
December 1st, 2011, 8:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Volume 2, Issue 2 - Discussion/Review
Replies: 7
Views: 2792

Re: Volume 2, Issue 2 - Discussion/Review

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Gotta love evolutionary tinkering.
by MuayThaipan
December 1st, 2011, 8:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Captive breeding of Hellbenders!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 4543

Re: First Captive breeding of Hellbenders!!!

For some reason I never thought Cryptobranchus larvae would look like that, I had never really thought about it but I expected something, well? I dont know? Different? I wonder what the growth rate on these animals will be, does anyone even know the typical life span of a bender? I wonder how long i...
by MuayThaipan
November 30th, 2011, 9:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Earless Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)
Replies: 41
Views: 12214

Re: Bornean Earless Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)

You need to talk to Robert Sprackland about this he's on Facebook he helped me with research on them and I would say he is the foremost authority on them in the world, hopes this helps Hans, Rice Paddies are supposedly good areas to find them, to repay me for this info if you ever find one you owe m...
by MuayThaipan
November 29th, 2011, 1:11 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Secrets of the Snake Charmer - Snakes in the 21st Century
Replies: 35
Views: 10147

Re: Secrets of the Snake Charmer - Snakes in the 21st Centur

Just got the book yesterday, literally just finished it, I devoured it in two session amazing work, I was especially happy to see the ESC images of Erpeton tentaculatum. This is a species I have kept several times in captivity, even bred them when I had my big colony (70 some in a huge planted aquar...
by MuayThaipan
November 20th, 2011, 10:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East coast 2011.
Replies: 33
Views: 8469

Re: East coast 2011.

This has to be Novembers EPIC!!! Post. Love the hognoses I woulda finally got my lifer eastern this year if my buddy would have better understood my frantic screams of stop the F'ing car, sadly he did not quickly enough and my dream of finally holding a wild eastern hog in my hand slid into the grass.
by MuayThaipan
November 11th, 2011, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Art
Replies: 91
Views: 29988

Re: Herp Art

Crocdoc the image of the snakes with odd facial appendages is amazing ever think of doing the tail end with like Lachesis,Pseudocerastes urarachnoides,( which has the most amazing tail I've seen on a snake.) and of course Crotalus.
And to Tim Borski, I absolutely love your style of painting.
by MuayThaipan
November 3rd, 2011, 3:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is this for real?
Replies: 22
Views: 4128

Re: Is this for real?

I didn't think that was possible geckos aren't my thing, but if Tokays really go that big I'd have them roaming my yard like a pack of wolves. I bet a Tokay that size would kick a Komodos ass with pure evil intent alone. How popular would they be in the pet trade? LOL. There would be several Tokay r...
by MuayThaipan
November 3rd, 2011, 2:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is this for real?
Replies: 22
Views: 4128

Is this for real?

Seen this on FaceBook, there's no way right? Wow.
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by MuayThaipan
November 1st, 2011, 5:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Portuguese Water Snakes (pics)
Replies: 14
Views: 3074

Re: Portuguese Water Snakes (pics)

That newt was so damned cool I did some research ( I have obsession with any amphibian over 9in long) and came across this bit of info on wikipedia. Pleurodeles waltl has been studied in space on at least six missions. The first Iberian Ribbed Newts in space may have been in 1985 on board Bion 7.[3]...
by MuayThaipan
October 30th, 2011, 9:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Canebrake dens?
Replies: 130
Views: 21822

Re: Canebrake dens?

I bet I could post 12 or more snakes that you couldn't tell me if they're from the Midwest, Northeast, or SouthEast. So this makes a case for a subspecies? Brilliant idea.
Try me.
by MuayThaipan
October 30th, 2011, 9:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Canebrake dens?
Replies: 130
Views: 21822

Re: Canebrake dens?

Little test for the "experts" where do you think these animals came from? http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/DougW/cerberuscloseup.jpg http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/DougW/yardtimber1.jpg http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/DougW/yardtimber.jpg http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y264/DougW...
by MuayThaipan
October 30th, 2011, 9:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Canebrake dens?
Replies: 130
Views: 21822

Re: Canebrake dens?

This was posted several years ago I do not agree with all of it but when it comes down to lumpers VS. splitters I am in Favor of splitting these 2 VERY different animals. For one thing I would bet these animals aren't as closely related as many of the other accepted sub-species that are out there. B...
by MuayThaipan
October 28th, 2011, 10:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Canebrake dens?
Replies: 130
Views: 21822

Re: Canebrake dens?

I agree with Terry, these are quite different snakes, I can provide more info if needed but I get the feeling no matter how much I supply, many just wont except it, some people you just cant reach. I recommend taking a bite from a NY animals then healing up and trying it again in N. Fl, If you survi...
by MuayThaipan
October 27th, 2011, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: tonight riddle snake ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: tonight riddle snake ID

Rhinocheilus?
by MuayThaipan
October 1st, 2011, 8:48 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now up.
Replies: 86
Views: 14363

Re: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now

Those lizards are super awesome Justin, now where to find some?
by MuayThaipan
October 1st, 2011, 8:47 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now up.
Replies: 86
Views: 14363

Re: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now

Good call Gerry I deleted them so no one would get upset.
by MuayThaipan
October 1st, 2011, 5:07 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now up.
Replies: 86
Views: 14363

Re: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now

Tropidophis and Ungaliophis are great suggestions but almost impossible to find. I'm not much into Lizards aside from Varanids, Im getting a salvadorii (croc) soon but the genus's I have decided upon aside from the arboreal Varanids are Uromastyx and Tribolonotus. Abronia is a great suggestion. I wo...
by MuayThaipan
September 30th, 2011, 1:58 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now up.
Replies: 86
Views: 14363

Re: Reptiles you feel should be better represented in the ho

The longnose snakes are a good suggestion, as for getting Lyres to feed I lways used organic disolable sutures to graft mice onto lizard parts to switch them over, Its quite easy that way, Other snakes I've already placed orders for or am on waiting lists for are Albino bloods with all the new morph...
by MuayThaipan
September 28th, 2011, 6:29 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now up.
Replies: 86
Views: 14363

Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now up.

Im planning on perhaps opening a small reptile speciality store. I will do a few morphs but my mine interest lately is odd-ball colubrids, what are some Genus's you'd like to see people trying to establish that arent readily available. I'm talking things like Spilotes, Pseustes, Trimorphodon, and Me...
by MuayThaipan
September 26th, 2011, 7:19 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Newbie" To the forum-Yes, "Newbie" to Field Herping-No
Replies: 88
Views: 20609

Re: "Newbie" To the forum-Yes, "Newbie" to Field Herping-No

Kentucky, Justin and I know where hes talking about, my locations listed under my profile both city and state. I'm in Hazard, Perry county. I dont know why we typically use counties here instead of cities, must be a cultural thing.
by MuayThaipan
September 26th, 2011, 6:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: username origination-per request
Replies: 121
Views: 8230

Re: username origination-per request

Muay Thai (one of the martial arts Ive been into for a long time) Turn Thai into Thaipan (bastardization of Taipan) one of my favorite snakes, I'm an elapid freak. Blend it all up and you have Muaythaipan.
by MuayThaipan
September 26th, 2011, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Private Forum or Chapter...? How do you feel..?
Replies: 70
Views: 9259

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

Elite herper forums usually blow....not much different from a bunch of jocks in the locker room flexing their pecks and whipping out their junk.
Sigh,I miss being on the HS wrestling team, good times.