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by AndyKraemer
September 13th, 2016, 8:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wisconsin native species videos
Replies: 8
Views: 2409

Re: Wisconsin native species videos

Those are some beautiful videos! Thanks for posting!

-Andy
by AndyKraemer
August 2nd, 2016, 6:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going to Nebraska next spring... April.... ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1855

Re: Going to Nebraska next spring... April.... ?

Hey T,

I don't have any specific places for you to look (and that is frowned upon on this site anyway), but I just moved to Omaha and may be interested in joining you in the field if you would like some company herping next spring!

Keep me posted on your plans,
Andy
by AndyKraemer
July 14th, 2016, 8:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Kinda thinking of a Sept herp quicky
Replies: 7
Views: 3422

Re: 'Kinda thinking of a Sept herp quicky

Hi Tim, I have to say, you might be only interested in milks, but I would kill to see that diversity in Wisconsin on a single trip.

Oh, and yes, bring your fishing tackle too!

-Andy
by AndyKraemer
June 26th, 2016, 2:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Corsica
Replies: 3
Views: 2396

Re: Corsica

Simply superb.
by AndyKraemer
May 30th, 2016, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ohio day trip locations.
Replies: 5
Views: 2176

Re: Ohio day trip locations.

Unfortunately for you, the greatest 'mander diversity in Ohio is in the far southeast. That said (keeping in mind I haven't herped much in Ohio), after poking around Google Maps a little, I would take a look at some parks to the east of Bellefontaine. There is also some interesting diversity around ...
by AndyKraemer
May 27th, 2016, 10:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander ID
Replies: 4
Views: 2536

Re: Salamander ID

Interesting find. It looks to me like a Plethodon wehrlei from the Dixie Caverns area.
by AndyKraemer
April 29th, 2016, 10:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring break trip to AR&MO (incredibly long)
Replies: 8
Views: 3960

Re: Spring break trip to AR&MO (incredibly long)

Holy cow that's a lot of species! Nice trip!
by AndyKraemer
March 20th, 2016, 12:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New here
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Re: New here

Welcome Joe!

You better not disappoint with that name! Just kidding, I'm always happy to see another join our ranks, and by introducing yourself you are demonstrating that you want to participate in this community - and that's fantastic.

Cheers,
Andy
by AndyKraemer
February 13th, 2016, 11:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The interesting story of the Clarion Island Nightsnake
Replies: 14
Views: 4413

Re: The interesting story of the Clarion Island Nightsnake

Fieldnotes wrote:There is a similar island account on Santa Cruz Island. Many, many, many years ago one was found on that island, but none have been found since.
Which Santa Cruz Island?
by AndyKraemer
February 12th, 2016, 9:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The interesting story of the Clarion Island Nightsnake
Replies: 14
Views: 4413

Re: The interesting story of the Clarion Island Nightsnake

Well that was fun!

Thanks, Jonathan.
by AndyKraemer
January 27th, 2016, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: copied from the main forum
Replies: 5
Views: 1904

Re: copied from the main forum

Let me add to the conversation here: on Sunday (the 24th) I found a single long-toed salamander in a pond in Moscow, ID. He was all alone, but I imagine that will change soon (if it hasn't already).
by AndyKraemer
January 21st, 2016, 10:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dangerfield Herps
Replies: 21
Views: 6552

Re: Dangerfield Herps

This thread is a lot of fun. One thing I've learned here is how much more I need to get out! So many of these species haven't yet made it to my life list. Case in point, the copperheads. I know, right? I have the worst luck finding vipers. Keep posting your favorite 'Dangerfield Herps' (I love the t...
by AndyKraemer
January 21st, 2016, 8:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dangerfield Herps
Replies: 21
Views: 6552

Re: Dangerfield Herps

cbernz wrote:BTW that cinereus is a stunner!
Thanks! It was a partial-erythristic from near Cleveland. Red-backs comes in so many beautiful hues!

For example:

ImagePlethodon cinereus by Andy Kraemer, on Flickr
by AndyKraemer
January 21st, 2016, 7:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dangerfield Herps
Replies: 21
Views: 6552

Re: Dangerfield Herps

Great post idea! I can't help but post two photos. The first is a common species from Ohio, while the second is the most common herp one will see in Galápagos. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5203/5301497540_a70fcde1c3_b.jpg Plethodon cinereus by Andy Kraemer , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.co...
by AndyKraemer
January 14th, 2016, 6:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer 2015 (GA, AL, TN, SC, NM, TX)
Replies: 8
Views: 3459

Re: Summer 2015 (GA, AL, TN, SC, NM, TX)

noah k. wrote:the mountains A. hardii inhabit stay cool year round. We were there in late June and there was still snow up around where the Aneides are.
Thanks Noah, that's great to hear.
by AndyKraemer
January 14th, 2016, 8:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer 2015 (GA, AL, TN, SC, NM, TX)
Replies: 8
Views: 3459

Re: Summer 2015 (GA, AL, TN, SC, NM, TX)

That was one heck of a year, with fantastic diversity and some truly unusual species! My favorite has to be the NM Aneides - that one is near the top of my bucket list, so I'm happy to see you found so many. When exactly did you search out that species?

Cheers,
Andy
by AndyKraemer
January 14th, 2016, 8:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 22443

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Great idea Anton! Here's my favorite shot, an endemic gecko from Isabela Island, Galápagos

ImagePhyllodactylus cf. galapagoensis by Andy Kraemer, on Flickr
by AndyKraemer
January 11th, 2016, 8:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Sweet Little Fall AZ Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 4801

Re: A Sweet Little Fall AZ Trip

Great post! I really need to get myself over to the SW!
by AndyKraemer
January 10th, 2016, 8:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomtien
Replies: 11
Views: 6084

Re: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomt

Let me be the first to say - WOW! You made some amazing finds in Thailand, and your shots are spectacular. It was a blast to look through your post.

Cheers,
Andy
by AndyKraemer
December 30th, 2015, 7:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Newts...because they're there
Replies: 11
Views: 6789

Re: Newts...because they're there

Jonathan, great post!
TravisK wrote:Taricha granulosa in ID are now on my 2016 Target list.
I'll be living in Moscow until late May, so if anyone is in town and wants to see the Palouse Taricha, let me know.

Cheers,
Andy
by AndyKraemer
December 24th, 2015, 8:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Calendar and some pretty photos from this year
Replies: 7
Views: 4703

Re: 2016 Calendar and some pretty photos from this year

These are some of the best herp photos I've ever seen! Very nicely done, Marisa!

Cheers,
Andy
by AndyKraemer
December 24th, 2015, 7:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Michigan after Christmas?
Replies: 2
Views: 2272

Re: Herping in Michigan after Christmas?

People are finding lots of manders in Cleveland - get out there and find some creatures!
by AndyKraemer
December 17th, 2015, 1:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Christmas Herp Count and Chapter Meet Up
Replies: 14
Views: 3205

Re: Christmas Herp Count?

Hadar wrote:Who in our chapter currently lives in Idaho?
I do, but I'm from way the heck up north. Nothing gets going up here until mid-February, but I'm sure it's a different story down south.
by AndyKraemer
December 14th, 2015, 10:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aneides- the Climbing Salamanders
Replies: 9
Views: 3531

Re: Aneides- the Climbing Salamanders

Aneides are the best, and you can't beat the straight-up adorableness of the juvis!

ImageAneides aeneus by Andy Kraemer, on Flickr
by AndyKraemer
December 13th, 2015, 9:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australian Frog Research '15 - Long and Pic Intensive!
Replies: 13
Views: 4435

Re: Australian Frog Research '15 - Long and Pic Intensive!

Fantastic! Have fun this next round, and of course, take pictures! Oh, and welcome to the color group on Slack :)
by AndyKraemer
December 13th, 2015, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australian Frog Research '15 - Long and Pic Intensive!
Replies: 13
Views: 4435

Re: Australian Frog Research '15 - Long and Pic Intensive!

What a year, JP! Congratulations on the fellowship, and beautiful photos! Of course, good luck with your research :)

Cheers,
Andy
by AndyKraemer
December 13th, 2015, 11:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Episode VII: The Caudates Awaken
Replies: 10
Views: 5999

Re: Episode VII: The Caudates Awaken

I agree with everyone else here - what a year!!! As a member of the order myself, I applaud your evangelizing the value of 'mandering. I'm downright blown away by your success with Ambystoma. Congratulations!

Cheers,
Andy
by AndyKraemer
November 20th, 2015, 9:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica -Monteverde
Replies: 3
Views: 1996

Re: Costa Rica -Monteverde

Spectacular finds! That nigroviridis is Gorgeous! I stayed in Santa Elena years ago, but had almost no luck with herps. Now thinking of returning...
by AndyKraemer
November 9th, 2015, 9:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Midwest herper visiting northwest
Replies: 4
Views: 2261

Re: Midwest herper visiting northwest

Hello Justin,

Unfortunately I can't help you, but good luck! Let us know what you find!

Cheers,
Andy
by AndyKraemer
November 8th, 2015, 12:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Second half of 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 3783

Re: Second half of 2015

Great shots Bill! I love your perspective with these herps (i.e. getting down to their level), and the combined shots with herp + night sky are spectacular!

Cheers,
Andy
by AndyKraemer
November 6th, 2015, 12:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: some recent salamanders found in San Diego
Replies: 7
Views: 2264

Re: some recent salamanders found in San Diego

Hey Jeff, nice finds (especially the manders)! I'm a big fan of the color pattern variation in the ensatinas, particularly the ones from the south. Have you sought out the yellow-blotched variety?

Cheers,
Andy
by AndyKraemer
November 5th, 2015, 4:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamandering San Francisco
Replies: 1
Views: 1155

Salamandering San Francisco

Hi all, Lately I have seen quite a lot of interest in salamanders (which I wholeheartedly approve), so I thought I'd write a quick post here. I will be in San Francisco in two weeks (working at the CAS) and I plan on herping pretty hard to the north and south of the city on the 21st and 22nd in an a...
by AndyKraemer
November 5th, 2015, 4:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Caught a Coral in Austin today
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

Re: Caught a Coral in Austin today

Well ain't she a beaut'! Nice catch.
by AndyKraemer
November 3rd, 2015, 9:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander Searching- Rhyacotriton
Replies: 6
Views: 1990

Re: Salamander Searching- Rhyacotriton

Fantastic find! It's great to see someone else evangelizing for the 'manders - FHF needs more sally love

;)
by AndyKraemer
October 18th, 2015, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Galápagos (pic heavy)
Replies: 14
Views: 5029

Re: Herping Galápagos (pic heavy)

Are the Lepidodactylus lugubris native? Do you know the ploidy level of that population? What is your project looking at? Nick Hi Nick, thanks for your note! The L. lugubris were introduced accidentally: http://www.darwinfoundation.org/datazone/checklists/5284/ I couldn't tell you their ploidy, and...
by AndyKraemer
October 16th, 2015, 11:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Redwood National Park October 17-19th
Replies: 8
Views: 2285

Re: Redwood National Park October 17-19th

I agree with the above comment by Fieldnotes. I was in the area a couple months ago (I know, not the best time to herp the region) and found the most diversity in and around Jedediah. I'm sure you'll have tons of fun! Let us know what you find!
by AndyKraemer
October 14th, 2015, 4:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Galápagos (pic heavy)
Replies: 14
Views: 5029

Re: Herping Galápagos (pic heavy)

Hadar wrote:You brought back a wave of memories from when I lived on San Cristóbal.
Thanks everyone! I agree that the Galápagos is going through some rough times right now, but there's still hope. Heather, how long were you on San Cristóbal? I would love to spend more time exploring that island.
by AndyKraemer
October 13th, 2015, 10:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring and summer in south Georgia and North Florida
Replies: 13
Views: 5484

Re: Spring and summer in south Georgia and North Florida

Thanks for posting! I especially enjoyed the animal + habitat shots. I'm a sucker for those.
by AndyKraemer
October 12th, 2015, 9:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica, May 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 10327

Re: Costa Rica, May 2015

Great finds! Let me echo everyone else here - the diversity you saw on your trip is astounding!
by AndyKraemer
October 6th, 2015, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Galápagos (pic heavy)
Replies: 14
Views: 5029

Re: Herping Galápagos (pic heavy)

Thanks all! I wish I had more money for field assistants! Our equipment gets pretty heavy in the equatorial sun... The frogs were first recorded in 1998. The hypothesis is that they arrived unintentionally with shipments of produce from the mainland (the main port supplying Galápagos is Guayaquil, w...
by AndyKraemer
October 5th, 2015, 9:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Climbing Aneides - my favorite salamander family
Replies: 13
Views: 5208

Re: The Climbing Aneides - my favorite salamander family

Fantastic post! I love reading herping stories of others captivated by mander life. I'm hoping to be in San Francisco this November. I'll spend a couple days herping while I'm there, and an Aneides or two would be fantastic. You certainly got me excited for my trip! :)
by AndyKraemer
October 4th, 2015, 3:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 21990

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

Great shots, everyone!

I suppose I have one for this thread too: A Galápagos Racer eating a Pinzon Gecko.

ImagePseudalsophis cf. slevini by Andy Kraemer, on Flickr
by AndyKraemer
October 4th, 2015, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Galápagos (pic heavy)
Replies: 14
Views: 5029

Herping Galápagos (pic heavy)

Hello all, About a year ago I started a postdoc in Christine Parent's Lab at the University of Idaho, where I would be studying the evolution of the endemic Galápagos land snails. As an avid herper, I was very excited to see the endemic herpetofauna of the archipelago! At this point I have been able...
by AndyKraemer
October 1st, 2015, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall Amphibians near Portland
Replies: 7
Views: 3019

Re: Fall Amphibians near Portland

The other Andy is right, zonata aren't on the Oregon side. They are, however, just a few-minute drive from one of the bridges that crosses over to Washington, and definitely within the gorge. Also, be optimistic when herping within Portland itself! Plethodon dunni can be common, as are Ensatina. I h...
by AndyKraemer
October 1st, 2015, 9:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall Amphibians near Portland
Replies: 7
Views: 3019

Re: Fall Amphibians near Portland

Portland is a very cool place to herp. If you live on the east end of town, you should have time to venture into the Columbia River gorge for some of the fun local species in the evenings (e.g. Rhyacotriton, Plethodon, Batrachoseps). If you have time for a longer day trip on the weekends you could g...
by AndyKraemer
July 21st, 2015, 1:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pacific Giant
Replies: 6
Views: 1782

Re: Pacific Giant

Fun find!

Question: why is it you don't like the term 'lifer'? This could be an interesting conversation...
by AndyKraemer
April 7th, 2015, 11:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Seattle request for info
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Re: Seattle request for info

Mind if I ask what 'gummies' are? If you're talking about this: https://www.vat19.com/item/worlds-large ... Ah4C8P8HAQ

...I might just drive over from Idaho to see them for myself ;)
by AndyKraemer
March 29th, 2015, 11:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early Idaho Spring
Replies: 5
Views: 2481

Re: Early Idaho Spring

Fantastic finds! I can't wait to track down some of those manders myself. Good to see it's warm enough for Plethodon in Idaho. They are certainly active in the Columbia River Gorge right now.
by AndyKraemer
March 5th, 2015, 11:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to Idaho Falls
Replies: 4
Views: 1600

Re: New to Idaho Falls

Hey Dallas, welcome to Idaho! I'm a distance away from you, but if you find yourself in the Moscow area let me know.

Happy herping,
Andy
by AndyKraemer
February 17th, 2015, 4:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: British Columbia & Alberta, Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 3720

Re: British Columbia & Alberta, Canada

Let me agree with everyone else here - this is a very nice post. I especially enjoyed how you broke it up into regional sections :)

Cheers,
Andy