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by justinm
August 8th, 2018, 11:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back to Borneo, part 3: Lowlands of Sabah
Replies: 9
Views: 6921

Re: Back to Borneo, part 3: Lowlands of Sabah

There's too many things here to comment on all of them, but wow amazing finds. The Jeweled Kukri shot is special though. Thanks for sharing the adventure.
by justinm
August 8th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 21492

Re: change of forum format

My feeling was that regional forums killed FHF as we used to know it.
by justinm
August 6th, 2018, 6:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) progression from la
Replies: 9
Views: 3961

Re: Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) progression fro

This is really outstanding, thanks. I stared at each photo for a long time.
by justinm
July 9th, 2018, 6:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SE of Spain - Trip Report
Replies: 2
Views: 2608

Re: SE of Spain - Trip Report

Great finds.
by justinm
June 26th, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early Summer Herping - Ontario, Appalachians, Illinois
Replies: 5
Views: 4432

Re: Early Summer Herping - Ontario, Appalachians, Illinois

Really incredible trip you had. I'm in Central Illinois and I'm sure you weren't but an hour from me looking for your last targets. Let me know if you come through Peoria area anytime. I'm happy to give a small tour.

Justin Michels
by justinm
June 22nd, 2018, 5:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moloch, Morelia and more, the Red Centre, Aus.
Replies: 7
Views: 6689

Re: Moloch, Morelia and more, the Red Centre, Aus.

Wonderful photography, I kept thinking the flora was just as interesting as the animals. Any habitat shots? The shovel nose looks very similar to snakes in the American Southwest, yay for covergent evolution.
by justinm
June 22nd, 2018, 5:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Hallowed Ground
Replies: 6
Views: 6872

Re: Herping Hallowed Ground

Above all I think it's great you give the hallowed ground the profound respect you have. Cool post.
by justinm
June 1st, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica the pacific coast from Panama to Nicaragua!
Replies: 16
Views: 9836

Re: Costa Rica the pacific coast from Panama to Nicaragua!

Awesome, I'm guilty of not coming back too often. I don't have a good reason. This site has given me so much joy. Your post was the first one I've looked at in a long time. Same as the old days. Just incredible pics and story. I need to get down that way.

Justin
by justinm
April 10th, 2018, 6:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo report Part 1
Replies: 8
Views: 4458

Re: Borneo report Part 1

Helluva post! Thanks for sharing. The inverts shots were pretty cool, I really enjoyed them. The viper near the bridge that's the stuff right there.

--Justin
by justinm
April 5th, 2018, 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Your State's Regulations for Breeding Native Species
Replies: 27
Views: 18300

Re: Need Your State's Regulations for Breeding Native Specie

I dicsussed the Illinois statutes at great length with the author who is a state herpetologist. It breaks down in Illinois pretty simply. You can own 8 total of native herps. 4 individuals of any one given species that are non threatened/endangered. Breeding can be done with a aquaculture permit, bu...
by justinm
March 4th, 2016, 9:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EOY
Replies: 34
Views: 10930

Re: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EO

I've seen most on Facebook or Flickr but it's just plain silly to see them all together. Wow, you're pretty amazing. Thanks for the visual feast.
by justinm
January 21st, 2016, 10:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: From your neck of the woods. Caution...Lamp heavy.
Replies: 9
Views: 3693

Re: From your neck of the woods. Caution...Lamp heavy.

http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/Tborski/Milk%20snakes/Milk%202015_zpsnpewoouk.jpg http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/Tborski/Milk%20snakes/Yearling%20Milk%202_zpsjpjs8qih.jpg http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu123/Tborski/Milk%20snakes/Chocolate%20Milk%201_zpsijpaarmy.jpg http://i6...
by justinm
January 21st, 2016, 8:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 16591

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

This was arguably my best find and my best shot. A gravid female Eastern Indigo, 6' plus and gravid.

ImageDrymarchon corais couperi by Justin Michels, on Flickr
by justinm
January 21st, 2016, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dangerfield Herps
Replies: 21
Views: 4655

Re: Dangerfield Herps

Cottonmouths are cheap to be sure but they're fascinating and beautiful and after years of not photographing them, I decided I was the one missing out. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/642/21425353100_cacd5fae03_k.jpg Cottonmouth by Justin Michels , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/700/2162227...
by justinm
January 13th, 2016, 1:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lamps (yawn) from your neck of the woods.
Replies: 5
Views: 3944

Re: Lamps (yawn) from your neck of the woods.

These are all very cool. The art might/is my favorite part of the post though. You're amazing I've admired your work for a long time.
by justinm
January 7th, 2016, 7:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EOY
Replies: 34
Views: 10930

Re: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EO

Epic, that's just plain amazing. Great stuff Kyle.
by justinm
December 21st, 2015, 8:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona summer trip
Replies: 2
Views: 2267

Re: Arizona summer trip

Please put RFI in the title. Request For Information, then the people who might be able to help will understand it's a request.
by justinm
December 16th, 2015, 8:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Peninsula Malaysia post
Replies: 13
Views: 4789

Re: Another Peninsula Malaysia post

Stunning photography, I will review this a time or two more. Amazing finds! Well done thanks for putting the post together.
by justinm
December 16th, 2015, 8:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mummified Frog In Box Of Pasta. Buon Gusto!
Replies: 7
Views: 2307

Re: Mummified Frog In Box Of Pasta. Buon Gusto!

A. americanus. The spikes on the thighs are the key identifier.
by justinm
December 11th, 2015, 11:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Episode VII: The Caudates Awaken
Replies: 10
Views: 5125

Re: Episode VII: The Caudates Awaken

Very cool post, I'm guessing there's a lot more to come. Is it me or does Daniel Dye get out with literally everyone? I love the Dyes, they're great people. Keep on herpin' man, I can't wait to see the rest of this mess.

Justin
by justinm
December 9th, 2015, 8:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australian Frog Research '15 - Long and Pic Intensive!
Replies: 13
Views: 3341

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

JP you're killing it! Keep up the good work and share some of this stuff more often.

Justin
by justinm
December 9th, 2015, 6:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Prelude and Part 1, Sydney area
Replies: 21
Views: 9964

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Prelude and Part 1, Sydney area

The Echidna might have been my favorite thing.
by justinm
December 8th, 2015, 10:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 year in review
Replies: 13
Views: 3680

Re: 2015 year in review

Dave,

The Zigzag was from Southern Illinois. There's geographic ranges for those and redbacks, even though they look the same. Thanks for the kind words.

Justin Michels
by justinm
December 7th, 2015, 9:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 year in review
Replies: 13
Views: 3680

Re: 2015 year in review

Thanks everyone, I left a lot of things out for brevity. I saw a lot of turtles, and some small fossorial snakes. I guess looking back I didn't post any rattlers and that's ok too. The only Eastern Diamondback a real bruiser I didn't get a shot of, as it was going into a burrow and we didn't want to...
by justinm
December 6th, 2015, 7:14 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: wild collected feeders
Replies: 17
Views: 5944

Re: wild collected feeders

Years ago I rescued a YOY fox snake that a coworker caught on a glue board just before killing frosts occurred. This coincides with Dormice making their way into my garage to eat the grain and seed for my mouse colonies. So I live trapped about a dozen or more of the Dormice. I successfully bred the...
by justinm
December 6th, 2015, 6:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Most of my 2015 finds
Replies: 2
Views: 1493

Most of my 2015 finds

I had the wonderful opportunity to go to meet with the Orianne Society, with the HerpMapper.org team. The Orianne Society is working on habitat restoration and conservation of Herps, with the Georgia sites being mostly about the Eastern Indigo (Drymarchon couperi). They’re wonderful people doing gre...
by justinm
December 6th, 2015, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 year in review
Replies: 13
Views: 3680

2015 year in review

I had the wonderful opportunity to go to meet with the Orianne Society, with the HerpMapper.org team. The Orianne Society is working on habitat restoration and conservation of Herps, with the Georgia sites being mostly about the Eastern Indigo (Drymarchon couperi). They’re wonderful people doing gre...
by justinm
December 6th, 2015, 3:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 Months at La Selva, Costa Rica
Replies: 22
Views: 5813

Re: 2 Months at La Selva, Costa Rica

Thanks for the cool post. I loved it. I am feeling the pull lately for the Tropics, this was super fun.

Thank,

Justin
by justinm
October 29th, 2015, 12:54 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Review: Fstoppers flash disc
Replies: 5
Views: 5688

Re: Review: Fstoppers flash disc

Photos look great can you share a link to the generic chinese version? BTW you take less time in the field for great shots than some folks I've been out with.
by justinm
October 29th, 2015, 12:43 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: small scale mouse breeding
Replies: 67
Views: 29487

Re: small scale mouse breeding

So I breed a few hundred mice a year. To start I always recommend getting young males, not sexually mature. If you do this you can almost guarantee the females will grow to accept the males, to a degree. I use pine pellets and pine chips on top to keep the smell down.
by justinm
October 15th, 2015, 9:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: From your your neck of the woods. Caution...Thamnophis heavy
Replies: 16
Views: 5051

Re: From your your neck of the woods. Caution...Thamnophis h

Tim,

thanks for trying I know we talked about how hard it is to do a nice post on FHF compared to other online venues. I appreciate it nonetheless. Don't give up. Tight lines to you.

Justin Michels
by justinm
October 8th, 2015, 10:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aussie elapids
Replies: 11
Views: 4162

Re: Aussie elapids

You have some amazing pictures of snakes that I would love to see. Do you have an assistant keeping you safe during the shoots?
by justinm
October 8th, 2015, 9:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Second Gaboon of 2015!
Replies: 10
Views: 3253

Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Congratulations that's a very exciting find!
by justinm
October 7th, 2015, 10:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How About a Little Trip Down Snake Road?
Replies: 7
Views: 3752

Re: How Abpout a Little Trip Down Snake Road?

I was there twice in the last two weeks and I still want to go back again after this post. You did really well for yourself, I don't know how we didn't see each other. Oh well maybe next year. I have been enjoying your facebook pics. I didn't shoot much this year, I got lazy thinking that a Mud snak...
by justinm
September 30th, 2015, 1:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring and summer in south Georgia and North Florida
Replies: 13
Views: 4365

Re: Spring and summer in south Georgia and North Florida

You run around with Dylan Kelly? LOL he's a great guy. Awesome post really cool finds and wonderful photography.
by justinm
September 30th, 2015, 12:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person...
Replies: 44
Views: 7679

Re: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person..

Cole, I really have no excuse. I'm certain it's beautiful up your way, and the fishing sounds great so do the Milk Snakes. Justin Michels P.S. I've been very fortunate to have met so very many of you, without this site that likely wouldn't have ever happened. Thanks to Scott Waters for putting up wi...
by justinm
September 25th, 2015, 5:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One of the most awesome frogs IMO!
Replies: 17
Views: 4470

Re: One of the most awesome frogs IMO!

Your photography is only rivaled by your ability to find the truly unique and wonderful animals you post. I can't say enough, about how impressed I am. Your photos are in a category that I don't think I've ever even accidentally achieved. You've mastered this, truly. Thanks for sharing, it's always ...
by justinm
September 22nd, 2015, 9:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID please (Halmahera, Indonesia)
Replies: 26
Views: 3540

Re: Snake ID please (Halmahera, Indonesia)

Hans,

Ch'ien Lee is one of my favorite photographers. That's so awesome that you know him. I'm slightly jealous.


Justin
by justinm
September 21st, 2015, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One last post from prairie Canada - lots of rattlesnakes
Replies: 19
Views: 4216

Re: One last post from prairie Canada - lots of rattlesnakes

This was a great post! The photos and story were just what I needed today. I need to get around to posting some things from this year as well I guess. Keep up the good work I'm sure it wasn't easy herping up that far North.
by justinm
September 16th, 2015, 12:37 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pics of some critters, just because it's been a while
Replies: 16
Views: 7817

Re: Pics of some critters, just because it's been a while

Berkeley,

Are they really such prolific burrowers? Do you start the burrow for them? Are you able to keep them out all year long?
by justinm
September 16th, 2015, 8:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More hatchlings, great end to a great 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2389

Re: More hatchlings, great end to a great 2015

This is very impressive, well done. The pictures are each very good on their own.
by justinm
September 15th, 2015, 12:51 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Defining Naturalistic
Replies: 72
Views: 33077

Re: Defining Naturalistic

John Vanek is defending (or recently did) his thesis on Eastern Hognose. He's captured and studying a truly incredible number of them. Chris Smith also has done years of field research on Western Hognose. I would direct questions to these two as they're an incredible resource for information on thes...
by justinm
September 15th, 2015, 5:02 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pics of some critters, just because it's been a while
Replies: 16
Views: 7817

Re: Pics of some critters, just because it's been a while

Berkeley, I had no idea how much they ate until I saw it! That girl I was fostering ate all our squash plants, a watermelon plant and mowed my yard for a while. She was found in the woods at a local park. I took her to a reptile vet for an evaluation she was given a clean bill of health and a microc...
by justinm
September 14th, 2015, 10:26 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pics of some critters, just because it's been a while
Replies: 16
Views: 7817

Re: Pics of some critters, just because it's been a while

I really want to keep Sulcatas but won't until I'm prepared for them year round. I fostered one recently while it was warm enough out, but I don't have winter storage/space. I'm so sad I don't have that Sulcata now.
by justinm
September 11th, 2015, 4:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person...
Replies: 44
Views: 7679

Re: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person..

I don't play favorites. I'd be happy to meet anybody, so simus, Kelly and Berkeley (I guess these are my three), let me know if you arrange anything. I've actually been thinking about trying to herp a few places in South Georgia/Alabama. Seems like if we could get Kelly to come out the four of us c...
by justinm
September 10th, 2015, 4:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake education in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa!
Replies: 11
Views: 2960

Re: Snake education in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa!

You are doing it. You're doing what needs to be done to change minds! Keep up the great work, I'm thoroughly impressed and would love to see updates on your work.

Justin Michels
by justinm
September 10th, 2015, 4:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person...
Replies: 44
Views: 7679

Re: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person..

And justinm, I think I have known you online longer than I have known anyone else on here all the way back to the herpfamily days. We briefly met but that was during my more shy and introverted days and we didn't really talk much. It'd certainly be cool to meet again. Haha anyways don't let your he...
by justinm
September 9th, 2015, 6:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person...
Replies: 44
Views: 7679

Re: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person..

Tim Borski wrote:Cole Grover, Natalie McNear and Brian Hinds come to mind also. Anybody else have another member here they'd like to meet down the road at some point?

Tim
I agree with these suggestions and Kelly MC, but there's so many of you I admire.
by justinm
September 9th, 2015, 11:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANF let me in on it's secret.
Replies: 9
Views: 2159

Re: ANF let me in on it's secret.

Are these rare or Hubbscommon? Can anyone expound on the issue?
by justinm
September 9th, 2015, 11:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person...
Replies: 44
Views: 7679

Re: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person..

I would like to finally meet Kyle Loucks, Tim Borski, and Dell Despain.