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by BChambers
January 27th, 2013, 5:55 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAFHA Facebook Pages
Replies: 19
Views: 5259

Re: NAFHA Facebook Pages

Actually the poster or the page min can delete a post. Also, the original poster can edit it.
by BChambers
March 8th, 2012, 3:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How Many of you think this Day Gecko is REALLY extinct?
Replies: 8
Views: 1846

Re: How Many of you think this Day Gecko is REALLY extinct?

It's almost certainly gone. Rats are very thorough, sad to say.
by BChambers
October 24th, 2011, 1:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Animal Planets new show about Turtleman
Replies: 87
Views: 13503

Re: Animal Planets new show about Turtleman

Are you surprised? Contrary to the convictions of some folks, AP has never been about education or conservation but rather about sponsors and revenue. That's not just Animal Planet - that sums up television in general. IMO, a whole lot of the things that are wrong with this country can be laid at t...
by BChambers
October 15th, 2011, 3:55 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Should the term "field herping" exclude animal collecting?
Replies: 230
Views: 191586

Re: Should the term "field herping" exclude animal collectin

I don't see the point, really, Gerry. It's clear that next to no one is willing to publicly, clearly and unambiguously answer your title question in the affirmative. I confess I'm mildly surprised, but nonetheless pleased.
by BChambers
October 8th, 2011, 2:22 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Should the term "field herping" exclude animal collecting?
Replies: 230
Views: 191586

Re: Should the term "field herping" exclude animal collectin

I'm afraid I just can't find anything to laugh about in that kind of behavior, Daryl... :( It was sarcasm Gerry. Just my twisted way of making fun of those that are so desperate to disassociate themselves from the very foundation of herping that they would sooner steal a historically inclusive term...
by BChambers
October 6th, 2011, 6:04 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Should the term "field herping" exclude animal collecting?
Replies: 230
Views: 191586

Re: Should the term "field herping" exclude animal collectin

Back in the early days of the term (the mid-1970s), "herping" meant we were going out to look for herps-and we made no real distinction between collecting and observing/photographing. We referred to ourselves as "Herpers" , and "herping" was just what we did. If we found a nice specimen and had room...
by BChambers
September 23rd, 2011, 6:58 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 499512

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

side gets upset because they feel they're being harassed by conservationists and should be able to do and post what they want with impunity. I don't think this is necessarily the case. I think almost everyone on this board thinks of themselves as a conservationist, whether they handle/harass the an...
by BChambers
September 22nd, 2011, 8:22 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 499512

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

I think the discussion of collecting vs. noncollecting is more of a historical debate. I don't remember that being a strong issue here recently, partly because many of the former participants have moved on and partly because most of the people on here either do not collect or are not vocal about th...
by BChambers
September 22nd, 2011, 8:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Private Forum or Chapter...? How do you feel..?
Replies: 70
Views: 9274

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

Daryl, we're lucky to live in Texas-the most one could figure out from the majority of our photos is which grade of asphalt the county road crew is using :lol:
by BChambers
September 22nd, 2011, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Private Forum or Chapter...? How do you feel..?
Replies: 70
Views: 9274

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

Dan, I apologize if my objections were too strongly worded. But I have to say the more I think about this idea, the more reprehensible I find it. Regardless of the severity (which I think is at least debatable) of the problem it seeks to address, it's just the opposite of the direction I feel we've ...
by BChambers
September 22nd, 2011, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New issue of Herp Nation Magazine
Replies: 31
Views: 2540

Re: New issue of Herp Nation Magazine

BEST ISSUE YET !!!!
by BChambers
September 22nd, 2011, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Private Forum or Chapter...? How do you feel..?
Replies: 70
Views: 9274

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

Such an idea is antithetical to that which I believe should be the inclusive ethos of the Herp Nation as a whole, while also being doomed to almost immediate and inevitable failure as a practical undertaking. A bad and counterproductive concept on every level. There's no way to do it without throwin...
by BChambers
September 22nd, 2011, 2:45 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 499512

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

Well, you've saved me a lot of typing. In general I can only echo the above. Since moving to Texas from the northeast, my views concerning personal collection have liberalized somewhat, certainly. Here, vast tracts of habitat-indeed areas greater than some northeastern states-are totally inaccessibl...
by BChambers
September 21st, 2011, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LIFER! I think
Replies: 13
Views: 1517

Re: LIFER! I think

I've seen tons of baby Regina, and that's not. Tropidoclonion for sure.
by BChambers
September 9th, 2011, 12:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID??
Replies: 22
Views: 2487

Re: Snake ID??

Definitely insular Epicrates-notice the lack of labial pits. Does not look much like angulifer, I'm going with Epicrates striatus.
by BChambers
August 28th, 2011, 6:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rarely Posted Snake - Alsophis vudii
Replies: 6
Views: 1503

Re: Rarely Posted Snake - Alsophis vudii

What island is this from-takes me back to my youth visiting the big island (Andros)-Alsophis v. vudii was the most common snake encountered. Fast, variable, rear-fanged-but never bite.
by BChambers
August 12th, 2011, 2:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID EDITED: NASICUS OR KENNERLYI???
Replies: 15
Views: 2572

Re: Snake ID EDITED: NASICUS OR KENNERLYI???

Nothing at all about that pic says anything to me other than nasicus. That said, I'd like to see the loreal.
by BChambers
August 1st, 2011, 6:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches - The Inaugural Issue
Replies: 26
Views: 8179

Re: Borneo Dispatches - The Inaugural Issue

Hans, it's always a treat to see one of your posts. PLEASE keep it up!
by BChambers
July 8th, 2011, 1:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flashlight comparison:Fenix TK35 vs TK41 vs TK45 - thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 5072

Re: Flashlight comparison:Fenix TK35 vs TK41 vs TK45 - thoug

I purchased the TK41 this Spring, and was able to use it on a Trans-Pecos trip in June. All I can say is that it is quite simply awesome. Unbelievable amount of light combined with an equally phenomenal run time. I have no criticism whatsoever. It turns a nighttime cut into day.
by BChambers
July 6th, 2011, 2:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes and the iPhone Revolution
Replies: 6
Views: 1935

Re: Snakes and the iPhone Revolution

Awesome app-thanks!
by BChambers
July 6th, 2011, 2:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What Herp Societies are We Members of?
Replies: 48
Views: 6662

Re: What Herp Societies are We Members of?

chris_mcmartin wrote:
BChambers wrote:the South Texas Herp society.
You mean the South Texas Herp ASSOCIATION? (http://www."not allowed"/stha) Apparently there was a small falling-out 10 years or so ago and they changed to "STHA."
Yes-didn't know of the drama-way before my time I'm afraid.
by BChambers
July 4th, 2011, 10:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What Herp Societies are We Members of?
Replies: 48
Views: 6662

Re: What Herp Societies are We Members of?

SWCHR here as well-great group! Also, Turtle Survival Alliance, SSAR, IIRC, Upstate Herpetological Association (NY-Founding member), and the South Texas Herp society.
by BChambers
July 1st, 2011, 12:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Super Mom Pit Viper (Protobothrops)
Replies: 10
Views: 5961

Re: Super Mom Pit Viper (Protobothrops)

Amazing-reminds me of when the full range and complexity of Crocodilian maternal behavior was first uncovered.
by BChambers
June 29th, 2011, 8:10 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Hey Keepers! Want to blog for Herp Nation?
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Re: Hey Keepers! Want to blog for Herp Nation?

Scott, what are you thinking as to length? Certainly sounds interesting (I majored in Journalism and Zoology at Ohio State and would not mind an outlet for this annoying writing itch :) ).
by BChambers
June 28th, 2011, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Conversation with TPWD Game Warden Captain regarding HB1788
Replies: 58
Views: 8869

Re: Conversation with TPWD Game Warden Captain regarding HB1

But the process did not end there. Because the Senate amremded the bill or actually replaced it with a substitute bill before they passed it, the bill then had to be sent back to the House to be voted on again because of the Senate amendments/changes. At this point the House's prior vote on the bil...
by BChambers
June 28th, 2011, 3:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Conversation with TPWD Game Warden Captain regarding HB1788
Replies: 58
Views: 8869

Re: Conversation with TPWD Game Warden Captain regarding HB1

jcraft wrote: Hatchet buried/water under the bridge, your choice.

John
Agreed. :thumb:
by BChambers
June 28th, 2011, 1:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Conversation with TPWD Game Warden Captain regarding HB1788
Replies: 58
Views: 8869

Re: Conversation with TPWD Game Warden Captain regarding HB1

Brad, Again, since my words hold no weight... Ask Joe Forks his interpretation of the 2/3 vote. We had this discussion yesterday on KS. I'm just trying to to present the facts. You are free to do as you wish, like I said. John And what part of my statement you above quoted was not factual? But conv...
by BChambers
June 28th, 2011, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Conversation with TPWD Game Warden Captain regarding HB1788
Replies: 58
Views: 8869

Re: Conversation with TPWD Game Warden Captain regarding HB1

Well, I would suggest that you take what I have to say with some reservation. I am but a newbie, with limited posts, and haven't yet established the credibility necessary to take what I say at face value. Perhaps you would be better served heeding the advice given by one of this forums respected se...
by BChambers
June 28th, 2011, 12:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ever hatched eggs from a dead snake?
Replies: 22
Views: 5275

Re: Ever hatched eggs from a dead snake?

Maybe the fact he pushed them out rather than cut them out was the key?
by BChambers
June 26th, 2011, 2:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nerodia - variety pack
Replies: 17
Views: 2581

Re: Nerodia - variety pack

That's quite a shot-not often you can find that many closely-related species (both Taxonomically and Ecologically) in the same spot.
by BChambers
June 26th, 2011, 11:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ever hatched eggs from a dead snake?
Replies: 22
Views: 5275

Re: Ever hatched eggs from a dead snake?

I've even had a snake die in the middle of oviposition, immediately cut out the remaining eggs and set them up for incubation. no luck.
by BChambers
June 26th, 2011, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some finds from the Caribbean Coast, Costa Rica
Replies: 17
Views: 4141

Re: Some finds from the Caribbean Coast, Costa Rica

Very good shooting-love the parrot snake predation.
by BChambers
June 26th, 2011, 8:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ever hatched eggs from a dead snake?
Replies: 22
Views: 5275

Re: Ever hatched eggs from a dead snake?

Almost never works. But for some reason it can work with turtles. But not snakes.
by BChambers
June 26th, 2011, 8:14 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: "Rattlesnake Republic"
Replies: 86
Views: 41725

Re: "Rattlesnake Republic"

HSUS has had a definite "presence" in some AP programming, though.
by BChambers
June 26th, 2011, 8:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Extra-Cool Bamboo Viper Mimic!
Replies: 13
Views: 7022

Re: Extra-Cool Bamboo Viper Mimic!

That is a humbling testament to the power of natural selection. Amazing.
by BChambers
June 26th, 2011, 7:56 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: TX HB1788 becomes law...
Replies: 76
Views: 21623

Re: TX HB1788 becomes law...

I"M argumentative?? :lol: :lol: :lol: I edited your remarks below to remove the diatribe and what was covered earlier in the thread.. There wasn't much left. Chambers you are unconscionable. I will not debate issues with a moron. You call me a liar and then you slander me. You are incapable of havin...
by BChambers
June 25th, 2011, 3:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mix bag of herps, somthing for everyone (DUW).
Replies: 19
Views: 2954

Re: Mix bag of herps, somthing for everyone (DUW).

Wow, that Coral-belly. Wow.
by BChambers
June 25th, 2011, 1:38 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: TX HB1788 becomes law...
Replies: 76
Views: 21623

Re: TX HB1788 becomes law...

Brad, The next time I'm in Dallas I'll grab my hard drive and post some photos from years past if that's what qualifies you to post an opinion on this forum. You can also wander over to KS and take a look at my contributions to that site, or check out my listing under the alterna approved breeders ...
by BChambers
June 25th, 2011, 12:30 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: TX HB1788 becomes law...
Replies: 76
Views: 21623

Re: TX HB1788 becomes law...

The argument is whether commercial collecting on Texas roads is comparable to that of non-commercial take, and if those takes are sustainable. I say that both have a minimal impact on the species in these areas, the takes are sustainable, and should be recognized as such. John John And the only doc...
by BChambers
June 25th, 2011, 9:24 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: TX HB1788 becomes law...
Replies: 76
Views: 21623

Re: TX HB1788 becomes law...

LMAO-guess i struck a nerve. :lol: You're providing NO data, only ill-founded suppositions on your part. YOU get serious. If you stick around here, you'll soon find that most of the members don't collect at all, and pursue herps for photography purposes only. Your "supposition" that the herpers who ...
by BChambers
June 25th, 2011, 7:15 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: TX HB1788 becomes law...
Replies: 76
Views: 21623

Re: TX HB1788 becomes law...

I certainly agree, Ej-I was being a bit sarcastic. There's SOME possibility our friend Mr. Welker has been making phone calls. ;) I'm pretty confident in saying that is not the case. Look at the posts over the years. I'm sure there are idiots who monitor these forums (You gotta realize this is not t...
by BChambers
June 25th, 2011, 6:04 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: TX HB1788 becomes law...
Replies: 76
Views: 21623

Re: TX HB1788 becomes law...

Some of the main reasons why an animal is taken out of the wild is either to be sold, given away, or to be put in somebody’s personal collection. The bottom line is that the animal was taken out of the wild, regardless of one’s intentions. Period. Kyle As I pointed out above, the difference is numb...
by BChambers
June 25th, 2011, 5:47 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: TX HB1788 becomes law...
Replies: 76
Views: 21623

Re: TX HB1788 becomes law...

Let me preface this by saying that I do not condone the unsustainable collection of any species of animal. And yet, this will never be an issue if you define ALL collecting as "sustainable", as apparently you do. ;) As Mike has stated, he has provided herps for legitimate scientific research and mu...
by BChambers
June 24th, 2011, 1:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trans Pecos Herping.
Replies: 14
Views: 3079

Re: Trans Pecos Herping.

Great shots guys! We certainly did better than expected on that trip, eh? Love the spadefoot pic.
by BChambers
June 24th, 2011, 7:20 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: TX HB1788 becomes law...
Replies: 76
Views: 21623

Re: TX HB1788 becomes law...

As usual, Daryl has reasonably and succinctly laid out the base issues here. I basically agree, though perhaps I feel more strongly about some, and based on my past experiences with the party involved, am far less likely to take what he says at anything close to face value. That's particularly true ...
by BChambers
June 23rd, 2011, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I really hate you people
Replies: 33
Views: 4854

Re: I really hate you people

So far this thread has it all-great shots and funny replies :lol: .

Seriously, that milk and those collareds are awesome.
by BChambers
June 22nd, 2011, 2:25 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: TX HB1788 becomes law...
Replies: 76
Views: 21623

Re: TX HB1788 becomes law...

I don’t make my living by being a commercial collector. I make my living by breeding rodents so you are wrong again Brad, as usual. I will have to get back to my rodents after this response. I sold a grand total of 82 herps last year Welkerii Just thought I'd let you refute your own point, since I'...
by BChambers
June 22nd, 2011, 1:28 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: TX HB1788 becomes law...
Replies: 76
Views: 21623

Re: TX HB1788 becomes law...

That's easy, Mike-a commercial collector is one who makes his living by capturing wild reptiles and amphibians and selling them. You are a commercial collector. I'm not-nor are any of the other regulars on this forum, at least those I've come to know over the years. You seem to wonder why your posts...
by BChambers
June 21st, 2011, 4:09 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: TX HB1788 becomes law...
Replies: 76
Views: 21623

Re: TX HB1788 becomes law...

This fact is why we should be allowed to do what we do. Okay Brad, define “real commercial collector?” Anyone selling a wild caught herp that they collected is a commercial collector. Anyone buying a wild caught herp is supporting commercial collection. Anyone trading wild caught herps they collect...
by BChambers
June 20th, 2011, 4:44 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: TX HB1788 becomes law...
Replies: 76
Views: 21623

Re: TX HB1788 becomes law...

It doesn't matter how sustainable commercial collecting is-the reason the road ban law passed in the first place was that a couple of the higher ups in TPW LE were able to sell the "narrative" (that every snake hunter in the Trans-Pecos was getting rich by catching and selling rare reptiles) to the ...