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by craigb
November 29th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Twas the Night Before Christmas (The field herper's version)
Replies: 0
Views: 135

Twas the Night Before Christmas (The field herper's version)

In Memory of Kent Van Sooy Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the rack not a serpent was stirring, they'd all hit the sack. A snake bag was hung by my bedside with care In case an escapee I happened to snare. The pinkies were frozen all snug in the chest Since most think that freezing...
by craigb
October 19th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night Snake Species ID
Replies: 1
Views: 7523

Re: Night Snake Species ID

Quite honestly the taxonomy for reptiles and amphibians changes about as often as I purchase a new car. Every six to twelve years the majority of the scientists that care about such things change from separatists to generalists. Otherwise known as the dividers and the clumpers. For a decade or more ...
by craigb
September 29th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: wanted box turtle photos
Replies: 5
Views: 10209

Re: wanted box turtle photos

I'm glad you could use them.
I really enjoy seeing them in the wild.

And always take pics....
by craigb
September 26th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finding Snakes in the City
Replies: 4
Views: 9165

Re: Finding Snakes in the City

Great stuff as always Lou.....
His snake room was amazing!!!
by craigb
September 7th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: wanted box turtle photos
Replies: 5
Views: 10209

Re: wanted box turtle photos

Back in the early days of FieldHerpForum we were told not to post pics with surrounding areas and landmarks. Trolls would find the spot and decimate it. By decimate I mean use pry bars to pull cap rock, tear apart downed snags, turn rocks and not replace and take all reptiles found. It was a great t...
by craigb
September 7th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: wanted box turtle photos
Replies: 5
Views: 10209

Re: wanted box turtle photos

2011 trip to University Of Arkansas Little Rock... Unknown marked trail out in the sticks.
by craigb
September 7th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: wanted box turtle photos
Replies: 5
Views: 10209

Re: wanted box turtle photos

Hey I have a few from an Arizona trip years ago. We were morning cruising out for a hike near Wilcox and saw this one on the side of the Rd. Sorry, I didn't take many scenery shots in those days. Please credit all photos to Cody Barnes Phd. Oklahoma State University, and Craig Barnes M.S. University...
by craigb
August 24th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....
Replies: 10
Views: 20838

Re: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....

I was out and about in the upper desert last night. It stayed 87 degrees from 7:30 until we left about 10 pm. Lots of rodents and banded geckos were out. We saw one tarantula and one desert iguana out soaking up the road heat. Not a terrible night, but very warm and very windy. Next month may be bet...
by craigb
August 22nd, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave herping October 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 12150

Re: Mojave herping October 2019

I will be out and about Palm Springs to Twenty-nine Palms, October 3,4, or 5th. I am unsure where and when now (depends on the temps).
I will pm (private message) you the details a week or so away. Maybe we can meet up to photograph some Crotalids :mrgreen: :thumb: :D :shock:

Craig Barnes
by craigb
August 15th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Charina bottae distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 21882

Re: Charina bottae distribution

Very cool Richard, your reports are so concise and factual they are a pleasure to read.
I look forward to your future reports. :thumb:

craigb
by craigb
August 12th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Riverside County Ca. Animal Control responds to a rubber snake.
Replies: 0
Views: 18305

Riverside County Ca. Animal Control responds to a rubber snake.

I'm sorry folks but twenty years ago I worked for Riverside Co. Animal Control. This was a chance to make friends with the community. As a husband I also think the story is pretty funny. https://ktla.com/2019/08/12/threat-level-to-zero-toy-snake-prompts-animal-control-response-in-riverside/ Enjoy! c...
by craigb
August 7th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orange County, CA
Replies: 1
Views: 11129

Re: Orange County, CA

pm sent....
by craigb
July 29th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Monitor Scientific Journal: BIAWAK Current
Replies: 0
Views: 15516

Monitor Scientific Journal: BIAWAK Current

Hi folks I just got a copy of this sent to me. I enjoyed the read.

file:///C:/Users/bbbba/Desktop/BIAWAK%20Journal%20of%20Varanid%20Biology%20and%20Husbandry%20Vol.13%20%231.pdf

You will need to copy the link and paste with your search engine.

I hope it works.....


craigb
by craigb
July 20th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: The Giant Gila Monster: 1959 A great horror movie ?
Replies: 1
Views: 8949

The Giant Gila Monster: 1959 A great horror movie ?

I remember seeing this a long time ago....
It is playing here in Southern California today ...

Watch the trailer it is really "scary" !!!!

https://www.tvpassport.com/movie/the-gi ... ter/208695


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

craigb
by craigb
July 14th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Charina bottae distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 21882

Re: Charina bottae distribution

Richard, I am with you 100%. I realize the sheer number of herpers, could solve this problem of identifying their range. But, wouldn't this appear to be a great opportunity for the academic community to resolve and publish their academic research. This sounds almost like a pre written thesis stateme...
by craigb
July 7th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...
Replies: 22
Views: 29581

Re: What is a species subspecies? Layman thoughts...

Just to confuse things a little more what about the Lampropeltis zonata group? Having caught most of the California "subspecies" starting in the 1970's, I am unsure if they would breed with each other. I never tried it. Also, would Baja California subspecies breed with their northern "cousins"? I wo...
by craigb
June 29th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: Online venomous snake quiz for the masses....
Replies: 3
Views: 10799

Re: Online venomous snake quiz for the masses....

Thanks for the input...
I thought I knew a lot, but basically I know about the "hots" from places I have been, or seen in the pet trade.
by craigb
June 25th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent Kansas Trip! (part 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 8421

Re: Recent Kansas Trip! (part 1)

The herps and birds were nice, but the smiles from your family were the best.
Now I want to go to Kansas....

Carpe diem !
by craigb
June 24th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....
Replies: 10
Views: 20838

Re: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....

Sorry folks nothing Crotalid wise to add today. I was out and about last night and saw a few snakes. Sunday nights are so pleasant, no traffic on the roads getting there. Nobody on my favorite roads. Last night no moon until midnight. What could go wrong.... CHP was out citing stupid folks for speed...
by craigb
June 18th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....
Replies: 10
Views: 20838

Re: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....

Let's see if I can follow directions:

by craigb
June 15th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....
Replies: 10
Views: 20838

Re: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....

Just an update: Another Crotalus mitchelli from the Highway 62 area, last night.
6.14.19 speck.jpg
This was taken about 9 pm last night near Twentynine Palms (off of Hwy 62).
by craigb
June 12th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....
Replies: 10
Views: 20838

Re: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....

No, I don't think it is the same animal. I think that the ones right there have that color pattern. Not mentioned is that I think the mortality rate is high there. In the last ten years I have seen three others DOA (hit by car). Three is not a low number for deaths, because in the last ten years I h...
by craigb
June 10th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....
Replies: 10
Views: 20838

Re: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....

PICT0001crop.jpg
I took this picture more than 10 years ago and about a half mile away.
by craigb
June 9th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....
Replies: 10
Views: 20838

Re: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....

Thanks Mark, more to come. All under 30 seconds.
Less talk more herps.

Craig
by craigb
June 6th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....
Replies: 10
Views: 20838

The best 22 seconds of a C. mitchelli....

Sunday in one of the most beautiful state parks in CA.

Just 22 seconds. But it is plenty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APSMQhaOC8M
by craigb
May 26th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: Online venomous snake quiz for the masses....
Replies: 3
Views: 10799

Online venomous snake quiz for the masses....

https://play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/identify-these-venomous-snakes-can-you?utm_medium=paid&utm_source=gemini&utm_campaign=370516017&utm_term=AOL_MAIL&utm_content=34661827277&asid=9722092053&device=c&adid=34661827277&mkcpgn=1e8d3c52f6bc4c1fbc7f06bce6badadd&sg_uid=1e8d3c52f6bc4c1fbc7f06bce6badadd I ev...
by craigb
April 27th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 97
Views: 102989

Re: Climate change revisited

I found this today... the topic broken down by one person.
A brief 5 minute testimony...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GujLcfdovE8
by craigb
April 26th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 97
Views: 102989

Re: Climate change revisited

Jimi: Thank you nuff' said. Unfortunately my sons are busy trying to put food on the table, getting married and just trying to get someplace they want to be. I do spend a week or so each year with each of them in the field when our schedules work out. They are 31 year old twins. I learn about their ...
by craigb
April 25th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 97
Views: 102989

Re: Climate change revisited

Jimi: I am not like that guy, or any other guy. I am me. All people have opinions. I think more can be gained by listening rather that ridiculing. By the way I have two research Biologists as my sons. One Ph.D, the other soon to be Ph.d. I listen to them and others ... I go back to my original thoug...
by craigb
April 25th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 97
Views: 102989

Re: Climate change revisited

Wow ..... good thread. My only thoughts are that much of the research out there is done for publicity. Many of those in academia must publish research to justify their positions. There is the "hitch". Some is good honest research and some is not. Some of it may be true until another researcher dispr...
by craigb
December 20th, 2018, 8:17 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 65981

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

That sounds kind of "tacky" Kelly....he he he..... One tip that is pretty basic, but isn't obvious about feeding very young snakes is to keep them cramped in the deli tub when trying to get the first meal eaten. I have had folks buy rosies from me that immediately put them in a 10 gallon enclosure. ...
by craigb
December 14th, 2018, 6:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Twas....... KVS
Replies: 1
Views: 1911

Twas....... KVS

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the rack not a serpent was stirring, they'd all hit the sack. A snake bag was hung by my bedside with care In case an escapee I happened to snare. The pinkies were frozen all snug in the chest Since most think that freezing kills cooties the best. An...
by craigb
December 4th, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 65981

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

I also agree Kelly....
I think many reptiles and amphibians have a much higher sensitivity to humidity levels in the wild as well.
As humans we barely acknowledge anything other than major changes in humidity.
by craigb
December 2nd, 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 65981

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Well ... Kelly as you know, my herp room is really rather boring. A small orderly room with identical plastic boxes on uniformed shelves on one side of the room, and a neat row of mice breeder cages on the other side. It's clear to see my obsessive-compulsive side as you see the neat descriptive lab...
by craigb
December 1st, 2018, 1:05 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 65981

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Just remembered another tactic...
Using the goo from the brained pinky on the nose of a thawed fuzzy will get stubborn ones to start taking thawed.
by craigb
December 1st, 2018, 11:25 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 65981

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Getting young rosys to eat consistently with some "localities/morphs" is difficult. Not surprisingly a simple change of venue sometimes works. There is a group of 6 of us old guys in Long Beach that keep rosys. When we have difficulties we will give them to a buddy for a month. It works consistently...
by craigb
December 1st, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 65981

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

One controversy that I have discussed at length is whether or not rosy boas need available water during brumation. Some of folks with lots of experience have told me that in the wild they don't drink water during brumation. But, I offer mine a small amount of water throughout brumation. One thing I ...
by craigb
November 29th, 2018, 6:31 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 65981

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Holy Crap !!! Excellent, informative response. My thoughts are along the same lines. During down time (brumation) I clean some of the less accessed places like floors and shelves. This is done as needed throughout the year, but also at least once annually. I am finding white vinegar to be less destr...
by craigb
November 28th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 65981

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Kelly what do you know about using white vinegar for cleaning? I use it in laundry, and used it on about 25 plastic small dog sized water bowls yesterday. I used a weak dilution with water, but it melted the dried snake poop and urine overnight. Some look brand new. It is cheap and does not ruin thi...
by craigb
November 16th, 2018, 9:35 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 67259

Re: change of forum format

Kelly I do like your spelling (Rosey) better than the standard Rosy boa.
I usually call my BTS's ... Blueys like the Aussies and the Kiwis call them.

I am going to the dark side this year also. I am going to try my hand at Ball Pythons (of all things).
Norm and Norma...hehe!
by craigb
November 16th, 2018, 6:25 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 67259

Re: change of forum format

There ya go thinkin again Kelly..... And I agree. It's good to see ya back here. Being winter time it might be a while to get going strong.... I am going to try to start a thread this year in the "Herpetoculture section" and document my breeding activities. I would like input and also see and hear w...
by craigb
October 24th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bull Wars
Replies: 6
Views: 10646

Re: Bull Wars

Believe it or not Mike, there was a time when a video of this quality would have had over 500 hits in 3 hours.
Life here is a bit slower now....

Things change, but thanks again for the GREAT video....
by craigb
October 24th, 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bull Wars
Replies: 6
Views: 10646

Re: Bull Wars

The best video I have seen in a number of years..... Very cool..... Now I also have another reason to visit my brother in law in Phillips WI. This is nowhere near the quality of yours. But, it is just about 2 miles from my house. And it is just an article with some pics taken by birders. There is al...
by craigb
October 21st, 2018, 7:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herping Southern California in October
Replies: 5
Views: 10742

Re: herping Southern California in October

Daytime temps in the low 80s, and they got rain last week....

Good time to "'Take a Hike"..... :arrow: :shock:
by craigb
October 19th, 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herping Southern California in October
Replies: 5
Views: 10742

Re: herping Southern California in October

pm sent too.... two? also?
by craigb
September 22nd, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 2 headed copperhead found in N. Virginia
Replies: 0
Views: 10639

2 headed copperhead found in N. Virginia

This looks to be a reasonably healthy wild caught 2 headed copperhead.
Interesting find and information...

https://abc7.com/pets-animals/two-heade ... d/4305513/
by craigb
September 9th, 2018, 6:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In The Desert (after the storm)
Replies: 12
Views: 18340

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In The Desert (after the stor

Great stuff....
You get around !
Outstanding scenery and animal shots....

Craig
by craigb
September 7th, 2018, 5:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona 2018: Good times
Replies: 16
Views: 14446

Re: Arizona 2018: Good times

Well, thank you FHF.... I got my 1000 views. To quote "Fringe"; "Seriously though, if you could convince a few of the old timers/seasoned herpers to post a few trip reports in here, then announce they did that on their personal FB's and IG's, you might get some folks interested again. Plus, there's ...
by craigb
September 4th, 2018, 8:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Canebrake from the other day
Replies: 1
Views: 4769

Re: Canebrake from the other day

Excellent pics !!!
That nose does have a story. Looks healthy though.

I saw my first DOA timber in Oklahoma this past May. There isn't anything in California or Arizona that remotely resembles C. horridus. I want to see more ! :thumb:

Keep posting please !
Craig
by craigb
September 3rd, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 67259

Re: change of forum format

Kelly I have disagreed with you a few times.
But the threat of losing a pet is devastating. They are family.

My thoughts are with you and your cat.