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by craigb
August 25th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Kingsnake, 29 Palms; Then and now.
Replies: 6
Views: 2217

Re: Kingsnake, 29 Palms; Then and now.

Yep 15 boxes going all the time. Pine shavings, Teklad lab chow, water. Eight big boxes 4 girls 1 boy, seven small boxes 2 girls 1 boy. That was all I could get. Lab breeder boxes are expensive new, cheaper left overs at reptile shows. Water bottles are surprisingly hard to find at a good price. I a...
by craigb
August 21st, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Kingsnake, 29 Palms; Then and now.
Replies: 6
Views: 2217

Re: Kingsnake, 29 Palms; Then and now.

Yep old guys are still kicking it.... I miss getting out in the field. Some of my buddies are getting out and seeing lots of cool animals. Both my sons are out also(twins 32 years old). One is in Utah, the other in Thailand. So I get some good pics. Maybe next year I can get up to Utah. Get some rub...
by craigb
July 23rd, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I-10 Chronicles
Replies: 25
Views: 3237

Re: I-10 Chronicles

Thanks for the advice....
Here is to 2021 :beer:
by craigb
July 22nd, 2020, 11:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I-10 Chronicles
Replies: 25
Views: 3237

Re: I-10 Chronicles

Thanks for the report Dave. So many folks talk about a trip and then never post what happened. I had a trip planned for Big Bend in April. Southwest cancelled it and so did my buddies. I am going to try again next year. I have yet to see a suboc, and a wild caught alterna is on my bucket list. craigb
by craigb
July 16th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possible Country Records for the US
Replies: 193
Views: 97477

Re: Possible Country Records for the US

I really appreciate bringing this thread back, just to reread the posts. The anticipated new study is a bonus. I am now retired and plan to spend more time in the field during 2021. :mrgreen:
by craigb
July 13th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I-10 Chronicles
Replies: 25
Views: 3237

Re: Future I-10 Chronicles

Thank you !
Exceptional....
My kind of photography. Take shot, release it, go find more!!!!

craigb
by craigb
July 12th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I-10 Chronicles
Replies: 25
Views: 3237

Re: Future I-10 Chronicles

Follow the rain or cold fronts......
Don't assume the motels will be 100 % bug free....
Take lots of pics and vids...

I am jealous.... :thumb:
by craigb
July 4th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Kingsnake, 29 Palms; Then and now.
Replies: 6
Views: 2217

Re: Kingsnake, 29 Palms; Then and now.

Happy Fourth of July to all herpers..... It has been a very different year. Difficult in many new ways, but also gratifying to see hope for the future. :thumb: This is a video of the kingsnake I shot two days after collection. It is eating a hours old baby mouse. Sorry for all the shaking and loss o...
by craigb
June 26th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Kingsnake, 29 Palms; Then and now.
Replies: 6
Views: 2217

Re: Kingsnake, 29 Palms; Then and now.

How many of us have kept a ball python named "Monty"?
If you have or know someone who has you may enjoy this youtube video....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D7hFHfLEyk

It is educational....
by craigb
June 26th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 173
Views: 129872

Re: Climate change revisited

Kelly "EVER" is a long time. None of the Men folk bother to come here any more. Back in the day Brian Hubbs, Jim Bass, Billboard, RockRatt, and several others men were victims of my nonsense and replied in kind. But for your sake I will curtail my levity.....
by craigb
June 22nd, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Kingsnake, 29 Palms; Then and now.
Replies: 6
Views: 2217

Kingsnake, 29 Palms; Then and now.

Then 9.23.18
Tiny little girl was a surprise....
Tiny little girl was a surprise....

Now 6.22.20

I think it's a beauty.....
I think it's a beauty.....

:D :D :D With fishing license and Native Reptile Propagation permit.....
by craigb
June 10th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Climate change revisited
Replies: 173
Views: 129872

Re: Climate change revisited

Didn't the Beatles say that "Speaking words of wisdom, let it be"
by craigb
May 12th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Oregon (Jackson Co) - a few more
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Re: Southern Oregon (Jackson Co) - a few more

Hey is the Crotalid an oreganous oreganous, or a oreganous lutoses? AKA Northern Pacific or Great Basin.... It may depend on where you are in Jackson Co. Do you want a good read on the subject? See: file:///F:/2020/5May/Herps.Field/Western-Rattlesnake-5-web-version_1.pdf Cut and paste to a your brow...
by craigb
April 14th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Florida nemesis species
Replies: 10
Views: 2906

Re: Some Florida nemesis species

Hey Dave... you can always ship herps back home by Reptiles Express, or Ship your Reptiles..... It's actually reasonable for next day... If you ship the day you leave you should beat them home. I have used Reptiles Express with good success. They picked up at home and it went from Orange County Ca. ...
by craigb
February 16th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptile/ snake book for herping Cal/Nev/Utah
Replies: 5
Views: 2223

Re: Reptile/ snake book for herping Cal/Nev/Utah

I used "Stebbins, Robert C. " Field guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians for the first two decades I herped. It was 1972 to about 1992, I carried it everywhere.

Now I research online and have a good idea of what to expect before I go.

Happy Trails :thumb:
by craigb
December 25th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Twas the Night Before Christmas (The field herper's version)
Replies: 3
Views: 2183

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

He was a great friend, and excellent field herper....
He is missed....
by craigb
November 29th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Twas the Night Before Christmas (The field herper's version)
Replies: 3
Views: 2183

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: 8702

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: 11553

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: 10365

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: 11553

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: 11553

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: 11553

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: 22547

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: 13132

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: 23869

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: 21412

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: 12114

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: 18371

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: 10449

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: 23869

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: 32770

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: 12282

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: 9110

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: 22547

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: 22547

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: 22547

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

Just an update: Another Crotalus mitchelli from the Highway 62 area, last night.
This was taken about 9 pm last night near Twentynine Palms (off of Hwy 62).
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: 22547

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: 22547

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

I took this picture more than 10 years ago and about a half mile away.
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: 22547

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: 22547

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: 12282

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: 173
Views: 129872

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: 173
Views: 129872

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: 173
Views: 129872

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: 173
Views: 129872

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: 74760

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: 2113

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: 74760

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: 74760

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...