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by Bostaff of Asclepius
May 10th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moloch, Taipans and more
Replies: 2
Views: 1840

Re: Moloch, Taipans and more

Damn it this is awesome, great stuff!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
November 29th, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Smoky Mountains Salamanders ID Help
Replies: 4
Views: 5320

Re: Smoky Mountains Salamanders ID Help

Aneides,

After pouring over a few different guides, online databases And having observed other individuals in the field that is what I had tentatively concluded as well. I have a few others I will post with my ID guesses in a few days.

The help of all is appreciated!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
November 13th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Smoky Mountains Salamanders ID Help
Replies: 4
Views: 5320

Smoky Mountains Salamanders ID Help

Greetings,

Below are a few individuals found on a hike along the Chimney Tops trail that I am having a hell of a time identifying:

Any help would be appreciated, driving myself and girlfriend nuts trying to id.
by Bostaff of Asclepius
October 25th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Identification Help: Argentina
Replies: 2
Views: 7642

Re: Identification Help: Argentina

after a bit of digging:

Anurans:
- Batrachyla leptopus
- Rhinella bergi
- Hypsiboas pulchellus
- Physalaemus santafecinus
by Bostaff of Asclepius
October 21st, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Identification Help: Argentina
Replies: 2
Views: 7642

Identification Help: Argentina

Greetings,

I am having a hell of a time correctly identifying the following herps; all were found within the Santa Fe area of Argentina. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
July 31st, 2016, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Michigan in July
Replies: 6
Views: 2866

Re: Herping Michigan in July

Great stuff!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
November 14th, 2015, 8:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID for dragons in southern Eyre Peninsula, South Australia?
Replies: 19
Views: 10985

Re: ID for dragons in southern Eyre Peninsula, South Austral

'A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia' by Wilson and Swan is a great resource. It looks like you have a choice between C. pictus and fionni - which were already your two rule-ins. The first three sure look like pictus, though.
by Bostaff of Asclepius
November 14th, 2015, 1:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID for dragons in southern Eyre Peninsula, South Australia?
Replies: 19
Views: 10985

Re: ID for dragons in southern Eyre Peninsula, South Austral

Looks remarkably similar to Ctenophorus pictus, I will have a peak in a book to double-check.
by Bostaff of Asclepius
August 31st, 2015, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bangladesh Python Project July 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 5662

Re: Bangladesh Python Project July 2015

Interesting species and excellent photos!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
November 24th, 2014, 11:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2014: Working the Iberian Peninsula
Replies: 17
Views: 4827

Re: Spring 2014: Working the Iberian Peninsula

Beautiful photographs, just wonderful stuff! I absolutely love seeing European herps, they are quickly becoming the most interesting herps in the world for me.
by Bostaff of Asclepius
November 18th, 2014, 1:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Quest: Salamanders of the U.S. - Year 1
Replies: 40
Views: 13511

Re: My Quest: Salamanders of the U.S. - Year 1

Great work, looking forward to your future contributions!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
August 27th, 2014, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia travels - Central & South China and Japan
Replies: 20
Views: 6515

Re: Asia travels - Central & South China and Japan

Your toad appears to be Duttaphrynus melanostictus * edit: I'm wrong, sorry for the mis-identification *. Your snake appears to be...absolutely awesome! I look forward to seeing what else you turn up.
by Bostaff of Asclepius
August 19th, 2014, 7:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Botswana snake ID!
Replies: 4
Views: 1602

Re: Botswana snake ID!

After a quick jog through Branch's Field Guide to Snakes of Southern Africa it appears it could be a neatly patterned Pseudaspis cana (mole snake).
by Bostaff of Asclepius
August 7th, 2014, 3:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizard ID, Flagstaff AZ
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

Re: Lizard ID, Flagstaff AZ

Thanks for the info, I appreciate it! I took another look at my photo set of 'lizard 1' and it appears that there are no visible blue throat patches on the little bugger which, according to Stebbins, would be a tick in the Graciosus column. :thumb:
by Bostaff of Asclepius
August 6th, 2014, 4:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizard ID, Flagstaff AZ
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

Re: Lizard ID, Flagstaff AZ

Thanks for the reply Jeff. How the hell does one distinguish graciosus from tristichus?
by Bostaff of Asclepius
August 6th, 2014, 11:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wrong turn on 95
Replies: 7
Views: 4223

Re: Wrong turn on 95

Fantastic shots, great stuff!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
August 6th, 2014, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizard ID, Flagstaff AZ
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

Lizard ID, Flagstaff AZ

I am having a hell of a time figuring out the identity of a few lizards found while in Flagstaff, AZ. I think that lizards 1 and 2 are female S. undulatus tristichus (Southern Plateau Lizards), lizards 3 and 4 are male S. u. tristichus, and lizard 5 may be S. graciosus. Your thoughts/input are appre...
by Bostaff of Asclepius
July 12th, 2014, 12:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes
Replies: 43
Views: 12358

Re: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes

My oh my, that photo is the stuff of dreams :crazyeyes:
by Bostaff of Asclepius
June 8th, 2014, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Mojave Desert
Replies: 29
Views: 5160

Re: The Mojave Desert

Great photos!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
April 29th, 2014, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April 2014- NorCal + SoCal Retrospective- same as CA chap
Replies: 10
Views: 2507

Re: April 2014- NorCal + SoCal Retrospective- same as CA cha

Good stuff! Believe it or not, the Thamnophis species are my favorites from your post, I adore the western spp sspp. That Charina bottae is another of my favorite species, such interesting little snakes!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
April 28th, 2014, 2:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Corallus annulatus blombergi
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: Corallus annulatus blombergi

Great photographs, very interesting!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
April 28th, 2014, 2:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Corallus annulatus blombergi
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: Corallus annulatus blombergi

Great photographs, very interesting!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
April 9th, 2014, 5:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lets See Some Green Snakes
Replies: 36
Views: 9307

Re: Lets See Some Green Snakes

Trimeresurus flavomacularus http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r756/colbertdvm/image_zps152213f6.jpg [URL=http://s1365.photobucket.com/user/colbertdvm/media/image_zps35fb3daf.jpg.html] http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r756/colbertdvm/image_zps35fb3daf.jpg [/URL Philippine Pitviper, just recently...
by Bostaff of Asclepius
April 7th, 2014, 6:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia trip Part 3
Replies: 18
Views: 6688

Re: Australia trip Part 3

Great stuff, those gecko photos are just awesome!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
April 7th, 2014, 6:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A bit of everything: 2013 Narrative and Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 2309

Re: A bit of everything: 2013 Narrative and Photos

Thanks for the replies/compliments, they are appreciated. My apologies for any irritating formatting errors. The post visually flows well on my tablet, though I'm not sure how it translates to a PC display.
by Bostaff of Asclepius
April 6th, 2014, 6:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A bit of everything: 2013 Narrative and Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 2309

A bit of everything: 2013 Narrative and Photos

Hello everyone, after much distraction and a bit of procrastination I have finally organized my photos and thoughts to share with you: 2013 has been quite a year for me, a year packed with significant changes, wonderful life experiences, and, of course, field herping. I present to you a series of ph...
by Bostaff of Asclepius
February 24th, 2014, 5:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madgascar photos
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: Madgascar photos

Beautiful photography of fascinating animals, well done sir!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
January 28th, 2014, 2:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazonia, or is that Amazonian Peru?
Replies: 63
Views: 26367

Re: Peruvian Amazonia, or is that Amazonian Peru?

This was a great read, thank you for taking the time to compose it!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
December 31st, 2013, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia: 2013 in review (pic heavy)
Replies: 24
Views: 5251

Re: Australia: 2013 in review (pic heavy)

Absolutely - frickin' great stuff, well done!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
December 13th, 2013, 1:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Mainland China 2012-13
Replies: 22
Views: 6259

Re: Herping in Mainland China 2012-13

Great stuff, beautiful pictures! I am unfamiliar with more than half of the species you posted, it is so amazing to see the variety that field herpetology has to offer!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
October 22nd, 2013, 10:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Assorted Frogs
Replies: 2
Views: 1467

Re: Assorted Frogs

Excellent stuff, I always enjoy your posts.
by Bostaff of Asclepius
August 28th, 2013, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ribbit Ribbit
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Ribbit Ribbit

Fantastic!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
August 14th, 2013, 2:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 in Georgia and North Carolina
Replies: 21
Views: 3214

Re: 2013 in Georgia and North Carolina

Wow, good stuff, I particularly liked the Crotalus and Pantherophis shots. Keep up the great work!
by Bostaff of Asclepius
August 13th, 2013, 6:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few shots of some common characters
Replies: 1
Views: 560

A few shots of some common characters

I present a small group of photos depicting some familiar faces from here in the Midwest for your viewing pleasure: Lithobates pipiens: These guys are damn near everywhere here in central Iowa, I've never seen so many leopard frogs at once! http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r756/colbertdvm/Lithoba...
by Bostaff of Asclepius
July 30th, 2013, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Traveling with snake hooks and other gear?
Replies: 30
Views: 6226

Re: Traveling with snake hooks and other gear?

I have traveled with my snake hook (non-collapsible) multiple times across the world by placing a golf club cover over the hook and firmly zip-tying it to the external frame of my backpack. I've had very few problems with the exception of Qantas airlines; I removed the snake hook from the frame and ...
by Bostaff of Asclepius
July 7th, 2013, 8:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cobras and Tons More Thailand Snakes!
Replies: 24
Views: 10850

Re: Cobras and Tons More Thailand Snakes!

Great narration, phenomenal photos and fascinating species, thanks for sharing! I am particular to the Xenopeltis, it is one of my favorite spp. of snake. I was visiting a friend's farm in Siem Reap, Cambodia and her brother brought me about a 4 inch hunk of the middle third portion of a snake that ...
by Bostaff of Asclepius
June 16th, 2013, 7:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Potpourii
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Herp Potpourii

Thanks for the kind words :beer:
by Bostaff of Asclepius
June 16th, 2013, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a lizard shot
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Re: Just a lizard shot

Great shot, I dig it :beer:
by Bostaff of Asclepius
June 15th, 2013, 5:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Potpourii
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Herp Potpourii

Howdy everyone, after a few months of lurking in the underbrush I have decided to surface with my first post. I've been a somewhat avid field herper since high school, photographing and recording general observations of each species of herp found since about 15 years of age. I recently graduated fro...