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by KecheMukwa
October 17th, 2013, 12:57 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Keeping Whiptails and Side-blotched lizards
Replies: 3
Views: 2284

Keeping Whiptails and Side-blotched lizards

Does anyone have experience keeping Whiptails (specifically A. tigris) or Common Side-blotched lizards? From what I've read their needs are pretty typical for desert herps, but I was wondering if anyone with experience has any pointers.

- Jay
by KecheMukwa
August 10th, 2013, 2:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Crocodile is first pet for Royal baby George
Replies: 1
Views: 2120

Re: Crocodile is first pet for Royal baby George

These are the kind of things that make me love Australia.
by KecheMukwa
August 10th, 2013, 6:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: Croc brings plane down...sort of, kills 20
Replies: 7
Views: 4127

Re: Croc brings plane down...sort of, kills 20

The crocodile survived the crash before being cut up with a machete Don't take this the wrong way, but did anyone else think that this was the most tragic part of the story? Seems like a cruel way to end an animal's life. Especially when it didn't really do anything except be in the wrong place at ...
by KecheMukwa
August 9th, 2013, 11:13 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: A couple macro questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5406

Re: A couple macro questions

Aye, but what if it was a 50mm macro and already at 1x?
by KecheMukwa
August 9th, 2013, 4:12 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: A couple macro questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5406

Re: A couple macro questions

Thanks for all your responses guys! I really do appreciate it. They've all been super helpful. The kind of thing I'd like to shoot is say, a 5mm bug eating a 8mm or so caterpillar (something that happens regularly in my lab and field site). My camera has a cropped sensor, so realistically I think 2x...
by KecheMukwa
August 9th, 2013, 11:56 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: A little of what I keep
Replies: 7
Views: 3553

Re: A little of what I keep

Beautiful snakes man! I'd love to have a retic but I'm not sure how my landlord would feel about it. I'm also not so sure how a tropical snake would feel about Germany.
by KecheMukwa
August 8th, 2013, 12:37 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: A couple macro questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5406

A couple macro questions

I'm in the market for a good macro lens, so I've been doing some research lately. I'll be using it more for insects than herps. I have a couple questions about macro equipment/techniques. First, does anyone have experience using any of the Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar lenses? If so, what are your thought...
by KecheMukwa
August 7th, 2013, 10:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: List of Herpetological events: symposiums, conferences, etc?
Replies: 5
Views: 1807

Re: List of Herpetological events: symposiums, conferences,

Definitely going to the DGHT meeting next month. I'm so glad I caught wind of it before it went down. Thanks so much Robert!
by KecheMukwa
August 7th, 2013, 5:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: control
Replies: 52
Views: 44905

Re: Anyone know of fire ant killer to use on alligator nests

Just a thought, but wouldn't insecticide (even one safe to use on eggs) have adverse effects on native insects as well? Perhaps the best way to deal with a situation such as this is to jus leave well enough alone. In many cases (though far from all), native wildlife is able to adapt and learn how to...
by KecheMukwa
August 6th, 2013, 5:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finding Sidewinders
Replies: 10
Views: 2356

Re: Finding Sidewinders

Welcome to the forum Andrew! I'd suggest that you introduce yourself a bit on the forum. Also, people here tend to not respond well to questions like "where can I find this species," especially from first time posters. Responsible herpers tend to withhold such information for fear of poachers and su...
by KecheMukwa
August 5th, 2013, 12:55 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Marine inverts from the Puget Sound
Replies: 3
Views: 2352

Re: Marine inverts from the Puget Sound

Thanks Andy and Tamara! I'm glad you dig them!
by KecheMukwa
August 5th, 2013, 11:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Any herpers in Germany?
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

Re: Any herpers in Germany?

Thanks Martti! I appreciate the help. Not quite sure how I missed that (I've been doing quite a bit of research since I got here). The only herping community I found previously was euroherp.com which didn't appear to be a very active. reptileexperts: Contact me when you get out here, I'd be glad to ...
by KecheMukwa
August 5th, 2013, 11:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Critters (AKA: Playing with my new camera)
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

Re: CA Critters (AKA: Playing with my new camera)

Thanks! I'm glad you like them. That Scrub Jay was particularly friendly. I'm sure it was used to getting all kind of treats from people.

Many spiny lizards took me for a ride that day. They were out in full force! The red coloration on some was quite impressive.
by KecheMukwa
August 5th, 2013, 8:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Any herpers in Germany?
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

Re: Any herpers in Germany?

Sounds like a resounding no to me. Oh well.
by KecheMukwa
August 4th, 2013, 2:05 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Marine inverts from the Puget Sound
Replies: 3
Views: 2352

Marine inverts from the Puget Sound

Until I graduated in May, I was a student at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. My campus was conveniently located not even 5 minutes from the shore of the Puget Sound (hence the University's name). This put me and my buddies in a prime location for some excellent cold-water SCUBA ...
by KecheMukwa
August 4th, 2013, 9:39 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: A few Orthopterans
Replies: 3
Views: 2122

Re: A few Orthopterans

These photos are fantastic! What lens are you using for these?
by KecheMukwa
August 4th, 2013, 4:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Critters (AKA: Playing with my new camera)
Replies: 2
Views: 1379

CA Critters (AKA: Playing with my new camera)

I spent the 6 or so weeks between my Utah field season and moving to Germany to formally begin my PhD studies traveling around the golden state. Alas, my love of the ocean got the best of me and I spent most of my time on SCUBA looking for eels and octopus (which I believe to be the underwater equiv...
by KecheMukwa
August 4th, 2013, 1:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Any herpers in Germany?
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

Any herpers in Germany?

I just moved out to Jena and was wondering if there's any other herpers in the area who'd like to get out in the field sometime.
by KecheMukwa
June 21st, 2013, 8:15 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Starter DSLR
Replies: 7
Views: 4034

Re: Starter DSLR

Thanks guys for all your advice! I really appreciate it. I ended up getting a Nikon D5100. I found Nikon to have the lens types I want at prices I could see myself paying in the near future. So far, I love it. It shouldn't be too long before I have photos to share with y'all.
by KecheMukwa
June 19th, 2013, 5:23 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Starter DSLR
Replies: 7
Views: 4034

Starter DSLR

I've been looking into getting my first DSLR and was wondering if anyone here has any advice that might point me in the right direction. I've been considering a Canon EOS T3i or Nikon D3200 mostly because they seem to be the more entry level (and less expensive) options, but I'm wide open to suggest...
by KecheMukwa
June 19th, 2013, 7:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How many snakes of the year?
Replies: 23
Views: 4675

Re: How many snakes of the year?

Last year I saw 12 species, not sure how many sightings. This year I've only had 4 sightings of 2 species, but that count will hopefully start growing soon.
by KecheMukwa
June 17th, 2013, 6:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few finds from SW Utah
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

Re: A few finds from SW Utah

Thanks Jimi! I definitely got a taste of summer in the oven. It was hotter than hell for a while.

All these sightings, as well as an unphotographed sighting of a desert tortoise, are in the database.

- Jay
by KecheMukwa
June 13th, 2013, 3:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few finds from SW Utah
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

A few finds from SW Utah

I just finished the first field season of my PhD research on the ecology of coyote tobacco (Nicotiana attenuata) in the mojave desert of SW Utah. The research is usually pretty intense and as a result I don't have as much free time as I'd like to get out of our field station to herp. Luckily the her...
by KecheMukwa
June 11th, 2013, 8:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Pics Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 1498

Re: Field Pics Australia

Goddamn I love Australia. Your monitor shots are great! I've never seen one stand up like that before.
by KecheMukwa
June 7th, 2013, 7:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gila monsters
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Gila monsters

Words cannot describe my jealousy.
by KecheMukwa
June 7th, 2013, 7:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Utah herping
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

Re: Utah herping

What part is this exactly?
by KecheMukwa
June 7th, 2013, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crazy Night of Coastal Herping!
Replies: 16
Views: 5586

Re: Crazy Night of Coastal Herping!

Those cat snakes are out-of-this-world looking, and of course the rest are awesome too. Thanks for sharing these photos!
by KecheMukwa
June 7th, 2013, 7:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Utah herping
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

Re: Utah herping

That looks like a plateau lizard (Sceloporus tristicus) to me, although it's a bit hard to tell.
by KecheMukwa
June 6th, 2013, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few herps from this weekend- San Mateo, Alameda, Marin
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

Re: A few herps from this weekend- San Mateo, Alameda, Marin

Nice finds! If you guys are cool with it, I'd like to join you on your next outing. I haven't been herping around the bay yet (mostly because I've been in Utah all summer so far, but I'll be back in a week).
by KecheMukwa
June 1st, 2013, 12:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: new guy
Replies: 2
Views: 714

new guy

Hey everyone. I'm new to the forum so I thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Jay Goldberg, 22, originally from Saratoga, CA. I've been a long time herp enthusiast, but only started herping last summer while studying Striped Plateau Lizards in AZ. At the end of the summer I'm moving to Germany fo...