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by CrimsonCoils
July 31st, 2014, 4:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes
Replies: 43
Views: 20756

Re: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes

New Jersey Pinelands - https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2917/14021489199_de9dafc633_c.jpg https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7400/11957819835_8370c6ee4d_c.jpg Southeast Pennsylvania - https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8123/8606489733_162322d86b_c.jpg https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8190/8347677115_0b74db1686_...
by CrimsonCoils
February 28th, 2014, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Countdown to Spotted Salamanders!
Replies: 65
Views: 16896

Re: Countdown to Spotted Salamanders!

If you face north and look to your left, you can see the storm smacking the western border of the country. Oh, how I'm looking forward to the snow and ice that's going to spray into our faces. Here goes another one.
by CrimsonCoils
May 30th, 2013, 4:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yard King!
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: Yard King!

Snake could use a few sheds. I wonder if this gives more evidence to the warm winter increasing humidity in wintering dens and burrows underground.
by CrimsonCoils
May 30th, 2013, 4:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nerodia's Head Stuck in a Snail Shell
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: Nerodia's Head Stuck in a Snail Shell

I don't blame you. I would've done the same thing. Seems the snake bit off more than it could chew.
by CrimsonCoils
April 15th, 2013, 4:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Queen snake
Replies: 7
Views: 2211

Re: Queen snake

They're a species of special concern in PA. Queens are definitely a good find. I'd be pumped of I was herping Water Snakes and ended up with Queens.
by CrimsonCoils
March 20th, 2013, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New England Migration Status ...?
Replies: 14
Views: 2331

Re: New England Migration Status ...?

Can't wait for it. And I noticed the first Wood Frog showed up in the vernal behind the house. I'm worried they'll eventually disappear.
by CrimsonCoils
March 20th, 2013, 2:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New England Migration Status ...?
Replies: 14
Views: 2331

Re: New England Migration Status ...?

Well, I can't speak for New England, but things seem to be moving at a slow pace in extreme southeast PA as well. Even in counties a little north, such as Montgomery or Bucks, things seem to be much more active. Kyle Loucks has posted a few videos of Spotted Salamanders in vernals, and in the backgr...
by CrimsonCoils
March 17th, 2013, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March Species Counts
Replies: 53
Views: 6868

Re: March Species Counts

3/17 - Bucks County, PA - 32° F
7 Red Back Sals
5 Spotted Sals
by CrimsonCoils
March 16th, 2013, 1:02 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Trouble focusing in on smaller herps...
Replies: 6
Views: 4263

Re: Trouble focusing in on smaller herps...

Image

Wow, much better!
by CrimsonCoils
March 16th, 2013, 8:23 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Trouble focusing in on smaller herps...
Replies: 6
Views: 4263

Re: Trouble focusing in on smaller herps...

Oops :D

I haven't had a chance to look at my camera, but when I said I couldn't find a macro setting I was refering to the dial on the top of the camera.

I apologize for my stupidity.

Thanks guys.
by CrimsonCoils
March 16th, 2013, 3:50 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Trouble focusing in on smaller herps...
Replies: 6
Views: 4263

Re: Trouble focusing in on smaller herps...

First, thanks for the response.

I don't see any flower or "macro" setting on the dial knob. But, like I said, I'm can't claim that I'm very good with cameras. It's more than likely it's user error rather than anything else. I'll try reading the booklet and messing with the setting first.
by CrimsonCoils
March 15th, 2013, 2:57 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Trouble focusing in on smaller herps...
Replies: 6
Views: 4263

Trouble focusing in on smaller herps...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/8561037804_8f87cf065f_c.jpg Working with a Nikon COOLPIX P510 NIKKOR 42X WIDE OPTICAL ZOOM ED VR 4.3 - 180mm 1:3 - 5.9 I'm no photography wizz. I'm generally happy with the photos I get from this camera. The only problem is I can't get any detail of smaller herps ...
by CrimsonCoils
March 14th, 2013, 8:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March Species Counts
Replies: 53
Views: 6868

Re: March Species Counts

lol, wow, the species count thread explodes!

3/11 - Delaware County, PA
Juvie Bullfrog

3/12 - Delaware County, PA
Too many to count Red Backs (dozens)
Multiple Spring Peepers calling, two vouched
Wood Frog
Pickerel (unvouched)
by CrimsonCoils
February 9th, 2013, 4:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post Blizzard February herps!
Replies: 7
Views: 1373

Re: Post Blizzard February herps!

Absolute excellence
by CrimsonCoils
January 21st, 2013, 2:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ho Hum
Replies: 11
Views: 2029

Re: Ho Hum

Yeah, seriously, I enjoyed that very much. Winter returns again, but once we get a bit of a thaw I'd say this clip was motivational. I'd be interested in that free editing program.
by CrimsonCoils
January 13th, 2013, 4:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fenix flashlights
Replies: 31
Views: 7291

Re: Fenix flashlights

Thanks guys. I have no complaints, the HP was awesome. The middle strap fit great, and it was very secure. I just thought an hour and a half was a bit short for brand new batteries. Still very satisfied with the purchase!!!
by CrimsonCoils
January 12th, 2013, 8:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fenix flashlights
Replies: 31
Views: 7291

Re: Fenix flashlights

I hate to bump a thread back, but I have a question about the HP11 Headlamp. As I posted above I purchased one and tonight I finally had the chance to put it to some use. The weather has been incredibly mild in this area the past several days, and I decided to check out a nearby vernal pool for any ...
by CrimsonCoils
January 12th, 2013, 7:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January Species Counts
Replies: 27
Views: 3870

Re: January Species Counts

Jan 12th - Delaware County, PA - 46°F
1 American Bullfrog
3 Red Backed Sals
1 unvouched frog (couldn't get near enough to see if it was a young Bull or a Green Frog)
Exciting stuff man... :|
by CrimsonCoils
January 11th, 2013, 9:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January Species Counts
Replies: 27
Views: 3870

Re: January Species Counts

Jan 11th - Delaware County, PA - 46°F
Greeted at my back door by a Red Backed Sal.
Such a mild weekend. Hoping to get home from work at a decent time tomorrow to check some local spots *fingers crossed*.
by CrimsonCoils
January 9th, 2013, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog Call #10 - Eastern Spadefoot
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Frog Call #10

Spadefoot
by CrimsonCoils
January 7th, 2013, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog call #2 - Wood Frogs
Replies: 9
Views: 1437

Re: Frog call #2

I know that sound every spring. C: Wood Frogs. Final answer.
by CrimsonCoils
January 7th, 2013, 1:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January Species Counts
Replies: 27
Views: 3870

Re: January Species Counts

Jan 7th - Delaware County, PA - 44 F
2 Red Backed Salamanders
by CrimsonCoils
January 6th, 2013, 6:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fenix flashlights
Replies: 31
Views: 7291

Re: Fenix flashlights

I'm in amphib mode this year. I have a vernal out back of the house that has been used by Wood Frogs for years. I can't wait to check it out when the critters start croaking. Just purchased the HP 11 Headlamp. Can't wait till it gets here. I hope it's as good as you've all been saying.
by CrimsonCoils
January 5th, 2013, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January Species Counts
Replies: 27
Views: 3870

Re: January Species Counts

Jan 5th - Delaware County, PA - 39 F
1 Northern Dusky Sal
Several larvae spotted - none vouched
by CrimsonCoils
January 5th, 2013, 5:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Calling Amphibians - Frog Call #1 - Springpeepers
Replies: 19
Views: 2830

Re: Calling Amphibians

I guess this is a good thread to ask what a good device to record calls on is as well. Do most people simply use their cell phones?
by CrimsonCoils
January 5th, 2013, 4:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Calling Amphibians - Frog Call #1 - Springpeepers
Replies: 19
Views: 2830

Re: Calling Amphibians

I'm gonna have to second that. Peepers, then Gray Tree Frog. I'm assuming this is early dusk, because for some reason it sounds like I can hear a Cardinal calling the background, lol.
by CrimsonCoils
January 4th, 2013, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year 2012, Let's Keep it Going... #11 - SNAKES
Replies: 14
Views: 2679

Re: End of the Year 2012, Let's Keep it Going... #11 - SNAKE

First photo, gonna have to go with a good ol' trusty Eastern Garter. Common snake, but I like this photo so much. Taken with a standard $100 digital camera, it's probably my best photo of a snake that I've ever taken. Shot was taken April 14th. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8190/8347677115_0b74db168...
by CrimsonCoils
January 3rd, 2013, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Take that, EDB
Replies: 9
Views: 2753

Re: Take that, EDB

Staged or not, that Cottonmouth was a beast, and it took out that Diamondback with incredible proficiency! Honestly, until reading the first two replies to this thread, it had never even dawned on me that some of this wildlife footage could be staged or manipulated. How incredibly unethical. Also in...
by CrimsonCoils
January 3rd, 2013, 4:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1st Stupid Question of the year ... LECH?
Replies: 23
Views: 2215

Re: 1st Stupid Question of the year ... LECH?

I've been planning a half arm tattoo with Timber scales being shown where skin has been "ripped away", as a way to show some NE pride. I wonder if I can work the term "LECH Pride" in there somehow... hmmm.... :mrgreen: Might want to pick a more characteristic species! Timbers go all the way down to...
by CrimsonCoils
January 3rd, 2013, 2:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1st Stupid Question of the year ... LECH?
Replies: 23
Views: 2215

Re: 1st Stupid Question of the year ... LECH?

I've been planning a half arm tattoo with Timber scales being shown where skin has been "ripped away", as a way to show some NE pride. I wonder if I can work the term "LECH Pride" in there somehow... hmmm.... :mrgreen:
by CrimsonCoils
October 6th, 2012, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: October Species Counts
Replies: 19
Views: 2710

Re: October Species Counts

Oct 6th - Berks Co, PA
Northern Black Racer
Eastern Milk Snake
Northern Ringneck Snake
Red Backed Sal
2 Northern Slimy Sals
Eastern Newt
by CrimsonCoils
September 23rd, 2012, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: September Species Counts
Replies: 19
Views: 3073

Re: September Species Counts

9/23/12 - Berks Co, PA - 66°F
1 Black Rat Snake
2 Northern Ringnecks
1 Red Backed Sal
1 Spotted Sal
1 Eastern Newt
Spotted 2 Black Racers - no vouchers
by CrimsonCoils
September 17th, 2012, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Young of the Year (YOY) – theme post
Replies: 52
Views: 32806

Re: Young of the Year (YOY) – theme post

Put these up on another post, but since they're neonates I figure they're good for this thread too. Flipped baby Northern Coppers. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8037/7989889312_2d959e2dcf_c.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/7989880905_af90e27af2_c.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8449/79898832...
by CrimsonCoils
September 17th, 2012, 7:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: September Species Counts
Replies: 19
Views: 3073

Re: September Species Counts

Sept. 15th - Berks Co, PA
3 Northern Ringneck Snakes
5 Copperheads
2 Red Backed Sals
1 Black Rat Snake (lifer)
by CrimsonCoils
September 16th, 2012, 5:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A good day in PA
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: A good day in PA

Thanks. Yeah, the baby Coppers were definitely a treat. 5 Coppers on one flip, that's a record for me, lol. As for the Rat Snake, the guy was just awesome. Probably my favorite native PA snake. Just so laid back and tolerable. I mean, don't get me wrong, it was defenitely on edge, as any wild snake ...
by CrimsonCoils
September 16th, 2012, 9:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A good day in PA
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

A good day in PA

Weather was beautiful today. Low 70's and clear skies. Figured the cold weather is gonna eventually hit, so I'm trying to squeeze all the herping I can into the time left. Headed to a spot I had visited before, I didn't get around much last time and wanted to explore more. As always with this area, ...
by CrimsonCoils
September 15th, 2012, 5:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A good day in PA
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

A good day in PA

Weather was beautiful today. Low 70's and clear skies. Figured the cold weather is gonna eventually hit, so I'm trying to squeeze all the herping I can into the time left. Headed to a spot I had visited before, I didn't get around much last time and wanted to explore more. As always with this area, ...
by CrimsonCoils
September 14th, 2012, 5:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Species Count Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 4048

Re: Species Count Discussion

Very good points. A lot of people are pretty far advanced in this hobby. I don't necessarily feel the need to post an Eastern Garter for the 4,000th time on this forum. The species count was a good way to see who was active, but aren't putting up new posts every single time they herp. I mean, I gues...
by CrimsonCoils
September 9th, 2012, 1:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Species Count Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 4048

Re: Species Count Discussion

...It was only competetive to the competetive people and was not meant to be used for boasting... ...though I like to see what people are finding. Sorry for paraphrasing, Kyle. But, I agree with these two points. Seeing other finds never made me want to try and outcompete someone. Nor did it ever m...
by CrimsonCoils
September 9th, 2012, 1:20 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Android app is in the market
Replies: 54
Views: 12810

Re: Android app is in the market

Yeah, I hear ya. I don't mean to cut the product down, just some things I would've liked. I'm excited to see what improvements are made, as you mentioned adding to it. At least it marks the time and the GPS coordinates on the spot. I just look up the weather history for filling in stuff afterward.
by CrimsonCoils
September 8th, 2012, 11:17 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Android app is in the market
Replies: 54
Views: 12810

Re: Android app is in the market

Used the app today on 4 different finds. Gotta say, I'm a big fan of it. My only criticism is that I wish it took record of air temps, elevation, etc... I had to go back in and edit them afterward, and at that point I'm wondering why I just don't do the whole thing manually anyway. *edit* - Oh yeah,...
by CrimsonCoils
August 14th, 2012, 6:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Grid Milksnake article
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Re: Grid Milksnake article

Almost every PA field herp guide I own has confirmed finds for Milks, Coppers, Racers, and Black Rats within Philadelphia's limits. I guess Bill's explained the Milks, but every other one baffles me a bit.

- Matt
by CrimsonCoils
August 14th, 2012, 3:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Grid Milksnake article
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Re: Grid Milksnake article

By they way, Bill, I pass Wissahickon Park from time to time as I'm in northeast Philly at least a couple times a week. I have a hard time imagining any park within the city limits that doesn't have at least moderate foot traffic through the majority of it. How far back does it go? Did you not menti...
by CrimsonCoils
August 11th, 2012, 6:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: anyone ever seen this? but no picture (salamander vs. snake_
Replies: 4
Views: 1419

Re: anyone ever seen this? but no picture (salamander vs. sn

I was always under the impression that Red Backs make up a large part of their diet. I find them most often on steep slopes with lots of large flat rocks. There's usually always a moderate amount of cinereus in the area. Or at least that's how it is in my general area.
by CrimsonCoils
July 30th, 2012, 1:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Eastern Rat/ Northern watersnake ID
Replies: 13
Views: 3040

Re: Another Eastern Rat/ Northern watersnake ID

Wow, that appears to be nearly jet black. Beautiful. Anyone else have any photos of N. sipedon in this black coloration? I'd love to see more. That's an awesome photo by the way.
by CrimsonCoils
July 29th, 2012, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: does this look like an eastern ratsnake to you?
Replies: 8
Views: 2220

Re: does this look like an eastern ratsnake to you?

The dead give away for me was definitely how high set the eyes are on the head.
by CrimsonCoils
July 14th, 2012, 4:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: d
Replies: 35
Views: 5950

Re: d

I bought about 100 packs of Dunlop .06" guitar picks. Why is it that I can't find a damn one!?
by CrimsonCoils
July 13th, 2012, 7:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stop being lazy
Replies: 25
Views: 8018

Re: Stop being lazy

Can't wait to hike with the man who has almost no grasp on the english language... :|
by CrimsonCoils
July 13th, 2012, 6:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: d
Replies: 35
Views: 5950

Re: d

iamlazer wrote:Troeg's relocated to Hershey on Hershey Park Drive back in late 2011. (probably have passed it if you have ever been to Hershey Park)
I was going to get to bed early tonight for an early morning in pursuit of Coppers, but now I have an itch to head to Pappou's Pub for some Dream Weavers. Thanks.
by CrimsonCoils
July 10th, 2012, 3:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finding the Agkistrodon contortrix
Replies: 11
Views: 1838

Re: Finding the Agkistrodon contortrix

One minute it's a snake hook, the next it's a whipping stick. :lol: