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by RenoBart
March 27th, 2014, 11:00 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)
Replies: 189
Views: 125288

Re: Global warming effecting Amphibians (true or false)

Climate change or not, the single greatest threat to all animal life on earth is habitat loss and fragmentation.

Bart
by RenoBart
February 5th, 2014, 10:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NW Herp Gauntlet 2013 (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 11
Views: 3402

Re: NW Herp Gauntlet 2013 (Pic Heavy)

Joshua Wallace wrote:Bart: Thanks for the suggestions. They really made the trip.
Glad to help, let me know if you are ever down again. I will try to actually get out next time. :)

Bart
by RenoBart
February 5th, 2014, 9:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NW Herp Gauntlet 2013 (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 11
Views: 3402

Re: NW Herp Gauntlet 2013 (Pic Heavy)

Good stuff.

Bart
by RenoBart
January 20th, 2014, 9:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chuckwalla Skull
Replies: 10
Views: 3592

Re: Chuckwalla Skull

This book is really cool, lots of herp skulls in there:

http://www.amazon.com/Skulls-Exploratio ... rds=skulls

Bart
by RenoBart
September 19th, 2013, 8:41 am
Forum: News
Topic: CNN: New legless lizards found in California
Replies: 6
Views: 3410

CNN: New legless lizards found in California

New legless lizards found in California


http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/19/us/califo ... ?hpt=hp_c3

Interesting.

Bart
by RenoBart
August 22nd, 2013, 2:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peeling Bark?
Replies: 29
Views: 8870

Re: Peeling Bark?

Yeah, pretty funny. Reminds me of Richard Cheese.

Bart
by RenoBart
August 22nd, 2013, 8:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peeling Bark?
Replies: 29
Views: 8870

Re: Peeling Bark?

will lattea wrote:yonder mountain string band... too many good live options to pick just one :)
I'll check it out.

Bart
by RenoBart
August 22nd, 2013, 8:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peeling Bark?
Replies: 29
Views: 8870

Re: Peeling Bark?

will lattea wrote:have you heard the yonder cover? it's no misfits but it's mighty diggable!

(did i get it?)
No and yes. Yonder?? Linky?

Bart
by RenoBart
August 22nd, 2013, 7:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peeling Bark?
Replies: 29
Views: 8870

Re: Peeling Bark?

"Herper I am and bark I peel, these herps are in my bags cause, gotta have good photos of 'em, gotta have good photos of 'em. I want your snakes! I need your snakes!"

Sorry for those of you who don't get this corny reply. :lol:

Bart
by RenoBart
August 21st, 2013, 9:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peeling Bark?
Replies: 29
Views: 8870

Re: Peeling Bark?

When you guys say "peeling bark" are you talking about lifting dead bark to peek under on fallen decaying trees, or pulling away healthy living bark on standing trees, or both?

Bart
by RenoBart
July 24th, 2013, 8:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone heard of this?
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Re: Anyone heard of this?

AndyO'Connor wrote:From what I saw, they aren't commercially available yet? It seems like a pretty cool idea, I hope it is as effective as they say, for other country's health reasons first, and for my ability to herp without a mosquito banquet later.
Exactly.

:) Bart
by RenoBart
July 24th, 2013, 7:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone heard of this?
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Anyone heard of this?

Better yet, anyone tried these?

http://www.kitepatch.com/

Bart
by RenoBart
July 22nd, 2013, 7:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Constantly Dreaming About Snakes
Replies: 18
Views: 3536

Re: Constantly Dreaming About Snakes

I have, since being little, had a recurring dream about baby turtles. Basically I am in a small pool of water, where there are baby turtles of all types swimming around me everywhere. I have had this dream and awoke to remember it dozens of times...

Bart
by RenoBart
July 19th, 2013, 7:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is wrong with these Seal Salamanders???
Replies: 7
Views: 1734

Re: What is wrong with these Seal Salamanders???

Yeah man, it was flopping around listlessly in shallow water. It still bugs me because I don't know what was going on there. I showed the photos to a few guys that have been fishing NV their whole lives and they never seen anything like it. And I have never seen a salamander with lumps like that. Li...
by RenoBart
July 18th, 2013, 12:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finds of Colorado so far this summer (lots of pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 1976

Re: Finds of Colorado so far this summer (lots of pics)

Ahhh snappers. The worst thing about living out west....no snappers. :(

Bart
by RenoBart
July 18th, 2013, 12:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is wrong with these Seal Salamanders???
Replies: 7
Views: 1734

Re: What is wrong with these Seal Salamanders???

Looks like some sort of fungus to me. But I don't know what it is. Stuff like this freaks me out. I found a brookie the other day in a mountain stream that was dying from some sort of infected wound, or some sort of fungal infection. http://www.nofuture.com/brook01.jpg http://www.nofuture.com/brook0...
by RenoBart
July 18th, 2013, 8:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #57 - Japan
Replies: 29
Views: 10199

Re: China post #56 - Japan

I actually like the Toto toilet seats. Clean off the cornhole with water, less TP needed. Get a little splash of #1 or #2 on your taint, use the shower, all better. :) Bart yeah, once I got past the shock of it, I really loved it too. And yeah, as you say, much less TP. It was just that first initi...
by RenoBart
July 18th, 2013, 8:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #57 - Japan
Replies: 29
Views: 10199

Re: China post #56 - Japan

I actually like the Toto toilet seats. Clean off the cornhole with water, less TP needed. Get a little splash of #1 or #2 on your taint, use the shower, all better. :)

Bart
by RenoBart
July 18th, 2013, 7:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #57 - Japan
Replies: 29
Views: 10199

Re: China post #56 - Japan

Yes, we had the Suzuki Samurai, and the Jimny is basically a "new" Samurai. I have never seen a domestic Jimny on the streets of the USA ever. I rented one down in Costa Rica though, it was a nice little cheap 4x4. I have no real problem with Jeeps, I just prefer other things. The one thing about Je...
by RenoBart
July 17th, 2013, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #57 - Japan
Replies: 29
Views: 10199

Re: China post #56 - Japan

Awesome post. Japan is a fantastic country, been there twice in fact, but never down south. I need to get down there next time. I did go to the Salamander Center while I was in Osaka last fall. Awesome herp spot as well. And I see you were just as thrilled with Japanese food and drink as I was, here...
by RenoBart
July 17th, 2013, 2:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some summer turtles
Replies: 19
Views: 3515

Re: Some summer turtles

Snappers, #1 all time favorite herp.

Bart
by RenoBart
June 13th, 2013, 10:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ethical Education Question
Replies: 28
Views: 5718

Re: Ethical Education Question

I didn't read through all the comments on here, but I think having both a live specimen or two, and field trips is the best. I imagine a classroom full of students, in which some might have reservations about animals (lets just say snakes) and about nature in general. Having a caged specimen might b...
by RenoBart
June 4th, 2013, 7:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Memorable trip leading up to Memorial Day (pic heavy)
Replies: 13
Views: 4861

Re: Memorable trip leading up to Memorial Day (pic heavy)

Yeah, I have yet to find a black & white in NV.

Bart
by RenoBart
June 3rd, 2013, 10:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Memorable trip leading up to Memorial Day (pic heavy)
Replies: 13
Views: 4861

Re: Memorable trip leading up to Memorial Day (pic heavy)

Bart, Everything from the first horned lizard, until the spadefoots, is from that area, your tip may have saved the trip as far as that area is concerned. The weather definitely made it obvious that not many snakes were out, most of what was found was flipped, except for the patchnose and one gophe...
by RenoBart
June 3rd, 2013, 9:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Memorable trip leading up to Memorial Day (pic heavy)
Replies: 13
Views: 4861

Re: Memorable trip leading up to Memorial Day (pic heavy)

Nice pics, Andy. How did you do around Pyramid? I know it was a tough week with that cool weather.

Bart
by RenoBart
May 14th, 2013, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Upcoming trip to your area
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Re: Upcoming trip to your area

Hey, imma PM you.

Bart
by RenoBart
May 14th, 2013, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Herping trip with my dog
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: First Herping trip with my dog

Man, I wish we had Panera Bread here. :)

Nice pics. Love those rubbers.

Bart
by RenoBart
April 10th, 2013, 9:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #51, Thailand and final days in HK
Replies: 9
Views: 5363

Re: China post #51, Thailand and final days in HK

Awesome post, love the herps and the food/travel pics. Very jealous.

Bart
by RenoBart
April 3rd, 2013, 9:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #49, HongKong pre-Noel
Replies: 13
Views: 4404

Re: China post #49, HongKong pre-Noel

Absolutely fantastic post. So jealous.

Bart
by RenoBart
March 8th, 2013, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Poison Oak?
Replies: 32
Views: 3202

Re: Poison Oak?

I bring water and Technu and do the same now. I also wear long pants and a longsleeve white shirt, no matter how hot, and leather gloves (which is nice for flipping rocks and logs anyhow). All the clothes go in a bag and then in the washer right away.

Bart
by RenoBart
March 8th, 2013, 3:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Poison Oak?
Replies: 32
Views: 3202

Re: Poison Oak?

Man, that stuff is so nasty. I got a terrible dose of PO when I moved out west from Illinois. Back in Illinois I was used to Poison Ivy, and for whatever reason, I never thought of it out west. After my first herping trip in Sonoma Co, I came home covered in PO. Oozing sores, the works. Lasted well ...
by RenoBart
March 6th, 2013, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Search of Blue-spotted Salamanders
Replies: 11
Views: 1896

Re: In Search of Blue-spotted Salamanders

Nice, is this Illinois? Here's some I found last year.

Image

Love those little guys!

Bart
by RenoBart
February 28th, 2013, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica
Replies: 1
Views: 842

Costa Rica

HI folks, So we are going to Costa Rica for a week in the spring. We will be staying in Los Suenos. Obviously, I would like to do some night time jungle walks. Can anyone offer any advice on where to go, and how to go about it? I've never been to Costa Rica so I don't know if it is the kind of place...
by RenoBart
February 26th, 2013, 8:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone know the origin of this picture?
Replies: 18
Views: 3935

Re: Anyone know the origin of this picture?

Yeah, something still doesn't smell right to me. Anyone with a shred of sanity that was tagged by any hot snake, would take him/herself to a freakin' ER and get checked...

Either way, interesting, and thanks for the replies.

Bart
by RenoBart
February 25th, 2013, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone know the origin of this picture?
Replies: 18
Views: 3935

Re: Anyone know the origin of this picture?

Antonsrkn wrote:100% fatal
Yes, sounds like sensationalism at its finest. Probably should read, 100% fatal if left untreated.

Bart
by RenoBart
February 25th, 2013, 10:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone know the origin of this picture?
Replies: 18
Views: 3935

Re: Anyone know the origin of this picture?

A news article said he didn't realize he was bitten until he developed the pictures the next day. Said it was a dry bite. Dry or not, I notice when a garter snake bites me, besides it usually bleeds. How to you take any bite from a snake that big and not know it? I just read (probably the same arti...
by RenoBart
February 25th, 2013, 10:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone know the origin of this picture?
Replies: 18
Views: 3935

Re: Anyone know the origin of this picture?

Yup! That's it! I knew someone on here would know!

Thanks - Bart
by RenoBart
February 25th, 2013, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone know the origin of this picture?
Replies: 18
Views: 3935

Anyone know the origin of this picture?

Someone sent this to me at work today. The caption read, "Photographer bitten by Black Mamba during photoshoot"

http://i.imgur.com/qE3mLZh.jpg

Bart
by RenoBart
February 19th, 2013, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part I: My Herping Eden
Replies: 40
Views: 23951

Re: Part I: My Herping Eden

As much as I hate Florida (left in 1997) this post somehow makes me miss that stinking hot cesspool of a state. :)

Nice stuff.

Bart
by RenoBart
October 16th, 2012, 9:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best state to herp January?
Replies: 23
Views: 6030

Re: Best state to herp January?

Northern California, salamander season in full swing!

Bart
by RenoBart
August 6th, 2012, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June and July- White Sands, West Texas, Arizona.
Replies: 42
Views: 13937

Re: June and July- White Sands, West Texas, Arizona.

Ridiculously good photography.

:thumb: Bart
by RenoBart
August 1st, 2012, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon Part 3, Amphibians
Replies: 18
Views: 15617

Re: Peruvian Amazon Part 3, Amphibians

The frog diversity down there is just mind boggling. Nice pics, love the Pipa pipa.

Bart
by RenoBart
July 30th, 2012, 2:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massive African rock python caught!
Replies: 26
Views: 5849

Re: Massive African rock python caught!

Soooooo are you going to post the video???? Awesome pics.

Bart
by RenoBart
June 5th, 2012, 3:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A REGAL time in Nevada (DUW)
Replies: 42
Views: 9895

Re: A REGAL time in Nevada (DUW)

Great post. NV is a great state...except for Vegas. LOL.

Bart
by RenoBart
May 23rd, 2012, 3:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some cool stuff from this spring.
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

Re: Some cool stuff from this spring.

Hmmm, I really like the idea of the table to take "natural" shots on, setup there.

nice pics, btw.

Bart
by RenoBart
May 22nd, 2012, 1:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: IL between McLean and Will...
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: IL between McLean and Will...

Justin, thanks, I am going to PM you.

Bart
by RenoBart
May 22nd, 2012, 9:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: IL between McLean and Will...
Replies: 2
Views: 800

IL between McLean and Will...

Hi folks, I'll be travelling to Illinois for work again soon. I *might* have a day to steal away and do some herping in the counties between McLean and Will and maybe east to Kankakee. I am planning maybe to hike around Kankakee State Park, any other suggestions? Feel free to PM me if you don't want...
by RenoBart
May 22nd, 2012, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple lifers from a recent trip (OH)
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: A couple lifers from a recent trip (OH)

Hey, what county did you find that hoggy in, if you wouldn't mind sharing? Nice pics.

Bart
by RenoBart
May 21st, 2012, 10:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I snuck out to Florida for the past week and a half...
Replies: 43
Views: 6247

Re: I snuck out to Florida for the past week and a half...

Nice pics Mike, how far south into FL did you make it? Just curious. Anyway, nice job on those pics! Love the young gator pic.

Bart
by RenoBart
May 8th, 2012, 11:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First part of 2012 in Western NC
Replies: 7
Views: 2285

Re: First part of 2012 in Western NC

Pretty interesting finds. Did you stay and watch the whole event? Did the toad go down? Thanks for posting.

Bart