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by spinifer
May 3rd, 2013, 8:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HUGE day in Maryland (now with pics ... )
Replies: 10
Views: 2190

Re: HUGE day in Maryland

Please enter you finds into the database. The MD Herp Atlas will be doing another data request towards the end of summer.
by spinifer
May 2nd, 2013, 3:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Verify - wood turtle scute
Replies: 7
Views: 1622

Re: Verify - wood turtle scute

Unless that is the hand of a 5 year old child, it looks kinda big for a wood turtle. Why not a snapper?
by spinifer
April 22nd, 2013, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Species Counts
Replies: 49
Views: 7481

Re: April Species Counts

Andy Wolf wrote:Green Treefrogs in Jersey?
Wake up man. Where have you been? 2011
by spinifer
April 21st, 2013, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Backpacking Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 1448

Re: Backpacking Trip

Can I add shots of egg masses to the database? Yes The hatchlings in the last photo from my first post were from the first egg mass, the large greenish one. Wood Frogs Also, I found these in a pool almost 100 miles north of the other ones while I was turkey hunting this weekend. Are these just macu...
by spinifer
April 20th, 2013, 7:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western-most Long Island Pine Barrens
Replies: 8
Views: 2748

Re: Western-most Long Island Pine Barrens

Its also possible that the ponds never completely dried out last year.
by spinifer
April 20th, 2013, 10:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Backpacking Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 1448

Re: Backpacking Trip

The last one are definitely frogs, not salamanders. Cant really ID without seeing the entire egg mass they came from, but they are probably woodfrogs.
by spinifer
April 11th, 2013, 6:01 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Help with an ID...
Replies: 10
Views: 3680

Re: Help with an ID...

hellihooks wrote:Is this about a lizard or snake? Cause the link takes you to a Side Blotch entry... :crazyeyes: I'm Sooooo confused... :lol: :lol: :lol: jim
Or maybe its for a turtle. :roll:
by spinifer
April 4th, 2013, 6:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spraying/Cleaning Shoes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

Re: Spraying/Cleaning Shoes?

Not a bad idea. 10% bleach solution is all it takes to kill any pathogens. This practice is required for people who work in sensitive habitats or with endangered species.
by spinifer
April 4th, 2013, 4:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: first frogs and toadies
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Re: first frogs and toadies

Hey, are you aware of the Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project ? You can submit your observations here: http://marylandnaturalist.org/submit-mara-record/ A recent article in the Baltimore Sun. http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/maryland-health/bs-hs-frog-map-20130329,0,2526043.story?page=1
by spinifer
April 4th, 2013, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of 2012 - Northeast
Replies: 16
Views: 4750

Re: Snakes of 2012 - Northeast

No Ribbons? Weak. What an amateur effort. :lol: :lol:
by spinifer
April 3rd, 2013, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 NAFHA National Meeting
Replies: 19
Views: 3663

Re: 2013 NAFHA National Meeting

I wish I could get some help with a herp inventory of my park.
Ben,

What park? If you could get the group permission, doing a bioblitz type survey could be incorporated into the meeting. Especially if you could grant access to "closed" areas or going on the property at night.
by spinifer
March 31st, 2013, 1:41 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Memebership Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 3570

Re: Memebership Issues

Brian, That's already the case. I am aware they are separate accounts. My usernames on both naherp and FHF have been the same for over a year. My FHF username on naherp is "PNWHerper." Am I not understanding something obvious here? Go to your NAHERP profile.... https://dl.dropbox.com/u/103592072/Na...
by spinifer
March 26th, 2013, 1:35 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Joe Momma
Replies: 27
Views: 8569

Re: Joe Momma

We will work towards changing these policies..
Changing ownership of data? :shock: :P
by spinifer
March 23rd, 2013, 2:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wood Frog variations?
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Re: Wood Frog variations?

Temperature can affect color, but there is also some sexual dimorphism. Females tend to be the reddish-brown ones.
by spinifer
March 22nd, 2013, 6:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best hand held gps
Replies: 43
Views: 12223

Re: Best hand held gps

You can get a lot of maps for free for Garmins as well,
Where do you get maps for free???
by spinifer
March 21st, 2013, 5:03 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Adding Search by Date Option?
Replies: 8
Views: 3436

Re: Adding Search by Date Option?

400 records at a time? I can only see 100 records. Do you have a really tall monitor or something? Yeah there are 100 records per page, but you can only move forward 4 pages at at time. Although starting from page 1 you can go to page 7, but after that you can only move ahead 4 pages (thus 400 reco...
by spinifer
March 21st, 2013, 4:35 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Adding Search by Date Option?
Replies: 8
Views: 3436

Re: Adding Search by Date Option?

Yes I am aware, and that is how I currently do it. But you can only advance 400 records at a time, and I have over 4000 records. Advanced search options are needed as people accumulate more of records. The faster I can find a record, the more likely I am to review it, and that could lead to finding ...
by spinifer
March 20th, 2013, 12:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March Species Counts
Replies: 53
Views: 6526

Re: March Species Counts

Thanks Kyle, here is another example of a spring peeper.
by spinifer
March 20th, 2013, 7:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March Species Counts
Replies: 53
Views: 6526

Re: March Species Counts

Its not a release call. A release call is given when a male tries to amplex another male. American toads give a release call when you pick them up. The territorial call is given when a male gets too close to a calling male (i.e., enters its territory). I can post an example tonight, the computer I a...
by spinifer
March 20th, 2013, 5:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March Species Counts
Replies: 53
Views: 6526

Re: March Species Counts

I'm afraid that I do not. Unfortunately I don't have equipment that is sophisticated enough to do so. Why do you ask? DO you have a smart phone? The equipment does not need to be that sophisticated. Download the app tape-a-talk. It may have been a territorial peeper call and not a new jersey chorus...
by spinifer
March 19th, 2013, 7:46 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Joe Momma
Replies: 27
Views: 8569

Re: Joe Momma

Fundad wrote:Kyle, You asked Andrew to email you back in 2011 did he?

Personally I would like to see us require names and current contact info, which should include full names, IMO

Fundad
I corresponded with him via email a few times. I tried contacting him again later but he did not reply.
by spinifer
March 17th, 2013, 8:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Non-native Turtle ID Please
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Non-native Turtle ID Please

These are non-native to the state they were found in (MD). Sorry for the image size/quality, they are not mine. #1 http://marareview.com/vouchers/7328-9196.jpg http://marareview.com/vouchers/7328-9197.jpg http://marareview.com/vouchers/7328-9198.jpg #2 http://marareview.com/vouchers/8952-11021.jpg #...
by spinifer
March 15th, 2013, 2:22 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Joe Momma
Replies: 27
Views: 8569

Re: Joe Momma

This looks like the account previously under the name 'Muff Dvr', who was responsible for a slew of erroneous data - Berms in NJ, etc. I have had an email conversation with the account holder when it was under what appeared to be a real name. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary at the time, and many ...
by spinifer
March 10th, 2013, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pines in Maryland?
Replies: 14
Views: 2626

Re: Pines in Maryland?

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by spinifer
March 10th, 2013, 6:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pines in Maryland?
Replies: 14
Views: 2626

Re: Pines in Maryland?

Just go find one, then you wont have to ask.

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Pla ... esnake.asp
by spinifer
March 10th, 2013, 9:21 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Adding Search by Date Option?
Replies: 8
Views: 3436

Re: Adding Search by Date Option?

hmmm....ok, no rush. Thanks.
by spinifer
March 10th, 2013, 6:30 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Adding Search by Date Option?
Replies: 8
Views: 3436

Adding Search by Date Option?

I know some people are against the idea of being able to search the database by date observed. But it would be extremely helpful if we could search our own records by Date. I am thinking something like this: The "View My Records" link would take you to this page (rather than a general search page wi...
by spinifer
March 6th, 2013, 12:54 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAHERP down?
Replies: 14
Views: 4067

Re: NAHERP down?

Ray, try hitting F5 when you are on the page.
by spinifer
March 6th, 2013, 5:48 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAHERP down?
Replies: 14
Views: 4067

NAHERP down?

This is what I get when I visit the site.

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by spinifer
March 3rd, 2013, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast vs. California Chapter Contest
Replies: 70
Views: 15462

Re: Northeast vs. California Chapter Contest

Man we're getting whooped. :x Brick are you slacking on data entry already? Also please link this thread with our other scorecards. :)
by spinifer
March 3rd, 2013, 9:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spotted Salamanders and the Spring Breeding Migration
Replies: 17
Views: 3383

Re: Spotted Salamanders and the Spring Breeding Migration

They do not seem to be in the pools in the daytime and often can be found by flipping logs around the edges of pools during breeding season. I find this very interesting and to my knowledge they are the only ambystomatids that do this. Anyone know a reason why? Really? This isn't my experience at a...
by spinifer
February 28th, 2013, 5:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is a 'true' coastal?
Replies: 213
Views: 26453

Re: What is a 'true' coastal?

after all, evolution is just a theory. -ben I'm sorry, I can't leave this untouched. Evolution isn't a theory. Evolution is a fact, as demonstrated numerous times. The theory is HOW evolution works, of which there are several ideas, mainly "natural selection" and "sexual selection." These are both ...
by spinifer
February 27th, 2013, 10:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Larval Salamander Guide
Replies: 11
Views: 4031

Re: Larval Salamander Guide

Its still a work in progress.
by spinifer
February 25th, 2013, 1:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is a 'true' coastal?
Replies: 213
Views: 26453

Re: What is a 'true' coastal?

What I'd like to know is how the conclusion was reached that coastals were a triangulum x elapsoides. This goes back to at least the 50's, correct? Did they just say "well, that's what it looks like so it's a reasonable explanation." Exactly. Since triangulum and elapsoides were then considered sub...
by spinifer
February 25th, 2013, 5:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Goals for 2013
Replies: 49
Views: 11510

Re: Goals for 2013

Mike VanValen wrote:Ok, just found out I'm going to South Carolina late March-ish. Someone give me a goal. :lol:
Capture and correctly identify a yellow belly slider. :crazyeyes:


Where in SC? What will you be doing? For how long?
by spinifer
February 24th, 2013, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is a 'true' coastal?
Replies: 213
Views: 26453

Re: What is a 'true' coastal?

Your examples of hybrids are not really the best comparison in this case however, because the two species in question here- L. elapsoides and L. triangulum- are now known to be much less closely related than either of your examples. Differences aside, it's actually amazing when you think about it i...
by spinifer
February 19th, 2013, 5:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast vs. California Chapter Contest
Replies: 70
Views: 15462

Re: Northeast vs. California Chapter Contest

Well get on it, Hubbs has already started the uta padding.... :lol: :crazyeyes:
by spinifer
February 18th, 2013, 4:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast vs. California Chapter Contest
Replies: 70
Views: 15462

Re: Northeast vs. California Chapter Contest

Get ready to see who can inflate their totals more with redbacks or utas.

This should be based on an non-inflatable category like personal county records....
by spinifer
February 16th, 2013, 6:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vouchers
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Re: Vouchers

So another way to look at the numbers: The database has 126,236 records. 111,657 are vouchered. Assuming the MD HERP Atlas data (above) is representative of the entire database then 22,331 (20%) records have poor quality vouchers. Therefore only 70% of the total records or 89,326 records are at the ...
by spinifer
February 16th, 2013, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ringnecks!
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: Ringnecks!

I think they will be required to verify any elevation data they receive. Most gps units are not properly calibrated.
by spinifer
February 16th, 2013, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ringnecks!
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: Ringnecks!

Well thats alot of work! What is the geographic region being requested. Why cant the researcher open the records in google earth and determine the elevation? We can send them a klm.
by spinifer
February 13th, 2013, 5:43 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Tips for Entering Data faster...
Replies: 13
Views: 3867

Re: Tips for Entering Data faster...

I have a question though... if you are supposed to make a record for each herp found, then why is there the "quantity" option? You dont have to make a separate record for each individual. The point of that statement was to encourage separate records to be entered separately not lumped. If all the i...
by spinifer
February 11th, 2013, 9:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is a 'true' coastal?
Replies: 213
Views: 26453

Re: What is a 'true' coastal?

........im firm dna will prove it to be a subspecies of its own in the middle portion of its range with integrading results in the northern and southern end....... Actually no, DNA is never used to support subspecies status, but rather species status. If it is shown to be genetically distinct it wi...
by spinifer
February 10th, 2013, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February Species Counts
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: February Species Counts

2/10/13 Went to help my dad take some pics and survey some acreage he has listed. Found a little spring and of course I had to flip a few rocks. Snow still on the ground! Wetzel County WV. 1 Spring Salamander 2 Dusky Salamanders Sounds like an awesome place for a house or parking lot. :crazyeyes:
by spinifer
February 10th, 2013, 2:26 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Question about Data Records and Google Earth pegs/markers
Replies: 7
Views: 3019

Re: Question about Data Records and Google Earth pegs/marker

yeah, I've noticed that as the google map feature is updated, the gps markers move a little. I've quit trying to keep them current...I think anyone getting the data will realize that the turtles were in the water, not up on the hillside, especially if they look at the voucher photo... :lol: hmmm......
by spinifer
February 10th, 2013, 5:25 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Question about Data Records and Google Earth pegs/markers
Replies: 7
Views: 3019

Re: Question about Data Records and Google Earth pegs/marker

Click on the wrench icon to the upper right of the latitude box in Edit Record. The Map will pop up, double click to over the correct spot to replace the peg.
by spinifer
February 8th, 2013, 8:46 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: National Database Contest Results
Replies: 35
Views: 8904

Re: National Database Contest Results

Tamara D. McConnell wrote:Hubbs, I call BS on this:
and because of my numbers, I don't feel right about posting the totals...
Like all of a sudden you have become a modest, humble individual who is loathe to toot his own horn? Puh-leeze.
:beer:
by spinifer
February 7th, 2013, 8:29 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: National Database Contest Results
Replies: 35
Views: 8904

Re: National Database Contest Results

I don't even know what the rules are for this. I thought it was just based off of total entries, so I threw up the top ten real quick. In my chapter, we have a bit more complicated of a system where certain things are worth certain points. Each category is worth 1 point, you add them up for total s...
by spinifer
February 5th, 2013, 8:06 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: How to Keep AC from Floating Away?
Replies: 7
Views: 4226

Re: How to Keep AC from Floating Away?

I seek advice on suitable materials for the chain,
I have seen some kindergardeners make chains out of paper and paper clips. Maybe that will work... 8-) :lol: