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by spinifer
January 31st, 2013, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Movement tomorrow night?
Replies: 32
Views: 4974

Re: Movement tomorrow night?

Harris 1975 lists 13 localities for N. Leopard Frog in MD, but states that only one was independently verified form a specimen (in Frederick) and the others might be mis-identified palustris. The MD DNR page lists N. Leopard Frog as introduced and only documented from Frederick. The MD HERP atlas di...
by spinifer
January 31st, 2013, 7:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Movement tomorrow night?
Replies: 32
Views: 4974

Re: Movement tomorrow night?

brick911 wrote:Brendan, were you all over the place? Where do southern leopards cross with jeffs?
Thats a good question Bob.

Brendan, it is a leopard, but you are out of range for Southern. That might be a northern....and I think a significant find.
by spinifer
January 27th, 2013, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog Logger--Need help
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Re: Frog Logger--Need help

Thanks for the links but I am looking for advice from someone who has built them themselves. I need up to 6, and since I am paying out of pocket, I need a different option than the $300 price tag of the commercially produced ones.
by spinifer
January 25th, 2013, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog Logger--Need help
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Frog Logger--Need help

Anyone ever build an automated recording device for recording frog calls? Information on the web is scant, and seems outdated. Shoot me a PM.
by spinifer
January 19th, 2013, 9:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast Member Biographies
Replies: 197
Views: 45595

Re: Northeast Member Biographies

tomharten wrote:Sorry folks, I posted two links in my bio that don't appear to be working, I'll try again.

http://tremendousterrapintour.weebly.com/


http://calvertfrogblog.weebly.com/
Tom I see you used a froglogger...did you build that yourself?
by spinifer
January 17th, 2013, 6:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 35 degrees
Replies: 5
Views: 1430

Re: 35 degrees

the cell pic is awful but id able
...as a toad, not necessarily as a Fowlers, unless Fowlers is the only toad in the region there.
by spinifer
January 16th, 2013, 5:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NE CHAPTER STICKY THREAD - MEMBERSHIP/NAFHA/NAHERP INFO, ETC
Replies: 6
Views: 6954

Re: NE CHAPTER STICKY THREAD - MEMBERSHIP/NAFHA/NAHERP INFO,

Nice try, Bob, but the never disappeared from the Chapter forum, I personally checked. :thumb:

Someone from the outside needs to keep you guys in line. :lol:
by spinifer
January 15th, 2013, 9:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NE CHAPTER STICKY THREAD - MEMBERSHIP/NAFHA/NAHERP INFO, ETC
Replies: 6
Views: 6954

Re: NE CHAPTER STICKY THREAD - MEMBERSHIP/NAFHA/NAHERP INFO,

This could use some updating.... :roll:
by spinifer
January 14th, 2013, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Calling Frogs: One
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Re: Calling Frogs: One

Pinewoods, southern chorus, and little grass frog.

And now that you made me eat my words, what month? April?
by spinifer
January 14th, 2013, 8:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog Call #16 Pseudacris feriarum and Pseudacris brimleyi
Replies: 7
Views: 1609

Re: Frog Call #16

cbernz wrote:Southern Chorus and Squirrel Treefrog, and a bird.
call phenology of those species rarely overlap, except possibly in freak weather events.
by spinifer
January 12th, 2013, 3:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January Species Counts
Replies: 27
Views: 3609

Re: January Species Counts

12-Jan Harford Co MD

Couldnt find a Plethodon to save my life

TMTC Duskies
1 Two-lined.
by spinifer
January 11th, 2013, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog Call #20 - Copes and pinewoods treefrogs
Replies: 8
Views: 2410

Re: Frog Call #20

kyle loucks wrote:No worries... Why dont you start this sort of thing there ?
Better yet, do some of your own over here....
by spinifer
January 11th, 2013, 1:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog Call # 12
Replies: 12
Views: 2555

Re: Gonna get harder now... Frog Call # 12

Kyle was this recorded on one of those 105F degree days? It sounds like if those frogs sing any faster they will explode.
by spinifer
January 11th, 2013, 6:50 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: IB Archive Access?
Replies: 26
Views: 7021

Re: IB Archive Access?

Jim, the IB discussions should remain private no matter how old they are. The IB board is just a convenient means to discuss topics that otherwise would be done over email or PM. You wouldnt suggest doing this to email or PMs would you?, then its silly to do the same for the IB forum. If there is so...
by spinifer
January 11th, 2013, 5:05 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Poll regarding edit button
Replies: 10
Views: 3408

Re: Poll regarding edit button

Its available in the NE Chapter too. Do we know the reason why the edit button went bye-bye? Maybe it was unintentional. I'd like it restored.
by spinifer
January 10th, 2013, 4:57 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Picsa is annoying
Replies: 3
Views: 1636

Picsa is annoying

I am becoming increasingly frustrated that the roller on my mouse will no longer work to scroll in Picsa. It used to work, and now it doesnt. What the hell is going on? I didnt (knowingly) change any settings. Any know how to fix this?
by spinifer
January 10th, 2013, 6:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog Call #11 - Eastern Narrowmouthed Toad
Replies: 8
Views: 2299

Re: Frog Call #11

I think Kyle was out cow tipping and he tripped over a flock of lambs. :lol:
by spinifer
January 9th, 2013, 7:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog Call #9 - Pickeral Frog
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Re: Frog Call #9

R. palustris To anyone using the database, remember that we follow SSAR so none of these true frogs would be entered as Rana . They are Lithobates . ...just wanted to clear up confusion. And to take it a step further, what Daniel is doing is grouping these frogs with their very distantly related Eu...
by spinifer
January 7th, 2013, 3:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Calling Amphibians - Frog Call #1 - Springpeepers
Replies: 19
Views: 2726

Re: Calling Amphibians

What were you guys smokin that heard gray treefrogs, I'd like some of that. :crazyeyes:
by spinifer
January 3rd, 2013, 1:03 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: New Data Request - August 13, 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2247

Re: New Data Request - August 13, 2012

FYI - on this request for the MARYLAND HERP ATLAS 1244 records were released 136 records were outside the scope of the project and discarded (ie. 2009 records were only needed for one MD county, but all counties were released) 208 records lacked GPS and could not be used. Owners of those records wer...
by spinifer
December 30th, 2012, 6:36 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2013 NAFHA Meeting
Replies: 44
Views: 10840

Re: 2013 NAFHA Meeting

Biker Dave wrote:(Censored)

Perhaps we should call it what it actually is: its a joint FHF-NAFHA meeting. Therefore no voting approval necessary.
by spinifer
December 26th, 2012, 6:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: well......
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: well......

I vote we turn this into a christmas-themed herp photo thread.

Not my pic but it's still pretty great.
It doesnt count unless you photoshopped it yourself. 8-)
by spinifer
December 23rd, 2012, 2:51 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: New 2013 IC!
Replies: 8
Views: 3087

Re: New 2013 IC!

Better wait til the 1st, else Jim will blow his top. :crazyeyes: :lol:
by spinifer
December 19th, 2012, 9:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spotted Turtles!
Replies: 18
Views: 3406

Re: Spotted Turtles!

Sweet turtles! What does your monitoring entail?
by spinifer
December 18th, 2012, 5:31 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2013 NAFHA Voting!!
Replies: 45
Views: 11230

Re: 2013 NAFHA Voting!!

dery wrote:Dave- the voting ends 12-21-12 at midnight. It's at the bottom of each page.
The same time the world ends, how convenient. :crazyeyes: :lol:
by spinifer
December 18th, 2012, 3:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finding NJ December Sals?
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: Finding NJ December Sals?

stream salamanders, two-lined, dusky, reds, can be found year round especially close to springs. Kyle has posted about it http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... f=7&t=3923
by spinifer
December 16th, 2012, 10:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NE December Herps Challenge
Replies: 43
Views: 4238

Re: NE December Herps Challenge

That's one friendly feral cat!
by spinifer
December 13th, 2012, 8:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NE December Herps Challenge
Replies: 43
Views: 4238

Re: NE December Herps Challenge

I also found a DOR Spotted. Add that to my DOR Gray, a Northern Dusky, and a Two-lined, and I'm at 18. I will add those pics later, if I do not find any live versions or take better pics of the brookside sals.
Its possible you have already posted a live versicolor and you only have 17 species. ;)
by spinifer
December 11th, 2012, 8:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part I: My Herping Eden
Replies: 40
Views: 24468

Re: Part I: My Herping Eden

Excellent post as always, Josh. Thanks for sharing. :beer:
by spinifer
December 9th, 2012, 8:20 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Why so little information?
Replies: 3
Views: 2389

Re: Why so little information?

There are plenty more data fields, but that information is kept hidden from the public. Negative data, however is not part of the database.
by spinifer
December 8th, 2012, 9:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NE December Herps Challenge
Replies: 43
Views: 4238

Re: NE December Herps Challenge

kyle loucks wrote:I'm at 0.
Me too. :(
by spinifer
December 8th, 2012, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: unidentified salamander eggs
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

Re: unidentified salamander eggs

ThatFrogGuy wrote:Rock looks wet, were they submerged? They look more like fish eggs to me, possibly Cottus bairdi.
Thats true, they could be fish eggs.
by spinifer
December 8th, 2012, 5:36 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2013 NAFHA Voting!!
Replies: 45
Views: 11230

Re: 2013 NAFHA Voting!!

You ASKED for issues/concerns, on this 'vote'.... It's not by definition, a vote. Jim, I dont get it. In a government election when a candidate runs unopposed there is no choice for "no" in the polling booth. Or at least ive never seen it. How is this any different? And also you're right, its not a...
by spinifer
December 8th, 2012, 11:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: unidentified salamander eggs
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

Re: unidentified salamander eggs

Not from a salamander. These are invertebrate eggs, most likely a slug.
by spinifer
December 7th, 2012, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap
Replies: 58
Views: 10535

Re: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap

Impressive, Brendan!
by spinifer
December 5th, 2012, 7:32 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2013 NAFHA Voting!!
Replies: 45
Views: 11230

Re: 2013 NAFHA Voting!!

And then he has to ask his chapter president or secretary to add him.
by spinifer
December 5th, 2012, 6:17 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2013 NAFHA Voting!!
Replies: 45
Views: 11230

Re: 2013 NAFHA Voting!!

Nice work Don! I really like the system you have set up. :beer:

I only saw chapter voting. Has IC not been posted yet?
by spinifer
December 5th, 2012, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1352

Re: Turtle ID

I was thinking map as well
by spinifer
December 5th, 2012, 5:39 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: New Feature on Database...thx Don...
Replies: 16
Views: 4021

Re: New Feature on Database...thx Don...

Eh Spinifer???
Sorry, Dery. I'm ribbing you a little bit to try and get you to improve your voucher quality. Ask Santa for a new camera. :lol:
by spinifer
December 4th, 2012, 9:02 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: New Feature on Database...thx Don...
Replies: 16
Views: 4021

Re: New Feature on Database...thx Don...

It definitely helps me. I have had records of mine and others W/ very similar data that confused me when searching my records in the new records. Dery: I'm confused as to how this helps you. I always look at your records as you post them and haven't seen one with the time of day on it yet. Lol. Hav...
by spinifer
December 4th, 2012, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: black rat vs black racer
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

Re: black rat vs black racer

There are 2 things in this photo that distinguish it as black rat and another you probably would notice as you were standing above it. 1. Body posture - black rats tend to kink their body as above, racers do not 2. Ventral coloration - black rats have solid white that extends from their chin down th...
by spinifer
December 3rd, 2012, 3:06 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: New Feature on Database...thx Don...
Replies: 16
Views: 4021

Re: New Feature on Database...thx Don...

Will take some getting used to, but yeah, helpful especially when you have entered 250 Actinemys marmorata in a row. :lol:
by spinifer
December 2nd, 2012, 4:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which is better?
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Which is better?

I assume the photos are identical and an aspect has been altered like contrast or brightness or something. Comparing top to bottom is difficult but I pick the top one.
by spinifer
December 2nd, 2012, 11:14 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NOTICE: Elections!
Replies: 10
Views: 3199

Re: NOTICE: Elections!

If you guys have been reading all the recent threads (and I assumed you were because you are posting in them) you would note that one of the changes Scott is implementing is no more polls on the forums. http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=14155 This is changing. Don is setting u...
by spinifer
November 25th, 2012, 12:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snapping Turtle Poop
Replies: 11
Views: 4649

Re: Snapping Turtle Poop

There is not much form to snapping turtle poop from what i have seen. It is usually very loose, and just forms a "pie" or puddle on land, in water it breaks apart and washes away quickly.
by spinifer
November 25th, 2012, 12:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nominations for all 2013 Positions
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Re: Nominations for all 2013 Positions

I deliberated a bit, but will decline my nomination. Thanks.
by spinifer
November 24th, 2012, 8:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving salamanders
Replies: 12
Views: 2158

Re: Thanksgiving salamanders

The fact that you found them next to each other is meaningless. Also there is little to no sexual dimorphism in 2-lines, differences in color is more likely attributed to age rather than sex. Plethodontids also do not exhibit swollen cloacas in males as in Ambystomatids. I only have photo examples f...
by spinifer
November 24th, 2012, 5:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving salamanders
Replies: 12
Views: 2158

Re: Thanksgiving salamanders

Yes, it was a pair.
And what are you basing your sex determination on?

The whitish sides of the top individual would indicate it is also a female with eggs. Eggs are fully developed in two-lined this time of year.
by spinifer
November 24th, 2012, 10:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving salamanders
Replies: 12
Views: 2158

Re: Thanksgiving salamanders

ThatFrogGuy wrote:Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that a male and female pair?
The bottom one is most certainly a gravid female. The top one could be either sex.
by spinifer
November 23rd, 2012, 7:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving salamanders
Replies: 12
Views: 2158

Re: Thanksgiving salamanders

2 salamanders! They were out in numbers. :shock: