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by Carl Brune
August 14th, 2010, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else
Replies: 220
Views: 18877

Re: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else

Interesting reading. A few thoughts of mine: I've only herped in SE AZ once, a few years ago with Jason Folt, and not in the "prime season". We did pretty well, and didn't see another herper. Well, except for an AZ local we met up with on the first day. He provided some herping suggestions as well a...
by Carl Brune
August 6th, 2010, 8:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Leptophis versus Craugastor
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

Re: Leptophis versus Craugastor

Nice stuff. Looks like you've got that new camera figured out.
by Carl Brune
August 4th, 2010, 7:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Broadhead/Five Lined Skink Help Needed!
Replies: 10
Views: 5116

Re: Broadhead/Five Lined Skink Help Needed!

Here's the 2 scales I'm talking about:
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Whether or not they both count as "postlabials" -- I'm not really sure. I take you all are saying no.
by Carl Brune
August 3rd, 2010, 7:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Broadhead/Five Lined Skink Help Needed!
Replies: 10
Views: 5116

Re: Broadhead/Five Lined Skink Help Needed!

Here's a couple of photos of a definite broadhead from Ohio: http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~brune/summer-10/laticeps_05jun10_2b.jpg http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~brune/summer-10/laticeps_05jun10_3b.jpg It was 95 mm SVL. I'm not so sure about the postlabial situation with this animal, seems to have 1 on one...
by Carl Brune
July 31st, 2010, 9:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hoosier Herping in July
Replies: 8
Views: 1885

Re: Hoosier Herping in July

Brian Folt wrote:Chris - shouldn't that rat snake be Scotophis spiloides?
Dude... (as in the Bud Light commercial).
by Carl Brune
July 25th, 2010, 6:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: USFWS Herpetology Internship: Part 4
Replies: 6
Views: 7107

Re: USFWS Herpetology Internship: Part 4

Nice text and photos.
Zach Cava wrote:A. americanus tadpoles consume (in order of importance) fly larvae, mites, ants, beetles, thirps, and springtail, and are sometimes cannibalistic.
Do you have a reference for this?
by Carl Brune
July 22nd, 2010, 6:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If you like G. porphyriticus, clap your hands!
Replies: 16
Views: 4077

Re: If you like G. porphyriticus, clap your hands!

Congrats, Nir, on your success. Spring Salamanders are one of my favorite species. The animals below are from Ohio. The following are G. p. p. -- I've found the color (red/orange versus brown) to depend on the locality. http://home.frognet.net/~brune/springsal_10apr05_5b.jpg http://home.frognet.net/...
by Carl Brune
July 18th, 2010, 4:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2010 - so far in So Cal
Replies: 13
Views: 2273

Re: 2010 - so far in So Cal

Great post -- excellent finds and photos.
by Carl Brune
July 13th, 2010, 9:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Enjoying some herp history
Replies: 12
Views: 2698

Re: Enjoying some herp history

Good stuff. Is his library (or office?) being preserved "as is", or is that a part of the zoo's library?
by Carl Brune
July 12th, 2010, 5:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help identify larve or egg sacs found under rock.
Replies: 15
Views: 3516

Re: Help identify larve or egg sacs found under rock.

I would say that they are mudpuppy eggs. Here are some eggs: http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~brune/2007/mudpup_10jun07_6b.jpg found by Jason Folt and I on the underside of rock slab submerged in a stream, in Ohio, on 10 Jun 2007, along with a ?female? mudpuppy... I did not measure them, but they were muc...
by Carl Brune
July 11th, 2010, 8:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: FAST FOOD FIELD HERPING
Replies: 33
Views: 8550

Re: FAST FOOD FIELD HERPING

I think you have to judge each situation on its own circumstances. I'm also not a big fan of classifying people as "trustworthy" or not so much so. Unless somebody obviously falls into the latter group, how well do you really know them and their ethics? There may be some things that are best kept to...
by Carl Brune
July 9th, 2010, 9:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: VA Salamander ?s and other critters
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

Re: VA Salamander ?s and other critters

Nice work, looks like you made good use of your time. I do not see any reason why those first 4 salamanders could not all be P. cinereus -- I'm quite certain about the first 3. The red and the timber area also very nice.
by Carl Brune
July 9th, 2010, 9:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Digital Herping - what I have been up to
Replies: 7
Views: 2576

Re: Digital Herping - what I have been up to

Interesting report. I really like maps and have done some GIS things along the lines of what you have done. Good stuff.

"Snakes on a Dame" appears to be a ?copy? of the pose used in a Nastassja Kinski poster I had in my apartment about 25 years ago...
by Carl Brune
July 3rd, 2010, 7:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Newts in monrovia
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

Re: Newts in monrovia

Good work. Reminds me of the days when I lived in Pasadena and hiked the canyons. I think you are fine handling the newts. But... be sure to wash your hands off real well when you are done. I strongly suspect that if you rubbed your eyes or put your fingers in your mouth with newt juice on them the ...
by Carl Brune
July 1st, 2010, 6:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: N Fontana zebratail
Replies: 16
Views: 2695

Re: N Fontana zebratail

That's pretty cool. Back when I lived in that area, I remember reading in Stebbins field guide that they were in the Cajon wash.
by Carl Brune
June 30th, 2010, 8:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Bit of West Texas,.... DBD Style -
Replies: 73
Views: 13122

Re: A Little Bit of West Texas,.... DBD Style -

I just read this again. What a great adventure. I have thought about trying something like this, but I would try to talk a friend into coming along. I love those lepidus...
by Carl Brune
June 30th, 2010, 7:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog Eat Frog World
Replies: 17
Views: 3353

Re: Frog Eat Frog World

When this was first posted, I thought about replying that it was a bullfrog, but I didn't because I was not 100% sure. I can't tell if the dorsolateral fold is there or not. Here are a couple of large male Green Frogs: http://home.frognet.net/~brune/greenfrog_19jun04b.jpg http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~...
by Carl Brune
June 28th, 2010, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some highlights from 2010 so far. Lots of pics.
Replies: 37
Views: 6172

Re: Some highlights from 2010 so far. Lots of pics.

Great post and photos. You're figuring out a lot about Utah herps. I assume that regalis regurged that other snake -- what species is it?
by Carl Brune
June 28th, 2010, 12:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Bit of West Texas,.... DBD Style -
Replies: 73
Views: 13122

Re: A Little Bit of West Texas,.... DBD Style -

Very nice post. Good for you, hiking off into the habitat like that. I would have a hard time keeping my flashlight/headlamp batteries charged if I was away from civilization for several days... Glad the bite turned out OK.
by Carl Brune
June 27th, 2010, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Egg ID help
Replies: 16
Views: 3670

Re: Egg ID help

How about these:
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Ringneck Snake eggs observed in southern Ohio on 5 August 2006 with Jason Folt. That would be my guess for yours.
by Carl Brune
June 24th, 2010, 9:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NW Nevada, Memorial weekend, DUW! cool video added
Replies: 21
Views: 5785

Re: NW Nevada, Memorial weekend, DUW!

Nice post. It's all good, but I particularly like the ground snakes and the scenery.
by Carl Brune
June 22nd, 2010, 7:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What NON-SNAKE Herp Challenged You the Most?
Replies: 20
Views: 5604

Re: What NON-SNAKE Herp Challenged You the Most?

It seems like most people posting in this thread are talking about herps which STILL elude them...how about the ones you've searched for over the course of many seasons, and the feeling of elation upon finally finding one? The Mountain Chorus Frog ( Pseudacris brachyphona ) fits this bill for me. I...
by Carl Brune
June 22nd, 2010, 4:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander ID HELP needed
Replies: 11
Views: 2537

Re: Salamander ID HELP needed

It's an Ambystoma.
by Carl Brune
June 22nd, 2010, 4:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Kentucky Farancia and other recent snake finds..
Replies: 42
Views: 8370

Re: Some Kentucky Farancia and other recent snake finds..

Very nice post, Phil. Looks like you've got those mud snakes figured out.
by Carl Brune
June 20th, 2010, 6:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ohio herpers, please read.
Replies: 31
Views: 6941

Re: Ohio herpers, please read.

the info I posted that apparently was removed is all over Google as well as that location's official website. How do you think I found out? I have no top secret connections. The forum has a policy against posting specific locales. The only exception is for places such as Snake Road, or White Water....
by Carl Brune
June 19th, 2010, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Montana Pale milk snakes
Replies: 36
Views: 11402

Re: Montana Pale milk snakes

Great post. I loved the variety of animals and the scenery. Also, I really liked your shot of the Shoshone River etc... in you post on the fishing forum.
by Carl Brune
June 19th, 2010, 7:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back from the Bend...dial up warning.
Replies: 69
Views: 12068

Re: Back from the Bend...dial up warning.

Nice post - great photos and a good read. Looks like you did real well. I got a taste of that about a year ago, this makes me want to get back there.
by Carl Brune
June 14th, 2010, 12:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: best salamander diversity 10hrs from S.E. Michigan?
Replies: 8
Views: 3028

Re: best salamander diversity 10hrs from S.E. Michigan?

I'm pretty sure you could get to the Smokies in less than 10 hours from Detroit. If you are thinking about this time of time of year, I suggest heading somewhere with higher elevation, such as you will find in parts of PA, WV, VA, or the Smokies.
by Carl Brune
June 13th, 2010, 7:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in Ohio
Replies: 9
Views: 2995

Re: Spring in Ohio

Nice work. You just made me realize that I have not seen a live black ratsnake so far this year.
by Carl Brune
June 12th, 2010, 8:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herper Bios
Replies: 92
Views: 52052

Re: Herper Bios

These bios are kind a pain to write, but I think they serve a useful purpose, so... Hi, Carl Brune here. I came into this world during the Lyndon Baines Johnson administration. I've been fascinated by reptiles and amphibians my entire life. I was born and raised in a small town, Ridgecrest, in the M...
by Carl Brune
June 12th, 2010, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Date Night
Replies: 11
Views: 3152

Re: Date Night

Most interesting. Thanks for sharing that.
by Carl Brune
June 12th, 2010, 12:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A good ol' fashion Cali critter post -Updated w/ more photos
Replies: 40
Views: 6572

Re: A good ol' fashion Cali critter post -Updated w/ more ph

Awesome photos. Good deal with the book. Where is your avatar??? Yours was one of the best...
by Carl Brune
June 10th, 2010, 8:05 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: panorama help (ChrisH, I need your help)
Replies: 7
Views: 3584

Re: panorama help (ChrisH, I need your help)

I agree with your assessment.
by Carl Brune
June 9th, 2010, 5:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Special Dark
Replies: 14
Views: 3620

Re: Special Dark

Very interesting snake.
by Carl Brune
June 8th, 2010, 9:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Sky at night, herpers delight
Replies: 6
Views: 2605

Re: Red Sky at night, herpers delight

Nice work. Sounds like a great night in the desert.