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by Jimi
July 29th, 2018, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best Month For Arizona and Lizards?
Replies: 5
Views: 5094

Re: Best Month For Arizona and Lizards?

I might back it up a few weeks. Depends on the elevation and latitude you want to hit. But based on your targets (all of which I consider quite cold-tolerant) it would do you no harm to go earlier than you are thinking. My reasoning is, you're playing around with it getting real hot, which will driv...
by Jimi
July 25th, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas
Replies: 13
Views: 13483

Re: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas

Re: paved vs unpaved, that's an interesting one. I think dirt, sand, and gravel are more alike (to each other) and can be lumped, and truly paved is different. Unpaved is cooler, so when it's hot out can be cruised earlier in the afternoon and later in the morning. Unpaved cruising to me is more lik...
by Jimi
July 23rd, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas
Replies: 13
Views: 13483

Re: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas

Yeah Techno, that was a pretty good write-up. The only piece I'd quibble with was the suggestion that very-recent rain anywhere in the US is generally much help for cruising snakes . - Definitely in dry country where you get strong evaporative cooling, it is the kiss of death. Just forget it, go som...
by Jimi
July 13th, 2018, 8:27 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: fatty liver question
Replies: 16
Views: 31168

Re: fatty liver question

if he hasnt found me too annoying!
Oh, not in the least, no no no.
by Jimi
July 5th, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Will be passing through Kansas (Topeka) & Wyoming (Cheyenne)
Replies: 2
Views: 3195

Re: Will be passing through Kansas (Topeka) & Wyoming (Cheye

Cool. Are you going to the U? (Univ of Utah?) I have a friend on the philosophy faculty there. My wife and I watched fireworks w/ her & her family at another's house last night actually. No need to bust for scutulatus when you arrive. They are super easy, within their very small Utah distribution. A...
by Jimi
July 3rd, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ... florida iguanas ...4 the crockpot ...
Replies: 2
Views: 9917

Re: ... florida iguanas ...4 the crockpot ...

The way I always prepared them was to tell them "calm down, this isn't going to hurt." ;)
Love it, hilarious!

I ate them in Honduras. Perfectly good food. The green skin is a little odd, but...not a problem unless you make it one.

cheers
by Jimi
July 2nd, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: fatty liver question
Replies: 16
Views: 31168

Re: fatty liver question

Hmm. Tough case. Between this active, eating, drinking, and passing waste regularly right before death and this this was also a young animal- I believe around 7 years old I share your curiosity about some sort of acute intoxication maybe being involved. And wonder if the routine diet was just fine. ...
by Jimi
June 28th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: fatty liver question
Replies: 16
Views: 31168

Re: fatty liver question

Bummer for your friend to lose an animal. I don't really have answers for your questions; I could speculate (ignorantly...) but reserve judgment for now. However on this: a vet who does not have much experience with reptiles I will share the opinion, that this might be "very not helpful". Over my li...
by Jimi
June 27th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Holtville locality Cal king
Replies: 6
Views: 19437

Re: Holtville locality Cal king

I've never been so disappointed at deli cup shows in the past 5 years with the overwhelming amount of ball Pythons coupled with the general feeling that I'm at a flea market where the same person selling snakes could just as well be peddling cheap tools or a velvet picture of Elvis! I know the feel...
by Jimi
June 25th, 2018, 12:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bullfrog call causing ripples in the water
Replies: 4
Views: 5168

Re: Bullfrog call causing ripples in the water

Still haven't seen Alligators bellowing in the wild It's fun, but captives are easier. I used to live in St Augustine FL and can enthusiastically recommend a spring trip to the Alligator Farm there (a nice little AZA-accredited zoo). You can see bellowing gators, live examples of every extant croco...
by Jimi
June 23rd, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bullfrog call causing ripples in the water
Replies: 4
Views: 5168

Re: Bullfrog call causing ripples in the water

Thanks, that's pretty cool. Alligator bellowing does the same thing. I wouldn't have thought to look for it in a frog.
by Jimi
June 19th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Identification Help
Replies: 3
Views: 5956

Re: Identification Help

See the CA Herps site, or get yourself a Stebbins. Do both, really - "no bars" is not a problem when you're holding a field guide! And there's no screen glare, and no dead battery, ever. It's definitely not a Uta , it's one of the 2 scelops that occur there. The key diagnostics occur on the back of ...
by Jimi
June 15th, 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Is a supertank possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 31388

Re: Is a supertank possible?

I'd also go for a filtered water feature (changing water every day was a pain) Water feature = PITA. It's the newb's siren call. That said, I can hardly stay away from the damn things. Too pretty and interesting to let go of. And some animals really key in on the moving water, to drink. I like a dr...
by Jimi
June 13th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Is a supertank possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 31388

Re: Is a supertank possible?

Here's that toad/skink thing. Scroll around for the video. http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/new-members-introductions/336297-75-gallon-vivarium-toads-skinks.html (You can see that it's a pretty nice bunch of people on there. Some serious issues came up, and some strong differences of opinion, but it...
by Jimi
June 12th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Is a supertank possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 31388

Re: Is a supertank possible?

Cool story, thanks Bill. I can't believe anyone thought a food-sized animal would survive enclosed with a bigger Varanus...that was epic dumb.

Melissa: http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/beginn ... -page.html

cheers
by Jimi
June 11th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Namibia - 5 000 km's a photographic diary.
Replies: 1
Views: 6003

Re: Herping Namibia - 5 000 km's a photographic diary.

Please enjoy! Boy did I. Those were awesome, thank you. I really liked the horned adders. That grey one - wow. Is that color variability standard for them in any one spot, or do they usually have a certain characteristic "look" in a given spot? And that one spot you went to was odd? Thanks again fo...
by Jimi
June 11th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Is a supertank possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 31388

Re: Is a supertank possible?

On Dendroboard I saw a thread including a large, heavily-planted terrarium with 5-lined skinks and American toads. They seemed like good roommates (and engaging captives FWIW). There was some video I found quite interesting. The narrative was pretty good too - many curious insights, things one might...
by Jimi
June 11th, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 40477

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Jimi doesn't dine on Raven's Pie. Not gladly but I like to think I'm mature and self-aware enough to know - and admit to one and all - when I've made a mistake. I try. I'm an imperfect human with good intentions. I think he was before your time here Nope, I think the crash just reset all our join d...
by Jimi
June 9th, 2018, 7:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Moloch, Morelia and more, the Red Centre, Aus.
Replies: 7
Views: 10617

Re: Moloch, Morelia and more, the Red Centre, Aus.

Thanks very much for all that. Your continent sure has some neat squamates. And a few frogs, ha ha.

I also (for whatever reason) especially liked the rock your bredlii was posed on.
just *how* did you get that pic???
+ 1

cheers
by Jimi
June 7th, 2018, 3:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 40477

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

I dunno if he was banned. With all the other crap that still flies here, you'd doubt that, wouldn't you? I would...I suspect he just...submerged into the mire. Or got busy with his new life in upstate NY, or VT, or wherever it was he relocated to from FL, or TX, or wherever. wondering if we would he...
by Jimi
June 7th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .. owwweee ...
Replies: 2
Views: 5754

Re: .. owwweee ...

... mess wit da bull, and ewe'r gonna git the horn :p Indeed, if not both the horns, and the hooves to boot. We have a staff member here who was very nearly killed (not his first bite...so his body's reaction probably included some immune response) by a DOR abyssus . He made a real mess out of his ...
by Jimi
June 7th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 40477

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Just out of curiosity, is that the same Gerald who used to go by gbin on this forum? Oh, Lord No ! God that's funny though. I was speaking of the late Gerald McKeown. You're speaking of Gerry Binczik (or something like that). Totally different temperaments and online personas. GM was - in my limite...
by Jimi
June 7th, 2018, 7:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 40477

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

PARC is basically a collection of regional groups (SEPARC, SWPARC, etc) that somewhat resemble this description: I believe it is an academic group of college students, teachers and professionals. I would amend Craig's description to read: It is a professional group of managers, academics, and studen...
by Jimi
May 25th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...
Replies: 19
Views: 16062

Re: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...

till I saw Belgian Malinois Indeed. They are most impressive. Very much created to work extremely closely with humans - like, part prosthetic organ, part projectile weapon that eagerly comes back for another shot. Dogs really like to be a part of what you do. A dog like a Mal or GSD or border colli...
by Jimi
May 24th, 2018, 8:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field trip destinations around Yuma AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 8647

Re: Field trip destinations around Yuma AZ

the drought of the millenia ... : { My notion is, we're already well into it - basically we're in about a 20-year drought already with a couple of good years. Which is probably what any really long drought looks like - gotta be a couple wet periods in there. I think we're suffering both hydrologica...
by Jimi
May 21st, 2018, 4:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field trip destinations around Yuma AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 8647

Re: Field trip destinations around Yuma AZ

Dunno 'bout that dude - maybe he got out, maybe he didn't. Not exactly near Yuma, but...I just spent some time w/ friends in the Cerbats & Hualapais. Got a little spanked. Tough herping! Ha ha ha. Best thing we saw was a fattie groundsnake. Herpwise anyway - it's a killer area for scenery & exciting...
by Jimi
May 10th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...
Replies: 19
Views: 16062

Re: Herping with a Dog - Advice sought...

Hi Brick, I'm sorry you lost your dog. It beats the alternative (dog outlived you) but it's really just the better of two crappy options. Eh, what can you do though? Life is a serial heartbreaker. I've had and trained (and eventually lost) a number of dogs too. Craig and Bill clearly have tons of ex...
by Jimi
May 8th, 2018, 4:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Licensing Question
Replies: 17
Views: 12177

Re: Licensing Question

Man, at that time of year I might be inclined to stay in West Texas! Prime time there. But despite it being a tad late in the snakiest season (spring...), I think you have a good shot at seeing a high diversity of stuff. Kisatchie NF has a great diversity of habitats (including some hills with rocks...
by Jimi
May 8th, 2018, 2:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Licensing Question
Replies: 17
Views: 12177

Re: Licensing Question

So, you're being awfully coy. What's the deal man? You got a road trip coming up that might take you all the way to LA, or you might just stop in TX or OK - or what? What do you hope to see? Frogs? Mole sallies? Turtles? Lampro trifecta? Vipers? There are a few guys on here, like Rman or Chrish, who...
by Jimi
May 7th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, Bali, Komodo - Spring 2018 PART 2
Replies: 5
Views: 5902

Re: Thailand, Bali, Komodo - Spring 2018 PART 2

Thanks for all the story, pics, and vid. The Lesser Sundas isn't an area I'd go for herping (I really like vipers, so the Malayan Peninsula & associated pulaus would be much likelier destinations for that ). But for getting in the water, it's a place I'd really like to go. Seeing your giant clam, cu...
by Jimi
May 7th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Licensing Question
Replies: 17
Views: 12177

Re: Licensing Question

Jimi...
Your brevity
Proof that there's a first time for everything! Ha ha ha.

thanks Craig

cheers
by Jimi
May 6th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 Days in the Central Valley - We Like Snakes
Replies: 12
Views: 11028

Re: 2 Days in the Central Valley - We Like Snakes

Sounds live a very pleasant outing. Well, except for... Slowly, I lifted him closer to bring him into good position for a photo and... Yeeeeoooowwwwwaarrrggghhh!!! I'm sorry, but I find this hilarious. I have first-hand experience of the power of the little hairballs , so it isn't that I don't know ...
by Jimi
May 3rd, 2018, 7:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Licensing Question
Replies: 17
Views: 12177

Re: Licensing Question

Not such a simple question, unfortunately. Dave, let's break your question down into its constituent parts. I'm writing this as much for other readers as for you. For you, my response may be a bit repetitive or tiresome. Some of this I expect you know already, but I think I may still offer you some ...
by Jimi
May 2nd, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mohave Desert, Fungi, SF Bay Area photos
Replies: 3
Views: 4663

Re: Mohave Desert, Fungi, SF Bay Area photos

Pretty handy with that camera, man. Nice, thanks. I like the jumper and also the lava-flow Phryno.

Sounds like you've got an OK job, eh?
by Jimi
May 2nd, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Bay Area oreganus extravaganza
Replies: 5
Views: 5753

Re: The Bay Area oreganus extravaganza

I'd personally rather see a nice oreganus than a zonata any day!
Lake County, CA my friend. Ha ha ha. You might hit a pesky zoner or two, but you will definitely see some nice NorPacs!

Thanks for all the pics. Nice variety, nice commentary. No overload whatsoever.

You still driving?

cheers
by Jimi
April 12th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some random NV shots.
Replies: 18
Views: 9582

Re: Some random NV shots.

Well, right now the pyro quest ins't so much planned as discussed and agreed-in-principle. We sure hope Bryan can participate; he's defended his dissertation so hopefully is re-discovering the joys of a little free time. Ha ha ha. After all this time I still sometimes have college nightmares; usuall...
by Jimi
April 12th, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some random NV shots.
Replies: 18
Views: 9582

Re: Some random NV shots.

Say Bart, if you catch this - got a guy asking about lutosus south of Mono Lake in CA. I've never looked there, and never found. You? I was discussing with him some likely-looking spots between Mammoth & Benton...hopefully he gives it a shot. Maybe he will reach out to you - I suggested it. Cold wet...
by Jimi
April 12th, 2018, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Custom Weather Alerts for IOS
Replies: 1
Views: 2486

Re: Custom Weather Alerts for IOS

Great contribution, thank you!
by Jimi
April 5th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field trip destinations around Yuma AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 8647

Re: Field trip destinations around Yuma AZ

https://www.avenzamaps.com/maps/417001/blm-imperial-sand-dunes-rec-map guys I work with really like this app (the pro, not free, version anyway) anyway, back to your question - I think this stretch of road ought to provide a diversity of habitats, species, aspects, etc for your shutterbug needs, wh...
by Jimi
April 3rd, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Slovenia summer 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 3120

Re: Slovenia summer 2017

Nice, thank you. Not many posts from that little state.

Curious - roughly what elevation were those from?

cheers
by Jimi
April 1st, 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: QUESTION: Does Your State Ban Road Cruising?
Replies: 21
Views: 16295

Re: QUESTION: Does Your State Ban Road Cruising?

I'll be in NM this summer, and planning some days in the Rodeo area. Wondering how current climate is for road cruising back roads in the Rodeo-Porta l area, since so far south. Great, come on out, you'll love it. That specific area has plenty of BP due to the proximity of the border, but, due to i...
by Jimi
April 1st, 2018, 7:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Today was a good day......
Replies: 2
Views: 2673

Re: Today was a good day......

Ah, prime time in SoCal! Nice debris field you found there. "What!?!?! No helleri!?!?!" Ha ha. Was the gopher eating before you found it, or did you catch that vole and make an offer? How'd you all wind up for precip down there this year? About half your average total, kind of "all at once"? Up here...
by Jimi
March 20th, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Species in Big Sur
Replies: 8
Views: 6901

Re: Species in Big Sur

Well, most others have counseled just avoiding the grass and brush to avoid the ticks. Perhaps I'm funny. But I have had a career where staying out of the grass and brush was simply not an option . So I say, just treat your clothes with permethrin and jump on in - and why not? That's where the squam...
by Jimi
March 19th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Species in Big Sur
Replies: 8
Views: 6901

Re: Species in Big Sur

Hi Greg, I'm gonna let the locals help with detailed species & site info if they see fit. But seeing how you're from Indiana and looking at your questions I thought possibly a little background or contextual info could he helpful. First, the ecological or bio-physical gradients in the Bay Area are r...
by Jimi
March 19th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: misting system questions
Replies: 16
Views: 26182

Re: misting system questions

light meters can be had for <20 bucks on Amazon. Sorry Joseph, my bad: I should have clarified I was talking about PAR meters. Not just "lumens, whatever the spectra". The problem with running hard water is not just eventual clogging of the units....I found that it causes deposits on the glass that...
by Jimi
March 15th, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetology School Help
Replies: 39
Views: 20695

Re: Herpetology School Help

Ah jeez Bryan, now you sound like me! Ha ha ha. A side gig or a trust fund are helpful!!! Ha ha ha. These are dark times for conservation. These are dark times for Liberal Democracy. Have you been watching e.g., Hungary the last decade? Holy crap. That's the playbook right there. Whittle and squeeze...
by Jimi
March 7th, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: misting system questions
Replies: 16
Views: 26182

Re: misting system questions

Dialing in the right amount of light is what I’m dealing with now since some of the plants were growing in different exposures. If I can get it right I’m hoping most of the plants will make it even if they don’t put on max growth. It's too bad light meters are so expensive. It would be nice to comp...
by Jimi
March 6th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: misting system questions
Replies: 16
Views: 26182

Re: misting system questions

Nice vivs Jason. I like the use of seedling native conifers - super atypical but I can now see their benefits (slow growth, little pruning, some can take low light etc etc). I'm curious about your growth medium. I think I saw a peek of eggcrate so I guess you're going with false bottom. What else yo...
by Jimi
March 6th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: '17season:Utah, California, Arizona, Virginia, and CostaRica
Replies: 10
Views: 7810

Re: '17season:Utah, California, Arizona, Virginia, and Costa

Jimi, did you see a ruber in Yuma co. or did I read that wrong? I didn't think they ranged into AZ. No, my bad, sorry for "my confusion, shared". Ha ha. Anyway we were at a place in Imperial Co that looks just like Hunter's Imperial rosy habitat & campsite pix. Exceptional white granite, big round ...
by Jimi
March 2nd, 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: '17season:Utah, California, Arizona, Virginia, and CostaRica
Replies: 10
Views: 7810

Re: '17season:Utah, California, Arizona, Virginia, and Costa

Wow, that was super enjoyable, thank you. Nice X-mas eyelash. Your Yuma Co area looks just like a place Thomas and I camped once. Also no specks there - but, a ruber & boa showed themselves. Nice area! I'd go back... Two of the pups had problems with their eyes. It looked like fluid was trapped and ...