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by AsydaBass
January 21st, 2012, 10:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades 2012/Burm Bash (Detailed report)
Replies: 28
Views: 6728

Re: Everglades 2012/Burm Bash (Detailed report)

Since Matt did such a nice job reporting this trip I thought it would be silly to start a new post about it.Here are a few photos to help illustrate the weekend. Some of the habitat surrounding the camp site http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j200/dflip1/Burm%20Bash/DSC_9580.jpg Hassan spending the e...
by AsydaBass
January 21st, 2012, 9:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades 2012/Burm Bash (Detailed report)
Replies: 28
Views: 6728

Re: Everglades 2012/Burm Bash (Detailed report)

Bangin post Matt! I'm so glad that you and Hassan made the trip down. I just got back from three more days down there- and the first herp of the trip- a four foot EDB... IN the camp grounds! We'll have to make sure we find one of those guys the next time you're in town. Well, it looks like it's my t...
by AsydaBass
January 21st, 2012, 8:14 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 322797

Re: What was your last lifer?...

Sweet dipper Chris! I loved your EC posts. Latest lifers (from the past 2 weeks) all from the Everglades: Reddish Heron Common Yellowthroat Yellow-throated Warbler Downy Woodpecker Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Red-breasted Merganser And depending on your stance as it being a vaild sp. or ssp.- Great Whi...
by AsydaBass
January 16th, 2012, 9:25 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Do Birders Ruin Birding?
Replies: 15
Views: 4383

Re: Do Birders Ruin Birding?

If you were a passionate lister who wanted to max species richness on your trips, you might have found the stops for those LBJs exciting. I agree 100%. And the same concept can be applied for herping as well. Do you think the birder who occasionally accompanies his herping buddy on trips would be s...
by AsydaBass
December 25th, 2011, 8:05 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Salamander Photography?
Replies: 52
Views: 13360

Re: Salamander Photography?

... and finding a way to make salamanders look interesting in a photo is where you're going to run into the most trouble. :lol: I feel you on that one. I had an Oedipina alleni that wouldn't do anything for me other than look like a small stick. Two hundred shots later I finally got something passa...
by AsydaBass
December 24th, 2011, 10:32 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Salamander Photography?
Replies: 52
Views: 13360

Re: Salamander Photography?

I always carry a toothpick or two with me when photographing herp. It's amazing what the animals will let you get away with when you use a toothpick instead of your fingers. I think I use it most often for moving around lizard and frog fingers. And not that it's relevant at all to this thread, but t...
by AsydaBass
December 17th, 2011, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WHat should I do...Brumese python in ENP?
Replies: 18
Views: 3360

Re: WHat should I do...Brumese python in ENP?

I also noticed that it looked a bit different.

-Don
by AsydaBass
December 15th, 2011, 10:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WHat should I do...Brumese python in ENP?
Replies: 18
Views: 3360

Re: WHat should I do...Brumese python in ENP?

Since no one else will say it I will- This is not legal but....there is a "night time drop box" at the Beard Center down Research Road (off of the road to Anhinga Trail) where the those people with permits drops off the snakes in bags (it is a large rugged plastic container). In the morning, the bio...
by AsydaBass
December 13th, 2011, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Come join us for the BURM BASH - It's Clobbering Time!
Replies: 39
Views: 4730

Re: Come join us for the BURM BASH - It's Clobbering Time!

Just to keep everyone excited, I just returned from an afternoon in the park- 2 Eastern Diamondbacks- 12in and 4ft.
See you all soon!

-Don
by AsydaBass
December 11th, 2011, 9:41 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Hatchling terciopelo not eating!!! Help!
Replies: 20
Views: 5634

Re: Hatchling terciopelo not eating!!! Help!

Juvenile Bothrops rarely refuse frogs . We place two frogs in a container with the Bothrops and by morning one or both are gone. Some will except anolis but few will refuse frogs. I agree. I've never had a Bothrops say no to a frog. Grab a small Craugastor fitzingeri or any of the rain/litter frogs...
by AsydaBass
December 11th, 2011, 9:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Costa Rica post
Replies: 17
Views: 4522

Re: Another Costa Rica post

Looks like you had a great time down there, with a nice variety of species. I'm jealous of that Hylomantis lemur!
It looks like your Dendropsophus is actually D. microcephalus.

Pura Vida,
-Don
by AsydaBass
December 11th, 2011, 5:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hey Borneo...
Replies: 12
Views: 3535

Re: Hey Borneo...

Those Polypedates otilophus are great looking frogs. The banding on the thighs, supratympanic ridges, and calcars...wow! I also really liked the photos of Rhacophorus everetti, I'd love to have a photo shoot with that species.
Congrats on a great trip

-Don
by AsydaBass
December 11th, 2011, 10:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BITE ME!
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: BITE ME!

Are you looking for pics of only venomous bites or any bites?

-Don
by AsydaBass
December 9th, 2011, 4:15 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Birds of Bangkok (and a couple surrounding areas)
Replies: 9
Views: 3653

Re: Birds of Bangkok (and a couple surrounding areas)

Just awesome! Thanks for sharing these photos.

-Don
by AsydaBass
December 9th, 2011, 3:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians part 2: undescribed species included
Replies: 29
Views: 6839

Re: Costa Rica - Amphibians part 2: undescribed species incl

Hey Phil, ya things have been well down there, I've been very fortunate to have this experience. I'll check out dart den tonight. I really miss keeping dendrobatids, it was such an enjoyable hobby.

-Don
by AsydaBass
December 9th, 2011, 3:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Field Guides
Replies: 6
Views: 1575

Re: Costa Rica Field Guides

I agree with J-Miz. I have used all those books extensively, and honestly you can't go wrong with any of them. As far as the bird books go, I started off with the Stile & Skutch book, and I now use the Garrigues book when in the field because of the smaller size and range maps. The La Selva herp boo...
by AsydaBass
December 5th, 2011, 10:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians part 2: undescribed species included
Replies: 29
Views: 6839

Re: Costa Rica - Amphibians part 2: undescribed species incl

Thanks Mike. I still get excited every time I see Scinax boulengeri ; I love that crocodile snout! Peru has Scinax garbei , the greenish counterpart of S. boulengeri . I would love to see it one day. It's always so interesting to see a species closely related to one that you're familiar with. As far...
by AsydaBass
December 5th, 2011, 9:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians part 2: undescribed species included
Replies: 29
Views: 6839

Re: Costa Rica - Amphibians part 2: undescribed species incl

jonathan wrote:I think I see why Costa Rica is considered the herper's mecca.
I'm thinking FHF field trip to Costa Rica in mid 2012...


-Don
by AsydaBass
December 4th, 2011, 6:07 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Just in case ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

Re: Just in case ...

Nice series Tim, thanks for posting it,

-Don
by AsydaBass
December 3rd, 2011, 12:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Come join us for the BURM BASH - It's Clobbering Time!
Replies: 39
Views: 4730

Re: Come join us for the BURM BASH - It's Clobbering Time!

Matt, I'm not sure yet. I may spend an extra day down there, I'll let you know when I know more.

-Don
by AsydaBass
December 2nd, 2011, 9:24 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now up.
Replies: 86
Views: 14679

Re: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now

Very interesting. What country did your Anotheca originate from? It appears to be a subadult, how long has it been in your collection?

-Don
by AsydaBass
December 1st, 2011, 6:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bornean Earless Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)
Replies: 41
Views: 12551

Re: Bornean Earless Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)

Robert, that is awesome!

-Don
by AsydaBass
December 1st, 2011, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians part 2: undescribed species included
Replies: 29
Views: 6839

Re: Costa Rica - Amphibians part 2: undescribed species incl

No, however it is required that all field researchers searching for Plethodontids must carry a light colored sharpie marker with them :P

-Don
by AsydaBass
December 1st, 2011, 3:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians part 2: undescribed species included
Replies: 29
Views: 6839

Re: Costa Rica - Amphibians part 2: undescribed species incl

Jason Folt, I don't think anyone ever minds more C. calcarifer , it's like cowbell, you just can't have enough of it. What's your brother's name? Does he post on here as well? TNWJackson, Thanks! It'll be a while until I put a reptile post together. In the mean time fly south and make your own! Asid...
by AsydaBass
December 1st, 2011, 3:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians part 2: undescribed species included
Replies: 29
Views: 6839

Re: Costa Rica - Amphibians part 2: undescribed species incl

Jason, I certainly wasn't implying that you didn't understand, not at all. Having spent so much time in the canopy down there, I've come to a few realizations that, let's just say I get quite excited when someone brings them up :-) It's not too often these days that I get to talk about it with anyon...
by AsydaBass
December 1st, 2011, 11:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Come join us for the BURM BASH - It's Clobbering Time!
Replies: 39
Views: 4730

Re: Come join us for the BURM BASH - It's Clobbering Time!

Hey, I may have a surprise for anyone attending Burm Bash for the weekend. I'll still need to check some things out, I'll post when I find out more, but I promise it'll be fun, just my little contribution- Limber up! :-) -Don Yes I know it's a tease not giving any specifics, just wetting the appetit...
by AsydaBass
December 1st, 2011, 11:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians part 2: undescribed species included
Replies: 29
Views: 6839

Re: Costa Rica - Amphibians part 2: undescribed species incl

Thanks guys! I'm more than happy to share these things with FHF. In a longer story than we have time for, the existence of FHF is indirectly responsible for all of this. Cryptic, I know, but it's a story better told in person. Matt- I'm excited to meet some new faces at Burm Bash as well. I guess I ...
by AsydaBass
December 1st, 2011, 10:57 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Tropical Invert ID
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Re: Tropical Invert ID

Daniel, sorry, no underside shot.

Gordon, that was my thought as well.

-Don
by AsydaBass
December 1st, 2011, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians Part 1
Replies: 30
Views: 6787

Re: Costa Rica - Amphibians Part 1

I posted a "Part Two" to this Amphibian post. For all of your salamander lovers I've included an undescribed species that I found in February of this year. Enjoy!

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9232

-Don
by AsydaBass
December 1st, 2011, 10:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - Amphibians part 2: undescribed species included
Replies: 29
Views: 6839

Costa Rica - Amphibians part 2: undescribed species included

Hello again, I started a thread a couple of weeks ago about the amphibians of Costa Rica: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8592&hilit=costa+rica+amphibians Immediately after I posted it I left to go back in the field and have pretty much been out of contact since. I'm back at ...
by AsydaBass
November 30th, 2011, 9:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Herping Pics
Replies: 9
Views: 1723

Re: Costa Rica Herping Pics

Ian,

Hey there, I'm always happy to see Costa Rica posts on here! Your spider is a species of Argiope, perhaps A. argentata but I can't tell from the photo. And the "treefrog" looks to be a Leptodactylid. If you have a larger photo I'd be happy to tell you which species.

-Don
by AsydaBass
November 30th, 2011, 9:40 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles
Replies: 142
Views: 25453

Re: Quality of Life and Captive Reptiles

Now, with respect to your questions: I, personally, get the the feeling that many people tend to indulge in a bit too much anthropomorphism when it comes to captive herps. There are obviously different levels of awareness among extant Sauropsids. For example, active, alert Varanids may actually get...
by AsydaBass
November 30th, 2011, 9:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 Highlights
Replies: 37
Views: 7246

Re: 2011 Highlights

I don't know what everyone's talking about... This was quite a disappointing series of photos. All those snot lizards followed by snakes only to be ruined in the end by posing with a FL Gators shirt on! Really?! :D :beer: Awesome species, photos, and experience Mike! I spend almost the entire year i...
by AsydaBass
November 30th, 2011, 8:56 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Bredli Keepers
Replies: 29
Views: 7445

Re: Bredli Keepers

Wow Scott, those snakes are brilliant! I love that you posted photos of the setup and juveniles too. I haven't kept herps long term for a number of years now, but seeing photos like that makes me want to head to the next herp show and go nuts.

-Don
by AsydaBass
November 29th, 2011, 6:59 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Scrub Euphonia
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Re: Scrub Euphonia

When I was doing canopy work I used to watch a couple species of euphonias forage and wash in the large tank bromeliads next to one of my platforms, Very interesting little birds. Also, when caught in mist nets they bite harder than a lot of other similarly sized passerines.

-Don
by AsydaBass
November 27th, 2011, 4:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI - Ecuadorian Herps Book
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Re: RFI - Ecuadorian Herps Book

Here's the cover of the book:

Image

Where are you thinking about flying to, Quito? Guayaquil?

-Don
by AsydaBass
November 27th, 2011, 3:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI - Ecuadorian Herps Book
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Re: RFI - Ecuadorian Herps Book

Hey there, I have the Guia de Campo de Anfibios del Ecuador (Valencia, Toral, Morales, Betancourt, y Barahona). I had a friend bring it back from Ecuador. I also know two other people who found it in the "big" book store in Quito- Libri Mundi . Actually, I think one friend found it in the airport, b...
by AsydaBass
November 25th, 2011, 6:21 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Tropical Invert ID
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Tropical Invert ID

Can anyone ID this guy? Is it the larval form of an insect?
Found between the axils in the base of a medium sized bromeliad. ~10m in canopy, 2000m asl.
< 1cm

Image

Thanks,

-Don
by AsydaBass
November 25th, 2011, 5:56 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163649

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Norops tropidolepis, Cloud Forest Anole, male.
Cerro Dantas, Heredia, Costa Rica.
I love that short rounded snout profile.

Image
by AsydaBass
November 25th, 2011, 5:38 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Photographing Owls at Night
Replies: 8
Views: 3682

Re: Photographing Owls at Night

Here's a mottled owl ( Ciccaba virgata ). We have a large "street light" in the center of the clearing at one of the stations I work out of (Cerro Dantas, Heredia, Costa Rica) that attracts a plethora of lepidopterans and their bat friends. We watch this one sally in and out of the clearing a few ti...
by AsydaBass
November 24th, 2011, 6:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Come join us for the BURM BASH - It's Clobbering Time!
Replies: 39
Views: 4730

Re: Come join us for the BURM BASH - It's Clobbering Time!

I wanna see birds, can we see birds? Josh tell me we're going to bird, all the cool kids are doing it these days!

:D ;)

Hey, I'm back in the states till about Feb. Can't wait to finally gt out with you guys again.

-Don
by AsydaBass
November 23rd, 2011, 7:00 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now up.
Replies: 86
Views: 14679

Re: Reptiles you feel should be better represented, Pics now

Have you checked the prices on captive bred Ungaliophis ;-) There are many herps that are under represented in the hobby. Either they are more specialized in feeding habits (other snakes, frogs, lizards...) or the countries where they occur don't allow export. Let's say for example that you wanted t...
by AsydaBass
November 23rd, 2011, 6:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID help - Costa Rica
Replies: 13
Views: 1884

Re: Snake ID help - Costa Rica

It's listed in the back of the Guyer/Donnelly guide book in the additional species section. The snake has been found at La Selva since the book was published.

-Don
by AsydaBass
November 23rd, 2011, 6:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID help - Costa Rica
Replies: 13
Views: 1884

Re: Snake ID help - Costa Rica

It is Stenorrhina degenhardtii, that species is extremely variable in both color and pattern. Sometimes they are patterned with blotches while at other times they display a nice solid color as is the case with your specimen.

-Don
by AsydaBass
November 20th, 2011, 7:55 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Graslon Prodigy flash diffuser
Replies: 15
Views: 6046

Re: Graslon Prodigy flash diffuser

Thanks. I'll keep that one in mind while I'm searching.

-Don
by AsydaBass
November 19th, 2011, 9:13 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Graslon Prodigy flash diffuser
Replies: 15
Views: 6046

Re: Graslon Prodigy flash diffuser

Species of flash= Too much alone time in the rainforest. What type of flash are you using?

-Don
by AsydaBass
November 19th, 2011, 9:12 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Graslon Prodigy flash diffuser
Replies: 15
Views: 6046

Re: Graslon Prodigy flash diffuser

Thanks for taking the time to post this. Yesterday I returned from four months in the field and as always my list of desired new gear a mile long. A new diffuser is high on my list. I have the same questions about portability and durability as were posted by Bgorum. Also, what species of flash do yo...
by AsydaBass
November 14th, 2011, 7:34 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 322797

Re: What was your last lifer?...

28 Oct 2011 - Prothonotary Warbler and Great Black Hawk. ~750m asl

-Don
by AsydaBass
November 14th, 2011, 6:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pictures from the NAFHA SE Chapter Alabama Trip
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: Pictures from the NAFHA SE Chapter Alabama Trip

Wow, I'm bummed that I missed this! I'll be back in the States on Friday, so keep me updated on what's coming up next.

-Don