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by Nshepard
October 21st, 2012, 6:16 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: HELP!! this is my first year breeding/ Sales permit
Replies: 21
Views: 3941

Re: HELP!! this is my first year breeding/ Sales permit

If your going to try and make a hybrid, don't try for something so lame. If all you have are those two snakes and you really want to breed something, get another cal king or something. Hybrids should only be bred under certain circumstances.
by Nshepard
October 21st, 2012, 6:14 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Sick Buttermilk
Replies: 7
Views: 1583

Re: Sick Buttermilk

The snake could be suffering from one of a variety of issues, of course. What's most clear is that it should be seen by a veterinarian. I'd go ahead and make that request, and in strong terms. Whether an institution be high- or low-budget, taking a living creature into captivity includes accepting ...
by Nshepard
October 12th, 2012, 9:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mostly salamanders from the mountains of NC
Replies: 34
Views: 10559

Re: Mostly salamanders from the mountains of NC

Mike, that little guy is a D. monticola , I don't know where he is coming from. There is no other possibility. I've said it before: If there were sals down here, I pursue them relentlessly. Outstanding photography and animals! :beer: Tim Tim, if you ever want to make the trip for a few Mike and I ar...
by Nshepard
October 12th, 2012, 9:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 3rd quarter 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1775

Re: 3rd quarter 2012

NICE work Tim!
by Nshepard
October 2nd, 2012, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rescues
Replies: 11
Views: 1732

Re: Rescues

A .22 will take out your cat problem!
by Nshepard
September 30th, 2012, 9:42 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: two Fire skinks
Replies: 10
Views: 2778

Re: two Fire skinks

In short, yes. I would assume, even if there is not cage aggression or cannibal tendencies, that the large out would plain out compete the smaller individual for food.
by Nshepard
September 29th, 2012, 7:57 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Brumating Macklot's Python?
Replies: 14
Views: 2766

Re: Brumating Macklot's Python?

I should point out, the python is not one of the snakes I will be breeding. All my snakes are in the same room, so dropping the temp of the whole room would be easier than trying to find a place to brumate only certain snakes. I was figuring to drop the temps to 50-60F, but I assumed that would be ...
by Nshepard
September 29th, 2012, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread
Replies: 32
Views: 10646

Re: The Thamnophis sirtalis photo thread

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3443/3996546507_951de3cb8a_o.jpg Randolph Co., WV: In-situ http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3397/3650102483_d0fc3cdb74_o.jpg Pocahontas Co., WV: Female, gravid. I have seen ones like this on kingsnake for like 1000 bucks.... http://farm3.stati...
by Nshepard
September 29th, 2012, 10:05 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: some 2012 babies....
Replies: 5
Views: 2059

Re: some 2012 babies....

Love your Mole Kings Mark! I have always wanted them in my collection, but haven't the space for any!
by Nshepard
September 29th, 2012, 10:03 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Brumating Macklot's Python?
Replies: 14
Views: 2766

Re: Brumating Macklot's Python?

I cannot speck for Macklots or tropical pythons but I drop them room temp to 65F and only during the day to I give them heat (set point, mid 80s). I know the heat off sets the ambient room temp but does not cause the whole cage to become anywhere near 'summer' temperatures. The night drop I've found...
by Nshepard
September 28th, 2012, 8:50 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Brumating Macklot's Python?
Replies: 14
Views: 2766

Re: Brumating Macklot's Python?

Never worked with Macklot's Python, but some python species do require daytime highs in the low to mid 80s (which is still lower than summer temps) during the "cooling period", but need a significant night drop. Might want to check on Macklots but some pythons copulate during the cooling period.
by Nshepard
September 24th, 2012, 6:11 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Seasonal outdoor cages for snakes?
Replies: 25
Views: 10057

Re: Seasonal outdoor cages for snakes?

@regalringneck, I am really interested in the "old door captive breeding" project. Do you have more photos or information on making your subterreanean refugia? That is really neat, reproducing a herp assemblage in your backyard!
by Nshepard
September 24th, 2012, 6:09 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Croc's everywhere
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: Croc's everywhere

I only have experience keeping American Alligators but they were a lot of fun. What species are these? 1st picture C. acutus? And, the bottom a species of Caiman?
by Nshepard
September 24th, 2012, 6:06 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Natrix babies
Replies: 9
Views: 2630

Re: Natrix babies

What species of Natrix is this? Neat to see some of those old world snakes. What makes this rare (hard to breed, endangered, etc)?
by Nshepard
September 23rd, 2012, 6:37 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Seasonal outdoor cages for snakes?
Replies: 25
Views: 10057

Re: y-knot ... outdoor cages for snakes?

regalringneck wrote:finding the baby rosys & chuckwallas each fall was always fun ...
So, they breed and hibernate out there? That is pretty cool!
by Nshepard
September 16th, 2012, 8:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you think of this list?
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Re: What do you think of this list?

1) Poor medical care, 2) Cultural myths
by Nshepard
September 14th, 2012, 9:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 12 Months In California: UPDATED (All herps)
Replies: 23
Views: 15544

Re: 12 Months In California: UPDATED (All herps)

Hell yeah, you killed California! And, left a few somethings to come back for.
by Nshepard
September 14th, 2012, 9:31 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: BHP First shed pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: BHP First shed pics

Oh man, ah man...awesome!
by Nshepard
September 10th, 2012, 6:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae
Replies: 79
Views: 22641

Re: Opinion on handling Helodermatidae

Okay, I'll go ahead and weight in on this. As someone that worked up close and personal with a small museum collection of 9 Gilas, I can say I would NEVER trust them to not bite. Most of those nine were a pain in the ass and would not hesitate to bite. HOWEVER, 4 of those 9 were confiscated or 'resc...
by Nshepard
September 10th, 2012, 6:19 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Any Dart Frog Keepers on FHF?
Replies: 16
Views: 3742

Re: Any Dart Frog Keepers on FHF?

I'm so stoked! I've got an order from Understory Enterprises coming in Wednesday... I'm getting 4 Hualluga Canyon Ameerega Trivittata! Here's their vivarium: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNP5ysmGhYo&feature=youtube_gdata_player http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxTZe2-NPHA&feature=youtube_gdata_play...
by Nshepard
September 9th, 2012, 7:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession
Replies: 111
Views: 39073

Re: Spring Timber Rattlesnakes and Forest Succession

I understand why this behavior is frowned on and all illegal actives should not be approved by members of the public, etc....esp, since it makes field herpers look bad, and we get enough of that. But here is my point, if it benefits the snakes...shouldn't the state BE DOING THIS! I thought that horr...
by Nshepard
September 6th, 2012, 2:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aussie Snakes
Replies: 28
Views: 10806

Re: Aussie Snakes

Awesome post! You know of any field biologist jobs over there?!
by Nshepard
September 6th, 2012, 2:41 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: New ATB Litter 9/3/12
Replies: 9
Views: 1758

Re: New ATB Litter 9/3/12

Man, I love litters / clutches with so much variation, thats wild!
by Nshepard
September 6th, 2012, 2:39 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Some new ATBs babies babies babies!
Replies: 7
Views: 1900

Re: Some new ATBs babies babies babies!

Looks like a lot of fun!
by Nshepard
September 6th, 2012, 2:37 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Craigslist herping...
Replies: 9
Views: 2592

Re: Craigslist herping...

I find it stupid that craigslist won't include local animal sales - don't really understand their reasons.

Craigslist brings out the crazies...
by Nshepard
September 6th, 2012, 2:35 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pseustes sulphureus
Replies: 13
Views: 4560

Re: Pseustes sulphureus

Awesome Jason! I don't see many around, wish they were more common place. Love the colors and their attitudes are great.
by Nshepard
August 30th, 2012, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NATIVE wild burms?
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

Re: NATIVE wild burms?

Shane_TX wrote:though a measly Angolan was posted a few years ago
Measly...really?! Damn, I remember that, one of the best posts on here ever. Measly...
by Nshepard
August 28th, 2012, 2:33 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Here they come!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2817

Re: Here they come!!

That is cool - not at all like womas!
by Nshepard
August 26th, 2012, 10:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madagascar 2012: Lemurs and Langahas
Replies: 23
Views: 7440

Re: Madagascar 2012: Lemurs and Langahas

Hot [email protected], this post is phenomenal! Everything you posted is exceptional!
by Nshepard
August 26th, 2012, 10:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Melanistic Northern Redbelly?
Replies: 20
Views: 3569

Re: Melanistic Northern Redbelly?

The funny part is, my grandpa and I were checking out a tip on a rattlesnake location, and actually found about 6 snakes, with evidence of a lot more. I just found this guy under a rock I flipped on the way out. Would a trait like this be hereditary? For example, if this snake had offspring, would ...
by Nshepard
August 26th, 2012, 10:34 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Uroplatus aff. henkeli, undescribed leaftail gecko
Replies: 23
Views: 6602

Re: Uroplatus aff. henkeli, undescribed leaftail gecko

BADASS Mike! I want to see some of those neonates in person someday!
by Nshepard
August 26th, 2012, 10:30 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Here they come!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2817

Re: Here they come!!

Very cool man!
by Nshepard
August 22nd, 2012, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Melanistic Northern Redbelly?
Replies: 20
Views: 3569

Re: Melanistic Northern Redbelly?

It is not melanistic, rather anerytheristic (lacks red pigment, thus the belly is black).

Individual from WV:

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by Nshepard
August 18th, 2012, 6:14 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Rodentpro and choriomeningitis
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Rodentpro and choriomeningitis

You could always go with MiceDirect. Similar in rates... shipping is more for where I am though. From what I heard, RP responded and said that 14 individuals had purchased some of the "possibly infected" stock (RP gets its stock from several places) and that they were all contacted. Thanks, makes m...
by Nshepard
August 17th, 2012, 7:20 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Rodentpro and choriomeningitis
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Rodentpro and choriomeningitis

Don't know if you all have heard about this. I don't know much myself. Only thing I know is that I did purchase in May which is the month in question apparently. http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/forums/showthread.php?t=334751 I was curious your thoughts. I am pondering just throwing out my frozen sto...
by Nshepard
August 16th, 2012, 1:12 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: HELP! I Have the M-word
Replies: 18
Views: 2999

Re: HELP! I Have the M-word

I know exactly where mine came from... Some feeder lizards from a local pet store. I doubt it, man. The mites that most lizards get are a lot different than Ophionyssus natricis , the "Snake mite" of horror stories. O. natricis is pretty host-specific on snakes. Though this statement is 100% true, ...
by Nshepard
August 16th, 2012, 8:43 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Eye Infection - Mine!
Replies: 12
Views: 3293

Re: Eye Infection - Mine!

DAMN! Herps are kinda gross. In addition to using bleach for soaking and cleaning, I use chorhexidine. At work we used Opti-Cide (on the expensive end but totally worth every penny): http://www.thecuresafety.com/Opti_Cide_ ... 12-024.htm
by Nshepard
August 14th, 2012, 8:44 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: HELP! I Have the M-word
Replies: 18
Views: 2999

Re: HELP! I Have the M-word

I got those last year - still don't know how (only time I've ever gotten them). I used NIX (lice shampoo) in a diluted mix, worked extremely well. None of my snakes were affected by it. I did have to do two doses. My first use I soaked everything with it, did not rinse. I found one live mite about 3...
by Nshepard
August 14th, 2012, 7:12 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Any Dart Frog Keepers on FHF?
Replies: 16
Views: 3742

Re: Any Dart Frog Keepers on FHF?

I don't mess with hydei anymore... Those cultures started to smell terrible... My frog room is my bedroom... Once I actually have a room dedicated to my frogs, I'll start culturing hydei again... Yeah, hydei are not fun to culture, but are the prefect size. Ever mess with bean beetles, I find them ...
by Nshepard
August 13th, 2012, 11:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fun with photographing buzztails
Replies: 18
Views: 3009

Re: Fun with photographing buzztails

Joshua Jones wrote:I'm always a little heartbroken to think about how beautiful this place must have been before we came here and screwed it all up. Thanks for looking.
I hear you, but coming from an east coaster...it can be worse! Things would be so different!
by Nshepard
August 12th, 2012, 6:32 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Importance of a flash in the rainforest
Replies: 9
Views: 3868

Re: Importance of a flash in the rainforest

Kari Post wrote:It may also be a good idea to pack some silica gel packets to absorb extra moisture from your gear if it gets really wet.
Can't over stress the importance of silica gel packets for protecting your camera gear while down in humid areas.
by Nshepard
August 12th, 2012, 6:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fun with photographing buzztails
Replies: 18
Views: 3009

Re: Fun with photographing buzztails

Nice photos, I hate I am missing out on AZ again this year. Your habitat shots are best part of this post, love em!
by Nshepard
August 12th, 2012, 6:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Three months of LECHing
Replies: 31
Views: 9200

Re: Three months of LECHing

Impressive shots, too many good ones to comment on. Nice to see someone include some Sarracenia in a FHF post!
by Nshepard
August 11th, 2012, 2:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Feral and Domestic Cats
Replies: 45
Views: 11536

Re: Feral and Domestic Cats

If only people would detach their meaningless emotion and understand the many deleterious effects feral (and outdoor) cats have. But if it were up to people (you know non-herpers..."normal people"), the landscape would be golf course grass, bradford pears, outdoor cats, and concrete.
by Nshepard
August 10th, 2012, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Huge Picture Post from Northern California
Replies: 19
Views: 7859

Re: Huge Picture Post from Northern California

Nshepard: Ross is an awesome Dude and a hell of a lot of fun to herp with in Cali since everything is a lifer and therefore exciting to him, and therefore more exciting to me. He was my neighbor in Yosemite when we both worked for SNRI and I overheard a conversation he was having about Herps, Lasag...
by Nshepard
August 9th, 2012, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Behind the cheese curtain: revisited 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 10046

Re: Behind the cheese curtain: revisited 2012

Tim, you gotta love those tan green snake, way cool. Also, loving that hypermelanisic Fox Snake. You killed it!
by Nshepard
August 9th, 2012, 8:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: June and July- White Sands, West Texas, Arizona.
Replies: 42
Views: 14112

Re: June and July- White Sands, West Texas, Arizona.

Nice post! Loved all the white sands photos - took me back to my 07 road trip when I stopped there for a day. For striking out on willardi, you got a hell of a consolation prize...well done...jeolous of that skull!
by Nshepard
August 9th, 2012, 8:00 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Any Dart Frog Keepers on FHF?
Replies: 16
Views: 3742

Re: Any Dart Frog Keepers on FHF?

Nice! What recipe do you use from your fruit fly cultures? I used a buddy of mine's (http://www.jeffmette.com/log/archives/149) at work, but personally I ended up buying some of the joshsfrogs.com hydei mix to make cultures for my Gonatodes project.
by Nshepard
August 9th, 2012, 6:28 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Any Dart Frog Keepers on FHF?
Replies: 16
Views: 3742

Re: Any Dart Frog Keepers on FHF?

I kept several species at work (leucomelas, azureus, auratus, galactonotus, terribilis, vittatus, and aurotaenia) and bred azureus and leucomelas, but I do not keep any personally (too many other projects). Your set-ups look nice! Do you do your own fruit fly cultures? What species are you working w...
by Nshepard
August 9th, 2012, 1:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Huge Picture Post from Northern California
Replies: 19
Views: 7859

Re: Huge Picture Post from Northern California

Damn nice post, loved all the beer photo-ops. Ross is a close friend (NCSU buds), weird seeing him in a FHF post from someone I don't know.