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by BlackPearl
November 7th, 2011, 6:39 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: A Few Projects from Black Pearl Reptiles
Replies: 13
Views: 4924

A Few Projects from Black Pearl Reptiles

Piebald Mussurana http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/yani45/Captives/IMG_1987.jpg Normal Black Hatchling Mussurana. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/yani45/Captives/IMG_1946.jpg Mussurana Feeding Pics http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/yani45/Captives/IMG_1588.jpg http://img.photobucke...
by BlackPearl
October 27th, 2011, 7:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crotes being crotes
Replies: 93
Views: 6880

Re: Crotes being crotes

Excellent as always, Doc!

Don't mind Dangerdan... He's just jealous (so am I...)

I'm sure you'll have Doc Jr out looking for crotes right out of the womb...

-John
by BlackPearl
October 5th, 2011, 7:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica inquiry-mid Pacific coast cruising/lodging/hiking
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: Costa Rica inquiry-mid Pacific coast cruising/lodging/hi

Hey MAtt,

I have a few tips for you. Easier to do over the phone though.

Gimme a call and I'll help you out.

John Michels
by BlackPearl
September 26th, 2011, 7:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Striped, Hypo ringneck.
Replies: 27
Views: 2874

Re: Striped, Hypo ringneck.

First off, My apologies for hi-jacking your thread Dan. That's a gorgeous animal and a neat find. MuayTaipan- Those are not Clelia clelia. They are some of the Boiruna maculata that I work with. To my knowledge, no one is working with Clelia clelia in the US, but these Boiruna are starting to become...
by BlackPearl
September 26th, 2011, 3:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Striped, Hypo ringneck.
Replies: 27
Views: 2874

Re: Striped, Hypo ringneck.

Color is overrated.

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by BlackPearl
July 1st, 2011, 10:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Snakes of Panama' field guide is in the works...
Replies: 8
Views: 3795

Re: 'Snakes of Panama' field guide is in the works...

Very cool. I'll be anxious for it's publishing. I just sent Julie a couple images...

Hydromorphus concolor
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Liophis epinephalus
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by BlackPearl
June 12th, 2011, 8:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring ruber run....
Replies: 23
Views: 3301

Re: Spring ruber run....

I can't believe you guys stopped to photo the boas...
by BlackPearl
April 24th, 2011, 9:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica 2011, LOTS OF PHOTOS, ID help requested on frogs
Replies: 36
Views: 7121

Re: Costa Rica 2011, LOTS OF PHOTOS, ID help requested on fr

You're welcome. I don't know how much these trivialities matter to you, but your parrot snake is likely Leptophis ahaetulla rather than Leptophis depressirostris. I'm basing that off the range maps in Savage's book. In situ: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/yani45/IMG_1437.jpg Same snake posed...
by BlackPearl
April 24th, 2011, 9:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica 2011, LOTS OF PHOTOS, ID help requested on frogs
Replies: 36
Views: 7121

Re: Costa Rica 2011, LOTS OF PHOTOS, ID help requested on fr

Your tree boas are ruschenbergerii. According to Kohler, C. annulatus are only on the east coast. In situ from the Osa: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/yani45/IMG_1429.jpg Same snake posed: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/yani45/IMG_1534.jpg Juvenile from Baru http://img.photobucket.co...
by BlackPearl
April 22nd, 2011, 8:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anniella pulchra elevation record?
Replies: 4
Views: 1623

Anniella pulchra elevation record?

Californiaherps.com lists the max elevation for Anniella to be "about 5,100 feet". I've seen quite a few around that elevation range, but I turned up one recently at 5,890' and I found that interesting. Has anyone found one that high? Just curious... This one was from about 4,900'. As flipped: http:...
by BlackPearl
April 18th, 2011, 7:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Clarita (So Cal) area zonatas?
Replies: 9
Views: 1589

Re: Santa Clarita (So Cal) area zonatas?

"In situ" pic of that DOR above...
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by BlackPearl
April 18th, 2011, 7:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Clarita (So Cal) area zonatas?
Replies: 9
Views: 1589

Re: Santa Clarita (So Cal) area zonatas?

Thanks Paul. I was surprised by the low triad count. It looks a lot like the pulchra I find in the Santa Monicas rather than a parv., which is what it should be according to Hubbs' book.
by BlackPearl
April 17th, 2011, 9:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Clarita (So Cal) area zonatas?
Replies: 9
Views: 1589

Re: Santa Clarita (So Cal) area zonatas?

Here's a DOR from Santa Clarita...

You can PM me for specifics Terry. You too Jeremiah since it came from an area you and I discussed a few years ago.

-John Michels

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by BlackPearl
February 24th, 2011, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Contact Zone
Replies: 28
Views: 3076

Re: Contact Zone

That Gorman area is also an interesting area for Pituophis.
The ranges of annectans, catenifer, and deserticola all edge up to that area. I know you have some pics Andreas. Anyone else?
by BlackPearl
February 24th, 2011, 7:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Contact Zone
Replies: 28
Views: 3076

Re: Contact Zone

I definitely agree with Mel's snake being more oreganus than helleri.

I wasn't sure about mine.

Rich, that Tehachapi snake is sweet!!
Are you guys coming out this year?

John
by BlackPearl
February 23rd, 2011, 9:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Contact Zone
Replies: 28
Views: 3076

Re: Contact Zone

Here's one from the Frazier Mountain area... I was calling it a helleri, but you guys tell me.

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by BlackPearl
January 26th, 2011, 6:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Help Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 2952

Re: Costa Rica Help Needed

I don't recall the name of the trail, but the trail head was on the way to the beach on the right. It followed a creek most of the way, then went through the teak plantation as it looped back to the lodge. Nearly all of the snakes were on that trail at night.
by BlackPearl
January 25th, 2011, 9:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Help Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 2952

Re: Costa Rica Help Needed

I've been to Hacienda Baru and I loved the trails. You can't beat the affordability too. I'm a HUGE fan of the Osa Peninsula though. TONS of wildlife... Jason- Would you mind satisfying my curiosity and posting the snake species you found at Baru? I went during the dry season and managed to turn up ...
by BlackPearl
December 31st, 2010, 10:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yucatan wildlife
Replies: 47
Views: 8630

Re: Yucatan wildlife

Hey Doc, You have to be careful with those photos. They often capture more than what you want to reveal. My wife is very perceptive and has noticed my smile is often bigger in some of my herp photos than it is in our wedding photos! Looks like a fantastic trip. Congrats on the wedding first and fore...
by BlackPearl
December 10th, 2010, 10:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica 2008 (DUW)
Replies: 6
Views: 2001

Re: Costa Rica 2008 (DUW)

Cool post and thanks for sharing.

Juvenile Clelia clelia will have a red body with a black head and a yellow/white ring around the neck.

Your DOR may be Enulius flavitorques?
by BlackPearl
September 27th, 2010, 9:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California or Desert King?
Replies: 49
Views: 11433

Re: California or Desert King?

Brian...
:beer: :thumb:
by BlackPearl
August 22nd, 2010, 8:17 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Upload photos to HerpWiki
Replies: 51
Views: 6798

Re: Upload photos to HerpWiki

Are we prohibiting photos of captive bred animals? For example, I keep and breed Drymarchon melanurus melanurus and can provide nice shots of the species... Are captive shots better than no shots at all? What about photos of Mexican species found in countries other than Mexico? For example, I can pr...
by BlackPearl
July 20th, 2010, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Found zonata today!
Replies: 35
Views: 4445

Re: Found zonata today!

Here's a low elevation Z from the north side of the San Gabes:
http://www.naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=49090

I've found zonata and getula within feet of each other in the Santa Monicas.
by BlackPearl
July 5th, 2010, 9:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Situ Invitation
Replies: 42
Views: 5885

Re: In Situ Invitation

Andreas,

How about the shot of that alligator lizard eating from a few weeks ago?
by BlackPearl
July 5th, 2010, 9:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Situ Invitation
Replies: 42
Views: 5885

Re: In Situ Invitation

And a few international in situ's http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/yani45/SpeckledRacer.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/yani45/Salmon-Belly-inSitu.jpg Sorry for the lack of clarity... I love the photo as a remembrance of the moment... That's what in situ shots are all about right? F...
by BlackPearl
July 5th, 2010, 9:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Situ Invitation
Replies: 42
Views: 5885

Re: In Situ Invitation

Some AZ in situ's http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/yani45/WillLow6-1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/yani45/LepidusPairArizona7-04039.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/yani45/Pricei3Low.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/yani45/DSC00752.jpg Breaking my own roadside ...
by BlackPearl
July 5th, 2010, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Situ Invitation
Replies: 42
Views: 5885

Re: In Situ Invitation

Surely you have more shots Andreas...

Nice speck Klawn...

I like that lateralis shot Andy...
by BlackPearl
July 5th, 2010, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Situ Invitation
Replies: 42
Views: 5885

Re: In Situ Invitation

Yeah, I thought you might have recognized that one Bill!
by BlackPearl
July 5th, 2010, 6:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Situ Invitation
Replies: 42
Views: 5885

Re: In Situ Invitation

Just my own silly rules.

I'm not out to debate the meaning of "in situ". It's just that I see pics of snakes crossing a road, or coiled under a board/rock all the time.
I wanted to see pics of herps without any human intervention.

C'mon Fundad... Just play along and post some pics...
by BlackPearl
July 4th, 2010, 7:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Situ Invitation
Replies: 42
Views: 5885

In Situ Invitation

In the same vain as Andreas' "in situ" post, I thought I'd get a thread going where people can share their in situ shots. Rules: -No shots of herps on a road (that includes the shoulder of the road for you boa nuts...) -Nothing "as flipped" under a/c or rocks. These must be true "in the field" in si...
by BlackPearl
July 4th, 2010, 6:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping on Catalina Island
Replies: 23
Views: 3806

Re: Herping on Catalina Island

Gophers and getula do occur on the island.
by BlackPearl
July 2nd, 2010, 9:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wild caught albinos???
Replies: 264
Views: 97679

Re: Wild caught albinos???

I caught this patternless San Diego Gopher in 2007. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/yani45/_J0B3063.jpg He has since sired dozens of babies. The only abberant baby is the one pictured below. I am currently incubating eggs from breeding the original patternless to his daughters... Hopefully th...
by BlackPearl
June 14th, 2010, 8:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Paging Mike?
Replies: 0
Views: 1058

Paging Mike?

I put up a post before the fhf crash about visiting the Boston area the second week of July.

Someone named Mike contacted me about getting together, and because of the crash, I don't have his info.

Boston area? Has a three year old who always begs to go herping?

Thanks.

John Michels
by BlackPearl
June 11th, 2010, 9:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your All-time Best Rattlesnake Shot!
Replies: 122
Views: 30177

Re: Your All-time Best Rattlesnake Shot!

Aaron- That cerb is amazing...
by BlackPearl
June 8th, 2010, 10:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Coast Herping Spring 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3699

Re: West Coast Herping Spring 2010

Very nice Dave...

I particularly like the king and the gila ;)