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by KingCam
February 20th, 2012, 11:30 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: my small lampropeltis collection
Replies: 10
Views: 2819

Re: my small lampropeltis collection

He had a rather unfortunate accident that led to the amputation of his tongue back in early December- his tongue got stuck to a clay pot and dried onto it... killing the tissue. That's bizarre. Why would the snake leave its tongue out long enough for it to stick to something? Good luck in finding a...
by KingCam
February 20th, 2012, 8:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ninja hook
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Re: ninja hook

Why doesn't anyone ever use the youtube feature here? I hate leaving the site to watch a 30 second video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VllMM2IHKxw Thanks for sharing, manic_mike187. That thing looks pretty cool. I question how long it would hold up under the abuse I put my hooks through. It would ...
by KingCam
February 20th, 2012, 8:44 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: First...
Replies: 6
Views: 2765

Re: First...

I've seen several groundhogs up in the canopy. It's a common sight when you're deer hunting in Missouri woods. I find they prefer trees that are hollow. They climb up as far as they can on the inside and suddenly pop out of a hole as close to the top as they can get. Awesome photos, thanks for shari...
by KingCam
February 20th, 2012, 8:31 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Cleaning glass
Replies: 7
Views: 1928

Re: Cleaning glass

I've found vinegar to be a 2 part thing: 1st part is soaking in vinegar THEN scrubbing with steel wool. I also have some serious water stains on a 30 gal that I've never been able to remove. What's the best way to soak an aquarium in vinegar short of filling it up? :lol: I would assume you could co...
by KingCam
February 20th, 2012, 8:29 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Adult male Baird's rat snake
Replies: 4
Views: 2387

Re: Adult male Baird's rat snake

wow, what a gorgeous snake! I've never seen one in person before, I had no idea their scale pattern was that complex.
by KingCam
February 17th, 2012, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Farancia (or Regina) in captivity
Replies: 27
Views: 4740

Re: Farancia (or Regina) in captivity

Keeping food on hand for Regina would not be too difficult. I would simply remove the claws from all the crayfish caught that way they will have a tough time cannibalizing each other. The claws grow back faster than one might think. If you had a large culture you'd be spending all your time removin...
by KingCam
February 17th, 2012, 8:44 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Nicolas Cage Doesn't Know Squat About His Pet Cobra
Replies: 10
Views: 6259

Re: Nicolas Cage Doesn't Know Squat About His Pet Cobra

I truly hope he was completely toasted during the interview, because if that's his normal way of talking, then I fear for his mental health... I didn't realize there was anyone who didn't already seriously question his mental health. http://cdn2.mamapop.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/nicolas-cage-g...
by KingCam
February 17th, 2012, 8:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tiger hunt
Replies: 26
Views: 2734

Re: Tiger hunt

I'm a famous biologist with almost 1,000 posts, so you can trust me. Send me the GPS coordinates, please & thanks :thumb:

.... :lol: :lol:



I feel like I better say this for those of you who didn't figure it out: I'm just kidding.
by KingCam
February 16th, 2012, 2:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Farancia (or Regina) in captivity
Replies: 27
Views: 4740

Re: Farancia in captivity

Has anyone tried those parthenogenic "marbled crayfish", for any herps? Was thinking of keeping them for fun at one point and feeding off extras to my snapper, painted, and stinkpot. Thought maybe they could work for Regina if in big enough numbers to have clean, freshly shed ones readily available...
by KingCam
February 16th, 2012, 2:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Farancia (or Regina) in captivity
Replies: 27
Views: 4740

Re: Farancia in captivity

Catching crayfish is really easy, if you use traps. Canned cat food draws them in. I was just gonna say that :P If you can find a shallow (permanent) muddy body of water you'll probably find lots of crawfish too. I like small neighborhood ponds, they seem to always have a LOT because they're over f...
by KingCam
February 16th, 2012, 12:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stuff from the past few weeks...
Replies: 13
Views: 1599

Re: Stuff from the past few weeks...

I always enjoy your posts, Tim. This one didn't disappoint either! :thumb: :beer:
by KingCam
February 16th, 2012, 8:28 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Best way to keep planted treefrog viv clean?
Replies: 33
Views: 5786

Re: Best way to keep planted treefrog viv clean?

For their water dish, since it's actually planted in the ground, I just vacuum the old water out with a wet/dry vac, wipe it out with a paper towel, and refill with a gallon of spring water. Depending on what you use for a water dish, set one inside another before putting them in the soil. Then you...
by KingCam
February 16th, 2012, 8:12 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Best way to keep planted treefrog viv clean?
Replies: 33
Views: 5786

Re: Best way to keep planted treefrog viv clean?

Oh, and since we're talking specifically about tree frogs I might as well share my actual tree frog terrarium :P http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11992921/2012-01-16%2011.51.29.jpg I like custom built cages like this because I can drill holes in the backs and sides to secure potted plants or add/remove featu...
by KingCam
February 16th, 2012, 8:03 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My collection of Ball Pythons!
Replies: 20
Views: 5012

Re: My collection of Ball Pythons!

Paul White wrote:Yeah. I tried to like balls.
College experimentation? :lol:
by KingCam
February 16th, 2012, 7:58 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Planted pink tongue viv
Replies: 9
Views: 2405

Re: Planted pink tongue viv

OMG! This enclosure is FANTASTIC! Great job, you should be super proud of that! I'd be showing it off to every person, dog & cat that stepped foot in my house :lol:
by KingCam
February 16th, 2012, 7:44 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Best way to keep planted treefrog viv clean?
Replies: 33
Views: 5786

Re: Best way to keep planted treefrog viv clean?

Is there any substrate that isn't as messy, or do I just need to stick to cleaning the front glass every day if I switch back to a planted viv? My salamanders get dirt all over everything. I just use some distilled water in a heavy duty spray bottle to blast it off the glass. Distilled water doesn'...
by KingCam
February 16th, 2012, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few things from the past couple weeks.
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: A few things from the past couple weeks.

It's hard to believe that cane toad hasn't been trying to shovel that thing into it's mouth. I know if one of my tree frogs had something like that on their nose they'd be clawing at it until it was in their stomach :lol: Incredible photos! Way better than anything I will ever produce :thumb: :beer:
by KingCam
February 16th, 2012, 7:34 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: OT - The great mammal thread!
Replies: 149
Views: 32835

Re: OT - The great mammal thread!

Do marsupials count? :lol: :lol:

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(Okay, so this definitely isn't my favorite, I just can't seem to find any other photos of furry creatures at the moment.)
by KingCam
February 14th, 2012, 12:36 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Are pinkies really fatty? Nutritional analysis of...
Replies: 336
Views: 89105

Re: Are pinkies really fatty? Nutritional analysis of...

lmao, this is the most ridiculous conversation I've ever read.
by KingCam
February 14th, 2012, 11:47 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do you consider public feeding inappropriate?
Replies: 9
Views: 2424

Re: Do you consider public feeding inappropriate?

I agree with the commenters above. Just give people notice and time to leave the area before you ever reveal the mouse. It is my opinion, based on personal experiences, that the majority of people are fascinated by a snake swallowing a prey item whole. Even people who are moderately afraid of snakes...
by KingCam
February 14th, 2012, 7:38 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: JUMBO 'phibs
Replies: 13
Views: 3918

Re: JUMBO 'phibs

Barred Tigers are SWEET! A man had a pair of them at a conference I attended. He set them down in a container next to my two Eastern Tigers and I was embarrassed! LOL. I have never seen a live Barred Tiger since but as much fun as it is to keep Easterns, I can only imagine how much more fun these m...
by KingCam
February 14th, 2012, 7:36 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Couple new pics, WC Bradford Co., FL corn
Replies: 8
Views: 2937

Re: Couple new pics, WC Bradford Co., FL corn

She's gorgeous, Carl! Very nice specimen, one I'd be very proud of
by KingCam
February 13th, 2012, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick hike Saturday with a few finds
Replies: 13
Views: 1610

Re: Quick hike Saturday with a few finds

Fantastic :thumb: Thanks for sharing :beer:
by KingCam
February 13th, 2012, 7:51 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: I was bored, so I designed a rack.
Replies: 26
Views: 6687

Re: I was bored, so I designed a rack.

ooooooh! I like that cutting block thing! I didn't even know those existed... that would have made SO many projects so much easier :lol: It's called a Miter Box. That one came with the saw for $10 I think. Wow, I feel like a horse's ace. :lol: I've heard the term "miter box" a thousand times, never...
by KingCam
February 13th, 2012, 7:28 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: I was bored, so I designed a rack.
Replies: 26
Views: 6687

Re: I was bored, so I designed a rack.

ooooooh! I like that cutting block thing! I didn't even know those existed... that would have made SO many projects so much easier :lol:
by KingCam
February 10th, 2012, 9:31 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: 11 days to Baja, aboard the Intrepid
Replies: 26
Views: 9160

Re: 11 days to Baja, aboard the Intrepid

Incredible! Why did I read this at lunch time?! I'm SO hungry for some fresh coastal seafood now. The sushi in Missouri just doesn't cut it :'(
by KingCam
February 10th, 2012, 9:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about Ambystoma
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: Question about Ambystoma

brick911 wrote:Look for spermatophores. I'm a sperm expert... wait. I take that back.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by KingCam
February 10th, 2012, 8:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: God's Country 2011...
Replies: 59
Views: 10258

Re: God's Country 2011...

KingCam - Thanks so much. Lots of copperheads this summer, but that one was likely as pretty as any from at least that particular county. Another individual I found did not have a single hourglass band connecting at the mid-line. Honestly, I was not sure about posting it here, because it was just t...
by KingCam
February 8th, 2012, 7:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #25: Bornean Miscellany, Part 5 - Primates
Replies: 24
Views: 4646

Re: Borneo Dispatches #25: Primates

That's incredible! I can't imagine seeing primates in the wild like that O_O Thanks so much for that post, those photos are top notch!
by KingCam
February 7th, 2012, 9:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: God's Country 2011...
Replies: 59
Views: 10258

Re: God's Country 2011...

By far the best post I've seen since returning to the forum! I want to comment on every photo, but I won't :lol: :lol:

The mud snakes were amazing and I was blown away when I saw this:
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by KingCam
February 7th, 2012, 7:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Seeping in the not-so-winter time
Replies: 5
Views: 2587

Re: Seeping in the not-so-winter time

Great photos :thumb: I love that adult red sally :beer:
by KingCam
February 7th, 2012, 7:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Indiana mushroom hunt fail....but
Replies: 20
Views: 4339

Re: Southern Indiana mushroom hunt fail....but

oysters but they are definately tail end of the season but they will continue to flush out throughout the winter and you can find an insane amount of them on a single tree (they are a parasitic shroom on trees) I think I've seen a lot of these before, I just never knew they were edible. if your luc...
by KingCam
February 7th, 2012, 7:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Brown Ringneck Snake?
Replies: 20
Views: 4475

Re: Brown Ringneck Snake?

I haven't seen any, but they might be out there somewhere, who knows.. Thats the beauty of herping.. I guess I'll have to be the first person to find one :lol: I found lots of arnyi last year. This is an attractive arnyi I found last year, it's brown at the head and fades/shifts to gray/charcoal to...
by KingCam
February 7th, 2012, 7:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January snake! and a whole lotta sallies!
Replies: 6
Views: 1536

Re: January snake! and a whole lotta sallies!

Fantastic! All of these sally pics are making me jealous. I've never gone herping in the winter before, but it looks like it's prime time to find salamanders! Maybe that's why I never seem to find any? I might have to go out tomorrow night to see what I can find. Is it productive to look for salaman...
by KingCam
February 7th, 2012, 7:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Brown Ringneck Snake?
Replies: 20
Views: 4475

Re: Brown Ringneck Snake?

wow, these are amazing! I never imagined there could be GREEN ringnecks out there O_O !! Anyone know if prairie ringnecks (D.p.arnyi) ever display that green coloration?
by KingCam
February 6th, 2012, 1:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Indiana mushroom hunt fail....but
Replies: 20
Views: 4339

Re: Southern Indiana mushroom hunt fail....but

you'll be surprised how easy it is as long as you stick to the 5 or 6 unmistakable ones. I don't eat anything i need a spore print from to confirm edibility http://americanmushrooms.com/edibles.htm is a good place to start I am completely self taught and by no means an expert most of the mushrooms ...
by KingCam
February 6th, 2012, 9:52 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: 2011 NAFHA Contest Results
Replies: 13
Views: 2477

Re: 2011 NAFHA Contest Results

Well I didn't accomplish that much, but I'm still kinda stoked about seeing my name on two of those lists on my very first year of doing this :D
by KingCam
February 6th, 2012, 8:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Indiana mushroom hunt fail....but
Replies: 20
Views: 4339

Re: Southern Indiana mushroom hunt fail....but

I wish I knew someone in my area that enjoyed various wild mushrooms who could teach me the ropes. I bought a mushroom book several years back and took it into the woods one day looking for some edibles. Every time I found a mushroom there were 4 or 5 that looked exactly the same in the book, and ha...
by KingCam
February 6th, 2012, 8:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some more from Kentucky - mostly snakes, especially timbers
Replies: 60
Views: 16851

Re: Some more from Kentucky - mostly snakes, especially timb

What a great thread, I never get tired of Kentucky wildlife!

Thanks for sharing, just what I needed to get my blood pumping this morning :P
by KingCam
February 6th, 2012, 8:37 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Now I know why
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Re: Now I know why

That's fascinating! Funny how selective some species can be while others will eat anything at the end of the shiny forceps :P
by KingCam
February 3rd, 2012, 2:53 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Are pinkies really fatty? Nutritional analysis of...
Replies: 336
Views: 89105

Re: Are pinkies really fatty? Nutritional analysis of...

I have no idea what is going on here...but I once tried to change diets on my animals to see what would happen. I decided to feed meal worms to my snakes, and big mice to my turtles. The mice gave the turtles a meal that would last them a month, but the aquarium got really dirty...and it took me 5 ...
by KingCam
February 3rd, 2012, 10:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: IL Eastern Tiger Salamander
Replies: 6
Views: 2342

Re: IL Eastern Tiger Salamander

psyon wrote:They are vicious eaters, which makes them fun to watch. Mine used to jump up at the food before I could offer it to them. A couple times they got my finger, and they would not leg go.
hahaha, mine do exactly the same thing!
by KingCam
February 3rd, 2012, 7:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: IL Eastern Tiger Salamander
Replies: 6
Views: 2342

Re: IL Eastern Tiger Salamander

Very cool! I enjoyed your photos. I keep two tiger salamanders at home. My little brother found juveniles for sale at a local bait shop as "mud puppies." He bought two of them for me, and two for him. They make fun pets, very cool animals :P http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11992921/2012-01-22%2010.49.27.jpg...
by KingCam
February 3rd, 2012, 7:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few herps from this year.
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: A few herps from this year.

Tim Borski wrote:Welcome back, Cam. :thumb:
Thanks, Tim :D Glad to be back ...so far :lol: :lol:
by KingCam
February 2nd, 2012, 12:56 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Just a few recent inverts.
Replies: 9
Views: 1890

Re: Just a few recent inverts.

O_O IN. CREDIBLE!

Awesome shots, man!!
by KingCam
February 2nd, 2012, 12:55 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Need critiquing on some photos please
Replies: 6
Views: 2035

Re: Need critiquing on some photos please

As far as the phaeogaster pics go, I like the 4th (last) one.

Lemme know when you're going out to get more photos for your contest, I'm itchin' to get back out in the field!
by KingCam
February 2nd, 2012, 12:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few herps from this year.
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: A few herps from this year.

Those are awesome photos/animals! Thanks for sharing, I had never seen nor heard of a knight anole before.
by KingCam
February 2nd, 2012, 8:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February 1st Indigo snake..
Replies: 11
Views: 1939

Re: February 1st Indigo snake..

Seriously awesome snake! I'd love to see one of these one day :thumb:
by KingCam
February 2nd, 2012, 8:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don't noose snakes!
Replies: 18
Views: 2051

Re: Don't noose snakes!

Good thing I had my trusty first aid kit in my back pack. Be prepared people! I always carry first aid stuff, and almost never use it. Sometimes I consider taking it out of my pack to lighten the load. Stuff like this (and the threat of personal injury) motivate me to carry it each and every time. ...
by KingCam
September 22nd, 2011, 10:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The apex predator
Replies: 25
Views: 4606

Re: The apex predator

wow, that was incredible, thanks SO much for sharing!! :thumb: :beer: