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by Jeroen Speybroeck
May 3rd, 2016, 1:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazonia 2016, part 3 of 3: Santa Cruz
Replies: 14
Views: 7692

Re: Peruvian Amazonia 2016, part 3 of 3: Santa Cruz

How I wish I was there when that emerald came out... What a trip! The last episode was well worth the wait.
by Jeroen Speybroeck
April 28th, 2016, 11:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring break trip to AR&MO (incredibly long)
Replies: 8
Views: 4582

Re: Spring break trip to AR&MO (incredibly long)

Love loooong posts! Thanks!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
April 25th, 2016, 3:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You Know You're a Herper....
Replies: 36
Views: 13992

Re: You Know You're a Herper....

Hadar wrote:
pythonregius3 wrote:You know you are a herper when you notice that snake misk doesnt seem to smell that bad because you are so used to it by now.
I would add to this. You know you are a herper when the smell of snake musk means success.
:thumb:
by Jeroen Speybroeck
April 22nd, 2016, 12:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazonia 2016, part 2 of 3: Madre Selva
Replies: 7
Views: 6878

Re: Peruvian Amazonia 2016, part 2 of 3: Madre Selva

It took me a while too :oops: but I cannot believe this has not received more replies! (Jeroen, are you listening?) Certainly! Obviously! Always! :lol: I'd say the skin looks fairly rough for dapsilis , but I'm not going to bet anything on it. Thanks again for brightening my day with images of a pla...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
April 22nd, 2016, 12:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: White Spotted Slug Snake
Replies: 8
Views: 3361

Re: White Spotted Slug Snake

Thanx, Lou, enjoyed this, as always! Not sure how common they are. Well, for what it's worth, I'd dare to say that they seem fairly common in certain parts of Peninsular Malaysia, judging by the numbers my friend Peter has collected over the years. Had to look up the scientific name tied to that ver...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
April 22nd, 2016, 12:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vipera aspis in Riva del Garda (Trentino, Lake Garda, ITALY)
Replies: 8
Views: 3792

Re: Vipera aspis in Riva del Garda (Trentino, Lake Garda, IT

ChadHarrison wrote:Awesome. I just cannot get enough of this genus. Thanks for sharing!
WARNING - shameless self-promotion ahead.

Remember this? ;)
http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... f=2&t=9418

(Sorry, couldn't resist...)
by Jeroen Speybroeck
April 12th, 2016, 2:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First quarter of 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 3643

Re: First quarter of 2016

Jeff wrote:the first Tejon rattlesnake, with the poppy-lupine wash in the background is spectacular.
Absolutely!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
April 1st, 2016, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My trip to the Mohave
Replies: 17
Views: 7167

Re: My trip to the Mohave

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by Jeroen Speybroeck
April 1st, 2016, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My trip to the Mohave
Replies: 17
Views: 7167

Re: My trip to the Mohave

This caught me at a nostalgic moment = loved it. Thanks, Zach! monklet, I remember finding a lyre in the Mojave (but not in MNP). https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Q-Zyv-XNHFchJ-N9Md7b6hKWnnJ-0_hoYs6095mXcKXBOaM8PSveCG3oPx0Qxp3kcrHrU8Jy49_FfB2r3nlE96TC8GsdmwL48-3B9yIdiEdVC6SrUuYAVQbrzTeH2YnMBvTdlsw8...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
April 1st, 2016, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Almost every herp species of Karelia + extremely rare find!
Replies: 5
Views: 2256

Re: Almost every herp species of Karelia + extremely rare fi

It doesn't have to be about big species number counts every time; this is cool too. Especially since I have about all of those species (and more) in my backyard too. ;) That arvalis looks funny though; I really don't think the V-mark is a reliable feature to distinguish it from temporaria. That blac...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
March 30th, 2016, 10:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My favorite shots from Costa Rica
Replies: 5
Views: 2847

Re: My favorite shots from Costa Rica

Stohlgren wrote:Gotta love the Cruziohyla.
My thoughts exactly!
Definitely on the destination wishlist...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
March 29th, 2016, 6:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazonia 2016, part 1 of 3: A day in Iquitos
Replies: 12
Views: 5883

Re: Peruvian Amazonia 2016, part 1 of 3: A day in Iquitos

for whatever reason, amazonica are not often seen on our preserves. Don't forget Sabalillo, Matt. Here's a reticulata -mimic amazonica we found there. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-95xBIcbVSlM/Ugf1RPTDZkI/AAAAAAAAHOw/sQB2TIR0dmw/s800/IMG_9029.jpg (This reminds that I still owe you some materia...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
March 24th, 2016, 11:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazonia 2016, part 1 of 3: A day in Iquitos
Replies: 12
Views: 5883

Re: Peruvian Amazonia 2016, part 1 of 3: A day in Iquitos

Of course, I'm going to comment! I really need to get back there, 2013 was the trip of a lifetime.
And I can add that the Pseudoboa coronata we found was the single most restless snake I have ever encountered. A beauty though...
Looking forward to the next episode!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
March 23rd, 2016, 5:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: news on salamander fungus in Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 1325

Re: news on salamander fungus in Europe

And of course, it's only now I see there's a 'News' forum... :oops:
by Jeroen Speybroeck
March 15th, 2016, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guided herp tours Malaysia + good field guides?
Replies: 6
Views: 2903

Re: Guided herp tours Malaysia + good field guides?

I would pick Bukit Fraser over Cameron Highlands...

This is what we did last year...
http://www.hylawerkgroep.be/jeroen/index.php?id=77
Without guides, except Kurt (who you've probably tracked down already).

groetjes,

J.
by Jeroen Speybroeck
March 14th, 2016, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Russia, Dosang, Astrakhan region
Replies: 12
Views: 5730

Re: Herping in Russia, Dosang, Astrakhan region

Cool to see stuff from Russia, keep it coming!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
March 14th, 2016, 11:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zululand 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2638

Re: Zululand 2016

Exquisite, thanks! Some beautiful frogs!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
March 3rd, 2016, 11:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panamanian prequel to Peru
Replies: 7
Views: 4174

Re: Panamanian prequel to Peru

Ribbit wrote:The Peru part will have a lot more of everything.
Can't wait!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
March 2nd, 2016, 1:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panamanian prequel to Peru
Replies: 7
Views: 4174

Re: Panamanian prequel to Peru

Terrific, thanks!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
February 27th, 2016, 2:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bali, Flores, Rinca, and Komodo
Replies: 10
Views: 5263

Re: Bali, Flores, Rinca, and Komodo

Great, thanks a lot!

Are you sure that cynodon is not just another dendrophila?
by Jeroen Speybroeck
February 23rd, 2016, 3:01 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Headlamp recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 10565

Re: Headlamp recommendation

Without much doubt, Led Lenser h14r.2. I've been using it in climates ranging from cold moderate to tropical and still I am more than pleased with it. It's versatile in its power source, easily adjustable and very, very strong. Several of the US herpers I met last summer were very enthusiastic about...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
February 23rd, 2016, 2:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Spiny Terrapin, Wallaces Flying frogs, and a few snakes.
Replies: 6
Views: 2836

Re: A Spiny Terrapin, Wallaces Flying frogs, and a few snake

I'll chime in to say I always check your posts, Lou. It's definitely cool to have movies on this forum as well as pics, but it does take a little more time to appreciate than pics, as Kris said. I guess that's where the general quick-quick-quick nature of the online world comes into play. In short, ...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
February 23rd, 2016, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help herping Borneo
Replies: 2
Views: 1511

Re: Help herping Borneo

I'd advise you to get in touch with Hans and Ruxs - you'll find plenty of their candy here.
g's from Belgium,
J.
by Jeroen Speybroeck
February 17th, 2016, 10:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: different snake species basking together?
Replies: 23
Views: 8051

Re: different snake species basking together?

Thanks for the input! I guess it is obvious that indirect thermoregulation becomes preferable in a warmer climate, so my question probably has most relevance for areas with a climate that is not too different from that of Central, Western, Northern Europe... I actually meant: cases where animals rea...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
February 16th, 2016, 2:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: different snake species basking together?
Replies: 23
Views: 8051

different snake species basking together?

Hi everyone, A discussion among European herpers came up. In Europe, a few species may coil all together to bask. This may be because of thermoregulation advantages, an 'alarm system' function, lower individual predation risk, ... While I am certainly interested in any comments on the causes of this...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
February 1st, 2016, 3:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2015 Herps
Replies: 14
Views: 9238

Re: My 2015 Herps

Damn, Kurt, it's been less than a year and already you're making me wanting to go/come back... We saw so much, also with your help, but it's obvious there's sooo much more!!!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
January 21st, 2016, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ca herper, Singapore lifers
Replies: 10
Views: 2048

Re: Ca herper, Singapore lifers

LouB747 wrote:Thanks guys. It's funny that a leaked video of me landing on a bumpy day got over 1,000,000 views in a day yet I barely get 100 views on my snake videos. Such is the world we live in.
As long as you keep at it for us, it's all good! ;)
by Jeroen Speybroeck
January 21st, 2016, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 36598

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

What a great, great, GREAT thread! We should have this every year! I love how there's a mix of in situ candy, superb 'staged' shots and stuff that's maybe not top-notch but has a personal story to go with it. That sidewinder in its lair... With the tracks...... So much good stuff here, but that's re...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
January 10th, 2016, 12:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 8, Southern Eyre Peninsula
Replies: 21
Views: 12529

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 8, Southern Eyre Peninsula

Also repeating my appreciation, thanks a lot!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
January 4th, 2016, 12:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EOY
Replies: 34
Views: 23004

Re: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EO

Fantastic 2015! I'm so jealous about how you can find things practically throughout the entire year...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
December 16th, 2015, 5:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Peninsula Malaysia post
Replies: 13
Views: 9378

Re: Another Peninsula Malaysia post

Ah... this takes me back to earlier this year, thanks a lot!!! I think the Langkawi Cyrtodactylus is macrotuberculatus. "No idea what this species is" = Amolops larutensis "Maybe Limnonectes blythii??" = yes "Acanthosaura crucigera" - sure this isn't Calotes emma? "These frogs were everywhere around...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
December 11th, 2015, 12:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 2, Alice Springs to Yulara
Replies: 25
Views: 14409

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 2, Alice Springs to Yulara

Aha, there it is already! I thought you'd keep us hanging for a few more episodes ;)
Such a unique reptile, just great...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
December 9th, 2015, 7:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australian Frog Research '15 - Long and Pic Intensive!
Replies: 13
Views: 6535

Re: Australian Frog Research '15 - Long and Pic Intensive!

Wow, stunning photography! Now I'm going to read it as well ;)
by Jeroen Speybroeck
December 9th, 2015, 7:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Prelude and Part 1, Sydney area
Replies: 21
Views: 15977

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Prelude and Part 1, Sydney area

Thanks, John, I always love your reports, excellent story writing. This series surely has more than my special attention, because Australia is in my top 3 of places to go herping in the next years!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
December 7th, 2015, 1:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to differentiate between Clelia, Pseudoboa, Drepanoides?
Replies: 6
Views: 2646

Re: How to differentiate between Clelia, Pseudoboa, Drepanoi

Thanks, Kfen, for the way more to-the-point reply!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
December 7th, 2015, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 year in review
Replies: 13
Views: 8406

Re: 2015 year in review

Great mix, thanks!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
December 7th, 2015, 12:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to differentiate between Clelia, Pseudoboa, Drepanoides?
Replies: 6
Views: 2646

Re: How to differentiate between Clelia, Pseudoboa, Drepanoi

For Clelia vs. Drepanoides, it's not about ventral but about dorsal scales, if I remember well. You might want to check out some of the replies at the end of my Peru trip report thread here =>
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17282
by Jeroen Speybroeck
December 3rd, 2015, 4:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Giving Thanks for Southern Herping
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

Re: Giving Thanks for Southern Herping

Jefferson wrote:The file size of the pictures is too large to post
You can easily embed H.E.R.P. pics here.
Image
by Jeroen Speybroeck
November 28th, 2015, 12:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping the smokies
Replies: 14
Views: 4484

Re: Herping the smokies

6. The salamander from the tarp is Plethodon metcalfi, Southern Gray-Cheek Salamander Though possibly rare, note that jordani sometimes can look similar. This one was found in a jordani hotspot and (far) outside metcalfi range. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i_hmOMHpssc/VcTWeEKkdqI/AAAAAAAAM7k/...
by Jeroen Speybroeck
November 16th, 2015, 5:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March 2015 Trip to Pigeon Mountain and Okefenokee Swamp
Replies: 10
Views: 5855

Re: March 2015 Trip to Pigeon Mountain and Okefenokee Swamp

Nice! Would love to see that water fall - nearly zero flow when I was there last July.
by Jeroen Speybroeck
November 13th, 2015, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So, I lied...
Replies: 4
Views: 2352

Re: So, I lied...

by Jeroen Speybroeck
November 9th, 2015, 2:31 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: I've Been Spotted
Replies: 9
Views: 14078

Re: I've Been Spotted

Love the osprey shot!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
November 8th, 2015, 1:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI: Amazon
Replies: 4
Views: 3194

Re: RFI: Amazon

JakeScott wrote:MT Amazon tours is perfect for that.
Yes!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
October 18th, 2015, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pelamis found in Cali.. pretty cool!
Replies: 6
Views: 2301

Re: Did He Really say that?

Antonsrkn wrote:
mtratcliffe wrote:What is even the context here? Gah.
A few too many beers on a Saturday night?
Rrreally hope so!
by Jeroen Speybroeck
October 14th, 2015, 1:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica, May 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 11716

Re: Costa Rica, May 2015

Man, I need to go there... Thanks for posting!

( You might also be interested in this recent species-rich trip report by a Dutch friend of mine.
http://gjv-natureview.jimdo.com/trip-re ... mmer-2015/ )
by Jeroen Speybroeck
October 5th, 2015, 10:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Galápagos (pic heavy)
Replies: 14
Views: 5900

Re: Herping Galápagos (pic heavy)

Well, that was great! I am usually not too crazy about species-poor destinations, but this archipelago is of course as iconic as they get... Thanks for posting!