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by Paul White
March 12th, 2012, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up
Replies: 84
Views: 27546

Re: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up

They really are godawful Richard :( I mean, just take every negative southern stereotype and amp it up to 11. And yeah there's the roundups
by Paul White
March 12th, 2012, 1:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up
Replies: 84
Views: 27546

Re: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up

It's mostly the treatment prior to death and the whole carnivale aspect of it that turn a lot of us off. I mean FFS, skinning them alive?
by Paul White
March 12th, 2012, 6:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up
Replies: 84
Views: 27546

Re: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up

They've been doing it 50 years; as far as extirpiations go that's pretty slow...I do know they upped the bounty this year, but they hadn't upped it in years. I'm not sure if it was just an adjustment for inflation type of deal or if they're actually seeing a drop off in snakes. I don't have a moral ...
by Paul White
March 11th, 2012, 12:54 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: the problem with planted vivs
Replies: 32
Views: 5533

Re: the problem with planted vivs

herper79, how big is that tank?
by Paul White
March 8th, 2012, 9:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ithaca, NY checking in: we have Ambystomas!
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

Re: Ithaca, NY checking in: we have Ambystomas!

gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

it hit 75 the other day. it's snowing right now. I'm getting so amped for herping season it isn't funny. but then this happens.
by Paul White
March 7th, 2012, 1:04 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: the problem with planted vivs
Replies: 32
Views: 5533

Re: the problem with planted vivs

well, when the nusery's start carrying stuff up here again (usually April) I'll add in some bigger ones...I can pull those for later in a different tank I guess.
by Paul White
March 7th, 2012, 9:54 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: the problem with planted vivs
Replies: 32
Views: 5533

Re: the problem with planted vivs

I figure I have at least 2 months before I buy the lizards :) They're just going to be be white spotted geckos, so not gigantic. The morning glory is already sprouting :) I need to get some more wood in there but a friend's getting me some mesquite off thier folk's land. I like mesquite because it's...
by Paul White
March 7th, 2012, 7:23 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Sterilizing Dirt for Gecko Enclosure
Replies: 5
Views: 2270

Re: Sterilizing Dirt for Gecko Enclosure

I'd rather use dirt than coconut fiber myself. That crap is dustier than dust once it dries out--it gets everywhere, makes me sneeze, gets in the animals nostrils and eyes...unless it's an animal that needs a damp or moist substrate, I avoid that stuff.
by Paul White
March 7th, 2012, 7:21 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: the problem with planted vivs
Replies: 32
Views: 5533

Re: the problem with planted vivs

I've grown morning glories outside from Evergreen Colorado to Amarillo Texas to Houston Texas :) As far as water goes, they tolerate a pretty wide range. My biggest concern is how well they hold up to being climbed on/walked on. I do wish I'd started with bigger plants though >< But these were free ...
by Paul White
March 5th, 2012, 6:40 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: the problem with planted vivs
Replies: 32
Views: 5533

the problem with planted vivs

Is how long it takes them to get really established. This will, I hope, be a tank for white spotted geckos if the plants go well http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm18/paulWTAMU/experimentsmatingandcage014.jpg http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm18/paulWTAMU/experimentsmatingandcage013.jpg I'm hop...
by Paul White
March 4th, 2012, 9:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weirdest Flip?
Replies: 34
Views: 5325

Re: Weirdest Flip?

Solfugid. No photos, because I jumped backward pretty quickly. Damn thing was 1/1000th my size and it still charged me.
by Paul White
March 4th, 2012, 12:02 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Grammar time
Replies: 130
Views: 40934

Re: Grammar time

An historian, not a historian is considered proper. For non native English speakers, consider yourself immune to any criticism (but not constructive advice) since I promise that my Japanese, Chinese, German, Spanish, Danish, etc are a lot worse than your English. Of course I never can keep its/it's ...
by Paul White
March 4th, 2012, 11:19 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: S.I.M Suspension incubation method...for reptile eggs.
Replies: 22
Views: 4823

Re: S.I.M Suspension incubation method...for reptile eggs.

I guess to me SIMS seemed like a (possibly viable) solution in search of a problem. I don't see any real upsides or downsides from what you've described.
by Paul White
March 4th, 2012, 11:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RIP Jerry Feldner
Replies: 12
Views: 2029

Re: RIP Jerry Feldner

I'm going to echo Geqqo (although I've never herped in Az). Feldner was nice to a kid that asked a lot of annoying questions and this is a damn sad day for herpers.
by Paul White
February 24th, 2012, 10:54 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Feeder lizards
Replies: 42
Views: 10239

Re: Feeder lizards

I'm getting some mourning geckos from Nick Eposito (That Weird Gecko Guy). He and Anthony Caponnetto have 'em. Of course that's state side, I can't remeber if if you're in the US or antoher country
by Paul White
February 24th, 2012, 7:32 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: So what breeding plans do y'all have for 2012?
Replies: 62
Views: 12394

Re: So what breeding plans do y'all have for 2012?

copulation last night! w00t! Possible double het axanthic/hypo male mating a hypo het axanthic female long and hard. Some courting between an axanthic and a normal, some courting between an albino and a white side (I didn't leave that pair overnight due to extreme size differences--he's nearly 900 g...
by Paul White
February 23rd, 2012, 8:29 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Ok, so tell me about Macklot's Pythons
Replies: 14
Views: 3692

Re: Ok, so tell me about Macklot's Pythons

I'll say that savus (close kin) were very...individual snakes. I mean they had thier own personalities. I miss them. Phil, how're yours coming?
by Paul White
February 22nd, 2012, 5:55 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: What happened to viper geckos?!
Replies: 7
Views: 2221

Re: What happened to viper geckos?!

Most of the time when I see "house geckos" for sale there's no reference to specific species, so I've been kind of leery of buying house geckos. That and viper geckos just look cool!
by Paul White
February 22nd, 2012, 3:49 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Ok, so tell me about Macklot's Pythons
Replies: 14
Views: 3692

Re: Ok, so tell me about Macklot's Pythons

I've seen them classes as both subspecies and full species in thier own right. No idea what the most current thought is on that.
If you want to rehome him/her I'd be willing :) I haven't had a Liasis in years. Neat snakes.
by Paul White
February 22nd, 2012, 11:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Use of small streams by spiny softshells
Replies: 46
Views: 3666

Re: Use of small streams by spiny softshells

Middletown area--my wife had family in the region and hadn't seen them for years. And I'd never been. We innertubed down the creek/river and saw softshells basking on the sandbars :) Also saw what I'm thinking were N. sipedon basking on logs...it was awesome.
by Paul White
February 22nd, 2012, 11:21 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: What happened to viper geckos?!
Replies: 7
Views: 2221

Re: What happened to viper geckos?!

I just want a small neat deserty gecko *cry* I finally did find a pair of viper geckos but they wanted $250 for the pair :? I remember seeing them for like 20-30 a pop not too long ago.
by Paul White
February 22nd, 2012, 9:59 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: What happened to viper geckos?!
Replies: 7
Views: 2221

What happened to viper geckos?!

Seriously. I've been looking intermittently for months and haven't seen them. At this point I'm afraid they'd be cost prohibitive if I did find them. Did everyone quit breeding them?
by Paul White
February 22nd, 2012, 9:59 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Best way to keep planted treefrog viv clean?
Replies: 33
Views: 5823

Re: Best way to keep planted treefrog viv clean?

I'll experiment with canned crickets when I get my geckos then. I HATE live crickets. They woudln't be the only food source--crested gecko diet and mealworms would also be in there--but damn that'd be nice.
by Paul White
February 22nd, 2012, 8:56 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Best way to keep planted treefrog viv clean?
Replies: 33
Views: 5823

Re: Best way to keep planted treefrog viv clean?

How's the nutrition on the canned inverts compare to live ones?
by Paul White
February 21st, 2012, 7:06 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Kwangtung Time
Replies: 1
Views: 1084

Re: Kwangtung Time

how the hell did you find those stateside? *drool*
by Paul White
February 20th, 2012, 1:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo request
Replies: 32
Views: 5503

Re: Photo request

Sorry I let this fall downt he page--work's been crazy so I've been working long days and weekends the last couple of weeks. Reorg, accredidation from our national governing body, and a statewide database migration all within a 4 week period. Why is it the times you really want to have a breakdown y...
by Paul White
February 20th, 2012, 11:25 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Cleaning glass
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Re: Cleaning glass

What I did was lay the tank on it's side, then pour in just enough vinegar to cover that side, let sit 4-5 minutes then scrub and dry. flip over and do each side.
by Paul White
February 20th, 2012, 6:33 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Cleaning glass
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Re: Cleaning glass

I've found vinegar to be a 2 part thing: 1st part is soaking in vinegar THEN scrubbing with steel wool.
by Paul White
February 19th, 2012, 10:10 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: cleaning plastic containers
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Re: cleaning plastic containers

I use those little disinfectant wipes then just wipe with a damp cloth or paper towel. Works pretty well so far.
by Paul White
February 19th, 2012, 4:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Use of small streams by spiny softshells
Replies: 46
Views: 3666

Re: Use of small streams by spiny softshells

I sawa good population in a big creek/small stream on my honeymoon in Ohio. Probably 2-3' deep, maybe 10-15' across most of the time.
Around here they're pretty scarce either way (not much surface water at all).
by Paul White
February 17th, 2012, 1:42 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Planted pink tongue viv
Replies: 9
Views: 2415

Re: Planted pink tongue viv

I demand pink tongues ;) I think it's just like many ozzie animals, very limited supply. The situation is getting better but it's not great.
by Paul White
February 16th, 2012, 9:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo request
Replies: 32
Views: 5503

Re: Photo request

Those bottom two are GREAT, thanks!
by Paul White
February 15th, 2012, 6:45 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Garters Anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 7961

Re: Garters Anyone?

Niether of my checkereds is at all calm. The male's really intractable, the female is just flighty.
by Paul White
February 15th, 2012, 6:44 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My collection of Ball Pythons!
Replies: 20
Views: 5024

Re: My collection of Ball Pythons!

different things for different people :)
I dont' raise any of my own rodents though...rodentpro ftw. I've kept small colonies sometimes and OMG they're a lot of cleaning.
by Paul White
February 14th, 2012, 9:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo request
Replies: 32
Views: 5503

Re: Photo request

These are excellent photos ;) I've gotten some PMsand I'll be responding to those tomorrow, and I'll be getting aholt of some of ya'll too.

I figure I'll make up a posterboard with 'em all or something--something big and eye catching.
by Paul White
February 14th, 2012, 9:06 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: First regurgitation now violent tremors and coils...
Replies: 24
Views: 4936

Re: First regurgitation now violent tremors and coils...

I had something VERY similar happen to some stuart's milks when I was much younger--it went through 5 of them really, really quick. Within 10 days. The first two ate and regurged, the others had eaten but didn't regurge. Two or three of them had bubbly frothy stuff coming out of the mouth almost lik...
by Paul White
February 14th, 2012, 9:01 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My collection of Ball Pythons!
Replies: 20
Views: 5024

Re: My collection of Ball Pythons!

Yeah. I tried to like balls. And I'm fond enough of my one male but the species doesn't grab me in the same way my florida kings do. You've got some purty ones though!
by Paul White
February 14th, 2012, 6:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo request
Replies: 32
Views: 5503

Re: Photo request

So I pull out a glass lizard Heh. I don't have one, sadly. Although what do you do then? Point out the eyelids and highlight the difference in motion? Where do you go from there? I don't really have a set age group--I'd anticipate doing it mainly for families with kids though, it always seems to be...
by Paul White
February 14th, 2012, 2:10 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: So what breeding plans do y'all have for 2012?
Replies: 62
Views: 12394

Re: So what breeding plans do y'all have for 2012?

Wait, you're breeding longnoses? (lecontei)??
by Paul White
February 14th, 2012, 1:55 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: So what breeding plans do y'all have for 2012?
Replies: 62
Views: 12394

Re: So what breeding plans do y'all have for 2012?

Some florida kings...that's about it this year. next year I hope for Chinese King Rats and possibly cribos (I have some 2011 cribos...in 2013 I'm hoping they're breedable).

I'd also like get a small colony of feeder geckos established...does that count?
by Paul White
February 14th, 2012, 1:44 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Getula vomits a half digested pinky
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

Re: Getula vomits a half digested pinky

Maybe too soon. Also, was there a hide in the warmest part of the enclosure? With that sort of ambient room temp you might want to try for a warmer warm spot and make sure he can easily hide himself in it.
by Paul White
February 14th, 2012, 1:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo request
Replies: 32
Views: 5503

Re: Photo request

Bringning in a few live animals is always useful, so people can interact with them. If someone gets to hold a snake, they may find that it's not too scary of a creature. Tim Oh, I plan to :D I have a kingsnake and a checkered garter that are local. I don't keep too many natives, but I plan to bring...
by Paul White
February 14th, 2012, 12:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo request
Replies: 32
Views: 5503

Re: Photo request

Thanks :) I'm also open to suggestions on how to do a talk concerning natives. As I said, I've done presentations in general, but they were more pet focused than environmental/native species focused.
by Paul White
February 14th, 2012, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo request
Replies: 32
Views: 5503

Photo request

I'm trying to set up an educational talk on snakes--I plan to lightly cover snakes as pets, and do a section on native snakes. I'm in need of photos for a handful of native species. I have a couple of natives, and I have photos of others, but I don't have decent photos of everything. I want to print...
by Paul White
February 14th, 2012, 11:42 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do you consider public feeding inappropriate?
Replies: 9
Views: 2432

Re: Do you consider public feeding inappropriate?

I don't think it is inappropriate, particularly in a nature center sort of setting--I'd include a notice on your entryway saying something like "We feed our snakes at these times--if you are uneasy watching one animal eat another, schedule your visit around those times." Particularly if they're all ...
by Paul White
February 13th, 2012, 8:24 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Garters Anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 7961

Re: Garters Anyone?

I wish to heavens we could get that albino Butler in the trade >< It's phenomenal looking.

Garters are damn pretty snakes--some of the normals are killer (a good checkered, or blackneck or red sided garter is a very pretty snake) and the albinos tend to be pretty awesome looking too IMO.
by Paul White
February 13th, 2012, 11:15 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: I was bored, so I designed a rack.
Replies: 26
Views: 6716

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

I'm worried about the snakes pushing against the top shelf and the tub enough to make a gap. I'm just thinkign it'd have to have tighter tolerances than normal
by Paul White
February 13th, 2012, 9:00 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: I was bored, so I designed a rack.
Replies: 26
Views: 6716

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

ditto...I think I'll be buying one soon! I want to make a rack for the 40x20" tubs myself. I figure I should be able to do 7 high. I'm also toying with using those concrete tubs---home depot had some 3x2x8" concrete mixing tubs for 11 bucks O.o I suspect they'd be great for kingsnakes, I just can't ...
by Paul White
February 12th, 2012, 12:05 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Garters Anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 7961

Re: Garters Anyone?

I keep a pair of garters in my living room in a naturalistic set up :) They're a hoot to watch when they get out and start hunting. I'm trying to get some new plants well established, since the ones in there aren't doing too well right now though.