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by Paul White
February 12th, 2012, 7:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where most field guides fail..
Replies: 15
Views: 2214

Re: Where most field guides fail..

Hey, I'm just going off currently recognized species; and milks are continous (more or less) over most of the US and Latin America, and (slightly) into South America--I want to say like Columbia and Venezuela? I agree they probably need to be split but I couldn't remotely guess how it'll pan out whe...
by Paul White
February 11th, 2012, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where most field guides fail..
Replies: 15
Views: 2214

Re: Where most field guides fail..

Speaking of Boa constrictor, is there any serpent species in the western hemisphere with a larger contiguous range? Milksnakes. Hands down. I know it seems like boas occur pretty close to the border (relatively) but as heavily herped as Arizona is I think we'd have found them by now if they were al...
by Paul White
February 11th, 2012, 11:57 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Anyone else working with these?
Replies: 7
Views: 2197

Re: Anyone else working with these?

Have you tried chicks? I swear at least 1-2x/year I find coachwhips around here raiding nest...I know they're not the same species but they're pretty closely related. Might get them onto f/t chicks or quail easier than mice if they're being stubborn
by Paul White
February 10th, 2012, 8:08 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: I was bored, so I designed a rack.
Replies: 26
Views: 6683

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

how does the foil tape stuff work with heat tape?
by Paul White
February 10th, 2012, 12:55 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: I was bored, so I designed a rack.
Replies: 26
Views: 6683

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

O.o damn. I may have to do that. But is heat tape OK on plywood?
And is there any way to add a brace to the back? Both to help stabalize and to prevent myself from accidently shoving the tubs too far back?
by Paul White
February 9th, 2012, 1:11 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Are pinkies really fatty? Nutritional analysis of...
Replies: 336
Views: 89069

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

what dog food do you use? Wet, dry? Are some brands better than others? If I can do a skink without going through tons and tons of bugs I'm probably going to at some point.
by Paul White
February 9th, 2012, 11:31 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: knowledge?
Replies: 24
Views: 3658

Re: knowledge?

Just an example that different things work for different people.
ALthough, if that's who I think it is, he's in Georgia; I imagine dealing with a low humidity species in such a humid area would present some difficulties in it's own right.
by Paul White
February 8th, 2012, 6:50 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Are pinkies really fatty? Nutritional analysis of...
Replies: 336
Views: 89069

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

Totally off subject though, they can eat a wide variety of foods and dont require a snail only diet. Hopefully if mine have babies, ill probably try and keep most of them. It would be nice to have a really big group of mature breeding pink tongues, but as they say "dont count your skinks before the...
by Paul White
February 8th, 2012, 5:00 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: How long do you guys leave frozen thawed in the cage?
Replies: 16
Views: 21271

Re: How long do you guys leave frozen thawed in the cage?

I heard someone talkign about finding a puff adder in their yard back when I lived in Colorado--took me way longer than it should ahve to realize they WEREN'T talking about an escaped animal.
by Paul White
February 8th, 2012, 2:33 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Are pinkies really fatty? Nutritional analysis of...
Replies: 336
Views: 89069

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

I don't know where you are but I can't remember seeing a pink tongue for sale in the states (I'm sure there have been, but I ain't seen them).

The real problem is with small snakes like those candoia--you have to find a lizard that has *really small* babies.
by Paul White
February 8th, 2012, 11:59 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Are pinkies really fatty? Nutritional analysis of...
Replies: 336
Views: 89069

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

I'm actually starting a mourning gecko colony soon for the same reason. I don't know anyone that reliably breed small skinks with large clutches. I guess maybe if you bred beardies they might work? Don't they have huge clutches?
by Paul White
February 7th, 2012, 9:08 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Just a honduran milk I produced in 2007...
Replies: 21
Views: 5808

Re: Just a honduran milk I produced in 2007...

that picture was a deciding factor in my finally getting a couple of hondurans.

They don't seem to be growing near as fast nor as ready to eat as baby L. getula are; was that your experience? OR am I doing something wrong I wonder?
by Paul White
February 7th, 2012, 4:44 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Are pinkies really fatty? Nutritional analysis of...
Replies: 336
Views: 89069

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

I would KILL if someone made a cheap but healthy alternative for snakes like flying snakes and vine snakes though. Lizards are expensive (several bucks a pop) and maintaining a large enough colony ot keep even a pair of those fed would be a lot of work (let alone rearing babies).
by Paul White
February 7th, 2012, 1:25 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: How long do you guys leave frozen thawed in the cage?
Replies: 16
Views: 21271

Re: How long do you guys leave frozen thawed in the cage?

I've smelled the poop water dish and whie they're gross, Mr. T smelled worse to me :X niether one will win any prizes for olfactory pleasantness
by Paul White
February 7th, 2012, 12:19 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: How long do you guys leave frozen thawed in the cage?
Replies: 16
Views: 21271

Re: How long do you guys leave frozen thawed in the cage?

My BCI died while I was out of town for 3-4 days for a funeral. during the summer. In a warm cage.

Worst smell I've ever smelled.
by Paul White
February 7th, 2012, 7:09 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Are pinkies really fatty? Nutritional analysis of...
Replies: 336
Views: 89069

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

Did the T-Rex Snake thingies ever take off? I just stuck with rodents and birds...they've worked for decades for most snakes so if it ain't broke...
by Paul White
February 6th, 2012, 12:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglades
Replies: 95
Views: 13328

Re: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglad

I'm actually curious about ANY studies regarding burms in thier native ranges that are accessible. Same with retics. I hear lots of folks talka bout what these do or don't do the field but I've never seen cites and quick googling hasn't been productive at all.
by Paul White
February 6th, 2012, 12:02 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: How long do you guys leave frozen thawed in the cage?
Replies: 16
Views: 21271

Re: How long do you guys leave frozen thawed in the cage?

About 24 hours is the max. Usually only overnight though.
by Paul White
February 5th, 2012, 1:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: God's Country 2011...
Replies: 59
Views: 10249

Re: God's Country 2011...

LOL, well you could say we are west of there...650 miles northwest.
by Paul White
February 5th, 2012, 7:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: God's Country 2011...
Replies: 59
Views: 10249

Re: God's Country 2011...

Paul - thank you. I think I could have posted only the mud snakes, as folks seem to like them the best. It was a great year for them. My guess is they're both rare an unique--there's nothing remotely like them in most of the country, and even in their range they're not apparenlty a very common find...
by Paul White
February 4th, 2012, 8:47 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Petition for overturning python ban
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

Re: Petition for overturning python ban

I'm in Amarillo, not Abilene, but I have been to there once for a work thing--and I did set out time to tour the zoo. I can't speak to the vipers specifically but the herp house was amazing for a zoo that size. Totally kick ass. They did have some nice European vipers (Ammyodytes!!) and friggign wil...
by Paul White
February 4th, 2012, 10:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: God's Country 2011...
Replies: 59
Views: 10249

Re: God's Country 2011...

baby pile of Farancia
:shock: :shock: That may take the cake as my favorite FHF picture. I love Farancia. And seeing babies emerging from the eggs is just...wow. Oh wow.
by Paul White
February 4th, 2012, 9:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February 1st Indigo snake..
Replies: 11
Views: 1936

Re: February 1st Indigo snake..

That actually makes me homesick a bit Rob :P We haven't had real winter here, just enough to force the herps into torpor (lots of days hovering in the high 30s). It's driving me nuts.
by Paul White
February 4th, 2012, 9:13 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Petition for overturning python ban
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

Re: Petition for overturning python ban

Jimi, I sent emails and letters and I've done education at the local zoo. I've invested time and energy into this. I'm just not going to sit and pretend that the 101st petition online will make any difference. If you want to make a difference, reach out to legislators, the public, etc. Hell maybe US...
by Paul White
February 4th, 2012, 9:10 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Feeding eggs to snakes
Replies: 15
Views: 3086

Re: Feeding eggs to snakes

yikes. After 7 months away from Sandy I think I'd be a bit pissier than you are :P
by Paul White
February 3rd, 2012, 9:03 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Petition for overturning python ban
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

Re: Petition for overturning python ban

Yep. That's another cause34 I support and has been totttally ignored. Look, it's Friday, I'm tipsy and I'm cranky (job hunting, yay). so I'll lay i out: Online petitions are the quivelent of grafitting an overpass.t hey do nothing at ll to help us. Period fullstop. So quit thinkt hye'll help and do ...
by Paul White
February 3rd, 2012, 8:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglades
Replies: 95
Views: 13328

Re: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglad

What is this new py thon book by Dorcas?
by Paul White
February 2nd, 2012, 9:16 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Feeding eggs to snakes
Replies: 15
Views: 3086

Re: Feeding eggs to snakes

Smart ass :lol:
by Paul White
February 2nd, 2012, 7:26 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Feeding eggs to snakes
Replies: 15
Views: 3086

Re: Feeding eggs to snakes

Well, my biggest florida kings are touching a kilo right now. I don't know how big this snake's eggs would be--she's like 14'? It kind of depends on how big they look if they get laid (and like I said it's still an if).
by Paul White
February 2nd, 2012, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglades
Replies: 95
Views: 13328

Re: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglad

Has anyone done herp studies in the places with a high python density? I'm curious about the point raised earlier concerning turtles (not just sea turtles, but chelonians in general).
by Paul White
February 1st, 2012, 10:58 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Feeding eggs to snakes
Replies: 15
Views: 3086

Feeding eggs to snakes

Question: how do ya'll feel about destroying eggs? I paired up my normal and albino retics because both adults were doing all sorts of crazy face rubbing and pushing and refusing food, and when I opened the males cage he'd try to head to the females lickety split. I was worried about them hurting th...
by Paul White
February 1st, 2012, 7:22 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Are pinkies really fatty? Nutritional analysis of...
Replies: 336
Views: 89069

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

Ok, great! So you are going to answer my question about what the ARAV certification process is?
Course not. Evidence and citations and documents are for other people.
by Paul White
February 1st, 2012, 3:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SnakeDays.com & TP&W
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: SnakeDays.com & TP&W

depending on work (i'm job hunting so I I land one I won't have PTO yet) I'll try to make it. I've never herped that part of the state.
by Paul White
February 1st, 2012, 3:38 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: He's got a point!
Replies: 36
Views: 9658

Re: He's got a point!

Just claiming we shouldn't be regulated has more danger to it IMO--as our hobby continues to grow, the problems within it (and there are problems, look at how wide spread red ears are now) will get worse and pressure will mount to fix them.
by Paul White
February 1st, 2012, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglades
Replies: 95
Views: 13328

Re: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglad

I had to go to Wiki to look that up....why the hell would they have intentionally TRIED to get coons established? That blows my mind.
by Paul White
February 1st, 2012, 2:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglades
Replies: 95
Views: 13328

Re: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglad

Out of curiousity, what othe rlocations? I guess neither of those jumped otu at me as huge in the exotic pet trade, but I don't pay much attention outside of herps.
by Paul White
February 1st, 2012, 2:28 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: He's got a point!
Replies: 36
Views: 9658

Re: He's got a point!

I think one of the best tactics we COULD use is in areas where legislation is proposed is to have a pro forma set of regulations ready to go in, in place of a ban. They would dictate things like secure cages, license fees, etc. Just to show we're not blindly going "NO NO NO NO" and sticking our fing...
by Paul White
February 1st, 2012, 2:03 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Plastic boxes with the built in latches?
Replies: 14
Views: 4413

Re: Plastic boxes with the built in latches?

....what sort of pet is a possum? I always thought they fit into the so cute they're ugly category and kind of want one but my wife says not as long as we have cats or dogs (and my dog would kill one anyhow).
by Paul White
February 1st, 2012, 1:59 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: He's got a point!
Replies: 36
Views: 9658

Re: He's got a point!

Psyon: I think the theory is BOTH to cover cost and to make sure that the person getting the animal values that animal to some degree. I don't mind adoption fees but I think they shoud be reasonable--not as much or more than buying one from a breeder. That's just shooting themselves in the foot. Goe...
by Paul White
February 1st, 2012, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So whats stopping them?
Replies: 31
Views: 3830

Re: So whats stopping them?

withalligators: Your post there just showed EXACTLY why I'm trying to get back into the private sector! More money and hopefully less damn paperwork.
by Paul White
February 1st, 2012, 12:43 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: He's got a point!
Replies: 36
Views: 9658

Re: He's got a point!

For the record, I have gone into schools and asked how many people had reptiles or amphibians, and it was no where near half the students. More like 1%. Totally agree. granted it's been a long time for me. But I was one of maybe 3-4 people in my high school that had ANY pet herps. And when I did st...
by Paul White
February 1st, 2012, 12:03 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: He's got a point!
Replies: 36
Views: 9658

Re: He's got a point!

This guy's attitude to me still comes off that we should educate people about reptiles so that there is a larger market for them. That's not an intrinsically bad thing though. I mean, snakes can make damn good pets (some species much more than others) and I think that an expansion of interest and a...
by Paul White
February 1st, 2012, 11:50 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: He's got a point!
Replies: 36
Views: 9658

Re: He's got a point!

I think we can worry about someones alligator husbandry when we're sure that we can safely keep our own animals, and doing so requires pointing fingers in a different direction. Thats the point that I think we ought to support. Erh, if we refuse to worry about real problems within the hobby, we're ...
by Paul White
February 1st, 2012, 11:12 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: He's got a point!
Replies: 36
Views: 9658

Re: He's got a point!

If you saw the stuff that set it off... BHB posted, on both Snakebytes and Brians personal FB, a link to a guy from a TV show talking about and showing his gators , and made comments bout reaching out to him and using him as a face for the hobby. The gator was in a crappy enclosure and absurdly smal...
by Paul White
February 1st, 2012, 10:37 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Are pinkies really fatty? Nutritional analysis of...
Replies: 336
Views: 89069

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

Kelly, you keep asking for evidence while citing NO peer studies. Don't you think the rest of us get to call you on that, or are you special and beyond reproach? You present anecdotal evidence (which is what the other guy presented) and expect us to take that as good while not extending the same cou...
by Paul White
January 31st, 2012, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglades
Replies: 95
Views: 13328

Re: Mammal populations dropping dramatically in the Everglad

Seeing the reaction among some of my facebook friends is pretty disheartening--it makes sense that a big predator would impact prey animal populations doesn't it? but people are sticking their fingers in their ears about it. Stupid. You don't have to support the lacey addition even if you agree with...
by Paul White
January 31st, 2012, 4:52 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: I realized something just now...
Replies: 28
Views: 5064

Re: I realized something just now...

O.o I've never seen a colubrid crap bigger than a dog.

My retics, OTOH, put my puppies to shame.
by Paul White
January 31st, 2012, 6:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So whats stopping them?
Replies: 31
Views: 3830

Re: So whats stopping them?

Biowar! If I wasn't afraid of it impacting natives somehow I'd be behind it...
by Paul White
January 30th, 2012, 7:57 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatus
Replies: 23
Views: 5893

Re: problem with my Desert Banded Gecko - Coleonyx variegatu

Sucks he passed man :( But hopefully your changes will prevent it from happening agian.
by Paul White
January 29th, 2012, 9:54 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Are pinkies really fatty? Nutritional analysis of...
Replies: 336
Views: 89069

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

can you imagine a birth to death experiment on diets for chelonians? That'd be awesome and incredibly informative, but also just nearly impossible to do--40+ years to run one experiment!