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by Kelly Mc
February 21st, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: is cannabis good for fish?
Replies: 4
Views: 13944

Re: is cannabis good for fish?

I would have liked to have just added my comments to the initial post with the edit feature, but I dont seem to be able to find in our new format. I like posting observations and memories on FHF. Sometimes an operative that was just a part of solving problems freelance becomes a solid method, but ha...
by Kelly Mc
February 20th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: is cannabis good for fish?
Replies: 4
Views: 13944

Re: is cannabis good for fish?

I wonder how your fish is doing. I have observed angelfish to be the most 'fey' of aquarium kept cichlids, and cichlids being well, i will dare say intelligent. It is always exciting to hear of a cure that is safe and has broad spectrum implications. The endocannabinoid system has received some hot ...
by Kelly Mc
February 20th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nepal Lizard ID, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 6641

Re: Nepal Lizard ID, please!

Hans, the thought of the Rhino eating flowers in the village where one has slept, sounds like something blessed, like a sign of good fortune.

From what you say, and the way you say it, it certainly looks to be absolutely true!
by Kelly Mc
February 18th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nepal Lizard ID, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 6641

Re: Nepal Lizard ID, please!

It looks like a female Calotes to me.
by Kelly Mc
February 9th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sarawak Amphibians 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 4242

Re: Sarawak Amphibians 2018

This was like a fairy tale journey. Looking into the green lilliputian cups of water

Nasuta, You will always be the humble King of camouflage to me. I will always be amazed at the miracle of your morphology every single time I see you.
by Kelly Mc
February 7th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Earth Colored UTH mats
Replies: 6
Views: 17000

Earth Colored UTH mats

I think it would be good if a company made heat mats in neutral earth tones, and maybe a nice leaf green as well. They would integrate better in an environment when used on the walls, which is something I like to do helix radiant panel style. It works well especially if you use 2, and corner them. B...
by Kelly Mc
January 28th, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen
Replies: 20
Views: 17095

Re: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen

Ordinarily, I dont give a dang how a thread wilds out, but this was for real a nice place to share our uncaptured memories in plain faith and enjoyment. Not a platform for more of your Staged Games. Something your Grandpa knew that you stupendously don't .. before aiming at a weak spot, you better b...
by Kelly Mc
January 25th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen
Replies: 20
Views: 17095

Re: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen

I enjoyed word for word everybody's story. Its a different experience and I think its good, thanks and hopefully we can pick up on this again sometime.

It was really good.
by Kelly Mc
January 25th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen
Replies: 20
Views: 17095

Re: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen

The timing may have been less then tidy, but dont over think it.

Its been something I've been meaning to ask for a long time.
by Kelly Mc
January 25th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: is cannabis good for fish?
Replies: 4
Views: 13944

Re: is cannabis good for fish?

Canister filters are the most frequent culprit, and old heaters. I can provide some situations on request, and the first time, was a eureka moment, so I kept a lookout for it and didn't automatically always think "Disease". as for your actual question , I got nothin. I just used your post to share t...
by Kelly Mc
January 24th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: is cannabis good for fish?
Replies: 4
Views: 13944

Re: is cannabis good for fish?

You should look into more typical reasons why your angel fish isnt eating and try to correct those. This information is widely available. Being newly acquired, Water chemistry, Temp, Other fish species dynamics. Look at those. Some under the radar reasons I will mention, as the reason why i am respo...
by Kelly Mc
January 17th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malcolm's pitviper (Trimeresurus malcolmi) from Mt.Kinabalu
Replies: 5
Views: 3390

Re: Malcolm's pitviper (Trimeresurus malcolmi) from Mt.Kinab

OmiGod, oxys do have red tails.

Its enough to have me bumping into things for days
by Kelly Mc
January 17th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen
Replies: 20
Views: 17095

If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen

FHF has a strong and incredible photography aspect with that talent being a great force of impetus for what members share, but I often wonder if those here have stories to share that they havent, at least on Board, because they didn't get a photo, for one reason or another. I'm not making this threa...
by Kelly Mc
January 17th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malcolm's pitviper (Trimeresurus malcolmi) from Mt.Kinabalu
Replies: 5
Views: 3390

Re: Malcolm's pitviper (Trimeresurus malcolmi) from Mt.Kinab

Oh wait - the whole tail is red?!

Whats that about !
by Kelly Mc
January 17th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malcolm's pitviper (Trimeresurus malcolmi) from Mt.Kinabalu
Replies: 5
Views: 3390

Re: Malcolm's pitviper (Trimeresurus malcolmi) from Mt.Kinab

Holy woe thats Beautiful. Check out the scarlet subcaudals.
by Kelly Mc
January 11th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 5761

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

Mr Hoyer, that is a wonderful thing you share. We were the same age and gosh, I can remember how spectacular that little snake was to me - so interesting every little detail so very tiny and perfectly formed. That is all I need to know to wish you the best always. Thank you for every thing you have ...
by Kelly Mc
January 10th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 5761

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

A few years back, per IRL convo Zach mentioned that Natalie McLear got a picture of a Sharp Tailed Snake basking.
by Kelly Mc
January 10th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 5761

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

Mr Hoyer, when I was a young child I found a pasture, abandoned in Hayward California, where there were large populace blooms of Contia, it was on a hill named Kelly Hill, and ironically I flipped my first snakes there, which were sharp tailed snakes, lower where it was damp and ca kings. Higher on ...
by Kelly Mc
January 9th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atlanta, Georgia: Any connections?
Replies: 9
Views: 14293

Re: Atlanta, Georgia: Any connections?

All the best in Georgia Zach, I wish you much joy in your keeping adventures at the museum.

Kel
by Kelly Mc
January 9th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

..."magically' Kfen i laughed out loud, i did. I so feel the same way and sometmes wonder how anyone feeds dubia without tongs, who immediately duck and disappear the moment they are released into an environment. It is Fun, and i think one can learn so much about feeding behavior, you can impart enr...
by Kelly Mc
January 8th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

I am glad all those participating were not inelegant in critical commentary about the 'outsourced' examples of feeding that were posted, and in keeping with that, and perusing some things on youtube, which i havent done in quite a while and I always remember that what we post here is permanent and s...
by Kelly Mc
January 8th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

When feeding corns, the guys who grew out of the bags, which I liked the bags for all the neos, it was orderly and non complicated by sub, as Jimi mentioned in his wonderful post, but the other guys i fed them on the opened tops, and they would almost always adjust position to hang off the edge and ...
by Kelly Mc
January 7th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 3303

Re: Hello

Right!?!

Great post Jeff and yes the dark cast to some guys isnt so pretty, but the versions that have a mocha milkshake ground color are very nice.

I like browns. There are beautiful browns in nature
by Kelly Mc
January 3rd, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 3303

Re: Hello

Welcome Vinman, I agree Corn Snakes are an American treasure. Im not very up on all the morphs and distinguishing all the localities but love Okeetee Corn Snakes, and have had a hard time pulling my eyes away from them. Truth! They are great snakes, in so many ways. Hope you post some pics, I will m...
by Kelly Mc
January 3rd, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Well, I think Ive talked enough about this, and hope too many eyes weren't/arent rolling, it was meant well and I really appreciate being able to share here.

Thanks it means alot.
by Kelly Mc
January 3rd, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Snakes arent the only guys you can tube feed, either. Back in the day I was able to get everything I needed pretty much, meds wise, but sources dwindled. My boss was not going to pay to get meds for a baby beardy. So I learned to nip things in the bud with asserting fluids and nutrition, and using t...
by Kelly Mc
January 3rd, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Hi Kfen, I always called it "the hunger cycle" but what Ive read is that when a snake recieves food, besides the influx of energy calories and nutrients a chain of dramatic organ reactions happen in the cell lining of the gastrointestinal tract, and responses in the liver and heart, in effect 'swell...
by Kelly Mc
January 2nd, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Personally, if one can get a mouse tail into a well hydrated, healthy but picky baby nicely and smoothly, and it has the same effect in scoring a voluntary feeding, it is of equal merit, in results. There are some advantages in nutrition of a composite slurry, the most simple being the hydration com...
by Kelly Mc
January 2nd, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

The most significant difference i see in the way i like to tube feed, and what ive seen online, is in using strategic points of support as opposed to over restraint, and in the initial insertion of equipments. Different species and sizes respond differently to oral contact and the mechanics of inser...
by Kelly Mc
January 2nd, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

I almost always give a thawed pinky a peel or a squeeze, when feeding babies, they just eat faster, when i have had to feed a number of babies, which i just put the snake and the pinky in small retail brown bags, upright and folded over at the top, and placed back in the enclosure. By the time im do...
by Kelly Mc
January 2nd, 2019, 12:25 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Snakes have always brought me peace. I love feeding snakes. Tease feeding, while its never been my go to choice, I can see by Bill's example and pretty sure Craig just by reading his input through the years, can be effective and respectable. Al has his critics but man, he knows his vens and what the...
by Kelly Mc
December 31st, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Perhaps Jimi will comment, I have seen vipers, esp young babies in videos tease fed, often tubed and it seems to work well, and I wonder if there is some operative tie in with bodily containment as with your method. It makes me wonder. Different, but, hmm
by Kelly Mc
December 30th, 2018, 10:27 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Bill, you know I tend to get a little "poetic" about this hobby but brother, I really appreciate seeing this kind of stuff, what you state about Patience being paramount with snakes, so agree, and also your including in instruction to basically, know when to stop. Not everyone does in their adamance...
by Kelly Mc
December 30th, 2018, 10:07 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Wow that's a really cool technique, Bill.

That shot is incredible, thanks for sharing it. Shaman of Ratsnakes. Word.
by Kelly Mc
December 28th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

I guess this is odd, a wee confession of a sort, but Ive not found getting a snake to strike defensively and eat to work for me. Ive had times when ive wanted a snake to get on with it, and nudged and had them strike and let go, and then seem to have switched gears because they were ordinarily good ...
by Kelly Mc
December 27th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: YouTube: Made In The Wild
Replies: 3
Views: 2109

Re: YouTube: Made In The Wild

Watched some more, loved Ang the snake catcher. Enjoy the 'Just another day at work' tone.

I too hope this show gets more attention
by Kelly Mc
December 25th, 2018, 7:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: YouTube: Made In The Wild
Replies: 3
Views: 2109

Re: YouTube: Made In The Wild

The baby Taipan appeared in my minds eye off an on all day yesterday. Had to work and it was good.

Ah just watched again, that little beauty was a baby Brown, correction.
by Kelly Mc
December 25th, 2018, 7:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: YouTube: Made In The Wild
Replies: 3
Views: 2109

Re: YouTube: Made In The Wild

I haven't had a chance to see all of them yet but what I have watched was refreshing, exciting and notably non wanky.

Its got a smooth, exciting pace and all of the people are cool and passionate. Thanks for the tip!
by Kelly Mc
December 20th, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Ok so far the conversation has touched on some cool tips and edgy but very rational advice, nothing goofy so im gonna share a little thing ive done that sounds out of pocket but im telling it, cause it may be a handy helper for some. When Ive wanted to fix rocks together but didnt want it to be perm...
by Kelly Mc
December 20th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Washington - (part 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 12183

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Washington - (part 1)

There's photography around these parts that is definitely Art. At least what looks like art to me!
by Kelly Mc
December 20th, 2018, 3:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Washington - (part 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 12183

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Washington - (part 1)

The synergy of flower bud, thorns and tranquil serpent is a beautiful scene
by Kelly Mc
December 19th, 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Does anyone else only have mosquitoes bother them when still
Replies: 1
Views: 20564

Re: Does anyone else only have mosquitoes bother them when s

Once I let a skeeter bite and fill 'er rup because i wanted the company.
by Kelly Mc
December 19th, 2018, 7:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 13470

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

My favorites were the alterna portraits, knock outs all the pics though, thank you, had to say it again.
by Kelly Mc
December 19th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What do you think made this wound? (Latest Updates).
Replies: 30
Views: 37684

Re: What do you think made this wound? (Latest Updates).

I wasnt trying to argue or be a know it all, but i am perhaps inordinately interested in not what caused the wound, but the odyssey of wound resolution especially when myiasis is involved. Its is amazing that the gory open plane seen, could have started as a much smaller bite, and that the abscess i...
by Kelly Mc
December 18th, 2018, 10:23 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What do you think made this wound? (Latest Updates).
Replies: 30
Views: 37684

Re: What do you think made this wound? (Latest Updates).

Pig skin is very dissimilar to the skin of dogs. Pigs have skin that is closer to human skin in important ways, so similar that it has been used in human medicine to study wound processes, including myiasis.
by Kelly Mc
December 18th, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

One interesting note is how warm bodies in full rates per gear, lamps and/or tape etc, but breathing disparate air is more of a risk than cool bodies in suppressed rates of respiration, like ship boxes and good dormancy situ. If that makes sense how I put it
by Kelly Mc
December 18th, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?
Replies: 65
Views: 70379

Re: Do You Have Husbandry Secrets?

Jimi, I've seen fans cause lots of problems, each time with folks that tried to utilize an aquarium for chameleons, by turning it vertical. I think, cant remember for sure, that they read someone doing it. Forcing principles doesn't work so good. Dry air, cold air can interfere with the mucosa and f...
by Kelly Mc
December 15th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 31766

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

When the first owner of the last animal store left I razored all the price tags off the cages I had snakes in that I didnt want to sell. Before that I would find myself in a tough spot and I would have to be creative. I tried to stay within the perimeters of truth because I wanted to stay honest in ...
by Kelly Mc
December 15th, 2018, 4:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 31766

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

I make myself not watch YouTube snake videos because they often bum me out, so I dont know who the latest khaki hat snake guy is. But Porter once a person actually gets bit by a snake if they aren't phobic of them in the first place the mystery is over and I dunno, but I could see a string competiti...