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by ugh
October 14th, 2011, 2:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlers no.56
Replies: 130
Views: 10413

Re: Rattlers no.56

Some of us choose not to seek publication, preferring not to draw more attention to our study sites Will you be publishing any findings at all? If so, will you publish anything independently or provide your research to someone else that may use it and publish it? If not and the research is just goi...
by ugh
October 13th, 2011, 10:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlers no.56
Replies: 130
Views: 10413

Re: Rattlers no.56

brick911 wrote:Justin... Did I miss something? What is the no.56?

Lol good catch man......ahh,inside joke.
by ugh
October 13th, 2011, 10:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlers no.56
Replies: 130
Views: 10413

Re: Rattlers no.56

Fact of the matter is that these studies, no matter how much you think it is detrimental and ridiculous, are needed to garner protection for these snakes by our government(s).. Good point. I never called such studies ridiculous(and how 'detrimental' they are is uncertain and depends so much on the ...
by ugh
October 13th, 2011, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlers no.56
Replies: 130
Views: 10413

Re: Rattlers no.56

Well it's good thing the process of capturing a snake, transporting it back to your makeshift operating table, anesthetizing(sp?) it, slicin' it open and implanting a foreign object(transmitter) into it's body, sewin' it back up hours later( barring any unforseen complications during it's operating...
by ugh
October 13th, 2011, 10:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlers no.56
Replies: 130
Views: 10413

Re: Rattlers no.56

Well, yeah, a key part of the last post was that it took five minutes to come up with the study design. Of course it's flawed. Disturbing the control group probably isn't the best way to study the effects of disturbance, is it? My bad. :lol: Brandon well why’d you use that to make your point? Lol B...
by ugh
October 13th, 2011, 6:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlers no.56
Replies: 130
Views: 10413

Re: Rattlers no.56

....... Adult snakes are radio chipped (assuming someone qualified to do so is associated with the study). All sites are visited every four weeks. The snakes' locations are recorded at each visit. It took about five minutes to develop this design. If you had done something like this, your argument ...
by ugh
October 13th, 2011, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlers no.56
Replies: 130
Views: 10413

Re: Rattlers no.56

You really can't respond to criticism without attacking your opponent, can you? :roll: You claim I have a limited concept of controls, but you don't seem to understand the process of how we come to know things. It's called the scientific method, and it can be utilized by amateurs and professionals ...
by ugh
October 12th, 2011, 3:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlers no.56
Replies: 130
Views: 10413

Re: Rattlers no.56

Vince, of course a den visited once a year won’t reveal as much as one visited more often but remember I’m getting data from other populations and subpopulations thru the year as well. If you pay attention and are efficient there’s huge amounts of data to be gained by my limited number of visits. I ...
by ugh
October 11th, 2011, 4:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Green Salamander eggs, hatching, hatchlings, and mothers
Replies: 15
Views: 2788

Re: Green Salamander eggs, hatching, hatchlings, and mothers

Wow.
Killer observations and beautiful pics. :beer:
by ugh
October 11th, 2011, 4:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlers no.56
Replies: 130
Views: 10413

Re: Rattlers no.56

It wasn’t my intent to describe or explain ‘my methods’, but it’s a fair question. Without getting into too much detail, out of several dens I study in 6 of the eastern states(9 or 10 if you include personal reports from other friends/herpers I communicate with), the amount of human interaction vari...
by ugh
October 10th, 2011, 6:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlers no.56
Replies: 130
Views: 10413

Re: Rattlers no.56

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by ugh
October 10th, 2011, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlers no.56
Replies: 130
Views: 10413

Re: Rattlers no.56

Brandon you never answered my question re: your experience with the species, or genus for that matter. A field report from you would be a refreshing change of pace and I can assure you myself and others would actually be happy to hear it. As for controls, which ones do you usually make use of in the...
by ugh
October 9th, 2011, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlers no.56
Replies: 130
Views: 10413

Re: Rattlers no.56

There is absolutely no way you can tell me that human scent has more of an effect on these areas. There is just not enough evidence. Likewise, can you prove it doesn't? Enough to convince me to disregard my humble years of personal experience, beyond the factor of a herper's likely bias of not want...
by ugh
October 8th, 2011, 2:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlers no.56
Replies: 130
Views: 10413

Re: Rattlers no.56

.... There is absolutely no way you can tell me that human scent has more of an effect on these areas. There is just not enough evidence.. Likewise, can you prove it doesn't? Enough to convince me to disregard my humble years of personal experience, beyond the factor of a herper's likely bias of no...
by ugh
October 8th, 2011, 4:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlers no.56
Replies: 130
Views: 10413

Re: Rattlers no.56

While on the topic, I think a concern worth mentioning is,that where people stand for any length of time repeatedly on an area frequented by the snakes as much as an ACTUAL DEN,is the often overlooked factor of us leaving scent particles of us,our dog's crap-you name it- or whatever other invisible ...
by ugh
October 7th, 2011, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crotalus horridus, a few pics from today
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: Crotalus horridus, a few pics from today

What I've noticed is that in many locations where you can find a hunter has been using a tree to hunt out of a lot of saplings within a 20 yards radius have been illegally cut down. Some hunters even still leave out their illegal tree stands on public land like ladder stands. You can cut all you wa...
by ugh
September 27th, 2011, 9:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wesley's 10th Birthday Herp Excursion - FULL REPORT
Replies: 49
Views: 4500

Re: Wesley's 10th Birthday Herp Excursion - FULL REPORT

Both the yellow and black post partums AND their litters had moved about 100 yards from where they were all summer..at the rookery. . Not that it matters a whole lot at this point-I already said my piece-but in the photo the neonates definitely appeared to be preshed-indicating those rocks was in f...
by ugh
September 26th, 2011, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is this a Southern Hog or Eastern Hog?
Replies: 13
Views: 2517

Re: Is this a Southern Hog or Eastern Hog?

Not sure why the confusion;both look like typical easterns to me.
by ugh
September 24th, 2011, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Awsome daily with a mole king
Replies: 22
Views: 2254

Re: Awsome daily with a mole king

It's true Kyle is definitely a hi-road type of guy,and I think everyone here does respect him..... So Kirby matt/whatever-the one with the landing strip,lol-quit talkin' smack.Remember I met you face to face,and you were silent as a church mouse so what's with all the talk here? Yes I do know that e...
by ugh
September 24th, 2011, 3:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: here's a question
Replies: 70
Views: 6987

Re: here's a question

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e120/berserkrspine/eyelash2.jpg http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e120/berserkrspine/kingsend3.jpg JEFF-still would like to get that list of LYME DOC's from you.... also-if your life's presumably still at risk for doing so(?)-you may want to take your last name off...
by ugh
September 23rd, 2011, 7:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Private Forum or Chapter...? How do you feel..?
Replies: 70
Views: 9274

Re: Private Forum or Chapter...? How do you feel..?

. A membership in NAFHA demonstrates (by the quality and quantity of data entered) a commitment to the ideals expressed in our bylaws....which I think are pretty good. It's not that huge a group, and most members are known to each other, at least on a chapter basis. We, as a group, are committed to...
by ugh
September 23rd, 2011, 5:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Awsome daily with a mole king
Replies: 22
Views: 2254

Re: Awsome daily with a mole king

LOL why do I get the sneaking suspicion Pops rockin the video camera sat this trip out?lol OK look that's a nice spot,never thought you guys would find it,dam Sure hope you guys resist hittin that spot as frequently as you do your rattler spot. And please don't go takin carloads of people there eith...
by ugh
September 23rd, 2011, 5:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Private Forum or Chapter...? How do you feel..?
Replies: 70
Views: 9274

Re: Private Forum or Chapter...? How do you feel..?

David-i haven't read this whole thing but dude with all due respect-I gotta ask why do you need an f'in forum at all? I seriously don't get it.Someone as knowledgable as you has more to 'lose' than gain from other on here these days anyway right? Besides what's wrong with good old fashioned private ...
by ugh
September 20th, 2011, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wesley's 10th Birthday Herp Excursion - FULL REPORT
Replies: 49
Views: 4500

Re: Wesley's 10th Birthday Herp Excursion - FULL REPORT

Brick I probably owe you an apology.The look on your boy's face is pretty priceless and says it all-looks like that dude's the real deal,a herper at heart. I am admittedly prone to jump to cynical conclusions. And I may not like/agree with/see the need in flipping rocks at an active TR rookery but i...
by ugh
September 20th, 2011, 7:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wesley's 10th Birthday Herp Excursion - FULL REPORT
Replies: 49
Views: 4500

Re: Wesley's 10th Birthday Herp Excursion

Vince I'll say the same to you,don't bother sending me anymore secretive,feeble pm's saying you 'basically agree with me' or whatever if you're gonna go publicly mocking me next time I express the same point of view.Yeah that's right,no more agreeing with me,you're not allowed,next time just save it...
by ugh
September 20th, 2011, 5:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: here's a question
Replies: 70
Views: 6987

Re: here's a question

Jeff,Millside,et al. in all seriousness how do you know to attribute the rage and and whatnot to part of the Lyme symptoms,as opposed to say a nervous breakdown,anxiety or something along those lines? Even with a well understood disease unlike Lymes it would be unclear where such mental/emotional sy...
by ugh
September 20th, 2011, 3:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wesley's 10th Birthday Herp Excursion - FULL REPORT
Replies: 49
Views: 4500

Re: Wesley's 10th Birthday Herp Excursion

I have a busy week, so as motivation to myself I'm posting a teaser pic to make sure I get around to the rest of it. *It was awesome... more to come. http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/brick911/IMG_1951.jpg I'm sorry but am I realy the only one here willing to say this is just total b.s.? The w...
by ugh
September 18th, 2011, 3:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Food for thought
Replies: 68
Views: 5417

Re: Food for thought

..... herpers have been buying, collecting and breeding for a long time now and that's a huge part of herping. As long as you don't go into talking to anyone like it's an intervention or approaching someone like your a Jehovah's Witnesses knocking on their door on a Saturday morning it may go well....
by ugh
September 14th, 2011, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: here's a question
Replies: 70
Views: 6987

Re: here's a question

The aforementioned concoction I'm on is a 760mg pill taken twice a day containing the following-Red algae,Maitake mushroom extract,golden seal,wood betony,passion flower extract,prickly ash bark extract,cat's claw.....Well worth the 25 bucks for the bottle of 90 pills. Whats this stuff and where do...
by ugh
September 14th, 2011, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: here's a question
Replies: 70
Views: 6987

Re: here's a question

yes, I have lymes and one of my symptoms is irrational rage. also vision problems aches headaches fatique memory loss I get lost in the woods now and a few others no secondary infections, and on antibiotics for a few months. nasty stuff Doug,all differences aside, that definitely sucks,sorry to hea...
by ugh
September 13th, 2011, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: here's a question
Replies: 70
Views: 6987

Re: here's a question

Notread wrote:.. I kinda think you may already be at that point and just not realize it yet.

Jeff who are you referring to here?

And, what's your source re:this as a Lyme's symptom?
by ugh
September 13th, 2011, 2:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: here's a question
Replies: 70
Views: 6987

Re: here's a question

Hey Doug what is the lyme's rage? I sometimes get burst of anger lately, makes me wonder. PM me if you want. HA and you were probably thinking it was just from havin an Irish temper,too many people hitin your spots,entering middle aged-dom....oh yeah and gettin' the cold shoulder from some chick (w...
by ugh
September 13th, 2011, 2:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Corn Snake it Frederick Co, MD?? Snake ID help!!
Replies: 27
Views: 5018

Re: Corn Snake it Frederick Co, MD?? Snake ID help!!

Jesus Christ it's a black rat snake people!
by ugh
September 11th, 2011, 3:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Food for thought
Replies: 68
Views: 5417

Re: Food for thought

No, I wouldn't be willing to take vendors to my spots. But as I said before, I'm more into finding field-herpers who will enter data, not converting herp vendors into field-herpers.. Vendors? Of course I wouldn't expect that you would take them out in the field,I was actually just talking about the...
by ugh
September 10th, 2011, 1:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Food for thought
Replies: 68
Views: 5417

Re: Food for thought

What a nice idea for an outreach program! Except for the fact that these are people that KEEEEEP reptiles and amphibians.....see what I'm getting to here? BRICK,a couple questions from one parasite I mean one herper to another- have you ever been to a reptile show?I have. ever tried to discuss conse...
by ugh
August 30th, 2011, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Something I've been curious about
Replies: 49
Views: 3212

Re: Something I've been curious about

Lol I'll show you drama.Get outta here unless you have something worth contributing.You too 'robk'.
by ugh
August 29th, 2011, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Something I've been curious about
Replies: 49
Views: 3212

Re: Something I've been curious about

No bud, there is no tapdance, no misunderstanding. My statement was clear. The majority of the people who claim to be hands off are lying. I didn't say you. I wasn't refering to you. If we look at any facebook album and the majority of posts here and you will see the same people who say hands off h...
by ugh
August 29th, 2011, 5:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Something I've been curious about
Replies: 49
Views: 3212

Re: Something I've been curious about

Notread wrote:YOU ARE PUTTING MY LIFE AT RISK. NICE WORK, RICHARD. Someone ban this guy. And I didn't call YOU a liar, now did I?
Ok relax it's done.I apologize didn't think of those ramifications. And yes you did call me a liar.If not who the hell were you talking about ?
by ugh
August 29th, 2011, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Something I've been curious about
Replies: 49
Views: 3212

Re: Something I've been curious about

Notread wrote:Remove my name from your post.

Don't tell me what the hell to do.
I went ahead and did take your name down only because of why you explained it was necesary.
I think it's fair for you to take down the post calling me and my cohorts liars.Wow am I getting soft lol
by ugh
August 29th, 2011, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Something I've been curious about
Replies: 49
Views: 3212

Re: Something I've been curious about

So My question for debate is this. Everyone made it very clear how hands off they are The majority of them are lying and you can take that to bank, again. :D Jeff cut the bulshit.Stop making accusations you have absolutely nothing to base them on. Nate is that better? If Jeff aka no tread is allowe...
by ugh
August 29th, 2011, 5:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlers no.56
Replies: 130
Views: 10413

Re: Rattlers no.56

Thanks for the input Retes....Interesting to hear that your exp. is with the western species....I have precious few days worth of field experience with any of the westerns be it atrox ,the small montanes and a few others in between;Thus I was somewhat hesitant to speak much of Patrick's experience w...
by ugh
August 27th, 2011, 8:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Horrible programming on food network 8-25 @ 10p"Killer food"
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

Re: Horrible programming on food network 8-25 @ 10p"Killer f

Well Mike we agree on this one. The current outbreak of what I consider dogsh!t programming sensationalizing and capitalizing on rednecks f^&cking with herps and pawning it off as 'localized/southern couture' or whatever is indeed disgusting and pisses me right off.I've seen the most of it on discov...
by ugh
August 26th, 2011, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlers no.56
Replies: 130
Views: 10413

Re: Rattlers

In contrast, I had a rattlesnake living under a piece of plywood that was my go to animal. All my friends who needed an encounter with a rattler with a positive outcome to learn of their true nature in the wild were brought to this snake who was predictably findable under his board on most visits f...
by ugh
August 26th, 2011, 4:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Timber Rattlesnake with babies
Replies: 149
Views: 12824

Re: Timber Rattlesnake with babies

HEY-OOOOHHH!
Lol virgins4pete
by ugh
August 25th, 2011, 11:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Timber Rattlesnake with babies
Replies: 149
Views: 12824

Re: Timber Rattlesnake with babies

So were you having trouble identifying it as a rattlesnake? You must be retarded. Classic ,Lol..... Will L. rocks....well said and factual, thanks. Brick I'd have to look up 'martyr for ettiquette' but I liked it better when you called me a parasite :beer: :lol: And they may not be all about self-p...
by ugh
August 24th, 2011, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Timber Rattlesnake with babies
Replies: 149
Views: 12824

Re: Timber Rattlesnake with babies

Dear slowblow(like the nickname,how'd you get that one?)-recheck your recording-you recorded our conversation right?-and get your facts straight.I have to assume you're playing games. I can deal with dropouts,rednecks,green herpers,etc. but liars are another pet peeve. I won't even dignify your lies...
by ugh
August 24th, 2011, 8:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Timber Rattlesnake with babies
Replies: 149
Views: 12824

Re: Timber Rattlesnake with babies

Brick can you please stop with your vilification of me? Or,at least stop being so two-faced as to send me friendly pm's asking about these guys, basically agreeing with me when I tell you what I saw, then coming out in public here calling me a bully? I wasn't going to mention that,there was no reaso...
by ugh
August 24th, 2011, 3:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Timber Rattlesnake with babies
Replies: 149
Views: 12824

Re: Timber Rattlesnake with babies

Man this has spun just about outta control....Before this goes any further,I wanna say a few things. Mike junior,I appreciate the fact you're a thoughtful well-spoken young herper and I'm hopeful you'll come around,glad you at least seem open to re-evaluating your herpin' style/techniques. Matt...we...
by ugh
August 23rd, 2011, 8:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Timber Rattlesnake with babies
Replies: 149
Views: 12824

Re: Timber Rattlesnake with babies

Let's all try to keep our cool here, lest the discussion gets lost to the moderators' delete button....Too many good legitimate points being made here to lose them I think. Brick stop taking it personal that some herpers don't live and breath the FHF.....Heck I kinda envy them,I spend way too much t...
by ugh
August 23rd, 2011, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Timber Rattlesnake with babies
Replies: 149
Views: 12824

Re: Timber Rattlesnake with babies

Well there he is....Dude you got me so wrong I don't know where to start in response,or if I should bother at this point. You're not even getting all your facts straight. I should point out many of my comrades have felt compelled to pipe up on my behalf and I want to thank them for it-Mike,RW,Chris,...