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by jayder85
August 17th, 2012, 10:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Few More Pics
Replies: 9
Views: 1700

Re: A Few More Pics

Great post Barry! Those Copperheads were in good color weren't they!
by jayder85
August 15th, 2012, 3:05 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Help me prepare for a fishing trip on MN's Lake of the Woods
Replies: 6
Views: 3244

Re: Help me prepare for a fishing trip on MN's Lake of the W

I wish you had musky in mind! I could have helped you with that and LOTW is prime waters!
by jayder85
August 14th, 2012, 3:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Prodigal Son Returns
Replies: 8
Views: 2578

Re: The Prodigal Son Returns

Awesome finds! The Bullsnake is a species I have yet to see in the wild. Impressive animals!
by jayder85
August 7th, 2012, 11:10 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Visitors from up the mountain.
Replies: 7
Views: 3146

Re: Visitors from up the mountain.

Thanks Tamara! Bill, I always enjoy getting to see them ans we are very fortunate to have them visit our house! Vic, we have been very fortunate with rain this year in our area of the state and things have stayed pretty green for the most part. These are origionally stock from a mixture of locations...
by jayder85
August 1st, 2012, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Bite Satistics
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: Rattlesnake Bite Satistics

Jim Harrison may prove a valuable resource as well.
by jayder85
August 1st, 2012, 5:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night Herping Jackson Co. MS
Replies: 6
Views: 1111

Re: Night Herping Jackson Co. MS

Nice finds! I am glad to be moved back home but I miss the Mississippi herping.
by jayder85
July 30th, 2012, 6:17 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Lighting in Neodeshas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1583

Re: Lighting in Neodeshas?

Now that is a good idea! I will have to check more into these and experiment with attaching them. One thing is for sure, Neodeshas aren't really designed for much as far as lighting. I love the enclosures overall and always have. Being lockable, affordable as well as easy to clean makes them very ap...
by jayder85
July 29th, 2012, 4:15 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Lighting in Neodeshas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1583

Re: Lighting in Neodeshas?

I am soon going to be building zoo/exhibit style walling in my museum and am trying to find a way to light my neodeshas since the lighting wont be hitting the glass fronts too well.
by jayder85
July 29th, 2012, 4:12 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: An enormous Sturgeon caught!
Replies: 5
Views: 3390

An enormous Sturgeon caught!

by jayder85
July 24th, 2012, 5:15 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Lighting in Neodeshas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1583

Lighting in Neodeshas?

Any of you guys ever fooled around with lighting Neodesha cages? If so what have you come up with?
by jayder85
July 21st, 2012, 11:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Last of the United States
Replies: 18
Views: 4473

Re: The Last of the United States

A terrific photo with tons of great finds and photos! You will have to be sure to come back and visit. The Solifugid creeps me out man! I don't know quite how I would handle seeing the real thing.
by jayder85
July 20th, 2012, 9:53 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Garter question regarding feeding.
Replies: 11
Views: 2316

Re: Garter question regarding feeding (update)

Thanks for all the input guys. Just thought I would give you a quick update. It took two f/t pinkies scented with nightcrawler and he is now on a non-scented rodent diet. Much quicker than I thought it would be! He has a very aggressive feeding response and when I open the front of the cage he is th...
by jayder85
July 19th, 2012, 7:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: last few weeks in NC and SC, shark and birds ID
Replies: 16
Views: 2341

Re: last few weeks in NC and SC, shark and birds ID

Awesome photos! I love the gator shots! Think the shark may have been a Bull?
by jayder85
July 16th, 2012, 12:32 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Scarlet King eggs
Replies: 99
Views: 44940

Re: Scarlet King eggs

Georgous youngster their! Tried feeding them yet?
by jayder85
July 16th, 2012, 12:05 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Summer Inverts So Far (Spider ID also)
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

Re: Summer Inverts So Far (Spider ID also)

Nice photos! That spider is one of the wolf spider species. Location and a better look at the adult without all those babies on the back would make it easier to identify.
by jayder85
July 15th, 2012, 8:16 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?
Replies: 121
Views: 118507

Re: What was your last lifer?

My last lifer was the elk when I moved to this area of KY. Before that would have been 2008 when I lived in Mississippi and found my first Armadillo.
by jayder85
July 13th, 2012, 5:31 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Northern Pine Snakes Hatching Today
Replies: 5
Views: 1720

Re: Northern Pine Snakes Hatching Today

Great looking snakes! It is hard to beat Northern Pines!
by jayder85
July 13th, 2012, 7:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Worm Turns
Replies: 26
Views: 4098

Re: The Worm Turns

Carphophis are an awesome group of snakes! Unfortunately I don't have any photographs of any but I can give some tips on finding them. Almost all of my eastern herp locations in KY I can turn up multiple animals per trip. I find that they prefer moist environs to dry in my area at least. Shale banks...
by jayder85
July 12th, 2012, 2:40 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Visitors from up the mountain.
Replies: 7
Views: 3146

Visitors from up the mountain.

Here is some photos my wife got of some of our resident elk. Elk were re-introduced into Kentucky several years ago (1998 I believe, I was still a youngster). Growing up I had always wanted to see them, and since we moved here it is not a rarity to see them at all. This little group comes down from ...
by jayder85
July 12th, 2012, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Few Pics
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

Re: A Few Pics

Nice stuff Barry! Glad you are having a good year.
by jayder85
July 12th, 2012, 2:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Middle of 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2310

Re: Middle of 2012

Man you have had a great year! Glad you are finding all that you are! Great photos and head down this way and we will hit the mountains!
by jayder85
July 11th, 2012, 5:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2nd quarter 2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3052

Re: 2nd quarter 2012

Great post as always Tamara! I would love to get a close up look at a Golpher Tort. The only one I ave seen was in Mississippi at Camp Shelby and you aren't allowed within 50 feet of them there. Great for conservation but bad for a photographer! That Mud was a beautiful example!
by jayder85
July 10th, 2012, 4:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just moved to Mississippi (here are some crappy photos)
Replies: 23
Views: 4495

Re: Just moved to Mississippi (here are some crappy photos)

When I lived in Mississippi, I loved the chance to have some awesome herping out my back door. I lived quite a bit further south than you in Hattiesburg. Great photos! Keep up the good work and keep up looking for the critters!
by jayder85
July 9th, 2012, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How do I become a chapter member?
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: How do I become a chapter member?

Done. Thanks for the help!
by jayder85
July 9th, 2012, 5:36 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: How is this for a fish?
Replies: 9
Views: 4617

Re: How is this for a fish?

I studied Florida gar for a bit but never got a chance to see what they tasted like. People told me that the way to prepare them is to smoke the absolute hell out of them, and that the flesh was then "just ok." Still wish I'd gotten to experience it for myself... Gerry Gar is great table fare! I ca...
by jayder85
July 9th, 2012, 3:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How do I become a chapter member?
Replies: 2
Views: 481

How do I become a chapter member?

How do you go about becoming a chapter member? I am a user on this forum as well as contribute to the naherp database already.
by jayder85
July 9th, 2012, 1:13 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Becoming a Chapter Member
Replies: 5
Views: 2655

Becoming a Chapter Member

How do you go about becoming a chapter member? I am a user on this forum as well as contribute to the naherp database already.
by jayder85
July 9th, 2012, 8:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black Rats RFI
Replies: 28
Views: 6008

Re: Black Rats RFI

Networking is a great way. Make friends with farmers. Black Rats frequent barns and buildings where there may be corn and animal feed (rodent food). I have found countless Ratsnakes in barn rafters, buildings, under debris next to barns, and house attics. I actually moved one this past week that fe...
by jayder85
July 9th, 2012, 7:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I want to see anyones Copperhead pictures.
Replies: 46
Views: 13855

Re: I want to see anyones Copperhead pictures.

This is a bad photo and the only one I got a descent photo of at all this year. It was with my crappy camera phone. He was also pre shed that didnt help but most of the ones we have are a pretty bland and dark color like this one. It was about 10 feet from the front door of where I work and I moved ...
by jayder85
July 9th, 2012, 6:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black Rats RFI
Replies: 28
Views: 6008

Re: Black Rats RFI

Networking is a great way. Make friends with farmers. Black Rats frequent barns and buildings where there may be corn and animal feed (rodent food). I have found countless Ratsnakes in barn rafters, buildings, under debris next to barns, and house attics. I actually moved one this past week that fel...
by jayder85
July 9th, 2012, 6:34 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Blacktail Cribos
Replies: 16
Views: 6127

Re: Blacktail Cribos

Beautiful snakes! I bet they are a blast to keep!
by jayder85
July 9th, 2012, 6:24 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Scarlet King eggs
Replies: 99
Views: 44940

Re: Scarlet King eggs

My experiences with elapsoides has been pretty limited. I have had two adults and one of them I kept for many years. He was exclusively a pinky eater in no time. The other (the one pictured as my avatar) I hadnt weened over to pinkies yet and gave him to a friend and wildlife biologist. They both wo...
by jayder85
July 4th, 2012, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: On a bender
Replies: 18
Views: 2094

Re: On a bender

Awesome photos! All of them! I think my favorite is that Timber back in the crack. He just looks [email protected]!
by jayder85
July 3rd, 2012, 6:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID4
Replies: 12
Views: 1676

Re: ID4

Matt Arnold wrote:Im not really sure why everyone is freaking out, people post pictures of nasty DORs all the time, at least its not nasty. And its clear that he was wishing everyone a happy July 4th, the article is about the rattlesnake being a symbol of the U.S. Why are some people so lazy?
Ditto!
by jayder85
June 24th, 2012, 3:53 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: How is this for a fish?
Replies: 9
Views: 4617

Re: How is this for a fish?

Contrary to the article, that is not an angling feat, as anglers use a hook and line and allow the fish to voluntarily take the bait or lure into its mouth... It is indeed a notable catch, that I have mixed feelings about. Using a bow and arrow, and subduing it with a firearm, that is an interestin...
by jayder85
June 22nd, 2012, 3:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SE Kentucky Herping?
Replies: 9
Views: 2341

Re: SE Kentucky Herping?

I have herped eastern, central and northern KY all my life. There is so much species diversity here across the state. Here in the eastern mountains you can find the king of the mountain, the Timber Rattler. And then head to western KY and you have shots at finding Scarlet Kings and Cottonmouths! Sou...
by jayder85
June 21st, 2012, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mediterranean Gecko distribution?
Replies: 19
Views: 3464

Re: Mediterranean Gecko distribution?

If you look on the database map, (http://www.naherp.com/taxon.php?taxon=1253) you can see a record from northern West Virginia (Marshall County). They aren't everywhere yet, but they are worling on it! Invasive yes, but at least they are cute to look at! Here is one of the little boogers when I liv...
by jayder85
June 21st, 2012, 4:35 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: How is this for a fish?
Replies: 9
Views: 4617

How is this for a fish?

Check out this article. Unreal! Dont know what I would do if it was me on the other end of that line.

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/339 ... gator+gar/
by jayder85
May 28th, 2012, 3:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cumberland Falls, KY, the next few days
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Cumberland Falls, KY, the next few days

Thats a great place to herp! I wish I was closer or I would go with ya! Check with the naturalist there Steve. He is a good guy and a herp guy as well. He can at least let you know what is there to be found.

Good luck!
by jayder85
May 28th, 2012, 3:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Confirmation on Another Salamander ID and a Heartbreaker
Replies: 8
Views: 1127

Re: Confirmation on Another Salamander ID and a Heartbreaker

Man I hate to see that Timber like that. You were down in my neck of the woods!
by jayder85
May 23rd, 2012, 9:31 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Garter question regarding feeding.
Replies: 11
Views: 2316

Re: Garter question regarding feeding.

Folks who've already answered have way more garter experience than me. I second the chopped food notion though. In fact, garters freak me out a little because of how readily they take to processed food. Tuna or sardines out of a can. Canned cat food (stinky fishy varieties). Some garter keepers eve...
by jayder85
May 23rd, 2012, 9:28 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Garter question regarding feeding.
Replies: 11
Views: 2316

Re: Garter question regarding feeding.

Thanks for the advice everyone! I have kept many species over the years but the Garters are a complex that I have very little experience with.
by jayder85
May 22nd, 2012, 5:22 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Garter question regarding feeding.
Replies: 11
Views: 2316

Garter question regarding feeding.

Any of you guys ever wean young Garters over to pinkies from worms, fish, etc.? If so how did you go about it?
by jayder85
May 8th, 2012, 2:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can I get help with an ID on this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Re: Can I get help with an ID on this?

Jon Wedow wrote:Looks well within the range of the "blue spotted complex" salamanders. It doesn't look like a Jeffersons.
I agree. It has a much more Blue Spotted look to it. I would say blue spotted complex as well.
by jayder85
May 8th, 2012, 9:26 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Big Black Rats
Replies: 8
Views: 2679

Re: Big Black Rats

I love Black Rats! I have one at the museum that is closing in on 6 feet. He is an old snake 18-20 years old and black as coal. He isnt the friendliest snake. He has never bitten me but I wouldnt put it past him with someone that doesnt know how to handle him. They are funny snakes. Some just as coo...
by jayder85
May 6th, 2012, 11:22 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: My favorite time of year for my favorite fish.
Replies: 9
Views: 4976

Re: My favorite time of year for my favorite fish.

just waiting for the opener up here in wisconsin. i read that a few 55's were pulled out of the fox river/green bay this past fall. recently, i've put down the rod to focus on herps, but i'll eventually get the bug again. what's the biggest to come out of cave run(i'm assuming it is the state recor...
by jayder85
May 3rd, 2012, 6:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Is my salamander ID correct?
Replies: 1
Views: 646

Re: Is my salamander ID correct?

I believe you are correct my friend.
by jayder85
May 3rd, 2012, 6:18 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: muskie size limits
Replies: 18
Views: 6771

Re: muskie size limits

no need to worry about off-topic. this will go where it will go. it's not like a herp related thread that can go crazy real quick-like. from what i have always heard, tigers are sterile. i will point out that nature always finds a way. who knows, maybe "us" messing with it for long enough helped se...
by jayder85
May 3rd, 2012, 6:06 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: My favorite time of year for my favorite fish.
Replies: 9
Views: 4976

Re: My favorite time of year for my favorite fish.

just waiting for the opener up here in wisconsin. i read that a few 55's were pulled out of the fox river/green bay this past fall. recently, i've put down the rod to focus on herps, but i'll eventually get the bug again. what's the biggest to come out of cave run(i'm assuming it is the state recor...