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by jayder85
May 1st, 2012, 4:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Green Swamp Trip 4/29/12
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: Green Swamp Trip 4/29/12

Sweet! Man you turned up many awesome species! That corn is beautiful and so were the Muds!
by jayder85
May 1st, 2012, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northwest and East Alabama Herping
Replies: 7
Views: 1581

Re: Northwest and East Alabama Herping

Great photos and finds my friend!
by jayder85
April 21st, 2012, 2:16 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Appalachian Birds
Replies: 0
Views: 1335

Appalachian Birds

The migrating is really starting to kick into gear at my park where I work, Breaks Interstate. We are well known for our Warbler species that migrate through the park. Got a nice treat today! Although I didnt get a photo today, I was fortunate enough to see my first Blackburnian Warbler (Dendroica f...
by jayder85
April 21st, 2012, 5:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little More Conecuh
Replies: 11
Views: 1358

Re: A Little More Conecuh

Man you all saw a lot of good stuff! I bet the Indigo that you were talking about was something to see! I haven't ever gotten to see one in the wild yet. Definately on my list of things to do.
by jayder85
April 19th, 2012, 7:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Southern Gem
Replies: 18
Views: 2620

Re: A Southern Gem

Terrific find Barry! I love me some Cemophora!
by jayder85
April 11th, 2012, 8:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some recent activity.. A few added fron the weekend!
Replies: 14
Views: 1777

Re: Some recent activity.. A few added fron the weekend!

How big was that King man? Great coloration on it!
by jayder85
April 11th, 2012, 8:44 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Salmonella
Replies: 17
Views: 2897

Re: Salmonella

I have kept herps since I was 9 years old and never had a problem here either. I remember when I was little my mom found an article about a child getting sal. from handling hay in a Komodo enclosure at a zoo and eating without washing hands. Fisrt off, why is a Komodo enclosure open enough to allow ...
by jayder85
April 11th, 2012, 8:40 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Display enclosure help.
Replies: 10
Views: 3071

Re: Display enclosure help.

Thanks for the ideas guys. One of the things that i discovered works really well is artificial broad leafed plants. They like to sit under them and feel secure and they may only have coil showing but at least now I dont have people asking over and over if the snake has escaped or if it is even in th...
by jayder85
April 8th, 2012, 11:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flipping in SC
Replies: 22
Views: 3697

Re: Flipping in SC

Terrific post! I love all the posts but cornsnakes always have a special place in me.
by jayder85
April 5th, 2012, 3:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Quarter Report
Replies: 21
Views: 2130

Re: First Quarter Report

Great looking finds man! All of those amphibians are great! And that wehrlei is a stunner! I have a few new sights I am hoping yields a couple of these. I just havent had time to check them. I smile every time I pass that car on the Parkway. Just wandering what the people that owned it thought when ...
by jayder85
April 4th, 2012, 3:52 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Display enclosure help.
Replies: 10
Views: 3071

Re: Display enclosure help.

That would be my worry with the clay.I may be able to do some hunting around and find some soil. Here is something that just came to mind so tell me what you think. What about flat pieces of slate or shale with a thin layer of mulch and litter over it. The slate could then be sprayed off when cleani...
by jayder85
April 4th, 2012, 3:03 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: making or buying a snake hook
Replies: 17
Views: 7116

Re: making or buying a snake hook

I haven't owned one yet but I have heard plenty of good about John Zegel's hooks. I plan on getting one before long.
by jayder85
April 4th, 2012, 2:53 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Display enclosure help.
Replies: 10
Views: 3071

Display enclosure help.

I have been keeping my snakes in plastic tubs for years with aspen substrate. When I origionally started displaying animals at my Nature Center, I put them in Neodeshas with Aspen. Well this year we are re-developing the entire Center with wall murals, natural display scenes with the taxidermy anima...
by jayder85
April 1st, 2012, 5:14 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Lemonade
Replies: 9
Views: 4222

Re: Lemonade

Nice fish! I always wanted to catch a shark. While living my 2 year time on the Gulf I tried many many times to catch a shark but all i could pull out of there were Topsail Cats and Stingrays.
by jayder85
April 1st, 2012, 5:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rat snake and Red Bud
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Re: Rat snake and Red Bud

Awesome photos! The snake and the tree complement each other nicely!
by jayder85
March 30th, 2012, 9:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Locality corn snake photos please
Replies: 33
Views: 11173

Re: Locality corn snake photos please

PM Phil Peak. He has some great photos of KY locality Corns. I have one youngster at the Museum but I don't have my camera on hand to get any good photos of it.
by jayder85
March 29th, 2012, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Few Pics
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: A Few Pics

Good pics man! Looks like a really nice area! Did you all turn up any sallys on that trip?
by jayder85
March 27th, 2012, 4:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March 25th/26th outing
Replies: 10
Views: 1849

Re: March 25th/26th outing

Always enjoy seeing your photos! Still haven't had time to make any real searches here yet but it is short coming! I did manage to find what I thought was a trailer burnout that someone still lived in (always knock, even when its the door to a burnout) lol.
by jayder85
March 24th, 2012, 11:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some recent activity.. A few added fron the weekend!
Replies: 14
Views: 1777

Re: Some recent activity..

Good stuff man! That is either two normal Black Racers or the longest one I have ever seen! lol
by jayder85
March 23rd, 2012, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Serpent of 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 918

First Serpent of 2012

I was working today and ran into my first snake of the year. This little Northern Red-Bellied Snake was scarsely 8 inches long, but I'm not complaining! I love these little guys!

Image
by jayder85
March 23rd, 2012, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some late Winter Kentucky snakes
Replies: 13
Views: 2265

Re: Some late Winter Kentucky snakes

Phil Peak wrote:
P.S. Jayd - this is Phil :)
LOL....Will.....Phil....same thing! Hahaha!
by jayder85
March 23rd, 2012, 10:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some late Winter Kentucky snakes
Replies: 13
Views: 2265

Re: Some late Winter Kentucky snakes

More great photos Will! Were all of these Western KY finds or did you all work your way down to Cottonmouth country and back?
by jayder85
March 21st, 2012, 7:08 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: My favorite time of year for my favorite fish.
Replies: 9
Views: 4973

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

Congratulations on catching this legendary fish. As a west coast angler, I have been hearing about muskies and pike too, all my life. Catch some more, and tell us how in general you go about it, i.e. live bait, or big creek chub plugs, spinners, etc.? Muskellunge are on my bucket list... tight line...
by jayder85
March 21st, 2012, 6:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What herps have you eaten?
Replies: 49
Views: 6250

Re: What herps have you eaten?

Living in my part of the country and coming from a very outdoorsy, hunting and fishing family, Bullfrog legs were often on the table. I still enjoy frog gigging from time to time and still love frog legs. Snapping Turtle was also on the menu but it has been years since I have had it. I have had alli...
by jayder85
March 21st, 2012, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with snake ID - Ohio
Replies: 9
Views: 1972

Re: Help with snake ID - Ohio

Not only is it an Eastern Milk Snake, but a very pretty example!
by jayder85
March 19th, 2012, 9:53 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: My favorite time of year for my favorite fish.
Replies: 9
Views: 4973

My favorite time of year for my favorite fish.

I finally was able to pull away from work to fish for about the only thing I ever fish for nowadays. Musky! Growing up near the "Musky Capital of the South", Cave Run Lake, I have chased these toothy critters for a long time. Well I finally got a chance to go after them yesterday and landed the firs...
by jayder85
March 14th, 2012, 3:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One fewer guy killing herps on TV
Replies: 24
Views: 4528

Re: One fewer guy killing herps on TV

This absolutely tickles me to death! I have never agreed with his methods of "self rescue". Now "Dual Survival" is made up of two individuals who's credibility I would have a much more difficult time disputing.
by jayder85
March 9th, 2012, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Night at the KY Ponds.
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

Another Night at the KY Ponds.

I spent some time out at a small pond after a herp society meeting last night. Turned up some pretty cool stuff! Upland Chorus Frogs (Pseudacris feriarum) were still calling pretty heavily and I hadn't yet been in an area this year to find them so I was pretty excited! http://i1104.photobucket.com/a...
by jayder85
March 8th, 2012, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Local Stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Local Stuff

Nice photos man! Ringnecks rock!
by jayder85
March 8th, 2012, 7:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March Species Counts
Replies: 34
Views: 4357

Re: March Species Counts

3/8/2012 Jefferson County KY
5 Pseudacris crucifer
2 Pseudacris brachyphona
5 Pseudacris feriarum
1 Ambystoma maculatum
1 Ambystoma barbouri
4 Lithobates clamitans
by jayder85
March 7th, 2012, 11:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Leap Day Herping
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: Leap Day Herping

Thanks Todd and everyone. Photography is something that I have only recently taken up a year or two ago and I am really enjoying it.
by jayder85
March 6th, 2012, 4:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Okeefenokee in March Report
Replies: 13
Views: 2333

Re: Okeefenokee in March Report

Awesome post and terrific photos! Georgia herping is definately on my list of places to go.
by jayder85
March 6th, 2012, 7:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern KY 3/2/2012
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Eastern KY 3/2/2012

Here are a few photos that I took last Friday night. We had severe thunderstorms early in the evening and after they passed through and the storms were no long a danger I headed out and wound up doing quite well. Unfortunately earlier in the evening tornadoes ravaged two towns to the north of us. Lu...
by jayder85
March 5th, 2012, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Newest herper!
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Newest herper!

Yea man a big congrats! Nice family you have there!
by jayder85
March 5th, 2012, 5:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Drought Double Down
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

Re: Drought Double Down

Those Wandering Salamanders are awesome! They look identical to their kin the Green Salamanders (Aneides aneus) that we have here in the Appalachians, except they are colored differently.

All the photos are awesome as well. I love seeing photos of animals that we dont have on this coast.
by jayder85
March 5th, 2012, 5:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spotted Salamanders: Help Me!
Replies: 13
Views: 1325

Re: Spotted Salamanders: Help Me!

I will third the research, and a good Peterson Field Guide is hard to beat. I will give you a little advice that may hopefully help you out. I will agree with everyone else that you need to find a vernal pond. Those will hold large numbers of maculatums in the spring when they breed. One thing that ...
by jayder85
March 5th, 2012, 12:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: Snake Identification

Yep. Eastern Cottonmouth. Beautiful snakes but not one to be taken lightly!
by jayder85
March 5th, 2012, 7:36 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Does anyone keep Tarantulas ?
Replies: 38
Views: 8060

Re: Does anyone keep Tarantulas ?

Vaejovis carolinianus is certainly native to your area (if you're in Kentucky). They're found throughout the southern and central Appalachian region. I've heard that Centruroides vittatus shows up from time to time in your area, though it's native range is further west. I am in Kentucky, but far ea...
by jayder85
March 5th, 2012, 7:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amphibian movements in S. Indiana
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: Amphibian movements in S. Indiana

Great finds! The maculatums were in mass here Friday night. Must have seen 70 or 80 on the roads.
by jayder85
March 2nd, 2012, 7:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March Species Counts
Replies: 34
Views: 4357

Re: March Species Counts

3/2/2012 Eastern KY
50 Ambystoma maculatums (migration was full swing tonight)
2 Pseudacris crusifer found with many large choruses heard
1 Anaxyrus americanus
1 Notophthalmus viridescens

all in half mile stretch
by jayder85
March 2nd, 2012, 8:06 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Does anyone keep Tarantulas ?
Replies: 38
Views: 8060

Re: Does anyone keep Tarantulas ?

No tarantulas here. I do like to keep a few Southern Devil Scorpions around in the summer to show people if I stumble upon any. I show them in pill bottles. They aren't native to this area but I like the look on people's face when I am able to show that their are scorpions in KY!
by jayder85
March 2nd, 2012, 5:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nice little Surprise
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Re: Nice little Surprise

Black Racers don't bite! :lol:
I had one for years that I thought I could calm down. NOPE! That son of a gun bit every time I reached down in that box. It was a really good, hardy snake though other than that little issue.
by jayder85
March 2nd, 2012, 4:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Numero Uno
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Re: Numero Uno

I'd take that!
by jayder85
March 2nd, 2012, 4:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Leap Day Herping
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: Leap Day Herping

Those are some nice photos Bill! The rubers are great! I had a pair of them years ago. They are voracious little feeders and I kept them for years. I think that the older adults are just as beautiful as the younger, bright red individuals.
by jayder85
March 1st, 2012, 7:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Leap Day Herping
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Leap Day Herping

Well I got to spend an hour or two out last night road cruising here in eastern KY and this is what I turned up. We had pretty heavy storms in the early evening and by 8 o'clock it was a light but steady drizzle. Three Spotted Salamanders (one was a DOR) http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h328/jayd...
by jayder85
March 1st, 2012, 4:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First herps of 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1458

Re: First herps of 2012

A couple biologist friends of mine in KY I believe actually created a distribution map that seperated ranges or orange spotted from yellow spotted. I cant say that with 100% certainty but I think they did. Let me do some digging and see what I can come up with.
by jayder85
February 29th, 2012, 6:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February Species Counts
Replies: 25
Views: 3071

Re: February Species Counts

2/29/2012, Pike County KY
Pseudacris crucifer-1, Pseudacris brachyphona-1, Anaxyrus americanus-2, Anaxyrus fowleri-1, Lithobates palustris-1, Lithobates clamitans-2, Ambystoma maculatum-3 (two alive and one DOR).
by jayder85
February 29th, 2012, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nice heavy rain tonite!
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: Nice heavy rain tonite!

Jason B wrote:Good luck Jayd! I'll be over your way tomorrow poking around for work. I hope stuff is moving for you.

Jb
Jason have fun poking around where ever it may be! There is something (or someone) odd around every corner! lol
by jayder85
February 29th, 2012, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nice heavy rain tonite!
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: Nice heavy rain tonite!

Well I went a little earlier than I planned because the rain let up FAST. But here are what species I turned up and I will be posting some pics tomorrow.

Pseudacris crucifer
Pseudacris brachyphona
Anaxyrus americanus
Anaxyrus fowleri
Lithobates palustris
Lithobates clamitans
Ambystoma maculatum
by jayder85
February 29th, 2012, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nice heavy rain tonite!
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Nice heavy rain tonite!

Looking forward to getting out tonight! We have had a storm pass through and we have a nice heavy rain for the rest of the night. I am going to get out and do a little road cruising and see what it turns up starting about 9:00. Wish me luck!