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by jayder85
February 16th, 2014, 4:08 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My CB Pair of Broadbanded Water Snakes Photographed Today
Replies: 6
Views: 3566

Re: My CB Pair of Broadbanded Water Snakes Photographed Toda

I have been wanting to start keeping a few Nerodia around again.
by jayder85
February 14th, 2014, 6:19 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Alabama Corn and Russian Rat Snake
Replies: 3
Views: 3423

Re: Alabama Corn and Russian Rat Snake

Is that one of the Dekalb Corns? I like the Russian Rat as well!
by jayder85
February 14th, 2014, 1:44 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Some of the critters here at the homestead! ( photos added)
Replies: 4
Views: 3173

Some of the critters here at the homestead! ( photos added)

I have been doing some feeding and cleaning over the last couple days and snapped some photos of the animals that presented at least a halfway decent photo op. This is just part of the collection and hope to get some good photos of animals as they present themselves. The first is the Desert Phase Ca...
by jayder85
January 17th, 2014, 10:52 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Lets see your homemade cages!
Replies: 15
Views: 7640

Re: Lets see your homemade cages!

Hey...Thanks for the reminder. I just realized I never posted the pics of the big Fox snake cage I made last year. This was an ongoing project connected to a home-made Fox snake hibernation den I made here 2 years ago: http://fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=11515 Here's the latest upg...
by jayder85
January 16th, 2014, 5:57 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Lets see your homemade cages!
Replies: 15
Views: 7640

Re: Lets see your homemade cages!

Very nice Beani! Well when I say large colubrids I mean a Northern Pine and some large Cornsnakes. I think the Pine especially would look nice in a sandy bottom naturalistic enclosure with a Rhododendron and Piney look to it reminiscent of where they would be found in their old Eastern KY range.
by jayder85
January 15th, 2014, 1:58 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Lets see your homemade cages!
Replies: 15
Views: 7640

Lets see your homemade cages!

I am looking for ideas and designs to make own own display cage or two for a couple large colubrids.
by jayder85
October 24th, 2013, 5:51 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Any ideas on what this odd wild-caught corn has produced??
Replies: 5
Views: 3041

Re: Any ideas on what this odd wild-caught corn has produced

Really digging the 4th baby down by the way!
by jayder85
October 24th, 2013, 5:50 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Any ideas on what this odd wild-caught corn has produced??
Replies: 5
Views: 3041

Re: Any ideas on what this odd wild-caught corn has produced

Was the original male in an area that he could have been an escaped/released pet, or offspring thereof? Not trying to step on toes but the youngsters obviously show strong genetics going on there.
by jayder85
September 11th, 2013, 2:20 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: anyone use heat cable in a rack?
Replies: 4
Views: 2718

Re: anyone use heat cable in a rack?

The issue I will have is that my rack has top amd bottom melamine shelving. I guess I could use a router to make a channel for the cable to fit in?
by jayder85
September 11th, 2013, 1:41 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: anyone use heat cable in a rack?
Replies: 4
Views: 2718

anyone use heat cable in a rack?

Justbuilt a new rack and had every intentions of using a six inch strip of flexwatt on each shelf. But then I saw online an ad for heat cable? How well does it work and do any of you use it?
by jayder85
August 8th, 2013, 11:16 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: How many keep their Eastern Hognoses on rodents?
Replies: 5
Views: 3347

How many keep their Eastern Hognoses on rodents?

Hello all! I was just wanting some shared experiences with Eastern Hogs on rodents. I have heard from various people that Hogs don't do as well on a rodent diet. I have a 2 year old Eastern Hog that will scarf down as many mice as I care to feed him. I have no plans on veering from the rodent diet b...
by jayder85
July 25th, 2013, 10:54 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Aussie elapids
Replies: 24
Views: 10672

Re: Aussie elapids

Great post! I am loving every bit of this one. The Collete's and Mulgas have to be my favorite.
by jayder85
July 25th, 2013, 10:38 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Salamander with other amphibian
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Re: Salamander with other amphibian

You also need to use care when using different species that secrete toxins from their skin. For example, just keeping a Pickeral Frog in an enclosure with other frog species will spell death to the other species in most cases unless the enclosure is just so huge that there is no chance of contact be...
by jayder85
July 7th, 2013, 11:44 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Womas, Blackheads, and carpets
Replies: 12
Views: 4229

Re: Womas, Blackheads, and carpets

Beautiful animals man! I hope to one day work with all of the above species when I am in a position with more space to house them. I am a really big fan of the Black Heads but the Womas are absolute stunners!
by jayder85
July 5th, 2013, 2:42 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Scarlet King eggs
Replies: 99
Views: 44939

Re: Scarlet King eggs

I love the white banding they have when newly hatched. A newly hatched SK is when they are at their most beautiful IMO. Of course I don't recall seeing an adult that wasn't stunning as well!
by jayder85
June 19th, 2013, 7:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little Mississippi
Replies: 28
Views: 8746

Re: A little Mississippi

Great post Newman! I was fortunate enough to live near Hattiesburg MS when my wife was on military orders at Camp Shelby. Found my first ever Scarlet King there. All the time spent in the Longleaf Pine forests made me wonder why so many other places don't participate in controlled burns. I found so ...
by jayder85
June 8th, 2013, 6:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little bit of my year so far
Replies: 10
Views: 3349

Re: A little bit of my year so far

Great post and great year so far, Todd!
by jayder85
June 8th, 2013, 6:37 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Hardwood mulch substrate?
Replies: 23
Views: 6683

Re: Hardwood mulch substrate?

Some rigid tubes glue gunned or siliconed into the corner and side wall, provides invisible holsters for suspending silk leaves. Use all the same type and a lush overhanging shrub is created - growing out of the wall. It looks awesome. Do you have any photos using this technique? I would love to se...
by jayder85
June 7th, 2013, 2:39 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Pituophis Keepers?
Replies: 16
Views: 5773

Re: Pituophis Keepers?

I keep one Northern Pine and I absolutely love her! I raised her on an appropriately sized small meal every 4 days. I am getting ready to move up to the next sized rodent and get her on a once a week feeding. She is growing quickly and doing very well. She went from a 12 or 14 inch hatchling to a ni...
by jayder85
June 6th, 2013, 4:36 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Hardwood mulch substrate?
Replies: 23
Views: 6683

Re: Hardwood mulch substrate?

VICtort wrote:
Good luck and please advise us if anyone comes up with the perfect substrate.

Vic
The million dollar question! LOL
by jayder85
June 5th, 2013, 7:33 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Hardwood mulch substrate?
Replies: 23
Views: 6683

Re: Hardwood mulch substrate?

Thank you for the input guys. Kelly has it right. I am actually looking for a naturalistic look. These enclosures are for the museum at the state park where I work. I actually stumbled across some 100% cypress today at k mart. I think once baked and dried out this will be the ticket. Once dried I c...
by jayder85
June 4th, 2013, 10:28 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Hardwood mulch substrate?
Replies: 23
Views: 6683

Re: Hardwood mulch substrate?

Thank you for the input guys. Kelly has it right. I am actually looking for a naturalistic look. These enclosures are for the museum at the state park where I work. I actually stumbled across some 100% cypress today at k mart. I think once baked and dried out this will be the ticket. Once dried I ca...
by jayder85
June 3rd, 2013, 2:23 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Hardwood mulch substrate?
Replies: 23
Views: 6683

Hardwood mulch substrate?

Has anyone used hardwood mulch us substrate for snakes? I was thinking about trying it instead of aspen due to its more natural look. I think if dried out it may work very well. Thoughts?
by jayder85
April 22nd, 2013, 1:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping techniques (and pics as payment)
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: Herping techniques (and pics as payment)

One thing that I do to increase my chances of certain amphibian species is to search for larvae. Look at it like this. A successful breeding of a Spotted Salamander will yield a ton of eggs that will hatch. Those larvae, if you can identify them, is much more plentiful and concentrated to one area (...
by jayder85
April 15th, 2013, 11:25 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Sand for mixed habitat for softshell turtles?
Replies: 35
Views: 12702

Re: Sand for mixed habitat for softshell turtles?

Don. that is correct with the filter. I have one going just like you said with another on the way. I used panty hose and zip ties over the intake.

Gerry, I will definately be upsizing ASAP. I am also shortly going to be working on an outdoor enclosure to house large native turtles.
by jayder85
April 15th, 2013, 7:24 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Sand for mixed habitat for softshell turtles?
Replies: 35
Views: 12702

Re: Sand for mixed habitat for softshell turtles?

Both things mentioned seems to have its pros and cons. My thought process is two fold. What is a way that I am provide exactly what that animal needs and would enjoy, while at the same time offering an enclosure that visitors to the museum can have good visibility via water clarity, etc. To answer a...
by jayder85
April 12th, 2013, 4:44 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Some of my collection.
Replies: 11
Views: 2516

Re: Some of my collection.

Great looking animals! Picture of health! I bet you bottle fed those babies :lol:
by jayder85
April 10th, 2013, 6:58 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: What happened to the better days of Animal Planet?
Replies: 8
Views: 3235

What happened to the better days of Animal Planet?

I can't help but wonder why the sudden changes on Animal Planet and Discovery changed so much to the trash that is on TV nowadays. I remember as a teenager always having those channels on and they constantly played shows of Jeff Corwin, Steve Irwin and Mark Oshea. I considered these shows to be very...
by jayder85
April 10th, 2013, 4:14 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Sand for mixed habitat for softshell turtles?
Replies: 35
Views: 12702

Re: Sand for mixed habitat for softshell turtles?

I had thought about something similar. The river system that I am trying to emulate runs through the park. It is all sand and small pebble river bottom. Is that what you are talking about? Or is sand even from that not what I want?
by jayder85
April 9th, 2013, 6:35 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Sand for mixed habitat for softshell turtles?
Replies: 35
Views: 12702

Sand for mixed habitat for softshell turtles?

I have been working all winter on our museum updates to get it ready to open by April 1st. Well we are open but the displays still aren't done :) However we are getting them finished. My question is this. I am working on a river display and am hoping to get a Softshell Turtle in it. I know that they...
by jayder85
April 9th, 2013, 10:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to Mississippi...well, new to the USA!
Replies: 18
Views: 2889

Re: New to Mississippi...well, new to the USA!

Welcome! You will be staying in a great place to herp with a huge variety of species from all groups of reptiles and amphibians. I lived near the Gulf in Hattiesburg for a couple years and loved the herping opportunities that I had. Good luck and look forward to seeing some posts!
by jayder85
April 4th, 2013, 2:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of 2012 - Northeast
Replies: 17
Views: 6026

Re: Snakes of 2012 - Northeast

Awesome post man! It was a great year! I love all of the photos with the kids. They will be doing this stuff when we can't!
by jayder85
April 4th, 2013, 12:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Name that Tree Frog!
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: Name that Tree Frog!

Stohlgren wrote:The first looks like a squirrel (H. squirella), the last one may possibly be a squirrel as well, hard to be sure from that photo, though. I agree the rest are cinerea.
This 100%!
by jayder85
March 26th, 2013, 4:36 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Most Important Herpetocultural Breakthroughs
Replies: 20
Views: 4218

Re: Most Important Herpetocultural Breakthroughs

I didn't see this mentioned, but it goes along with cooling cycles. What about daylight cycles? It is of the utmost importance with many lizards, snakes, turtles and amphibs.
by jayder85
March 24th, 2013, 1:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello everyone new to the forum
Replies: 13
Views: 1566

Re: Hello everyone new to the forum

Welcome! You live in a great location! I was just down in Orlando this past week and never turned up a snake but did get a few lizards, frogs, gators and a Gopher Tort. Maybe next time will be my snake trip!
by jayder85
March 16th, 2013, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anolis carolinensis and Sceloporus undulatus
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Re: Anolis carolinensis

Green Anoles are a lot like Chameleons, in fact, many are actually sold as such in some pet stores. They have the ability to change from green to brown based on mood or temperature. I love anoles! I used to seen them all the time in Mississippi and enjoyed just getting to set back and watch them do ...
by jayder85
March 16th, 2013, 12:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orlando in March?
Replies: 7
Views: 1515

Re: Orlando in March?

Florida bound :D
by jayder85
March 14th, 2013, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 1666

Re: Herp Weekend

I'm shooting for being there. We shall see! I have to head to Indiana right after that for training but I am hoping to be able to head out early and make the whole weekend.
by jayder85
March 12th, 2013, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Small Post.....But here is my first outing of 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

Re: Small Post.....But here is my first outing of 2013

Are those runoff ponds sustaining successful reproduction? You've documented the sallies are going there, but I wonder if they might still migrate to and lay in ponds that no longer have water quality to support the hatchlings. It'd be great if it's working... That is what I am working on this year...
by jayder85
March 12th, 2013, 7:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Small Post.....But here is my first outing of 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

Re: Small Post.....But here is my first outing of 2013

I remember around this time of year road cruisin in Indiana looking for salamanders. It seemed less like road cruisin and more like parking and walking because the peepers were so thick, and there were plenty of Ambystoma tigrinum to go around too. The road went right by a wetland, so close in fact...
by jayder85
March 12th, 2013, 6:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Small Post.....But here is my first outing of 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

Re: Small Post.....But here is my first outing of 2013

Looks like you found a good spot, guy, Good pics too. Is the road with Spotteds through private land, outside the park? Could you find the breeding pools? The cooler spring down here has delayed the Wood Frogs in force by a few weeks, but they are in full force now. Thank ya Bill! The road is a cou...
by jayder85
March 12th, 2013, 5:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Small Post.....But here is my first outing of 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

Small Post.....But here is my first outing of 2013

Got to spend about an hour out road cruising last night before the rain stopped and things would start to cool down. I was able to photograph three species, all of which are pretty typical to the area in the spring. Spotted Sallys were out and about in large numbers, with a quarter mile stretch yiel...
by jayder85
March 12th, 2013, 4:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Green Tree Frog
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Re: Green Tree Frog

Coluber Constrictor wrote:The overall shape and skin texture makes me think barking treefrog (gratiosa). They don't always have the spots.
I thought it had a kind of barker look to it, but I didn't think it looked quite "gumpy" enough. I can see it now though. Its a youngin'!
by jayder85
March 11th, 2013, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Green Tree Frog
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Re: Green Tree Frog

I don't know for sure (because we don't have them here) but I believe that is a squirella.
by jayder85
March 11th, 2013, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The amphibians are rockin' winter!
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

Re: The amphibians are rockin' winter!

Great post! The skeletal structure of raccoons are really cool. I tell you what is crazy about them, have you ever seen a Raccoon and Black Bear skull side by side? Its pretty creepy! Here is a skull of each side by side that I took to show someone the other day. The similarities between the two are...
by jayder85
March 11th, 2013, 7:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orlando in March?
Replies: 7
Views: 1515

Re: Orlando in March?

I am on my way there right now to visit wives family. Staying near Ocala for a few days then on to Orlando for a few. I to am hoping to sneak out for a day or two. Maybe we can compare notes along the way to see what's up. Long trip for me and sure hope to photograph some lifers. Good luck. Yea man...
by jayder85
March 4th, 2013, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orlando in March?
Replies: 7
Views: 1515

Re: Orlando in March?

Thank you for the advice guys. We will be staying in northern Orlando and of course have to do the Disney thing, I am also planning on stopping by Carl Barden's facility to check it out while I am down that way. I am just going to stay up on the weather, and pick the best day to spend out. My though...
by jayder85
March 3rd, 2013, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Orlando in March?
Replies: 7
Views: 1515

Orlando in March?

Headed to Orlando for a family vacation in two weeks. It wont be a specifically a herping trip, but I am hoping to devote one day to herping. I am assuming that AC is always a good bet, but will road cruising pay off very much? Would some night road cruising pay for snakes this early?
by jayder85
February 28th, 2013, 8:21 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Mystery Lampro Love
Replies: 25
Views: 6501

Re: Mystery Lampro Love

justinm wrote:jayder85, you look like a cop! You got cop hair, a cop beard, a cop hat and a badge... I'm teasing but are you a cop?
Haha! Not quite. I am the park naturalist at a state park.