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by corey.raimond
May 10th, 2011, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Meechigan Spring
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Meechigan Spring

Wow. That is pretty interesting about the salamanders...fishing bait? It seems kind of unlikely that they would be relict especially if they are both from the same spot. Jealous of the ribbons and saugas, pretty much non-existent in WI.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
May 10th, 2011, 2:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just some common MO finds
Replies: 16
Views: 2339

Re: Just some common MO finds

Interesting on the habitat for the ornate, looks more like three-toed habitat. I've heard fire supression/lack of magement has led to more overlap and hybridization between the two.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
May 7th, 2011, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April in the Upstste of South Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 1724

Re: April in the Upstste of South Carolina

Great macro! Love that red salamander, you live in a great area a lot of cool amphibians and easy access to the appalachians and coastal plain.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
May 7th, 2011, 8:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few days of herping
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Re: A few days of herping

Cool find on the long-tail, I have always found them near creeks (or at least some source of slow moving water)

-Corey
by corey.raimond
May 7th, 2011, 3:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Few Photos from a Cold Spring in Southern Wisconsin
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: A Few Photos from a Cold Spring in Southern Wisconsin

Thanks guys, I'm working with what the conditions have to offer! Just got warm yesterday and today finally!

-Corey
by corey.raimond
May 7th, 2011, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possibly albino/hypomelanistic (?) snake killed (graphic)
Replies: 21
Views: 3318

Re: Possibly albino/hypomelanistic (?) snake killed (graphic

Looks like the people have spoken! It could be a hognose, I have never seen one that color, they are usually way darker or if lighter the markings much more visible. Perhaps the coloration could change in death???

-Corey
by corey.raimond
May 6th, 2011, 4:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Possibly albino/hypomelanistic (?) snake killed (graphic)
Replies: 21
Views: 3318

Re: Possibly albino/hypomelanistic (?) snake killed (graphic

Here is the closest similar pattern I could find in a few mins. They are really variable.

http://www.petsgaloreky.com/kyherpsoc/v ... f=5&t=1107

-Corey
by corey.raimond
May 6th, 2011, 3:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hello from a noob in Southeast Missouri!
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Hello from a noob in Southeast Missouri!

Find yourself some spots, go on mdc websites and looks for wildlife management areas, hunting areas, national forests, state parks etc... read the descriptions of the areas, you probably want glades or prairies for most of the things you mentioned. Here is even a link to the conservation areas in SE...
by corey.raimond
May 6th, 2011, 3:46 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: bog turtles? just a question.
Replies: 125
Views: 38820

Re: bog turtles? just a question.

Comparing turtles in the US to vipers in the tropics is like comparing apples and oranges. Is someone were to say ok you only have x number of days to catch as many of this species of turtle. Of North American turtles, the bog turtle would be amongst the hardest to find, probably the hardest.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
May 6th, 2011, 2:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Few Photos from a Cold Spring in Southern Wisconsin
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

A Few Photos from a Cold Spring in Southern Wisconsin

In chronological order. Mid March saw about 8 male tiger salamanders crossing roads in Madison. Despite not having rained at all that day, they will still migrating towards pond that were completely iced over still. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/5540746753_42ea278017_b.jpg A few days later, th...
by corey.raimond
May 6th, 2011, 2:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few photos from a cold spring in Southern WI
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

A few photos from a cold spring in Southern WI

In chronological order. Mid March saw about 8 male tiger salamanders crossing roads in Madison. Despite not having rained at all that day, they will migrating towards a pond that was completely iced over still. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/5540746753_42ea278017_b.jpg A few days later, the fir...
by corey.raimond
May 5th, 2011, 7:29 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: bog turtles? just a question.
Replies: 125
Views: 38820

Re: bog turtles? just a question.

I would say they are not rare, but VERY hard to find. Again its a matter of subjectivity. To me VERY hard does not equate only to the physical labor in finding a species but to the regularity its found. Bog turtles are found on a regular basis's. If you can measure the time required to find an indi...
by corey.raimond
May 3rd, 2011, 12:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April in the NE
Replies: 5
Views: 2621

Re: April in the NE

What is that flower that the brown snake is curled around? It looks really unfamiliar for some reason. Nice work on the spadefoots too!

-Corey
by corey.raimond
May 1st, 2011, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red-sided Garter Colors
Replies: 10
Views: 1739

Re: Red-sided Garter Colors

I see "Chicago" garters in Madison, WI from time to time.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 27th, 2011, 2:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ouachita Mountains
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

Re: Ouachita Mountains

Interesting group of animals for sure. Very interesting that the fourch mt salamanders are sympatric with glutinosis. Did you find any glutinosis in the same places as the caddo mt. salamander or the rich mtn salamander?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 27th, 2011, 9:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herping Locations
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: Field Herping Locations

Well good news for you is you should be able to find all those animals! Get away from the suburbs, state natural areas, state parks, national forest, county parks, National wildlife refuge etc. Pretty much any area (with water) should have a lot of the things you are asking about. Flip rocks/cover o...
by corey.raimond
April 26th, 2011, 12:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pix from this spring
Replies: 5
Views: 2485

Re: A few pix from this spring

Love the field guide style pics. Don't see too many photos of gorzugi, also impressive how that indigo absolutely dwarfs that flower in the picture, you aren't lying that's a big one.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 25th, 2011, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Royal National Park
Replies: 11
Views: 3740

Re: Royal National Park

Excellent, I was really bowled over by that fly that looks just like a wind dispersed seed. Also the other insects were great.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 24th, 2011, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red ear or something else?
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Red ear or something else?

The stripe is red, in the first picture it is kind of yellowed out by the reflection, but you can see it pretty well on the second photo. I used to get frustrated in Alabama because they supposedly had all these cool turtles, but all I would ever see were the sliders :x

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 21st, 2011, 6:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: broad headed skink?
Replies: 4
Views: 906

Re: broad headed skink?

Can't really tell, I'm actually leaning towards five-lined. You really have to look at the head scalation, unless you get a big male.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 21st, 2011, 5:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taney & Cedar County, MO - Turtle ID Help Please (57 photos)
Replies: 10
Views: 4152

Re: Taney & Cedar County, MO - Turtle ID Help Please (57 pho

yep, slider. It is lumped with the eastern, Acris crepitans crepitans.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 18th, 2011, 9:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SE Wisconsin weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 1372

Re: SE Wisconsin weekend

Cool! Found just about everything the area has to offer in April. The plains is a nice find for sure.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 16th, 2011, 7:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East AL
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Re: East AL

Is that ringneck just black and white with no yellow? Interesting coloration.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 14th, 2011, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID help needed-Haiti
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: ID help needed-Haiti

Was the frog large? It looks like Eleutherodactylus inoptatus

Good luck with the anole...

http://www.caribherp.org/

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 10th, 2011, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle ID help- Midland vs. Painted
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: Turtle ID help- Midland vs. Painted

Not sure about in Maryland, but in WI I have found painted turtles 10 ft away from each other one looked like a pure western the other like a pure midland.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 10th, 2011, 1:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Beginner's Luck - IL Kirtland's
Replies: 9
Views: 1379

Re: Beginner's Luck - IL Kirtland's

Excellent find! Nothing wrong with the photos either. Keep posting :thumb:

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 7th, 2011, 1:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help: Caribbean Lizard Ideas (?)
Replies: 10
Views: 2206

Re: Help: Caribbean Lizard Ideas (?)

What species of snake is that? And what's up with the green silly putty :crazyeyes:

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 5th, 2011, 10:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help: Caribbean Lizard Ideas (?)
Replies: 10
Views: 2206

Re: Help: Caribbean Lizard Ideas (?)

#3 is definitely a crested anole (Anolis cristatellus), 2 also looks like a crested anole.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
April 3rd, 2011, 11:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flag of Martinique
Replies: 1
Views: 737

Flag of Martinique

Just recently stumbled upon this and thought it was really cool, the flag of the island of Martinique. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/52/Flag_of_Martinique.svg/750px-Flag_of_Martinique.svg.png No doubt for the endemic Fer-de-lance that is present on the island- Bothrops lanceo...
by corey.raimond
March 29th, 2011, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptiles of the Caribbean...no pirates seen.
Replies: 20
Views: 5459

Re: Reptiles of the Caribbean...no pirates seen.

Excellent! We need more Caribbean posts on here. No frogs? The adaptive radiation of Eleuthrodactylus in the Caribbean is fascinating to me.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 29th, 2011, 5:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent trip to Florida - some ID requests (turtles)
Replies: 11
Views: 2549

Re: Recent trip to Florida - some ID requests (turtles)

You should send this link to the guy at Graptemys.com, he is or at least used to be on FHF too.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 28th, 2011, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent trip to Florida - some ID requests (turtles)
Replies: 11
Views: 2549

Re: Recent trip to Florida - some ID requests (turtles)

1. Pseudemys nelsonii

2 and 3 are interesting. I didn't realize they had map turtles there. Maybe Graptemys pseudogeographica? or Kohnii?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 24th, 2011, 9:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Endangered rattlesnake in Wheeling bike path’s way
Replies: 11
Views: 1799

Re: Endangered rattlesnake in Wheeling bike path’s way

justinm wrote:I wish everything North of I-80 could just become it's own cesspool and not be considered Illinois. Ugh.
WI doesn't want any of that either, they should form their own state, called pavemonia or concretus. They could be the 51st state, then the UP could be 52.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 23rd, 2011, 9:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpetology Quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 5176

Re: Herpetology Quiz

It's not about the US, stuff from all over the world. 15/42...rough!

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 19th, 2011, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: not a herp but what made this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1767

Re: not a herp but what made this?

Armadillo?

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 11th, 2011, 3:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why I hate Ohio...
Replies: 14
Views: 2237

Re: Why I hate Ohio...

by corey.raimond
March 9th, 2011, 12:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fungi (cordyceps) help, please
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: Fungi (cordyceps) help, please

Here is a Cordyceps from Wisconsin. This ones parasitizes other fungi instead of insects.

Image

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 8th, 2011, 12:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Herps So Far
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

Re: Spring Herps So Far

hognose?

-corey
by corey.raimond
March 7th, 2011, 8:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: march 4th chicago suburbs....
Replies: 15
Views: 2373

Re: march 4th chicago suburbs....

Nice! That must be a county record!

-Corey
by corey.raimond
March 6th, 2011, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping vehicle license plates
Replies: 60
Views: 20704

Re: Herping vehicle license plates

In honor of Clarence Carter I want to get

I B HERPN

-Corey
by corey.raimond
February 21st, 2011, 9:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: feild herping in georgia HELP !!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2774

Re: feild herping in georgia HELP !!!!

Look for areas like this for salamanders. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4194227790_939612b402_b.jpg Go near the edge of the water and look/comb through the leaf litter/debris. You're bound to at least find some two-lined and dwarf salamanders. For snakes, try looking for more open areas like p...
by corey.raimond
February 19th, 2011, 11:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cabin Fever Anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1054

Re: Cabin Fever Anyone?

Nice work getting your hands on that spiny! S/he has got some big spines too!

I'm not exactly sure what Justin means, only in the heart of the Appalachians and the Ouachita mtns do you have sympatric species of slimy salamanders. It is Plethodon glutinosus.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
February 15th, 2011, 5:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Desmognathus auriculatus from east Texas.
Replies: 8
Views: 1652

Re: Desmognathus auriculatus from east Texas.

Nice! Cool, that those "portholes" that I always read about are visible.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
February 12th, 2011, 2:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kakadu in the wet
Replies: 17
Views: 3161

Re: Kakadu in the wet

I always enjoy your reports on the outstanding biodiversity of your region. Thanks for taking the time to post.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
February 11th, 2011, 8:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: All Expenses Paid Sea Turtle Nest Monitoring In St. Croix!
Replies: 25
Views: 3423

Re: All Expenses Paid Sea Turtle Nest Monitoring In St. Croi

Not sure about st croix but both st john and thomas have $1 buses that will take you from one end to the other for $1. Also I did a ton of hitching on St. John. But yeah since it is a touristy area the prices are inflated and $100 a week would be slim pickings.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
February 11th, 2011, 3:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: All Expenses Paid Sea Turtle Nest Monitoring In St. Croix!
Replies: 25
Views: 3423

Re: All Expenses Paid Sea Turtle Nest Monitoring In St. Croi

Less than a hundred dollars a week is way to little. I make more raking people yards. If there was more pay it would sound good. So don't do it, I'm sure they have dozens if not hundreds of other ppl willing to do it at that rate, that's how these jobs work unfortunately. Actually one of the reason...
by corey.raimond
February 5th, 2011, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ohio, 2nd half of 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3998

Re: Southeast Ohio, 2nd half of 2010

Great stuff, interesting about which species you do and don't see over there, also enjoyed the log perch.

-Corey
by corey.raimond
February 2nd, 2011, 12:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Climate Change And The Red-Cheeked Salamander
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: Climate Change And The Red-Cheeked Salamander

Good awareness for the public as it is the most visited national park. I personally couldn't really stand the "dumbed-down-ness" of the video, but I feel like it suits the typical park visitor who knows nothing about salamanders and has probably never seen one in their life. I also had to chuckle wh...
by corey.raimond
February 1st, 2011, 5:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Only Biosphere Reserve in the Lesser Antilles
Replies: 12
Views: 4089

Re: The Only Biosphere Reserve in the Lesser Antilles

Tai Haku- wow makes me feel very fortunate to see 4. Mostly saw them on extremely steep hillsides when we were pickaxing the soil. I bet you feel even more jealous that yoloherper saw one his first day! Yeah I think I'm going to make a trip to the lesser antilles a yearly adventure! David- An elderl...