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 Post subject: name of a herping tool
PostPosted: February 5th, 2017, 12:59 am 

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Hi all,

Can anyone tell me the name of the tool herpers use to overturn small rocks and logs in the field. It's something like a hybrid between a snake hook and a rake with three hooks.

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PostPosted: February 5th, 2017, 1:27 am 
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That would be a potato hook - you can Google it to make sure but it sure sounds like that's what you're referring to.


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PostPosted: February 5th, 2017, 2:17 am 

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Thanks Mark for your quick reply. One of my friends gifted one of these to me and I recently lost it. I'm looking for a new one to buy. Is there a specific company that makes them for herpetologists or do you know any place I can by them?


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PostPosted: February 5th, 2017, 6:46 am 
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Potato rakes can be found with the garden tools at home improvement centers.


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PostPosted: February 5th, 2017, 2:59 pm 
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I have a couple of these.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bond-Manufacturing-Telescopic-Cultivator-and-Hoe/21381015?action=product_interest&action_type=title&beacon_version=1.0.2&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&client_guid=2d4b3569-d49e-4fda-8a9b-2617e764dadc&config_id=2&customer_id_enc&findingMethod=p13n&guid=2d4b3569-d49e-4fda-8a9b-2617e764dadc&item_id=21381015&parent_anchor_item_id=16596023&parent_item_id=16596023&placement_id=irs-2-m3&reporter=recommendations&source=new_site&strategy=PWBAB&visitor_id=NIf90V79f6DYDII_qqzmo4


-nightdriver


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PostPosted: February 6th, 2017, 12:49 am 

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Thanks guys for your replies. With your insights, I was able to locate what I was looking for. This what I have been looking for: https://www.amazon.com/Corona-GT-3090-E ... FTFQ7E3V39


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PostPosted: February 6th, 2017, 5:02 pm 
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This one looks useful as well - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bond-Manufac ... ethod=p13n

Of course, I have hands. :lol:


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PostPosted: February 6th, 2017, 9:00 pm 
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There's a really good joke there....but I'll refrain.... :P


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PostPosted: February 17th, 2017, 10:39 pm 
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If you need or want something a little more heavy duty, look up hookaroons and pickaroons.


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PostPosted: February 18th, 2017, 8:47 am 
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I would buy the potato rake (4-pronged cultivator) from Sears. They are guaranteed for life. I'm on my 8th free potato rake since 1987. Sure, you can save $5 by buying it somewhere else, but when it breaks...and it WILL break... you will have buy a new one.


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