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by hcarlton
October 7th, 2022, 1:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Inquiries on Oklahoma
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Inquiries on Oklahoma

Planning ahead in hopes that I can afford it when the time comes, does anyone have experience/tips to share concerning herping in Oklahoma, starting with if late April or any time through May is an okay time to look around (or if the tornadoes are just too frequent)? If things fall in place I'd like...
by hcarlton
October 6th, 2022, 12:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

The final evening in AZ:
by hcarlton
September 25th, 2022, 12:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

The best part of the Arizona trip IMO:
by hcarlton
September 15th, 2022, 12:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

Arizona day 2, part 1 (it was a very busy day):
by hcarlton
September 11th, 2022, 12:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

Did not get any assistance from here, unfortunately, but found someone else who helped share some info to make a recent, very short AZ trip a success. Day 1, arrival:
by hcarlton
August 30th, 2022, 3:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

by hcarlton
August 30th, 2022, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Phoenix Tips?
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Phoenix Tips?

Adding on: would it be worth it to try and get a recreational permit for Trust Lands, or are there enough generally accessible public areas that tht would be a moot point?
by hcarlton
August 30th, 2022, 12:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nerodia X Thamnophis Hybrid...?
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: Nerodia X Thamnophis Hybrid...?

To be blunt, if you can't wrap your head around the simple fact that the animals you're talking about hybridizing are incompatible either genetically or ecologically, or the fact that convergent evolution, homologous traits, or natural variation are things that exist, you're even less qualified (and...
by hcarlton
August 29th, 2022, 11:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Phoenix Tips?
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Phoenix Tips?

Might be a narrow window to ask, but in a few days (coming weekend) I'll be taking a short family trip down to the east side of Phoenix AZ. I know monsoon season is already probably starting to taper off, and 2-3 nights isn't a lot to really get out and look for things, but might anyone have suggest...
by hcarlton
August 29th, 2022, 11:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nerodia X Thamnophis Hybrid...?
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: Nerodia X Thamnophis Hybrid...?

There is even less chance of a Nerodia x Thamnophis hybrid occurring, especially in the wild, than there is a longnose crossing with a kingsnake (ie. zero chance because it's not happening with the latter either); Lampropeltini clade diverged some 3-8 million years ago (nearly all the genera therein...
by hcarlton
August 20th, 2022, 12:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

by hcarlton
August 13th, 2022, 12:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

A good day in NoCO:
by hcarlton
August 5th, 2022, 11:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

by hcarlton
July 31st, 2022, 11:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

Final Day in New Mexico; it started strong:
by hcarlton
July 24th, 2022, 10:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

Day 5: the snakes finally started revealing themselves...
by hcarlton
July 17th, 2022, 11:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

Day 4 in New Mexico, the far southwest corner. Apparently, this was to be the day of toads...
by hcarlton
July 10th, 2022, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

Video number 2 from New Mexico; this one (and the ones to come) each managed to come from just one day:
by hcarlton
July 1st, 2022, 10:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

The first video from my trip to New Mexico a couple weeks ago; apparently I arrived slightly too early, as rains messed up a lot of plans (or lack thereof earlier on did too...), but we still found some stuff:
by hcarlton
June 29th, 2022, 12:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

A short outing with the local PARC chapter:
by hcarlton
June 10th, 2022, 10:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

A video from more locally for me...and with a reminder, watch where you put your rocks...
by hcarlton
June 6th, 2022, 12:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

Final day in Kansas:
by hcarlton
May 21st, 2022, 3:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

Kansas Day 3 (which we spent mostly in Oklahoma instead). Some of the most brightly colored box turtles I have ever seen...
by hcarlton
May 15th, 2022, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

Day 2 of the Kansas trip is now up; 3 lifer snakes, 1 lizard, 1 frog, and a whole lot of species that haven't ever been on the channel yet.
by hcarlton
May 12th, 2022, 11:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pituophis catenifer ssp help
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Pituophis catenifer ssp help

Between the options of sayi and deserticola, by and away this matches sayi far more. However locality would be rather important as sayi intergrades in more than one place with deserticola, and in some broad regions with affinis (which tends to resemble sayi a lot more than deserticola does).
by hcarlton
May 8th, 2022, 3:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

Biggest trip I've taken thus far, day 1:

And thumbnail is showing up in preview for me, if it doesn't show up here the video is active on the Carlton Carnivores channel on YouTube.
by hcarlton
May 5th, 2022, 7:49 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Plan B Birding
Replies: 0
Views: 385

Plan B Birding

When herping doesn't work out, there's other wildlife to be found no matter where you are.
by hcarlton
May 5th, 2022, 7:44 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Recommendations for Snake Cage Sellers
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Recommendations for Snake Cage Sellers

Having had recent experience with Animal Plastics, I cannot recommend them. Have had Boamaster recommended recently to me however.
by hcarlton
May 4th, 2022, 1:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

Shows up fine as a thumbnail vid for me...problem's probably on your end as it's doing what it's supposed to far as I can see.
by hcarlton
May 4th, 2022, 1:19 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Captive Care Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Captive Care Videos

If you think they should be, and they won't just clutter the section, I will keep that in mind for future ones. I was putting them all here just to kind of keep my stuff in one place so it didn't fill the forum.
by hcarlton
April 22nd, 2022, 5:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

by hcarlton
April 14th, 2022, 4:20 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Captive Care Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Captive Care Videos

Brand new video out now, featuring bullsnakes:
by hcarlton
April 1st, 2022, 12:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Carlton Carnivores' Herping 2022

Year's already begun for me, earlier than ever (we still expect snow and frosts for a few weeks to come normally), so beginning the wildlife videos already. The description on YouTube makes note of the ID flub on one of the animals here but for anyone who doesn't head there to watch: what I thought ...
by hcarlton
January 13th, 2022, 9:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Cruise Herping" in the Caribbean
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: "Cruise Herping" in the Caribbean

Lizards are plenty interesting in their own right when one looks past them just being "that thing crawling on the nearest wall." Especially once one learns to appreciate even the diversity of the ubiquitous anoles and amievas. The second part is actually up just tonight, admittedly the lat...
by hcarlton
January 2nd, 2022, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Cruise Herping" in the Caribbean
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

"Cruise Herping" in the Caribbean

Didn't find everything I wanted to find, but hey, when does that happen ever? Part one is a doozy in terms of length, but full of animals:
by hcarlton
December 9th, 2021, 10:20 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Captive Care Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Captive Care Videos

You have no idea how much comments like that are appreciated! The channel can always use support too, if you can encourage others to watch or subscribe, or if you're willing to become a patron to support (links are always in the vid descriptions). If I can get to the point where I can regularly affo...
by hcarlton
December 9th, 2021, 12:22 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Captive Care Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Captive Care Videos

I will; takes time to make the vids (especially as I often alternative between plants and animals) so even during the winter season might only get a few out.
by hcarlton
December 6th, 2021, 12:08 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Captive Care Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Captive Care Videos

It's that time of year where I really don't have much option for going out and looking for ectothermic wildlife, so I attempt to make videos focusing on the animals within the house. Just posted up a new one, pertaining to the largest snake I have and the details on their general care needs (and hop...
by hcarlton
November 14th, 2021, 9:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recommendations for Info: the Southern Caribbean
Replies: 0
Views: 320

Recommendations for Info: the Southern Caribbean

A little over a month before there is an intended plan to end up on several islands of the southern Caribbean, including but not necessarily limited to: Barbados, Martinique, St. Lucia, the Virgin Islands, etc. I have no idea how long I'll actually have on each island, but anywhere I can I want a ch...
by hcarlton
September 7th, 2021, 9:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite
Replies: 11
Views: 3700

Re: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite

Thanks to both; I'll admit I manage tones better in person and through videos than I do in online methods (so if I come off sounding excessively blunt, touchy, etc. in writing here, I can't process written conversation as well as verbal so I end up going straight to points more than I should) so I'm...
by hcarlton
September 7th, 2021, 9:50 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Led Lights not as good as they look
Replies: 2
Views: 3266

Re: Led Lights not as good as they look

So, basically the same issues as there are already with lights in those color spectra...problems with light pollution have been something being fought for some time now though, so it's the same principle that needs to be addressed.
by hcarlton
September 2nd, 2021, 11:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite
Replies: 11
Views: 3700

Re: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite

After the first SE CO trip, stuck around home to make a couple more short vids:

by hcarlton
September 1st, 2021, 11:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite
Replies: 11
Views: 3700

Re: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite

Thus far most of my videos have been moderately short productions; two forays to southeastern Colorado for a full weekend required longer documentation however. This was the first:
by hcarlton
August 31st, 2021, 11:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite
Replies: 11
Views: 3700

Re: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite

Not the longest vid I've made so far, but this trip was perhaps my most exciting personally so far; after looking for years, I finally located a snake I've been wanting to see desperately:
by hcarlton
August 27th, 2021, 10:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite
Replies: 11
Views: 3700

Re: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite

My first reptile video from this year, a couple favored locations from the nearby foothills:
by hcarlton
August 26th, 2021, 9:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite
Replies: 11
Views: 3700

Re: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite

This past winter was spent making videos about the animals and plants at home (will probably be doing the same this winter since herping around here is kind of impossible in the snow), and then with spring, started out with finding frogs:
by hcarlton
August 25th, 2021, 11:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite
Replies: 11
Views: 3700

Re: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite

Thanks for the positives! As I said I'm a tech dunce so the past year has just been a slow work in progress trying to get the videos to look better and get as much info into them as I can think of (and have a little fun along the way here and there). My next couple of vids were short clips of the fi...
by hcarlton
August 24th, 2021, 9:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite
Replies: 11
Views: 3700

Long-time Lurker with a Video Suite

I've checked in on and off to this site but never actually made an account until now; I've been a reptile nut for over 20 years, actively been out on trips solely to look for herps over the last 7 or 8 or so, and have recently attempted to take the activity to a more educational level in a couple di...