So, good pics will have to wait until next week, as I forgot my camera today, so only a couple crappy cell phone pics: First up, one of the new rescues. These probably came from a place where they care nothing about the animals (don't even feed them,) and one has a scab infection on his nose. Luckily, here they have a chance to recover. Dog-toothed cat snake, Boiga cynodon by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr This one is intelligent, and nearly managed to unscrew the trash can lid while we were cleaning the cage, so when it was opened he nearly fell out onto the floor. I hear they have an interesting venom too.... Yellow-bellied Puffing snake, Pseustes sulphureus by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And, some excitement: a 4+ foot Crotalus atrox got loose, between me and the door. They are not the most docile of snakes, but luckily he is safely put away now, and there were no incidents.
Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.
Field Trip! Took a 4 day trip for the Herpetology class down to the Comanche National Grasslands, and while out there found lots of interesting things. Not everything is snakes, so for those of you who like other animals, there is a variety in the pics below. Pronghorns on the way down Pronghorns by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr Also on the way down, stopped at an old prairie dog town. We spotted burrowing owls, cottontails, and several large ants. A classmate also caught this earless lizard Holbrookia maculata by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr In a marsh just outside of La Junta White faced ibis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr And arriving at camp, this was our first visitor. For scale, the water bottle in the third image is a 1 liter bottle; the wasp was at least 3" long. And they're rated highest on the pain scale concerning stings Tarantula Hawk Wasp by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr Tarantula Hawk Wasp by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr Tarantula Hawk Wasp by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr We went road riding every night, and on the first night, this was our first snake of the trip Crotalus viridis viridis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr The other van also found this guy, and luckily we caught up to them before it was released. Even the professor had never found a live longnose snake in CO before this trip. A second, older animal was found the next night, but the van I was in did not see it. Rhinocheilus lecontei by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5