Herpetology B/C

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Almandine » February 14th, 2018, 8:36 pm

Y'all so helpful I answered my own question. Carry on with your conversation.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby soscioly » February 18th, 2018, 9:31 am

Does anyone know any definitive way of identifying Nerodia?

(and like every other snake tbh..)

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Kyanite » February 18th, 2018, 12:57 pm

Does anyone know any definitive way of identifying Nerodia?

(and like every other snake tbh..)
I go off of the eyes, often times each snake genus or family will have slightly differing eyes.

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Raven » February 19th, 2018, 6:43 am

Does anyone know any definitive way of identifying Nerodia?

(and like every other snake tbh..)
I go off of the eyes, often times each snake genus or family will have slightly differing eyes.
They have keeled scales, so pair that with their head shape/eyes and you're good to go. Head scales are smooth though.

Their head has this distinctive "ermgafd" expression. It's hard to explain, but their labial scales are going up in a curve.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Avalanche » February 19th, 2018, 1:29 pm

Most of the time yeah.

Does anyone have a solid strategy to tell the difference between rat snakes and water snakes?
I'm not sure if anybody has responded to this

A good way to identify between the two is remember that rat snakes have smooth dorsal scales, with white blotches, and water snakes have keeled dorsal scales, usually with lines along the across the scales, and the ventral scales have a cool checkered pattern.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Scooby » February 20th, 2018, 8:55 am

Does anyone know any definitive way of identifying Nerodia?

(and like every other snake tbh..)
I go off of the eyes, often times each snake genus or family will have slightly differing eyes.
How deep do you look into their eyes?

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Benewcomb » February 22nd, 2018, 7:41 am

Does anyone know any definitive way of identifying Nerodia?

(and like every other snake tbh..)
I go off of the eyes, often times each snake genus or family will have slightly differing eyes.
How deep do you look into their eyes?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby matematika » February 22nd, 2018, 9:35 am

Any strategy on mudpuppies vs. sirens? They literally look identical.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby otterian317 » February 22nd, 2018, 12:15 pm

Mudpuppies have 4 limbs where as sirens only have 2 front limbs. Also, mudpuppies have very large fluffy and sometimes red external gills were as sirens have smaller external gills. Also mudpuppies can vocalize.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby ScottMaurer19 » February 22nd, 2018, 1:27 pm

Mudpuppies have 4 limbs where as sirens only have 2 front limbs. Also, mudpuppies have very large fluffy and sometimes red external gills were as sirens have smaller external gills. Also mudpuppies can vocalize.
I thought the vocalization of mud puppies was a misnomer?
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