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Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: February 14th, 2018, 8:36 pm
by Almandine
Y'all so helpful I answered my own question. Carry on with your conversation.

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: February 18th, 2018, 9:31 am
by soscioly
Does anyone know any definitive way of identifying Nerodia?

(and like every other snake tbh..)

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: February 18th, 2018, 12:57 pm
by Kyanite
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.

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: February 19th, 2018, 6:43 am
by Raven
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.

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: February 19th, 2018, 1:29 pm
by Avalanche
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.

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: February 20th, 2018, 8:55 am
by Scooby
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?

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: February 22nd, 2018, 7:41 am
by Benewcomb
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?
As deep as the ocean is wide, you are the princess and he is the reptile.

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: February 22nd, 2018, 9:35 am
by matematika
Any strategy on mudpuppies vs. sirens? They literally look identical.

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: February 22nd, 2018, 12:15 pm
by otterian317
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.

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: February 22nd, 2018, 1:27 pm
by ScottMaurer19
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?