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Eastern Kansas

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by David_F, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. David_F

    David_F Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Just some pics from a short trip over to Perry Lake in eastern Kansas a little over three weeks ago. The animals were found by KUJordan and myself (mostly Jordan because, apparently, I'm blind :D).

    Latrodectus sp. with spiderlings

    Dolomedes triton

    Micrathena gracilis

    Robberfly with lunch

    Nicrophorus americana

    Also found were a Narceus americana, a Tenodera aridifolia sinensis, and many, many wasps but I either don't have pics of them or the pics turned out badly. The wasps don't deserve to have their pictures taken though (unless, of course, they're being eaten by something :wicked:).

    Herps in the next post.
  2. David_F

    David_F Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Rana catesbeiana

    Hyla versicolor, skinny juvenile

    Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. (parietalis?)

    Pantherophis (Elaphe) obsoletus
  3. Sheri

    Sheri Arachnoking

    The Dolomedes triton is my favorite. :)

    Can hardly wait to see some from Arizona!
  4. Crotalus

    Crotalus Arachnoking Old Timer

    Great stuff David! Keep on posting!
  5. David_F

    David_F Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Thanks for looking. Glad you liked the pics. :)

    That was also one of my favorite finds. Jordan flipped her at the edge of a small pond and she was nice enough to stay still long enough for us to get quite a few pics.
  6. Arietans

    Arietans Arachnoknight

    Awesome finds :)

    Looks like it was an extremely productive outing.


    Do you guys take pictures etc. or do you record the species account as well?
  7. David_F

    David_F Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Thanks. Yes, it was a pretty good day.

    I usually just take pictures since I never seem to find anything very uncommon. If I were to find something that's not so common I would probably record more info.
  8. Arietans

    Arietans Arachnoknight

    Have you ever seen something unusual worth recording?

    Example: We were on the south side of Lake Tanganyika and saw a Puff Adder eat a fish, yet it is in no dietary record of a Puff Adder (at least not one I've seen).
  9. David_F

    David_F Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Wow! That's a pretty cool observation.

    I've never seen anything myself that would be considered unusual. I'm still pretty new to the herping thing. About the most unusual thing I've seen is a scorpion (Centruroides vittatus) eating a centipede (Lithobius sp.) but that's pretty common I guess. It was cool to see though.
  10. Arietans

    Arietans Arachnoknight

    You will. :), just don't stop.

    You think you know everything about a certain species, and then one day it just surprises you.
  11. Jason Vaughn

    Jason Vaughn Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Great pics! :D ( i need a new camera lol :( )
  12. David_F

    David_F Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Thanks, chasr1. :)