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Nyan’s crazy socal rock flipping adventures!

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by NYAN, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnolord Active Member

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    I read an article awhile back that stated SP rattlesnakes were becoming more common in SoCal while other rattlesnake species were becoming rarer. The article stated the reason was due to SP's being less likely to rattle than other rattlers - making them less likely to be found and killed by humans. Tried to find the article to link it but had no luck.
     
  2. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

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    That’s interesting. All we have here are southern Pacific’s. I’ve never seen any other species personally, despite spending time in Mojave, speckled, sidewinder and diamondback range.

    The southern Pacifics I see also don’t really rattle. Anyway, people generally suck I’ve decided because of this stuff.
     
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  3. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnolord Active Member

    The ironic thing that was mentioned in the article was that southern Pacific’s are among the most highly venomous of rattlesnake species, so by killing the less venomous species humans were increasing the danger to themselves.
     
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  4. CommanderBacon

    CommanderBacon Arachnosquire Active Member

    I want to do this! Me and a friend of mine were hoping to go out to Joshua Tree later this year and check out the randy male A. iodius looking for ladies. Any other good areas to look at wildlife?
     
  5. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Anywhere around there is nice. I just got back from that area 2 weeks ago. Saw lots of stuff. I should update this..
     
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  6. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

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    You ever hike to the Hollywood sign? Any good finds there?
     
  7. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

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    No, I havent.
     
  8. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Scolopendra polymorpha ‘Mojave patternless’
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    Scolopendra polymorpha

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    Scolopendra polymorpha Blue pling

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  9. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Better pic of individual #2


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  10. ^ I live right by there and can place a 1.0 S. gigantea along the path if needed. If really really needed.
     
  11. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

  12. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Hahaha!