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Peru Field Pics: If you have a slow connection don't open this. 200+ Pics!

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by Jmugleston, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Shrike

    Shrike Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    Wow, I'm insanely jealous. Is that a jaguar you saw???
     
  2. Jmugleston

    Jmugleston Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    Yeah. Though I was there for the insects, that was one of the highlights of the trip.
     
  3. Christoffer

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    Incredible! You are so damn lucky :O And to catch a jaguar picture... WOW!
    LOVED the pictures. Those dwarf macaws are so cute, i had one named lulu :D She was the most gorgeous bird in the world :D i miss her now :(
     
  4. Big B

    Big B Arachnoknight

    Everything is so colorful, great post!
     
  5. moose35

    moose35 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    awesome trip. thanks for sharing the photos.

    i liked the pepsis wasp.
    and that water bug was huge.

    moose
     
  6. wow, simply stunning, all of it!!! :clap:
    thanks for sharing.
     
  7. jim777

    jim777 Arachnosquire

    Stunning pictures, absolutely breathtaking! Thanks so much for sharing :)
     
  8. VickyChaiTea

    VickyChaiTea Arachnosquire

    WHAT!?

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!?!

    Everything is SO BEAUTIFUL OH GOSH I'm dying over here. Things just kept getting more and more interesting and SOOOO GORGEOUS!
     
  9. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    Makes perfect sense, I forgot that this could be a possibility and I totally understand. In the past, when I made trips to collect tarantulas, I have very few pictures of these specimens since I did not want to loose them.

    All the best

    Martin
     
  10. jbm150

    jbm150 Arachnoprince

    So much to gush over and compliment on but seeing and photographing a jaguar in the wild, just. so. awesome!
     
  11. MrJohn

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    Awesome Photo Journal.
     
  12. colorcham427

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    I am so jealous! lol great shots man! hey, not sure if you saw many mantids? but did you and just didn't bother taking pix? I have a fever for mantids! lol
     
  13. Jmugleston

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    We went during the dry season, but we did see plenty of mantids. The most common were bark mantids running up and down the trunks, but we saw some larger mantids that resembled walking sticks (Phasmatodea).
     
  14. beetleman

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    wow! what an array of all kinds of sp. awesome place,and soooo many kinds of crix,grass hoppers,and that water bug biggie!!,great shots of all of the animals:)
     
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  15. ftorres

    ftorres Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Hello All,

    How hard was to get permits to bring specimens??????? I love the pics of the phasmids and the proscopids, as well as the M acteon and the A longimanus. You got to love those Harlequin beetles.

    regards

    Francisco
     
  16. Robotponys

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    This is an old-ish thread, but did you collect some of these and bring them back? Or was it just for research there?
     
  17. Jmugleston

    Jmugleston Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    These were brought back with us as dead specimens. We didn't have export permits to allow bringing back anything alive.
     
  18. Dude, you saw and photographed a jaguar!?! Awesome! Like the Acrocinus longimanus and Macrodontia sp. too! Nice shots. Thanks for sharing!
     
  19. lagomorphette

    lagomorphette Arachnosquire

    Where in Peru were you?

    My hubby & I stayed in the Colca canyon in the mountains (very high altitude), and it seemed oddly devoid of animal life. This was our honeymoon trip, though, so I didn't specifically go looking, but we hiked a bit & spent much of our time outdoors. I should note that this trip happened *before* I had a real interest in tarantulas (otherwise he wouldn't have married me,:laugh: jk...sort of ). Arequipa was the closest bigger city. The landscape was similar to that seen in the alpaca (or was it a llama?) pic. It was so quiet in the mountains--only a few insects (flies, gnats) & birds (looked similar to robins; one particular area had condors). We didn't see any small native mammals at all!!

    I'm guessing you were in the rain-forest-y part of the country, lol...looks like it's teeming with life! Amazing pics. Thanks for sharing!

    Oh, and I'm vegetarian, but Aaron tried whatever meat he could get. He had the same reaction you did--he said the guinea pig was disgusting & he wouldn't eat it again. We were in an awesome restaurant at the time. Must be an acquired taste?

    Did you have a few pisco sours? We definitely enjoyed them... and there were some really delicious red/purple maize drinks that for the life of me I can't remember their name. The helado queso was amazing, too!

    Lovely country--I would love to go back someday.

    Jeni

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  20. pato_chacoana

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    Same as Martin, amazing that you could spot a wild Jaguar ! Pretty impressive.
    Just curious, what research are you doing?

    Pato