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back from French Guyana

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by tarcan, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. Jakob

    Jakob Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    Sweet pictures guys. Thank you for sharing!

    Jakob
     
  2. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    Thank you everyone for the nice comments!
     
  3. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    I figure there is no sense to start another thread for a second trip to the same place...

    Coolest salticidae I ever saw

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    Will try to get around to post more pictures eventually.

    Martin
     
  4. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    Another one for tonight

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    Martin
     
  5. fartkowski

    fartkowski Arachnoemperor

    Those guys are awsome Martin.
    Can't wait for more:D
     
  6. Ythier

    Ythier Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Awsome salticid Martin ! Hope to join you next year :)
    Cheers
    Eric
     
  7. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

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    Very nice find Martin!!I was wondering when we'd see some pics from your recent trip :D
    -Chris
     
  8. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    Chris, well that is a picture from my recent trip.

    Sorry if any of you were waiting, just finally got around to start resizing some pictures. So here are some of them, in no particular order.

    This one I just like, an early morning in the jungle

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    These guys are very hard to photograph, they are the gigantic damsel flies, they really do not land for a long time. They are so thin and long (I would say this one was between 8 to 9" long) that they are hard to get as a whole properly. This picture is too bright, but the only decent one I managed to get, anyhow, I am very far from being a good photograph, so let's just enjoy the animals and forget about my lousy techniques!

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  9. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    the last post was edited because I posted the turtle picture twice unstead of the damsel fly!

    Some more pics

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    A nice crab spider

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    I really like wasps and their kins, there is certainly no shortage of these out there. These are some kind of solitary ones, quite nice, but again hard to picture as they never really land anywhere for any length of time

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  10. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    some more

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    I really like these two!

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    One of my favourite bugs of the trip, I am happy about that picture

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  11. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    These ones are for the scorpion lovers! I was very delighted about these finds, some Tityus cambridgei. √Čric, Amanda and I had not found any on our first trip, so I was really happy and excited to see these. Impressive scorpions they are.

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  12. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    some termites, plenty of these of course

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    back to spiders... the essentials! This little guy is so fuzzy that I thought I was not able to get the animal in focus from looking on the small view screen. I decided to give up only to find out that the pictures were in fact in focus, just that the spider was so fuzzy!

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    green little huntsman (I think)

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  13. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    a bit of reptiles

    found this fellow sleeping on a branch, fair size lizard... I think he was not happy to be bothered, but nevertheless we were "allowed" to take as many pictures as we wanted.

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    a smaller lizard

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    we never get to see any snakes usually, we were delighted to see this long slender snake in the middle of the path, was not easy to photograph once more because of it's slenderness (is that even a word! LOL).

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  14. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    a praying mantid sleeping at night

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    a gorgeous spider

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    will post a few pictures of amphibiens... aside from spiders, they are definatly my favourites

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  15. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    this little Hyla sp. (I think, I lent my book on FG amphibiens to someone, so I cannot ID it at the moment) was one of the highlights of the trip, I was so excited to see this little guy!

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    as per last time, plenty of D. ventrimaculatus, gorgeous little frogs, but hard to render their nice colors with pictures taken at night.

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    Definatly another highlight... was #1 on my wish list of things to see, we finally got to see some D. tinctorius... absolutly gorgeous animals, some true gems of nature. For me, there is not much that beats seeing these in the wild. Unfortunatly, not the best of pictures, I was very dissapointed when I got home.

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    We even had the luck to see another color form on a different mountain, this one lacks most of the blue on the sides and has a lot of yellow on top.

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    That is it for the moment, will resize some more when I get the chance.

    Thank you for looking

    Martin
     
  16. JesseD

    JesseD Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Wicked pics Martin! I can't wait to see more!
     
  17. fartkowski

    fartkowski Arachnoemperor

    Very nice Martin:D
     
  18. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    Jesse & Chris, thank you for the nice comments.

    Some more critters...

    This frog, we spent at least an hour around it looking for small Ts on the ground, only noticed it because I almost put my hand on it! It was very well camouflaged.

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    Can you cay huge appetite, this little guy redefines the standards! At first I though it was carrying eggs (I know nothing about these type of bugs) and then I went "wait a minute", I still cannot believe how many termites he is carrying!

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    One of many caterpillars we have seen, don't know why, but I always enjoy seeing weird caterpillars.

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  19. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    Seen quite a few opilionids this time, this is one of them

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    another strange caterpillar

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  20. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    Another opilionid

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    anyone like crayfish? sorry the picture is not so good.

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