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Biollantefan54's Bug-Hunt Thread (PIC HEAVY)

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by Biollantefan54, Aug 30, 2015.

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    Hey, this will be where I post all the pictures I take of things I find around the yard, it'll include mostly invertebrates but may have some odd-balls tossed in. I hope you enjoy the pictures! :)

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  2. Dang! Nice pictures! Awesome bugs!
     
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  3. Thank you! :D
     
  4. Hisserdude

    Hisserdude Arachnoking Active Member

    Nice pics! Need to get a better camera...
     
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  6. All of these were from when I was in Ohatchee Alabama
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    And that was all the bug hunting I did in Alabama, not including the L. reclusa
     
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  7. msmagsie

    msmagsie Arachnopeon

    Oh man!! You've got one helluva back yard! Quite the variety of critters. Nice pics!!
     
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  8. This was from 6 days in Alabama, I am back home now so...not gonna have QUITE that variety here, I live more in a city compared to where those pics were taken.
     
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  9. obie

    obie Arachnosquire

    what kind of camera did you use, those are some great shots. i have a cannon sx50hd it does pretty good
     
  10. I have a Nikon Coolpix L840, I enjoy it, definitely a step up from a phone! :D
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  11. lalberts9310

    lalberts9310 Arachnoprince

    Dang, now that's some pretty neat pictures!
     
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  12. Camptonotus carolinensis
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    R. rabida
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    Suspect H. lenta
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    Toad
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    Caterpillar
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    Mystery insects on milkweed.
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    Monarch chrysalis
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    Tiger swallowtail
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    Some kind of orb weaver
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    Philodromidae
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    BIG T. sinensis I found! :D
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  13. Just took some more shots of the Chinese mantis, I know I didn't find this today but...oh well, I found her while bug hunting and I will post more pics of her! :D
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  14. How fast were those hand-held wolves (H. lenta and R. rapida)? Those are much bigger wolves than I can get locally (that I've found), and I can only picture they'd be greased lightning.

    Epic shots as always!
     
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  15. It was in the 60's so it was chilly so they were a TINY bit slower then normal. The R. rabida was really slow and calm, the H. lenta was really fast, I saw him running around from his eye shine initially, he was calm once in my hand though.

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    And thanks :D
     
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  16. It's the "calm in the hand" part I need to get past. Those are such awesome creatures, but I feel like even reaching for them, I'd just crush them. Even the screen door salticids are too fast for me!

    Not that I'm out to man-handle random backyard spiders, but I'd like to be able to wrangle them a bit better, for rescues when I'm lacking a catch cup.
     
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  17. Before I pick these larger wolfs up, I tap them with a piece of grass to see if they are defensive, then I put a hand in front, a hand behind, and then tap the leg and nudge it onto my other hand. Sometimes they run over it a few times but they usually slow down quite quickly.
     
  18. Nice! I'll have to try it this coming summer! It's already winter in Canada.... :(

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  19. I hate the weather, it is already getting cold, looking forward to spring and summer all ready!
     
  20. Agreed!

    It'll be much tougher to come up with beautiful shots in the dead of winter!
     
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