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Costa Rica '06

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by Philth, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Sheri

    Sheri Arachnoking

    sweet caiman pics! We only saw juveniles when we were in peru and even that was incredible. I would have loved to have seen a larger speciman, but I guess it would have been harder to get into the boat. ;)
  2. Gesticulator

    Gesticulator Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Incredible pictures, Tom!:drool:

    Glad you had such an awesome trip. And welcome home safe and sound.
  3. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    I feel like I am repeating myself in every thread of this section... the pictures are stunning and thanks for sharing...

    I just love that section... makes us all dream of being wherever you guys are!

  4. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    Unfortunatly the only Eyelash I saw was in a zoo.:wall: Thats one of the things on my wish list to see though.

    A guy selling coconuts on the side of the road had this beetle, Megasoma sp. Not the same as finding in the wild, but still an impresive bug.

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  5. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter


    1. Gonatodes albogularis (I think)
    2. Iguana iguana (you knew that)
    3. Basiliscus plumifrons

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  6. skinheaddave

    skinheaddave SkorpionSkin Arachnosupporter

    That was unfortunate ... though it is pretty strong incentive to go back. We saw a few when we were there.


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  7. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    Some other random stuff.

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  8. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    Dave that first picture is awesome! Thanks for sharing and making me jealous.:cool: -Tom
  9. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter


    I wont go to Costa Rica with out going here. This is one of my favorite locations. The cool air here felt great after sweating in the humidity of Tortuguero. This spider seemed to be everywhere, and they were pretty big. 4-5"

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  10. mackids

    mackids Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Great pictures!!! thanks for sharing! I love what appears to be the ogre faced spider (sorry I forgot the scientific name). I think I have to go to costa rica next time my uncle goes fishing down there!
  11. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    Megaphobema mesomelas

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  12. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    S. hoffmanni I swear theres one in there;) After a half hour of trying to tease it out I gave up. I choose not to dig up its burrow just for a pic.
  13. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter


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  14. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter


    After blacklighting in the jungle for 2 hours I gave up and headed back to our cabin, only to find these two hanging on the side of the cabin:rolleyes:

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  15. Scourge

    Scourge Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Check out the chunky femora on that mesomelas!!
  16. becca81

    becca81 Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Simply amazing! :clap:

    How many times have you been?
  17. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    This was my second time there Becca. Thanks for checking out the pics.


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  18. GQ.

    GQ. Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Amazing Philth. Thanks for sharing. Now I'm working up plans to go there next year. :) What is the best time of year to see inverts and reptiles out there?
  19. skinheaddave

    skinheaddave SkorpionSkin Arachnosupporter


    I'm leaning towards C.margaritatus on your second scorp there, but that comes with the same disclaimer of trying to ID from pictures.

  20. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    other Monteverde stuff

    Dave thanks for all your input, your educated guess is far better than mine.:cool:

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    Last edited: Aug 28, 2006
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