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Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by AzJohn, Nov 28, 2008.
Your in herp/entomologist heaven! X-D
That snake there apears to be a garter snake im not 100% sure though i see those atleats once a summer out at my place. Btw what part of az did you find that cricket at I love those things but dont see to many out my way
is that a whip scorpion
Yes, It's native to Arizona. The ones I've seen are very small. That one could fit on a dime. I genus name is Paraohyrynus mexicanus.
Night snake Cool little guys
And what do you mean you're not tall enough to catch the P. mexicanus?
Hello, and thanks for the nice replys and discussions.
Night collecting, Superstition Mts. Foothills
Early evening to 9:30PM
Feel Free to help ID some of the inverts
A few more
they certainly have the gear for it
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of all the bugs i have seen, i think they have the largest most powerful jaws (but not fangs)
of course, the only time they have drawn blood from me was when i picked one up and got its big foot spikes stuck in my skin
It's crazy when you go out exploring, you see all kinds of inverts, scorpions, tarantulas, snakes. The only thing I was afraid to handle was a cricket. That thing was close to 2".
they make a hissing noise (at least species around southern CA do) and do these crazy like, gymnastics to make you put them down
pretty neat bugs. if you ever do decide to collect some don't put two in the same container... you just end up with one fat one :/
i've played with quite a few and i don't think i have ever been bitten. they are strangely intimidating, though. i was scared of them and roaches when i was a kid
They eat meat. Maybe I should have kept it. I just saw your bite report. I hate to say it, but I laughed out loud at the pictures. It reminded me of my dog not wanting to let go of it's bone.
silly thing didn't want to let go
have to admire her moxie
also, i don't think i have ever just found one potato bug in an area... they are usually one of the most common "big" bugs that i find. and they can get BIG! i have seen them well over 3" in the past and find ~3" somewhat regularily
LOVE the pics.. Im from Arizona and just miss it so much!!!! I live in Ohio now. Been here for 6 years now. All they have here is a bunch of trees and poison ivy!!!! I have that nasty rash all over UGH :8o :wall: I hope to go visit my family and friends in Arizona next year..
i am going to arizona for a week in the middle of this month! im pretty stoked! i think ill be spending most of my time in the sky islands. will be good to be back for some good herping!
the gecko is a banded gecko. i caught one in my desert saturday night. where is Kearny at.
I've yet to visit the sky islands. Arizona is such a big state. That's one of the places I need to see. That and the Colorado River. I'd like to really explore the hills around Parker on south to Yuma. Please post some pictures.
ill be sure to post lots of pictures. have you talked to james hall lately?? that lucky sucker!!!
No, what's James done, Or should I e-mail him.
he is moving to fort worth texas.... reason being.... he got a job as the lead reptile caretaker at the dallas/fort worth zoo!! man... he is going to be working with some COOOOOOL species!!! like bothriechis aurifer, cryptelytrops kanburiensis, andrias japonica, chryptobranchus, etc. luck luck dog!!