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T.I.T.T.I.E.S. West Texas Trip 2008 photo thead

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by Texas Blonde, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Rick McJimsey

    Rick McJimsey Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    Nice pics everybody!
    that A.mooreae is a looker for sure ;)

    -Rick
     
  2. Sr. Chencho

    Sr. Chencho Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Beautiful Scenery.

    Wow, wonderful pictures. These pictures bring back memories when I lived in Presidio, Tex. It appears that we missed a great outing with you guys. I am looking forward for more and more pictures. Keep them coming and thanks a bunch for sharing with those of us that just dreamed of going.

    Fredster
    Lean, not as mean,
    Still, US Marine!
     
  3. These are from our successful A. moderatum hunt

    Josh extracting his first(?) A. moderatum
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    Kristen (Josh's wife)
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    Mike with his prize! He was so happy after that it was hillarious
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    Just some random A. moderatum someone flooded, I think maybe Sky.
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    A. moderatum chillin by her burrow
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    To be cont'd with Big Bend pics...
     
  4. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

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    omg those moderatum are sooo nice! :drool:
    wish i could have gone!looked like a great time
     
  5. Great shots, Jared! Those moderatum have started to get me a little more into Ts. :D

    You can call me Paulie. ;)
     
  6. Scott C.

    Scott C. Arachnofloater Arachnosupporter

    Hey all. Here are some shots....

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    Hope someone got a better pic of this cool little thing...
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    Looks like moderatum has been covered pretty well, which is good because I had no intentions of making the one I found cooperate, so here is a pic of the untouched burrow...
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    The trip was great fun due as much the wonderful company as the beautiful scenery... Texas kicks ass, and bug people rock :D

    I'm going ghost for a while, but I'll be around.

    Cheers folks,
    Scott
     
  7. drasar

    drasar Arachnopeon

    Last edited: Jul 4, 2008
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    What Arachnoprince

    Here are some of my photos from the trip... I probably should have taken about 10 times as many but hey, I was having too much fun. :D

    Longhorn Beetle from the first night
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    One of the many mantids we found on the ranch(Yersinops sp.)
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    A trapjaw ant, many starting colonies were found under rocks
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    Sky taking a photo of a one winged butterfly
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    A really cool longhorn beetle munching on some yucca
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    A wasp mimic mantidfly(click to enlarge)
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    Really cool beetle
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    Sky and Jared(TexasBlonde and Canth) at the window
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    Some landscape photos:
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  9. drasar

    drasar Arachnopeon

    few more

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    Last edited: Jul 4, 2008
  10. I wish I'd known there were mantidflies there! I would have LOVED to see one.
     
  11. Gesticulator

    Gesticulator Arachnoangel Old Timer

    WOW.
    I am sooooooo jealous.
    Amazing pictures.
     
  12. These are the last of my pics. Well...until I get pics of the critters I found :p

    These are all from our Big Bend hike unless otherwise stated.

    Driving up there
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    This is all scenery visible from the trail
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    I've never really seen a flowering cactus before this so I thought I'd snag a pic.
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    A male C. vittatus found somewhere on the trail by either Josh or Mike
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    NOTE: We did NOT collect anything in the park

    Sky (Kevin behind her) and Brian (i think) to the right
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    Back to scenery
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    Sky found a one winged butterfly and we all stopped to take pics
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    The path to the window...
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    We have arrived
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    As we were leaving the park. Both pics taken within a few minutes of each other.
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    Then there's these few which I forgot to include in my other 2 posts

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    My first time seeing a real saguaro
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    The fastest Josh's rent-a-car would go. And we still didn't catch up with Sky :shame:
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    Mike's encounter with a yucca
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    A Loxosceles sp. I guess it's L. recluse. I wasn't sure it was one till I saw the picture and noticed the eye pattern.
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    Hope y'all enjoy!! I can't wait to go back. Only 11 more months.

    EDIT: Just noticed there's a small spider in the bottom left corner. I think that was the male
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2008
  13. Very nice pics. Have a trip planned in October and will be there for a week. This will be my first trip to Big Bend. Any suggested must see spots?
     
  14. What

    What Arachnoprince

    You really need to hike down to "The Window".
     
  15. I was waiting for that pic to show up! :D

    I found another memory card with pics from the last day on it -- including the downpour while rock-flipping and Eddleweis. Hopefully I can post those tonight.
     
  16. The trail was called The Window Trail I think. But yeah, you definitely NEED to go on that one. It's a 5 mile hike and totally worth it.

    The rock flipping day was insane! More stuff was found that day than any other day.
     
  17. What

    What Arachnoprince

    It is only 2.5mi in...the 5mi part is round trip. Just to be clear.
     
  18. Yeah, I don't think anyone's going to hike to the end and just call it good. :rolleyes:

    Jared, I neglected to mention that those were some awesome shots of the window you posted -- even better than the ones I saw standing there!

    My contributions coming soon . . .
     
  19. Alrighty, here they are. Who can guess what this first pic is of?
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    Here's a couple group pictures of us enjoying some fine Texan cuisine:
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    Here's a couple of the scorpions we found. The IDs were confirmed by Kari McWest. Diplocentrus lindo:
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    Paruroctonus gracilior:
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    Vaejovis coahuilae:
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    I think the last day we found more stuff than on the rest of the trip combined (I also think we flipped every rock at the ranch!).

    Rain? What rain?
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    This rock had at least four vinegaroons under it.
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    I had never seen a Solfugid before this trip; here's two:
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    A snake that Josh found:
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    Velvet ant:
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    Josh's newest leading lady: (Watch out, Kristen!)
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    Brown recluse and an exuvium: (Never seen one of those, either)
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    After the rain that us crazy Oregonians brought down:
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    Randomness: Who likes Prada? The Marfa Prada store is happy to serve you.
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  20. funnylori

    funnylori Arachnobaron

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