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Trip to Trinidad

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by tarcan, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    Hello everyone, some might have seen some pictures already, scaterred in the scorpion, myriapod and true spiders section... I will post some more general pictures here...

    First, one of the best moment of our trip was having a chance to meet Arachnoboard colleague (and now friend!) Hayley (aka Icey).

    Icey and her husband Andy came with us one day to collect some bugs and it was most enjoyable!

    The next day, we were invited at their place for supper, the best meal we had in the whole trip, great Trini Food! Trini people are renown for their hospitality and Hayley is certainly no exception. We felt like home and had a great time! As a proof, I rarely go to bed that late! LOL

    Here is a picture of Hayley and Amanda the day we went collecting...

    And a picture of the Trini flag...

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  2. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    Ok, now some animals!

    Some birds... got lucky with the hummingbird, too bad he is on a plastic thingy...

    Bat and an agouti, pretty much the only mammals we have seen!

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  3. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    Some more

    I love amphibians...

    A mandatory cane toad shot and a few other hoppers!

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  4. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    More amphibians... and another bird

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  5. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    A few reptiles...

    The caiman was at the water treatment center close to Port of Spain...

    The snake is the only one I have seen in two combines trips! I am glad that is what I was going to see!

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  6. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    ok, I know... random bugs... sorry about all the vertebrates! LOL

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  7. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    More bugs, dont we love em!

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  8. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer


    The picture with the building is hard to see, but it is the biggest gathering of opilionids I ever saw! Was quite impressive!

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  9. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    A few sceneries, the place is gorgeous!

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  10. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    Forgot a few vertebrates, sorry... one of the biggest of the place actually... leather back turtles

    And some monkeys!

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  11. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    We took over 1400 pictures, obviously I am not going to put them all!

    I am leaving you with nightmare material, me in all my dorkness!:D


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  12. T.Raab

    T.Raab Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Hi Martin,

    fantastic shots - you make me very jealous. ;)
  13. surena

    surena Arachnobaron Old Timer

    WOW. Great stuff. Any tarantula pictures ? I see the small T in that delie cup, any close up picture ?
    Thanks for sharing. :)
  14. Sheri

    Sheri Arachnoking

    Really nice Martin. :)

    I know you guys just loved it there and I am looking forward to seeing more in the future.

    This is why this forum is so great, it really gives us the opportunity to share all the little things that go along with field work - and it doesn't matter the kind of flora or fauna that we put in here. :)

    What kind of camera are you using?
  15. Brian S

    Brian S ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Martin, I had never seen a pink Dragonfly before. That is really amazing
  16. Crotalus

    Crotalus Arachnoking Old Timer

    Very nice pix of beautiful animals! Thanks for sharing!
  17. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    Thank you everyone for the nice comments!

    Oh yes, a ton of them, but until I have sorted out which one will be used in articles, I am not putting on the net... they will come eventually...

    Timo, do not be jaleous, you take better pictures then I do ;) ... oh wait, you meant jaleous of the trip I think :D I am sure you will go to Africa eventually and have some incredible pictures for us!

  18. Schlyne

    Schlyne Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Great stuff.

    It's really neat that you got to see a leatherback turtle laying it's eggs.

    I love the shot of the crab.
  19. Dumaw

    Dumaw Arachnosquire

    awesome place, very beautiful
    post some pics of the Ts!:}
  20. Hello Martin!

    Great photos, my friend!
    Good to see You on the pc as well ;0

    And would be more than pleasure to see tarantulas in the wild pics too!
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