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by gcsnelling
January 12th, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A last couple for the year
Replies: 1
Views: 2301

A last couple for the year

It's cold, it's wet, what is left to find? Yup salamanders. My local swamp, the Saint Francis Sunken Lands in NE Arkansas is kind of my go to place due to its proximity to home. It is difficult to herp this time of year though in that area as it is still open season on deer, as a result it not wise ...
by gcsnelling
January 10th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Project
Replies: 9
Views: 6376

Re: Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Project

Love that place. A few years ago a friend of mine found an undescribed species of Veromessor harvester ant out there.
by gcsnelling
October 25th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Something to be aware of
Replies: 1
Views: 9749

Something to be aware of

Something we should be aware of, read it and react. This could have far reaching impact on all of us in the U.S.

https://altgov2.org/...ds-destruction/
by gcsnelling
September 1st, 2018, 3:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back to Borneo, part 5 of 5: Danum Valley
Replies: 14
Views: 14495

Re: Back to Borneo, part 5 of 5: Danum Valley

Great stuff, but did I miss the Nepenthes?
by gcsnelling
July 18th, 2018, 2:20 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: black lighting
Replies: 4
Views: 13151

Re: black lighting

NE Arkansux, Saint Francis sunken lands
by gcsnelling
July 15th, 2018, 4:22 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: black lighting
Replies: 4
Views: 13151

Re: black lighting

Thanks, it was interesting that those three male stags hung out for so long with out bickering. The jeep works out pretty good as a place to hang the light although it has nothing to clamp the sheet on to so I have to rely on rocks to hold it in place.
by gcsnelling
July 12th, 2018, 4:05 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Introducing
Replies: 0
Views: 12784

Introducing

North Americas smallest dragonfly. I have seen these a few times before and managed to get a few mediocre images. I knew they were small but until now I never really knew just how tiny they are. This poor little one was the victim of a spider.
by gcsnelling
July 10th, 2018, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RIP Fleas
Replies: 2
Views: 3768

RIP Fleas

I don't know how many of the old timers are still around but those that are may remember John Hardison also known as "Fleas". John apparently passed away over the weekend. I do not know the cause but I know his health had been poor for some time.
by gcsnelling
July 5th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: black lighting
Replies: 4
Views: 13151

black lighting

Decided to break down the other night and do some black lighting in the local swamp. It was hot, it was muggy and even though I found nothing totally outrageous it was not a bad evening.
by gcsnelling
June 26th, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Chompers
Replies: 0
Views: 13827

Chompers

One of the commonest Lucanus in Arkansas.

Lucanus capreolus Male.
by gcsnelling
June 24th, 2018, 7:51 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Somewhat attractive Akansas beetle
Replies: 2
Views: 12058

Re: Somewhat attractive Akansas beetle

I don't know about big but there are enough mosquitoes and chiggers so you can't tell the difference.
by gcsnelling
June 24th, 2018, 3:22 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Somewhat attractive Akansas beetle
Replies: 2
Views: 12058

Somewhat attractive Akansas beetle

One of the most attractive buprestids in the United States. Took me a while to get a picture of one as they tend to fly off at the speed of light. Managed to capture and chill this one.

Buprestis rufipes.
by gcsnelling
December 22nd, 2017, 11:13 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Basically I was called full of mierda...
Replies: 11
Views: 18104

Re: Basically I was called full of mierda...

BillMcGighan wrote:
ps
Gordon, I think we saw something similar at the research station last year... Hysterical :lol: :lol:
Bill, wouldn't surprise me, the same entomology class responsible for the sign board was being held there last year.
by gcsnelling
December 20th, 2017, 3:43 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Basically I was called full of mierda...
Replies: 11
Views: 18104

Re: Basically I was called full of mierda...

Smug certainly fits as well.
by gcsnelling
December 18th, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Basically I was called full of mierda...
Replies: 11
Views: 18104

Re: Basically I was called full of mierda...

I have run into many folks involved with various outdoor observational activities, sadly in my experience the birders were by far the rudest and inconsiderate bunch I have ever met.
by gcsnelling
November 1st, 2017, 2:38 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Centruroides are now in CA
Replies: 6
Views: 15519

Re: Centruroides are now in CA

In all cases they were associated with homes.
by gcsnelling
October 31st, 2017, 2:48 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Centruroides are now in CA
Replies: 6
Views: 15519

Re: Centruroides are now in CA

The specimens I have seen were from Long Beach Calif. and the Solana Beach area.
by gcsnelling
October 27th, 2017, 2:35 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Centruroides are now in CA
Replies: 6
Views: 15519

Re: Centruroides are now in CA

I have seen specimens from various locations in Southern California over the years in numbers enough to conclude they were parts of established populations and not just random individuals.
by gcsnelling
September 8th, 2017, 2:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Taxonomic vandalism
Replies: 0
Views: 8811

Taxonomic vandalism

by gcsnelling
September 6th, 2017, 3:09 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Critters from NE Arkansas
Replies: 5
Views: 12663

Re: Critters from NE Arkansas

A few Odonata.
by gcsnelling
September 6th, 2017, 2:55 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Critters from NE Arkansas
Replies: 5
Views: 12663

Re: Critters from NE Arkansas

A few Odonata
by gcsnelling
August 8th, 2017, 5:32 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Critters from NE Arkansas
Replies: 5
Views: 12663

Re: Critters from NE Arkansas

They are really cool beetles.
by gcsnelling
August 5th, 2017, 6:27 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Critters from NE Arkansas
Replies: 5
Views: 12663

Re: Critters from NE Arkansas

And a couple more.
by gcsnelling
August 5th, 2017, 6:16 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Critters from NE Arkansas
Replies: 5
Views: 12663

Critters from NE Arkansas

A few of the more interesting inverts from the area.
by gcsnelling
August 5th, 2017, 4:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few from NE ARkansux
Replies: 1
Views: 2113

A few from NE ARkansux

Here are a few from out and about in NE ARkansas. It has been a while since I have posted here with images, as I did not have a good photo host so I am glad things have changed here to allow hosting. However I noticed I do not have the upload option in the invertebrate forum. Anyway...
by gcsnelling
May 24th, 2017, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kern Co desert cruising
Replies: 5
Views: 2677

Re: Kern Co desert cruising

Very cool, the katydids are really neat but often hard to find in the bush.
by gcsnelling
May 24th, 2017, 4:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 26768

Re: whitewater

rpecora... I have seen Thamnophis hammondii on Whitewater twice, way up near the back. I to have seen hammondii there, but down lower. A picture of it I posted at the other large herp site got me an email from someone asking to buy my "wild" caught, a term used several times in the email. Hmmm fish...
by gcsnelling
May 23rd, 2017, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: whitewater
Replies: 75
Views: 26768

Re: whitewater

Well I do not know about the rangers in Anza Borrego, but I do know that fish and game used to commonly do such things at White water. It was common for them to place a piece of white rope banded with black tape to get people to stop thinking it was a king snake.
by gcsnelling
May 19th, 2017, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: question about moving turtles across roads
Replies: 13
Views: 5169

Re: question about moving turtles across roads

The strategy used for tortoise here in the west is to allow the animal to complete its trek. If it is in imminent danger, it is moved in the direction of travel. Typically not lifted as they tend to void their bladder (not good in the desert) but slid on a floor mat and dragged if the situation all...
by gcsnelling
May 5th, 2017, 3:03 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Stripe-tailed Scorpion (East Ventura County)
Replies: 5
Views: 9829

Re: Stripe-tailed Scorpion (East Ventura County)

You should be able to get some good information at arachnoboards.
by gcsnelling
April 21st, 2017, 3:30 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Spider ID Please...
Replies: 4
Views: 8492

Re: Spider ID Please...

Yup, harvestman.
by gcsnelling
April 21st, 2017, 3:29 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Stripe-tailed Scorpion (East Ventura County)
Replies: 5
Views: 9829

Re: Stripe-tailed Scorpion (East Ventura County)

Pretty sure this is Anuroctonus.
by gcsnelling
November 17th, 2016, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge September 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 6865

Re: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge September 2016

I love the Kofas, rather surprised to see the amblypigid from that locality though. Very cool.
by gcsnelling
October 17th, 2016, 3:27 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Hammerhead Worm
Replies: 3
Views: 9007

Re: Hammerhead Worm

The California specimen is probably the invasive Bipalium kewense, not sure about the Japanese species.
by gcsnelling
August 31st, 2016, 3:52 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Scorpion ID Assist, Please...
Replies: 5
Views: 9947

Re: Scorpion ID Assist, Please...

Absolutely not a bark, however I do not know the California scorpions well enough to tell you what it is.
by gcsnelling
July 13th, 2016, 3:14 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: ID please?
Replies: 2
Views: 7455

Re: ID please?

The last is Paracotalpa ursina, the second is Murgantia histrionica. the first is another juvenile Hemiptera.
by gcsnelling
June 10th, 2016, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few Oregon laws about to change that could impact herping
Replies: 86
Views: 25791

Re: A few Oregon laws about to change that could impact herp

I have had a rather dim view of the Nature Conservancy ever since they tried a acquire a piece of land in Fort Davis belonging to an old friend of mine by trying to get it condemned when he was not interested in "donating" it to them.
by gcsnelling
May 9th, 2016, 5:39 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 7
Views: 12310

Re: What are these?

The last one appears to be a cichlid of some sort.