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by josh_r
November 29th, 2013, 7:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When and where to see venomous in the Philippines
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

Re: When and where to see venomous in the Philippines

.. In the trees... they're in the treeeeeeees!!!! :)
by josh_r
November 29th, 2013, 7:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best winter finds?
Replies: 30
Views: 6946

Re: Best winter finds?

Dunno about my best winter find..... But my favorite winter finds were all 7 subspecies of Ensatina, all of the California Aneides genus, and Plethodon stormi. These salamanders are all favorites of mine. In the middle of a Peruvian winter, I found what seems to be a new species of tarantula in the ...
by josh_r
November 25th, 2013, 4:00 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 251633

Re: What was your last lifer?...

I saw magnificent frigate birds recently when I went to Ecuador. They were really cool!
by josh_r
November 25th, 2013, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2-WEEK TOUR OF ASIA-Oct'13 (Oman,Thailand,Indo,Aus+Malaysia)
Replies: 19
Views: 4027

Re: 2-WEEK TOUR OF ASIA-Oct'13 (Oman,Thailand,Indo,Aus+Malay

Nevermind the animals.... the high quality of your photography has left me speechless! WOW!!! I too would like to hear a bit about your gear and technique!
by josh_r
November 5th, 2013, 6:11 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 251633

Re: What was your last lifer?...

For me, seeing kukaburras in the wild was awesome. But a real treat for me was a hike in the forests of northern New South Wales.... I came upon a pair of Lyre birds that were scratching through the forest floor picking off insects. They were COOL!!! I was so excited! That was one of the coolest bir...
by josh_r
October 26th, 2013, 12:19 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Coastal Ecuador 2013: Part 4 (Series Finale)
Replies: 1
Views: 2111

Re: Coastal Ecuador 2013: Part 4 (Series Finale)

Very nice ending to a very nice series! those Anolis species are sharp! I love them!
by josh_r
September 23rd, 2013, 6:50 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: 3-foot-long Polychaete Worms in Alaska
Replies: 5
Views: 3988

Re: 3-foot-long Polychaete Worms in Alaska

I've seen this in the Puget Sound in Washington State. They are pretty cool! Nice pictures by the way!
by josh_r
September 15th, 2013, 3:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We Headed High to Escape the Heat!
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

Re: We Headed High to Escape the Heat!

Sweet! You found a smiley face in that one pic!!!!!
by josh_r
July 27th, 2013, 1:56 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Arachnids
Replies: 5
Views: 2479

Re: Arachnids

Absolutely amazing pictures! What gear are you shooting with?
by josh_r
July 9th, 2013, 7:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Spring in the Southwest (this is a long one)
Replies: 18
Views: 5278

Re: My Spring in the Southwest (this is a long one)

Very nice post! Your scorpion is Anuroctonus phaiodactylus.

Josh
by josh_r
June 11th, 2013, 7:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How many hours/day per year do you herp?
Replies: 20
Views: 3370

Re: How many hours/day per year do you herp?

1 - How many hours/day do you spend in the field herping ? When I was living in the states, I spent a lot of time on the road herping. I lived in Washington most of my life, but moved to Arizona for 6 years. I was out herping and inverting just about every weekend (usually 3 to 4 day weekends) and d...
by josh_r
June 8th, 2013, 6:46 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Coastal Ecuador 2013: Part 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Re: Coastal Ecuador 2013: Part 2

Nice pics! I love the glass frogs! The tarantula is indeed a Pamphobeteus... An adult male.
The bromeliad is Guzmania monostachia.

Nice post. can't wait to see the next! Go find some O. sylvatica!
by josh_r
June 8th, 2013, 6:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crazy Night of Coastal Herping!
Replies: 16
Views: 5075

Re: Crazy Night of Coastal Herping!

Is venustus a rare find? They are one of my favs! Nice post!
by josh_r
June 8th, 2013, 6:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander Odyssey
Replies: 12
Views: 3671

Re: Salamander Odyssey

I love it!! "It slipped out of my hands like a gigantic loogy"!! It is so true! Anyone who has ever held a hellbender will know exactly what he means.
by josh_r
June 6th, 2013, 12:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The next step and a Rachel
Replies: 7
Views: 2364

Re: The next step and a Rachel

Careful! That frog may turn into a prince!

Nice post! I especially love the caudates!
by josh_r
June 1st, 2013, 8:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can you help me solve a mystery?
Replies: 13
Views: 1824

Re: Can you help me solve a mystery?

Here is my 2 cents... Next time you go out, be a bit more patient.... When you approach with our light, they will obviously stop calling. When this happens, just stop in your tracks and turn your light off and be patient. they will start calling again within about 5 or so minutes. When they start ca...
by josh_r
May 27th, 2013, 9:25 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Coastal Ecuador 2013: Part 1
Replies: 5
Views: 2102

Re: Coastal Ecuador 2013: Part 1

Zach

somehow, I hadn´t noticed the picture of the scorpion first time I looked at your post...

The scorpion you found is a male of the genus Tityus... Most likely Tityus asthenes

i look forward to your next post. I would like to see the pics of those adult tarantulas!

josh
by josh_r
May 27th, 2013, 9:11 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: ten year target acquired!
Replies: 4
Views: 3068

Re: ten year target acquired!

phaeodactylus can be found from the low coastal valleys to the high mountains. I have found them around Pyramid? lake and castaic. I have also found them in very high elevations well above Idylewild. I have also found them at considerable elevations in the San Bernadino Mts. As for pococki, I have o...
by josh_r
May 13th, 2013, 7:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Herping in AZ
Replies: 7
Views: 3308

Re: Spring Herping in AZ

The first specks I had ever found was a courting pair. The goal of the trip was to find my first speck and we had hiked all day with not a single snake of any species to be found. The sun was setting and we were tired and dehydrated... We were headed home bummed out with defeat. I was walking down a...
by josh_r
May 13th, 2013, 7:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Phoenix in June
Replies: 21
Views: 3651

Re: Phoenix in June

There are some good opportunities to herp Arizona in June, especially higher elevations, but from my understanding... The fact that they are going to be on the road playing shows and he is traveling with the rest of the band, he probably won´t have much available time to hit some of the nicer areas ...
by josh_r
May 13th, 2013, 7:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gopher or Green rat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: Gopher or Green rat?

Juvenile green rat for sure
by josh_r
May 13th, 2013, 7:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Buzz
Replies: 13
Views: 2696

Re: The Buzz

Wow, it is crazy to hear that Arizona is having a serious bee problem right now. I lived there for 6 years and have encountered many many many "africanized" as well as european bee colonies. I have never had an issue being chased, stung or anything. I have walked right into colonies swarming in and ...
by josh_r
May 13th, 2013, 6:04 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Coastal Ecuador 2013: Part 1
Replies: 5
Views: 2102

Re: Coastal Ecuador 2013: Part 1

Very cool post. The tarantula you found is indeed a juvenile of the genus pamphobeteus. As for the species... I couldn´t tell you. There are several unidentified species in Equador. These spiders get rather BIG as adults and lose that nice coloration on the abdomen for a rather drab brown or velvet ...
by josh_r
May 13th, 2013, 5:51 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Need Tarantula ID
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

Re: Need Tarantula ID

The spider you found is in the Aphonopelma chalcodes complex. There are several species in this complex with many variations. The particular locality you found is a very nice variation of chalcodes. I have found them in this same area.
by josh_r
May 13th, 2013, 5:47 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: S Nevada Spider ID Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 932

Re: S Nevada Spider ID Needed

Hogna (Lycosa) carolinensis. A very common species where you are.
by josh_r
May 10th, 2013, 6:46 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: ten year target acquired!
Replies: 4
Views: 3068

Re: ten year target acquired!

I have read some other posts you have made. I am guessing you are fairly new to Inverts? There are a lot of really nice species in your area (aphonopelma eutylenum, aphonopelma reversum, many pseudoroctonus, anuroctonus, etc, bothriocyrtum, etc) Here is a great forum specifically dedicated to invert...
by josh_r
May 10th, 2013, 6:37 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Which Scolopendra is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Re: Which Scolopendra is this?

They look more like viridis than polymorpha.
by josh_r
May 10th, 2013, 6:21 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: ten year target acquired!
Replies: 4
Views: 3068

Re: ten year target acquired!

Sorry to have to break it to ya... But that is not hadrurus spadix.
That is anuroctonus pococki. Your search for spadix continues...

EDIT: I just realized you are looking for A. spadix.... My bad... hahaha!!!

--- but still.... It is anuroctonus pococki.
by josh_r
February 19th, 2013, 10:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap
Replies: 58
Views: 8901

Re: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap

Yeah Brendan, I agree. There isn't much that captures my interest here as the rattlesnakes do in the Americas or any arboreal viper from anywhere. But, it is still worth the trip! If you ever make it out this way, I'll get you in touch with some people who will take care of ya. In the mean time, I'm...
by josh_r
February 19th, 2013, 9:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anoles - enough said
Replies: 34
Views: 20139

Re: Anoles - enough said

This post is STUNNING!!! Thank you for sharing an incredible post on one of my absolute favorite family of lizards!
by josh_r
February 17th, 2013, 4:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap
Replies: 58
Views: 8901

Re: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap

Seeing this post really makes me miss living in Arizona. I am in Australia right now and I gotta say.... American herps (especially crots), for the most part, shite all over aussie herps...

Very nice Brendan

Josh
by josh_r
February 3rd, 2013, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Family Visit to Panama
Replies: 10
Views: 3261

Re: Family Visit to Panama

Very cool Chris! I'm glad you got to do a little herping this time. that schlegelii is really nice! The bolittoglossa has to be one of my favorites though. Super nice man!
by josh_r
January 13th, 2013, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fenix flashlights
Replies: 31
Views: 5803

Re: Fenix flashlights

Hans, LEDlenser lights are amazing! Best lights I've seen. Super smooth adjustment, accurate, and BRIGHT!
by josh_r
December 31st, 2012, 3:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New girl here, first year of herping post
Replies: 51
Views: 8090

Re: New girl here, first year of herping post

Welcome! I love oreganus! Thanks for sharing!
by josh_r
December 31st, 2012, 3:07 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: some aussie inverts
Replies: 6
Views: 1617

Re: some aussie inverts

Homogona sp. These make upside down trapdoors and sit at them upside down. Pretty unusual. http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff288/pascoman81/DSCN1863.jpg http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff288/pascoman81/DSCN1859.jpg http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff288/pascoman81/DSCN1858.jpg Xamiatus rubif...
by josh_r
December 31st, 2012, 2:38 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: some aussie inverts
Replies: 6
Views: 1617

Re: some aussie inverts

Myrmecia tarsata http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff288/pascoman81/DSCN3028.jpg http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff288/pascoman81/DSCN3026.jpg http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff288/pascoman81/DSCN2896.jpg Myrmecia croslandi http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff288/pascoman81/DSCN2858.jpg http...
by josh_r
December 31st, 2012, 2:29 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: some aussie inverts
Replies: 6
Views: 1617

some aussie inverts

I've been here in aus for 6 months now and have seen some nice stuff. Seeing how i haven't been on this forum in ages, figured i should contribute. :-) Xamiatus rubifrons http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff288/pascoman81/Rubifrons3_zps233eb9af.jpg http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff288/pascoman8...