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Darkhorse
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Recent outings with fellow members

Post by Darkhorse » November 13th, 2012, 5:47 pm

I have been fortunate to have some generous members show me there areas the past two weekends. Tamara has show off last weekend well, though I will add some pics that were highlights for me. The previous weekend Matt took me out where among other things we found the P.ventralis. Here are some pics.
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P.ventralis,Madison Co.,AL
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S.Racer,opaque.Madison Co.,AL
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Matt positioning P.obsoletus,Madison Co.,AL
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same P.obsoletus
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N.Slimy,Madison Co.,AL
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Vicous-looking spider,Daniel is working on ID.Mobile Co.,AL
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Hypo/Amel N.Spring Peeper. This is one of those finds when you have been a breeder for so many years that you only see dollar signs upon capturing one. It was released at site of capture. A new camera would have been a nice new purchase for a single frog though.

Thanks to Matt,Tamara and Raymond for two great weekends.

Chris

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Post by Tamara D. McConnell » November 13th, 2012, 5:51 pm

Come back any time, Chris. We had a blast.
Love your photos of the P. obsoletus and the peeper. The purple wildflowers are cool, too.
Congrats again on Kim & Sugar's dog show success.

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Post by dery » November 13th, 2012, 6:29 pm

pm me next time you're in madison county. there alot of places you probably haven't seen. i'll definately show you them.,
samuel dery

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Post by Coluber Constrictor » November 13th, 2012, 6:53 pm

Spring peepers are cool frogs. I don't see many of them, but I think the one you found is typical for this area as far as coloration.

I think your spider is a harvestman or daddy longlegs of some kind.

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Post by Daniel D Dye » November 13th, 2012, 6:58 pm

Good stuff here for sure.

Yep, Harvestman, Neosadocus sp.

Daniel

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Post by Darkhorse » November 14th, 2012, 4:12 am

I don't see them often either James. But I'm impressed if that is typical for you guys. It had dark ruby eyes, no dark melanin and only a hint of brown. Hypo by description for most, but what do I know. The herp industry has missed out on a flashy population if it is typical. Samuel I will keep you in mind for next time. And I will take you up on that Tamara.
Chris

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Post by Raymond McConnell » November 14th, 2012, 5:20 am

James: The peeper was in no way like the ones I've seen in this area; the coloration and transparency didn't come through on the photo all that well. You could sort of see through the skin and the typical dorsal x pattern showed up as a dimly florescent negative, which didn't show up in the pic at all.

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Post by BillMcGighan » November 14th, 2012, 7:15 am

Very,very cool.
That power line looks pretty good.

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Post by Coluber Constrictor » November 14th, 2012, 11:22 am

Regarding the spring peepers, I have seen at least two like this:
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I'm not sure if they stay that way or if they can change color like other treefrogs. I have seen the usual reddish brown ones with the dark x at the same location.

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Post by Tamara D. McConnell » November 14th, 2012, 5:10 pm

CC,
Beautiful shot of a stunning frog. Nice work.

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Post by Coluber Constrictor » November 14th, 2012, 6:22 pm

Thanks Tamara! They are not easy frogs to photograph in situ, especially when there's poison ivy and mosquitoes everywhere.

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Post by ugh » November 14th, 2012, 6:36 pm

Put your wallet away dollarsigns, if that peeper was amelanistic it wouldn't have black pupils. :lol:

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Post by Darkhorse » November 15th, 2012, 8:50 am

The eyes weren't black, dark ruby. My phone did the animal no justice. James, your juvie does look the same. Despite the abberancy it blended in well with the leaflitter at the locale.

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Post by Tim Borski » November 19th, 2012, 5:13 pm

That power line looks pretty good.
I second that.

I even like the crispness of the...um, flowers. (Phones have that "gain" thing going on and I actually prefer the look of landscapes and habitat shots they produce...honest.) :lol:

Looks like a good time with good people.
Tim

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