Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Vero Beach FL
Just some eggs from my colony. I am taking some "eye candy" shots for a presentation and thought these looked kind of cool.The rafts stick to one another with via van der Waals forces, I believe. Makes for some pretty patterns. Also note that sometimes females die in the process of ovipostion, especially in a dense colony situation.
Monday, November 28, 2005
Friday, November 25, 2005
Don't really know what this is yet. I am suspecting it is a pyralid or something. Anyway this is what you do to entertain yourself when some crazy american (my girlfriend) shops for a new laptop.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Vero Beach, 11/14/05
Rosary Pea, an invasive exotic in FL. Extremely toxic, even one seed can kill. Check this out: http://www.vet.purdue.edu/depts/addl/toxic/plant53.htm
Monday, November 21, 2005
Key Largo FL
OK, against my better judgement I am going to start commenting on some of these photos. What ever happened to "a picture is worth a thousand words"?
So this is a nurse shark that I saw while snorkelling in the Keys. To get this shot I had to freedive down about 15 feet with a disposable underwater camera. I must say, that I find this snorkelling to be quite a lot of fun and if I do it much more I may become addicted. The sheer amount of living creatures of all sorts down there was amazing. If I could spend a few hours out there at a time I think I would get my fix.
Key Largo FL
Boy that is an ugly name for a pretty fish. I cannot believe how ignorant about fish ID I have become. It has only been 2 years since I took Ichthyology, and I cannot remember some pretty big orders and families.
Oh well, at least I have my insects.
Vero Beach FL 11/21/05
The most common herp down here and yet this is the first picture I have posted. 2 reasons:
1) They are tough to approach
2) Familiarity breeds contempt, and while I do not have contempt for these, they do not seem remarkable. Only when they are doing a major territorial showdown or catching a big insect do I notice them Or when they are impaled on a barbed-wire fence:
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
Key Largo, FL
Nov 16, 2005
All right, so this would be the 3rd Hemidactylus species I have seen in FL (if I have ID'ed it correctly). All are introduced and one has a lot in common with the Virgin Mary. Although unlike the Virgin Mary, Hemidactylus garnotii exists,
By the way, what do you think of these links? Pretty fancy, eh?