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by Chuck
Sat Oct 01, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 22
Views: 244

Re: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele

Porters? Bath? Man you’re living the life of luxury! Lemme guess, you have more than two undershorts too.
by Chuck
Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: French Guiana - October 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: French Guiana - October 2021

That telemachus video short is impressive. What a monster. Kudos to you for video, I have enough problems with time to prohibit even photos in the field.
by Chuck
Thu Sep 29, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Announcements & News
Topic: Presentation
Replies: 24
Views: 757

Re: Presentation

Hi Bethany, welcome. As far as specializing, I hate to say it but the jobs are in agriculture, particularly pests and their parasites. The days of paid Lep research are 100 years in the past. Some very few entos are fortunate enough to land Lep jobs and even most of those are in curation, genetics, ...
by Chuck
Thu Sep 29, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Breeder stories....
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Breeder stories....

I too have Villard's book. I offered it up for sale along with a bunch of other antique books as part of a package, and nobody wanted them. On to the story. I had about 200 4th instar luna in a 30 gallon aquarium in my bedroom. So long as they have food they'll stay there, so it wasn't covered. I wa...
by Chuck
Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: The silence....
Replies: 47
Views: 993

Re: The silence....

I think it's videos of mindless people... ... Everyone started at the bottom, ... never think your experiences or opinions are too trivial to share. . LOL. I'm starting at the bottom, again. I thought I was pretty smart when I pre-wrote my research paper in spring, and used it with only slight modi...
by Chuck
Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: The silence....
Replies: 47
Views: 993

Re: The silence....

...but any serious entomologists would know within 5min of chatting with me that I'm barely beginning to understanding an enormous, complicated, and varied field. I'm scared to make mistakes and feel I have very little to contribute because I'm so new to the field. ... I've been doing this for over...
by Chuck
Tue Sep 27, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 22
Views: 244

Re: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele

OK, I know you're a Lep guy. But you MUST run across beetles, probably big beetles, colorful beetles there. Right? Where you are I'd be grabbing everything and papering it!
by Chuck
Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: More Catalogues 2
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: More Catalogues 2

Ah, Butterfly Company! I never ordered anything from them until they were going out of business. They had some super sale of unidentified paper material in bulk, I wound up with thousands of mostly South American Saturnidae and Ceratocampidae for next to nothing. This is the first time I've seen the...
by Chuck
Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: More Catalogues 4
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: More Catalogues 4

Wow, no wonder he was busted! Why? The commercial market was awash with those species in the 1990s. The Ornithoptera were, and still are, coming in with CITES. The African species import topped out in the 1960s, then dropped as Africa descended into independent chaos, but was still very strong in t...
by Chuck
Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Update
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Update

Congratulations! Now, how long to sit and wait?
by Chuck
Tue Sep 27, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Genus: Epitola
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Genus: Epitola

^^ that's an awesome photo.
by Chuck
Tue Sep 27, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 22
Views: 244

Re: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele

Great photos & story! Too bad about the boots! How far to the nearest Walmart? ha ha ha ha ha. With the mud and clay there, the only boot I'd wear is the Altama jungle boot. But if you like the Salewa you might also look at the La Sportiva (light!) and the Solomon GTX. "Look" meaning n...
by Chuck
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Genus: Colias
Replies: 28
Views: 501

Re: Genus: Colias

Cabintom wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:56 pm At this point, this thread ought to be re-titled to something more generic.
It's called "Thread Drift", my 2nd most hated pet peeve about the internet.

Don't retitle another author's post, move the drifters to a new post. That's moderation.
by Chuck
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Signing out
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Signing out

I don't know anyone who outright quit. That's after loss due to fire, floods, and lack of time. As 58Chevy said, you pull up your big boy pants, fix the problem, and continue. Within three years I'll be distributing a majority of my reference collection, but I know there's no way I could stop hittin...
by Chuck
Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Signing out
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Signing out

There must be local firms that provide bulk freezing service/storage. Find one and take the collection there for three days. Or, contact your local university, they usually have giant freezers as well.
by Chuck
Sun Sep 25, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Obtaining commercially unpopular Leps
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Obtaining commercially unpopular Leps

It came up in another thread that it's difficult to obtain some genera of Leps from less explored areas that aren't commercially popular. It's not that these Leps don't exist in remote locations. Often they are common- but how many do I need to collect? And of course with limited commercial volume, ...
by Chuck
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 22
Views: 244

Re: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele

I enjoyed the pleasure of mosquito netting once, it was glorious, better than the Hilton.

Looking forward to more, more!
by Chuck
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Adiós, jalapeño!
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: Adiós, jalapeño!

He looks like I felt two days ago when I accidentally ate a jalapeño. Nice timing with this post, brings back bad memories
by Chuck
Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Books, Publications and Media Reviews
Topic: d'Abrera
Replies: 20
Views: 353

Re: d'Abrera

John Tennent reviewed the 2003 revised edition of Birdwing Butterflies of the World in Australian Entomologist 2005, 32 (4): 183-188. I could not quickly locate it online, but have a hard copy. Tennent's critique cite several recurring flaws, including failure to include images of newer sp/ssp (the ...
by Chuck
Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Insect Art
Topic: Alaus oculatus
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Alaus oculatus

These are fairly common in the eastern USA, I have found three in my lifetime, all accidental finds, none at lights. If you look at the records map on iNaturalist, you'll see that the range somewhat follows the Terminus of Southern Aggression (i.e., not in a lot of PA or central NY) though they mus...