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by Cabintom
Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Dynastes centaurus (Ghana)
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Dynastes centaurus (Ghana)

:) Either a giant Dynastes or a tiny Chameleon or maybe a bit of both? (I may have staged the photo...)
by Cabintom
Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: iNaturalist
Replies: 14
Views: 527

Re: iNaturalist

Another case supporting the appeal for more expert Identifiers. In many cases in developing countries, it's not experts on any particular class that takes the photos, it's someone with some volunteer/ Non-Governmental organization- and they really do get to remote places, and often for extended per...
by Cabintom
Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: iNaturalist
Replies: 14
Views: 527

Re: iNaturalist

I'm the most active identifier of Sub-Saharan butterflies on iNaturalist & probably among the top 5 butterfly observers north of South Africa (I haven't checked, so I'm not sure where I "rank.") Unfortunately, due to the 'majority vote is correct' policy, many experts do not want to co...
by Cabintom
Wed Oct 19, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 34
Views: 755

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

Back tracking a little, since I can't believe I had forgotten this... Day 9 - July 13 th (Bamokandi) So, in the morning, despite the rain I had set-up my two traps. I figured that maybe the sun would come out at some point, so what could it hurt? At the end of the day, I went back to check on the tr...
by Cabintom
Mon Oct 17, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 34
Views: 755

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

Tent? Doesn’t someone give you their home? It depended on the location, but yeah that's the usual thing that happens. Guests get the beds/house and the hosts find other sleeping arrangements. The tent helped minimize the inconvenience we caused and, frankly, gave me some measure of control over my ...
by Cabintom
Sun Oct 16, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 34
Views: 755

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

Day 10 - July 14 th (Bamokandi - Bima) Bima was the last congregation we planned to visit before turning around and heading back to Manonga to catch the plane (Day 15). From Bamokandi we needed to travel 16km: 8km along the main road and then veering north towards the river, 8km more through the fo...
by Cabintom
Sun Oct 16, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 34
Views: 755

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

Day 9 - July 13 th (Bamokandi) By this point of the trip, honestly, I was exhausted, so it was a good thing we planned for only minimal work activities in the late afternoon. In spite of the exhaustion, I had figured I'd get an early start and spend most of the morning leisurely strolling forest pa...
by Cabintom
Mon Oct 10, 2022 4:21 am
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 34
Views: 755

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

Do you bring an obligatory gift for the chief or church leaders? Not really. We'll give $10USD to the pastor to contribute to the cost of feeding us. If there's an obvious need and we can help in the moment, we'll do that too (we left behind a few tarps, I gave away some fishing lures and gave a pa...
by Cabintom
Sun Oct 09, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 34
Views: 755

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

1. Don't you get a day off to go afield? Day 9, in Bamokandi, which I'll write a post about next, was a planned "rest" day, but that rainy morning back in Manonga messed up our schedule and we were never really able to recover, so it functionally became a rest half-day as we needed to do ...
by Cabintom
Sat Oct 08, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 34
Views: 755

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

Day 8 - July 12 th (Ezabisi - Disolo, Disolo to Bamokandi) ... Continued Again We eventually arrived back in Disolo around about mid-afternoon. While the others rested and lunch was being prepared, I needed to take down the 2 traps I'd set-up 2 days earlier. The first trap had served as restaurant ...
by Cabintom
Sat Oct 08, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 34
Views: 755

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

Day 8 - July 12 th (Ezabisi - Disolo, Disolo to Bamokandi) ... Continued If it's not apparent, breakfast and farewells took a few hours longer than planned. If we wanted to get to Bamokandi before late in the day we'd need to quick march back to Disolo. Painfully, collecting butterflies on the way ...
by Cabintom
Sat Oct 08, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 34
Views: 755

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

Day 8 - July 12 th (Ezabisi - Disolo, Disolo to Bamokandi) The plan for the day was to complete the 11km hike back to Disolo, have lunch, get back on the road, cross the Uele, arrive at Bamokandi and spend the remainder of the afternoon resting. But, before we could go, we had to have breakfast and...
by Cabintom
Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Breeding: Favonius quercus
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Breeding: Favonius quercus

Thanks for sharing your amazing photos and info!
I'm curious, what do you do with the adult specimens?
by Cabintom
Sun Oct 02, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 34
Views: 755

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. If you can afford to, I recommend packing at least 3 pairs of undershorts. :) That way you have a back-up pair for when you inevitably drop a fresh pair in the mud while trying to dress balance...
by Cabintom
Sat Oct 01, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 34
Views: 755

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

DAY 7 - July 11 th (Hike to Ezabisi) After a large breakfast we headed off for Ezabisi, a small Kango village on the bank of the Uele River. Unlike the Zande (the majority tribe) or Barambo, who are primarily agriculturalists and hunters, the Kango are unique in making their livelihoods primarily f...
by Cabintom
Sat Oct 01, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Genus: Colias
Replies: 30
Views: 760

Re: Genus: Colias

Colias electo pseudohecate Berger, 1940 (males) https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/62009101/original.jpeg https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/62009118/original.jpeg https://inaturalist-open-data.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/59046089/original.jpeg https://inaturalist-...
by Cabintom
Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 34
Views: 755

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 ...
by Cabintom
Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 34
Views: 755

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

DAY 6 - July 10 th (Bandueli - Disolo) We woke early with the intention of leaving early to arrive in Disolo on time for the Sunday church service. (Un)fortunately (I'm not sure which), the ladies insisted on feeding us before we could leave and it's hard to say no to such hospitality! First came t...
by Cabintom
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Genus: Colias
Replies: 30
Views: 760

Re: Genus: Colias

At this point, this thread ought to be re-titled to something more generic.