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by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 8th, 2015, 4:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Like stars in the night - an evening on a Thai mountain
Replies: 8
Views: 3738

Re: Like stars in the night - an evening on a Thai mountain

Great Elephants!!! Thanks for sharing - a wonderful post to mirror a wonderful night! You had me at "Green Keelback" :)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 7th, 2015, 1:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handling Wild Herps Poll
Replies: 66
Views: 15966

Re: Handling Wild Herps Poll

No....can't say I have!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 7th, 2015, 1:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handling Wild Herps Poll
Replies: 66
Views: 15966

Re: Handling Wild Herps Poll

Kelly Mc wrote:extricating foxtails
What does that entail?
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 6th, 2015, 8:56 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Giant Asian Forest Scopion
Replies: 1
Views: 2831

Re: Giant Asian Forest Scopion

Heterometrus longimanus. I love those! They're not very venomous, but the pincers pack a pretty punch. I also like how they always wheel around to face you.
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 6th, 2015, 4:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handling Wild Herps Poll
Replies: 66
Views: 15966

Re: Handling Wild Herps Poll

Birders. Sheesh. They've never held anything in their hands, will never know how it feels, so they harass herpers out of sheer existential frustration. Don't get me started on birders.....

[Disclaimer: This reply may be seen in a humorous light. Or not. Decide for yourself]
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 5th, 2015, 9:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu
Replies: 23
Views: 10818

Re: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu

Thank you, Warren! We aimz to pleez...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 5th, 2015, 1:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu
Replies: 23
Views: 10818

Re: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu

15/04/05: Updated the original post with more photos :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 4th, 2015, 10:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu
Replies: 23
Views: 10818

Re: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu

Sorry, just realized that I left out you BerdNirds. Here's a list of the montane goodies we saw. None of these birds exist in the lowlands. Bornean Treepie Temminck's Babbler Grey-chinned Minivet, male AND female - the flame of the jungle! Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Golden naped Barbet, Mountain B...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 4th, 2015, 10:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu
Replies: 23
Views: 10818

Re: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu

Thanks very much for the kind words, everyone (special thanks to Kelly Mc - always the poet!) and the IDs! I'm hoping to get more phasmid IDs from Ch'ien. (I know he knows what they are - he found almost all of them, and although I kept taking notes like a madman, all that information just became to...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 4th, 2015, 10:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Phenotypic Plasticity in Andean Rainfrog
Replies: 4
Views: 2073

Re: Phenotypic Plasticity in Andean Rainfrog

awesome. evolution is awesome.
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 4th, 2015, 7:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu
Replies: 23
Views: 10818

Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu

Hi all, I haven't posted anything in a great while. Busy with work, a two-month trip back to the homeland (Taiwan), a few houseguests back here, and other lame excuses. But now I'll make up for this with a post introducing the wonderful parallel universe that is Planet Kinabalu. OK, technically, Kin...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 2nd, 2015, 4:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best hand held gps
Replies: 43
Views: 11825

Re: Best hand held gps

It's funny how even the basics of terrain and natural nav can reliably put you in the right direction. A friend of mine showed me the stick and the shadow trick. Basically you put a stick in the ground, and put rocks or debris down in a straight line to show the shadow of the sun. Come back as litt...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 2nd, 2015, 4:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best hand held gps
Replies: 43
Views: 11825

Re: Best hand held gps

It's funny how even the basics of terrain and natural nav can reliably put you in the right direction. A friend of mine showed me the stick and the shadow trick. Basically you put a stick in the ground, and put rocks or debris down in a straight line to show the shadow of the sun. Come back as litt...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 1st, 2015, 9:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best hand held gps
Replies: 43
Views: 11825

Re: Best hand held gps

Not sure if this is an unpopular opinion, but I believe that no matter how good the gps, functional knowledge of the basics of terrain navigation and topo map and compass use are essential as a backup. The gps is a superior tool, but the old wisdom that "two is one and one is none" still holds true...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
March 31st, 2015, 10:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handheld GPS for tech idiot
Replies: 24
Views: 5868

Re: Handheld GPS for tech idiot

FWIW, I just learned that there are portable solar panels for GPS units and smartphones, in fact, anything with a UPS port. Might just be the solution to the hunger for power most GPS units display.

http://www.goalzero.com/p/147/goal-zero ... omad-7-kit
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
March 31st, 2015, 10:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best hand held gps
Replies: 43
Views: 11825

Re: Best hand held gps

FWIW, I just learned that there are portable solar panels for GPS units and smartphones, in fact, anything with a UPS port. Might just be the solution to the hunger for power most GPS units display.

http://www.goalzero.com/p/147/goal-zero ... omad-7-kit
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
March 25th, 2015, 12:56 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Need tips for buying wide-angle lens, please
Replies: 6
Views: 4142

Re: Need tips for buying wide-angle lens, please

We expect to see pictures posted from this lens in payment for our advising services! A wide angle in situ Lanthonotus photo will do. :lol: You people and your Lanthanotus obsession. I'm telling you, there is no such animal. :-) But I'll shortly post a few pix from our recent trip to Mount Kinabalu...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
March 24th, 2015, 7:44 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Need tips for buying wide-angle lens, please
Replies: 6
Views: 4142

Re: Need tips for buying wide-angle lens, please

Wow, thanks very much for taking the time to reply in such detail, guys! I've had a look at the Pentax Zoom Fisheye to Super Wide-Angle SMCP-DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED (IF), and it looks very good indeed, especially its macro specs. Since it's on sale at our local online dealer here in Malaysia, I thin...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
March 24th, 2015, 6:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dream find, GABOON!
Replies: 18
Views: 7404

Re: Dream find, GABOON!

NICE!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
March 24th, 2015, 6:32 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Need tips for buying wide-angle lens, please
Replies: 6
Views: 4142

Need tips for buying wide-angle lens, please

Hi all, I shoot Pentax, and I'm thinking of buying a wide-angle zoom lens of about 10-20 mm focal length. What sort of specs would y'all recommend for nature photography (f/stop, zoom length, whatever you can think of)? I mostly shoot hand-held in bad light and without a flash :-) Thanks very much i...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
March 2nd, 2015, 9:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Sea Snake ID, please
Replies: 2
Views: 1759

Re: Borneo Sea Snake ID, please

Thank you, Paul! FWIW, I also asked Indraneil Das, who leans towards Hydrophis brooki.
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
March 2nd, 2015, 1:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Sea Snake ID, please
Replies: 2
Views: 1759

Borneo Sea Snake ID, please

Hi all, I'm really terrible with sea snakes ... would someone please kindly ID this critter? A friend found it at a beach close to Lundu, western Sarawak, Borneo. Thanks very much in advance! Hans http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a260/Hans_Breuer/New%20Main%20Album%20from%201106/image_zpscd3duqtv.j...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
February 10th, 2015, 3:12 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Mammals of the Pantanal, Brazil: Jaguars and more
Replies: 6
Views: 12744

Re: Mammals of the Pantanal, Brazil: Jaguars and more

Awesome. Thank you very much!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
February 9th, 2015, 11:47 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Red Tail Green Ratsnake .....
Replies: 2
Views: 10744

Re: Red Tail Green Ratsnake .....

Very lifelike!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
February 5th, 2015, 12:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Movie (another movie added)
Replies: 21
Views: 7596

Re: Herp Movie (2nd movie added)

Congrats!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
February 4th, 2015, 4:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand/Cambodia January 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 5780

Re: Thailand/Cambodia January 2015

Whooooo!! Electrifying stuff!

Love that roller (unlike these guys)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
January 30th, 2015, 5:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: America's Worst National Parks--Satire, but Snake FAILS
Replies: 5
Views: 3852

Re: America's Worst National Parks--Satire, but Snake FAILS

"Here’s an idea: heat a pan full of sand to about 200 degrees, then pour it on your head. Congratulations, you’ve just simulated a visit to Death Valley National Park."
Love it!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
January 23rd, 2015, 4:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best hand held gps
Replies: 43
Views: 11825

Re: Best hand held gps

Anyone ever use a Garmin Oregon? Yes. I've been using one for two years now. Fantastic device, and unkaputtable. I bought it because the antenna is big enough for reception under rainforest canopy. Also very user friendly, touch screen and features alike, no more maddening old-generation button con...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
January 23rd, 2015, 4:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 57
Views: 14471

Re: Airport Herping

LOVE that movie! You must be a real aviation nut, if you even fly in your spare time. What sort of plane is that? Aerobatics Special?
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
January 23rd, 2015, 4:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Airport Herping
Replies: 39
Views: 7639

Re: Airport Herping

LOVE that movie! You must be a real aviation nut, if you even fly in your spare time. What sort of plane is that? Aerobatics Special?
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
January 21st, 2015, 4:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #69: Sibynophis! Hymenopus! Chalcosoma!
Replies: 16
Views: 7048

Re: Borneo Dispatches #69: Sibynophis! Hymenopus! Chalcosoma

Interesting! Never heard of geminatus!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
January 19th, 2015, 9:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #69: Sibynophis! Hymenopus! Chalcosoma!
Replies: 16
Views: 7048

Re: Borneo Dispatches #69: Sibynophis! Hymenopus! Chalcosoma

Thanks, guys ... I had no idea about the black bars! It's the only one I've found so far. Yes, you can see Santubong from the beach where I found it, it's just half an hour by boat. Let me ask Neil Das. Sorry for not posting anything new in the last months. Last year was not a good herping year for ...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
January 18th, 2015, 5:59 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Orchid Mantis <3
Replies: 5
Views: 3498

Re: Orchid Mantis <3

orionmystery wrote:
Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:Very nice! And yet a little older, they look like this: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =2&t=15940
Thanks, Hans. Ah...you found that adult in the wild? Grr....these are someone's pets :oops: :cry:
Yes, in a nipah swamp.
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
January 18th, 2015, 5:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Short trip to Panama December 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 4410

Re: Short trip to Panama December 2014

Ribbit wrote:Hans, see my first reply.

John
Thanks, John!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
January 18th, 2015, 5:58 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Preserved Reptiles as Art
Replies: 13
Views: 6771

Re: Preserved Reptiles as Art

Crap. There goes the centerpiece I had envisioned for my 20th wedding anniversary.
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
January 16th, 2015, 11:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Short trip to Panama December 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 4410

Re: Short trip to Panama December 2014

One of those posts that really "take you there". Thanks very much!

That "leaf bug"....is that a mantid?
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
January 16th, 2015, 10:53 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Preserved Reptiles as Art
Replies: 13
Views: 6771

Re: Preserved Reptiles as Art

Very interesting. I wonder if they do art-on-demand ... I know someone with a 13-foot king cobra in a tub full of formaldehyde and no idea what to do with it :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
January 16th, 2015, 10:48 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Orchid Mantis <3
Replies: 5
Views: 3498

Re: Orchid Mantis <3

Very nice! And yet a little older, they look like this: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =2&t=15940
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 29th, 2014, 8:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guyana-End of the Year wrap up (Warning LOTS OF IMAGES)
Replies: 19
Views: 8464

Re: Guyana-End of the Year wrap up (Warning LOTS OF IMAGES)

What glory. Some absolutely outstanding stuff, outstandingly photographed.
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 16th, 2014, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 5-Banded Flying Lizard (Draco)
Replies: 2
Views: 1381

Re: 5-Banded Flying Lizard (Draco)

Those are cool little reptiles. And a &&^%$ in the @!## to film or photograph in flight. You need two assistants, a tripod, and about three days' time :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 15th, 2014, 6:35 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Assorted Bugs
Replies: 2
Views: 2550

Re: Assorted Bugs

The snow bug is awesome. So is everything else.

Yes, that spiky thing is a Limacodid.
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 10th, 2014, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo, Sarawak, Santubong snake compilation
Replies: 10
Views: 5651

Re: Borneo, Sarawak, Santubong snake compilation

Well, I'll be a tarsier's uncle...all I ever see is them ugly ones! Thanks for the education; now I'm looking very much forward to my next Santubong visit!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 10th, 2014, 5:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo, Sarawak, Santubong snake compilation
Replies: 10
Views: 5651

Re: Borneo, Sarawak, Santubong snake compilation

Very nice, thanks for sharing!

Why is the O. purpurascens banded? I only know them in ugly-dark grey. Was that a juvie?

And how far up did you go on your walks? All the way to the top at 600 meters? If so, did you find differences in species distribution at different levels?

Thanks again!

Hans
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 5th, 2014, 4:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!
Replies: 45
Views: 17715

Re: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!

Why is that? That sounds like there should be no questioning or examination of a developing discipline. A stifled spiral of silence to keep egos intact and progress thwarted. Yes indeed. I've learned a great world of wisdom through criticism of my own posts and the actions depicted therein, and I w...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 5th, 2014, 5:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #81: Spitter Baby
Replies: 20
Views: 7334

Re: Borneo Dispatches #81: Spitter Baby

Isn't it, though? :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 5th, 2014, 3:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!
Replies: 45
Views: 17715

Re: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!

Thanks for the great post, Rupert. Narration, animals, suspense, all there in spades. Funny I never took a picture of the blue cross that marks the beginning of that roadcruising stretch I've driven at least a hundred times...I comment on it on almost every pass, but always fail to record it! Intell...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 5th, 2014, 2:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #81: Spitter Baby
Replies: 20
Views: 7334

Re: Borneo Dispatches #81: Spitter Baby

The Making Of, aka The Bravest Man on Earth :-)

by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 27th, 2014, 1:45 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Tropical Spiders
Replies: 2
Views: 2559

Re: Tropical Spiders

Awe-inspiring!