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by Hans Breuer (twoton)
January 11th, 2017, 5:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID for snake from Borneo, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 3944

ID for snake from Borneo, please!

Hi all, My friend Ch'ien Lee sent me these two photos with the caption: "Got a snake for you to run by your herp forums. Even though it looks like a standard wolf snake, this Lycodon doesn't seem to match anything in the books. It has both preocular and loreal scales so it can't be either L. effraen...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
January 11th, 2017, 4:49 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Skull ID from Borneo please!
Replies: 4
Views: 10262

Re: Skull ID from Borneo please!

What, no one??
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
January 1st, 2017, 5:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taiwan herps from the second half of 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 4677

Re: Taiwan herps from the second half of 2016

Thanks a lot!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 31st, 2016, 6:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taiwan herps from the second half of 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 4677

Re: Taiwan herps from the second half of 2016

Um ... Taiwan now has three Boigas? That's news to me. Those crazy taxonomists, eh? Next thing you know they'll be splitting Taiwan's Pareas into three species. Oh, wait a minute, they already did that. Sorry, I had a senior moment there. No idea what I was thinking there! Of course it's three Pare...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 30th, 2016, 2:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taiwan herps from the second half of 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 4677

Re: Taiwan herps from the second half of 2016

Wow, what a haul! Great to see you got into snakes after all! And so many action shots - I can count on both hands the number of times I've seen wild snakes eat! How do you tell the three Taiwanese Boigas apart? (My website snakesoftaiwan.com is still at the taxonomical status of 2011 :-)) By the wa...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 23rd, 2016, 2:53 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Skull ID from Borneo please!
Replies: 4
Views: 10262

Skull ID from Borneo please!

Hi all, what animal might this skull once have belonged to? Found in a limestone cave in Southwestern Sarawak, Borneo. Thanks in advance, and Happy Holidays! Hans http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a260/Hans_Breuer/New%20Main%20Album%20from%20150404/15493257_1099661880132703_8275822363107898599_o_zps...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 20th, 2016, 4:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 11836

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

Why, thank you very much, Thor! I'd appreciate that! Being the practical, boring German that I am, I've never been a fan of artsy, shallow DOF. I like my photos to show everything clearly and in focus, field guide style. F/22 and above is my realm. That's also the reason why even my bedroom is as br...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 12th, 2016, 6:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #84: What happened to "Borneo Dispatches"?
Replies: 6
Views: 5051

Re: Borneo Dispatches #84: What happened to "Borneo Dispatch

Thanks, John! :-)
Ribbit wrote:You rest that knee up! You will need it to show me all the herps around Kuching in six weeks.

I'm glad to hear that you are getting some writing done, but sad to hear that it's because you are not out there enjoying the herps.

John
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 9th, 2016, 7:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 11836

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

Being the practical, boring German that I am, I've never been a fan of artsy, shallow DOF. I like my photos to show everything clearly and in focus, field guide style. F/22 and above is my realm. That's also the reason why even my bedroom is as brightly lit as a lab bench. But I really, really love ...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 7th, 2016, 6:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #84: What happened to "Borneo Dispatches"?
Replies: 6
Views: 5051

Re: Borneo Dispatches #84: What happened to "Borneo Dispatch

Thanks very much for the kind words, Elliot! Nice to know you liked the stuff! :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 5th, 2016, 2:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #84: What happened to "Borneo Dispatches"?
Replies: 6
Views: 5051

Borneo Dispatches #84: What happened to "Borneo Dispatches"?

Hi all, just a quick update for those of you wondering what happened to my Borneo Dispatches . I haven't been doing a lot of dedicated herping in over a year. I still hit the forest one night per week or so, but I've developed a bum knee (possibly requiring replacement) and can't walk too far. My jo...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 5th, 2016, 1:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Christmas gift for your herping friends (and yourself)
Replies: 10
Views: 11452

Re: Great Christmas gift for your herping friends (and yours

Thank you, John! Borneo tome coming up in, uh, a few years. Still stuck in Chapter Two :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 30th, 2016, 8:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great Christmas gift for your herping friends (and yourself)
Replies: 10
Views: 11452

Great Christmas gift for your herping friends (and yourself)

The holiday season is upon us. What better gift for your herping friends (or yourself) than this wonderful book?

A Cobra Hijacked My Camera Bag! Snakes and Stories from Taiwan

Thanks for your support :-)

Cheers

Hans
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 15th, 2016, 1:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Job Openings/Fellowships at the new Sarawak Museum
Replies: 1
Views: 1921

Job Openings/Fellowships at the new Sarawak Museum

They're building a new one, and finally fixin' to clean the Augean Stables that is their massive and massively messy collection started by Alfred Russel Wallace:

http://asemus.museum/news/sarawak-museu ... -malaysia/
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 8th, 2016, 9:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Planet Earth TWO is out!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3221

Re: Planet Earth TWO is out!!!

Watched the episode straight away after it came out. Excellent camerawork and production as always. The BBC has previously received criticism for excessive sound effects, and they didn't fail. Scratching, screeching, and dramatic background music, which I found distracting from the visuals. http://...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 7th, 2016, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Planet Earth TWO is out!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3221

Re: Planet Earth TWO is out!!!

And that's just the first scene :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 7th, 2016, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Planet Earth TWO is out!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3221

Planet Earth TWO is out!!!

Just in case some of you in the old colonies haven't heard yet. What a glorious time to be alive!! (Scroll down for the trailer) https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/oct/29/planet-earth-ii-bbc-sir-david-attenborough-nature-series-wildlife-animals PS: There also seems to be a new Attenboroug...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 6th, 2016, 10:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 11836

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

BRAVO, THOR!!!!!!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 6th, 2016, 10:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which is best survival knife
Replies: 4
Views: 2764

Re: Which is best survival knife

I have a strong feeling that this is spam. "I am farmer"?
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
November 6th, 2016, 9:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Victoria brides and other flesh ads
Replies: 10
Views: 5778

Re: Victoria brides and other flesh ads

No...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
October 5th, 2016, 7:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help! Looking for a particular Rainforest quote
Replies: 0
Views: 4633

Help! Looking for a particular Rainforest quote

Hi all, I'm currently 25000 words into my new book about our adventures here in Borneo, and I'm looking for a certain quote I've heard many times, but forgot the exact wording and author: some Victorian naturalist once said something to the tune of "You can find thousands more flowers on any English...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
July 29th, 2016, 6:12 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Identifying empid flycatchers...
Replies: 24
Views: 22327

Re: Identifying empid flycatchers...

Thanks for the warnings, guys!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
July 24th, 2016, 8:38 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Identifying empid flycatchers...
Replies: 24
Views: 22327

Re: Identifying empid flycatchers...

Like, in heavily contested border areas?
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
July 24th, 2016, 7:32 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Identifying empid flycatchers...
Replies: 24
Views: 22327

Re: Identifying empid flycatchers...

Real birders don't wear tweed. They wear loose fitting kakhi pants, long sleeve kakhi shirts over a bird-themed T-shirt, a khaki photographer's vest and a kakhi floppy wide-brimmed hat.
Khaki, in the forest?? I spend a fortune on cammo clothes, and I wish they made Ghillie suits my size :-(
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
July 23rd, 2016, 11:41 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: HELP! Two binocular questions
Replies: 18
Views: 28726

Re: HELP! Two binocular questions

Thank you very much for all your enthusiastic help, everyone! I've decided to go with the Zeiss Victory SF 8 x 42 , and will pick them up during my trip to Ze Fazerland next week (found them at a killer price, just a little over USD2000). A full report will follow after my return to Borneo in early ...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
July 19th, 2016, 10:28 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Identifying empid flycatchers...
Replies: 24
Views: 22327

Re: Identifying empid flycatchers...

Very nice :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
July 19th, 2016, 10:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cladists -- Bah!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2671

Re: Cladists -- Bah!!!

Brilliant!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
July 19th, 2016, 9:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taiwan reptiles from the first half of 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 3446

Re: Taiwan reptiles from the first half of 2016

After some of Jerry Lin's Taiwan posts here I looked into the island a little bit. Fascinating geography, neat climate, intense history, tempting cuisine. It has now made my lifetime travel agenda. Same here! Let me know if you plan a visit. I might still be in Borneo, but there are tons of knowled...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
July 19th, 2016, 9:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taiwan frogs from the first half of 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3933

Re: Taiwan frogs from the first half of 2016

numpty wrote:Thanks Hans. Did you manage to see much in the way of Taiwanese herps towards the end of your visit?
Apart from anurans, not a single tail end. But hey, the local food was world-class :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
July 18th, 2016, 10:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Bone-Tailed Viper
Replies: 5
Views: 3438

Re: The Bone-Tailed Viper

WOW!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
July 18th, 2016, 10:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taiwan reptiles from the first half of 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 3446

Re: Taiwan reptiles from the first half of 2016

You find the fattest Hundred-Pacer ever, but almost strike out on dirt-common stuff like bamboo vipers and kraits. I'd gladly trade with you any day of the week :-)

Thanks, again, for a great post!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
July 18th, 2016, 9:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taiwan frogs from the first half of 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3933

Re: Taiwan frogs from the first half of 2016

Thank you for the great post!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
June 24th, 2016, 5:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mamushi
Replies: 3
Views: 2232

Re: Mamushi

Lovely!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
June 20th, 2016, 6:52 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: HELP! Two binocular questions
Replies: 18
Views: 28726

Re: HELP! Two binocular questions

The very best thing to do would be to get a hold of a pair of each and try birding with them, but of course that can be difficult unless you are at a birding convention. Thank you very much again, guys! That's all really helpful! I was birding in my neighborhood forest park this morning, trying to ...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
June 20th, 2016, 1:21 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: HELP! Two binocular questions
Replies: 18
Views: 28726

Re: HELP! Two binocular questions

Thanks very much for all your answers! To clarify, the Victory SF 8 and 10 are exactly the same binoculars, quality-wise, ( here's a link ) and I don't mind extra weight, so the question is just "will I be able to use the 10s as effectively as the 8s in the forest?" (444 foot field of view for the 8...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
June 19th, 2016, 3:57 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: HELP! Two binocular questions
Replies: 18
Views: 28726

HELP! Two binocular questions

Hi guys, 1. on my binoculars, one of the loops to hook the straps onto to the binos has broken off. The loop was part of the binoculars' body and cannot be replaced. Does anyone know of some kind of universal straps that can be connected to loop-less binos? 2. I've been using a fairly good, Malaysia...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 9th, 2016, 8:55 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Venom Doc(Bryan Grieg Fry)'s Memoirs
Replies: 5
Views: 14936

Re: Venom Doc(Bryan Grieg Fry)'s Memoirs

No report? Well, I'll have to deliver my own then: Just finished reading this. Can't wait to read it again. This is one of the most interesting and educational books by a herper (if you can call Bryan Grieg Fry that) or about herping (if you can call his job that) I've ever had the pleasure to read,...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
February 13th, 2016, 11:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomtien
Replies: 11
Views: 7422

Re: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomt

I just can't avert my eyes from that yolk-eyed viper. Mesmerizing colors!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
February 13th, 2016, 11:22 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: A lucky photo
Replies: 4
Views: 10421

Re: A lucky photo

Nice! There's potential in this arrangement. I'm thinking "airline logo" here.
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
February 13th, 2016, 11:20 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Snakes of the Kentucky Reptile Zoo
Replies: 11
Views: 14736

Re: Snakes of the Kentucky Reptile Zoo

Damn. And I thought I had the world's best job! Thanks for sharing!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
February 13th, 2016, 11:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The interesting story of the Clarion Island Nightsnake
Replies: 14
Views: 6097

Re: The interesting story of the Clarion Island Nightsnake

Thanks very much for this very interesting post!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
January 6th, 2016, 5:34 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Venom Doc(Bryan Grieg Fry)'s Memoirs
Replies: 5
Views: 14936

Re: Venom Doc(Bryan Grieg Fry)'s Memoirs

Thank you! We expect a full report upon completion! :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 30th, 2015, 9:55 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: NOW IN STORES: My book "A Cobra Hijacked My Camera Bag!"
Replies: 49
Views: 68661

Re: NOW IN STORES: My book "A Cobra Hijacked My Camera Bag!"

Celebrating the third publication anniversary, so *BUMP*:-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
December 30th, 2015, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 2, Alice Springs to Yulara
Replies: 25
Views: 14415

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 2, Alice Springs to Yulara

Isn't it, though! I'm seriously considering naming my next book "My Yellow-vented Bulbul Ate All My Chinese Cobras - The Horrifying Sellout of a Former Hardcore Herper"