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Re: Newt's noodles
« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2016, 06:12:31 PM »
Thank you, Brontodocus! By the way, have you noticed your ears burning:D

I did that!

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Re: Newt's noodles
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2016, 07:05:21 AM »
Thank you, Brontodocus! By the way, have you noticed your ears burning:D

I did that!
Huh? ??? You made me curious so I logged in for the first time in ages but I couldn't see anything. "An Error Has Occurred!
The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you."

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« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2016, 03:30:14 PM »
Oh, I see that the thread I linked to has been merged with another. Perhaps that's the problem! Here's the merged thread. You were mentioned in the context of members who haven't been active lately and are missed!

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Re: Newt's noodles
« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2016, 09:32:38 PM »
Oh, I see that the thread I linked to has been merged with another. Perhaps that's the problem! Here's the merged thread. You were mentioned in the context of members who haven't been active lately and are missed!
Ah, now I can see it! :) Yes, I haven't been active there for ages, that's true. Somehow it seems I cannot be active in more than one forum at a time, it's simply too time consuming... :-[

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Re: Newt's noodles
« Reply #44 on: March 07, 2016, 09:39:21 PM »
And here's the final painting of the Toxochelys:





Oil on canvas, 36" X 36". Forgive the glare, it was still wet when I photographed it.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2016, 09:39:55 PM by Newt »



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Re: Newt's noodles
« Reply #45 on: March 08, 2016, 01:57:00 AM »
A lovely evening to dig a nest. Thanks for showing the painting of Toxochelys, Newt.

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« Reply #46 on: March 08, 2016, 02:09:01 AM »
Thanks, Stemturtle!

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« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2016, 11:19:53 AM »
Great paintings. Every single piece is perfectly done.

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« Reply #48 on: March 09, 2016, 11:30:57 AM »
Great paintings! Every single piece is perfectly done. i particularly love the birds, especially the purple one.  The bird's standing posture is so creative of you.

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« Reply #49 on: March 09, 2016, 09:02:44 PM »
Thank you very much, Owen!



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« Reply #50 on: March 09, 2016, 09:22:44 PM »
Always welcome.

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Re: Newt's noodles
« Reply #51 on: April 28, 2016, 09:41:19 PM »
A few recent photos from my backyard:




Spring Peeper



Cope's Gray Treefrog on Sugar Maple trunk.



Closeup of same.



Red Paper Wasp, grooming itself while resting on some maple leaves (my yard is infested with maples).


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« Reply #52 on: May 03, 2016, 08:57:32 PM »

I visited a local Wildlife Management Area in the Cumberland River bottoms. Some of the habitats present include:



Bottomland hardwood forest



Buttonbush swamp



Black willow swamp


And some critters:



Spring Fishfly - a cousin of the more famous Dobsonfly



Green Soldier Fly



Seven-spotted Ladybug



Pale Green Assassin Bug, with another Seven-spotted Ladybug on the same Curly Dock leaf



Scarlet-bordered Assassin Bug - a millipede specialist



Red Maple Borer - a clearwing moth



Cast-off exoskeleton of a Six-spotted Fishing Spider



Freshly-molted Long-jawed Spider



Rough Green Snake in a Winged Elm



Eastern Box Turtle

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Re: Newt's noodles
« Reply #53 on: May 04, 2016, 10:18:12 AM »
Ah, very nice photos, Newt! 8) I've read (in a book by Orin McMonigle) that there have been recent attempts to rear some of those millipede-eating Ectrichodiinae, a very interesting group!

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« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2016, 08:46:40 PM »
Thanks Brontodocus! You guys don't have reduviids in Europe, right? They're some of my favorite heteropterans - especially the big, bizarre-looking Arilus cristatus.

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Re: Newt's noodles
« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2016, 09:35:51 AM »
Thanks Brontodocus! You guys don't have reduviids in Europe, right? They're some of my favorite heteropterans - especially the big, bizarre-looking Arilus cristatus.
Oh, we have reduviids here, including Reduvius personatus (which even live in our house), but also a few non-synanthropes. But as far as I know there are none of the milliped-eating Ectrichodiinae in Europe. There are some colourful species within the genus Rhynocoris here but usually they are only half the size of a Wheel Bug.

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« Reply #56 on: May 06, 2016, 11:15:15 PM »
Good to know. I'm not sure why I though reduviids were New World endemics.

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« Reply #57 on: June 02, 2016, 09:03:29 PM »

I finally put my waterproof camera to its intended use!



Tennessee Snubnose Darter (Etheostoma tennesseense)



Striped Shiners (Luxilus chrysocephalus), with Rosyside Dace (Clinostomus funduloides) and Logperch (Percina caprodes)[/size]



Green Frog tadpole (Lithobates clamitans)



Banded Sculpin (Cottus carolinae)



Logperch (Percina caprodes)



Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)

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Re: Newt's noodles
« Reply #58 on: June 04, 2016, 03:50:58 AM »
Those are some awesome photographs!

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Re: Newt's noodles
« Reply #59 on: June 05, 2016, 12:56:31 AM »
Thanks!