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Re: Report of our first trip to Kruger - 3-14 January 2011

Unread postby Super Mongoose » Fri May 24, 2013 10:56 am

Hey Charbel!

I just love the Carmine Bee-eaters, one of my favourite birds! Thanx for all the information on them!
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Re: Report of our first trip to Kruger - 3-14 January 2011

Unread postby charbel » Fri May 24, 2013 3:44 pm

Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:Charbel,

Another very informative and stunning episode. :clap: :clap:

Great pics of all the birds. :thumbs_up:

Some of those spider webs are really huge. :big_eyes:. Wonder if anybody has ever recorded amount found to be residing in one. :hmz:

Thank you for sharing :popcorn:


Hi Trrp-trrrrrrrr,

Thanks!

We work here in the lab with a species called Anelosimus eximius. Number of individuals in a web can vary from 500 to 10,000.....

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Re: Report of our first trip to Kruger - 3-14 January 2011

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Fri May 24, 2013 8:33 pm

charbel wrote:
Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:Charbel, Wonder if anybody has ever recorded amount found to be residing in one. :hmz:


Hi Trrp-trrrrrrrr,

Thanks!

We work here in the lab with a species called Anelosimus eximius. Number of individuals in a web can vary from 500 to 10,000.....

Cheers
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Thank you Charbel for the info. :thumbs_up:

:big_eyes: :big_eyes: If this is from one nest, the mind boggles to think how many million, billions or rather trillions of spiders there must be in the Park. No wonder the bird species survive so well, they must have a royal time everyday. Meals being served daily from these well stocked kitchens :wink: :lol:
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Re: Report of our first trip to Kruger - 3-14 January 2011

Unread postby charbel » Sat May 25, 2013 3:27 am

Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:
charbel wrote:
Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:Charbel, Wonder if anybody has ever recorded amount found to be residing in one. :hmz:


Hi Trrp-trrrrrrrr,

Thanks!

We work here in the lab with a species called Anelosimus eximius. Number of individuals in a web can vary from 500 to 10,000.....

Cheers
Charbel


Thank you Charbel for the info. :thumbs_up:

:big_eyes: :big_eyes: If this is from one nest, the mind boggles to think how many million, billions or rather trillions of spiders there must be in the Park. No wonder the bird species survive so well, they must have a royal time everyday. Meals being served daily from these well stocked kitchens :wink: :lol:


Certainly many many many spiders... But notice that the number I sent is for A. eximius, which is a species not found there.... I'd have to check which species are found in KNP. Have to check that....

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Re: Report of our first trip to Kruger - 3-14 January 2011

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat May 25, 2013 5:39 am

The Carmine Bee-eater is one of my favorite birds. I just love the unusual colors.

Thank you for posting not only the pictures, but also the valuable information. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Report of our first trip to Kruger - 3-14 January 2011

Unread postby charbel » Sun May 26, 2013 6:32 pm

Dear Meandering Mouse,
Thanks. The colors of the carmine bee eaters are amazing indeed!

Trrp-trrrrrrrr
A correction in my information on the social spiders we study, the number in webs can vary enormously, from even 1 to 10,000 (the biggest ever recorded). 500 is the most typical amount of spiders per web.

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Durban looks great, but my mind and heart are already urging for KTP. June 1st we will be there!

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Re: Report of our first trip to Kruger - 3-14 January 2011

Unread postby hilda » Mon May 27, 2013 6:31 am

Welcome back in South Africa Charbel! :D

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Re: Report of our first trip to Kruger - 3-14 January 2011

Unread postby charbel » Mon May 27, 2013 10:01 am

Thank you, Hilda!

It will be a great trip, I am sure!

Still in Durban, already many birds, including Purple-Crested Lourie, and vervets doing a mess at the hotel....

As I have the KNP TR going on, I think I will do a simpler KTP TR to put the pictures, and then a more detailed one.

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Re: Report of our first trip to Kruger - 3-14 January 2011

Unread postby Super Mongoose » Mon May 27, 2013 11:07 am

Hey Charbel, Welcome back!

Hope time flies work wise and time slows down from the 1ste of June!

Hope you have a great stay in SA!
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Re: Report of our first trip to Kruger - 3-14 January 2011

Unread postby Leanawel » Mon May 27, 2013 12:57 pm

Hi Charbel - welcome back in S.A. :clap: :clap:

WOW, sitting in Durbs, only a few k's :wink: away from Kruger, must be tempting :hmz:

Hope you will have a wonderful time in KTP. I am :mrgreen: The Kgalagadi lions are absolutely beautiful, but so are all the other animals.

Can't wait to hear about it :popcorn:

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Re: Report of our first trip to Kruger - 3-14 January 2011

Unread postby charbel » Mon May 27, 2013 6:57 pm

Super Mongoose wrote:Hey Charbel, Welcome back!

Hope time flies work wise and time slows down from the 1ste of June!

Hope you have a great stay in SA!


Dear Super Mongoose,
That your words become the reality!!!!

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Re: Report of our first trip to Kruger - 3-14 January 2011

Unread postby charbel » Mon May 27, 2013 6:59 pm

Leanawel wrote:Hi Charbel - welcome back in S.A. :clap: :clap:

WOW, sitting in Durbs, only a few k's :wink: away from Kruger, must be tempting :hmz:

Hope you will have a wonderful time in KTP. I am :mrgreen: The Kgalagadi lions are absolutely beautiful, but so are all the other animals.

Can't wait to hear about it :popcorn:

Leana


Thanks, Leana!
Yes, indeed. Addo is not that far too... But work here, fun in Kgalagadi.... I should focus otherwise I go tomorrow to KNP!!!

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Re: Report of our first trip to Kruger - 3-14 January 2011

Unread postby Leanawel » Tue May 28, 2013 7:25 am

:roll: Charbel - can imagine that it is difficult to focus. :whistle:

But we must work to afford the fun - this is a truth that a friendly lady at the reception of Berg en Dal once told me: We were booking in for our last night and my face told it all :cry: . With much sympathy the lady told me that I had to go back home to work and to earn money to come back to Kruger :D

But planning and looking forward to a holiday is 50% of the fun :thumbs_up:

Keep well.
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Re: Report of our first trip to Kruger - 3-14 January 2011

Unread postby charbel » Tue May 28, 2013 11:10 am

Leanawel wrote::roll: Charbel - can imagine that it is difficult to focus. :whistle:

But we must work to afford the fun - this is a truth that a friendly lady at the reception of Berg en Dal once told me: We were booking in for our last night and my face told it all :cry: . With much sympathy the lady told me that I had to go back home to work and to earn money to come back to Kruger :D

But planning and looking forward to a holiday is 50% of the fun :thumbs_up:

Keep well.
Leana


Indeed, as I said before, several months of fun planning, 14 wonderful days in the park, and then months of fun writing the TR, organizing the photos, and so forth.

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Re: Report of our first trip to Kruger - 3-14 January 2011

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Tue May 28, 2013 8:18 pm

Charbel,

Wecome back on SA soil. :thumbs_up: ...Well your great adventure to KTP is drawing ever closer. 8)
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