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Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:05 pm

:dance:

Ok, somebody elses turn! :wink:
Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

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Unread postby jonty1 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:46 pm

Wow ZZ :?
This one really has me thinking
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Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:56 pm

Yes, but the big question is ... what are you thinking! :lol:
Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

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Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:12 pm

Im itching toooo much ... so let me have a try!

I would hazard to say that:

1. Bushveld Lizard

2. Juvenile - its colouration differs totally from the adult. Juvenile is jet black with broken white stripes, while the adults are more grey-brown in colour.

3. It is said that the juvenile mimics the "oogpister" (eye squirter) beetle in colouration and movement. This beetle is know to squirt a noxious fluid when threatened, and is thus avoided.
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Unread postby Zippy Zebra » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:08 pm

In the face of learning experiences I'm glad you r itchy!!!

Well done - haven't been able to catch you out yet

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IMBERBE

Nothing I can even add to that answers
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Unread postby Zippy Zebra » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:33 pm

Ok here goes

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1) ID
2) DIET
3) EXPLAIN MY DEFENSIVE BEHAVIOUR
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Unread postby jonty1 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:01 pm

Hey ZZ.....is there anyway of making the image a little larger? :)
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Unread postby Marc D » Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:57 pm

1) ID
--- Speke's Hinged Tortoise (Kinixys spekii)


2) DIET
--- fruits, mushrooms, snails, insectes & millipedes.


3) EXPLAIN MY DEFENSIVE BEHAVIOUR
--- adults have a hinge in the carapace that allows the rear of the shell to close, protecting the hind feet and tail.

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Unread postby Zippy Zebra » Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:15 am

Image - sorry Jonty
this a bit better?
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Unread postby jonty1 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:44 am

Thanks ZZ :D

Agree with Marc D :)
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Unread postby Zippy Zebra » Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:30 am

Well done Mark & Jonty

Marc ImageFull Marc's- I mean marks on that one

ok here goes the next...
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1) WHAT AM I COMMENLY KNOWN AS?
2) HOW DO I REACT WHEN THREATENED
3) WHERE DO THEY NEST AND WHY?
4) WHY AM I A PROTECTED SPECIES?
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Unread postby jonty1 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:46 am

1) WHAT AM I COMMENLY KNOWN AS?
Water Leguaan/Water monitor
2) HOW DO I REACT WHEN THREATENED
When threatened it arches its neck and emits loud, deep hisses, creating a spectacle. Also can use its tail as a defensive weapon.
3) WHERE DO THEY NEST AND WHY?
A nest/hole is usually excavated in a temite mound, as this location usually ensures a constant tempaerature and humidity for the incubation period of the eggs. Also, the termites, which are then eager to fix the mound, repair the hole and therefore enclosing the eggs from outside dangers and preditors.
4) WHY AM I A PROTECTED SPECIES?
It is protected as its skin is used and poached for leather of goods for fashion trades.

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Unread postby Zippy Zebra » Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:42 pm

Image JONTY


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1) ID ME
2) HOW/WHEN DOES THIS SPECIES PROTECT ITSELF
3) WHEN WOULD YOU EXPECT TO SEE ME?
4) WHERE WOULD I TYPICALLY LAY MY EGSS AND NAME 2
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Unread postby jonty1 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:04 pm

1) ID ME
African Moon Moth (Argema mimosae)
2) HOW/WHEN DOES THIS SPECIES PROTECT ITSELF
During pupation it protects itself. the caterpiller spins a silvery silk cocoon that bears a strong resemblance to a parasitic gall on the twig of the tree. Small punture illusions are built into the cocoon while it is spun, and they resemble exit holes which help to peruade predators that the cocoon is not worth eating.
3) WHEN WOULD YOU EXPECT TO SEE ME?
Afternoons???
4) WHERE WOULD I TYPICALLY LAY MY EGSS AND NAME 2
EXAMPLES

The female lays her clusters of eggs on bushveld trees such as the Marula and Tamboti trees.
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Unread postby Freda » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:05 pm

Is it also known as Lunar moth?
Seen in the early evening?


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