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Old 09-30-2007   #46 (permalink)
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Did he have red wings like the green ones?

Also, I wonder if they're the same species and change colour from green to brown in their life cycle?
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It's really refreshing to encounter a thread about topics other than bars and restaurants in Playa! Thanks for noticing that we have MUCH more to enjoy in this piece of Mexican paradise!

Out here in SacBe we come across many species every day and Cam MacDonald took it upon himself to capture as many as he could the last time he came to visit and work on his palapa project.

You can visit this link for some of the fantastic photos he took...if you're insecturested ...
Pueblo SacBe - Ecology

Enjoy!
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Thanks for the link Auntieninny

Excellent pictures.
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Did he have red wings like the green ones?

Also, I wonder if they're the same species and change colour from green to brown in their life cycle?
Didn't notice any red wings on that one. Since he looks so much like the green one posted previously, I'm guessing that's the case. He sure looked to be at the end of his cycle.

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It's really refreshing to encounter a thread about topics other than bars and restaurants in Playa! Thanks for noticing that we have MUCH more to enjoy in this piece of Mexican paradise!

Out here in SacBe we come across many species every day and Cam MacDonald took it upon himself to capture as many as he could the last time he came to visit and work on his palapa project.

You can visit this link for some of the fantastic photos he took...if you're insecturested ...
Pueblo SacBe - Ecology

Enjoy!
Dunno what these are but they are BEAUTIFUL!!! I want earrings like that!

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Wow, the photography in some of those pictures is absolutely stunning.
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Some more bugs from SacBe! Get a load of his beautiful legs!

I'm lovin' this thread!

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here's a little bugger we found right on 5th ave!




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Susie, awesome collection of bug pics. You don't happen to have one of those Alien-looking bugs that look like some wierd cross between a scorpion and a spider?
And how fast do the bastards move? Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I've seen the scorpions, the tarantulas, the venomous snakes... and they all freaked me out a whole lot more than any shark I've seen during diving, including the 5ft long tiger that came to within 15ft and stayed with us for the 18min duration of my last dive at the Mama Viņa.

I'm not an insect fan, even the harmless huge locusts that simply drop into the tennis court in the evening send me packing home presto!
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These guys are KEWL! Fuzzy legs! They stayed like that on my Copa de Oro for half the day...now, that's romantic!

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ok, time for a little romance
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and here are a few other shots




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Ok so like thanks guys, as if i didnt get little enough sleep now when i close my eyes im gonna see these


great ,,............................ ......................
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Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question and it's not going to put me off coming back in June (like anything could?!?) but are any of the spiders/snakes poisonous/dangerous in Playa?
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Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question and it's not going to put me off coming back in June (like anything could?!?) but are any of the spiders/snakes poisonous/dangerous in Playa?
yes and no
there are pretty serious snakes in the roo - but i donīt think that you will see them on 5.av - spiders are not that dangerous - the scorpions are also not that "wild"
but you should watch your step on the beach at night
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Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question and it's not going to put me off coming back in June (like anything could?!?) but are any of the spiders/snakes poisonous/dangerous in Playa?
Well, they're no more poisonous/dangerous than the blokes you encounter in some of those pubs in Manchester!

Just KIDDING!

Mostly, they're just as afraid of us as we are of them and would much rather run than bite or sting. I hear a stiff shot of tequila is a good antidote for these things, though!
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