Forest Trekking

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Peace » Sat May 16, 2009 10:33 pm

A revisit to the beautiful streams in the woods. I never liked walking this much but I know every time it is well worth it. ;)

I found this freshwater crab because I saw a piece of leaf litter moved in the stream, sometimes it really pays to take attention to little details. :D
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A bigger one I spotted in another stream. Parathepulsa maculata
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Caught a prawn too.
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Forest snakehead
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Saw this big Yar Kang on my way back, I got caught in the rain because I spent too much time trying to uncover the leaves it was hiding under. The centipede can really move fast! 0.o
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The common barbs and bettas in the stream


The silly snakehead takes the bread once again . :lol: I think it might be a black snakehead.

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by dBs™ » Tue May 19, 2009 7:20 pm

OMG !!! Peacy big fat palm ! ::x:

Wow ... looks like your macro is getting better and better ....
Really poisoning to look at them

Makes me wanna clear off those staggering mushroom on my cam n go start shooting those creepy crawlies again ... :lol:


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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Peace » Sat May 23, 2009 6:00 pm

dBs™ wrote:OMG !!! Peacy big fat palm ! ::x:
Yes, I've fatten up eating those crabs. ::x: (Kidding! :p)

I've gotten more interested since I last spotted the freshwater crabs. It occured to me that they're not as uncommon as I had thought, just a matter of how to look for it. I decided to revisit several of the streams I came across before to check for crabs. Indeed on this trip, I discovered yet another stream that inhabits these freshwater crabs. I've observed about 6-7 crabs in that stream alone, but they were all small in size and most of them had lost limbs. (Probably due to frequent territorial fights in the limited space)

I will check out other potential streams too on my future trips there, it's amazing how we never notice something obvious when not looking for it. ;)

A termite trail along the usual route
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Checking out the first stream where I saw the freshwater crab, spotted one that is a little larger than the previous one.
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Spotted a Copper-cheeked Frog on a stream where I didn't find any crabs
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On the furthest stream I've checked that day, which I surprisingly spotted more crabs.
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A varied species of butterflies gathered near the water.
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A green crested lizard
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First time encounter with a bright red damselfly, pretty isn't it?
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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Streetmonkey » Sun May 24, 2009 3:24 pm

nice place... i wana go trek 2

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Tere » Mon May 25, 2009 2:48 am

darn ... you caught the Green Crested Lizard !!! :rant:

I must go catch my Lizard again.

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by dBs™ » Mon May 25, 2009 10:30 am

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A picture tells a thousand words ..

Look at those termites ...
the center row worker ants ... busy ferrying food back to the nest ...
while two neatly lined up GUARDS guarded the workers' safety while they work ...
cool isn't it ?

A simple photo and we have learnt something from it ...
Thanks Peace coz he was the one who pointed out the "words" to me. ;)


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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Peace » Mon May 25, 2009 9:22 pm

Haha yes, I too didn't really take notice of it till I tried to take a photo of them. Here's a better picture to show the soldier termites guarding the trail while the worker termites travel back and forth.

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Hey Tere, it's about time you go visit your lizards again. ;)

StreetMonkey, Singapore got lots of established nature trails, I recommend starting with the one at Macritchie reservoir, long trail and lots of stuff to see.

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Streetmonkey » Tue May 26, 2009 1:04 am

i went b4.. but i dun find it too adventurous.. maybe it not tat 'WILD' hur hur.

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Streetmonkey » Tue May 26, 2009 1:05 am

the green crest lizard looks like a water dragon ...

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by dBs™ » Tue May 26, 2009 9:04 am

Streetmonkey wrote:i went b4.. but i dun find it too adventurous.. maybe it not tat 'WILD' hur hur.
You have to open ur eyes big big to see .... look around you ...

There's definitely a lot to see over there ...

You be amazed how much little creatures are around you ... try again ...

Don't get too close to alley ... he is bad ! :lol:


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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Streetmonkey » Thu May 28, 2009 7:02 am

went b4 le, but i do have to abilty to freeze the moment ( i no camera). the route there paved up for us liao .. not that adventerous

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Peace » Sun May 31, 2009 4:57 pm

Today's crab hunt brings some fruitful results. 3 out of the 4 potential sites I checked today have crabs sighted, totaling 6 out of 8 spots in all inhabited with crabs. The 2 is questionable due to inaccessibility to inner parts of the water area.

This is the first crab I came across today, and a very special one. The lava red is simply beautiful, how I wish I can bring it home. <3
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Some of the crabs caught today.
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A male crab with one bigger claw.
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Some kind of worm that kind of looks like a leech. Look at its jaws... 0.o
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Spotted this Malesian frog in a puddle, I got tricked by it and ended up sinking both feets knee deep. :mad:
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A red jumping spider on a tree bark.
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A pair of butterflies on the trail.
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A bird (I think olive winged bulbul) bathing in a stream.

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Streetmonkey » Sun May 31, 2009 5:10 pm

i like the crab n the butter- fly

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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Peace » Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:37 pm

Today's trip is interrupted by the sudden downpour, it seems so hot early in morning I didn't think it was going to rain at all today. Anyway, I saw a couple of frogs today and a snake having a good meal. ;)

I spotted this coppercheek near a stream and started to get close to it, just then I heard a shriek nearby. It turns out that it's one of his friends in distress, a snake has ambushed and dragged him up a tree.
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The snake climbed up pretty fast and wastes no time devouring the little fellow.
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A big gulp
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Video of the snake finishing the frog, listen to the frog cry.


A masked swamp frog along another stream.
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Re: Forest Trekking

Post by Streetmonkey » Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:55 pm

http://www.wildsingapore.per.sg/discove ... ainted.htm
i believe it is a painted bronze back.
at 1st i suspected it is a wolf snake

primary diet consist of lizard and frog.

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