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Collecting trip

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ttw, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Ttw

    Ttw Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Soon I will be leaving on a collecting trip to Bolivia. We plan to collect in both the Chaco and then north into Beni. I have collected in Beni on a previous trip and hope to be able to once again bring back erythrura , staecki and linkei. I have not been to south eastern Bolivia before but plan to collect in 4 to 5 different river system drainages. Aiming for trifasciata and inconspicua there. There are also some nice killis there but this may be the wrong time of year to collect them. I will let you know what happens.
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Sounds like a wonderful trip, Tom. Have a fun time!
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    Ttw Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Made it back from our Bolivia collecting trip. Overall successful. Collected 5 species of Apistogramma and got them home.
    The country was very dry so some of the rivers, creeks and ponds were dry. Made finding the fish more difficult. When I get my data put together I will write a more comprehensive note.
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    Any killi-fishes (Papiliolebias sp. ) or eggs ???
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    Ttw Active Member 5 Year Member

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    The only killies we found were Rivulus beniensis and a Pterolebius sp. yet to be identified.
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    Tom C Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Impatiently looking forward to read this! :)
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Seems like you had the same problems Tom & I had last Fall in Peru. El NiƱo was in full effect. Looking forward to learning more about your trip.

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