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    Journey to amazing Thailand

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    "Sawat dee krup!!!"

    When I found out a budget airline was offering free ticket (excluding airport tax) to everyone, I quickly grabbed the air ticket to Thailand. This is my second time to Thailand, but this is my first time to go out of Bangkok city.

    It was a short trip but yet it's an "introduction" for me to get to know the natural history of Thailand; the flora & fauna, the terrain & everything.

    I will be back to visit or explore with my friends in Thailand in the future.

    Many thanks to my friends from siamensis.org (a famous Thailand's exploration team). They are Nonn, Tony, Chaiwut, Ton, Tok, Sasha (from Germany) and Tool.

    More on this link:

    http://www.ibanorum.netfirms.com/thailand.htm


    And this (from siamensis.org):

    http://www.siamensis.org/new/webboar...ard_id=6331#44



    Rama VIII's bridge

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    Some pix of flora of Thailand at a limestone hill area:


    Wild ginger, Zingiber sp.





    Wild ginger, Curcuma latifolia





    Wild ginger, Globba sp.





    Spider orchid, Habenaria lucida.




    Close-up of inflorescence of spider orchid, Habenaria lucida

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    Behind those mountains are probably Myanmar. We're collecting fish near the Thailand-Myanmar border.




    Tony is teaching Sasha (from Germany) to cast the net:




    Channa gachua:




    Poropuntius melanogrammus




    Raiamas guttatus



    Pristolepis fasciatus

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    Next location: The water in this canal is almost stagnant. Water ph is 7.0.




    Caught Trichopsis pumila:




    Trichopsis vittatus




    Last location:

    By the time we reached the habitat of Betta sp. "Mahachai", it was pretty late. We got half an hour to hunt the fish before the darkness fall.

    I was very surprised to see such a unique habitat of this wild siamese fighting fish in the Nipah palm swamp.....I never thought this kind of swamp got Betta!!!

    Unfortunately, we failed to catch any Betta except the most common fish in South East Asia, croaking gourami.


    Hunting for Siamese fighting fish in Nipah palm swamp:





    On the way back,we bought 2 pair of Betta sp. "Mahachai" which were caught the local staying near the swamp.....only 10 Baht each....Damn cheap!!!!




    Betta sp. "Mahachai" in my fish tank.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kuching
    Some pix of flora of Thailand at a limestone hill area:

    Wild ginger, Globba sp.


    I got something similar from Yunnan too, but then different.
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    I love the betta's green scales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTree
    I got something similar from Yunnan too, but then different.
    Wah...looks a bit similar.
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    but all the Globba look like that what. the one in Bk Timah also same shape, just white colour. SBG also have the orange flower one, but obviously that was planted.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    At night, my friends brought me to Gekko at a limestone hill near Sara Buri. There are 4 species of Gecko endemic to Thailand found in this area....Lucky me., I managed to see & photographed 4 of them that night at a limestone hill & caves....

    Searching for gecko at night:




    The most beautiful gecko i ever seen, Cyrtodactylus chanhomeae :





    Dixonius melanostigtus





    Gekko petricolus




    Green-eyed Gekko, Gekko siamensis :





    And, a cute little lizard from 1st location; Calotes emma

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