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Other invertebrates - Andere ongewervelden - Autres invertébrés / Unknown organism
« Last post by Auke on Mon, 02 December 2019, 04:35:05 AM »
Okay, here's a complete mystery to me, which is quite rare by now. A couple of days ago I found several dozen of these things on the beach of Braamspunt (eastside of the mouth of the Suriname River). I presume, for now, that these things have some animal origin, but it could just as well be something plant-based (or of yet some other origin). All of them were about the same size (4-5 cm in diameter), have a slightly wavy outer rim (curved down in the present position) and a somewhat funnel-shaped inner part (facing up here). The ones in the photo are all (nearly) complete; the wide gap in the circular shape is present in all specimens. They are rather floppy and tear easily. When drying out they become rather brittle but maintain their shape quite well. They appear to consist of uniformly very small sand particles (much smaller than what surrounds them in this photo), kitted together with something.

So, what kind of lifeform are these, or what lifeform produces these?

Cheers, Auke
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Sorry Paul, it seems I somehow didn't see this post before. Your spider appears to be some Eriophora sp. in the family Araneidae.

Cheers, Auke
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Butterflies & Moths - Vlinders - Papillons / Re: Unknown butterfly
« Last post by Olivier on Sat, 23 November 2019, 11:05:25 AM »
I finally found it by myself : this is Nessaea batesii (subsp. magniplaga).
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Reptiles - Reptielen - Reptiles / Re: Snake in Apura
« Last post by Albert Reuten on Wed, 20 November 2019, 05:26:48 PM »
Hi Albert,

Indeed strange. That link was working a while ago. Try observation.org , I think that is the main url for the site. An alternative would be iNaturalist.

Dimitri

Hi Dimitri

Thanks..........this one is working indeed.

Albert
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Butterflies & Moths - Vlinders - Papillons / Unknown butterfly
« Last post by Olivier on Tue, 19 November 2019, 04:03:25 PM »
Hi everybody,
Could you help me identify this butterfly ?
Picture taken in July 2017 near Oyapock river which is the border between French Guiana and Brazil.
Thanks !
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Amphibians - Amfibieën - Amphibiens / Re: Unknown Frog Suriname
« Last post by Dimitri on Thu, 14 November 2019, 06:08:48 PM »
I can confirm Scinax boesemani.

Gr. Dimitri
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Reptiles - Reptielen - Reptiles / Re: Snake in Apura
« Last post by Dimitri on Thu, 14 November 2019, 06:05:14 PM »
Hi Albert,

Indeed strange. That link was working a while ago. Try observation.org , I think that is the main url for the site. An alternative would be iNaturalist.

Dimitri
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Plants - Planten - Plantes / Re: ID for some seedlings
« Last post by Albert Reuten on Sun, 27 October 2019, 06:06:16 PM »
Sounds great. First challenge is to get it through winter inside my house.

I love big plants so will do my best with it.

Albert
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Plants - Planten - Plantes / Re: ID for some seedlings
« Last post by Olivier on Sun, 27 October 2019, 05:49:48 PM »
Is this a perennial or annual plant? I hope I can get it through winter without difficulties so next year growth can go on. These small plants already have strong rootgrowth in their pots.
The plant lives for years in the wild, always resprouting from the base.
This is really a robust plant, you will need a very large pot to grow it well I think.
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Plants - Planten - Plantes / Re: ID for some seedlings
« Last post by Albert Reuten on Sun, 27 October 2019, 04:01:08 PM »
Hi Olivier,

Thanks very much for your reply. I really think we have a match in the plant you describe. That's why at first I thought it was some sort of Musa.
I myself was also very surprised that these seeds were still viable. Only 3 of them germinated, but really fast within 2 weeks. Untill today I had them outside here in Belgium, and allthough temperatures were not that warm the plants kept making new leaves. So somewhat lower temperatures are not that bad for them. But now we expect frostst, so I put them inside.

Is this a perennial or annual plant? I hope I can get it through winter without difficulties so next year growth can go on. These small plants already have strong rootgrowth in their pots.

Thanks very much for your support.

Gr.  Albert
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