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  • #352173

    coelacanth
    Participant

    What’s that racking made from at Aquaculture Tech. Matt?

    #352207

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thinking the racking was bespoke wooden stuff, and a lot of it!

    Sayed, that is a shame, whereabouts on the island are you?

    #352267

    Matt
    Keymaster

    B*gger it. This studying business is playing havoc with my ‘SF time’ so although the promised blogs will appear at some point here comes the first batch of pics. Will retain a few of the better ones for said blogs and text will have to be quite concise I’m afraid.

    Day 1: Singapore!

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    Day 2: Bintan Island

    Hawker centre near our hotel early in the morning. The only time it wasn’t buzzing:

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    Checking in at the ferry terminal:

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    Weather was bl**dy awful both during and for the first couple of hours after the ferry journey. We rented a driver and car and headed to a locality for Betta miniopinna which is endemic to the island.

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    Here’s the place but there are only cyprinids in this exposed, degraded part. To catch Betta you have to enter the jungle to the right, walk beyond the small lake and fish in small puddles among the trees. This is not as easy as it sounds!

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    The habitat did not appear to be in a healthy state, presumably due to the unnaturally high water level caused by construction of the road we used to arrive.

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    Learned a lot during this first venture including which plants to avoid, i.e., pretty much everything…

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    Betta spilotogena

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    …and after a fair amount of effort we collected a few Betta miniopinna as well; a pleasure to see one of the rarest species in the genus!

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    From left to right: our driver whose name escapes me, Vincent, Rashid, and Azmi. You can see here how the road has essentially had the effect of a small dam with water collecting on one side.

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    Ceriagrion cerinorubellum

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    Nepenthes sp. ID?

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    #352269

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Our second target of the day was Parosphromenus bintan which was discovered from, but is not endemic to, the island.

    Habitat, also modified due to road construction and surrounding durian plantation.

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    Hemirhamphodon pogonognathus

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    Trigonopoma gracile

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    What should now be referred to as Barbodes binotatus

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    Parosphromenus bintan

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    Orchithemis pulcherrima

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    The third and final spot was a locality where the endemic Betta edithae had previously been abundant, but we failed catch a single specimen.

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    Pretty miserable-lookingTrigonopoma pauciperforatum

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    Luciocephalus pulcher

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    After that disappointment it was back to Singapore to try some local delicacies…

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    Sup Tulang; they actually provide straws for you to suck the bone marrow out. Sounds disgusting, tastes pretty good!

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    Durian, everyone should try it once…

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    #352273

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    About bloody time! :) Keep them coming Matt!

    #352291

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Will do Jim; am up to my eyeballs in uni work at the moment meaning SF has to take a back seat for a short period unfortunately. :(

    #352295

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    No worries Matt. I think we all support your further education. Priorities!

    #352296

    Rüdiger
    Participant

    @plaamoo said:
    No worries Matt. I think we all support your further education. Priorities!

    +1 :-D

    #352320

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Cheers lads. :)

    #352409

    oaken
    Participant

    Nice pictures, Matt. Looks like you had a great trip.

    #352518

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thanks Gustav, it was great but these pics are only the very first day – lots more to come!

    #352662

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Video of Nemacheilus selangoricus taken somewhere in Terengganu state.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGQxrfN6mI8&

    #352676

    Rüdiger
    Participant

    Nice vid Matt! ;-)

    What camera did you use? 

    It rattles like one of those ancient 8mm jobs? :-D

    Cheers

    R.

    #352677

    oaken
    Participant

    Haha I’m guessing that’s the microphone picking up noise from the autofocus system?

    Nice video. Any other fish in this stream?

    #352683

    BigTom
    Participant

    Ace. I love proper habitat footage.

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