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Post by wolf » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:44 pm

Hi guys
Been some time since I posted a pic and here's something interesting I found yesterday - it cannot be anything but colus hirodinosus methinks - spotted about four of them in all at Rdum Majjesa
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Post by D. Cilia » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:34 pm

Definitely Colus hirudinosus, very nice photo. Was that picture taken in the morning? I don't see any flies buzzing around it yet :)

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Post by RB » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:45 pm

Beautiful plant, beautiful photo. The aliens have landed!

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Post by Conchiolin » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:37 pm

HOly SHI* He actually found a colus! HE FOUND A COLUS HOLY COW HE ACTUALLY PHOTOGRAPHED A COLUS!!!!!!

THAT FUNGUS is also known as Faqqiegh tal-gagga and it's been my dream to see one.

HE FOUND A COLUS--PROSET WOLF!
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Post by Conchiolin » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:50 pm

Mr.RB if i may correct your huge and scandalous mistake that you wrote in you previous message, i am very disappointed that such a mistake has been wrote in such.............bla bla bla bla bla.................

That is not a plant it's a fungus!!!!

Just foolin around brotha'!
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Post by wolf » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:21 pm

x'ghageb qed taghmlu!!!! - oh well lets face it i was --- pleased to see this as i never saw one before - the time i reckon was about 12.30 to one pm and the flies did not get to it but perhaps its because i was sweating bad at the time....!!! ha ha

actually its pretty small and easily mistaken for a skartocc and i have to admit ...my cousin spotted it first - and he's not especially into wildlife

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Post by IL-PINE » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:28 pm

wow! prosit! never saw one :)

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Post by wolf » Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:44 am

now if you guys like nature and happen to love Radiohead as well here is the treat of your life ......speakers on ovvjament

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY4APDrl66s

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Post by RB » Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:44 am

Conchiolin wrote:Mr.RB if i may correct your huge and scandalous mistake that you wrote in you previous message, i am very disappointed that such a mistake has been wrote in such.............bla bla bla bla bla.................

That is not a plant it's a fungus!!!!

Just foolin around brotha'!
U iva, i meant it's not an animal ;-)

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Post by IL-PINE » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:22 pm

hehe, I like both wolf.

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Post by MWP admin » Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:17 pm

Hi, just landed now on this post and I must say that it is really really a nice species and well photographed by Wolf.

I am stuck at home with the website progress and a new erand (sensar) - I miss Nature, however I have something hot in my pocket soon for you when i am liberated
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Post by wolf » Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:13 pm

btw same colus found again this morning in the large garigue to the north of mgarr - the one which borders the gh.tuffieha road.
i only found one specimen however and i walked with my eyes fixed to the ground....

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Post by robcar » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:45 pm

I have never come across that thing either. A very good photograph wolf. Is this a rare thing?

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Post by wolf » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:08 pm

wildlife of the maltese islands lists it as scarce

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Post by MWP admin » Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:31 pm

Have you determined if it grows on a special host in Malta, ie some specific tree or perhaps a special habitat ?
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Post by D. Cilia » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:01 pm

No special hosts, but it seems to prefer grassy garigue or karst.

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Post by MWP admin » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:21 pm

Is it also called FAHXIJA in Maltese ?
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