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  1. I felt that this Post was very useful to those,...

    I felt that this Post was very useful to those, not in the know. Some Wats only look for money, but others are truly interested in the people!
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    I just wanted to add to the exposť on the "Betel...

    I just wanted to add to the exposť on the "Betel Nut" chewing. The red spittle doesn't come from the nut or leaf, it is the red lime paste that is mixed with it to make the chewing concoction.
  3. New wife!

    I suppose that is great, if you have a new wife. Mine dumped me after 20 years. Now totally alone, I need to find a different direction before I die! These Golden years are now encrusted with Tin.
  4. Firstly, let me send my sadness about the birds...

    Firstly, let me send my sadness about the birds that have perished.

    Secondly, the snake with a full belly, is a Boiga cyanea - Common name: Green catsnake. They are primarily arboreal, and eat...
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    For years, I've attempted to produce a luscious...

    For years, I've attempted to produce a luscious tomato:
    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2009/08/22.jpg
    But, I haven't succeeded.

    I even tried different types of propagation......
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    The EOL.ORG (http://www.eol.org/index) site is...

    The EOL.ORG site is now operational with thousands of pages. It's only the beginning, but I am very encouraged so far :coolio:.
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    I've got a couple questions. Did you purchase in...

    I've got a couple questions. Did you purchase in Thailand, or import?

    What sort of pet supplies are available - seed, pellets, etc. - or do you primarily use people food and fruit? I see a bag in...
  8. This is one of the best comprehensive responses...

    This is one of the best comprehensive responses I've seen from you, IMO. Believe me, I'm not belittling you, it is just that I totally agree with what you've said.

    This is me also!!!!!!!!!!
    ...
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    Coming Soon?

    According to the EOL.ORG site, they expect the first species pages to appear this February 28th. It is supposed to be mainly of fish.

    For those of you interested in ichthyology, there is a...
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    I think you're close, but not quite right. I...

    I think you're close, but not quite right. I cannot find evidence that Oligodon octolineatus is found in Thailand. I believe buad hai's find is instead Oligodon quadrilineatus.
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    Happy to see humor still exists on TD. ...

    Happy to see humor still exists on TD.





    Looking back, it seems to me these were also awkwardly placed. Maybe one above the other a bit closer to the lavatory top would have been better....
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    A belated congratulations on your move, BH....

    A belated congratulations on your move, BH. Lately, I've been checking the TD forum only once a week, so was surprised by an earlier move date than expected.

    I've really enjoyed following your...
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    While this may not be as attractive as the...

    While this may not be as attractive as the prevous posts, I believe it captures what Thais find comforting in their limited garden. The gentle sound of flowing water, combined with the tap - tap -...
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    Since I cannot read Thai, I asked for Thai Wife's...

    Since I cannot read Thai, I asked for Thai Wife's assistance. She totally agrees with the Jackfruit being in the back to bring wealth. When asked about "removing wealth", she didn't really know, but...
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    Thanks JG for all of your encouraging comments....

    Thanks JG for all of your encouraging comments. Specifically, if you have information about a company that offers health insurance in Thailand for someone 65 or older, I would appreciate it if you...
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    ^Very nice, BH. I love he subtle pink ones, and...

    ^Very nice, BH. I love he subtle pink ones, and need to look them up, unless you already have an ID.

    Are they possibly Den erika-toh?
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    Sticky: ^ Thanks for the link. It seems that there...

    ^ Thanks for the link.

    It seems that there are several look-alikes in the plant world. While searching the Gardenia species, I noticed the common name on some was Jasmine. That leaves us amateurs...
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    Sticky: This is Saturday for me, meaning my day off of...

    This is Saturday for me, meaning my day off of work. Upon going into my backyard, I saw a new bloom. Thai Wife has several potted plants of which I have no clue as to the identity.

    Returning to...
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    That is true beyond just being sentries, because...

    That is true beyond just being sentries, because many people fear them, when the goose makes chase, and nips the predator. Unfortunately, that only works during daylight hours.

    The best sentries...
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    Sticky: With vine-like stems, it forms a sprawling shrub...

    With vine-like stems, it forms a sprawling shrub not requiring support.

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2007/07/150.jpg

    This specimen is rather large, since they are often cut back to...
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    Sticky: Talking about fragrant, I must agree that I favor...

    Talking about fragrant, I must agree that I favor the Jasmine most of all. Now for some Horticultural mysteries.

    Here in Florida, we have the Night Jasmine, Solanaceae Cestrum nocturnum. It is...
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    Sticky: ^ The Dendrobium parishii is supposed to be very...

    ^ The Dendrobium parishii is supposed to be very fragrant, but I can only notice a slight odor. Then again, my old nose may not be very sensitive any more. A few of our orchids have a slight odor,...
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    BH, Thai Wife said that there is a local...

    BH,
    Thai Wife said that there is a local hardware shop in KhokKruad that you could try, if you haven't done so already. They have some things not found elsewhere, and they can speak English. As with...
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    Sticky: Thanks for the confidence shown, but I'm only...

    Thanks for the confidence shown, but I'm only human. I am not shy to say something, if I differ in opinion. I need to agree with Jet Gorgon though, that it would be nice to give an ID if known. Any...
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    Sticky: I now feel guilty for only enjoying other's...

    I now feel guilty for only enjoying other's efforts, and not contributing. So, I had better make a contribution also.

    Just to stay within the same Genus, here are a few Thai Dendrobiums:
    ...
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    Sticky: I'm here, just quietly enjoying the flower pics!...

    I'm here, just quietly enjoying the flower pics!

    I will comment, if I may.

    It appears to be a cross between genus' Brassavola, Laelia and Cattleya, producing the Brassolaeliocattleya hybrid....
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    Since I didn't know, I called upon my...

    Since I didn't know, I called upon my Herpetologist friend (author of A Field Guide to the Snakes of South Vietnam) for an ID. He said there is no doubt that it is of the species Rhabdophis. It looks...
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    I just realized that your question was not...

    I just realized that your question was not adequately answered.

    All 'Flying Snakes' (Chrysopelea) are mildly venomous, but are not considered dangerous to man. They have venom glands and grooved...
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    Sorry, but I can't agree with that....

    Sorry, but I can't agree with that.
    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2007/06/363.jpg

    BTW Hilly, Nice photo of the Chrysopelea paradisi.
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    Thai Wife has had dual passports (Thai/US) ever...

    Thai Wife has had dual passports (Thai/US) ever since she got her US Citizenship. Neither Thailand nor the US have specific laws forbidding dual citizenship, while they both discourage it. The only...
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    Please don't be misled into thinking that...

    Please don't be misled into thinking that termites will not cross concrete. It is very common for subterranean types to build soil tunnels up the side of a concrete foundation to the wood structure....
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    Hilly, I want to understand your view of...

    Up on the rivers here they use 44 gallon drums as floats strapped together, timber fixed to them and decking laid on that....[/quote]
    Hilly, I want to understand your view of "trashing". Do you mean...
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    ^ I think you've got an Asian...

    ^ I think you've got an Asian Paradise-flycatcher.
    นกแซวสวรรค์ (Terpsiphone paradisi)


    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2007/05/177.jpg

    They are not very common, so are protected in...
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    ^ I think Lil is spot on. The Acaia (Wattle)...

    ^ I think Lil is spot on.

    The Acaia (Wattle) is grown in Thailand commercially as a pulpwood tree. The Acacia leucophloea (แฉลบแดง) seems to be fairly common.

    Here's the interesting part, the...
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    You may have to smell or taste it first to get a...

    You may have to smell or taste it first to get a correct ID. :D
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    The Encylopedia of Life

    While this may not be the proper subforum, plants and animals are often discussed here. Here's another first for TD - the announcement of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL.ORG). Within fewer than ten...
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    According to my literature, the underwing of the...

    According to my literature, the underwing of the Greater Coucal is black, as compared to some chestnut coloring on the wing linnings of the Lesser Coucal. What surprised me is that the tail is not...
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    Thought I'd add some info about your photo of the...

    Thought I'd add some info about your photo of the Great Coucal (นกกระปูดใหญ่). It is a terrestial bird, walking through grass and scrub, in search for invertebrates and insects. They build round or...
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    Please tell me why I should subject myself to all...

    I like to think of it as just taking the piss. A lot of what you see in Thailand is a worthy target of a good piss take. It comes from our "white supremecy gene" me thinks.[/quote]


    If you read...
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    It's so confusing. I see three legs made of...

    It's so confusing. I see three legs made of aluminum, with red feet.
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    ^ You've got some great photos of the...

    ^ You've got some great photos of the butterflies, and my references on them are pretty sparse. Sometimes I get lucky in identifying one, but it seems to me you're doing just fine.

    You're right...
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    If reptiles are monogamous, I am not aware of it....

    If reptiles are monogamous, I am not aware of it. The Calotes versicolor is sexually dimorphic, becoming more pronounced when reaching adulthood.

    Adult females and males differ in size. Females...
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    El Gibbon and blackgang - You've got some nice...

    El Gibbon and blackgang -
    You've got some nice photos of Calotes versicolor. They certainly are cute little guys, and by the Latin name 'versicolor', you can imagine they will display a rouge...
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    While I cannot comment about your wife's opinion,...

    While I cannot comment about your wife's opinion, compared to your OJT with a proper constuction concern, but.... I would like to say something about the 150-200 Baht/day workers. They will do as...
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    That sounds like a rather nice spot. I haven't...

    That sounds like a rather nice spot. I haven't been north of Khon Kaen eastern Thailand.

    The instability bothers me also. As I said before, if I packed my things to move to Thailand, I would be...
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    So, is Thailand really worthy to be coined - The...

    So, is Thailand really worthy to be coined - The Land of Smiles (LOS)?

    I hate big cities. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles - Are they really friendly? I don't think so! Are Hamburg, London, Cairo,...
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    OK - OK! I guess I'm as far off base, as a Thai...

    Fekk, what are you planning to do, CG? Have a party barfining every night, or have servants wipe your arse and pick your nose? A school director takes home around $200 a month here, fekking think...
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    Sorry DD, but I've had intentions of commenting...

    Sorry DD, but I've had intentions of commenting about this monument for a long time, but when this thread surfaced recently, I couldn't hold back.

    In the past, these creatures have been referred...
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    Sorry DD, but I've had intentions of commenting...

    Sorry DD, but I've had intentions of commenting about this monument for a long time, but when this thread surfaced recently, I couldn't hold back.

    In the past, these creatures have been referred...
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    This is about as close an estimate as you can...

    This is about as close an estimate as you can get. There have been annual cost of living raises since then, but at a couple percent per year, you're still well below $2k/month gross, assuming you get...
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