Specimen #015 Strobilus Cnydaria

Date: July 7, 2018 Location: Koh Lon, Thailand Collected by: DoAR (DiNaCon Field Lab) Observations: This unusual plant thrives in intertidal zones. The stem produces a hard pod at its crown that attracts coral polyps which stick to its perforated surface and provide the plant with nutrients. Methods: PlantSnap was misused to identify a non-vegetable sample

Specimen #010 – Conch-Nosed Ruffled Cockatoo

Date: July 7, 2018 Location: Koh Lon, Thailand Collected by: DoAR (DiNaCon Field Lab) Observations: A rare species of Cockatoo with ornate beak, crest and feathers. It lives in wooded areas and feeds primarily on fungus and Earth Star snails, using its unusually strong beak to break through their double shell. Methods: analysis by Demitasse image recognition:…

Specimen #009 – Earthstar Snails

Date: July 6, 2018 Location: Koh Lon, Thailand Collected by: DoAR Observations: These curious gastropods have a hard muscular outer armature which opens in a characteristic star shape to reveal their inner shell. When opened, the females emit a yeasty aroma, like fresh baked bread to attract their mates. They are treasured in some regions of…

Specimen #007B – Chilopodosauro

Date: June, 2018 Location: Koh Lon, Thailand Collected by: Catharina Karlsson / #DiNaCon Observations: A nocturnal species of reptile with many legs that produce a hypnotic rippling effect as it walks. Though fearsome in appearance, the Chilopodosauro is a largely timid, solitary creature, except in mating season, when they gather in great numbers in an elaborate…

Specimen #007A – Geckatta

Date: June, 2018 Location: Koh Lon, Thailand Collected by: Catharina Karlsson / #DiNaCon Observations: The Gekkatta is a Northern African tree-dwelling wild cat species with excellent climbing and jumping abilities. She uses her extended fore and hind paws to grip easily to slippery jungle surfaces. *See also chilopodosauro Methods: analysis by Demitasse image recognition.  

Specimen #003A – Chamaeleo cicadomorpha

Date: 3 June, 2018 Location: Koh Lon, Thailand Collected by: #DiNaCon Observations: This tiny 6-legged chameleon pretends to be a leafhopper, despite being tragically unable to hop. Methods: analysis by Demitasse image recognition. original specimen – captured by #DiNaCon

Specimen #003B – Boletus speculo

Date: 3 June, 2018 Location: Koh Lon, Thailand Collected by: #DiNaCon Observations: This diminutive species of fungus, commonly referred to as the “glass mushroom,” has a translucent cap with a delicate, lace-like veining pattern that brings to mind a Tiffany lamp. Prized for its mild hallucinogenic properties, the caps are said to produce a kaleidoscopic visual…