Sunday, April 24, 2011

Notes from the Field: Dante in China, part 3

Limestone peaks in South China
'Things in South China are good.  We have been catching many cave fish and seeing lots of cave wildlife.  There is a species of water snake here that is common in the caves.  I think it eats the cave fish we have been looking for.  The invertebrates in these caves are similar to North America's in some regards.  Cave crickets are common.  Cave millipedes are also common.  We visited a cave the other day called "Palace of the Dragon God."  It had a great blind cave loach in it!  More from South China later' — Dante

Cave cricket

Cave millipede

Oreonectes species

Pink Sinocyclocheilus

Water snake in cave