Location: Lanao del Norte, Philippines
November 15, 2010 1:12 am
i would like to ask a help to identify these specimen. i collected these invertebrates from the cave in the Philippines. i find it hard to identify them because i have no standard taxonomic keys and other references. Please kindly help me because they are needed to be identify for my thesis. I hope for your help, as soon as possible. Thank you for your consideration.
These invertebrates are needed to be identify for my thesis. Please, kindly help me. I hope i could have the answers as soon as possible. Thank you so much for your cooperation.
While we sympathize with your thesis dilemma, we have an ethical issue with doing your homework. We know that researching and writing is very labor intense, but this thesis is your research project and you need to do the research. You have submitted 9 images that you want us to identify and you have indicated that this is critical information for your project, yet you will get credit for the thesis without doing the necessary research work. Six of nine images you submitted are Cockroaches and they represent several different species, though it appears some may be nymphs and adults of the same species.
It would probably take us many hours to properly identify all of your Cockroaches, and even then we may not be able to provide conclusive identifications. We did find this comment posted on a Cockroaches of the Philippines web page: “Oh and by the way there are several species of roaches found in the philippines and some of them are worth a fortune abroad but most of these species do not dwell ion human homes”.
First, I would like to say thank you for at least looking at the pictures of my specimen but i would like to inform you that i’m doing my research work regarding the identification of the specimens that is why i surfed the net to look for information and pictures of invertebrates that might help me. As i said in my letter to the bugman, i have no standard taxonomic keys and other references about invertebrates that could help me identify the specimens. I surfed the net to research about the topic and find references and then I saw your site – thats when i thought that this site could be my reference and could help me identify the specimens. I even thought that it’s okay to send the pictures though they were considered critical information for my thesis. I still hope that i can identify the specimens with the help of internet.
But i still would like to extend my thanks for giving it a try and also for your time. Thank you.
We have posted several of your photos and you are free to post a comment to our readership requesting additional assistance. Your other creatures are a Huntsman Spider and a Camel Cricket and Snails, but we have no idea of the species, nor did we have any luck, as you yourself have seen, with any information on cave dwellers from the Philippines. Perhaps some experts will write in with identifications. Again, you are advised to post a comment to the postings we have made with your photos as that will ensure that whenever someone writes in with information, you will be informed.
Ed. Note: Caves are habitats that may provide the isolation needed for the evolutionary production of unique species. Perhaps we were a bit harsh in our original response to immediately who might be doing important research on what might turn out to be new species that are currently unclassified. Since we are not scientists, we would prefer that professionals take the reins from here. If you are able to provide any information on these Cockroaches or on the other specimens posted from Lanao del Norte, Philippines, please post a comment.