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What's the best field guide for Ecuador? (1 Viewer)

THE_FERN

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But electronics does not like humidity and mud.
Yes, but neither does paper. Modern sealed phones are probably more water resistant.

The risk is why I take 2 different models. Through painful experience, I've learnt to save things to SD card and not rely on internal storage.
 

Andy Adcock

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England
Yes, but neither does paper. Modern sealed phones are probably more water resistant.

The risk is why I take 2 different models. Through painful experience, I've learnt to save things to SD card and not rely on internal storage.
I recall once being in a place in India, which had a few books. When I opened a couple of them, they were badly damaged by the humidity0 moldy and almost falling apart. How do people protect their books if they live in such conditions, aircon helps I suppose?
 

njlarsen

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Barbados
I guess it depends on the actual humidity where the books are placed. I live in the Caribbean, and if I left a book in the area with roof but no walls it would eventually become ruined even with no rain falling on it. Indoors (where I use the AC once in a blue moon) they actually seems to hold up. In my case I believe that the sun on many days heats the room enough that the inside air dries a little and that is enough.

Niels
 

lmans66

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The guide I like is the McMullan guide by Jocotco Publishing but the one I was trying to remember that I also like are just the plates by McMullan. You can see the two field guides side by side although the smaller one is just the plates of a particular area, such as NW Ecuador. Both of these are perfect for 'in the field' as they fit into a binocular case. I like the information on the McMullan as it provides a small map with range, provides elevation, and provides a small habitat narrative. :)
 

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