Hey guys, I have some extraordinary news! I was just offered an apprentiship by an entomologist over in boston with the intent of giving me a chance to study abroad in exchange for some help with his work!!! Being in academia, he has offered to help me complete the paperwork needed for an international permit, which would allow me to return back to the states with live specimens legally that I can use for my own research! I've also been told that we should be embarking on a trip to the Philippines in six months from now and that I can bring back anything I want as long as the setups I keep them in follow several regulations and are inspected prior to being used. I've already begun researching the various genera and have my hands full with processing and memorizing the 100 genera that exist there. I've yet to hear much in terms of details, given that he is currently stationed somewhere in Brazil conducting his own research and that his son has to relay this information in his absence. More will hopefully be explained later on when he comes back home to the states. I'm beyond excited, words utterly fail in expressing how I feel at the moment of writing this.
Before I take this trip, I understand that their will be a ton of prep work involved. Any info regarding your own personal experiences traveling up there, what to and what not to expect, feild guides that might be worth purchasing and what species may be starting their flights in May-June (which is the timeframe in which I plan to leave) would be greatly appreciated.