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captainsharkspeare:

Inksectober Day 12: Wings

Bit late with this one but didn’t want to miss out on pretty wings

Prompts by @six-legs-and-more

Swiss Army Insect

I approve

botanyshitposts: jeremiahsplants: After 16 yea…

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jeremiahsplants:

After 16 years growing this plant I have my first ever true upper pitcher on my all time favorite species… Nepenthes rajah!
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#Nepenthes #tropicalpitcherplant #rajah #nepenthesrajah #king #kingofplants #flytrap #plants #botany #botanist #plant #iphonexs #shotoniphone #theking #pitcherplantproject #vscocam #vsco #greenhouse #rare #carnivorousplant #californiacarnivores #carnivorousplants #carnivorousplantsofinstagram #plantsofinstagram #icps #slow (at Colorado Springs, Colorado)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo5D1hvgfuV/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=15dnqqca53waj

this is the one that lives off rodent poop!!! shes so cute i love her

I love her

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bowelfly:

a package for me?

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could it be?

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it could!

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oh shit!!!

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YEAH BOI

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I am profoundly jealous of anybody who can keep an organized anything. Here are my reference/nature books

My “desk” books. This is actually my “dining table” and I had to move that pile of clothes and bags (WHY) out of the way. These are things I use frequently.

My other nature/reference shelf. It’s a mess.

At one point this may have been organized. Most of the books on the left are ones I use for outreach. The 500 Insects one is ESPECIALLY good for younger kids. Big pictures, beautiful bugs, no text besides species and location. Great art reference!

I really do need more “textbook” books for hemiptera and lepidoptera but oh boy they’re expensive.

October 13, 2018

worm-suggestion:Photogenic… Charming little fe…

worm-suggestion:

Photogenic… Charming little fellows, to be sure…

Now that I checked scorpionfly off my wishlist, next step: SNAKEFLY!

October 12, 2018

400-year-old shark ‘oldest vertebrate’

400-year-old shark ‘oldest vertebrate’:

typhlonectes:

Greenland sharks are now considered the longest-living vertebrates known on Earth, scientists say.

Researchers
used radiocarbon dating to determine the ages of 28 of the animals, and
estimated that one female was about 400 years old.

The team found that the sharks grow at just 1cm a year, and reach sexual maturity at about the age of 150.

The research is published in the journal Science.

cloudclipper:Variation in Arion subfuscus colo…

cloudclipper:

Variation in Arion subfuscus color
https://www.instagram.com/p/BozE3LrFAgc/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=18eljx4e30zj9

These fat babies are the best. Look at them.

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cloudclipper:

cloudclipper:

nanonaturalist:

waltersandmurdock:

feynites:

sweaterweathercub:

apinchofsanity:

pipistrellus:

kuttithevangu:

Honestly the mere fact that some people refer to Daddy Long Legs as “harvestmen” is creepier than 90% of all deliberately created horror but like the worst part is that the alternative is calling them Daddy Long Legs

#WHAT ARE THEY HARVESTING #I AM HAUNTED AND VEXED

They are harvesting our sorrows

True harvestmen, and not cellar spiders which are the other Daddy Long Legs, are truly omnivorous- known to eat everything from spiders, to fecal matter, to leaves and fungus… But one of the singularly most interesting habits of a particular European species is their almost symbiotic relationship with beehives– particularly man-made beehives. When a bee dies inside the hives, workers will remove the the corpse to just outside the hive just before dark. And the harvestmen? Well, they live up to their name.

So what you’re saying is that they are the grim reaper for bees.

The grim beeper

Somebody do this for inktober it’s not too late

IM DOING IT

HERE HE IS

So I looked into it, and it appears harvestmen have been found nibbling on dead bees, because free easy food, but it isn’t a main food source.

However, some that I do a little work with eat slugs… So that’s pretty cool!

And while I took a touch of artistic liberty in slightly shorter legs and making those spines a little over the top, the little dudes are surprisingly spiny once you see them under a microscope!

@cloudclipper : The hero we deserve

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waltersandmurdock:

feynites:

sweaterweathercub:

apinchofsanity:

pipistrellus:

kuttithevangu:

Honestly the mere fact that some people refer to Daddy Long Legs as “harvestmen” is creepier than 90% of all deliberately created horror but like the worst part is that the alternative is calling them Daddy Long Legs

#WHAT ARE THEY HARVESTING #I AM HAUNTED AND VEXED

They are harvesting our sorrows

True harvestmen, and not cellar spiders which are the other Daddy Long Legs, are truly omnivorous- known to eat everything from spiders, to fecal matter, to leaves and fungus… But one of the singularly most interesting habits of a particular European species is their almost symbiotic relationship with beehives– particularly man-made beehives. When a bee dies inside the hives, workers will remove the the corpse to just outside the hive just before dark. And the harvestmen? Well, they live up to their name.

So what you’re saying is that they are the grim reaper for bees.

The grim beeper

Somebody do this for inktober it’s not too late

ms-demeanor: ms-demeanor:drawn to the bullshi…

ms-demeanor:

ms-demeanor:

drawn to the bullshit.

typo corrected.

Do you see them? Do you see them hovering on the periphery of your vision? Hear the deep and ancient buzz of their dusty wings?

Are you alone?

No.

*hears the gentle munching of soft leaves coming from the other room*

birdandmoon: Happy Halloween from the birds! …

birdandmoon:

Happy Halloween from the birds!

I’ve got two events coming up:
-This Saturday I’m at the Boston Book Fest, running a writing workshop for kids.
-Oct 20-21, I’m at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo! Come say hi.

Nothing is better than anatomically correct cartoons of animals, except maybe anatomically correct cartoons of animals that are also educational