Category: science

ms-demeanor: iguanamouth: monsterlets: but …

ms-demeanor:

iguanamouth:

monsterlets:

but now i’m just picturing a spider hopping along on one leg

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Graceful.

Y’all know spiders… can hang from their silk? Check it:

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srslycris:This seems like something everyone s…

srslycris:

This seems like something everyone should know if they’re in the sciences and/or interested in reading scientific papers.

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Of course, this only works if the authors are still living/working (lots of old taxonomy papers are difficult to get ahold of). But I was in academia and hadn’t even thought about this. It does seem super obvious now (and a great way to talk directly to someone with expert knowledge on a topic you’re interested in!)

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Poll! Whatcha wanna see?!

Right so I have lots of pictures and I know lots of weird stuff and I sometimes go on very strange adventures (?)

And I get the impression people tend to enjoy some things more than others! So, what do y’all want to see more of?

Comment or reblog with suggestions (so I can actually see them), or hell just message me, that works too.

Examples!:

Moar birbs especially their butts

Caterpillars! Finger moths!

Bones n things

Non-animal (plants, but… strange)

Explain this concept I didn’t understand in class but was too embarassed to ask about even though it seemed Relevant to my Interests

Places (ecosystems, hikes, landscapes)

More things in microscopes!

Differences/similarities in bugs from different places (Texas vs Malawi?)

How to do a thing?

Let me know what you would like to see and I’ll work my magic!

June 29, 2018

“What’s Happening?” Hierodul…

“What’s Happening?” Hierodula patellifera (Asian Green Mantis) adult male.
#asiangreen #IndoChina #hierodulapatellifera #prayingmantis #mantis #mantodea #science #entomology #nature #wildlife #animals #insects #exoticpets #unusualpets #alien #dragon #photography #mantismonarch #flashback #throwback

“One More Day” Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii (spi…

“One More Day” Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii (spiny flower mantis) his name is little Loma and he finally molted to adult. He’s primed and ready for @lomachenkovasiliy fight.
#pseudocreobotrawahlbergii #spinyflowermantis #number9mantis #prayingmantis #mantis #mantodea #insects #arthropods #animals #nature #wildlife #entomology #science #alien #dinosaur #dragon #exoticpets #unusualpets #photography #MantisMonarch #miniature #boxing #cutenessoverload

I just pasted my goal and with two internation…

I just pasted my goal and with two international orders as well 😄 I may do a little celebratory sale this evening! Thanks to everyone that has ordered •


#insects #entomology #artist #photography #cameraless #photogram #Cicada #nature #science #darkroom #wunderkammer #taxidermy #darkroomqueen #Lepidoptera #naturalhistory #etsyseller #etsy #prints #buglady #girlboss #photographer #smallbusiness
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I’ve been working on more praying mantis print…

I’ve been working on more praying mantis prints. What colours would you like to see? Poster and giclee prints are available now. Link in the bio •


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We Finally Know How Birds Can See Earth’s Magn…

We Finally Know How Birds Can See Earth’s Magnetic Field:

myfrogcroaked:

A special eye protein is helping birds to “see” Earth’s magnetic field! If that’s not cool, I don’t know what is.

The ability to see Earth’s magnetic field, known as magnetoreception, relies on the presence of specifically the blue wavelength of light. The complex process involves “radical” intermediate molecules which are sensitive to Earth’s magnetic field. The Earth’s magnetic field, as it relates to the direction the bird is facing, could alter the intermediate radical molecules differently, giving the bird a sense for where it is facing in relation to the Earth’s magnetic field.

While the exact way birds visualize Earth’s magnetic field is part of further investigation, scientists believe the Cry4 protein acts as sort of a filter over the bird’s vision. This filter would allow birds to see a sort of compass of the Earth and direct their migratory flights accordingly.

Source: Forbes

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How a scientist discovered 30 new species in L…

How a scientist discovered 30 new species in L.A.’s smoggy backyards:

thefireflii:

nanonaturalist:

syngoniums:

nanonaturalist:

buggirl:

An oldie but a goodie.
A good example of how much is out there in the insect world just waiting for discovery…in your own back yard!

One thing I like to stress when I’m promoting citizen science to kids and families: There is so much out there, you might discover something new if you just look.

If you’re interested in being a citizen scientist, check out iNaturalist [link]. You upload photos (it tracks when and where you saw something), and then you and experts will determine the ID of the organism. It’s good for any form of life, even that mold growing on leftovers that were in the fridge for too long!

So many people assume that biodiversity is all about big, obvious organisms, and end up underestimating how much there is to discover around them. Spend a sunny afternoon sitting in the grass and see how many individual plants, animals, fungi etc you can find in a few square meters. There is far more life out there than you might expect, no matter where you live! You just need to take some time to look and learn.

Yes yes yes. On iNat, I have a project to keep track of things I’ve seen in my yard. I do not have a large yard. It’s about 0.10 acre, whatever that means (I don’t even know how big an acre is, jeez).

And this is only the first 500 that iNat would load. There are almost 200 more. Every time I go in my yard, I will find something that 1) I had no idea lived in Austin, TX and/or 2) I had no idea existed, period. 

The world is a mind-bogglingly fascinating place. You just gotta look!

I live in Austin and I swear to god I’ve never seen or heard of 70% of those animals/plants. But I also don’t know anything about plants and don’t really like bugs… also what are out doors??? lol

IDK maybe I’ll try it though. Maybe get out more once I have my new lens come in in a few days… :’)

I moved to Austin in 2013. Until around 2015 I had never heard of or seen 95% of these. By 2016, maybe I had seen a total of 10% of this list. By 2017, I started to figure things out, but thought I knew way more than I did. Maybe I was at 15% of these.

85% of these species I have only learned about or seen for the first time within the past year. And we’re talking last April year, not some January 2017 to Almost April 2018 nonsense. I mean, April 2017 to today.

Don’t know anything about plants? Me neither! But I still think they’re pretty and put the photos on iNat. Other people do some of the ID work (the beauty of iNat is people are very willing to help you learn!), but I’ve tried to do some as a way to learn.

Not interested in plants? Don’t like bugs? How about birds? Reptiles? Lichen? Fish? Bacterial colonies seen through a microscope? Mammals?

Also, don’t count things off without trying them. I’ve had people who were not interested at all in bugs become surprised to learn random fact about them, which made them curious, which made them interested after all (at least a little bit). Lots of people like butterflies, even though most don’t like bugs.

Officially the clumsiest taxidermist every. My…

Officially the clumsiest taxidermist every. My pinning board isn’t big enough for this beast so his wings slope down a bit. If anyone’s got any tips feel free to tell me what to do! #insects #entomology #artist #photography #cameraless #photogram #Cicada #nature #science #darkroom #wunderkammer #taxidermy #darkroomqueen #Lepidoptera #naturalhistory #etsyseller #etsy #prints #buglady #girlboss #photographer #smallbusiness
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