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leslieseuffert:

Yukio Takano (Japan) Mushroom Light Lamps

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I want these in every room.

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                                                                                  Anatomy this.

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illix:

New research suggests that the soaring behavior of the paradise tree snake (Chrysopelea paradise) might be due to specifically tuned undulations which could create vortex-induced lift after it launches into the ether from precipitously tall trees in Asia and sails downward.

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buggirl:

I’m working on a presentation on my research.  Thankfully, there is no shortage of spider photos on my computer!

Spiny Orb Weaver, Maquipucuna, Ecuador

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Mantis shrimp have divided into two distinct groups based on weaponry. 

Smashers have developed hard clubs that they use to crack open hard-shelled prey, while Spearers have long and sharp spines at the tip of their claws for spearing their prey. Both use their weapons with lightning speed, showing that their nickname, “thumb splitters”, is well-earned.

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libutron:

Variety of morphs of Oophaga pumilio from Bocas del Toro, Panama

Commonly referred to as Strawberry Poison Frog, Red-and-blue Poison Frog, Flaming Poison Frog, Strawberry Poison-dart Frog, and Flaming Poison-arrow Frog, Oophaga pumilio (Dendrobatidae) vary greatly in coloration, and are known as being one of the most polymorphic, aposematic species. 

Though typically strawberry red, the dorsal coloration can vary in color from red to blue, yellow, white, green, black or orange. The dorsal surface may also feature dark spots or mottling. Legs are typically darker and have some degree of blackish mottling. Their aposematic coloration (warning) has convergently evolved between some separate populations.

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libutron:

Yellow Pitcher Plants

A small group of Sarracenia flava rubricorpora (Sarraceniaceae).

The species produces pitchers only in the spring and phyllodia (pitcherless leaves) in late summer. The flowers are bright yellow, quite large, and tend to have a musky “feline” odor.

The subspecies shown, Sarracenia flava rubricorpora, has a red tube, with the lid veined and either yellow or green. This plant is very beautiful, but unfortunately usually only produces a single large pitcher per rosette each year, so fields of this variety are somewhat sparsely pitchered. It is A rare plant, it is only found in the Florida panhandle.

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Photo credit: ©Julie Tew | Apalachicola National Forest, Liberty County, Florida, US (2014)

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'Vicious' Species of Mantis Discovered in Rwanda

(May, 2014)

On a cool and rainy night in a dense, mountainous forest in Rwanda, insect-surveying scientists discovered a new species of praying mantis, one whose wingless females are “vicious hunters” that prowl for prey as if they were marauding tigers. The researchers have named the newfound praying mantis species — which was discovered in Nyungwe National Park — Dystacta tigrifrutex, or “bush tiger mantis”…
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