I drew a Meeeeeeku to cure my heart. I miss drawing her as often as I used to. I love the versatility in her design.
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the concept manifested into my brain and the mere fact that this is half complete is an insult to something idk what.
i am not finishing it. and this mashup is not affiliated with Mad Rat Monday in any way*
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People on Pixiv are having more fun with tags than we are
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this thread-waisted sand wasp (Ammophila sp.) i encountered on 9/8/19 is carrying a paralyzed Datana caterpillar to one of her burrows to be consumed by a larva.
I’m unsure why she climbed to the top of a grass stalk and rested there for several minutes, but it could’ve been related to assessing her surroundings or breaking up the scent trail left by dragging the caterpillar.
Interestingly, sand wasps and other digging wasps memorize visual landmarks to remember where their burrows are located. This diagram shows an old experiment where moving a circle of pine cones previously placed around the burrow temporarily confused the wasp:
It’s since been shown that visual landmarks (as well as the position of the sun to remember the general location of the nest, something even ants with their poor vision and heavy dependence on scent trails sometimes use) also play a role in the navigation of similar insects such as honeybees. But unlike social species, solitary wasps can’t afford to also locate their nest using scent, since leaving an odor would make the unattended burrow vulnerable to predators (and other sand wasps of the same species who will commandeer another’s burrow given the chance). Using memorized landmarks ensures that only the wasp that made the burrow knows where it is.
So, it seems thet digging wasps are entirely reliant on visual and tactile cues to find the exact location of their hidden nests (I’ve witnessed them covering their burrow with rocks and soil to conceal it, then rake through the soil with their legs to find it again).
Sand wasps are also among the few animals documented to use tools- they grab small stones with their mandibles and use them to tamp down the soil they dig up to make their burrow location less obvious.
here’s a pic showing the tool use behavior (not my photo, copyright Jeremy Early- http://www.natureconservationimaging.com/Pages/nature_conservation_imaging_heathland1_Ammophila.php)
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My left and right hands right now
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Since the topic of outdoor cats is making the rounds again, I'd just like to remind everyone that pretty much every animal that comes into the rehab center for a cat bite dies within 24 hours, whether their injuries are severe or not. This shit is ridiculous and I'm really sick of people being willfully obtuse and just downright lazy when it comes to their pet care and consideration for native wildlife. Be. Better. Cat. Owners.
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i am once again thinking about the fact that they used so much fake blood on hannibal that mold started growing on the bottom of the sets. like that means something right
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I can't condone Christianity but they went off with the cannibalization of the divine
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Recently had a dream where I was talking to someone who’d recently had top surgery. I don’t remember much but I do remember them having tattoos along their scars which were dotted lines and the words “Cut here for rice” on each side
This is the funniest ask I've gotten in ages and I'm not gonna lie, for a brief moment after reading it I actually let myself contemplate the possibility lmao
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A ‘Spanish dancer’ sea slug (Hexabranchus sanguineus) has been spotted putting on a vibrant display along the coast of Western Australia. The large droid nudibranch has a soft and flattened body and can grow to a maximum length of 90cm, although they are more commonly 20 to 30cm. The Spanish dancer is found throughout the Indo-Pacific, including around Australia, near Japan, Hawaii and parts of the east coast of Africa, with a penchant for rocky and coral reefs. (Source)
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so happy that they used the old sprites and art for the 7 years ago section of turnabout succession but also klavier looks so dang outta place with his new sprites
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APOLLO IS CANONICALLY AS TALL AS TRUCY HIS HORNS MAKE HIM 5'5 IM NOT KIDDING HE'S ONLY 5'0
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No more microlabels. Try a macrolabel on for size. Every LGBT at once, like me.
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a lawyer and her eager student
plus a little bonus
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Cats and train miniature
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i dont care if this is a boomer opinion or whatever, it is fucked for a 7 year old to have a smartphone
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