Of course it’s Australian.
You always see list of deadliest toxins, but almost never lists of least fun toxins. I mean, a bite from a taipan snake will kill you dead, but in a brisk and orderly fashion that will unfold from “Ow, bugger, what was that” to “x_x” in about an hour.
The reaction to the gympie gympie stinging tree, however, can last for months, during which time there is precious little they can do for you except pump you full of steroids and strap you down to a table with a brace in your mouth so you don’t do yourself serious injury. In the 1960s, British military scientists studied the tree for its potential as a biological weapon.
The research was apparently abandoned, for reasons which have never been released to the public; but if I had to take a guess, I’d look to the example of civilian research scientist Marina Hurley, who spent three years studying the gympie gympie, and was forced to abandon her research when, despite using every manner of precaution, her exposure to the plant’s neurotoxin nevertheless led to hospitalization. The hairs on the plant which carry the toxin, you see, are regularly shed, and become airborne, at which point they can be inhaled and cause severe nosebleeds, asphyxiation, and anaphylactic shock.
One survivor of a brush with a gympie gympie described the stinging persisting for over two years, made worse whenever he took a cold shower.
Writers, here’s an idea. A grim one, but we can always use those, too.
GOLD STAR FOR EVERYTHING.
i literally don’t even know what to say
i am lost for words
fuck outta here with your weird patronizing sexist bullshit and have fun never touching a girl ever
because liking snakes, spiders and moths is automatically a boy thing???
nature is literally for everybody to learn about, marvel at and enjoy.
Every single time I post a photo of one of my PET snakes or PET spiders, it’s always full grown men responding with “Kill it! Burn it! Smash it!” and the girls remarking on how cute and beautiful they are.
Taking pictures of colubrids more like will you sit still for two seconds
#animal death #animal abuse
DO NOT SUPPORT EXOTIC ARC
The pictures above were taken on August 29th, 2014 by a member of a bearded dragon community. These bearded dragons are being kept at Exotic ARC located in St. Louis, MO. The conditions the bearded dragons are kept in are clearly deplorable. There are way too many housed altogether, their tank is obviously hardly cleaned, many of the dragons are lethargic and some are even possibly dead.
These guys pride themselves in being reptile experts. If they cannot even take care of bearded dragons, how are they caring for the more ‘intermediate’ reptiles in the store? Many people have witnessed the other reptiles in the store being neglected just as bad, with one person saying the following:
“The animals had no water. The baby leopard geckos were eating each other. Dead animals everywhere in the cages. They also way too many baby chameleons in one cage and at least 10 dead ones at the bottom. The smell in there is horrific.”
They also have been seen to give incorrect advice on how to care for reptiles. Someone who posted looking for advice on how to take care of a turtle they found was told that all they needed was a ‘full spectrum light’ to take care of the turtle, while in reality they need an actual UVB light as well as a heat lamp. See the following:
A group of us have been trying to go on their facebook to bring attention to these issues to not only the owner but also the customers. They simply delete the posts once they get online.
What we can do:
Leave a review on their Facebook page (they can’t delete reviews, they can only hide the review page itself if they choose to)
Contact FOX 2 news in St. Louis to cover the deplorable conditions these animals are being kept in
It is amazing and horrible that this store has remained operating for as long as it has if it subjects its reptiles to these conditions. Stores like these give a bad name to other small businesses that go out of their way to properly care for their reptiles.
If anybody who lives around the area could travel to the store to gather more proof of the blatant neglect taking place, that would be much appreciated.
Notice, guys: He has posted on his FB that he “ran into trouble” and is asking all of his FB friends to go onto his shop page and leave a positive review.
I have a lot of followers. If everyone were to leave a bad review, it would overwhelm and surpass the amount of friends he even has on his FB. Please stop by his shop page and leave as shitty of a review as you can.
Bean got upset with the unflattering photos, so he barked and jumped on my camera. Okay, FINE. I’ll stop showing the world how fat you are. Jerk.
I am so glad. This poor mother has been battling the evil of anime for months now and I think things are turning around for her.
Summer’s almost over, but you still have time to catch a few rays! Or… maybe not.
bunch of 5am nepetas