Lily and Paku!
i have never seen something more clearly written by a straight white male
Lulu refused her live pinky, and I thought that euthanizing before feeding it to another animal was the most humane option. I also decided that the most humane option I had at my disposal was a swift blow to the head, using the pillowcase method. Long story short, I used a little too much force and it exploded. I am a little horrified, a little amused, a little horrified that I was amused, but mostly felt really really bad for the mouse.
I woke up thirty minutes ago, and already my back hurts too much to walk.
Ironically, that’s probably what will help it most.
I FUCKING HATE SUCTION CUPS. UGH.
I can’t get the fake foliage for Lily’s cage to stick on the walls. What do I do? I am so close to just saying “fuck it” and making a planted tank and dealing with the increased clean up.
Also, she’s not eating as…
Ugh, I want a magnaturals vine for Lily! They look awesome!
So I was taking selfies with Calcifer and I made a face, took the photo and when I looked at the photo I almost fainted. He made the face too! :D
How amazing is that. I couldn’t of timed it better.
I had a dream the other night that they made a Night Vale movie and that Cecil was introduced with a very dramatic shot of him walking down the station hallway until it pans down and you see he’s wearing light-up sketchers
Hallucigenia: Worm-like creature with legs and spikes finds its place in the evolutionary tree of life
via: University of Cambridge
One of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found - a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail – has found its place in the evolutionary Tree of Life, definitively linking it with a group of modern animals for the first time.
The animal, known as Hallucigenia due to its otherworldly appearance, had been considered an ‘evolutionary misfit’ as it was not clear how it related to modern animal groups. Researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered an important link with modern velvet worms, also known as onychophorans, a relatively small group of worm-like animals that live in tropical forests. The results are published in the advance online edition of the journal Nature.
The affinity of Hallucigenia and other contemporary ‘legged worms’, collectively known as lobopodians, has been very controversial, as a lack of clear characteristics linking them to each other or to modern animals has made it difficult to determine their evolutionary home…
(read more: PhysOrg)
illustration by Elyssa Rider