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noontideart:

garbodor is the most under-appreciated pokemon

noontideart:

garbodor is the most under-appreciated pokemon

siryl:

jolly-plaguefather:

Ooooh, eyeshroom! EYESHROOOOOOM!

So many different artists have made so many different mushroom creatures that it almost makes me want to abandon drawing mushroom creatures.  Almost.

siryl:

jolly-plaguefather:

Ooooh, eyeshroom! EYESHROOOOOOM!

So many different artists have made so many different mushroom creatures that it almost makes me want to abandon drawing mushroom creatures.  Almost.

(Source: bobnas)

What’s that you want an anime created by a woman who fills it with male characters as bluntly fetishized as the women in every other anime?

Well it’s called Papuwa

But you’d better also appreciate that these are main characters

If that isn’t something for everyone, what is

partlysmith:

mister-smalls:

is this silly looking bug also your mom
nice

of course she is

partlysmith:

mister-smalls:

is this silly looking bug also your mom

nice

of course she is

So my income is only barely adequate to sustain me in our apartment and I’m thinking about trying the patreon thing, but I’m not sure for what.

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Would people be interested enough in steadier, more expansive Mortasheen updates to be patreon worthy?

We would be talking at least two new colored monsters a month, and depending on response, a whole lot of potential side content. Sketches, bonus creatures and characters beyond the monsters themselves, expanded story information and specs, size charts, mini-comics, who knows. Maybe all those things, provided the days worth of extra work will help me eat and own clothes that aren’t old enough to talk.

Hey bogleech. Do you know anything about Florida woods cockroaches, also known as palmetto bugs? I've seen theme on porches at night in Florida when visiting relatives. I don't know much about them other than they are a type of roach.

"Palmetto bug" actually seems to be a colloquialism Floridians give any and all large cockroaches, including the ordinary American cockroach, and in my experience many will fiercely argue with you that, no, Palmetto bugs are an extra-special Florida species bigger and scarier than any other inferior roach in any other state.

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The Florida Woods roach is also called the skunk roach, since it can spray a defensive odor when upset. It’s very very prone to getting upset, too; if you bother one you’ll hear the little hissing, spurting sounds. To me the smell is almost identical to overwhelming artificial cherry flavor, like in cough syrup.

I used to find them all the time, and they made great little aquarium pets. They’re not house-infesters but reproduce pretty readily in captivity.

Unfortunately I learned that their nasty candy smell is ridiculously attractive to ants, who can be tiny enough to slip into any conceivable air hole. Once the ants have found their tank, it can flood with enough of them overnight to kill every last roach.

This happened to me twice, and in one case the ants moved on to eat some other pets. I haven’t seen any skunk roaches in a year now, but I might try them again, maybe in a separate room with ant traps around.

We had one mother beaver that was so well-known for eating her children that we wouldn’t even announce them until they hit a certain age and we were sure she couldn’t fit them in her mouth anymore.
My new favorite line from a Cracked article
Bogleech! I love insects, but there's one exception: mosquitoes. There are tons of them here in Houston and I only am able to see them as annoying at best, disease vectors at worst. Can you help me appreciate these little vampires?

Well, at the very least they’re really pretty, and not only are the males totally herbivorous, but both sexes actually feed on nectar and pollinate plants.

They’re also important in the food chain; the larvae are one of the biggest food sources for countless small fish, and adults among the most abundant flying insects eaten by birds, frogs, spiders, basically everything. The female’s adaptation to drink blood is what makes them so plentiful in the first place, since the protein allows her to lay thousands more eggs than normal.

There are many more species of mosquito in which neither sexes bite, but they aren’t quite as prolific, so they probably wouldn’t make an adequate replacement in all ecosystems.

rad-roach:

Christ lord above my mom is telling me that I “shouldn’t be driving” because I locked my keys in the car with the engine on. Mind you, this is the same woman who once drove up the off ramp to a major freeway.

I pointed that out to her and she called it “deflecting”.

Every single person in the world who drives is going to leave their keys locked in the car at least once, usually a couple times.

the race of the individuals doesn’t matter. They’re supposed to be stand-ins for all people. Either you end up with a Bennetton ad or the crew of the Starship Enterprise. You either try to put everything in there, which just calls attention to it, or you just say, “Let’s make that not a factor, because we’re trying to deal with everyman”
One of the screenwriters trying to explain why the new Noah’s Ark movie only has white people in it. You know, because white people are “everymen” and something or other about Star Trek that makes no sense because that was also highly diverse for its time.
HELP! My biology teacher is giving her leeches away tomorrow (she told us today) and I said I would give some of them a home. She said to use spring water and feed them chicken liver. She had kept them in a beaker in a dark place. I don't think I can procure a tank or do the blood sausage method you suggested with such short notice. So I was wondering what you suggest and if any of the information she said of was inaccurate.
Anonymous

leechqueen:

I’m not sure what type of leeches they are, but if the chicken livers have worked in the past, I’d say stick with it! They don’t necessarily need a tank, but more leeches + less space means needing the change out the water more frequently. Don’t worry too much about being able to feed them right away, the leeches I’m familiar with only eat every few months or so. I’m glad the leeches are going to a conscientious home! :)

Need to do this myself.

jesus-lizard-journal:

spoliamag:

“Bees are the smallest of birds. They are born from the bodies of oxen, or from the decaying flesh of slaughtered calves; worms form in the flesh and then turn into bees. Bees live in community, choose the most noble among them as king, have wars, and make honey. Their laws are based on custom, but the king does not enforce the law; rather the lawbreakers punish themselves by stinging themselves to death. Bees are afraid of smoke and are excited by noise. Each has its own duty: guarding the food supply, watching for rain, collecting dew to make honey, and making wax from flowers.”
From a medieval bestiary.

fucking adorable.

jesus-lizard-journal:

spoliamag:

Bees are the smallest of birds. They are born from the bodies of oxen, or from the decaying flesh of slaughtered calves; worms form in the flesh and then turn into bees. Bees live in community, choose the most noble among them as king, have wars, and make honey. Their laws are based on custom, but the king does not enforce the law; rather the lawbreakers punish themselves by stinging themselves to death. Bees are afraid of smoke and are excited by noise. Each has its own duty: guarding the food supply, watching for rain, collecting dew to make honey, and making wax from flowers.”

From a medieval bestiary.

fucking adorable.

fandomsandfeminism:

scottstrueself:

retasuneko:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

…that’s cheating!

HOLY SHIT

That is some DELIBERATELY EVIL data representation. Where is the super villain that designed this fucking graph?

"Okay murders spiked by like well over 1000% but if we turn the graph THIS way, it’s like they went DOWN! HOORAYYYY!!!"

fandomsandfeminism:

scottstrueself:

retasuneko:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

…that’s cheating!

HOLY SHIT

That is some DELIBERATELY EVIL data representation. Where is the super villain that designed this fucking graph?

"Okay murders spiked by like well over 1000% but if we turn the graph THIS way, it’s like they went DOWN! HOORAYYYY!!!"

when i was 6 i stepped on a snail and cried for 2 and half days
Anonymous

cnuculator:

A good child