hotrodsparrow

hotrodsparrow:

athyriumotophorum:

My moss terrarium that I made with my Grandmother’s old tea kettle that she gave to me. In the terrarium are mosses, grasses, rocks, and clovers. One clover decided to sprout through the spout :)

This is SO lovely! <3

I’m not usually one for botany, but this is something I could honestly see myself making and keeping at home. It’s so lovely!

Moray eels&#8217; heads are too narrow to  create the negative pressure that most fish use to swallow prey. Quite  possibly because of this, they have a second set of jaws in their throat  called pharyngeal jaws, which also possess teeth. When feeding, morays  launch these jaws into the mouth, where they grasp prey and transport it  into the throat and digestive system. Moray eels are the only animal  that uses pharyngeal jaws to actively capture and restrain prey. Larger  morays are capable of seriously wounding humans.

Moray eels’ heads are too narrow to create the negative pressure that most fish use to swallow prey. Quite possibly because of this, they have a second set of jaws in their throat called pharyngeal jaws, which also possess teeth. When feeding, morays launch these jaws into the mouth, where they grasp prey and transport it into the throat and digestive system. Moray eels are the only animal that uses pharyngeal jaws to actively capture and restrain prey. Larger morays are capable of seriously wounding humans.

animalworld
animalworld:

Shocking Pink Dragon Millipede (Desmoxytes purpurosea)  -  ©WWF
a new species discovered in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) which comprises Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Yunnan Province in the People’s Republic of China
a spiny and toxic millipede aptly named for its bright pink  color
These adult millipedes are approximately 3 cm long 
they live in  the open on leaf litter
they have glands that produce hydrogen cyanide to protect them from predators, a fact advertised by their aposematic color
because they produce cyanide, they smell like almonds
the  shocking pink dragon millipede was named third in the top ten species in  2008 by the International Institute for Species Exploration.

How have I never heard of pink dragon millipedes before now?

animalworld:

Shocking Pink Dragon Millipede (Desmoxytes purpurosea)  -  ©WWF

  • a new species discovered in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) which comprises Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Yunnan Province in the People’s Republic of China
  • a spiny and toxic millipede aptly named for its bright pink color
  • These adult millipedes are approximately 3 cm long
  • they live in the open on leaf litter
  • they have glands that produce hydrogen cyanide to protect them from predators, a fact advertised by their aposematic color
  • because they produce cyanide, they smell like almonds
  • the shocking pink dragon millipede was named third in the top ten species in 2008 by the International Institute for Species Exploration.

How have I never heard of pink dragon millipedes before now?