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Panda Bear #vscocam (at Majestic Madison)

Panda Bear #vscocam (at Majestic Madison)

nevver:

Like

I do.

nevver:

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I do.

Things I Learned as a Field Biologist #635

evopropinquitous:

There may come a time when, late one night deep in the forests of Madagascar, you stumble upon something that is magnificent in its diminution. A creature so glorious in its eensiness that you must steel every nerve to keep the squee at bay. But this encounter was no accident… you spent months of planning, weeks of waiting for permits and equipment, and so many long nights setting traps to ensnare this single, miniscule beast…

And now it is time.

Time to make the decision that will either bring these months to their most glorious fruition, or leave you bitter and empty-handed.

Will you…

1) Gingerly rub the soft mound of its belly… gently! Ever so gently…

2) Daub its tiny ventrum with rubbing alcohol? Cooling sensations help!

Or

3) Delicately squeeze it? It is, after all, roughly the size of a travel-sized toothpaste tube.

Choose, but choose wisely:

There are only so many ways to convince a mouse lemur (Microcebus spp.) to urinate.

And you NEED that urine.

Because science.

image

Special thanks to my one of my favorite partners in gimlet-soaked-Jesus-hosted-glittery-burlesque crime for this post (and the International Primatological Society meetings in Hanoi for bringing us together again). Keep gingerly rubbing those fuzzy bellies, Luca. Keep gingerly rubbing.

(Source: simplypi)

nemfrog:


Plate XII. Voie Lactée. Milky Way. 1895 edition.

nemfrog:

Plate XII. Voie Lactée. Milky Way. 1895 edition.

(via workman)

astronomy-to-zoology:

Wire-crested Thorntail (Discosura popelairii)
…a  rare and striking species of hummingbird which occurs in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Where it inhabits solely inhabits lowland forests, and is not tolerant of secondary habitats. Like most striking plumaged birds wire-crested thorntails are sexually dimorphic with lacking the long “wire” crests and “thorn” tails of males. In typical humming bird fashion wire-crested thorntails feed on nectar from flowers, but will occasionally take insects as well. 
Currently Discosura popelairii is listed as near threatened by the IUCN, as it faces accelerating threats from deforestation in the Amazon Basin. 
Classification
Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Apodiformes-Trochilidae-Discosura-D. popelairii
Image: Bill Bouton

LOOK AT THUS WIRE-CRESTED THORNTAIL!  It will not tolerate your secondary habitats.

astronomy-to-zoology:

Wire-crested Thorntail (Discosura popelairii)

…a  rare and striking species of hummingbird which occurs in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Where it inhabits solely inhabits lowland forests, and is not tolerant of secondary habitats. Like most striking plumaged birds wire-crested thorntails are sexually dimorphic with lacking the long “wire” crests and “thorn” tails of males. In typical humming bird fashion wire-crested thorntails feed on nectar from flowers, but will occasionally take insects as well. 

Currently Discosura popelairii is listed as near threatened by the IUCN, as it faces accelerating threats from deforestation in the Amazon Basin. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Apodiformes-Trochilidae-Discosura-D. popelairii

Image: Bill Bouton

LOOK AT THUS WIRE-CRESTED THORNTAIL!
It will not tolerate your secondary habitats.

(Source: miki-tan, via minicakey)

「CORNATION」にむけて

コロネほどわけのわからない食べ物はありません。 どうしてあれほどまでに形が斬新なのに味は驚くほど平凡なのか?どうしてあれほどまでに始めと終わりのチョコの割合が不平等なのか?どうしてたべものなのにウンコの形をしているのか?どうしてあれほどまでにエロいのに誰も何も言わないのか? どうしてもこの展示がわけのわからないものと感じられるなら、悪いのはコロネのほうです。僕じゃないです。

"There is no food more senseless than korone.
Why does something with such a mediocre taste have such an innovative shape?
Why is the chocolate so inequally distributed from beginning to end?
Why would food take the form of a shit?
Why does no one remark on its eroticism?
If you can’t believe the meaninglessness of this exhibit, it’s korone’s bad. not mine.”

http://www.fractionmagazinejapan.com/cn24/cn71/pg645.html

(via jez-burrows)

Slow-mo skateboard tricks

jkottke:

It turns out that this close-up video of slow motion skateboard tricks is all I’ve ever wanted out of life.

I had no idea that’s what they were doing down there. It’s a symphony of footwork!

me, most mornings.

me, most mornings.

(Source: howtotalktogirlsatparties)

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