They mostly come out at night… Mostly.
This spider was in my grill, but I didn’t get a chance to take a pic until I had it in a jar. I found it in rural southeast pennsylvania. It’s about the size of a quarter, maybe a little bigger. Thanks in advance!
I’m thinking that she is a Marbled Orbweaver (Araneus marmoreus) but she could be an A. diadematus as well. Its hard to tell from the bottom. Anyways both species are harmless and are great at eating pests.
Hello. This is actually an insect, not a button of lichen on a fence. I have video of it wobbling back and forth on very tiny legs, as well as a somewhat blurry side-view of it standing up, but this is the clearest photo. Not even the diameter of a green pea. No indication of wings, antennae or other body parts, but a blurry side-view that I have suggests a very tiny insect hiding under a lichen cap.
Hey, this guy is the the larvae of a green lacewing (Chrysopidae). They have a tendency to carry debris on their backs. Lichen is one of their favorites. If you pick them up you can see their mandibles and legs.
"Vampire Shrimp" (Atya gabonensis)
…a species of freshwater shrimp that occurs in Western Africa ranging from Senegal to the Democratic republic of the Congo and in south America from Venezuela to Brazil. Despite its threatening common name A. gabonensis is a filter feeder and will use modified feather-liked claspers to filter organic particles from its environment. Like other freshwater shrimp this species has become quite popular in the aquarium trade
An American research team finished drilling through a half-mile of Antarctic ice on Monday, reaching the surface of subglacial Lake Whillans and retrieving water samples that will be studied for the presence of life, according to the team’s Web site.
Of the hundreds of buried lakes that lie sealed under the Antarctic ice, only one, Lake Vostok, had previously been reached, by a Russian team a year ago. Samples of that lake have not yet been fully analyzed.
Lake Vostok, two miles deep, was reached with a different sort of drill that risked the danger of contaminating the buried lake with drilling fluid. The American team, supported by $10 million in grants from the National Science Foundation, used a custom-designed hot water drill with filtration and other technology to avoid contamination.
The researchers hope to explore the lake with a remotely operated submersible and take samples of sediment from the lake bottom. They are looking not only for microbial life, which could give clues to the kind of life that might exist elsewhere in the solar system, but for information about past climate, water flow and ice movement.
via dendroica(via sagansense)
Look what I finished :D 165+ families of fishy goodness!
I never want to look at another fish again.
Even more fish charts I’m on a roll!
if you thought Syfy couldn’t outdo Sharknado, think again
Syfy’s newest film Ghost Shark is about a shark spirit that can appear where ever there is water
u think youre safe on a slip n slide?????
u think youre safe at a car wash???
HOW ABOUT RAIN?????
U THINK YOUR SAFE IN YOUR OWN BODY????
YOU 80% WATER„ ASSHOLE!!!! FUCKING HELL NO!!!
GHOST SHARK STOPS FOR NO ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!