- 1 month ago
Sooo, They’re kind of awesome. And hardcore. I respect that. They’re just a exothermic species livin’ in a.. um cold world not super friendly towards exotherms.
How do they stay warm? They like to relax, as everyone does, in some mountain hotsprings! where they eat fish and amphibians and such.
Chillin (or not) in a nice hotsping for life. Pretty awesome.
Also they are cool looking. Which is important.
- 1 month ago
It’s bad how few harmless snakes I know compared to the number of venomous ones. But I an genuinely interest in the science of venom. I’d love to study it if I weren’t so terrible at chemistry.
I don’t like pit vipers much; they look, ironically enough too primitive for my aesthitics, but i do like lots of regular vipers, buut there are some awesome colubridae snakes too. so one of those is my fav family.
also I’m only getting down the binomial names for the venomous ones. Except the rattler’s and american snakes.
fer-de-lance viper - Bothrops asper
eyelash viper - Bothriechis schlegelii
russel’s viper - Daboia russelii
boomslang - Dispholidus typus
Gaboon viper - Bitis gabonica
Death adder - Acanthophis antarcticus
brown tree snake - Boiga irregularis
vine snake - Oxybelis fulgidus
Eastern - Dendroaspis angusticeps
Western - Dendroaspis viridis
black mamba - Dendroaspis polylepis
European asp - Vipera aspis
King cobra - Ophiophagus hannah
Egyptian cobra - Naja haje
Monocoled cobra - Naja kaouthia
spectacled cobra (aka indian cobra) - Naja naja
spitting cobra - lots of species
olive* sea snake - Aipysurus laevis
sea krait - Laticauda colubrina
black-banded sea krait - Laticuada semifasciata
flying snake - 5 species in genus Chrysopelea
king brown - Pseudechis australis
tiger snake - Notechis scutatus
inland taipan - Oxyuranus microlepidotus**
coastal/common taipan - Oxyuranus scutellatus
hot sping snake - Thermophis baileyi***
- 1 month ago
Great white shark - Carcharodon carcharias
Long-fin Mako - Isurus paucus
Shortfin Mako - Isurus oxyrinchus
Blue shark - Prionace glauca
Tiger shark - Galeocerdo cuvier
Bull Shark - Carcharhinus leucas
Lemon Shark - Negaprion brevirostris
Oceanic whitetip shark - Carcharhinus longimanus
Blacktip reef shark - Carcharhinus melanopterus
Cookiecutter shark - (a.k.a. cigar shark) Isistius brasiliensis
Six-gill - an entire genus of sharks - Hexanchus
Seven-gill - two species:
Broadnosed - Notorynchus cepedianus
Sharpnose - Heptranchias perlo
Basking shark - Cetorhinus maximus
Whale shark - Rhincodon typus
Greenland Shark - Somniosus microcephalus
Great Hammerhead - Sphyrna mokarran
Scalloped Hammerhead - Sphyrna lewini
Common (more often smooth) hammerhead - Sphyrna zygaena
Thresher shark - three species, but I was likley thinking of the Common thresher shark - Alopias vulpinus
Goblin shark - Mitsukurina owstoni
Salmon shark - Lamna ditropis
Nurse shark - Ginglymostoma cirratum
Grey Nurse shark - a.k.a. sand tiger shark - Carcharias taurus
EDIT: just remembered:
Leopard shark - Triakis semifasciata
23 24 sharks
Guitar fish - rays in the Rhinobatidae family
Cownose ray - Rhinoptera bonasus
Manta ray - Manta birostris
giant freshwater stingray - (I thought it was called something more like river ray) - Himantura polylepis
other rays and stingrays
but only 4 skates and rays. Although i can tell you the shape/draw many many more species of ray/skates.
water related birds of flight ish
ring billed gull
blue footed booby
great blue heron
mallard duck, canada goose,
sea eagle golden eagle bald eagle
peregrine falcon, red-tailed hawk, goshawk
swifts, house sparrow, mockingbird, mourning dove, starling, lovebird, canaries, red-breasted robin, cardinal, blue jay, meadow lark, some kind of pheasant, wild turkey, common pigeon, common dove, various tits, silver tipped/winged raven, common crow, other normal raven,
greater flamingo, lesser flamingo/common, various toucans, scarlet macaws, blue and gold macaws, princess of wales parrot, budgie, cockatiels , kinds of parakeets,
Kia, koa, kiwi bird, lyre bird, various bowerbirds, peafowl,
secretary bird, guinea-fowl, red something oxpecker, weaverbird, ibis (var. spcs), african grey parrot,
Emperor penguin, rock-hopper penguin, fairy penguin, king penguin.
A list of horse breeds i could think of at one point in time (last week or the week before) Please do keep in mind that i do have an actual thing where i have a disability with memory recall, so i know i know more obvious ones, but that info is locked away right now (for example, i couldn’t think of clydesdales or quite a while)(or shires until just now) (81 thus far)
A Akhal-teke, American Cream Draft, American Spotted Draft, Anglo-Arab, Appaloosa, Arabian, Australian Stock horse, Azteka,
B Belgian, Bashkir curly, British Spotted pony,
C Calabrese,Camargue, Canadian Sport Horse, Caspian pony, Chincoteague pony, Clydesdale, (I semi-guessed Chilian horse, and i was reminded of Crillo, but i know i know the breed)
D Dales pony, Danish wb, Dartmoor pony, Dutch wb,
E Egyptian arab
F Finnhorse, Fjord pony, Frederiksborg, French trotter, Friesian,
G Gelderland, German wb, Gotland, Gypsy Vanner,
H Haflinger, Holstein(er),
I Icelandic, Irish Draft, Irish sport horse,
K Kaimanawa (debatable) Kathiawari, Kiger mustang, Kinsky, Knabstrupper,
L Laplander, Lippizaner, Lustiano,
M Missouri Fox Trotter, Morab, Morgan, Moyle, Mulassier, Mustang,
N National Show Horse, Newfoundland Pony, Noriker, Norman Cob,
O Oldenburg, Orlov trotter
P (American) Paint, Percheron,
Q (American) Quarter horse,
R Rhinelander, Russian Heavy Draft,
S Saddlebred, Salinero, Selle Francais, Shetland, Shire, Spanish barb, Standardbred, Swedish warmblood, Swiss Warmblood (a.k.a. Einsiedler)
T Tarpan (if you count the modern attempted recreation as a breed) Tennessee walking horse, Thoroughbred, Trakehner, Turkoman, Tursk,
W Warlander, Welsh cob, Westphalian,
I’m missing breeds starting with U, V, X, and Z but wait isn’t there a breed from Venezuela? (or is that just a disease?)
Also not sure all the various sub breeds should count. Like Egyptian arabs and kiger mustangs.
- 3 months ago
Assignment for Colour Exploration: Make a monochromatic mandala or shield like item.
I did: A sampling of various plankton. Done in w.c pencil crayons, just one turquoise blue with black and white added. monochromatic.
it took.. a long time.
far left long things: siphonophores
under that: Copepod
below/beside that: medusa with 4 tentacles
left of the medusa: solmaris
under the solmaris: another medusa
left of medusa2: lobate
above medusa2, beside solmaris: salp, or Ritteriella retract
stuff I did for school.Source: thisistheartimake
- 3 months ago
Capitol Elite Celebrate the Quarter Quell
The place to view the 75th Hunger Games was right where we were.
by Kaysa Minox
As our collective eyes are riveted to our hologram screens, we join together as a nation to watch our much-loved Victors enter the arena once more. But the yearly intensity of the Hunger Games doesn’t end there—nor do the festivities of a Quarter Quell. Naturally, the most elaborate viewing parties are going on right here in the Capitol.
Our annual Panem-sponsored fete is reserved for the city’s elite, hosting everyone from escorts to architects, engineers to artists. Here, the most cultured citizens swap gossip, exchange odds and even commiserate a bit over the passings to come. It’s cathartic for us all to come together.
Outside, drummers of the tribute parade flank the red-carpeted entry way. Their thudding beats—like the reverberations of our hearts—echo throughout the night. Inside, power cells in their beehive pattern dangle from the ceiling in a ring of dancing spotlights for those brave enough to occupy them, while thousands of President Snow’s signature white roses languor in graceful bouquets on every surface. Iridescent fish swim in upright centerpieces while guests gossip and feverishly discuss the Games, which are broadcasted at the front of the magnificent room.
Avox offer French macaroons and other delicacies from silver trays—sampled from a gluttonous spread over several long silk clothed tables. (I spotted one District escort eating dozens of light, meringue cookies, as she nervously watched her Victors onscreen.) The sartorial trends are spot-on for fall, with feathers, leather, voluminous silhouettes and lots of hardware in full force. Every avant-garde designer, from Tex Sevario to Bea Akerlund to Jeremy Scott is represented in the over-the-top ensembles of the crowd.
Notable guests include celebrated Capitol Couture designer Trish Summerville, Effie Trinket, and our own editor-in-chief Monica Corcoran Harel. Where are you watching the Games? Who are you wearing? Which District owns your loyalty?
I realized a thing most books from my childhood have in common is that i want(ed) to eat them. Like not actually, its just the illistrations looks like they’d feel good to eat for my teeth. Its like how I always thought Quibble from Polka-Roo looked delicious.
pretty sure that book described my young life, only it wasn’t colour, it was feel. A hyper-sensitive child is a picky child. Also i think this book is why I had to have and still love my pair of red boots that have given my blisters since i got them and still do. I love them. They are the BEST.
This one I wanted to eat A LOT.
Those 2D cookies look SO much better than 3d ones I have. even just the way the book is bound in fabric and the colours it is makes me wanna eat it. Kinda surprised none of these ever ended up gettin’ chomped.
There was another book by the same author about too much popcorn. That looked yummy as well…
Also books by Robert M Quackenbush, who write tasty looking books.
A book I DIDNT want to eat (likely because it was one of those small thick cardboard page’d book was The Mitt
These are just the more obscure books I liked. Obviously there’s tons more Like Jelly Belly, all Robert Munch ect.
Also it’s come to my attention while doing this that i was an AWESOME child.
Which is tragic, cos I didn’t have any friends at school and i got bullied all the time. But clearly i was sooo cool