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18th September 2014

Photo reblogged from xoxo. with 24,243 notes

eartheld:

mostly nature

eartheld:

mostly nature

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17th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Nature and more with 6,176 notes

woodendreams:

(by Jack Booth) - Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada

woodendreams:

(by Jack Booth) - Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada

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17th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Nature and more with 159 notes

rhamphotheca:

Fungus photos from the park where I work, Houston, TX, USA.

As a naturalist, fungus/mushroom ID is a relatively new interest for me, so I’m still not 100 % certain of my IDs. You gotta go out there and try though. Let me know, if you know wild mushrooms well, and you think I’ve misidentified any of these…

Top 4 - Rusty-red Bolete (Boletus rubellus), associated with oaks, grows from the soil, edible.

Middle - Turkey-tail Shelf Fungus (Trametes versicolor), grows on dead wood (stumps and logs), not edible.

Bttm 4 - Tenacious Bolete (Boletus tenax), associated with oaks, grows from soil, edible.

* I would not base eating wild mushrooms on my observations, be very cautious about eating wild mushrooms (I never do).

Source: rhamphotheca

17th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Nature and more with 88 notes

libutron:

Burmese Lynx Spider - Oxyopes birmanicus

The Burmese Lynx Spiders, belonging to the species Oxyopes birmanicus (Araneae - Oxyopidae), are agile hunters and have the advantage of their long legs armed with nearly erect spines. They can be seen running and jumping after prey, and although measuring less than one centimeter,  it is not uncommon that their preys exceed the size of the spider.

Oxyopes birmanicus is known to occur in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: [Top: ©Terrence Kiernan | Locality: unknown, 2012] - [Bottom: ©Yan Leong Lee | Locality: unknown, 2007]

17th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Bloody Red Summer with 56,091 notes

tyvianred:

tyvianred:

degeneratelowlife:


Heads up…


WARNING:
THIS INFOGRAPHIC WILL GET YOU KILLED IF YOU THINK THAT’S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
HAVE SOME PICTURES:
THIS IS AN EDIBLE BOLETE: (THE FIRST ONE)

It is a king bolete one of the TASTIEST EVER it’s even sold in STORES
this is a DEATHLY POISONOUS BOLETE: 

it’s called SATAN’S BOLETE oh look how it’s shaped like the first one oooooh
OH AND THIS IS CALLED A DEATH CAP:

THE SECOND ONE IS PRETTY MUCH RIGHT, FLY AGARICS WILL DEFINITELY KILL YOU
BUT SO WILL MOST GILLED MUSHROOMS
AND IF YOU’RE REALLY SO FUCKING DESPERATE THAT YOU WILL WANDER THROUGH THE WOODS LOOKING TO GET HIGH ON SOME SHROOMS, HERE ARE SOME OTHER SPINDLY MUSHROOMS THAT WILL ALSO KILL YOU

THIS IS AN INKY CAP, IF YOU EAT IT WITH EVEN A BIT OF ALCOHOL IN YOU, YOU WILL DIE

THIS IS AMANITA BISPOREGERA, IF YOU EAT IT, YOU WILL DIE

THIS IS AMANITA VIROSA, ALSO CALLED THE DESTROYING ANGEL, AND FOR A MOTHERFUCKING REASON: IF YOU EAT IT, YOU DIE
HERE ARE SOME OTHER EXAMPLES, ASSHOLES
THIS IS EDIBLE:

THIS WILL KILL YOU

THE POINT I’M TRYING TO MAKE HERE IS DON’T GO BY A FUCKING INFOGRAPHIC YOU FOUND ON THE INTERNET IF YOU WANT TO GET HIGH
JUST SPEND THE MONEY ON SOME FUCKING MUSHROOMS*
*IF YOU ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO GO LOOKING FOR PSILOCYBINS, KEEP IN MIND THEY ONLY GROW ON OR IN DUNG/SHIT/FECES/EXCREMENT AND DON’T THINK THAT IF IT’S GROWING A FOOT AWAY IT’S THE SAME THING, IT’S NOT
I WOULD NOT SHIT YOU ON THIS TUMBLR
I WOULD NOT

here is my infamous mushroom post. god. i’m so glad the original post wasn’t mine, the notes would’ve driven me insane

tyvianred:

tyvianred:

degeneratelowlife:

Heads up…

WARNING:

THIS INFOGRAPHIC WILL GET YOU KILLED IF YOU THINK THAT’S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

HAVE SOME PICTURES:

THIS IS AN EDIBLE BOLETE: (THE FIRST ONE)

image

It is a king bolete one of the TASTIEST EVER it’s even sold in STORES

this is a DEATHLY POISONOUS BOLETE: 

image

it’s called SATAN’S BOLETE oh look how it’s shaped like the first one oooooh

OH AND THIS IS CALLED A DEATH CAP:

image

THE SECOND ONE IS PRETTY MUCH RIGHT, FLY AGARICS WILL DEFINITELY KILL YOU

BUT SO WILL MOST GILLED MUSHROOMS

AND IF YOU’RE REALLY SO FUCKING DESPERATE THAT YOU WILL WANDER THROUGH THE WOODS LOOKING TO GET HIGH ON SOME SHROOMS, HERE ARE SOME OTHER SPINDLY MUSHROOMS THAT WILL ALSO KILL YOU

image

THIS IS AN INKY CAP, IF YOU EAT IT WITH EVEN A BIT OF ALCOHOL IN YOU, YOU WILL DIE

image

THIS IS AMANITA BISPOREGERA, IF YOU EAT IT, YOU WILL DIE

image

THIS IS AMANITA VIROSA, ALSO CALLED THE DESTROYING ANGEL, AND FOR A MOTHERFUCKING REASON: IF YOU EAT IT, YOU DIE

HERE ARE SOME OTHER EXAMPLES, ASSHOLES

THIS IS EDIBLE:

File:Chanterelle.jpg

THIS WILL KILL YOU

File:Mallorca Mushroom.jpg

THE POINT I’M TRYING TO MAKE HERE IS DON’T GO BY A FUCKING INFOGRAPHIC YOU FOUND ON THE INTERNET IF YOU WANT TO GET HIGH

JUST SPEND THE MONEY ON SOME FUCKING MUSHROOMS*

*IF YOU ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO GO LOOKING FOR PSILOCYBINS, KEEP IN MIND THEY ONLY GROW ON OR IN DUNG/SHIT/FECES/EXCREMENT AND DON’T THINK THAT IF IT’S GROWING A FOOT AWAY IT’S THE SAME THING, IT’S NOT


I WOULD NOT SHIT YOU ON THIS TUMBLR

I WOULD NOT

here is my infamous mushroom post. god. i’m so glad the original post wasn’t mine, the notes would’ve driven me insane

17th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Nature and more with 672 notes

libutron:

Red Beach - The March of the Red Crabs

What you see in the five first photos are baby Christmas Island Red Crabs, Gecarcoidea natalis (Decapoda - Gecarcinidae), emerging from the ocean, and making their way to the forest, as seen in January of this 2014.

These crabs are endemic to the Christmas Island. For most of the year the red crabs are found within forest, but each year these crabs must migrate to the coast to breed (last photo). The estimated population of adult red crabs on Christmas Island was 43.7 million in 2001, so the migration is really impressive.

The arrival of the monsoonal rains allows increased activity of red crabs and stimulates the annual migration. During this breeding migration red crabs, like other terrestrial gecarcinids, must abandon their home ranges and travel down to the coast to mate and spawn. The downward migration normally requires at least a week, and the crabs migrate mainly during the first few hours of the morning and in the late afternoon.

The males excavate burrows, which they must defend from other males, on the lowest shore terraces; mating occurs in or near the burrows. Soon after mating the males start the journey back inland to the forest, while the females lay their eggs and remain in the burrows for 2 weeks. At the end of the incubation period the females vacate their burrows and make their way to the coastal cliffs, which almost completely surround the island, to cast their eggs into the ocean. The females usually release their eggs into the sea toward dawn, around the turn of the high tide, and then they return to the forest.

Eggs hatch immediately in the sea and the larvae (now called megalope) live in the sea for about a month before returning to land as juvenile crabs. These juvenile crabs start a first migration to the forest as seen in the first photos.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Kirsty Faulkner | Locality: Christmas Island (2014)

17th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Homesickness, with 18 notes

17th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Nature and more with 114 notes

libutron:

Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles | ©Hughie O’Connor

libutron:

Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles | ©Hughie O’Connor

17th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from fauna with 159 notes

rhamphotheca:

Fungus photos from the park where I work, Houston, TX, USA.

As a naturalist, fungus/mushroom ID is a relatively new interest for me, so I’m still not 100 % certain of my IDs. You gotta go out there and try though. Let me know, if you know wild mushrooms well, and you think I’ve misidentified any of these…

Top 4 - Rusty-red Bolete (Boletus rubellus), associated with oaks, grows from the soil, edible.

Middle - Turkey-tail Shelf Fungus (Trametes versicolor), grows on dead wood (stumps and logs), not edible.

Bttm 4 - Tenacious Bolete (Boletus tenax), associated with oaks, grows from soil, edible.

* I would not base eating wild mushrooms on my observations, be very cautious about eating wild mushrooms (I never do).

17th September 2014

Photo reblogged from fauna with 114 notes

rhamphotheca:

I just got a couple of really great books. Though i don’t live in either part of the country, these were well worth the money!

rhamphotheca:

I just got a couple of really great books. Though i don’t live in either part of the country, these were well worth the money!

17th September 2014

Photo reblogged from fauna with 160 notes

libutron:

Usambara Giant Two-horned Chameleon - Kinyongia matschiei
Also known as Matschie’s Two-horned Chameleon, Kinyongia matschiei (Chamaeleonidae) is a species endemic to the eastern Usambara Mountains in Tanzania.
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Stephen Zozaya | Locality: East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania (2014)

libutron:

Usambara Giant Two-horned Chameleon - Kinyongia matschiei

Also known as Matschie’s Two-horned Chameleon, Kinyongia matschiei (Chamaeleonidae) is a species endemic to the eastern Usambara Mountains in Tanzania.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Stephen Zozaya | Locality: East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania (2014)

Source: libutron

16th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Wissenschaft und Deutsch with 926 notes

malformalady:

A skate egg case with an observation window cut into it,  done so that the development of the embryo can be observed.
Photo credit: Diana Castillo

malformalady:

A skate egg case with an observation window cut into it,  done so that the development of the embryo can be observed.

Photo credit: Diana Castillo

Source: malformalady

15th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Wissenschaft und Deutsch with 647 notes

trynottodrown:

Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas in Palawan, Philippines. | Steve De Neef

trynottodrown:

Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas in Palawan, Philippines. | Steve De Neef

Source: trynottodrown

15th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Chameleon person guy man dude with 337 notes

magicalnaturetour:

(via 500px / sunset by mehmet karaca)

magicalnaturetour:

(via 500px / sunset by mehmet karaca)

Source: 500px.com

15th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Chameleon person guy man dude with 530 notes

tiny-creatures:

Furcifer pardalis by Thor Hakonsen on Flickr.

tiny-creatures:

Furcifer pardalis by Thor Hakonsen on Flickr.

Source: tiny-creatures