Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Eyelashes Onna Stick

Image: NOAA Photo Library
Actinoscyphia sp.
The Venus Flytrap Anemone is 100% pure eyelashes!

With, er, stinging cells and a carnivorous appetite attached.

Image: NOAA Photo Library
You can't say they don't give fair warning. I mean, they're as orange as a construction worker's safety vest.

They also look like victims of The Eyeshadow Murderer. That's the one that leaves his victims with shadows where their eyes should be.

Any fish or shrimp or some such with a little too much investigative interest in that cavernous eye socket is liable to learn something very interesting indeed.

Those aren't just eyelashes. They're pain-inducing prison bars. And there's a stomach not far away just aching to say hello.

Image: NOAA Photo Library
You live and learn.

Well. You learn, at least.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Mole Cricket

Image: Mark Yokoyama
You know how you shouldn't make a mountain out of a molehill?

Well, this might be your best opportunity to make a bonsai mountain that's even smaller than the average molehill! Just don't make a big mountain out of your little mountain.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Tangled Tubeworm

Image: John Turnbull
Filograna implexa
Worms. Lots and lots of worms. Uncountable hundreds and thousands of worms all hanging out together in a home of their own making.

What would that look like?

Wednesday, 15 March 2017


Image: NOAA
Chiroteuthis is MOSTLY tentacles. Glad to see they've got their priorities in order!

Monday, 13 March 2017

Knitting Shrimp

Image: Moorea Biocode
Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just settling down for some knitting?

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Big World

It's a very big world...

For a very small pillow.

This tiny (or normal) version of the Giant Red Velvet Mite is just 3 mm long!
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