Tuesday, July 22, 2014
fat-birds:


Monitor naps are the best. [x]

ohgodohmygodohhhhmygod

fat-birds:

Monitor naps are the best. [x]

ohgodohmygodohhhhmygod

crispysnakes:

Come on folks, there are only a few days left to comment on this!  Deadline is July 24th!  This Thursday!

All Americans who appreciate their freedom to have pets should comment. This may only affect big snake keepers now, but any species could be the next target. The entire pet community is being picked apart as we are not supporting each other in protecting our freedoms. Support your pet and reptile community and comment today! Over 80 million American households have pets. Over five million of those have pet reptiles. There should be tens or hundreds of thousands of comments made against adding additional species to the Constrictor Rule. This needs to be shared! Below are Talking Points, comment links, mailing address, sample letter, FAQ and more. 
Deadline is July 24 (no extension): Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is taking additional comments regarding listing five species of snakes (Boa constrictor, Reticulated python, DeSchauensee’s anaconda, Green anaconda and Beni anaconda) as injurious under the Lacey Act. These species were originally proposed in 2010. If listed, FWS would ban interstate transportation/commerce and importation. Remember to be professional and civil with your comments.
Comments must be submitted at www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015-4570 and clicking Comment Now! in the upper right. You may also comment at www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015-4570.



WHAT’S THIS ABOUT?  WHAT CAN YOU WRITE?  CLICK HERE AND SCROLL DOWN.



Please guys, if you haven’t yet, go visit the site and comment to defend our ability to keep our animals.  If you missed why this is so important to us (and me) last time, it’s this: once added to the Lacey act, these animals cannot be moved or sold across state lines. 


For me, and in time you (you know they’re coming for BPs and smaller exotics next, just look at the bans coming out of West Virginia and the Carolinas), this means:

1.  If you get a job in another state or have to move to another state, you cannot take your pet(s) with you like a responsible owner.
2.  If your vet is across state lines or you have to seek medical attention for your animal across state lines, you can’t take it there.
3.  You can’t ship in or ship out from your state, destroying any chance at a solid business.
4.  Do you travel from state to state doing educational programs with your animals?  Good luck.  You might be able to get a permit for it.  Maybe.  If they’re feeling generous.
5.  Conservation through captive breeding?  Not anymore. 

And if you get caught trying to take your pet or sell your stock over state lines?
1.  Up to $10,000 in fines
2.  Jail time
3.  Congratulations, you are now a felon.

So again, please help us stop this assault on responsible reptile ownership.

Two more days. Come on people!

crispysnakes:

Come on folks, there are only a few days left to comment on this!  Deadline is July 24th!  This Thursday!

All Americans who appreciate their freedom to have pets should comment. This may only affect big snake keepers now, but any species could be the next target. The entire pet community is being picked apart as we are not supporting each other in protecting our freedoms. Support your pet and reptile community and comment today! Over 80 million American households have pets. Over five million of those have pet reptiles. There should be tens or hundreds of thousands of comments made against adding additional species to the Constrictor Rule. This needs to be shared! Below are Talking Points, comment links, mailing address, sample letter, FAQ and more. 

Deadline is July 24 (no extension): Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is taking additional comments regarding listing five species of snakes (Boa constrictor, Reticulated python, DeSchauensee’s anaconda, Green anaconda and Beni anaconda) as injurious under the Lacey Act. These species were originally proposed in 2010. If listed, FWS would ban interstate transportation/commerce and importation. Remember to be professional and civil with your comments.

Comments must be submitted at www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015-4570 and clicking Comment Now! in the upper right. You may also comment at www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015-4570.
Please guys, if you haven’t yet, go visit the site and comment to defend our ability to keep our animals.  If you missed why this is so important to us (and me) last time, it’s this: once added to the Lacey act, these animals cannot be moved or sold across state lines. 
For me, and in time you (you know they’re coming for BPs and smaller exotics next, just look at the bans coming out of West Virginia and the Carolinas), this means:
1.  If you get a job in another state or have to move to another state, you cannot take your pet(s) with you like a responsible owner.
2.  If your vet is across state lines or you have to seek medical attention for your animal across state lines, you can’t take it there.
3.  You can’t ship in or ship out from your state, destroying any chance at a solid business.
4.  Do you travel from state to state doing educational programs with your animals?  Good luck.  You might be able to get a permit for it.  Maybe.  If they’re feeling generous.
5.  Conservation through captive breeding?  Not anymore. 
And if you get caught trying to take your pet or sell your stock over state lines?
1.  Up to $10,000 in fines
2.  Jail time
3.  Congratulations, you are now a felon.
So again, please help us stop this assault on responsible reptile ownership.

Two more days. Come on people!

libutron:

Gaboon viper
Bitis gabonica (Viperidae), the Gaboon Viper is a formidable and beautiful African snake, with wide, massive and heavy body, triangular head and short tail. The adults usually measure about 140 cm in length.
Although the toxicity of its venom (cytotoxic and neurotoxic) is rather low compared to other poisonous serpents, this is compensated by the large amount that can be inoculated in each bite.
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Ricardo Ramírez
Locality: Captive, from Africa

"poisonous serpents"”poisonous”

libutron:

Gaboon viper

Bitis gabonica (Viperidae), the Gaboon Viper is a formidable and beautiful African snake, with wide, massive and heavy body, triangular head and short tail. The adults usually measure about 140 cm in length.

Although the toxicity of its venom (cytotoxic and neurotoxic) is rather low compared to other poisonous serpents, this is compensated by the large amount that can be inoculated in each bite.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Ricardo Ramírez

Locality: Captive, from Africa

"poisonous serpents"
poisonous

rhamphotheca:

'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens

Central American immigrants in Baltimore, MD are helping migratory song birds that make the seasonal journey from their old home countries to the city they now call home.

by Ricardo Sandoval-Palos and Lauren Migaki

A couple of times a month, a group of migrant women and their children gather to plant shrubs and flowers in Baltimore’s expansive Patterson Park.

The gardens feed and shelter migratory birds as part of the Patterson Park Audubon Center’s Bird Ambassadors program.

Neotropical birds like the black-throated blue warbler and the Baltimore oriole migrate from the East Coast down to places like Mexico and Central America for the winter, says Susie Creamer, director of urban education and conservation at the center…

(read more and listen: NPR.org)

photos by Susie Creamer/Patterson Park Audubon Center & USFWS-NE Region

Black-throated Blue, my favorite warbler!

Occupation: Reptile Breeder

mkmorphs:

Also known as: 24/7 shit cleaner!

This is what it’s like.

ladyzolstice:

neraaljonreblogs:

piratescarfy:

toxeh:

vondell-swain:

vaporheart:

hospitalvespers:

holy shit

IT’S BACK. MY FAVORITE VIDEO

SINGING DO WA DIDDY DIDDY DUM DITTY DO!

HELLO AGAIN SATAN FISH

This was one of my first reblogs on this stupid site and I don’t regret a thing

THERE ARE ACTUAL TEARS IN MY EYES

This isn’t within the normal scope of my blog, but I’ll make an exception.

musts:

by © Craig Leach
Green Tree Python

musts:

by © Craig Leach

Green Tree Python

(Source: musts)

scienceisbeauty:

Many thanks to @MikeatPrinceton for sending me this tumblr page, that will guide you to “Art of Science”, a  exhibition site from Princeton University that explores the interplay between science and art, exactly the same philosophy who inspire this very blog. So I picked out some nice pictures from the 2013 gallery for this post, precisely these ((from top to bottom and left to right)):

- Light eddies

- Bridging the gap

- The history of gliding

- Electron turnstile

- Worm water slide

- Conducting path

Blossoming flame

- Hoodoos

- Tropical sunset

emmiebar5:

i’m sorry, but this tweet is the best

emmiebar5:

i’m sorry, but this tweet is the best

Monday, July 21, 2014
owlsstuff:

More irresistible owls here: http://ift.tt/JQ5da3 Photo source (http://ift.tt/1zWJTFn)

owlsstuff:

More irresistible owls here: http://ift.tt/JQ5da3 Photo source (http://ift.tt/1zWJTFn)

hkirkh:

a happy caterpillar

It has a happy butt :)

hkirkh:

a happy caterpillar

It has a happy butt :)

Friday, July 18, 2014
urbpan:

thatscienceguy:

A guy cleaning his teeth the old fanshioned way.

How far back do they go? I was worried he would swallow one. 

urbpan:

thatscienceguy:

A guy cleaning his teeth the old fanshioned way.

How far back do they go? I was worried he would swallow one. 

rhamphotheca:

Mysterious 500 Million-Year-Old Ocean Predators Could Be the Ancestors of Spiders
by Annalee Newitz
Anomalocarids are one of the oldest families of animals on Earth, and they looked like nightmarish sea scorpions. But a new fossil discovery actually contains traces of their brain structure — and amazingly, their half-billion-year-old brains look a lot like an arachnid’s.
Though some anomalocarids may have been as big as 7 feet long, these newly-discovered specimens are closer to the size of today’s arachnids. The critters you see fossilized below are about 8 cm long. Still, they look pretty insane — especially when you consider that their segmented heads are so similar to what we’d see in an arachnid today. A team of paleontologists led by Peiyun Cong found the three gorgeously-preserved anomalocarid fossils in Yunnan Province, and described them today in Nature…
(read more at io9)
Anomalocarid illustration by John Meszaros

If only I could make fabric printed with this illustration.

rhamphotheca:

Mysterious 500 Million-Year-Old Ocean Predators Could Be the Ancestors of Spiders

by Annalee Newitz

Anomalocarids are one of the oldest families of animals on Earth, and they looked like nightmarish sea scorpions. But a new fossil discovery actually contains traces of their brain structure — and amazingly, their half-billion-year-old brains look a lot like an arachnid’s.

Though some anomalocarids may have been as big as 7 feet long, these newly-discovered specimens are closer to the size of today’s arachnids. The critters you see fossilized below are about 8 cm long. Still, they look pretty insane — especially when you consider that their segmented heads are so similar to what we’d see in an arachnid today. A team of paleontologists led by Peiyun Cong found the three gorgeously-preserved anomalocarid fossils in Yunnan Province, and described them today in Nature

(read more at io9)

Anomalocarid illustration by John Meszaros

If only I could make fabric printed with this illustration.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
uninterruptednonsense:

loveandzombies:

WHAT IS THIS FROM

Disney’s Fantasia 2000 :::: Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.
a.k.a. the best part of the movie
I feel strongly about this~!
Make sure to press full-screen!!

Firebird Suite - Igor Stravinsky’s Disney’s Fantasia 2000 from Ivan Wenger on Vimeo.

The only time I have loved a modern adaptation so much more than the original ballet’s plot. Masterful, emotional use of the ronde, Katcheii’s dance, lullaby and final theme, even abbreviated. And of course the use of the firebird symbol!Y’all, please watch the video full screen (but BEWARE the jump scare. Very loud, it gets me every time.)

uninterruptednonsense:

loveandzombies:

WHAT IS THIS FROM

Disney’s Fantasia 2000 :::: Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.

a.k.a. the best part of the movie

I feel strongly about this~!

Make sure to press full-screen!!

Firebird Suite - Igor Stravinsky’s Disney’s Fantasia 2000 from Ivan Wenger on Vimeo.

The only time I have loved a modern adaptation so much more than the original ballet’s plot. Masterful, emotional use of the ronde, Katcheii’s dance, lullaby and final theme, even abbreviated. And of course the use of the firebird symbol!

Y’all, please watch the video full screen (but BEWARE the jump scare. Very loud, it gets me every time.)

(Source: an-abundance-of-disney)