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moonsofavalon: prokopetz: thesallowbeldam: momma-crow: 1petulantkitten: 1petulantkitten: artistil: weavemama: BY A WHAT THATS ALL THE BIG SCARIES IN ONE BUG TFFFJU Give it a dime, apparently. Had to go research this thing, and the answer to what to do if it stings you is scream. from Wikipedia- “One researcher described the pain as “…immediate, excruciating, unrelenting pain that simply shuts down one’s ability to do anything, except scream. Mental discipline simply does not work in these situations. In terms of scale, the wasp’s sting is rated near the top of the Schmidt sting pain index, second only to that of the bullet ant, and is described by Schmidt as “blinding, fierce [and] shockingly electric”.“ Soooooo…dissociate to escape or? It’s laying eggs in you. Let’s back up a second and fully appreciate that description. The Schmidt sting pain index, a widely used classification system for the bites and stings of ants, bees and wasps, is literally the personal ranking system of a guy named Justin Schmidt, who goes around letting bugs sting him for science. Like, that’s this Thing as a scientist. In one entry, he describes the sting of the common bee as “almost pleasant, [like] a lover just bit your earlobe a little too hard.” In another, the sting of the yellowjacket is described as “hot and smoky, almost irreverent. Imagine W. C. Fields extinguishing a cigar on your tongue.“ So when the Schmidt sting pain index characterises the sting of the tarantula hawk as “blinding, fierce [and] shockingly electric”, well, now you know what your standard for comparison is! this is fascinating but when do we kinkshame Justin Schmidt : WHIO-TV @whioty Do you know what to do if you're bitten by a tarantula hawk wasp? on.whio.com/2tjwp8x 7/3/17, 3:13 PM moonsofavalon: prokopetz: thesallowbeldam: momma-crow: 1petulantkitten: 1petulantkitten: artistil: weavemama: BY A WHAT THATS ALL THE BIG SCARIES IN ONE BUG TFFFJU Give it a dime, apparently. Had to go research this thing, and the answer to what to do if it stings you is scream. from Wikipedia- “One researcher described the pain as “…immediate, excruciating, unrelenting pain that simply shuts down one’s ability to do anything, except scream. Mental discipline simply does not work in these situations. In terms of scale, the wasp’s sting is rated near the top of the Schmidt sting pain index, second only to that of the bullet ant, and is described by Schmidt as “blinding, fierce [and] shockingly electric”.“ Soooooo…dissociate to escape or? It’s laying eggs in you. Let’s back up a second and fully appreciate that description. The Schmidt sting pain index, a widely used classification system for the bites and stings of ants, bees and wasps, is literally the personal ranking system of a guy named Justin Schmidt, who goes around letting bugs sting him for science. Like, that’s this Thing as a scientist. In one entry, he describes the sting of the common bee as “almost pleasant, [like] a lover just bit your earlobe a little too hard.” In another, the sting of the yellowjacket is described as “hot and smoky, almost irreverent. Imagine W. C. Fields extinguishing a cigar on your tongue.“ So when the Schmidt sting pain index characterises the sting of the tarantula hawk as “blinding, fierce [and] shockingly electric”, well, now you know what your standard for comparison is! this is fascinating but when do we kinkshame Justin Schmidt

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overlookbarkeep: 985374: sixpenceee: parissummers: transcendent-destiny: sabrina-jessica: callingalltherejects: yurilolita: thenecrodroid: subliminality: sixpenceee: Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from almonds to strawberries to the alfalfa used to feed dairy cows. What happens if the bees disappear? It’s simple: No bees, no food. Believe it or not, you have a bee to thank for every one in three bites of food you eat. Scientists know that bees are dying from a variety of factors—pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air pollution, global warming and more. Many of these causes are interrelated. The bottom line is that we know humans are largely responsible for the two most prominent causes: pesticides and habitat loss. (Source Source) You can order a shirt here A portion of the profits will go to The Honeybee Conservancy I have never needed a shirt this bad! AND part of the profits are going to The Honeybee Conservancy! I’m sold! Need to buy IM BUYING—- AS A FORMER BEEKEEPER I N E E D THIS @transcendent-destiny you need this lol Everyone needs this!! I JUST BOUGHT ONE, SAVE THE F*CKING BEES Save the bees!  This is something I can get behind. Ordered.: Save The Bees Save The Bees Save The Bees overlookbarkeep: 985374: sixpenceee: parissummers: transcendent-destiny: sabrina-jessica: callingalltherejects: yurilolita: thenecrodroid: subliminality: sixpenceee: Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from almonds to strawberries to the alfalfa used to feed dairy cows. What happens if the bees disappear? It’s simple: No bees, no food. Believe it or not, you have a bee to thank for every one in three bites of food you eat. Scientists know that bees are dying from a variety of factors—pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air pollution, global warming and more. Many of these causes are interrelated. The bottom line is that we know humans are largely responsible for the two most prominent causes: pesticides and habitat loss. (Source Source) You can order a shirt here A portion of the profits will go to The Honeybee Conservancy I have never needed a shirt this bad! AND part of the profits are going to The Honeybee Conservancy! I’m sold! Need to buy IM BUYING—- AS A FORMER BEEKEEPER I N E E D THIS @transcendent-destiny you need this lol Everyone needs this!! I JUST BOUGHT ONE, SAVE THE F*CKING BEES Save the bees!  This is something I can get behind. Ordered.
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osberend: iopele: suspendnodisbelief: naamahdarling: optimysticals: youwantmuchmore: thebestoftumbling: golden eagle having a relaxing time This is the world’s largest flying Engine of Murder marveling at the fact that it can actually have its tummy rubbed. I feel like this is the next step up on “loose your fingers” roulette from petting a kittie’s tummy, but just below belly rubs for say a lion. Can someone who knows birds better than I do tell me whether this eagle is as happy as it looks?  Because I want it to be happy.  It looks so happy.  Bewildered by having a friend, but so happy. Just popping on this thread to confirm: yes, the eagle is happy about the belly rubs. Golden eagles make this sound when receiving allopreening and similar affectionate and soothing treatment from their parents and mates. It’s the “I am safe and well fed, and somebody familiar is taking good care of me” sound. Angry raptors and wounded raptors make some pretty dramatic hisses and shrieks; frightened raptors go dead silent and try to hide if they can, or fluff up big and get loud and in-your-face if hiding isn’t an option. They can easily sever a finger or break the bones of a human hand or wrist, and even with a very thick leather falconer’s gauntlet, I’ve known falconers to leave a mews (hawk house) with graphic punctures THROUGH the gauntlet into the meat of their hands and arms, just from buteos and kestrels way smaller than this eagle. A pissed off hawk will make damn sure you don’t try twice whatever you pulled that pissed her off, even if she’s been human-imprinted. If you’re ever unsure about an animal’s level of okayness with something that’s happening, there are three spot-check questions you can ask, to common-sense your way through it: 1. Is the animal capable of defending itself or making a threatening or fearful display, or otherwise giving protest, and if so, is it using this ability? (e.g. dog snarling or biting, swan hissing, horse kicking or biting) 2. Does the animal experience an incentive-based relationship with the human? (i.e. does the animal have a reason, in the animal’s frame of reference, for being near this human? e.g. dog sharing companionship / food / shelter, hawk receiving good quality abundant food and shelter and medical care from a falconer) 3. Is the animal a domesticated species, with at least a full century of consistent species cohabitation with humans? (Domesticated animals frequently are conditioned from birth or by selective breeding to be unbothered by human actions that upset their feral nearest relatives.) In this situation, YES the eagle can self-defend, YES the eagle has incentive to cooperate with and trust the human handler, and NO the eagle is not a domesticated species, meaning we can expect a high level of reactivity to distress, compared to domestic animals: if the eagle was distressed, it would be pretty visible and apparent to the viewer. These aren’t a universally applicable metric, but they’re a good start for mammal and bird interactions. Pair that with the knowledge that eagles reserve those chirps for calm environments, and you can be pretty secure and comfy in the knowledge that the big honkin’ birb is happy and cozy. Also, to anybody wondering, falconers are almost single-handedly responsible for the recovery from near-extinction of several raptor species, including and especially peregrine falcons. Most hawks only live with the falconer for a year, and most of that year is spent getting the bird in ideal condition for survival and success as a wild breeding adult. Falconers are extensively trained and dedicated wildlife conservationists, pretty much by definition, especially in the continental USA, and they make up an unspeakably important part of the overall conservation of predatory bird species. Predatory birds are an important part of every ecosystem they inhabit. Just like apiarists and their bees, the relationship between falconer and hawk is one of great benefit to the animal and the ecosystem, in exchange for a huge amount of time, effort, expense, and education on the part of the human, for very little personal benefit to that one human. It’s definitely not exploitation of the bird, and most hawks working with falconers are hawks who absolutely would not have reached adulthood without human help: the sick, the injured, and the “runts” of the nest who don’t receive adequate resources from their own parents. These are, by and large, wonderful people who are in love with the natural world and putting a lifetime of knowledge and sheer exhausting work into conserving it and its winged wonders. reblogged for excellent info, I’m so glad that big gorgeous birb really is as happy as it looks! Today’s bit of positive activism: A reminder that, although the world may contain many bad and awful things, it also contains an enormous winged predator clucking happily as a human gives it a belly rub. : osberend: iopele: suspendnodisbelief: naamahdarling: optimysticals: youwantmuchmore: thebestoftumbling: golden eagle having a relaxing time This is the world’s largest flying Engine of Murder marveling at the fact that it can actually have its tummy rubbed. I feel like this is the next step up on “loose your fingers” roulette from petting a kittie’s tummy, but just below belly rubs for say a lion. Can someone who knows birds better than I do tell me whether this eagle is as happy as it looks?  Because I want it to be happy.  It looks so happy.  Bewildered by having a friend, but so happy. Just popping on this thread to confirm: yes, the eagle is happy about the belly rubs. Golden eagles make this sound when receiving allopreening and similar affectionate and soothing treatment from their parents and mates. It’s the “I am safe and well fed, and somebody familiar is taking good care of me” sound. Angry raptors and wounded raptors make some pretty dramatic hisses and shrieks; frightened raptors go dead silent and try to hide if they can, or fluff up big and get loud and in-your-face if hiding isn’t an option. They can easily sever a finger or break the bones of a human hand or wrist, and even with a very thick leather falconer’s gauntlet, I’ve known falconers to leave a mews (hawk house) with graphic punctures THROUGH the gauntlet into the meat of their hands and arms, just from buteos and kestrels way smaller than this eagle. A pissed off hawk will make damn sure you don’t try twice whatever you pulled that pissed her off, even if she’s been human-imprinted. If you’re ever unsure about an animal’s level of okayness with something that’s happening, there are three spot-check questions you can ask, to common-sense your way through it: 1. Is the animal capable of defending itself or making a threatening or fearful display, or otherwise giving protest, and if so, is it using this ability? (e.g. dog snarling or biting, swan hissing, horse kicking or biting) 2. Does the animal experience an incentive-based relationship with the human? (i.e. does the animal have a reason, in the animal’s frame of reference, for being near this human? e.g. dog sharing companionship / food / shelter, hawk receiving good quality abundant food and shelter and medical care from a falconer) 3. Is the animal a domesticated species, with at least a full century of consistent species cohabitation with humans? (Domesticated animals frequently are conditioned from birth or by selective breeding to be unbothered by human actions that upset their feral nearest relatives.) In this situation, YES the eagle can self-defend, YES the eagle has incentive to cooperate with and trust the human handler, and NO the eagle is not a domesticated species, meaning we can expect a high level of reactivity to distress, compared to domestic animals: if the eagle was distressed, it would be pretty visible and apparent to the viewer. These aren’t a universally applicable metric, but they’re a good start for mammal and bird interactions. Pair that with the knowledge that eagles reserve those chirps for calm environments, and you can be pretty secure and comfy in the knowledge that the big honkin’ birb is happy and cozy. Also, to anybody wondering, falconers are almost single-handedly responsible for the recovery from near-extinction of several raptor species, including and especially peregrine falcons. Most hawks only live with the falconer for a year, and most of that year is spent getting the bird in ideal condition for survival and success as a wild breeding adult. Falconers are extensively trained and dedicated wildlife conservationists, pretty much by definition, especially in the continental USA, and they make up an unspeakably important part of the overall conservation of predatory bird species. Predatory birds are an important part of every ecosystem they inhabit. Just like apiarists and their bees, the relationship between falconer and hawk is one of great benefit to the animal and the ecosystem, in exchange for a huge amount of time, effort, expense, and education on the part of the human, for very little personal benefit to that one human. It’s definitely not exploitation of the bird, and most hawks working with falconers are hawks who absolutely would not have reached adulthood without human help: the sick, the injured, and the “runts” of the nest who don’t receive adequate resources from their own parents. These are, by and large, wonderful people who are in love with the natural world and putting a lifetime of knowledge and sheer exhausting work into conserving it and its winged wonders. reblogged for excellent info, I’m so glad that big gorgeous birb really is as happy as it looks! Today’s bit of positive activism: A reminder that, although the world may contain many bad and awful things, it also contains an enormous winged predator clucking happily as a human gives it a belly rub.
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Beese: Nic Sampson @NicSampson A lot of people have been asking about my infamous playlist for having sex so here you go FOR HAVING SEX SHUFFLE PLAY Download Girl EXPLICIT The Internet, KAYTRANADA Ego Death Let's Get It Started The Black Eyed Peas . Let's Get It Started Come Over Here Joshua Ticsay Rhythm and Greens Lie Down EXPLICIT James Arthur James Arthur (Deluxe) On My Bed My Revolver. My Revolver Take Off Your Dress Clifton Chenier Bogalusa Boogie Wait NoMBe. Wait Girl The Internet Devices Available Home Browse Search Radio Your Library FOR HAVING SEX SHUFFLE PLAY What's That Sound The Beatangers Get Up Everybody EP In the Wardrobe Trip Inside Me Open One of the Doors I Heard An Owl Carrie Newcomer The Gathering Of Spirits Oh Shit! Eptic, FuntCase. Rampage She Keeps Bees Eight Houses Attacking Me The Sharpee's . Strangers Scratching and Screaming Chelsea Grin Self Inflicted (Deluxe Edition) Swooping Matthew O'Nei Cabinamaneous Girl The Internet ) Devices Available Home Browse Search Radio Your Library FOR HAVING SEX SHUFFLE PLAY Clawing My Skull the Stupid Stupid Henchmen . Carbombs Are Cool Get Out Fly My Pretties The Return of Fly My Pretties Oh Shit!! EXPLICIT Injury Reserve Floss More Jess Best Kid Agairn Owls SwuM . Runway Everywhere Michelle Branch . The Spirit Room (U.S. Version) EXPLICIT Kendrick Lamar. Disturbed Achtung Samurai We Are. The Nest Girl The Internet Devices Available Home Browse Search Radio Your Library FOR HAVING SEX SHUFFLE PLAY Save Yourself, l'll Hold Them Back EXPLICIT My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Hooting & Howling Wild Beasts Two Dancers Owls. Shadows. Tears. Epik High [e]motion Screams Blue Oyster Cult Blue Oyster Cult Then Brad Paisley American Saturday Night Nothing The Script . Science & Faith Nothing but the Rain Carcer City Infinite // Unknown and EXPLICIT EDEN. i think you think too much of me Owl Hoots and Insects at Night Girl. The Internet ) Devices Available Home Browse Search Radio Your Library
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cool-critters: Violet oil beetle (Meloe violaceus)The violet oil beetle is a species of oil beetle belonging to the family Meloidae subfamily Meloinae. These beetles are present in most of Europe, in East Palearctic ecozone, in the Near East and in North Africa. The body of Meloe violaceus is 10–30 mm long, females are somewhat larger than the males. The adults live on a sunny, dry area with flowering plants, feeding on pollen.The larvae have an exclusively parasitic life, primarily in the nests of solitary bees, or sometimes of locusts. If the larvae have inadvertently selected a honey bee, they die in the hive and may cause serious damage.photo credits: Siga, Darkone: cool-critters: Violet oil beetle (Meloe violaceus)The violet oil beetle is a species of oil beetle belonging to the family Meloidae subfamily Meloinae. These beetles are present in most of Europe, in East Palearctic ecozone, in the Near East and in North Africa. The body of Meloe violaceus is 10–30 mm long, females are somewhat larger than the males. The adults live on a sunny, dry area with flowering plants, feeding on pollen.The larvae have an exclusively parasitic life, primarily in the nests of solitary bees, or sometimes of locusts. If the larvae have inadvertently selected a honey bee, they die in the hive and may cause serious damage.photo credits: Siga, Darkone

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I dont know how to make a long post tho: Ever seen this kind of image? BROS NOT BROS They just want to see what you're playing. You better thank them for giving your dumb ass honey and keeping the flowers alive and shit These dicks wear the bee unifornm to troll wildiife and YOU. Do not fooled, these guys exist only to fuck you up and don't care what you're playing Don't believe everything you see on the internet! BRO BROS They just want what you're thank them for dumb ass honey and he flowers alive and shit These dicks bee uniform to troll wildife fooled, these guys ex Do not ly to fuck you up and don't care youre playing Here are some facts about bees, wasps and hornets: 1. Bees, wasps AND hornets all help to pollinate flowers. So if you want to fucking live you better not clap these things to death 2. Hornets and wasps kill of ,.varmints" like caterpillars, mos- quitoes, spiders, horseflies and more 3. In a month ONE hornet folk can eat up to 15kg of insects. A wasp folk makes at least half of this in the same time 4. Wasp or hornet poison isn't more dangerous than bee poison. In fact: bee poison is three times more poisonous! 5. Wasps contribute A LOT to the quality of wine, beer and bread. They carry essential yeast fungus in their stomach and distribute them all around their living space. Over 17 yeast fungus have been found in the stomachs of wasps and none of them in bees. And they even bequeath them to their young So if vou prick want some ice wine, beer, bread and you don't wanna die by 2050 you better not smack these to death and act like a screaming little girl! In the end: every animal on this world has its purpose! Educate yourself Not too sure about humanity tho and for sorry my eng Potato bee Source: https://blog.wwf.de/umgang-mit-wespen/ I dont know how to make a long post tho
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starrose17: sassyhail: chocolatequeennk: afleshjackforblainecharitydrive: dbvictoria: 25% of the people have a 4th cone and see colors as they are Given the sudden interest for the color of dresses and vision, here some of the fascinating findings we did recently. The color nuances we see depend on the number and distribution of cones (=color receptors) in our eye. You can check this rainbow: how many color nuances do you count? You see less than 20 color nuances: you are a dichromats, like dogs, which means you have 2 types of cones only. You are likely to wear black, beige, and blue. 25% of the population is dichromat. You see between 20 and 32 color nuances: you are a trichromat, you have 3 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green and red area). You enjoy different colors as you can appreciate them. 50% of the population is trichromat. You see between 33 and 39 colors: you are a tetrachromat, like bees, and have 4 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green, red plus yellow area). You are irritated by yellow, so this color will be nowhere to be found in your wardrobe. 25% of the population is tetrachromat. You see more than 39 color nuances: come on, you are making up things! there are only 39 different colors in the test and probably only 35 are properly translated by your computer screen anyway :) It is highly probable that people who have an additional 4th cone do not get tricked by blue/black or white/gold dresses, no matter the background light ;) (x) I see 21 colors. I had no idea there are so many more. I see 35-39 colours, and I hate the colour yellow. That was actually what made me curious enough to stop scrolling and count. Who knew there was a scientific reason behind my colour preferences?So the idea here is that what I see as annoyingly, garishly bright, most people don’t see as clearly, and that’s why it’s “cheerful?” (I’ve never understood that description of yellow.) I barely saw 18 or 19. Dang :/ Seriously? I see all 39 extremely easily. 39, but only just ( then again, I am looking at this through a very damaged phone screen ): starrose17: sassyhail: chocolatequeennk: afleshjackforblainecharitydrive: dbvictoria: 25% of the people have a 4th cone and see colors as they are Given the sudden interest for the color of dresses and vision, here some of the fascinating findings we did recently. The color nuances we see depend on the number and distribution of cones (=color receptors) in our eye. You can check this rainbow: how many color nuances do you count? You see less than 20 color nuances: you are a dichromats, like dogs, which means you have 2 types of cones only. You are likely to wear black, beige, and blue. 25% of the population is dichromat. You see between 20 and 32 color nuances: you are a trichromat, you have 3 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green and red area). You enjoy different colors as you can appreciate them. 50% of the population is trichromat. You see between 33 and 39 colors: you are a tetrachromat, like bees, and have 4 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green, red plus yellow area). You are irritated by yellow, so this color will be nowhere to be found in your wardrobe. 25% of the population is tetrachromat. You see more than 39 color nuances: come on, you are making up things! there are only 39 different colors in the test and probably only 35 are properly translated by your computer screen anyway :) It is highly probable that people who have an additional 4th cone do not get tricked by blue/black or white/gold dresses, no matter the background light ;) (x) I see 21 colors. I had no idea there are so many more. I see 35-39 colours, and I hate the colour yellow. That was actually what made me curious enough to stop scrolling and count. Who knew there was a scientific reason behind my colour preferences?So the idea here is that what I see as annoyingly, garishly bright, most people don’t see as clearly, and that’s why it’s “cheerful?” (I’ve never understood that description of yellow.) I barely saw 18 or 19. Dang :/ Seriously? I see all 39 extremely easily. 39, but only just ( then again, I am looking at this through a very damaged phone screen )

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