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annaprise: zyenakhsi: anarchist-space-pirate: causiane: subjectzer0s: toobookishtohandle: m–ood: Golden tortoise beetle transforming from gold to red What @gayterenus When your 24 hour premium skin wears off Alright, y'all. Bug nerd here. Yes, this is real. This is Charidotella sexpunctata. It’s able change color like this by filling and emptying its elytra (the wing covers) with water. The mirror-like gold effect is caused by it forcing water into separate layers of its elytra, smoothing them out to the point where they actually reflect light. By drawing the water out, the red pigment beneath is exposed. They do this whenever they’re disturbed as a defense mechanism, likely to mimic foul tasting lady beetles. So, there’s a fun fact. A spy : annaprise: zyenakhsi: anarchist-space-pirate: causiane: subjectzer0s: toobookishtohandle: m–ood: Golden tortoise beetle transforming from gold to red What @gayterenus When your 24 hour premium skin wears off Alright, y'all. Bug nerd here. Yes, this is real. This is Charidotella sexpunctata. It’s able change color like this by filling and emptying its elytra (the wing covers) with water. The mirror-like gold effect is caused by it forcing water into separate layers of its elytra, smoothing them out to the point where they actually reflect light. By drawing the water out, the red pigment beneath is exposed. They do this whenever they’re disturbed as a defense mechanism, likely to mimic foul tasting lady beetles. So, there’s a fun fact. A spy
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re-pu-ta-tion: zigster-ao3: did-you-kno: Harvard has a pigment library that stores old pigment sources, like the ground shells of now-extinct insects, poisonous metals, and wrappings from Egyptian mummies, to preserve the origins of the world’s rarest colors. A few centuries ago, finding a specific color might have meant trekking across the globe to a mineral deposit in the middle of Afghanistan. “Every pigment has its own story,” Narayan Khandekar, the caretaker of the pigment collection, told Fastcodesign. He also shared the stories of some of the most interesting pigments in the collection. Mummy Brown “People would harvest mummies from Egypt and then extract the brown resin material that was on the wrappings around the bodies and turn that into a pigment. It’s a very bizarre kind of pigment, I’ve got to say, but it was very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries.” Cadmium Yellow “Cadmium yellow was introduced in the mid 19th century. It’s a bright yellow that many impressionists used. Cadmium is a heavy metal, very toxic. In the early 20th century, cadmium red was introduced. You find these pigments used in industrial processes. Up until the 1970s, Lego bricks had cadmium pigment in them.” Annatto“The lipstick plant—a small tree, Bixa orellana, native to Central and South America—produces annatto, a natural orange dye. Seeds from the plant are contained in a pod surrounded with a bright red pulp. Currently, annatto is used to color butter, cheese, and cosmetics.” Lapis Lazuli“People would mine it in Afghanistan, ship it across Europe, and it was more expensive than gold so it would have its own budget line on a commission.” Dragon’s Blood“It has a great name, but it’s not from dragons. [The bright red pigment] is from the rattan palm.” Cochineal“This red dye comes from squashed beetles, and it’s used in cosmetics and food.” Emerald Green “This is made from copper acetoarsenite. We had a Van Gogh with a bright green background that was identified as emerald green. Pigments used for artists’ purposes can find their way into use in other areas as well. Emerald green was used as an insecticide, and you often see it on older wood that would be put into the ground, like railroad ties.” Source This is pure alchemy. I love it!  If you know how much I love colors you know how much I’m freaking out right now. I WANT TO BE THERE : did you know? Harvard has a pigment library thait stores old pigment sources, like the ground shells of now-extinct insects poisonous metals, and wrappings from Egyptian mummies, to preserve the origins of the world's rarest colors. 2109 cr Green 1003* #1065 1067 ed Oxide ellow Oohre 897 Tellow Oahre talio s Coulston, Reichard Coula PHOTO: HARVARD ART MUSEUMS/FASTCODESIGN DIDYOUKNOWBLOG.COM re-pu-ta-tion: zigster-ao3: did-you-kno: Harvard has a pigment library that stores old pigment sources, like the ground shells of now-extinct insects, poisonous metals, and wrappings from Egyptian mummies, to preserve the origins of the world’s rarest colors. A few centuries ago, finding a specific color might have meant trekking across the globe to a mineral deposit in the middle of Afghanistan. “Every pigment has its own story,” Narayan Khandekar, the caretaker of the pigment collection, told Fastcodesign. He also shared the stories of some of the most interesting pigments in the collection. Mummy Brown “People would harvest mummies from Egypt and then extract the brown resin material that was on the wrappings around the bodies and turn that into a pigment. It’s a very bizarre kind of pigment, I’ve got to say, but it was very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries.” Cadmium Yellow “Cadmium yellow was introduced in the mid 19th century. It’s a bright yellow that many impressionists used. Cadmium is a heavy metal, very toxic. In the early 20th century, cadmium red was introduced. You find these pigments used in industrial processes. Up until the 1970s, Lego bricks had cadmium pigment in them.” Annatto“The lipstick plant—a small tree, Bixa orellana, native to Central and South America—produces annatto, a natural orange dye. Seeds from the plant are contained in a pod surrounded with a bright red pulp. Currently, annatto is used to color butter, cheese, and cosmetics.” Lapis Lazuli“People would mine it in Afghanistan, ship it across Europe, and it was more expensive than gold so it would have its own budget line on a commission.” Dragon’s Blood“It has a great name, but it’s not from dragons. [The bright red pigment] is from the rattan palm.” Cochineal“This red dye comes from squashed beetles, and it’s used in cosmetics and food.” Emerald Green “This is made from copper acetoarsenite. We had a Van Gogh with a bright green background that was identified as emerald green. Pigments used for artists’ purposes can find their way into use in other areas as well. Emerald green was used as an insecticide, and you often see it on older wood that would be put into the ground, like railroad ties.” Source This is pure alchemy. I love it!  If you know how much I love colors you know how much I’m freaking out right now. I WANT TO BE THERE

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<p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/165886427079/whatisthiscoolstuffyouspeakof-celticpyro" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://whatisthiscoolstuffyouspeakof.tumblr.com/post/165886315441/celticpyro-armedandgayngerous" class="tumblr_blog">whatisthiscoolstuffyouspeakof</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/165886238724/armedandgayngerous-anybodyandsomebody" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://armedandgayngerous.tumblr.com/post/165880612601/anybodyandsomebody-wombatactual-gross-put-it" class="tumblr_blog">armedandgayngerous</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://anybodyandsomebody.tumblr.com/post/165874171484/wombatactual-gross-put-it-back" class="tumblr_blog">anybodyandsomebody</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://wombatactual.tumblr.com/post/165873345193/gross" class="tumblr_blog">wombatactual</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Gross</p></blockquote> <p style="">PUT IT BACK<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>rude; he just wants to fly</p> </blockquote> <p style="">This is oddly adorable.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Yeah, it’s cute, but for some reason I feel like it’s going to kill me.</p> </blockquote> <p style=""> <a href="https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/Sorry-it-just-looks-like-a-huge-wasp">#Sorry it just looks like a huge wasp</a><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/and-I-really-hate-wasps-and-hornets">#and I really hate wasps and hornets</a><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/they-sting-really-hard">#they sting really hard</a> </p><p>That actually looks like a Horned Rhinoceros Beetle, and while I think they’re fairly docile, I agree, big beetles really intimidate me and I don’t like them near me.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>Not gonna lie I would absolutely lose my shit if I saw that thing flying towards me</p>: <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/165886427079/whatisthiscoolstuffyouspeakof-celticpyro" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://whatisthiscoolstuffyouspeakof.tumblr.com/post/165886315441/celticpyro-armedandgayngerous" class="tumblr_blog">whatisthiscoolstuffyouspeakof</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/165886238724/armedandgayngerous-anybodyandsomebody" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://armedandgayngerous.tumblr.com/post/165880612601/anybodyandsomebody-wombatactual-gross-put-it" class="tumblr_blog">armedandgayngerous</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://anybodyandsomebody.tumblr.com/post/165874171484/wombatactual-gross-put-it-back" class="tumblr_blog">anybodyandsomebody</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://wombatactual.tumblr.com/post/165873345193/gross" class="tumblr_blog">wombatactual</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Gross</p></blockquote> <p style="">PUT IT BACK<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>rude; he just wants to fly</p> </blockquote> <p style="">This is oddly adorable.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Yeah, it’s cute, but for some reason I feel like it’s going to kill me.</p> </blockquote> <p style=""> <a href="https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/Sorry-it-just-looks-like-a-huge-wasp">#Sorry it just looks like a huge wasp</a><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/and-I-really-hate-wasps-and-hornets">#and I really hate wasps and hornets</a><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/they-sting-really-hard">#they sting really hard</a> </p><p>That actually looks like a Horned Rhinoceros Beetle, and while I think they’re fairly docile, I agree, big beetles really intimidate me and I don’t like them near me.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>Not gonna lie I would absolutely lose my shit if I saw that thing flying towards me</p>
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<p>Peeing into the toilet water. via /r/memes <a href="http://ift.tt/2uO69UY">http://ift.tt/2uO69UY</a></p>: peeing into the toilet water and noise peeing slowly and making less noise peeing on the side of the bowl to avoid insert body directly into toielt water and peeing directly inside to avoid making noise drinking all toilet water and peeing inside the toilet with no water to avoid making noise drinking your pee and quietly gargling then slowly spitting into toilet over the course of 3 hours to avoid making peeing on the floor then soaking up the pee with a sponge and lathering the sponge in soap and cleaning your toilet with it queezing sponge quietly a military grade on your body while peeing and aiming with a precise 45 degree angle to bounce of the wal into the toilet bowl silenth peeing on your hand and then using a flashlight and magnifiying glass to evaporate the pee without making any noise after several months peeing into your own eyes and blinking several times to sprinkle it into the toilet without making any sounds Peeing directly into the water reservoir so that when someone else pees the flush water blends in with the new pee so it doesn't make any noi Peeing into the sink while it is running so the sound of the pee is overshadowed and doesn't make any noise Peeing into the air with a parabolic arc and catching it in your mouth and then drinking it sot doesn't make any noise Peeing backwards into your asshole which you are holding open until it is full of pee and then clenching it shut and waiting until you have to shit so you can pass it off as dia noise Climbing onto the sink and doing a handstand while slowly peeing onto the lightbulb above the sink so it will slowly vaporize the pee over the course of several hours so it doesn' make any noise Watching psychic videos on Youtube on your phone until you can perfectly predict the feture so you pee at just the right points in bursts over thousands of cosmic rays will irradiate the piss particles until they become radioactive and decay isto the air peeing so the electricity will travel p it and stop your beart and then they bary you be yos learsed to restart your beartbeat from Tibetias mosks so yos wake up agaia and clinb up throngh the dirt and start e lde is Argeatina with yberg inortal Hitler atil yoa can seize poser logether creatiag the Fourth Reich so you hare the travel back is tine and give it to yeur past self so yoe can pee vithost making any rmoing the fleor tles until ysu Carefull can see the dirt below the bathrooms and carefally dgging a bole aver the couse several years releasing the excess dirt threagh yor pant legs every time yea go creating a ak» hottle recycliag machise at the lecal apermaruet to callect vater beetles atil yos bave teas of thousands aad you pee is hem silently over the coarse of your eatire uedergroesd facility ushil you die where hey remain or several billion years un the San becomes a red giaat aad walloes the Earth and the particles will drift is space another civiluatiee's versios ef yes will niverve undergoes beat death but thes of esistesce and the Bext until here are mere left to ascend aad Gee it will loop ntil the process breaks and there i"athiag eft at all, making so aoise <p>Peeing into the toilet water. via /r/memes <a href="http://ift.tt/2uO69UY">http://ift.tt/2uO69UY</a></p>
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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

cool-critters: Violet oil beetle (Meloe violaceus)The violet oil beetle is a species of oil beetle belonging to the family Meloidae subf...

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<p><a href="http://theonion.tumblr.com/post/161781070477/racine-witouting-the-pest-control-products" class="tumblr_blog">theonion</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>RACINE, WI—Touting the pest control product’s effectiveness at buying extra time for squeamish consumers, Raid introduced a new line of boxes for placing over bugs until you muster up the emotional strength to kill them, sources confirmed Tuesday. “Raid’s new Bug Containment Unit can be used to confine spiders, cockroaches, beetles, and other pests while you summon the courage to smash them with a shoe or rolled-up newspaper,” said S. C. Johnson &amp; Son COO Salman Amin, explaining how the 10-by-14-inch cardboard box immobilizes the insect as you pace back and forth, cringing at the thought of how gross crushing it will be, or fretting about accidentally missing and allowing it to escape. “The unit keeps the bug secure as you cycle between building up the nerve to finally kill it and then chickening out over and over again. The box also provides you enough time to convince your roommates or spouse to deal with it instead.” Raid officials went on to confirm the box includes adhesive strips around its opening for those who would prefer to trap the bug and then leave it there indefinitely to suffocate or starve to death.<br/></p></blockquote>: id Raid Introduces New Box To Cover Bug Until You Work Up Emotional Strength To Kill It <p><a href="http://theonion.tumblr.com/post/161781070477/racine-witouting-the-pest-control-products" class="tumblr_blog">theonion</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>RACINE, WI—Touting the pest control product’s effectiveness at buying extra time for squeamish consumers, Raid introduced a new line of boxes for placing over bugs until you muster up the emotional strength to kill them, sources confirmed Tuesday. “Raid’s new Bug Containment Unit can be used to confine spiders, cockroaches, beetles, and other pests while you summon the courage to smash them with a shoe or rolled-up newspaper,” said S. C. Johnson &amp; Son COO Salman Amin, explaining how the 10-by-14-inch cardboard box immobilizes the insect as you pace back and forth, cringing at the thought of how gross crushing it will be, or fretting about accidentally missing and allowing it to escape. “The unit keeps the bug secure as you cycle between building up the nerve to finally kill it and then chickening out over and over again. The box also provides you enough time to convince your roommates or spouse to deal with it instead.” Raid officials went on to confirm the box includes adhesive strips around its opening for those who would prefer to trap the bug and then leave it there indefinitely to suffocate or starve to death.<br/></p></blockquote>

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cool-critters: Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules) The Hercules beetle is a rhinoceros beetle native to the rainforests of Central America, South America, Lesser Antilles, and the Andes. They are large beetles, with some males reaching 17.5 cm including the horn, and a slightly iridescent colouration to their elytra, which also vary in colour from beetle to beetle, and even depending on the humidity. Dynastes hercules is highly sexually dimorphic, with only males exhibiting the characteristic horn.The larval stage of the Hercules beetle will feed on rotting wood during this two year stage. The adult Hercules beetle feeds on fresh and rotting fruit. photo credits: Didier Descouens, wiki, Novita Estiti : cool-critters: Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules) The Hercules beetle is a rhinoceros beetle native to the rainforests of Central America, South America, Lesser Antilles, and the Andes. They are large beetles, with some males reaching 17.5 cm including the horn, and a slightly iridescent colouration to their elytra, which also vary in colour from beetle to beetle, and even depending on the humidity. Dynastes hercules is highly sexually dimorphic, with only males exhibiting the characteristic horn.The larval stage of the Hercules beetle will feed on rotting wood during this two year stage. The adult Hercules beetle feeds on fresh and rotting fruit. photo credits: Didier Descouens, wiki, Novita Estiti

cool-critters: Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules) The Hercules beetle is a rhinoceros beetle native to the rainforests of Central Americ...

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