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prettyeyezciya: jess-curious: dynastylnoire: hugochillingsworth: onlyblackgirl: bruddabois: sobeitjay: catmasterfunk: thehighpriestofreverseracism: This is beautiful i will literally never not reblog this. do people really say that Yea I’ve heard people say that shit Yes, they say it all the time. http://instagram.com/miryamlumpini Here’s her account, her tattoos are so fantastic to look at. reblogging for the tattoo artists IG to be boosted I keep seeing this post and I’ve gotta speak up on it, because that isn’t a good example of color on dark skin.  I’m a tattoo artist, and I’ve had a bunch of clients come in saying they were told dark skin can’t take any color whatsoever, which is bullshit. The long and short of it is dark skin can take plenty of color, provided it isn’t too light. Tattoos look best when they’re fresh because the ink is still on the top layer of open skin. As the skin heals over the tattoo, the color gets less vibrant and defined. This is true of anybody of any skin tone. Tattoo pigments tend to act a lot like watercolor; they’re not terribly opaque in the skin, meaning that as that tattoo ages, the white will fade into patches of slightly lighter skin, and may disappear altogether, as will lighter colors like yellows and pinks. Many artists consider doing tattoos entirely or mostly in white ink to be irresponsible for that reason, and use white ink very sparingly to create small highlights, in places where even faded ink will add contrast. Notice how the yellow is all but gone on even the lightest skin, while the deeper reds have stayed. And that isn’t even factoring in sun exposure, how often the skin is submerged in water, friction, or how the skin in the area bends and flexes. I know extremely pale people who lost all the color in their tattoos in 5 years due to a variety of those factors; I’m pale as they come, and the yellow in my oldest tattoo is only 2 years old and already super faded.  Color that lasts a long time is darker and more saturated than the skin it’s in. See how the butterfly is still noticeably purple, and stands out in all the skin tones? Teals, yellows, pinks and whites photograph beautifully in dark skin, but ultimately don’t have longevity as tattoos. Dark skin, however, can still take reds, blues, greens, purples, and browns beautifully! The best way to make color vivid in any skin is to put it in a strong black outline; tattoos like the one below will look like bruises as they age, and the fading color doesn’t have structured black to contrast and frame it. Here’s some color on dark skin that will age well! The yellows in this tattoo are very saturated and framed in lots of solid black; even if they fade, the fish will stay nice and vibrant. Similarly, the white in this tattoo will definitely lighten, but the dark reds and blacks will hold the tattoo together very well. Tl;dr, have a solid black outline, make sure the colors you pick are darker/more saturated than your own skin, and don’t rely too heavily on white. These are basic tattoo principles that can and should be used when deciding on any tattoo, regardless of skintone. Hope it helps! Reblogging for the amazing fucking information I just received on tattoos : prettyeyezciya: jess-curious: dynastylnoire: hugochillingsworth: onlyblackgirl: bruddabois: sobeitjay: catmasterfunk: thehighpriestofreverseracism: This is beautiful i will literally never not reblog this. do people really say that Yea I’ve heard people say that shit Yes, they say it all the time. http://instagram.com/miryamlumpini Here’s her account, her tattoos are so fantastic to look at. reblogging for the tattoo artists IG to be boosted I keep seeing this post and I’ve gotta speak up on it, because that isn’t a good example of color on dark skin.  I’m a tattoo artist, and I’ve had a bunch of clients come in saying they were told dark skin can’t take any color whatsoever, which is bullshit. The long and short of it is dark skin can take plenty of color, provided it isn’t too light. Tattoos look best when they’re fresh because the ink is still on the top layer of open skin. As the skin heals over the tattoo, the color gets less vibrant and defined. This is true of anybody of any skin tone. Tattoo pigments tend to act a lot like watercolor; they’re not terribly opaque in the skin, meaning that as that tattoo ages, the white will fade into patches of slightly lighter skin, and may disappear altogether, as will lighter colors like yellows and pinks. Many artists consider doing tattoos entirely or mostly in white ink to be irresponsible for that reason, and use white ink very sparingly to create small highlights, in places where even faded ink will add contrast. Notice how the yellow is all but gone on even the lightest skin, while the deeper reds have stayed. And that isn’t even factoring in sun exposure, how often the skin is submerged in water, friction, or how the skin in the area bends and flexes. I know extremely pale people who lost all the color in their tattoos in 5 years due to a variety of those factors; I’m pale as they come, and the yellow in my oldest tattoo is only 2 years old and already super faded.  Color that lasts a long time is darker and more saturated than the skin it’s in. See how the butterfly is still noticeably purple, and stands out in all the skin tones? Teals, yellows, pinks and whites photograph beautifully in dark skin, but ultimately don’t have longevity as tattoos. Dark skin, however, can still take reds, blues, greens, purples, and browns beautifully! The best way to make color vivid in any skin is to put it in a strong black outline; tattoos like the one below will look like bruises as they age, and the fading color doesn’t have structured black to contrast and frame it. Here’s some color on dark skin that will age well! The yellows in this tattoo are very saturated and framed in lots of solid black; even if they fade, the fish will stay nice and vibrant. Similarly, the white in this tattoo will definitely lighten, but the dark reds and blacks will hold the tattoo together very well. Tl;dr, have a solid black outline, make sure the colors you pick are darker/more saturated than your own skin, and don’t rely too heavily on white. These are basic tattoo principles that can and should be used when deciding on any tattoo, regardless of skintone. Hope it helps! Reblogging for the amazing fucking information I just received on tattoos
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fandom: 2019‚Äôs Top 100 Ships Shipping is Tumblr‚Äôs favorite sport, and this is the Big Game. Ineffable HusbandsAziraphale & Crowley,¬†Good Omens Klance¬†‚ąí1Keith & Lance,¬†Voltron: Legendary Defender JuliantinaJuliana Vald√©s & Valentina Carvajal,¬†Amar a muerte Reddie¬†+25Richie Tozier & Eddie Kaspbrak,¬†It Jikook¬†‚ąí1Park Jimin & Jeon Jungkook,¬†BTS Phan¬†‚ąí3Daniel Howell & Phil Lester,¬†YouTubers Reylo¬†‚ąí5Rey & Kylo Ren,¬†the Star Wars universe Malec¬†+1Magnus Bane & Alec Lightwood,¬†Shadowhunters Bellarke¬†‚ąí2Bellamy Blake & Clarke Griffin,¬†The 100 Tyrus¬†+34TJ & Cyrus,¬†Andi Mack GendryaGendry & Arya Stark,¬†Game of Thrones CatradoraCatra & Adora,¬†She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Supercorp¬†‚ąí1Kara Danvers & Lena Luthor,¬†Supergirl Kiribaku¬†‚ąí8Kirishima Eijirou & Bakugou Katsuki,¬†Boku No Hero Academia Bumbleby¬†+52Yang Xiao Long & Blake Belladonna,¬†RWBY Stucky¬†‚ąí6Steve Rogers & Bucky Barnes,¬†the Marvel universe Jonsa¬†+44Jon Snow & Sansa Stark,¬†Game of Thrones Bakudeku¬†‚ąí2Bakugou Katsuki & Midoriya Izuku,¬†Boku No Hero Academia Stony¬†+5Steve Rogers & Tony Stark,¬†the Marvel universe Destiel¬†‚ąí9Dean Winchester & Castiel,¬†Supernatural Tododeku¬†‚ąí13Todoroki Shouto & Midoriya Izuku,¬†Boku No Hero Academia Drarry¬†‚ąí1Draco Malfoy & Harry Potter,¬†the Harry Potter universe Jonerys¬†+43Jon Snow & Daenerys Targaryen,¬†Game of Thrones Jaime x BrienneJaime Lannister & Brienne of Tarth,¬†Game of Thrones IronStrange¬†‚ąí7Tony Stark & Dr. Steven Strange,¬†the Marvel universe EluEliott Demaury & Lucas Lallemant,¬†SKAM France PreathChristen Press & Tobin Heath,¬†Athletes Sasusaku¬†+2Uchiha Sasuke & Haruno Sakura,¬†Naruto Sheith¬†‚ąí24Keith & Shiro,¬†Voltron: Legendary Defender Sprousehart¬†‚ąí10Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart,¬†Actors Harringrove¬†+38Steve Harrington & Billy Hargrove,¬†Stranger Things Symbrock¬†‚ąí18Venom (symbiote) & Eddie Brock,¬†the Marvel universe Adrienette¬†+14Adrien Agreste & Marinette Dupain-Cheng,¬†Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Choni¬†‚ąí21Cheryl Blossom & Toni Topaz,¬†Riverdale Taekook¬†‚ąí16Kim Taehyung & Jeon Jungkook,¬†BTS Marichat¬†+5Marinette Dupain-Cheng & Chat Noir,¬†Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir RobronRobert Sugden & Aaron Dingle,¬†Emmerdale Kaylor¬†+11Karlie Kloss & Taylor Swift,¬†celebrities Erasermic¬†+16Aizawa Shouta & Yamada Hizashi,¬†Boku no Hero Academia Ladynoir¬†+10Ladybug & Chat Noir,¬†Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Bughead¬†‚ąí18Betty Cooper & Jughead Jones,¬†Riverdale Spideypool¬†‚ąí14Spider-Man & Deadpool,¬†the Marvel universe SpideychellePeter Parker & Michelle Jones,¬†the Marvel universe MalexMichael Guerin & Alex Manes,¬†Roswell, New Mexico Wolfstar¬†+8Remus Lupin & Sirius Black,¬†the Harry Potter universe Sterek¬†‚ąí10Stiles Stilinski & Derek Hale,¬†Teen Wolf ZaDrZim & Dib,¬†Invader Zim DavenziMatteo Florenzi & David,¬†Druck Camren¬†‚ąí22Camila Cabello & Lauren Jauregui,¬†Fifth Harmony Soriku¬†Sora & Riku,¬†Kingdom Hearts Wayhaught¬†‚ąí36Waverly Earp & Nicole Haught,¬†Wynonna Earp PepperonyPepper Potts & Tony Stark,¬†the Marvel universe Nalu¬†+19Natsu Dragneel & Lucy Heartfilia,¬†Fairy Tail Yoonmin¬†‚ąí29Min Yoongi & Park Jimin,¬†BTS LukanetteLuka Couffaine & Marinette Dupain-Cheng,¬†Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Lapidot¬†‚ąí23Lapis Lazuli & Peridot,¬†Steven Universe MilevenMike Wheeler & Eleven,¬†Stranger Things Thorki¬†‚ąí36Thor & Loki,¬†the Marvel universe Merthur¬†+28Merlin & Arthur Pendragon,¬†Merlin Korrasami¬†‚ąí22Korra & Asami Sato,¬†The Legend of Korra Starco¬†+3Star Butterfly & Marco Diaz,¬†Star vs. the Forces of Evil BelizaEliza Taylor & Bob Morley,¬†Actors McHanzo¬†‚ąí46Jesse McCree & Hanzo Shimada,¬†Overwatch SchmicoNico Kim & Levi Schmitt,¬†Grey‚Äôs Anatomy Vmin¬†‚ąí19Kim Taehyung & Park Jimin,¬†BTS CrisanaCris Soto and Joana Bianchi,¬†SKAM Espa√Īa¬† Johnlock¬†‚ąí25John Watson & Sherlock Holmes,¬†Sherlock Hannigram¬†‚ąí8Hannibal Lecter & Will Graham,¬†Hannibal Kacchako¬†‚ąí32Uraraka Ochako & Bakugou Katsuki,¬†Boku no Hero Academia Snowbaz¬†+29Simon Snow & Tyrannus Basilton Grimm-Pitch,¬†Carry On Kaisoo¬†+8Kim Jongin & Do Kyungsoo,¬†EXO Deanoru¬†‚ąí4Karolina Dean & Nico Minoru,¬†Runaways Larry Stylinson¬†‚ąí15Harry Styles & Louis Tomlinson,¬†One Direction WangxianLan Wangji & Wei Wuxian,¬†Mo Dao Zu Shi IncantavaEdoardo Incanti & Eleonora Sava,¬†SKAM Italia Clexa¬†‚ąí28Clarke Griffin & Commander Lexa,¬†The 100 Nygmobblepot¬†‚ąí15Edward Nygma & Oswald Cobblepot,¬†Gotham SnufminSnufkin & Moomin,¬†Moominvalley PosiePenelope Park & Josie Saltzman,¬†Legacies Bubbline¬†‚ąí54Princess Bubblegum & Marceline,¬†Adventure Time BallumBen Mitchell & Callum Highway,¬†EastEnders BranjieBrooklyn Lynn Hytes & Vanessa Vanjie Matteo,¬†RuPaul‚Äôs Drag Race HiccstridHiccup Haddock & Astrid Hofferson,¬†How to Train Your Dragon Prinxiety¬†+4Princey & Anxiety,¬†Thomas Sanders PeraltiagoJake Peralta & Amy Santiago,¬†Brooklyn Nine-Nine RayllumCallum & Rayla,¬†The Dragon Prince Victuuri¬†‚ąí56Victor Nikiforov & Yuri Katsuki,¬†Yuri!!! on Ice EntrapdakEntrapta & Hordak,¬†She-Ra and the Princesses of Power ClintashaClint Barton & Natasha Romanoff,¬†the Marvel universe Tomdaya¬†‚ąí6Tom Holland & Zendaya,¬†Actors Spirk¬†+6Spock & James Kirk,¬†Star Trek SerireiSerizawa Katsuya & Reigen Arataka,¬†Mob Psycho 100 Todomomo¬†‚ąí23Todoroki Shouto & Yaoyorozu Momo,¬†Boku no Hero Academia VoxmanLord Boxman & Professor Venomous,¬†OK K.O.! Let‚Äôs Be Heroes RomanogersSteven Rogers & Natasha Romanoff,¬†the Marvel universe Bechloe¬†‚ąí62Beca Mitchell & Chloe Beale,¬†Pitch Perfect ZelinkZelda & Link,¬†The Legend of Zelda DavekatDave Strider & Karkat Vantas,¬†Homestuck TerumobHanazawa Teruki & Kageyama Shigeo,¬†Mob Psycho 100 DimilethDimitri & Byleth,¬†Fire EmblemThe number in italics indicates how many spots a ship moved up or down from the previous year. The ones in bold weren‚Äôt on the list last year.: tumblr Year in Review Ships 2019 2019 fandom: 2019‚Äôs Top 100 Ships Shipping is Tumblr‚Äôs favorite sport, and this is the Big Game. Ineffable HusbandsAziraphale & Crowley,¬†Good Omens Klance¬†‚ąí1Keith & Lance,¬†Voltron: Legendary Defender JuliantinaJuliana Vald√©s & Valentina Carvajal,¬†Amar a muerte Reddie¬†+25Richie Tozier & Eddie Kaspbrak,¬†It Jikook¬†‚ąí1Park Jimin & Jeon Jungkook,¬†BTS Phan¬†‚ąí3Daniel Howell & Phil Lester,¬†YouTubers Reylo¬†‚ąí5Rey & Kylo Ren,¬†the Star Wars universe Malec¬†+1Magnus Bane & Alec Lightwood,¬†Shadowhunters Bellarke¬†‚ąí2Bellamy Blake & Clarke Griffin,¬†The 100 Tyrus¬†+34TJ & Cyrus,¬†Andi Mack GendryaGendry & Arya Stark,¬†Game of Thrones CatradoraCatra & Adora,¬†She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Supercorp¬†‚ąí1Kara Danvers & Lena Luthor,¬†Supergirl Kiribaku¬†‚ąí8Kirishima Eijirou & Bakugou Katsuki,¬†Boku No Hero Academia Bumbleby¬†+52Yang Xiao Long & Blake Belladonna,¬†RWBY Stucky¬†‚ąí6Steve Rogers & Bucky Barnes,¬†the Marvel universe Jonsa¬†+44Jon Snow & Sansa Stark,¬†Game of Thrones Bakudeku¬†‚ąí2Bakugou Katsuki & Midoriya Izuku,¬†Boku No Hero Academia Stony¬†+5Steve Rogers & Tony Stark,¬†the Marvel universe Destiel¬†‚ąí9Dean Winchester & Castiel,¬†Supernatural Tododeku¬†‚ąí13Todoroki Shouto & Midoriya Izuku,¬†Boku No Hero Academia Drarry¬†‚ąí1Draco Malfoy & Harry Potter,¬†the Harry Potter universe Jonerys¬†+43Jon Snow & Daenerys Targaryen,¬†Game of Thrones Jaime x BrienneJaime Lannister & Brienne of Tarth,¬†Game of Thrones IronStrange¬†‚ąí7Tony Stark & Dr. Steven Strange,¬†the Marvel universe EluEliott Demaury & Lucas Lallemant,¬†SKAM France PreathChristen Press & Tobin Heath,¬†Athletes Sasusaku¬†+2Uchiha Sasuke & Haruno Sakura,¬†Naruto Sheith¬†‚ąí24Keith & Shiro,¬†Voltron: Legendary Defender Sprousehart¬†‚ąí10Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart,¬†Actors Harringrove¬†+38Steve Harrington & Billy Hargrove,¬†Stranger Things Symbrock¬†‚ąí18Venom (symbiote) & Eddie Brock,¬†the Marvel universe Adrienette¬†+14Adrien Agreste & Marinette Dupain-Cheng,¬†Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Choni¬†‚ąí21Cheryl Blossom & Toni Topaz,¬†Riverdale Taekook¬†‚ąí16Kim Taehyung & Jeon Jungkook,¬†BTS Marichat¬†+5Marinette Dupain-Cheng & Chat Noir,¬†Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir RobronRobert Sugden & Aaron Dingle,¬†Emmerdale Kaylor¬†+11Karlie Kloss & Taylor Swift,¬†celebrities Erasermic¬†+16Aizawa Shouta & Yamada Hizashi,¬†Boku no Hero Academia Ladynoir¬†+10Ladybug & Chat Noir,¬†Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Bughead¬†‚ąí18Betty Cooper & Jughead Jones,¬†Riverdale Spideypool¬†‚ąí14Spider-Man & Deadpool,¬†the Marvel universe SpideychellePeter Parker & Michelle Jones,¬†the Marvel universe MalexMichael Guerin & Alex Manes,¬†Roswell, New Mexico Wolfstar¬†+8Remus Lupin & Sirius Black,¬†the Harry Potter universe Sterek¬†‚ąí10Stiles Stilinski & Derek Hale,¬†Teen Wolf ZaDrZim & Dib,¬†Invader Zim DavenziMatteo Florenzi & David,¬†Druck Camren¬†‚ąí22Camila Cabello & Lauren Jauregui,¬†Fifth Harmony Soriku¬†Sora & Riku,¬†Kingdom Hearts Wayhaught¬†‚ąí36Waverly Earp & Nicole Haught,¬†Wynonna Earp PepperonyPepper Potts & Tony Stark,¬†the Marvel universe Nalu¬†+19Natsu Dragneel & Lucy Heartfilia,¬†Fairy Tail Yoonmin¬†‚ąí29Min Yoongi & Park Jimin,¬†BTS LukanetteLuka Couffaine & Marinette Dupain-Cheng,¬†Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Lapidot¬†‚ąí23Lapis Lazuli & Peridot,¬†Steven Universe MilevenMike Wheeler & Eleven,¬†Stranger Things Thorki¬†‚ąí36Thor & Loki,¬†the Marvel universe Merthur¬†+28Merlin & Arthur Pendragon,¬†Merlin Korrasami¬†‚ąí22Korra & Asami Sato,¬†The Legend of Korra Starco¬†+3Star Butterfly & Marco Diaz,¬†Star vs. the Forces of Evil BelizaEliza Taylor & Bob Morley,¬†Actors McHanzo¬†‚ąí46Jesse McCree & Hanzo Shimada,¬†Overwatch SchmicoNico Kim & Levi Schmitt,¬†Grey‚Äôs Anatomy Vmin¬†‚ąí19Kim Taehyung & Park Jimin,¬†BTS CrisanaCris Soto and Joana Bianchi,¬†SKAM Espa√Īa¬† Johnlock¬†‚ąí25John Watson & Sherlock Holmes,¬†Sherlock Hannigram¬†‚ąí8Hannibal Lecter & Will Graham,¬†Hannibal Kacchako¬†‚ąí32Uraraka Ochako & Bakugou Katsuki,¬†Boku no Hero Academia Snowbaz¬†+29Simon Snow & Tyrannus Basilton Grimm-Pitch,¬†Carry On Kaisoo¬†+8Kim Jongin & Do Kyungsoo,¬†EXO Deanoru¬†‚ąí4Karolina Dean & Nico Minoru,¬†Runaways Larry Stylinson¬†‚ąí15Harry Styles & Louis Tomlinson,¬†One Direction WangxianLan Wangji & Wei Wuxian,¬†Mo Dao Zu Shi IncantavaEdoardo Incanti & Eleonora Sava,¬†SKAM Italia Clexa¬†‚ąí28Clarke Griffin & Commander Lexa,¬†The 100 Nygmobblepot¬†‚ąí15Edward Nygma & Oswald Cobblepot,¬†Gotham SnufminSnufkin & Moomin,¬†Moominvalley PosiePenelope Park & Josie Saltzman,¬†Legacies Bubbline¬†‚ąí54Princess Bubblegum & Marceline,¬†Adventure Time BallumBen Mitchell & Callum Highway,¬†EastEnders BranjieBrooklyn Lynn Hytes & Vanessa Vanjie Matteo,¬†RuPaul‚Äôs Drag Race HiccstridHiccup Haddock & Astrid Hofferson,¬†How to Train Your Dragon Prinxiety¬†+4Princey & Anxiety,¬†Thomas Sanders PeraltiagoJake Peralta & Amy Santiago,¬†Brooklyn Nine-Nine RayllumCallum & Rayla,¬†The Dragon Prince Victuuri¬†‚ąí56Victor Nikiforov & Yuri Katsuki,¬†Yuri!!! on Ice EntrapdakEntrapta & Hordak,¬†She-Ra and the Princesses of Power ClintashaClint Barton & Natasha Romanoff,¬†the Marvel universe Tomdaya¬†‚ąí6Tom Holland & Zendaya,¬†Actors Spirk¬†+6Spock & James Kirk,¬†Star Trek SerireiSerizawa Katsuya & Reigen Arataka,¬†Mob Psycho 100 Todomomo¬†‚ąí23Todoroki Shouto & Yaoyorozu Momo,¬†Boku no Hero Academia VoxmanLord Boxman & Professor Venomous,¬†OK K.O.! Let‚Äôs Be Heroes RomanogersSteven Rogers & Natasha Romanoff,¬†the Marvel universe Bechloe¬†‚ąí62Beca Mitchell & Chloe Beale,¬†Pitch Perfect ZelinkZelda & Link,¬†The Legend of Zelda DavekatDave Strider & Karkat Vantas,¬†Homestuck TerumobHanazawa Teruki & Kageyama Shigeo,¬†Mob Psycho 100 DimilethDimitri & Byleth,¬†Fire EmblemThe number in italics indicates how many spots a ship moved up or down from the previous year. The ones in bold weren‚Äôt on the list last year.
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paramud: personal-scientist: draconym: themaishi: draconym: Mutualistic pairs for an ‚ÄúOdd Couples‚ÄĚ Valentine‚Äôs program at my work. (Why do so many of my big work projects revolve around Valentine‚Äôs programs?) Also, by ‚Äúsea bugs,‚ÄĚ I obviously meant ‚Äúgnathiid isopod larvae.‚ÄĚ The himan one is not as good as the rest If you mean the mutualism between humans and honeyguides, I respectfully disagree. Human/honeyguide mutualism is one of the most sophisticated interspecies relationships in the animal kingdom. While humans have domesticated many other animals for their labor, the honeyguide remains entirely wild while electing to partner up with humans. Both humans and honeyguides have each developed specific calls to signal to one another that they are on the hunt, and these calls greatly increase the likelihood of success. According to this paper: The production of this sound increased the probability of being guided by a honeyguide from about 33 to 66% and the overall probability of thus finding a bees‚Äô nest from 17 to 54%, as compared with other animal or human sounds of similar amplitude. That‚Äôs fucking bonkers, you guys!!! There are people out there who over the course of human history have created a sound to communicate with birds, and the birds themselves have a Human Call they use to communicate with us. There is no other wild animal you can just make noises at and immediately communicate that you want it to come help you!!! What‚Äôs more, many scientists consider this relationship more exploitative on the honeyguide‚Äôs end than on our end! That‚Äôs unprecedented!! These birds have essentially negotiated a trade deal with humanity!!!! This is the stuff of fantasy movies, except it‚Äôs real. Here‚Äôs an article from The Guardian about the broader implications of this kind of relationship with wild animals. It‚Äôs a good read: Apart from with our gut bacteria, we humans don‚Äôt really have any mutualistic relationships with other creatures. There is no special tune that we can sing to magically attract nearby hedgehogs into our gardens to feast on slugs. There will never be a special wink that fishermen can offer otters, encouraging them to catch fish that we might then de-bone for them, in return for some of the catch. The world is poorer for this. OKAY BUT the noise we make at honeyguides is one of my favorite noises there is, and if y‚Äôall haven‚Äôt heard the ‚ÄúBRRR-HM?‚ÄĚ call that hunters use to summon honeyguides you are SERIOUSLY missing out. There‚Äôs an audio clip on the Audobon Society‚Äôs article about them [link] @metalpaca : I HAVE TINY CRUSTACEANS STUCK IN MY GILLS! I'M HUNGRY FOR SEA BUGS! WHITETIP SHARK CLEANER WRASSE I NEED SOMEONE TO CARRY MY POLLEN TO OTHER FLOWERS I NEED NECTAR TO EAT! TICKSEED FLOWERS BUCKEYE BUTTERFLY l'M LOOKING FOR A BIG MEAL, BUT I NEED HELP FINDING A DEER I WANT TO EAT VENISON, BUT I'M TOO SMALL TO HUNT DEER! COMMON RAVEN COYOTE I NEED SOMEONE TO KEEP ANTS FROM EATING MY EGGS! I WANT A HOME WITH A BODYGUARD AND FREE ANT DELIVERY INCLUDED! COLOMBIAN LESSERBLACK TARANTULA DOTTED HUMMING FROG M. TILLERY - CYANEUS.COM /w/Av[ paramud: personal-scientist: draconym: themaishi: draconym: Mutualistic pairs for an ‚ÄúOdd Couples‚ÄĚ Valentine‚Äôs program at my work. (Why do so many of my big work projects revolve around Valentine‚Äôs programs?) Also, by ‚Äúsea bugs,‚ÄĚ I obviously meant ‚Äúgnathiid isopod larvae.‚ÄĚ The himan one is not as good as the rest If you mean the mutualism between humans and honeyguides, I respectfully disagree. Human/honeyguide mutualism is one of the most sophisticated interspecies relationships in the animal kingdom. While humans have domesticated many other animals for their labor, the honeyguide remains entirely wild while electing to partner up with humans. Both humans and honeyguides have each developed specific calls to signal to one another that they are on the hunt, and these calls greatly increase the likelihood of success. According to this paper: The production of this sound increased the probability of being guided by a honeyguide from about 33 to 66% and the overall probability of thus finding a bees‚Äô nest from 17 to 54%, as compared with other animal or human sounds of similar amplitude. That‚Äôs fucking bonkers, you guys!!! There are people out there who over the course of human history have created a sound to communicate with birds, and the birds themselves have a Human Call they use to communicate with us. There is no other wild animal you can just make noises at and immediately communicate that you want it to come help you!!! What‚Äôs more, many scientists consider this relationship more exploitative on the honeyguide‚Äôs end than on our end! That‚Äôs unprecedented!! These birds have essentially negotiated a trade deal with humanity!!!! This is the stuff of fantasy movies, except it‚Äôs real. Here‚Äôs an article from The Guardian about the broader implications of this kind of relationship with wild animals. It‚Äôs a good read: Apart from with our gut bacteria, we humans don‚Äôt really have any mutualistic relationships with other creatures. There is no special tune that we can sing to magically attract nearby hedgehogs into our gardens to feast on slugs. There will never be a special wink that fishermen can offer otters, encouraging them to catch fish that we might then de-bone for them, in return for some of the catch. The world is poorer for this. OKAY BUT the noise we make at honeyguides is one of my favorite noises there is, and if y‚Äôall haven‚Äôt heard the ‚ÄúBRRR-HM?‚ÄĚ call that hunters use to summon honeyguides you are SERIOUSLY missing out. There‚Äôs an audio clip on the Audobon Society‚Äôs article about them [link] @metalpaca
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