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<p>You too are a stupid majestic beast via /r/wholesomememes <a href="http://ift.tt/2wzquhK">http://ift.tt/2wzquhK</a></p>: trustedwings tumblr Follow So like do caterpillars know that they're gonna be butterflies or do they just build the cacoon and be like wtf am l doing this post has fucked me up more than any other on this site Okay but no, do you understand what happens to a caterpillar once it's in its cocoon? It completely turns into goo, That's right, G00. The damn thing dissolves and the reforms into the butterfly. Even crazier, the wings of the butterfly are already inside the caterpillar, ready to go, just waiting to float around in some goo and then be a beautiful butterfly. The craziest part?!? A study was done where some caterpillars were exposed to a certain smell and then given an electric shock so eventualy the caterpilar associated the smell with the shock. Well after those little hairy noodles came out of the their cocoons as butterflies, they exposed them to the smell again and the butterflies reacted super negatively, as if they were being shocked. A.K.A. not only is there wings floating around in that goo cocoon, there is also a brain, the same, unaltered brain as the caterpillar. The butterfly can recall its days as a caterpillar even after basically being turned into soup. And then it all somehow gets its shit together to be a stupid majestic little beast, and I can't even remember where I put my damn phone Sourcelumplag wilmindfuckyou.tumblr.com <p>You too are a stupid majestic beast via /r/wholesomememes <a href="http://ift.tt/2wzquhK">http://ift.tt/2wzquhK</a></p>
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For this TBT, we wanted to remind everyone about the existence of this majestic beast. While most people’s response to the coconut crab would be, “Hahaha NOPE,” we here at @Science think that the world’s largest land-living arthropod is simply fascinating. Even though they have the ability to grow up to three feet long from leg to leg, the primary predators of this species of terrestrial hermit crab are humans and other coconut crabs. With an incredible sense of smell, these crabs are able to find fruits, nuts, and seeds with the blunt antennae located at the front of their heads. The coconut crab has become so adjusted to life on land that it would drown if left in water for more than an hour. Photo cred: Hadi Zaher: e For this TBT, we wanted to remind everyone about the existence of this majestic beast. While most people’s response to the coconut crab would be, “Hahaha NOPE,” we here at @Science think that the world’s largest land-living arthropod is simply fascinating. Even though they have the ability to grow up to three feet long from leg to leg, the primary predators of this species of terrestrial hermit crab are humans and other coconut crabs. With an incredible sense of smell, these crabs are able to find fruits, nuts, and seeds with the blunt antennae located at the front of their heads. The coconut crab has become so adjusted to life on land that it would drown if left in water for more than an hour. Photo cred: Hadi Zaher

For this TBT, we wanted to remind everyone about the existence of this majestic beast. While most people’s response to the coconut crab w...

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