(Yes, I know it’s the Daily Fail, but I’m glad they’re using the opportunity to actually report on something important.)
Please, everyone. Buy stuff with less packaging, or in bulk, or at least make an effort to recycle. This crap literally takes DECADES to… barely even start disintegrating.
Do butterflies even poop or does it evaporate I mean I spent 2 whole hours in the shower thinking and I dunno man, it's question to think about, like why is Jersey Shore existing
wwow i have no idea i can honestly say ive neverr thought about butterfly excrement lets find out
ok the thing about butterflies is, as the last stage in their three part pokemon evolution procress, their bodies have developed in a way that only allows them to digest liquids - mainly flower nectar- which they drink using their ridiculous fucked up hose wheel mouth (called a proboscis)
here it is rolled up
and then unfurled wow what the hell
SINCE butterflies subside on essentially a liquid diet, they dont actually produce poop ! almost all of what they consume is turned right into butterfly fuel, and if they do pick up more than they need, they exude a clear liquid or mist thats really close to just plain water
the closest thing to actual butterfly shit would be meconium, which is the reddish brown discharge left behind once a new butterfly emerges from its chrysalis
another interesting thing about butterfly diets is that more often than not, they cant get all the minerals they need from just plant nectar, and so they go in search of them in some strange places. mud puddles or flats are pretty popular with many species
but OTHERS have adopted more proactive methods, including swarming around an animals head, agitating the eyes, and then drinking the resulting tears
and also scavenging the remains of dead animals
theyve also been seen gulping blood and drinking from puddles of urine. gotta get that salt from somewhere. butterflies are great
Butterflies are more metal than you think.
Arturo lives in the blistering sun of Argentina. A naturally Arctic animal spends his days living in 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) of nothing but heat.
If this upsets you as much as it upsets me, please consider signing the following petitions:
Please allow Arturo to have a better life in the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada
Quickly issue a special import permit to Canada for Arturo the Polar bear.
Free Arturo, Argentina’s only polar bear, from living hell!!!
FREE ARTURO: The Polar Bear In Despair
If you know of any more petitions I can add, please let me know and I’ll add them right away.
Let’s rescue this poor little guy together!
Scanning electron microscope picture of a nerve ending that has been broken open to reveal the synaptic vesicles beneath the cell membrane.
Image by Tina Carvalho. The Cell: An Image Library
Light Fossils by: Darren Pearson
Criminy, these are so impressive.
'Just had my day brightened up. Big Caribbean army bloke in front of me on the DLR knitting. Old lady turns to him and says “I didn't know men could knit”. He turns to her and in his best Caribbean accent says “No ma'am, the only thing men can't do is have babies. And there's nothing women can't do.” '
DLR= Docklands Light Railway, London
My kind of man!
sometimes dogs get embarrassed that someone saw them acting anything other than a majestic and stoic beast