This is funny.
Like really, really funny.
My BF had to explain it to me and now I feel like an idiot as he laughs his fucking ass off.
This is not a tasty gummy sweet but a Jewel Caterpillar found in Amazon Rainforest. They are covered with sticky goo-like, gellatinous tubercles that provides protection from its predator like ants until they metamorphosise into winged moths.
HAVE YOU SEEN IT GROWN UP THOUGH
have you seen the cocoon it makes though?
it’s so pretty as a baby, it looks like an actual gem. then suddenly it pupates into a net thing and when it comes out it looks like the fucking Lorax
Lerista skinks and the evolution of limb loss
The Australian scincid clade Lerista (Scincidae) provides perhaps the best available model for studying limb reduction in squamates (lizards and snakes), comprising more than 75 species.
Among extant tetrapods, Lerista is exceptional in comprising a large number of closely-related species displaying prodigious variability of body form; several species possessing well-developed, pentadactyl limbs resemble typical non-fossorial scincids in body proportions, while many other species exhibit varying degrees of limb reduction and body elongation, including two that are highly elongate and entirely limbless.
Inferred phylogeny reveals extraordinary evolutionary mutability of limb morphology in Lerista. Ancestral state reconstructions indicate at least ten independent reductions in the number of digits from a pentadactyl condition.
An estimated age of 13.4 million years for Lerista entails that limb reduction has occurred not only repeatedly, but also very rapidly. At the highest rate, complete loss of digits from a pentadactyl condition is estimated to have occurred within 3.6 million years.
A relatively recent research about the phylogeny and evolution of Lerista, hypothesizes that an increase in the extent of seasonally dry and arid habitats coincident with the origination of the genus would have facilitated limb reduction and body elongation by furnishing an environment conducive to the adoption of fossorial habit.
The photo shows a Pilbara Flame-tailed Slider orRedtail Lerista, Lerista flammicauda, endemic to West Australia and found only in the Pilbara shrublands and the Western Australian Mulga shrublands.
Photo credit: ©Jordan Vos
Locality: The Pilbara, Western Australia
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why can’t there be a boob transfer system for all women?? like, a girl can be like “I have an F cup and I really want to go down a couple of sizes because my back hurts” and a girl with an A cup could be like “Oh could you transfer some of ur boob tissue to me because I’d like to go up a size” and it would be done
do you have any idea how great that would be
ok but imagine if trans boys could donate their boobs to trans girls