Commensalism

explore-blog:

Magical Contamination is a visual archive of the magic of mold. 

( Swiss Miss  Mrs. Easton)

scientificvisuals:

This is one way of growing replacement body parts from scratch. This involves implanting a biorubber ear seeded with living cells into a specially engineered lab rat. The rat’s body nurtures the ear until it has the proper vascular structures suited to a living, moving body.


Source.

chalkandwater:

Dilation and constriction of these organelles, called chromatophores, are responsible for the squid’s ability to change color.

Inside Nature’s Giants: The Giant Squid (2010)

lampfaced:

scientificvisuals:

Leopard slugs (Limax maximus) mating! While dangling on a thick line of mucus, both slugs extend their male reproductive organs from their heads and twine them together to exchange sperm.

Source. And diagrams of those dreamy sex organs.

Also, because the description doesn’t specify this: slugs and most other land species of gastropods are hermaphrodites! They have both male and female reproductive organs. These two slugs are neither male nor female. They’re both. They need to mate to reproduce [because reproducing without mating is parthenogenesis and something else completely different from hermaphroditism] but they can mate with any other individual because they all have the necessary parts. And as a result I don’t think they can be classified as straight or gay in the human sense, and I’m seeing lots of comments in the notes about how these are “GAY SLUGS AND NO-ONE THROWS A FIT OVER THESE”, as if there’s an option for a male slug to mate with a female slug. Nope. Not in this case.

thetindog:

theladthatlived:

georgesus:

"He’s a little fighter. He kind of, he wriggles around quite a lot.” - Prince William

its like when you take dogs out of water and they carry on swimming

MOTHER, UNHAND ME, I HAVE A COUNTRY TO GOVERN

girlsillustrated:

SHOSHAIRNNA SHAPIRO

girlsillustrated:

SHOSHAIRNNA SHAPIRO

saintcelebrity:

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saintcelebrity:

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janemaverick:

LMAO!

huffingtonpost:

13 things ‘Girls’ gets right about being in your 20s.

the-dark-tourist:

sarah millican reading 50 shades…

angelsandaliensspndw:

Well, the assets conversation went in a flash, didn’t it?