Casually found this fiddler crab on top of a tank at work. It gets funnier when you know that we don’t sell fiddler crabs.
Update: we now have one fiddler crab for sale.
awww i want to buy him
just search “Janko keyboard.”
Whenever I take sleeping pills now, I am sure to keep someone responsible around to keep me from buying anything or saying anything too stupid.
Evidently Ambien Brad was aware of this, and decided to sort-of ask someone out via facebook from my cellphone *from the bathroom* to avoid interference. Nobody I’m upset about, but I’m embarrassed as hell that I was all forward or whatnot. Jeez.
I wish there were a tumblr game where I could try and guess which of my tumblr buddies posted something. I’d be super good at it.
Scandinavian folklore (special focus on Norway)
Nøkken, Valemon, and Draugen by Theodor Kittelsen
Dragon, Huldra, Trolls, Elves, (first picture), by John Bauer
Fossegrimen by http://birgitte-gustavsen.deviantart.com/art/Fossegrimen-160045627
Kraken by Bob Eggleton
Useful knowledge on your quest to find Soria Moria Slott. ;)
Also, Kittelsen forever.
kittensmiles , anything else this list should have?
Don’t Cry For Me, Arthropoda: Studies Find Signs of Emotion in Spiders
Individual spiders have character and personality, according to a paper published by theProceedings of the Royal Society B. The paper, titled Individual personalities shape task differentiation in a social spider, gives details of a study into role allocation in spider societies.
It was previously assumed that individuals in social spider communities contributed homogenously, with all tasks, such as prey capture and colony defence, being performed equally by members.
The study focused on Stegodyphus sarasinorum, a permanently social spider occurring in India and some surrounding countries. Led by Lena Grinsted of Aarhus University in Denmark, over 600 spiders were marked and observed, with tests singling out boldness and aggression. Variances in response showed that individuals were suited to particular roles.
Individuals in the test group were highly related and of approximately the same age: the only variable was apparently their personality. The study suggests that task allocation is the result of character traits in individual spiders; personality does not appear to be shaped by random selection of task perfomance, therefore.
Character and personality are often attributed only to humans, higher order mammals, and birds. Now it appears that arthropods also have responses that could be considered emotional.
Photo: Stegodyphus sarasinorum spiders, marked for identification
I thought those were cookies at first and thought “Wow those look delicious” but then