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31st July 2014

Photo reblogged from ever so dreamy with 14 notes

Tagged: get in my face immediatelymy local bakery does excellent belgian bunsthey're so huge thoughlike as big as my headjust as wellbelgian bunfood

31st July 2014

Photo reblogged from flowers is the same with 114,413 notes

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31st July 2014

Photo reblogged from Nature and more with 48 notes

libutron:

Burying Beetles are the undertakers of the natural world and the insects with most parental sharing of brood care
Burying Beetles belong to the genus Nicrophorus and the family Silphidae. They spend their time tracking down and burying the dead bodies of small animals, mostly birds and mammals. However they do not do this out of any misplaced sense of tidiness. Their real aim is to use the bodies they bury as food on which to raise their young.
These beetles are fascinating, not only because they are often attractively colored, or because of their gruesome interest in small vertebrate corpses, but because they go in for a great deal of parental care of their young.
Shared brood care or parenting chores are rare behaviors in insects. While a number of species exhibit biparental care, including wood roaches, passalid beetles, and some bark and dung beetles, only Burying beetle males Nicrophorus orbicollis (pictured) participate in all activities, remain with the brood throughout development, and can take over all parenting responsibilities if the female disappears. In general, extended parenting by both sexes is linked to insects that use rich but ephemeral resources to provision their young.
Burying beetles are much more common in temperate and or alpine environments and do not occur at all in Africa or Australia. There are about 75 species world wide, all in the genus Nicrophorus.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Michel Arel | Locality: unknown

libutron:

Burying Beetles are the undertakers of the natural world and the insects with most parental sharing of brood care

Burying Beetles belong to the genus Nicrophorus and the family Silphidae. They spend their time tracking down and burying the dead bodies of small animals, mostly birds and mammals. However they do not do this out of any misplaced sense of tidiness. Their real aim is to use the bodies they bury as food on which to raise their young.

These beetles are fascinating, not only because they are often attractively colored, or because of their gruesome interest in small vertebrate corpses, but because they go in for a great deal of parental care of their young.

Shared brood care or parenting chores are rare behaviors in insects. While a number of species exhibit biparental care, including wood roaches, passalid beetles, and some bark and dung beetles, only Burying beetle males Nicrophorus orbicollis (pictured) participate in all activities, remain with the brood throughout development, and can take over all parenting responsibilities if the female disappears. In general, extended parenting by both sexes is linked to insects that use rich but ephemeral resources to provision their young.

Burying beetles are much more common in temperate and or alpine environments and do not occur at all in Africa or Australia. There are about 75 species world wide, all in the genus Nicrophorus.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Michel Arel | Locality: unknown

Tagged: invertsburying beetlecarrion beetlecoleopterasilphidaenicrophorusparental care

31st July 2014

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fantasising about road bikes while I code for stats

Tagged: can I justify spending some of my scholarship money on a sexy road bike?hmmmhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

31st July 2014

Photo reblogged from climb with 52 notes

Tagged: wanna climbbouldering

31st July 2014

Question

Anonymous said: I agree with anon. Cute level infinity.

nnnnnnoooooOOOOOOOO ;_________;

31st July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Duvélo with 94 notes

duvelo:

Firefly Titanium Road - Dura-Ace Di2

Tagged: guhgive it to methere are too many pretty road bikes in the world and they're all so expensive :(((road bikebike

31st July 2014

Question with 1 note

Anonymous said: wow just stopping by to say you're really cute

nooooooooooooooo ;_;

31st July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Entomology is a Gang. with 6 notes

coleopterist:

Stingless Bee Nest - Tioman Island, Malaysia. 

Tagged: super coolbeesinvertshymenopteraaculeataapidae

31st July 2014

Photoset reblogged from my apologies with 1,651 notes

twocentslice:

I could watch you forever, Gordon Ramsay

forever

Tagged: hanjefuckingnonionsis this u

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31st July 2014

Post with 2 notes

today is one of those days where I just wanna cuddle with someone in bed for the whole morning then play video games with them and go out for a walk and just alllllll the cutesy things

Tagged: wehaffection frustration

31st July 2014

Photo reblogged from my apologies with 21,783 notes

dad-rock-davos:

transhumanisticpanspermia:

rachellebutler:

Treble clefs by (L to R) Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, and Ravel.
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all musicians across all time periods: “fuck how does that thing go”

Beethoven didn’t even try

dad-rock-davos:

transhumanisticpanspermia:

rachellebutler:

Treble clefs by (L to R) Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, and Ravel.

Source

all musicians across all time periods: “fuck how does that thing go”

Beethoven didn’t even try

Tagged: fuck sake beethovenget it together

Source: rachellebutler

31st July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Ephemeral Elegance with 71 notes

ephemeral-elegance:

Puffed Cotton Evening Dress with Detachable Sleeves, ca. 1820

via The Met

Tagged: mmmpplsdressgownfashionregency

31st July 2014

Photo reblogged from chibird with 5,006 notes

chibird:

Daytime worries too. What can you do but try not to worry and think positively. ^^;

chibird:

Daytime worries too. What can you do but try not to worry and think positively. ^^;

Tagged: wow yesvery relevant at the moment

31st July 2014

Photo reblogged from that me soot with 19 notes

corefragments:

Ant by melvynyeo

corefragments:

Ant by melvynyeo

Tagged: woah neatanthymenopteraformicidaebuhhh bad at ant taxonomy sorryinverts

Source: corefragments