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9:00pm July 29, 2014

HELL YES SHINY FEMALE TOGEPI

8:58pm July 29, 2014

calleo:

Nah, unlike locusts, mayflies are completely harmless to everything.
No mouths, no digestive systems, they basically emerge as adults to mate, lay eggs and die, and spend most of their lives as waterbound larvae…for…like…years at a time, then they morph, breed in swarms, lay eggs, and die again.

I just brush them off the car or use the wipers. When I find ones that are still alive, the tarantula gets a treat. :D

When I get groups of a lot of dead ones: RAT FOOD!

The cats like to leap at them as well.

At best, they’re kind of annoying if, say, the gas pump you want to use is covered with them and you have to brush them off.

Huh, I didn’t know about the Mayfly lifespan; that’s interesting!  I would say that not having mouths or digestive systems, evolution really screwed them over.  But the thought of having a giant insect death cloud over the city for more than a few days mitigates that thought.  But hey, free pet food!  :D

8:45pm July 29, 2014

calleo:

pensive-harpy:

literal-ghost:

rotifers:

monkeysaysficus:

sixpenceee:

Mayflys are a winged insect that have a short lifespan. They mate in such a way that all of them mature in the exact same time. The will die out soon, but for the time being Wisconsin looks like something straight out of a horror movie. 

SOURCE

THIS IS SOME FRASS UP WITH WHICH WE WILL NOT PUT

It’s almost a shame that people in the US generally don’t eat insects, because the sheer biomass of this mayfly explosion could probably feed a small town for a month.

Holy fuck.

Sci, Nukey, Claire, is it anything like this where you guys are?

OH MY GOD BURN THE ENTIRE CITY.

Basically every year. The hatch we had a bit further North wasn’t this heavy, but most years the river/lake areas get a ‘black cloud’ of mayflies for a day or two.

They only live about 24 hours, some even less.

They can’t bite or sting, there are just a LOT of them.

Lots of things do eat them though, birds, fish, other bugs, frogs, various other amphibians, reptiles, non-human mammals…they’re generally cleaned up in a few days after the giant die off either by that or by slightly disgruntled humans hosing or sweeping the corpses away.

Our rats and tarantula like mayfly snacks. The tarantula only wants live ones, but the rats will eat dead ones.

Jeez, I can’t imagine the animals are able to walk/fly after engorging themselves on that many.

Interesting, but still FUCKING TERRIFYING.  Looks like a biblical plague!  D:

8:26pm July 29, 2014

literal-ghost:

rotifers:

monkeysaysficus:

sixpenceee:

Mayflys are a winged insect that have a short lifespan. They mate in such a way that all of them mature in the exact same time. The will die out soon, but for the time being Wisconsin looks like something straight out of a horror movie. 

SOURCE

THIS IS SOME FRASS UP WITH WHICH WE WILL NOT PUT

It’s almost a shame that people in the US generally don’t eat insects, because the sheer biomass of this mayfly explosion could probably feed a small town for a month.

Holy fuck.

Sci, Nukey, Claire, is it anything like this where you guys are?

OH MY GOD BURN THE ENTIRE CITY.

9:25pm July 28, 2014

Ahem

Fuck this game.

FUCK THIS GAME.

FUCK THESE GAMES.

FUCK THIS GAME IN PARTICULAR.

9:06pm July 28, 2014

octoberwaffle:

I got bored at work.

OH MY FUCKING GOD IM GONNA PISS MYSELF

2:12pm July 28, 2014

megablaziken:

Pokémon center in Tokyo :3

*sobs*

5:09pm July 27, 2014
  • Gryffindor: Do what is right
  • Ravenclaw: Do what is wise
  • Hufflepuff: Do what is kind
  • Slytherin: PUT A FUCKING BASILISK IN THE CASTLE
10:50am July 27, 2014

Hm.

Does anyone know a good program to back up blogs?  There’s a site, but they can’t keep asks.

10:41am July 27, 2014
kathuon:

LOL

IF YOU DON’T REBLOG THIS I’M JUDGING YOU.

kathuon:

LOL

IF YOU DON’T REBLOG THIS I’M JUDGING YOU.