meme4u:

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He was always a little too happy…

meme4u:

http://memeblock.com/

He was always a little too happy…

Neptune, the little terror. 

Neptune, the little terror. 

My two babies :)

My two babies :)

space-pics:

[1600x900] Solar Eclipse from Outer Spacehttp://space-pics.tumblr.com/

One day, I will see this from space.

space-pics:

[1600x900] Solar Eclipse from Outer Space
http://space-pics.tumblr.com/

One day, I will see this from space.

obscvred:

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unwinona:

I love that Aang’s favorite fighting style is nooooooope.

unwinona:

I love that Aang’s favorite fighting style is nooooooope.

vjezze:

Amsterdam is turning rainbow for a visit of the Russian president Putin. The council of the city of Amsterdam has decided to hang out the gay pride flag on all council owned buildings and offices, in protest to Russia’s new anti-gay law.

Thanks, Amsterdam!

vjezze:

Amsterdam is turning rainbow for a visit of the Russian president Putin. The council of the city of Amsterdam has decided to hang out the gay pride flag on all council owned buildings and offices, in protest to Russia’s new anti-gay law.

Thanks, Amsterdam!

understorey:

An Inside Look at Pitcher Plants
A pitcher plant’s work seems simple: their tube-shaped leaves catch and hold rainwater, which drowns the ants, beetles, and flies that stumble in. But the rainwater inside a pitcher plant is not just a malevolent dunking pool. It also hosts a complex system of aquatic life, including wriggling mosquito, flesh fly, and midge larvae; mites; rotifers; copepods; nematodes; and multicellular algae. These tiny organisms are crucial to the pitcher plant’s ability to process food. They create what scientists call a ‘processing chain’: when a bug drowns in the pitcher’s rainwater, midge larvae swim up and shred it to smaller pieces, bacteria eat the shredded pieces, rotifers eat the bacteria, and the pitcher plant absorbs the rotifers’ waste. But that’s not the whole story. Fly larvae are also eating the rotifers, midge larvae, and each other, and everybody eats bacteria. It’s a complex food web that shifts on the order of seconds.
Predicting food-web structure with metacommunity models
Image: http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/press-resources-inside-look-pitcher-plants-4113
Related:
Nepenthes pitfall traps are an anti-microbial environment

understorey:

An Inside Look at Pitcher Plants

A pitcher plant’s work seems simple: their tube-shaped leaves catch and hold rainwater, which drowns the ants, beetles, and flies that stumble in. But the rainwater inside a pitcher plant is not just a malevolent dunking pool. It also hosts a complex system of aquatic life, including wriggling mosquito, flesh fly, and midge larvae; mites; rotifers; copepods; nematodes; and multicellular algae. These tiny organisms are crucial to the pitcher plant’s ability to process food. They create what scientists call a ‘processing chain’: when a bug drowns in the pitcher’s rainwater, midge larvae swim up and shred it to smaller pieces, bacteria eat the shredded pieces, rotifers eat the bacteria, and the pitcher plant absorbs the rotifers’ waste. But that’s not the whole story. Fly larvae are also eating the rotifers, midge larvae, and each other, and everybody eats bacteria. It’s a complex food web that shifts on the order of seconds.

Predicting food-web structure with metacommunity models

Image: http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/press-resources-inside-look-pitcher-plants-4113

Related:

Nepenthes pitfall traps are an anti-microbial environment