Messy dinner then cleaning up
life is tough but just know theres a lil crab out there cheering u on
"Calico Crab" (Hepatus epheliticus)
Also known as the “Dolly Varden Crab” Hepatus epheliticus is a colorful species Aethrid crab that occurs in shallow water in the western Atlantic Ocean, ranging from the Chesapeake Bay to the Dominican Republic. Calico crabs are typically seen in areas with sand/muddy substrates and is often seen buried in the sand with its only its eyes exposed. H. epheliticus is also often seen carrying the sea anemone Calliactis tricolor on its back for protection.
Filoboletus manipularis is a strange fungi, from a distance, it looks like some sort of a Mycena species. However, when you take a closer look, there are some significant differences. Most importantly, there are pores to bear the basidiospores where there should be gills.
Filoboletus manipularis is a common mushroom of the tropics in southeast Asia, Australia, and other parts of the old world and new world tropics. There is some evidence that F. manipularis is really a species complex, consisting of two or more “cryptic” species that are “hidden” within this one species.
It has been placed in a variety of other genera, including Poromycena, Favolus, Porolaschia, Laschia, and Mycena. In fact, according to Desjardin et al. (2008), it probably doesn’t belong in *any* of these genera. According to PCR and DNA sequencing studies, all of these genera fall into what is called the “mycenoid clade,” a fancy term for species that are in the genus Mycena or closely related. Further studies indicate that Filoboletus manipularis does not belong with other species of Filoboletus. Yet it also does not belong with Poromycena, Mycena or any other described genus. According to Desjardin et al. this species needs a new genus.
In any case, this fungus cause a wood decay, probably a white rot. Some of the strains of this species are also bioluminescent, producing their own enzymes that allow them to glow in the dark.
Day 2 Centaur
Based on an Indian wedding dress I saw that inspired this for me.
"Don’t touch this king crab."
"Seriously, don’t touch it."
"Yeah, okay, fine."
"I mean it this time."
"Yeah, I can see that."
"No, really. Don’t.”
"I think you’ve made your point."
Source: Courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.
Pixie’s Parasol, Mycena interrupta
Betts Vale, Tasmania
goats are riddiculously cute man