I guess it’s a good time to remind everyone that I have a Zazzle store featuring the following -
SKULL II shirts / pins / magnets / stickers
Lucky Face shirts / mugs
Argiope aurantia (Golden Orb Weaver) shirts / wall clocks / watches
Gasteracantha cancriformis (Spiny Orb Weaver) plates
As well as my Redbubble which has Wikifang logo shirts and stickers.
Before this catches on with miserable adult babies reblogging to only add “KILL IT WITH FIRE” or some other idiotic, unfunny meme:
This is a mature female spider of the Nephila genus. I’m not sure the exact species, but members of this genus are also known as “golden silk orb weavers.” Their yellow-orange silk can be used to make golden cloth, like in this tapestry.
The bite of a Nephila isn’t serious. Wikipedia describes the worst case scenario - localized pain or a more severe allergic reaction - but most bitten will only experience a little itching. Like any spider, they only bite in self defense or when forcibly pressed against skin, and these big females are especially docile. I’ve held a related species on two occasions, they don’t scare very easily.
They’re so laid back, in fact, and so insistent on remaining in the same web, that these are the spiders some cultures have used as mosquito guards, deliberately setting them up to spin webs in open windows or over the top of a baby’s crib.
You can trust spiders with babies. Don’t be an asshat about your phobia plz. (By which I mean it’s perfectly okay to have a phobia and be afraid, but you don’t need to hate all spiders and wish they were all dead they didn’t do anything but get born spiders)
Oh, how interesting about the mosquito guards! I wish more people would think about the orb weaver girls that are outside their proches this time of year as that instead of the pure hatred spiders are usually confronted with…
Jack’s got the best job in the world! All those adoring fans, dang man.
Red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus)
The red river hog is a wild member of the pig family living in Africa, with most of its distribution in the Guinean and Congolian forests. It is rarely seen away from rainforests, and generally prefers areas near rivers or swamps. Red river hogs eat grasses, berries, roots, insects, molluscs, small vertebrates and carrion. They typically live in herds of six to 20 members led by a dominant boar, with sows rearing three to six piglets at a time. Red river hogs are mostly nocturnal; by day, they hide in dense brush; after sunset, they roam in troops searching for food. They are good swimmers, but are unable to hold their breath for long.
So I was writing a small paper in Microsoft Word and the program suddenly crashed (I saved a couple minutes before, thank god) and I get this message in the corner of my screen two seconds afterward
what the fuck
Ok that is creepy
Still not even October yet, but still counting down the days….
Some dude named Yugi just wonder traded me a shiny ditto. What the HEck and thank you Yugi…. Whomever you are….
the fourth set of commissioned unusual dragon hoards ! looks like the breakfast and comic book hoarders might be cousins huh ? ?
HOARD OF DICE
…I knew a guy with a hoard of dice, it makes sense, in retrospect, that he must have been a dragon.
I know this isn’t Pokemon, but I love these to death.
The dice dragon looks so happy to just be sitting there holding a dice.
I love this series so much