The N3rdy Girl

Jul 21

Spiders of Yasuni: How do their Physical Traits Determine their Lifestyle? -

buggirl:

Today was a successful first day for my research! 

THANK YOU to everyone who reblogged and donated.  Even a dollar helps!  I do not receive funding for my research unless I hit my goal.  And I only have 60 days of outreach.

I will not be clogging your dash with requests for donations- as I want to keep my blog the way it always has been.  But I will check in from time to time and let you know where we are at! 

GO SCIENCE!

Andrea, aka buggirl

accidnet:

single and ready 2 flamingle

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(Source: mondegreener, via geronimomydearwatson)

dutchster:

"i’m not a feminist, i love guys!"

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Jul 19

frankoceanfanclub:

sansgod:

me looking for drama on the dash

i hate this so much im going to bed

frankoceanfanclub:

sansgod:

me looking for drama on the dash

i hate this so much im going to bed

(via writergrrrl)

Jul 17

lizbethanne:

Bought this tiny Cyclops eraser to remind me that no matter how bad my mistakes are, they will never be as bad as any choice Scott Summers has made.

lizbethanne:

Bought this tiny Cyclops eraser to remind me that no matter how bad my mistakes are, they will never be as bad as any choice Scott Summers has made.

(via metaneira)

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retrostarwars:

DANGER BEHIND EVERY CORNER.

retrostarwars:

DANGER BEHIND EVERY CORNER.

(via clubjade)

spicy-vagina-tacos:

i need to get fucked by something other than my life

(via geronimomydearwatson)

tonessawicki:

why does everyone look so surprised when i say the reason for cutting my hair short is the hot weather, what were u expecting “i need to take my father’s place in war and the chinese army won’t accept women” ???

yes. yes i was.

(Source: gelphie, via eggs-benedict-cucumber-patch)

naturepunk:

howtoskinatiger:

mothernaturenetwork:

Wolves have been intertwined with humans since time immemorial. How much do you know about this important animal? Take the quiz.

Sorry but a lot of these questions were wrong and gave false information;
Phrases like “alpha” and “omega” are totally outdated and were based on false research of captive wolf packs. Wolf packs are families, with the parents naturally taking the place at the top and their offspring following their parent’s guidance. There is no such thing as alphas and omegas in natural wolf packs. 
True red wolves are already long extinct. The few remaining red wolves hybridized with coyotes in the early 20th Century as coyotes extended their range eastward. The most extensive mtDNA testing ever done on a species showed that the animals called red wolves today are 76% coyote. 
Hybridization is NOT a threat to red wolves as they are already primarily coyotes. The damage is done. Hybridization also isn’t necessarily a bad thing. When the population of a species becomes so low it is no longer viable, cross-breeding with a similar species helps the few remaining animals to survive and introduces vital genetic diversity. These coywolves still fill the same niche as the red wolf did, so it’s time the USFWS accepts that red wolves are not and will never be pure. The myth that red wolves need to be protected from breeding with coyotes has lead to thousands of coyotes being needlessly killed. There is a good reason why “red wolves” are so keen to breed with coyotes and it’s not our place to try and stop it. 
The hunting question fails to mention the benefits that hunting wolves can have. Keeping numbers stable through hunting helps to prevent disease and human conflict, and can even help to boost numbers. Yes, that’s right, hunting can make wolf numbers increase! Hunting also gives wolves a value where they would otherwise be seen as pests and illegally killed. Controlled, legal killing has huge benefits for both wolves and people, and even wolf expert David Mech says that wolves need to be hunted. 
The whole Yellowstone issue has been vastly oversimplified and wolves have not necessarily had the impact that people think they have. 

THANK YOU. I was reading some of these questions and literally cringing at the supposed answers. They’re rife with misinformation, and I’m starting to realize that the whole, “wolves operate on a alpha/omega social hierarchy!” is actually becoming a legitimate pet peeve of mine. I have a mild rage now whenever I see mention of it, and automatically discredit any ‘expert’ who still abides by the belief that this is how wolf packs work in the wild. 

naturepunk:

howtoskinatiger:

mothernaturenetwork:

Wolves have been intertwined with humans since time immemorial. How much do you know about this important animal? Take the quiz.

Sorry but a lot of these questions were wrong and gave false information;

THANK YOU. I was reading some of these questions and literally cringing at the supposed answers. They’re rife with misinformation, and I’m starting to realize that the whole, “wolves operate on a alpha/omega social hierarchy!” is actually becoming a legitimate pet peeve of mine. I have a mild rage now whenever I see mention of it, and automatically discredit any ‘expert’ who still abides by the belief that this is how wolf packs work in the wild. 

(via arachnomatic)

sneakyfeets:

wow-images:

New WoD Legendary.

I would use this for that last equip though

sneakyfeets:

wow-images:

New WoD Legendary.

I would use this for that last equip though

(via arachnomatic)

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buggirl:

We found a few of these lovely snakes in the rainforest.  I believe the herpetologists told me it was a Blunt Nosed Snake.
Tiputini, Ecuador

buggirl:

We found a few of these lovely snakes in the rainforest.  I believe the herpetologists told me it was a Blunt Nosed Snake.

Tiputini, Ecuador