SINEAD WARD (@_sineadward) — I want to look at paintings and have too much time on my hands.
I've just learnt the coolest thing! "These psychedelic slugs, also called nudibranchs, are known to feed on tentacled marine organisms known as hydroids (the plant pictured), which are related to corals and sea anemones. They pop the polyps off the hydroids as one might pick a flower off a stalk. But based on lab experiments, the authors of the new paper suggest the slugs prefer to eat hydroids that have just ensnared plankton, a food item nudibranchs aren’t capable of capturing for themselves. Think of it like wielding a living fishing rod. Or eating a turducken. Whichever your preferred analogy, kleptopredation — using one prey item to obtain another prey item — falls outside ecologists’ traditional classifications of feeding behavior. There’s predation, and there’s so-called kleptoparasitism (when one animal takes food from another animal, like a pack of hyenas stealing a fresh kill from a lion). But kleptopredation is something new." So they eat the stingers of the flowers and they travel to the end of the spines and makes it poisonous! Cooooool!
Sorry friends, another long silence. Well Jari and I went to Guatemala to attempt to learn Spanish and all I really got from it was a raging hatred towards corn tortillas; we are now well and truly running out of money and are having to find new ventures. However not before a final "holiday".
HI FRIENDS! About 2 months ago Jari and I got a message from our long time friends @captainlani and @sogoodwin and they told us of their plans to buy a boat in Florida and sail it down to Turks and Caicos so we jumped on a plane and met them in scungy Florida! It's been such a crazy experience so far through the Bahamas 🇧🇸 we've had our fair share of terrible luck but then we see things like this and it's just mind blowing! I like the Bahamas.