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I saw many of these industrious and co-operative Green tree ants in the Daintree forests. It was another day I had only my iPhone on me! In the picture below you can see them carrying off part of a beetle, or some other insect carapace. I watched two of them having quite a conversation about something. There are spiders that mimic them too. (See Ant Mimics, Alex Wild)
Do you want Green Tree Ants on your pants, or somewhere else?
PS: smarag = emerald (as in Oecophylla smaragdina)
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As I soldier forth on my wordless novel, I could not help but get distracted by Christmas tree worms – as one is. That whole picture-being-a-1000-words thingie made me take note of how these charismatic creatures, despite some having about a 1000 eyes, still only see shadows. That must be very frustrating. Luckily, I guess, they have very small brains. On an asides, I was also inspired to google as to which commercial camera had the highest MP resolution. Seeing that I have to finalize an Xmas card design in time to order, I have chosen to make it a Christmas tree worm. Here are some messages I thought of:
It should be the perfect pairing for your new iPhone X.
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I am still reading Robert Sapolsky’s ‘Behave’ :
Ironically, it seems that the genetic program of human brain development has evolved to, as much as possible, free the frontal cortex from genes.
Kind of like after the Big Bang, anti-matter tried to free the universe of matter, and we luckily ended up with something rather than nothing 😉 Some fears are innate.
I have also tried to read ‘An Essay to Humane Understanding’ -John Locke, but feel a bit fatigued by the language… opted instead for an easy summary. (For now) He thought of the human baby’s brain as a ‘tabula rasa’…
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h/t: Shipworms: Do they float your boat? And when is a boat a ship? Can you wear the hat if it fits?
Maybe he’s referring to kakapo mermaids…
Whenua Hou has dense rimu (olive trees in pic), which makes it ideal for #kakapo, which breed when these ‘mast’ (mass fruit). #conservation http://pic.twitter.com/dmZa06K7DB
— Dr Andrew Digby (@takapodigs) October 21, 2017
I am happily reading The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, and have just come upon “… make it shipshape.” at loc 335 of 6981: it’s a serendipitous sign, no?
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