I can’t stop staring at this fucking thing
I’m horrified and yet it’s so intriguing
what the fuck
They’re actually completely harmless. I’ve seen people pick them up and put their clawed side down to their faces. They don’t even pinch hard enough to hurt you! The flappy part under there are their gills, the flappy part is how they swim, upside down and with claws doing the back stroke. But on land they’re pretty much wiggling bait for gulls.
tldr - Horseshoe crabs are one of the most pathetic species on this planet even if they look like a facehugger from the Alien franchise wearing a funny hat.
I love horseshoe crabs ;0; totally harmless neato ancient arthopods babs.
All they wanna do is scuttle along the sand and nibble things and occasionally give the boys the piggyback ride of love. <3
yessss, and their eyes are on top of their bodies so in this gif the poor thing was so confused. He’s just like why cant i fucking swim where the fuck is the water.
I keep moving my things and nothing is happening where the hell am I in limbo?! Fuck I’m gonna be eaten don’t just stand there help a Limulidae out here!
Fun facts about these cute little suckers:
1. Those long pointy spikes on their butts aren’t dangerous. If they are out on dry land to have sex and they get flipped over, they use that tail spike to flip themselves back over. This keeps gulls from eating them.
2. They have 10 separate eyes all over the surface of their shells which help them see everything around them at any given time.
3. They have blue blood. This blood is also extracted by scientists and is used to treat diabetes, stomach ulcers and almost every form of cancer.
These little arthropods of the sea are cute and harmless and help save lives. Good on you, horseshoe crab.
25 Days of Gifmas
Day One: Elf
"Pot Luck" by Gil Elvgren, 1961
“…And I kept asking myself all the time, how did I buy into this shit? you know? it’s just ‘cause I was pissed off, and nothing I ever did ever took that feeling away. I mean, I killed two guys, Danny, I killed ‘em. and it didn’t make me feel any different. it just got me more lost and I’m tired of being pissed off, Danny. I’m just tired of it.” - American History X (1998)
i am reminded that english is a flawed language every time I am forced to use “that that” in a sentence
it’s not fair that that happens
It makes it sound like the English language had gone out to dinner and had had too much to drink.
what’s the point of being mildly interested in something when you can instead let it consume you & become unhealthily fixated on it
MYTHS SERIES | wendigo
The Anglokian Windigo (or Witiko) is a seasonal, subarctic, man-eating species. During the winter moons when food is scarce, there is a fear of the creature. With cadaverous body and a face out of an Edvard Munch portrait, highlighted with horrid glaring eyes, the Windigo have been described as giants with hearts of ice. Many who have been in close proximity to them have experienced chills and the sense that their own hearts were freezing over.
It is a remorseless beast that will devour its own family.