ampullas

We go to the country, we lie down at the feet of oak trees, we delve deep into the shadows of forests, amid the twittering of warblers (if you will); May is embalmed with saps, with flowers reawakening and blooming; a delicate, or violent and dismaying perfume tickles our nostrils…But do you understand, good sir, that balsam and perfume is, in reality, the atrocious odor of corruption?
—  Tommaso Landolfi, “The Ampulla”

thehopefulanon  asked:

✋+nose

BODY MEME

Send “✋” + a body part to find out if my muse likes being touched there.

Sharks are incredibly sensitive on their snouts. Usually due to the fact that their noses are composed of the most ampullae of lorenzini on their body. These jelly-filled pores detect vibrations and are electroreceptors used to detect electrical fields emitted by fish and other organisms, and are used to travel using the earth’s magnetic field. 

A shark can be put under tonic immobility when someone rubs their snout along their lateral line, from snout to tail direction. It puts the shark in a sort of pleasant trance. Tests have been conducted on lemons and blacktips to conclude that sharks actually enjoy the sensation and will re-approach a diver for more nose-rubs. 

That being said, it hadn’t been fully tested on great whites, although they experience a similar form of trance by being tapped on the snout. 

Stroking his snout gently will more often than not calm Bruce down, while being a pleasant touch overall.

@ampullae listen…i can hold a spider but….tarantulas dont intimidate me, some spiders do however…….wolf and recluse spiders look wrong im sorry they just…aint right