• Kara Danvers: This Halloween I am looking for a costume that will really impress Lena. Can you help me Maggie?
  • Maggie Sawyer: Sure thing little Danvers. The answer is obvious. It's Halloween. The one night of the year when you can really show the goods without anybody getting on your case about it
  • Kara Danvers: Meaning...?
  • Maggie Sawyer: Go full slut. Impress the girl
  • Kara Danvers: Well she did mentioned that she was really into them when she was a teen. I guess it makes sense
  • [One Day later]
  • Maggie Sawyer: ...what the...are you...I said SLUT Kara SLUT not SLUG
  • Kara Danvers: But I spent all night working on it!
  • Maggie Sawyer: Just no Kara. No. I think I have some emergency clothes that I....
  • Lena Luthor: Kara!? Oh my god are you a Limax flavus!? Amazing. You even got the tentacles right. This is gorgeous!
  • Kara Danvers: Thank you Lena :) I really put a lot of effort in it!
  • Maggie Sawyer: .....wtf?

Crocus spp., Iridaceae

C. flavus, C. vernus, C. vernus albiflorus, C. vernus ‘pickwick’

With some species and varieties of Crocus, I continue with the early-flowering geophytes I observed in this period. These are not from a botanic garden, but still make sure to attract attention at my local park, where they have followed the snowdrop I wrote about a few days ago, and blossomed into a colourful carpet among last autumn’s leaf litter.  

Although some species of Crocus are known to self-sow and expand rapidly around the area where the corms are initially placed, this is not always the case and depends often on the soil composition. The ones above have not gained any ground over the past three flowering seasons and that’s probably due to the heavy, clay-rich soil common here in Scotland. Being native to the mountainous regions of Southern Europe, they generally prefer a well-draining, coarse medium mixed with organic matter, so would do particularly well on rocky slopes and rock gardens. 

Note: I haven’t checked each flower singularly, there were hundreds, so some may as well be hybrids, or C. tommasianus, as most flowers were not fully open yet and I couldn’t see the inner parts. I will go back though.  

Another chemical got on my list: Aflatoxin B1, one of the most toxic chemicals that I’ve worked with.

Aflatoxin B1 is an aflatoxin produced by Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus. It is one of the most potent carcinogen known.

In animals, aflatoxin B1 has also been shown to be mutagenic, teratogenic, and to cause immunosuppression. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the worldwide maximum tolerated levels of aflatoxin B1 was reported to be in the range of 1–20 µg/kg in food, and 5–50 µg/kg in dietary cattle feed in 2003.



The kinkajou (Potos flavus), also known as the “honey bear," is a rainforest mammal of the family Procyonidae. Kinkajous may be mistaken for ferrets or monkeys, but are not closely related to either. Native to Central America and South America, this mostly frugivorous, arboreal mammal is not an endangered species, though it is seldom seen by people because of its strict nocturnal habits.  They may live up to 40 years in captivity.

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tyrannasauruzlex  asked:

Do you know the names of the colors in Latin?

Yes. Here is a list of them:

Colores Latini

You will find discrepancies in the names of colors among different sources. John C. Traupman’s book Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency explains why:

The vagueness of Latin color terms is due to the origin of colors out of dyestuff and pigments. The colors of minerals vary, and dyes produce different effects according to the mode of preparation and the materials dyed. Their applications have to be guessed from literary sources, which for the most part are incidental and vague. Color names used by poets tend to be applied metaphorically or indefinitely.

To get a better idea of how the Romans applied color terms, it is necessary to cite the objects to which colors were attached. For example, when Horace describes Augustus as being transformed into a god, he speaks of the lips of the deified Augustus as purpúreus, indicating his health. Purpúreus, at least there, is crimson, not purple.

I find that, even in more modern times, different Latin writers have their own different sets of terms. For example, these are Newton’s terms for ROY G. BIV:


  • Rubeus: Red
  • Aureus: Orange
  • Flavus: Yellow
  • Viridis: Green
  • Caeruleus: Blue
  • Indicus: Indigo
  • Violaceus: Violet

Here are the adjectival color words that I usually use:

  • roseus: pink
  • ruber: red
  • aurantius or luteus: orange
  • flavus: yellow
  • viridis: green
  • caeruleus: blue
  • purpureus: purple
  • indicus or indigoticus: indigo
  • violaceus: violet
  • albus: (dead) white
  • candidus: (shining) white
  • ater: (dull) black
  • niger: (shining) black
  • griseus or canus: grey
  • brunneus or fuscus: brown

Some other things to know:

  • The prefix sub- means “somewhat” or “almost” and can often be rendered by the English suffix -ish: albus, “white,” so subalbus, “whitish”; flavus, “yellow,” so sufflavus, “yellowish.”
  • Many of the color adjectives derive from the names of the objects to which they are attached: e.g. violaceus, “violet-colored,” from viola, “a violet”; roseus, “rose-colored,” from rosa, “a rose.” Adjectives can be created from nouns by the suffixes -eus, -ineus, -inus, and -aceus. Thus, tumblreus, “Tumblr-blue.”

Piranga flava ♂ (juv) - Hepatic Tanager-Piranga bermeja. by Santiago Ramos
Via Flickr:
Piranga Tupí name Tijepiranga for an unknown small bird. flava L. flavus golden-yellow, gold-coloured, yellow.


The kinkajou (Potos flavus), also known as the honey bear, is a rainforest mammal of the family Procyonidae related to olingos, coatis, raccoons, and the ringtail and cacomistle.

Native to Central America and South America, this mostly frugivorous, arboreal mammal is not an endangered species, though it is seldom seen by people because of its strict nocturnal habits

“Negro” comes from the Greek word “necro”, meaning a dead, inanimate object. Interestingly, necro derives from “necromancy”, the Ancient Egyptian ritual for communicating with the dead.

Many of us were taught that “negro” is Latin for black, and of course, black people were called Negroes because of this.

But ask yourself, if the latter is indeed true, how come Europeans aren’t called Blanco? Why aren’t Asians called Amarillo? Or “albus” and “flavus”, which are latin for white and yellow. I suppose people of African descent were given this distinctly colorful term by mere coincidence.

No, any analytical mind can deduce there has to be more to the story. Negro (necro = death) came to mean “black” because in Western culture black has always been symbolic for death, i.e., black shawls at funerals, black cats servants of the devil, the “black death”, etc. Thus, Greek word necro (death) when translated to Latin becomes negro (black).

Historically, in feudal Europe, black was the universal description for impurity. So slave owners, believing their African slaves were impure and socially dead, had no better word to describe them than “Negro”. The term had very little, if anything at all, to do with skin color.

Furthermore, consider that “Negro” is almost exclusively represented in the Western hemisphere. Native Africans weren’t called Negroes.

There are many indigenous black ethnic groups around the world who have never identified as Negroes. That’s an objectifying term intentionally reserved for American blacks, who, undoubtedly, were reduced to such an outcome by the institution of slavery.

Please research this topic and refrain from referring to a group of people as Negroes it practically connotes they are not people at all.