Does anyone know any great tips to making hybrid flowers? I’m trying to get different types of pink flowers and I’m not sure if putting red and white flowers beside each other or diagonally is better or not.
Say hello to the blue spotted salamander (Abystoma laterale).
Just… wow. I don’t even know where to begin with these animals. I am just IN LOVE (and pretty miffed at laws for not letting me keep several dozen). There are actually all-female populations of these beauties and they don’t just clone themselves. Technically, these all-female populations are hybrids. It’s just.
Look, it’s honestly the weirdest form of reproduction I’ve ever come across so obviously i gotta tell tumblr about it: when one of these hybrids wants to make salamanderlings, she has to find a male of a different species ( the species she’s related to) and breeds with him. And guys? Guys? She doesn’t even USE THE SPERM’S GENETICS. That’s almost always just discarded. Instead, the sperm simply helps her eggs develop in the first place.
like damn. That’s COLD. It’s called kleptogenesis.
This doesn’t always happen though. Although the sperm technically STILL doesn’t fertilize the egg, the genetics are used anyway, which is how we get hybrids. This is part of the reason why ALL Abystoma are banned from California: they’re just too damn good at stealing manly lizard genes and creating hybrids all over the place.
Entire new SPECIES have been created like this, and are still reproducing like this now. The Tremblay’s salamander (Abystoma tremblayi) is a hybrid between the blue spotted above and Jefferson salamanders (Abystoma jeffersonianum). The SAME COMBINATION of A. laterale and A. jeffersonianum has ALSO created the Silvery Salamander (Abystoma platineum). Just. How amazing is that? Same species go in, entirely new thing comes out. The Tremblay’s and Silvery also contain THREE sets of chromosomes instead of just two.
to use a game reference, I’m pretty sure these guys are basically the Asari from Mass Effect.
Something heavy was settled on Jimin’s chest, making it hard for him to breathe. He opened his eyes only to get blinded by the sun. After he got used to it he looked down. What he saw made him smile. Jungkook was sleeping with his head and hands on Jimin’s chest. His lips were still parted, showing his cute front teeth. He looked adorable but Jimin still had a hard time breathing. Jimin started stroking the hybrid’s hair. “Jungkookie……it’s time to wake up” he whispered, poking the bunny’s nose with his finger. Jungkook mumbled something inaudible and scrunched his nose a bit but didn’t move. Jimin smiled at his cuteness and decided not to wake him up yet. He had another idea. He slowly and carefully moved Jungkook off of his chest and made him lay next to him with his head on Jimin’s arm. Surprisingly the bunny didn’t wake up in the process. Jimin wanted to cover them both with the duvet but Jungkook suddenly moved and kicked it off the bed. Jimin sighed and tried to get up to get it but was stopped. Not literally but the hybrid made a cute sound and nuzzled into his chest and Jimin didn’t have a heart to move away. He made a mental note that Jungkook is the cuddly type in his sleep before he put his other hand around the hybrid in some sort of a hug and went back to sleep. The next time Jimin gets woken up is by the alarm from his phone. He turned on his back and reached under the pillow to turn it off. Once it was quiet again he remembered about Jungkook sleeping with him. How could he forget when his arm felt like it was going to fall off. He looked to his side to check on the hybrid and was hella surprised to find the bunny with his head raised but his eyes still closed. Jungkook started sniffing around him, never once opening his eyes, but making Jimin stare at him with his wide open in confusion. Next Jungkook did something that left Jimin even more shocked. The hybrid sniffed Jimin’s shirt and then crawled on top of him, burying his face in Jimin’s neck. He made himself comfortable and released a content sigh. Okay, there go Jimin’s plans to get up and make breakfast. At least he had time to think what he should buy before the hybrid wakes up. First of all - clothes. It would be awkward, at least for Jimin, if Jungkook walked around naked. So shirts, pants, underwear, a hoodie and shoes ofc, Jimin can’t let him stay at home all the time, everyone has to go out once in a while. Stuff like toothbrush are necessarry too. And the most important things, more food. Jimin sucks in cooking so he mostly orders food but with Jungkook who doesn’t eat meat he’ll have to try harder. Which remind him that he has to ask, the hybrid if he eats only fruits and veggies or maybe somthing else too. Plus he probably needs to order weekly supplies of flavored milk. This way he won’t forget to buy it. He couldn’t recall anything more he should buy, he’ll see while actually shopping. This whole time Jimin was mindlessly stroking Jungkook’s back with his hand. He didn’t even realize it until Jungkook made a sound when Jimin’s fingers accidentally brushed his neck. Jimin froze, unsure what he should do know. The hybrid made some sleepy sounds and rubbed Jimin’s neck with his nose, his ears going up and down. He finally raised his head and opened his eyes. Well, he was still half asleep so they were barely open. He looked around and then at Jimin who was smiling at him. The hybrid then looked down, as he was still lying on Jimin, and his cheeks turned bright red. Jimin’s smile grew even wider, the hybrid was just too cute for his own good “Morning Jungkookie, did u you sleep well?” he asked, ruffling the bunny’s hair. Jungkook nodded but was too embarassed to say anything. He quickly rolled off of Jimin and sat on the edge of the bed. “I forgot to ask you yesterday, do you eat only fruits and veggies?” Jimin asked him, stretching his numb body. Jungkook shook his head. “I eat everything but meat. And fried things, I can’t eat those” he asnwered quietly. Jimin got up from the bed, walked around it and offered his hand to the hybrid. “Come with me, Jungkookie, I’ll make breakfast” he said, waiting for the bunny to react. Jungkook blinked few times quickly, not really knowing what to do but he accepted Jimin’s hand and followed him to the kitchen. Jimin sat him at the table and proceeded to make them food. He took the rest of the fruits, cut them and made a colorful salad from them. He then made a sandwich for himself and put the bowl with fruits in front of Jungkook. The hybrid flashed him his cute smile and shoved a kiwi into his mouth. Jimin watched him empty the bowl and couldn’t get enough of how “bunny” it looked when he was eating. Jimin could probably watch him eat all day and wouldn’t get bored. Once they were finished and Jungkook drank two bottles of his milk Jimin told him about his plans for later. “Shopping? With you? You mean I can go out?” Jungkook asked, clearly schocked. “Wait, you thought you have to stay in here 24/7?” Jimin wasn’t less schocked than the hybrid tbh. Jungkook nodded as an answer. “I have to buy clothes and other things for you so you need to go with me, Jungkookie” Jimin explained. Kook nodded again but Jimin could see he was scared of going out. It made him wonder why but it was too early to ask about the younger’s past. Jimin grabbed the hybrid and pulled him into a hug. “Don’t worry, bunny, you’ll be with me” he assured him. Right there he realised he didn’t even tell the hybrid his name. He facepalmed himself. What an idiot he is. “I forgot to tell you my name” he said, dragging Jungkook to the bathroom as they both had to shower before going. “Master’s name is Jimin” the bunny replied. Jimin stopped abruptly and turned around to look at him. “Master?” he was more surprised to be called “master” than about the fact that Kook already knew his name. “Just call me “hyung”, okay? I’d feel weird if you called me master” he said, taking out a fresh towel from the drawer. “Okay…h-hyung” Jungkook mumbled. Jimin flashed him his eye smile and pushed him under the shower. “Now you’ll take a shower and I’ll find you clothes” he said and quickly left the bathroom. While searching through his wardrobe he thought what he should do and what he shouldn’t do regarding Jungkook. He had no idea about keeping pets, much less having a hybrid and he didn’t have younger siblings. He’ll need to ask Seokjin hyung for help. He picked up his phone and quickly typed a message.
12:13 Jiminnie Hyung, I need your help! 12:13 Jin hyung Something happend? 12:13 Jiminnie You have no idea! Could u come to my house and go the the mall with me in like……… forty minutes? 12:14 Jin hyung U got me worried there but sure, don’t be late. 12:14 Jiminnie We won’t. Thanks hyung, I’ll explain everything. Love u <3
Jimin hoped Jin won’t be as shocked as him when he saw Jungkook. And he hoped that the hybrid won’t be scared of him. They’ll see.
Another part of this short series. I hope you liked it and please like/reblog if u did ^^
Click here for more jikook written by me (u need to scroll down a bit ;)
Finally finished some scraggy hybrids I’ve been working on for two weeks on and off. I’ve seen some other awesome ones with the pantslizards but I still wanted to throw my own into the mix after being super inspired from too-much-green ‘s hybrid posts.
The maractus one is a bonus one for my girlfriend, since we have a scrafty/maractus jinka pairing, so there is the desert flower even if they aren’t in the same egg group…. and also are gay men…. but y’know whatever
This is what I’ve noticed recently. I love the MG genre, whatever it plays its tropes straight or makes a twist. Mind you, this is my opinion and are probably more variations of it, but these are my favorites so far. Also, I wanted to make a hybrid of all the villains they have on their shows.
EDIT: Fixed Madoka’s hands
Left to Right:
Yumoto Hakone (Cute High School Earth Defense Club), Madoka Kaneme (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), and Panty Anarchy (Panty & Stocking w/Garterbelt)
- A character you hate. You can make them ugly of course.
- Mermaid AU.
- Water. It can vary from rain to a lake to ice cubes. Anything water.
- Eyes. Extra points for both of them. Even more points for a set of three eyes.
- Create an object-for-a-head oc. Those are fun.
- Falling poses.
- Flying poses.
- Make animal hybrids. Whatever you want. Make an elephant-chicken.
- Design a house for your fave fictional character.
Caroline left Mystic Falls just after she turned into a Vampire without anyone knowing she died. She hadn’t discovered until she left that she was a Heretic. With her new powers, she comes back to her hometown looking for revenge against Damon.
Damon is with the gang in the school gym where Klaus and Rebekah are causing chaos, trying to figure out how to make hybrids for Klaus.
Caroline had died.
It didn’t take too long to discover that she became a vampire, especially when the memories of her time as Damon’s slave came back to her. She had a mini melt down and accidentally killed a carnival worker. High on her emotions and not wanting to hurt her mother Caroline fled Mystic Falls, leaving a message that she’ll be back by the next school year.
She hoped she could control the bloodlust and find a daylight ring during her time away and that it will help make everyone believe she’s the girly little Caroline they all knew. She couldn’t exactly return and not be able to go outside into the sun, school would definitely be a challenge then.
It wasn’t until she was feeding on some drunk jock and had got attacked by another vampire a week later outside a bar did she learn of her true identity. One minute she was held up against the wall with his throat around her neck, the next he was kneeling on the floor screaming, clutching at his head in pain. He had muttered the word witch, which prompted her to look around to find no one, she flashed off pretty quick and sought out a few witches who could help her.
Caroline had seduced a warlock in Portland. He helped her make her daylight bracelet and taught her what she was capable of. He was also a siphoner, his family kicked him out due to him not being a real witch. In exchange for her blood for him to turn, he gave her access to his grimoires, which she studied meticulously.
She gained control over both her magic and bloodlust pretty quick, she assumes it could be from her inner control freak being amplified.
She was ready to go home.
The locator spell Caroline had cast to find Damon Salvatore proved he was here, she wanted to have her revenge, destroy him as he nearly had her. Hurt her friends as they let him continue to hurt her. She walked through the corridors of her old high school, her black boots clicking with each step that took her closer to the gym, where she could hear the pleas of her so called friends.
The blonde tuned in her hearing curious as to what was going on and could hear an accented voice, British she assumed, demanding answers. Why Elena was still alive? Why he can’t make hybrids?
Caroline paused just outside of the gym doors, confused, she never new hybrids existed. Could he be the same as her? She inhaled deeply, the stench of wolf drifted out of the room indicated more than one present. A vampire-wolf hybrid maybe? Vampire blood permeated and then she heard the sickening noise of a neck being snapped.
That was not a good sign.
Before she managed to flashed into the room, her curiosity getting the better of her, she was halted by a ghostly figure of a teenage boy who was not dressed in this century clothing. She had never been contacted by the spirits before because of her odd nature.
He looked at her curiously as if it was strange for someone to see him too.
“You can see me?” He asked and she nodded back at him, not wanting to draw attention to herself. She wanted to keep her element of surprise to attack Damon.
That is unless it was his neck snapped.
Caroline also wanted to keep her status as a Heretic quiet too, and talking to spirits was not inconspicuous.
“Could you send a message to my brother, Nik? I know what he needs to do to make hybrids like himself.” He asked her politely.
Ignoring him, she opened the doors to the gym and surveyed her surroundings. Elena, Bonnie and Matt were over by the bleachers, Damon trying to hold Stefan back, who looked like he wanted to attack Elena, Tyler was crumpled on the floor, blood around his mouth, with no heartbeat.
There was two more figures stood next to Tyler’s body, both with no pulse coming from them, Vampires, and from the auras very powerful and ancient ones. The male had a different kind of light around him, his scent different too, a bit of wolf. He was the hybrid then, Nik like that ghost boy had mentioned, who was still hovering behind her.
It took a little longer than she expected to have their attention drawn to her, they all looked at her, some wondering what they would say and the blond haired, handsome man just looked on in amusement.
“Omg! Care your back already?” Elena broke the silence of the room trying and failing to sound excited and cheerful.
“Of course Lena. Me miss prank night? SO what’s going on here? Wait, is that blood?” I gestured to Tyler’s body on the floor. Before I knew it Damon was stood infront of me and his pupils dilated.
“You’re not going to remember any of this. You came to school only to find out prank night was cancelled. Go home and don’t leave until the morning.” He compelled her.
She thought for a moment to refuse his compulsion. It wouldn’t work any way, but trying to get her revenge when she was not aware of the situation completely had her second guessing. She needed more time to scope around and find a way to hurt them all.
“Prank night cancelled, go home and don’t leave” she replied, making her voice low and dull.
Caroline turned around to leave and the boy who she had seen came up to her.
“Elena’s blood is key to making hybrids.” he explained a she walked towards to exit. “My brother needs her blood to finish the transition.”
The new knowledge gave her pause, impulsively she took her gamble and stopped before the doorway and turned back around to face the group.
“No i’m good thanks.” She said aloud, confusing Damon as to why his compulsion hadn’t worked.
“You see I remember.” She directed at the elder Salvatore. “I remember how you manipulated me, you pushed me around, abused me, erased my memories, fed on me. They came back to me piece by piece.” Stepping closer to him, shocking the whole room.
“You see I came here to hurt you, make your life miserable. You fell in love with your brothers girlfriend. Lets see how you like her being treated like a blood bag.” Caroline continued at looked towards the blue eyed, powerful hybrid. “Her blood will complete the transition.”
A chorus of shocked gasps echoed around her from her so called friends.
“Now how would a baby vampire have such knowledge?” The hybrid asked her.
She nearly melted at his British accent.
“Try it. If it doesn’t work, you could always kill her.” Caroline looked at him challengingly.
The guy was just about to reply when Caroline felt a breeze come up fast behind her. Without thinking and her instincts taking over her attacker was down on his knees screeching in pain.
“Stop it Bonnie.” Damon growled at her direction, fangs coming out to play, trying to intimidate her.
“It’s not me.” She defended.
“Then. Who. Is. It?” He managed to say between his clenched teeth.
Clicking on to what she had exposed, Caroline quickly flashed out of the school and into the woods. A certain Hybrid on her toes. He pinned her up against a tree with his forearm against her chest to stop her from escaping.
“Who are you?” He demanded, putting pressure against her chest.
“Caroline, nice to meet you. Your turn for introductions I believe.” She asked while keeping calm, hoping not to expose her powers again.
“Klaus Mikaelson. Now what are?”
“I thought he said Nik.” she whispered lowly, but Klaus heard her.
“What do you mean by that?” He pushed himself closer to her giving her no room to move.
“Nik what are you doing? You just left the doppelganger there.” The blonde woman came up into the clearing where they were.
“Not now Bekah.” He snarled at the newcomer without taking his eyes off Caroline. “Now I want answers from you.” He addressed the baby vampire he still had pinned up against the tree.
Caroline nodded slowly, not liking the position she was in. She was fighting down her instincts to use her magic to flee.
She came back to get her revenge and then leave, not be involved in Original business. She knew the Mikaelson name, knew to fear them. Fear was the last emotion she felt right now though. Lust prickling over her skin, and by the way he inhaled deeply he knew.
“What happens to a vampire who has been bitten by a wolf?” He questioned her.
“Death.” She whispered.
Klaus’ eyes turning amber, veins protruding under them and his fangs broke through his gums. He wanted to provoke a reaction out of her, to see if she would slip up again. The magic had to have come from this woman.
She made no effort to move.
Neither could not comprehend the lack of fear that she should be feeling.
It should be smothering her, heart beat increasing, pumping her blood around her body faster. His wolf should be basking in the scent, ready to hunt.
He moved closer to her neck and heard her heart spike ever so slightly.
He was just about to pierce her skin, inject her with his venom when he found himself against a tree opposite Caroline. He felt magic gliding over him, his back scraping, moving against bark.
His feet no longer on the floor.
The blonde woman facing him showed no signs of practising magic. Witches usually chanted and used corresponding hand gestures to aim their magic towards intended objects. This vampire though, if she was some kind of hybrid would have to be powerful. A powerful witch he could use to help fight him.
Extremely powerful if trained by the right person.
He knew the price he would have to pay in order to get her though, to get answers.
“Bekah, be a dear and go wake up our brother will you.” He ordered his little sister, who was just about to launch herself at the stunning creature.
“Why the hell would you want to wake Elijah for? You just daggered him!” She halted in surprise at her brothers order.
New Orleans hadn’t been an impulse decision. Caroline hadn’t woken up one day
and just thought ‘hey, maybe moving in with Klaus won’t be so bad’, no, it had
been a careful and slow process that had started back in Mystic Falls when he’d
saved her in the night of her Birthday and that had developed over the past
century or so.
was absolutely certain that she wanted to do this, that Klaus was the right
decision, but in all her preparation into accepting that, she had forgotten to prepare
herself for what would happened after she was there.
had thought about it, had thought about how Klaus was basically the king and
how that would make her the queen. She had planned on exploring the city and
making the hybrid be good on his promise of taking her around the world – even
if she’d already had her fair share of traveling – and she had even made
detailed research on how to deal with each of the Mikealson siblings, because
she knew they were part of the deal.
hadn’t prepared herself for being in a relationship with Klaus.
had arrived in the city it’d been days and after clarifying that she was there
to stay, throwing back his speech of how she’d show up at his door at his face
with a nervous laugh, they pretty much had sex for most of the time.
she had thought about the sex, she had missed the way his hands felt when
touching her skin and so many fantasies had crossed her mind in the past
decades… The sex was definitely not a problem.
was when Klaus had to leave the room they had spent days in, having to attend a
meeting about a conflict between to packs that she didn’t really care about,
bursting their perfect little bubble.
the hard part.
normal dating. He wasn’t going to take her out to dinner and flirt to convince
her to be with him, no. That part was over. They were together now, as in she
had literally just chose to share her eternity with Klaus.
of being with him forever wasn’t what scared her, strangely. It was the
establishing a relationship part that left her restless.
always so intense, looking at her as if she was the world and making those
promises that would keep her up at night, unable to keep a smile off of her
face. And every encounter they had in the past century, it had been basically
sex and pillow talk, perhaps sharing a few dinners, but he had always been in
and out of her life in a few days, maybe a week if she’d let him stay.
have to learn each other’s quirks and share those silly little moments when
they’d laugh at a ridiculous joke and just be a regular couple – well, as
normal as a vampire and a hybrid that had been dancing around each other for
decades could be anyway.
that afternoon, when Caroline had decided to take her mind out of those
preoccupations by watching some stupid reality show in Klaus’s obnoxiously huge
screen in the television room, he finally got back from his meeting, smiling
when he saw her and looking at her with such relief in his eyes… And she knew
that he’d been worried that she would’ve left.
“Hey, how did
everything go with the packs?”
shrugged, “Minimal casualties. It’s all taken care for now.”
resisted the urged to roll her eyes, only pointing to the place in the couch
next to her, “Join me?”
looked at the screen, clearly judging her choice of entertainment, but sat by
her anyway, pulling her against his chest, his hand beginning to caress her
hair. It felt so good and she smiled stupidly at the gesture.
going anywhere.” Caroline assured him after awhile, not really paying attention
to whatever was on tv anymore.
could hear the smirk in his voice as he replied, “Good.”
So they lay
there in the couch, tangled in each other so sweetly that Caroline couldn’t
help to think that this could work out, after all.