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captainrandomfandomtrash  asked:

Hi, I really like your art, and was wondering if you could draw some fluffy Keith X Pidge? I understand if you don't want to or anything, lots of people I've asked have said no. Just thought I'd request it. Thanks!

I don’t take requests now, but this one was so unusual that I just wanted to draw it (sort of)
Hope you like it :)

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“Although we never said it to each other, I think we both knew.”

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These are my babies, Heart the Metallic Doll and Clover the Wooden Doll

They were based on a cute yet eerie dream I had where tiny doll children had to fight to protect themselves. I found the dream really intriguing so I’ve been making a story out of it ever since then! 

Probably my favorite thing about the QT series its how you can’t go back and read a previous book the way you did the first, or even third time. Each new book doesn’t just further the story - it fleshes out the previous books, causally dropping details and massive plot points as if the two are the same. And in a way they are, because either way your entire perception of the previous books has been permanently altered.

Related, I really appreciate how much effort MWT puts into keeping readers on their toes. I spent the whole book thinking the plot twist would go in certain directions and whoah, boy, I was so wrong. It’s very refreshing in the age of middle-quality YA with plot twists you can spot in the fucking synopsis.

anonymous asked:

I have a few more questions about black milk snakes. 1) what size cage would you recommend hatchlings/juvies be in 2) also what size exo terra is yours in and how old and how big is she 3) and what are the temps should the hot and cold sides be? 4) how big of prey should I be feeding a hatchling: juvie? 5) what type of heating/ lights should I be using? I'm thinking about getting one and I want to know everything before I get one😋 Thank you so much

Hey anon, 

1) After QT stage, its really up to you, I’d say something about 24 x 18 x 18 would last them a fair while. I am a fan of offering as much space as is feasible even when they are small. You want to balance out giving the snake as much space and enrichment variety as you can while they are developing mentally and physically, while still being able to find them, feed them and monitor easily. Make sure the tub/enclosure is compleatly escape proof.( If you opt for a tub the bigger ones just tend to be a bit more gappy, so need triple checking). 

2) Drea is CBB 2013 ( gonna be 4 at the end of May!) and about a meter long. She’s in one of the 36″ x 18″ x 18″ exo’s.  She still has more growing to do and once I kick off with all my upgrades when i’m done with the PhD she’ll probably get one of the 4 x 2 x 2 ft vivs (if not bigger).  

3) Black milks do well with cool ambients about and need cool retreats. Cool side about 21C  can be a bit lower at night / in winter.  Warm side ambient is about 24-26 C with basking surface temps about 28C. The care sheet I linked before has some good info on temps for seasonal cycling. 

4) For young snakes I feed prey about the same thickness as the snake. If in doubt that it might be a bit big opt for the smaller option. I feed aiming for quite a slow growth based on what ive read in Vosjoli’s “the art of snake keeping”.   

5) heating/lights depends on what kind of enclosure you are using and what your ambient room temps are. Because black milks are so cold tolerant Drea’s actually one of my only snakes who I have not yet just gone “ Sod it i need an extra radiant heat source”.  She does well with her heat mat on one third of the enclosure, plus her flourecent UV light which boosts the daytime ambients a bit on the warm side.  I am a fan of providing UV for snakes and I do see Drea bask now and then so I certainly dont feel like its wasted on her. 

not amused by me interupting her basking for photos 

They are real easy to care for, really calm and there scales are just unreal. Drea is very good. 

How to Treat Swim Bladder Problems

Is your pet fish swimming oddly these days?

When you have a sick betta fish on your hands, it is never a good feeling, and especially since few people readily know how to diagnose or treat fish illnesses. 

I have experienced swim bladder problems myself with bettas and have done treatment and plenty of research on the topic. So, to help you out if your fish is swimming oddly, the following is what you need to know about swim bladder problems and possible treatments:

(Thank you, betta-adventures, for providing pictures of the female betta used in this article.)

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