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Scyphozoan Life Cycle

1. Planula : The free-swimming medusa is either female or male and produces eggs or sperm which combine to produce a larva, called a planula. The planula is planktonic and will float around until it finds a substrate to bind to.

2. Scyphistoma : Once the planula binds to a substrate it develops into a scyphistoma. Scyphistoma is a feeding polyp with protruding tentacles on top used to catch food particles.

3. Strobila : The polyp soon turns into a reproductive polyp with stacks of strobilae. The strobilae are immature medusa that are being asexually reproduced by the polyp.

4. Ephyra : When a strobila is mature it breaks away from the reproductive polyp as a planktonic ephyra.

5. Medusa : The ephyra matures into a full grown medusa.

I spy with my little eye…A CERTAIN BOY GENIUS.

Looks like Dexter loves The Human Fist as much as Robotboy, Tommy, Lola, and Gus.

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Coprinus Mushroom

These images show the cross section of a mushroom of the genus Coprinus and under the division Basidiomycota. The first photograph shows the entire cross section of the mushroom. The next two images show a closer look at the mushroom’s gills and dark purple spores.

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#SaveWOY

https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3?lang=en-GB

Wander Over Yonder is being wrapped up in June after season 2 finishes. Now it’s not that the show’s story arc has finished. It’s creator Craig Mccracken has big plans and a solid story to further evolve WOY season 3. It’s only being cancelled because the big bosses at Disney have deemed two seasons of 80 episodes to be enough. The WOY fan-base recently grew a lot due to the episode “My Fair Hatey” and the creator has stated that the shows cancellation is not due to it’s popularity or anything. So why are the Disney bosses being so selfish?

Now I have seen many fans who are upset about this decision and also the Creator and the WOY crew. This happy go lucky cartoon has actually had a huge impact on some people’s lives. I’ve seen many people state that this show has gotten them through dark times and acts as a crutch and comfort for them. Right now fans are actually being hit with bouts of depression over this show’s cancellation. Their crutch and support is being torn from them without any warning. I am also one of those fans so I understand that feeling. We all need closure and one more season is all we’re asking. WOY is finishing well before it’s time. If we just get Season 3 approved, both the fans and the crew will get the closure they deserve. The show will wrap itself up and be able to finish on it’s own terms and go out with a bang. 

We know everything comes to an end but when there is just so much great potential for season 3 and so many fans who are willing to back it and the crew already having the plans in place, why not try to fight for it? The only people we need to convince are the Big Disney Bosses and Execs. We owe the WOY crew that much at least. As Wander always says “It Never Hurts To Help!”

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Class Anthozoa - Sea Anemones and Corals

Organisms in the class anthozoa belong to the phylum Cnidaria. Anthozoans are marine and only exist in the polyp stage (no medusa stage). Organisms can be solitary (sea anemones) or live in colonies (corals). Sea anemones have an oral disk (surrounds the mouth at the top), a column (the “stalk” of the sea anemone), and a pedal disk with acontia (helps with anchoring to a substrait) on the bottom. Corals are colonial anthozoans. They can be stony or soft.

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https://www.change.org/p/walt-disney-encourage-disney-to-make-wander-over-yonder-season-3?lang=en-GB

Wander Over Yonder is being wrapped up in June after season 2 finishes. Now it’s not that the show’s story arc has finished. It’s creator Craig Mccracken has big plans and a solid story to further evolve WOY season 3. It’s only being cancelled because the big bosses at Disney have deemed two seasons of 80 episodes to be enough. The WOY fan-base recently grew a lot due to the episode “My Fair Hatey” and the creator has stated that the shows cancellation is not due to it’s popularity or anything. So why are the Disney bosses being so selfish?

Now I have seen many fans who are upset about this decision and also the Creator and the WOY crew. This happy go lucky cartoon has actually had a huge impact on some people’s lives. I’ve seen many people state that this show has gotten them through dark times and acts as a crutch and comfort for them. Right now fans are actually being hit with bouts of depression over this show’s cancellation. Their crutch and support is being torn from them without any warning. I am also one of those fans so I understand that feeling. We all need closure and one more season is all we’re asking. WOY is finishing well before it’s time. If we just get Season 3 approved, both the fans and the crew will get the closure they deserve. The show will wrap itself up and be able to finish on it’s own terms and go out with a bang. 

We know everything comes to an end but when there is just so much great potential for season 3 and so many fans who are willing to back it and the crew already having the plans in place, why not try to fight for it? The only people we need to convince are the Big Disney Bosses and Execs. We owe the WOY crew that much at least. As Wander always says “It Never Hurts To Help!”

Chemistry - Tony Stark

Requested by @chillinlikemisha00

A/N: This really hit home as I was studying for chem. This started out all cute and sweet but then it got painful. Whoops! Also I turned this into Tony x reader

You sat in your room, staring at the endless notes in front of you. You were usually a pretty good student, but chemistry was kicking your ass this semester. 

You flicked through the pages, trying to find your notes on electronegativity. During the lab, you and your lab partner understood, but now, you couldn’t make any sense of it. 

“Lab!” you shouted out loud, smacking your desk. You figured that if you went down to the Avengers’ Lab, maybe you could jog your memory a bit. You grabbed up all your things, and began making your way down to the laboratory.

The door slid open, cool air blasting against your mostly bare legs. You padded into the lab, walking past a working Tony. 

“Hey,” you said as you walked to the far end of the lab and sat down.

“What are you doing in here?” Tony asked, sitting down next to you.

“Trying to work on my chemistry homework,” you replied, not looking up from your notes.

“Want some help?” he asked, rolling his chair closer to you. You looked up and realized how close the two of your were. You blushed slightly and turned back to your notes. 

“Yeah, that’d be great,” you said, sliding your homework over towards him. 

“So we’re working on electronegativity and I get how this equation works, I just don’t know how to find this,” you said, pointing to another sheet. Tony nodded and looked at the papers in concentration. He held out his hand and you gave him your pen. He began working out the problem when Bruce walked into the lab.

“What’s going on here?” he asked with a small smirk.

“Tony’s helping me with my homework.”

“Why?” Bruce asked with a chuckle. Tony looked up from the paper and shot him a look.

“Why not?”

“I mean you’re very smart, don’t get me wrong, but I’m much better at chemistry.”

“You are?” you asked.

“Yes.”

“No.” They said at the same time. 

“Look, Banner, I’m already helping Y/N, why don’t you go work on something else,” Tony said, trying to dismiss him.

“Why don’t you just let me help so she can get it done accurately?”

“Honestly, Tony, I could use all the help I can get,” you said, touching his forearm. 

“I can help you with it all,” he said.

“Tony, just let me take a look at it,” Bruce said, trying to take the paper.

“I’ve got it, Banner,” he spat.

“Come on, just let me help,” Bruce argued.

“No! I can do this.”

“Why are you being so difficult about this?”

“Because you don’t trust me to do anything anymore and I’m sick of it!” he said, his hands shaking in anger.

“Tony,” you said, touching his hand. He pulled away and continued to glare at Bruce.

“Not since Ultron,” he finished.

“Honestly guys, it’s just homework,” you said, trying to calm down the men.

“Can you blame me? It almost destroyed the entire planet!” Bruce yelled back.

“Bruce!” you said, standing between the men. “You need to calm down.”

I need to calm down? Maybe you could ask your boyfriend to not create killer robots! Then I could calm down.”

“Fuck you,” Tony said, throwing the papers at him.

“Tony!” you called after him as he stormed out of the lab. You turned towards Bruce and saw how angry he still was. You pulled out your phone and texted Natasha to meet you down here. The last thing the Avengers needed was a destroyed tower and the Hulk on the loose. Nat arrived in a second, walking over towards you.

“What’s going on?”

“Bruce and Tony just got into a huge fight about Ultron, I guess. I didn’t mess up your plans with Clint, did I?”

“No, no, this is important. He can wait. I’ll go talk to our friend,” she said as she walked towards Bruce. You relaxed and grabbed your stuff again, heading back to your room.

It took a while for you to clear your mind, but once you settled in, you came up with the answer all on your own. You worked for another hour, until finally finishing all your work. To reward yourself, you made your way down to the kitchen to get some ice cream.

“Hey,” Bruce said, startling you as you searched the freezer. “Sorry,” he said with a smile.

“Hey,” you said, pulling out the package of your favorite ice cream.

“I want to apologize,” Bruce began. “I was way out of line back there. I shouldn’t have brought you into that.”

“It’s fine, I ended up finishing my homework by myself.”

“That’s great, but I still want to apologize. I know you and Tony aren’t dating, and things between you guys are weird.”

“Bruce, honestly, it’s fine.” He smiled and nodded, looking down at the floor. “You shouldn’t be apologizing to me.”

“Tony doesn’t want to talk to me,” he said, running a hand over the back of his neck. 

“No probably not. But I really think you need to. Tony wasn’t solely responsible for what happened.”

“I know,” Bruce said sadly.

“I think it would make you both feel better if you talked about it.” Bruce nodded and half smiled.

“Thanks, Y/N.”


You were sitting in a lounge room on the same floor as your apartment, eating directly out of your carton of ice cream when Tony walked by. You looked up and smiled at him and it looked like he had been crying.

“Tony?” you said, setting down the ice cream. “What’s going on?” you asked, standing up to look him directly in the eye. He didn’t say anything, just looked away vacantly. “Tony?” you asked again. He turned towards you and smiled a little before grabbing your face and pulling you in for a kiss. You were surprised at first, but folded into his touch and kissed him back. You pulled away from him and looked at him in confusion.

“Sorry,” Tony said, running a hand through his hair and sitting down on the couch.

“Don’t be sorry. That was just unexpected. Are you okay?”

“Yeah, I’m great really.”

“You look like you’ve been crying,” you said with worry.

“That’s why I wanted to come talk to you. I wanted to apologize. And to thank you.”

“Thank me? For what?”

“For getting Bruce to talk to me. It helped a lot.”

“He actually came to you?” you asked, throwing your arm over the back of the couch. 

“Yeah, we talked for a while, it felt good to get some of that off of my chest.”

“That’s really awesome, Tony,” you said with a smile. He nodded and smiled back at you for a while.

“I’m really sorry about earlier though. I offered to help and all I did was stress you out.”

“Tony, it’s okay. I figured it out all by myself.”

“Wait, you did?”

“Yeah.”

“Good job. If Bruce and I even worked on it I’m sure we would have argued some more.”

“Don’t beat yourself up about what happened back there. Honestly, everything’s fine.”

“I know, but-” 

“Shut up,” you said, pulling him close and kissing him again. He smiled into your kiss and ran his hands through your hair, pulling you into his lap simultaneously. You kissed him passionately for what felt like hours and only stopped when you heard someone clear their throat. You pulled away and could barely think about anything but Tony. You pursed your lips and turned towards the door and saw Bruce smiling in the doorway.

“Hi,” he said awkwardly. 

“Hi,” you said, running a hand through your hair, crawling out of Tony’s lap.

“Sorry for interrupting. I just wanted to come and apologize again.”

“Will you both give it a rest!? I already told you that it was fine.”

“I know, but it was rude of us-”

“Bruce! Please, stop talking before I have to shut you up,” you replied. 

“Not in the same way you got me to stop talking, I hope,” Tony said, butting into the conversation. Bruce smirked and looked down at his feet.

“Bruce it’s okay. I didn’t want your guys’ help anyways.” Bruce laughed and flipped you off as he left the room. You turned towards Tony who was also flipping you off. You smiled and smacked away his hand. 

“I didn’t want to help you either,” Tony countered.

“Oh please, you love helping me with chemistry,” you said, leaning closer to Tony who smiled and closed the gap between you two once more. 

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Flukes

Flukes are parasites that belong to the phylum platyhelmithes. The fluke in the pictures above is a liver fluke. This fluke has three stages and requires two host to complete its lifecycle. Liver flukes can infect humans and infect the liver. If left untreated these flukes can cause liver failure by blocking ducts. The first microscopic picture shows the oral sucker of the liver fluke. This sucker is used for anchorage and to assist in feeding. The last microscopic image shows the ventral sucker which is used exclusively for anchorage to the host. The dark spots behind the ventral sucker are part of the fluke’s uterus.

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Phylum Cnidaria - Jellies, Sea Anemones, and Corals

Cnidarians are multicellular organisms that exhibit tissue level organization. Cnidarians can have sedentary and free swimming forms. Sedentary forms are called polyps while the free swimming form is called medusa. Polyps are attached to a substrate by a disk shaped holdfast called a pedal disk. The body of the medusa is a bell shaped structure called the umbrella. The oral side of the umbrella is surrounded by tentacles. The tentacles have cells that contain small barbed threads tipped poison called nematocysts. These nematocysts are triggered and are used to paralyze pray and defend the cnidarian. (The last picture shows discharged hydrozoan nematocysts.) Polyps reproduce asexually by budding and the medusa reproduces sexually (may be monoecious or dioecious).

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FUCKING AWESOME GREEN HOODIES THAT HAVE A SEPTIC EYE LOGO ON THE RIGHT FRONT AND ON THE BACK IT NEEDS TO SAY “SEPTIC LABORATORIES” IN COOL TEXT WITH A SEPTIC EYE IN THAT TANK THING CUZ THAT WOULD BE COOL. IT WOULD BE SO COOL I WOULD WEAR IT EVERYDAY. EVERY. MOTHER. FUCKING. DAY.