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Potamotrygon falkneri by Merintia
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someone on 2ch made this super high quality (romance) movie poster starring mofuo (miyazawa marin) and yanamin R O F L 

the girls night out camping episodes where marin befriends (falls in love with) yanamin is probably one of the better pieces of content h!p has produced in recent time: marin spends the whole 3 episodes doing her weird “i am a dweller of the darkness” shit that makes everyone back away from her but yanamin is the only one who doesn’t judge her for it….. truly a better love story than twilight

girls night out #28  - arriving at the campsite & building the tent
girls night out #29 - marin and yanamin go grocery shopping (morito chisaki and okada marina go fishing too)
girls night out #30
-  having dinner & spending the night at the campsite: marin is happy she finally made a new friend in yanamin

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Hexafusion 9: Lil Tikes

So I lost who sent this request into me (on my other blog), but thank you for it regardless! I haven’t worked on these in a while and I though… yeah why not? It’ll be fun!

I’M GONNA DO THE REST I SWEAR

My askbox is always open for more hexafusion suggestions!

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So I recently had the opportunity to purchase a West African Lungfish (Protopterus annectens). These are ancient sarcopterygians that grow very large and are pretty unique animals. They possess many traits that early tetrapods had and many odd characteristics for fish such as a four chambered heart and primitive lung structures. These are traits more commonly found in amphibians (some of the first tetrapods) rather than most fish.

After talking it over with my SO, whom obviously has a say in whether or not we could house this fish as an adult, we came to the conclusion that we can make the space for him if he ends up growing 3ft+. With lungfish living 20 years, and quite often more in captivity, they are definitely a long term commitment. In fact there is a Queensland lungfish at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago that has been in their collection since 1933. (That’s 81 years!) Visually lungfish look so reminiscent of a salamander or axolotl, it’s hard to believe they’re a fish at all. There are only six extant species of lungfish with the largest species reaching over 6ft in length.

Almost all lungfish species are wild caught so I want to give this little guy a nice environment that allows him to behave as he would naturally. Right now I have him set up in a 20gal with some sand and plants while he adjusts. He is already roughly 6-7in in length so he’ll need to go into a 29 gal or 40b as soon as he settles in and I’m certain he’s healthy. He was a rather unexpected purchase and so I have to hunt down a stand for the bigger tank since I used to keep them on a large dresser which I no longer own.

Behaviorally hes a pretty sedentary critter except for when food is around or when he goes up for air. The rest of the time is spent napping among the plants, under the driftwood, or sifting through sand for food he may have missed. I also didn’t have a net large enough to for him but I was pleasantly surprised to find he doesn’t mind being handled gently. Right now he’s being fed NLS large fish formula 3mm sinking pellets and frozen bloodworms. Once I’ve had him for a while I’ll likely write a caresheet on P. annectens. I’m open to name suggestions as well!

Hunting Octopus 4 of 5 These 5 photos are shot in succession of an octopus on the hunt for food. #1 shows it approaching a target rock. #2 when it engulfs the rock to prevent any animals from escaping. #3 is when it was using the ends of its tentacles to fish around int he cracks and crevices of the rock for any unfortunate animals that were trapped. #4 It is finishing up and getting ready to move to the next rock after not finding any food. #5 It is making its way tot he next rock to continue the search. by RJohns

Dear all the WOC representing in these TV shows who constantly receive unwarranted and pointless hate,

“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches." 

-Dita Von Teese

In other words, don’t change. You’re wonderful. There will always be people who don’t appreciate you. Don’t pay attention to them. Let them think what they please. YOU KNOW YOUR WORTH. And I, among others, know it too. <3