The leptocephali are about 300 - 400 mm long and appear to be metamorphosing larvae of some type of moray eel of the family Muraenidae. The morphological similarities between these leptocephali and Ribbon Eels, Rhinomuraena quaesita, suggest they may be Ribbon Eel larvae. 

Leptocephali are transparent because they have only a thin layer of muscle over a mucinous pouch inside the body. The pouch contains glucosaminoglycan (GAG) compounds that form a transparent jelly-like substance. The GAGs are converted into tissue during metamorphosis, and thus in addition to being transparent, they are also an energy storage material. (Video)

Product review?

Wtf am i doing with my life? Okay so i got a sample of some random korean beauty products the last time i ordered something online…like you always do, you know those little things. And there was this one packet of something with this long ass description of super vague korean trendy words translated into english that all make sense but like…what is this stuff? It said essence and i see the word moisture and so i put it on my face one night before bed because whats the worst that can happen right?

and i swear to god i woke up with my fucking FACE FEELING LIKE MAGIC holy shit it made my skin so nice.
So i tried it the second night and i swear to god ive gone BACK IN YEARS with only two days of using this stuff, what the actual fuck.
So i look at it again and its, hilariously called Snail 96. And im like okay so it has the souls of 96 snails in it, thats cool.

Well i bought a bottle today on amazon and AFTER i paid for it im reading and it says 96% Snail mucin….mucin sounds…kinda…

So i googled “what is snail mucin” and guys…its the slime.

Its 96% snail SLIME and im willingly rubbing it all over my face and ive never felt more alive.

I didnt even cancel the order. Im gonna let these fuckers slime me, i dont care.

okay the brand is Cosrx and its called Advanced Snail 96 mucin power essence and i got it for less than $15 bucks on amazon. Someone just said something about horse spit in the replies and im….man i love korean cosmetics, theyre so brave hahaha

Snails and Skincare? 🐌

It may sound like the weirdest thing, but snail secretion filtrate (yes, the slime) is honestly my favorite skincare ingredient of the moment

  1. Heals acne scars and other skin injury
  2. Balances skin tone
  3. Soothing and hydrating
  4. The snails are not harmed in the process

Need some snail in your life? Here are some of my recommendations:

Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream- My holy grail moisturizer. Thick and moisturizing, but WILL NOT clog your pores. Brightening and anti-aging effects. Bee venom as well 🐝

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence- Light and hydrating. Heals the skin. 96% snail mucin, so it’s potent and doesn’t have any fillers. If you want to test the effects of snail mucin, this is the product.

Tosowoong Pure Snail Sheet Mask- Instant cooling and redness reduction. Leaves your skin dewy and plump. 

anonymous asked:

What are your holy grail make up and skin care products? (*¯︶¯*)

cosrx acne pimple master patch
cosrx advanced snail 96 mucin power essence
benton snail bee high content steam cream
cosrx bha blackhead power liquid
aztec secret indian healing clay

modern renaissance palette
hera uv mist cushion ultra moisture 
physicians formula shimmer strips all in one custom palette
aritaum matte formula eyebrow pencil
maybelline lash sensational waterproof 
etude house mascara fixer for super long lash

anonymous asked:

what serum do you use

ok so I use a few different ones

- Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Gel

- The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 (pretty decent for the price)

- Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence (this is honestly so good)

- The Ordinary Buffet Serum (really great considering that it’s only £13!)

- Paula’s Choice Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Serum

- Pure Vitamin C 21.5 Advanced Serum by Wishtrend (just started using this and I like it so far 🤔)

New Skincare Routine

Edited a bit to be more budget friendly. XD

I have oily and sensitive skin, so I’ve used Sokoglam’s collections to make a skincare routine that ought to be okay for my skin. Italicized items are ones I already have or I’ve ordered them.

Oil Cleanser - Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil. (using it up)

Water-based Cleanser - Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser. (again, using it up)

Exfoliation - NeoGen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine.

Toner - Klairs Supple Preparation Toner.

Essence - COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, Mentholatum Rohto Melano CC Concentration Measures Essence.

Serum/Booster/Ampoule - COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid, COSRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid, Skin food Peach Sake Pore Serum .

Sheet Mask - Dermal, MANEFIT Mugwort, Tony Moly, etc.

Eye Cream - MILKYDRESS Wrinkle & Whitening Eye Cream.

Moisturizer - COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All-in-One Cream, Benton Aloe Propolis Gel, L’Oreal Hydro Genius (using it up).

Sunscreen - Missha All-Around Safe Block Soft Finish Sun Milk.

does anyone know how good the cosrx snail 96 mucin power essence is at fading your acne scars/blemishes? i’ve seen a lot of good reviews but i’m still unsure ;;; thank you!!!

A really cool example of mucus sitting inside goblet cells and glands in the colon! Mucus is composed primarily of mucin, a protein-sugar molecule (glycosylated protein) which easily grabs onto and holds water molecules. Mucin allows gel formation, which gives mucus it’s protective function. The gel traps pathogens and prevents mechanical (physical) damage to the wall of the GI tract. Pretty, right?

Colon Daisies

Be warned however, this is one posy that you really don’t want to sniff.

Microscopically, the mucosal lining of the colon exhibits many crypts of Lieberkuhn (intestinal glands) that are lined with mucus secreting goblet cells.
Mucus is useful in this region because it assists in lubricating the tube to allow dry feces to be passed along easily (decreases friction).
When the a slice is made through the mucosa parallel with its orientation and stained specifically for mucin, these crypts glands look remarkably like a field full of daisies. The goblet cells forming the petals.