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Fun Facts about Plants from Your Friendly Botany Major

• Cacti are some of the only plants to photosynthesize from their stems. Their needles are really just modified leaves.

• Avocados are only around because people pollinate and disperse them by hand. The large seed is indigestible to small mammals now. It was originally eaten by giant sloths who would poop them out far away from the parent tree so they can grow. This is called an evolutionary anachronism.

• Banana candy does not taste like bananas because it was designed to taste like the Gros Michel banana which was eaten in the pre-1950s. It was wiped out by a fungus called panama disease. Since bananas are asexual all of them are genetically identical making it easy to wipe them all out at once. However fungus is sexual so it evolves more quickly. This means eventually we may lose the modern banana, the Cavendish, to it as well.

• There are actually three different types of photosynthesis: C3, C4, and CAM. Which type is used depends on the aridness of the environment, and are increasingly more efficient as listed.

• Moss is amazing. The fuzzy part of the moss is called the gametophyte stage and it is haploid meaning it has one set of chromosomes like a sperm or an egg cell in humans. If you look closely, sometimes you will what look like little tiny seeds on stems coming out of the main body. This is the sporophyte stage and it’s diploid, or has two sets of chromosomes, like our body cells. Moss is the oldest type of plant.

• You can usually tell what animal pollinates a plant by the color and shape of its flowers. Red flowers are hardly ever pollinated by bees because bees cannot see red well. Butterfly flowers have long deep centers. Bird pollinated plants can bear weight and are wide and open. Bat pollinated plants usually smell strongly and are darkly colored.

• Almost all American native elms and chestnut trees are extinct because of fungi. Asian chestnut and elm have replaced them, because they are resistant to the strains.

• There is a type of fern that has over 1200 chromosomes. For reference, humans have 46.

• If you shine consistent low level red light on a plant it will grow extremely tall, because red light tells the plant it is being shaded by and competing with other plants. If you shine consistent green light on a plant it will not sprout or die (if already sprouted) because plants absorb red and blue light to use. This is also why plants are green, because the unused green light is reflected back out.

TLDR; Plants are frickin cool and should get as much love as our animal friends.

nyanberri  asked:

What if lil' Tsubaki says his first word and it's Mahi-Mahi??

I am so sorry this is a late reply @nyanberri​ forgive me.

But that’s adorable I think. ^^ But you know what else? What if baby Tsubaki had trouble saying “Mahi” or “Mahiru”? So he just says “Ma” or even “mama??” :D

Later~

“He’ll get bored of saying it eventually….”

I couldn’t get this idea out of my head, once I think of it, I can’t be stopped lol. I hope you enjoyed this!!! :D Also baby Tsu Tsu has said “bye! bye!” in other comics haha~

FINALLY ANOTHER AGE AU COMIC!~

also bonus haah I made a gif because I can:

Now I can feel slightly less guilty about the lack of update on this au, I have another comic in progress so it should be done soon?? ^^; Thanks for the ask!

Edit: How can I be so forgetful!!!?? wonderfulchaos69 made a fan fic awhile ago about the kids calling Mahiru “mom” You guys should read it if you enjoyed this, the fic is wayyyyy cuter than the crack I made above. Haha~ Please and thank you! :D 

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❝ saying it ‘simply’ the way you would. Please lend me a hand。   —— HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ASTRA! @just-servamp-trash

(DO NOT REMOVE the source if you reblog. DO NOT upload/repost any of my colorings into other sites or your own blog. thanks)

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❤ ❤ ❤  HAPPY VALENTINES!!  ❤ ❤ ❤

I definitely was not thinking of more Servamp pick-up lines during class. Definitely not. 
(♡°▽°♡)

Bonus:

//kicked, stabbed, thrown in a dump, left to rot forever

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DONE WITH ALL THE EVIL EXPRESSION REQUESTSSS!!!! Man, it took a week I think??? But whatever, I did it! It was great practice! Thanks so much to everyone who sent one in!!! Decided to put them all together once again! :D I did C2 at least 4 times lol

(and if you noticed I didn’t do one, it’s probably cause you are one of the people who sent a request, anyways, even though I said THEY WERE ALREADY CLOSED multiple times. So sorry. :( ) 

6 Servamp, 2 Haikyuu and 2 Bungou Stray Dog characters. My goodness. ^^; 

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Hair and Eye color Switch!

*gasp* So THAT was what that group picture was for! xD
I dont know what I am doing with my life tbh
But this was fun to do  and… so…weird… seeing them…like this… It’s so….WEIRD. //kicked

Anyways, tell me who looks good with the color switch and who’s the funniest!

xDDDD Personally, I like the purple-haired Lily because he looks so elegant like that. Much more alluring too!! And the funniest for me would be Tsubaki BECAUSE TSUBAKI  omgomogmogmogmo xDDDD Who’s the cabbage now? //kicked

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When Sakuya offered his help with babysitting, he seriously didn’t expect this many children…. no one does. Mahiru is gonna have to explain to World End later that Sakuya isn’t a criminal also. lol

Mahiru and Sakuya are actual childhood friends in this au btw, so they know each other weaknesses. For example, Sakuya being called Sakkun. (Which I based off this Servamp Drama CD again, where Sakuya CANONALLY gets embarrassed about Mahiru calling him Sakkun!! Go to 8:28 if you click the link) and Sakuya’s older sister is alive in this au too, in case some of you didn’t already know.  

I’ve been working this looooong comic for awhile bit by bit between other art asks. Cause I wanted a few things:

1.) I wanted to at least mention the servamp kids “parent”. (aka “sensei” or the “creator”) I mean who do you think actually provides for 8 children??? We never see him really either cause he’s always working or whatever.

2.) I thought since Sakuya is indeed Mahiru’s best friend in this au, I thought he would have to officially meet the Servamp family at some point. Lol the last time I introduced Sakuya, it became my most popular age au post. Amazing right? 

3.) One more thing, I felt like Little Tsubaki and Sakuya had to meet at some point. It the right thing to do. They still don’t get along well even at alternate ages. hhaaha. 

4.) I know, you people wanted more KuroMahi and some SakuMahi, (I read everyone’s tags so…. ehehheeh…) 

Anyways thank you to everyone who supports this au! I wouldn’t have posted this much if it wasn’t for you all! <3 

The Origins of Frère Jacques

“Frère Jacques” is now a popular nursery rhyme, but its origins are actually as a warning about the seven deadly sins, written as seven verses about monks missing the rapture because they were indulging in vices. The song we know today is about the first brother Jacques, who being slothful, sleeps through the apocalypse.

The other brothers include Thomas (Wrath), who is busy fighting with a clerk; Louis (Gluttony), who is busy sneaking a second dessert; Hugo (Greed), who is stealing from a farmer; Clément (Envy) who is busy coveting a stronger mule; Quentin (Pride), who is busy smoking; and Martin (Lust), who is furiously masturbating at the time of the call to heaven. This verse in particular made the song inappropriate for children, and over the years it was cut down to just its first verse.

Another song, “Sœur Mary,” extols the virtues of seven nuns who are raptured for their good deeds. Originally sung to the same tune, this song oddly enough evolved over the years not into a nursery rhyme, but into Credence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary.”

Most bizarre is the fate of a third French folk tune. The still popular “Alouetté,” about plucking a bird is most recently the basis for the Carcass song, “Feast on Dismembered Carnage.” This is not the only French origin for the music of Carcass, which has more recently covered Bizet’s “Carmen” under the name “Surgical Steel.”

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Life is hard when you have people who assume things about you. ^^; and when you’re a kinda hot single guy with a cute little brother that gets you unwanted attention. :p 

Also, if any of you don’t remember or know why baby Tsubaki doesn’t like his baby sling, it’s just cause he can’t reach his big brothers face and he gets bored in it. 

I had the “random classmate” of Wrath’s call her “Okami” because it means “Wolf” and I was thinking “man,Wrath sure is a strange name to give your child, especially in a human au……” so I was thinking maybe I should give her a name???? Maybe it can just be a school nickname, if anyone doesn’t like the idea. 

Okay, I thought of this comic when I had the “ adoption headcanon” conversation, and how it would explain how no one in the Servamp family looks alike and then I thought of these 3 scenarios. (I had to make up more random ladies for this comic, none of them will show up again cause I don’t plan on having any OCs.) 

1.) Someone mistaking little Tsubaki for Kuro’s son. 

2.) Someone thinking him and his sister were a couple. Gross. This one has happened to me once irl. 

3.) and then someone thinking Mahiru and Kuro were a couple and Tsubaki was their baby. HHAHAAHAHAHaha

anyways I’m gonna try to answer some more of unanswered asks for age au. ^^;

  • Lily: So, how are you feeling lately?
  • Kuro: Well, I've got this headache that comes 'n goes...
  • Mahiru: *enters the room*
  • Kuro: There it is
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And so Kuro’s unexpected crush on Mahiru begins. HA. (but its only a small one right now. *WINKS LOUDLY*

This is for the anon who asked this:

Yes, he does especially the younger ones. It’s really fun to draw interactions between them and Mahiru.  :D (note: Mahiru is reading a line from Romeo and Juliet in case you weren’t sure.) 

I will add more later in a part 2 for the other siblings cause I didn’t want this post to be too long. 8 IS A LOT. MAN. 

also notice I mention Sakuya here…. *WINKS LOUDER*