Inquiries, Requests, and a Place to Spill Your GutsSubmissions I am Ashley. This is my personal blog. If you want just marine biology, go here. I love the world; I really don't like people. I balance all this animosity towards the human race with being an almost always kind and gentle being to all creatures. I'm highly introverted and nature is my primary escape from humanity. Creepy-crawly-slimy things are my favorites. Dinosaurs are fantastic. Future marine biologist; presently an amateur entomologist, ichthyologist, artist, biologist, and writer. Literature, video game, and music connoisseur. I'm so full of passion for the world that it hurts. I think a lot, I laugh a lot, I love a lot. Almost none of the photos are mine and only some of the drawings are mine. Listen in.
This whitebanded crab spider (Misumenoides formosipes) caught itself a tasty fly meal. Most species of spider crabs choose to live on flowers with which they can easily be camouflaged against so their jobs as predators are that much easier.
The shocking pink dragon millipede (Desmoxytes purpurosea) was initially described in 2007 from Thailand and belongs to a genus of spiny “dragon” millipedes. Like many large millipedes, this species secretes bitter, poisonous hydrogen cyanide when bothered by predators. The startling color serves as a warning to any would-be attackers.
The pink fairy armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus) or pichiciego is the smallest species of armadillo with a maximum length of around five inches. It is found in central Argentina and has the ability to bury itself completely in a matter of seconds if it becomes frightened.