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Texas Banded Gecko | ©Seth Patterson   (Rio Grande Valley, Texas, US)
Unlike the old-world species of gecko, Coleonyx brevis (Gekkonidae) lacks the sticky toe pads that allow it to climb virtually any surface.
The Texas Banded Gecko’s tiny clawed feet are more adapt at terrestrial life, climbing around on rocky outcroppings and through gravely ground coverage.
Coleonyx brevis is found in the US (Texas and parts of Southern New Mexico), and Northeastern Mexico [source].

libutron:

Texas Banded Gecko | ©Seth Patterson   (Rio Grande Valley, Texas, US)

Unlike the old-world species of gecko, Coleonyx brevis (Gekkonidae) lacks the sticky toe pads that allow it to climb virtually any surface.

The Texas Banded Gecko’s tiny clawed feet are more adapt at terrestrial life, climbing around on rocky outcroppings and through gravely ground coverage.

Coleonyx brevis is found in the US (Texas and parts of Southern New Mexico), and Northeastern Mexico [source].

royalorganicjewelry:

33mm Katalox with textured brass and tiger eye

royalorganicjewelry:

33mm Katalox with textured brass and tiger eye

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mindblowingscience:

Sloth guts are designed for hanging upside down, study finds

The South and Central American forest dweller, also known as the brown-throated sloth, spends a large part of its life hanging from its hind legs to reach young, tender leaves growing on the tips of branches, as well as to groom.
With its slow metabolism, it may take the sloth a month to digest a single leaf, and it can store a third of its bodyweight in urine and faeces—which it deposits about once a week.
"This means that the stomach and bowel contents make up a considerable proportion of their body mass," said Rebecca Cliffe of the Swansea Laboratory for Animal Movement in Wales, who co-authored the study in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.
"With their limited energy supply, it would be energetically very expensive, if not impossible, for a sloth to breathe whilst hanging upside down," she told AFP.
Cliffe and a research team say they believe they solved the riddle: numerous unique adhesions in the abdomen anchor organs such as the liver, stomach and kidneys, thus preventing them from pressing on the diaphragm when the sloth is inverted.
"These seemingly innocuous adhesions are likely to be important in the animal’s energy budget and survival," said the study.
They could reduce a sloth’s energy expenditure by 13 percent, added Cliffe.
More information: Mitigating the squash effect; sloths breathe easily upside down, Biology Letters, rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/lookup/doi/10.1098/rsbl.2014.0172

mindblowingscience:

Sloth guts are designed for hanging upside down, study finds

The South and Central American forest dweller, also known as the brown-throated , spends a large part of its life hanging from its  to reach young, tender leaves growing on the tips of branches, as well as to groom.

With its slow metabolism, it may take the sloth a month to digest a single leaf, and it can store a third of its bodyweight in urine and faeces—which it deposits about once a week.

"This means that the stomach and bowel contents make up a considerable proportion of their body mass," said Rebecca Cliffe of the Swansea Laboratory for Animal Movement in Wales, who co-authored the study in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.

"With their limited energy supply, it would be energetically very expensive, if not impossible, for a sloth to breathe whilst hanging upside down," she told AFP.

Cliffe and a research team say they believe they solved the riddle: numerous unique adhesions in the abdomen anchor organs such as the liver, stomach and kidneys, thus preventing them from pressing on the diaphragm when the sloth is inverted.

"These seemingly innocuous adhesions are likely to be important in the animal’s energy budget and survival," said the study.

They could reduce a sloth’s  by 13 percent, added Cliffe.

More information: Mitigating the squash effect; sloths breathe easily upside down, Biology Lettersrsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/lookup/doi/10.1098/rsbl.2014.0172

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guitarlust:

Carvin SH550 Koa

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alloverpiercings:

On their way to one of our Dutch customers: 8 mm Mini Drop Spiral Curls by Glassheart!

alloverpiercings:

On their way to one of our Dutch customers: 8 mm Mini Drop Spiral Curls by Glassheart!

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libutron:

Lava from the Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawai’i meets the Pacific Ocean in quite an impressive display.
Photo credit: ©Gary Randall

libutron:

Lava from the Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawai’i meets the Pacific Ocean in quite an impressive display.

Photo credit: ©Gary Randall

omericaorganic-official:

We finished these 1-3/16” Tiger Ebony Teardrops yesterday for a customer in CA.
We loved the “spot” in the grain on the left plug; the natural variances that occur in wood are definitely Mother Nature’s way of keeping things interesting! 

omericaorganic-official:

We finished these 1-3/16” Tiger Ebony Teardrops yesterday for a customer in CA.

We loved the “spot” in the grain on the left plug; the natural variances that occur in wood are definitely Mother Nature’s way of keeping things interesting! 

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