my school’s principal and head of school made a video to announce our snow day you should all watch it you won’t regret it!!
Honestly the best thing ever
I really wish I could’ve been there for the conversation that led up to the making of this video. Like,
Tie guy: Looks like we’re going to have to cancel school.
Bow tie guy: We’ll have to notify parents and students.
Tie guy: …
Bow tie guy: …
Both: VANILLA ICE IT
Anonymous asked: do poison dart frogs stay poisonous in captivity or do they lose their poison when captive bred
Here’s a quote from the book Poison Dart Frogs by Amanda and Greg Sihler:
"Captive-bred dart frogs do not produce any skin toxins. Research has shown that the toxins are produced by alkaloids in their natural diet. It is believed that these alkaloids are only produced by plants. Plants produce the alkaloids to protect themselves from insects, but some insects have adapted to cope with and even benefit from the alkaloids. Dart frogs, in turn, have adapted to eating these alkaloid-rich insects, and they use them to create their own protective skin toxins. Wild-caught frogs lose toxicity over time because of the lack of these alkaloid-rich insects, and captive-bred frogs are completely nontoxic for this reason."
TLDR: They lose it.
I’m not sure if new research has proven this to be incorrect but this was the last I heard of the subject.
So I don’t have time to find the reference, but I recently read something about parents passing the alkaloids on to their offspring. Which means that even if the animals are captive bred they might maintain their toxicity for a few generations, but obviously in decreasing quantities. I’m not sure if anyone has studied the halflife of dartfrog toxicity. That is a thing that needs to be done.
Oooh, someone at work is using them to study behaviour, you want me to ask? (I think it’s Tom Little but it might be someone else…)
Boyfriend isn’t here tonight (we had our own little Valentine’s day in London a couple days ago) so I thought I’d have a little bottle of bubbly all to myself.
you know that unexplainable sickish feeling where youre not really sick and you dont really have a headache but you just feel wrong and you cant get comfortable or find something that youre really into but you kinda feel too ill to sleep or eat its like your body saying “i dont know what i want you to do but this isnt it”
For me, this is how my anxiety attacks feel and panic attacks start.