SOLVE ET COAGULA

to create, one must first destroy.

rnotherdaughter:

i want someone to murder my ass but make it look like an accident

The Colocasia pups I planted in the vivarium a few months ago have gone from being an inch tall to over a foot tall which is bonkers considering they’ve only got a little more than an inch of substrate to grow in.

I’m already in a bad depressive state and I just found out that I lost my social security disability appeal this morning. This sucks shit.

The problem with depression is

lifeaccordingtohan:

-You know you’ll be ok, but you still feel awful.
-You know people love you, but it doesn’t feel like they do.
-You know doing something will make you feel better, but you just don’t know how to.
-You want to be well, but you just can’t seem to get there.

(via mamashug)

indefenseofplants:

Riparian zones can be pretty rough places for plant life. Despite readily a available water supply, the unpredictable, disturbance-prone nature of these habitats means that static lifeforms such as plants need to be quite adaptable to survive and persist. Some riparian shrubs and trees have adopted a “live fast, die young” strategy for survival. They must be able to cope with things like floods, ice scour, and erosion. 

Putting all their energy into quick growth is useful but it also means that many species, like willows and cottonwoods, have relatively weak wood. As you may know, these trees are quite prone to breaking. The same goes for riparian shrubs like dogwoods. After a flood or massive ice breakup, it is not uncommon to find bits and pieces of these woody plants strewn all over, usually jumbled up in a log jam somewhere downstream. Though this may seem disastrous, but looks can be deceiving. 

Whereas they all produce seeds, they can also reproduce vegetatively. This is exactly what you are seeing in this picture. A willow branch, ripped from its parent plant, has settled downstream into the mud. Undifferentiated cells under the bark are now producing roots and stems. In time, this may become a whole new willow tree. Provided the branches and logs contain enough living material, a new plant can take root and grow rather quickly. After a heavy flood event, one of these trees or shrubs can suddenly become multiple clones of the same individual. Research has even shown that this form of vegetative reproduction makes for better survival during flood events than that of seedlings. 

Restoration practitioners have taken advantage of this adaptation as well. One of the quickest and easiest forms of riparian restoration is the use of live stakes. Live stakes are simply branches (roughly thumb sized in diameter) cut off from a parent plant and driven into the ground. Success is best achieved when the plant is dormant in either early fall or spring. Once the branches awake from dormancy, they begin growing and entire stream banks can be replanted over the span of a couple hours with only a handful of volunteers. 

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In 1992 it was estimated that only 35,800 Dionaea muscipula or Venus flytraps still exist in the wild. This data is over 20 years old so who knows how few are left today. It is a fire hardy species that relies on fires to wipe out competitive growth and fire suppression has had an impact on this. It could very well go extinct in the wild soon. So that’s depressing.

In 1992 it was estimated that only 35,800 Dionaea muscipula or Venus flytraps still exist in the wild. This data is over 20 years old so who knows how few are left today. It is a fire hardy species that relies on fires to wipe out competitive growth and fire suppression has had an impact on this. It could very well go extinct in the wild soon. So that’s depressing.

barebackqueen:

The Struggle for Survival of the Roma People: Europe’s Most Hated

So, I’d really like as many of you as possible to watch this and to find out what life is really like for the Roma in Europe. 

On a side note, one of the most infuriating things about living in the UK is the sheer fucking hypocrisy in the idea that for a country that colonised a HUGE percentage of the world, pillaging, stealing, and draining the resources of as many countries as possible “for the glory of the Empire”, we’re pretty fucking precious about who “steals” from us.

atttencion:

Just walking down the road / Just people say hello / Say you’re looking great…/ I say: ‘thank you”

Not very catchy is it

atttencion:

Just walking down the road / Just people say hello / Say you’re looking great…/ I say: ‘thank you”

Not very catchy is it

(Source: dimshala)