Even though frogs have evolved effective mechanisms for finding the right mate, like unique calls, sometimes there is confusion! Here's a Stony Creek Frog trying to mate with a Striped Marsh Frog. Unfortunately for these guys there's no chance of offspring here. #interspecieslove#fieldbiology#herpetology#amphibian
Another new coloring book page inspired by my training as a science illustrator, going out to Patreon supporters this week! This is the African Bush Viper, a very pointy snake which was extremely fun to draw. He is intrigued by the mandalas that just appeared before him floating in mid-air, just as countless of our primate ancestors must have been hypnotized by flowing snake scales right before they got devoured - and just like YOU are hypnotized by Instagram, the captive of a predatory technocratic system that has learned to capture your attention first, thus rendering you incapacitated while it squeezes you for data and sculpts your decision-making. 😲♥️🐍
(If you're the kind of person who gets off on creepy stuff like this, may I recommend one of my essays, The Evolution of Surveillance, which you can find on Medium... In three parts I discuss how new technologies obey the same evolutionary dynamics as our sense organs, and how a new predator-prey dynamic is emerging between individual humans and large institutions capable of analyzing Big Data. It isn't just a paranoid diatribe though, I explain how all of this points to the fact that we're participating in a giant, unified and cosmic process that only eats itself, a kind of karma-ouroboros playing out as new metabolisms under the demands of entropy. For super nerds. Please leave a comment if you read it, I would love to know what you'd contribute to a final draft!)
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All reptiles, except for crocodilians, lack a diaphragm, meaning they breathe by expanding and contracting muscles on their ribs to inhale and exhale. Many lizard use what is seen here, known as buccal pumping, to help recirculate air they've taken in and maximize the amount of oxygen obtained from it. It's useful AND adorable! 😍
Repost this photo because I like it a lot! They look so funny this red worms. They are babys I bred back in 2015 of Red spitting cobra (Naja pallida) they were 21 from a clutch of 23 eggs. One of my favourite cobra species even tho I don't enjoy working with spitters anymore since I started to sneeze 😅
Sim, nossos PETs exóticos e silvestres tbm sofrem com a má alimentação. Confira o texto abaixo sobre serpentes .. (compartilhado do WhatsApp. Autor da foto e texto desconhecido)
"A obesidade em serpentes ocorre pela associação de dois fatores principais: a falta de exercícios e alimentação muito frequente.
Sabemos que as serpentes, mesmo na natureza, não são os animais mais ativos e atléticos, mas mesmo assim, gastam mais energia do que em terrários. Por isso, é importante que as mesmas sejam estimuladas a se locomover pela casa, SEMPRE monitoradas. O manuseio, além de deixar sua serpente mais acostumada com o contato humano, vai ajudar a queimar umas gordurinhas.
Em relação à alimentação, cada espécie possui sua particularidade fisiológica, mas, de forma geral, a alimentação deve ser feita a cada 7 dias para animais bem jovens e a cada 20 a 40 dias, para animais mais velhos. Outro ponto importante a se observar na alimentação é a idade da presa. Presas mais velhas tendem a possuir mais tecido adiposo acumulado, logo, são alimentos mais calóricos.
Mesmo elas ficando fofinhas gordinhas, a saúde é nossa principal preocupação e serpentes obesas podem sofrer de problemas cardíacos e hepáticos (lipidose), devido ao acúmulo de gordura nesses órgãos." #zoovetsilvestres#zoovetclinicaeconsultoria#veterinariabh#veterinaria#medveterinariabr#vets#vetsofinstagram#medvet#exocticpet#vetsbrasil#vetlife#vidadeveterinaria#herpeto#herps#herpetology#herpetologia#reptile#reptilemedicine#serpente#snake#boaconstrictor
Why do bearded dragons flatten out like this? We recently learned that they do it to regulate their body temperature, if they're feeling sick, and to make themselves look bigger! Bindi usually goes into pancake mode when she first wakes up in the mornings, to absorb some much needed heat.