Posted 16 hours ago

paperalligator:

Been hemming and hawing about how to show this project! Last weekend I took part in Linework NW and I promised myself I would make a book! So that turned into an accordion book all about a mermaid named Ondine who collects bioluminescent creatures.

This book was created start to finish in six days. My first accordion book since 2003? Whoa! Now I want to do more! Many thanks to my student Wren who helped me cut and fold them in time. I’m going to see about making a little video to show this better, but in the meantime this will do.

More personal projects, more books, more stuff! I am working on a big project but I need to share more and make more little projects.

Posted 17 hours ago

astronomy-to-zoology:

"Calico Crab" (Hepatus epheliticus)

Also known as the “Dolly Varden Crab” Hepatus epheliticus is a colorful species Aethrid crab that occurs in shallow water in the western Atlantic Ocean, ranging from the Chesapeake Bay to the Dominican Republic. Calico crabs are typically seen in areas with sand/muddy substrates and is often seen buried in the sand with its only its eyes exposed. H. epheliticus is also often seen carrying the sea anemone Calliactis tricolor on its back for protection.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Brachyura-Aethridae-Hepatus-H. epheliticus

Image: Dawson

Posted 2 days ago

astronomy-to-zoology:

Aniculus maximus

Commonly known as the “Hairy Yellow Hermit Crab” or the “Large Hairy Hermit Crab” Aniculus maximus is a species of ‘left-handed hermit crab’ (Diogenidae) that is widely distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific. True to its common name Aniculus maximus’ legs are covered with hair-like setae, which may aid in collecting food. Like other hermit crabs Aniculus maximus is an opportunistic omnivore feeding on a wide variety of organisms and organic matter.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Paguroidea-Diogenidae-Aniculus-A. maximus

Image: ErgoSum88

Posted 4 days ago
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Posted 5 days ago

astronomy-to-zoology:

Curled Octopus (Eledone cirrhosa)

Also known as the Lesser Octopus or the Horned Octopus, the curled octopus is a species of octopus that inhabits areas in the sublittoral zone in the Atlantic Ocean, English Channel, North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Like some other octopuses E. cirrhosa feeds mainly on crabs and other crustaceans, feeding mainly on Homarus gammarus, Nephrops norvegicus, and Cancer pagurus.

Classification

Animalia-Mollusca-Cephalopoda-Octopoda-Octopodidae-Eledone-E. cirrhosa

Images: Comingio Merculiano and Bernard Picton

Posted 1 week ago
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dirtyscarab:

Hajime Sawatari
Hysteric Ten 

Posted 1 week ago

foxesinbreeches:

Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife by Elisa Lazo de Valdez / Visioluxus