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Butterfly: marypickfords: Butterfly Dress Pledge (Shûji Terayama, 1974)
Butterfly: marypickfords:
Butterfly Dress Pledge (Shûji Terayama, 1974)

marypickfords: Butterfly Dress Pledge (Shûji Terayama, 1974)

Butterfly: prettyeyezciya: jess-curious: dynastylnoire: hugochillingsworth: onlyblackgirl: bruddabois: sobeitjay: catmasterfunk: thehighpriestofreverseracism: This is beautiful i will literally never not reblog this. do people really say that Yea I’ve heard people say that shit Yes, they say it all the time. http://instagram.com/miryamlumpini Here’s her account, her tattoos are so fantastic to look at. reblogging for the tattoo artists IG to be boosted I keep seeing this post and I’ve gotta speak up on it, because that isn’t a good example of color on dark skin.  I’m a tattoo artist, and I’ve had a bunch of clients come in saying they were told dark skin can’t take any color whatsoever, which is bullshit. The long and short of it is dark skin can take plenty of color, provided it isn’t too light. Tattoos look best when they’re fresh because the ink is still on the top layer of open skin. As the skin heals over the tattoo, the color gets less vibrant and defined. This is true of anybody of any skin tone. Tattoo pigments tend to act a lot like watercolor; they’re not terribly opaque in the skin, meaning that as that tattoo ages, the white will fade into patches of slightly lighter skin, and may disappear altogether, as will lighter colors like yellows and pinks. Many artists consider doing tattoos entirely or mostly in white ink to be irresponsible for that reason, and use white ink very sparingly to create small highlights, in places where even faded ink will add contrast. Notice how the yellow is all but gone on even the lightest skin, while the deeper reds have stayed. And that isn’t even factoring in sun exposure, how often the skin is submerged in water, friction, or how the skin in the area bends and flexes. I know extremely pale people who lost all the color in their tattoos in 5 years due to a variety of those factors; I’m pale as they come, and the yellow in my oldest tattoo is only 2 years old and already super faded.  Color that lasts a long time is darker and more saturated than the skin it’s in. See how the butterfly is still noticeably purple, and stands out in all the skin tones? Teals, yellows, pinks and whites photograph beautifully in dark skin, but ultimately don’t have longevity as tattoos. Dark skin, however, can still take reds, blues, greens, purples, and browns beautifully! The best way to make color vivid in any skin is to put it in a strong black outline; tattoos like the one below will look like bruises as they age, and the fading color doesn’t have structured black to contrast and frame it. Here’s some color on dark skin that will age well! The yellows in this tattoo are very saturated and framed in lots of solid black; even if they fade, the fish will stay nice and vibrant. Similarly, the white in this tattoo will definitely lighten, but the dark reds and blacks will hold the tattoo together very well. Tl;dr, have a solid black outline, make sure the colors you pick are darker/more saturated than your own skin, and don’t rely too heavily on white. These are basic tattoo principles that can and should be used when deciding on any tattoo, regardless of skintone. Hope it helps! Reblogging for the amazing fucking information I just received on tattoos
Butterfly: prettyeyezciya:
jess-curious:

dynastylnoire:

hugochillingsworth:

onlyblackgirl:


bruddabois:


sobeitjay:


catmasterfunk:

thehighpriestofreverseracism:
This is beautiful

i will literally never not reblog this.

do people really say that


Yea I’ve heard people say that shit


Yes, they say it all the time.


http://instagram.com/miryamlumpini
Here’s her account, her tattoos are so fantastic to look at.

reblogging for the tattoo artists IG to be boosted

I keep seeing this post and I’ve gotta speak up on it, because that isn’t a good example of color on dark skin. 
I’m a tattoo artist, and I’ve had a bunch of clients come in saying they were told dark skin can’t take any color whatsoever, which is bullshit. The long and short of it is dark skin can take plenty of color, provided it isn’t too light.
Tattoos look best when they’re fresh because the ink is still on the top layer of open skin. As the skin heals over the tattoo, the color gets less vibrant and defined. This is true of anybody of any skin tone. Tattoo pigments tend to act a lot like watercolor; they’re not terribly opaque in the skin, meaning that as that tattoo ages, the white will fade into patches of slightly lighter skin, and may disappear altogether, as will lighter colors like yellows and pinks. Many artists consider doing tattoos entirely or mostly in white ink to be irresponsible for that reason, and use white ink very sparingly to create small highlights, in places where even faded ink will add contrast.

Notice how the yellow is all but gone on even the lightest skin, while the deeper reds have stayed. And that isn’t even factoring in sun exposure, how often the skin is submerged in water, friction, or how the skin in the area bends and flexes. I know extremely pale people who lost all the color in their tattoos in 5 years due to a variety of those factors; I’m pale as they come, and the yellow in my oldest tattoo is only 2 years old and already super faded. 
Color that lasts a long time is darker and more saturated than the skin it’s in.

See how the butterfly is still noticeably purple, and stands out in all the skin tones?
Teals, yellows, pinks and whites photograph beautifully in dark skin, but ultimately don’t have longevity as tattoos. Dark skin, however, can still take reds, blues, greens, purples, and browns beautifully! The best way to make color vivid in any skin is to put it in a strong black outline; tattoos like the one below will look like bruises as they age, and the fading color doesn’t have structured black to contrast and frame it.

Here’s some color on dark skin that will age well!
The yellows in this tattoo are very saturated and framed in lots of solid black; even if they fade, the fish will stay nice and vibrant.
Similarly, the white in this tattoo will definitely lighten, but the dark reds and blacks will hold the tattoo together very well.
Tl;dr, have a solid black outline, make sure the colors you pick are darker/more saturated than your own skin, and don’t rely too heavily on white. These are basic tattoo principles that can and should be used when deciding on any tattoo, regardless of skintone. Hope it helps!


Reblogging for the amazing fucking information I just received on tattoos

prettyeyezciya: jess-curious: dynastylnoire: hugochillingsworth: onlyblackgirl: bruddabois: sobeitjay: catmasterfunk: thehighpr...

Butterfly: the butterfly of advice is here
Butterfly: the butterfly of advice is here

the butterfly of advice is here

Butterfly: cool-shirts: Anti-Social Butterfly T-Shirt
Butterfly: cool-shirts:

Anti-Social Butterfly T-Shirt

cool-shirts: Anti-Social Butterfly T-Shirt

Butterfly: epicjohndoe: Realistic 3D Butterfly Tattoo
Butterfly: epicjohndoe:

Realistic 3D Butterfly Tattoo

epicjohndoe: Realistic 3D Butterfly Tattoo

Butterfly: tumblr Year in Review Ships 2019 2019 fandom: 2019’s Top 100 Ships Shipping is Tumblr’s favorite sport, and this is the Big Game. Ineffable HusbandsAziraphale & Crowley, Good Omens Klance −1Keith & Lance, Voltron: Legendary Defender JuliantinaJuliana Valdés & Valentina Carvajal, Amar a muerte Reddie +25Richie Tozier & Eddie Kaspbrak, It Jikook −1Park Jimin & Jeon Jungkook, BTS Phan −3Daniel Howell & Phil Lester, YouTubers Reylo −5Rey & Kylo Ren, the Star Wars universe Malec +1Magnus Bane & Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunters Bellarke −2Bellamy Blake & Clarke Griffin, The 100 Tyrus +34TJ & Cyrus, Andi Mack GendryaGendry & Arya Stark, Game of Thrones CatradoraCatra & Adora, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Supercorp −1Kara Danvers & Lena Luthor, Supergirl Kiribaku −8Kirishima Eijirou & Bakugou Katsuki, Boku No Hero Academia Bumbleby +52Yang Xiao Long & Blake Belladonna, RWBY Stucky −6Steve Rogers & Bucky Barnes, the Marvel universe Jonsa +44Jon Snow & Sansa Stark, Game of Thrones Bakudeku −2Bakugou Katsuki & Midoriya Izuku, Boku No Hero Academia Stony +5Steve Rogers & Tony Stark, the Marvel universe Destiel −9Dean Winchester & Castiel, Supernatural Tododeku −13Todoroki Shouto & Midoriya Izuku, Boku No Hero Academia Drarry −1Draco Malfoy & Harry Potter, the Harry Potter universe Jonerys +43Jon Snow & Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones Jaime x BrienneJaime Lannister & Brienne of Tarth, Game of Thrones IronStrange −7Tony Stark & Dr. Steven Strange, the Marvel universe EluEliott Demaury & Lucas Lallemant, SKAM France PreathChristen Press & Tobin Heath, Athletes Sasusaku +2Uchiha Sasuke & Haruno Sakura, Naruto Sheith −24Keith & Shiro, Voltron: Legendary Defender Sprousehart −10Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart, Actors Harringrove +38Steve Harrington & Billy Hargrove, Stranger Things Symbrock −18Venom (symbiote) & Eddie Brock, the Marvel universe Adrienette +14Adrien Agreste & Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Choni −21Cheryl Blossom & Toni Topaz, Riverdale Taekook −16Kim Taehyung & Jeon Jungkook, BTS Marichat +5Marinette Dupain-Cheng & Chat Noir, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir RobronRobert Sugden & Aaron Dingle, Emmerdale Kaylor +11Karlie Kloss & Taylor Swift, celebrities Erasermic +16Aizawa Shouta & Yamada Hizashi, Boku no Hero Academia Ladynoir +10Ladybug & Chat Noir, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Bughead −18Betty Cooper & Jughead Jones, Riverdale Spideypool −14Spider-Man & Deadpool, the Marvel universe SpideychellePeter Parker & Michelle Jones, the Marvel universe MalexMichael Guerin & Alex Manes, Roswell, New Mexico Wolfstar +8Remus Lupin & Sirius Black, the Harry Potter universe Sterek −10Stiles Stilinski & Derek Hale, Teen Wolf ZaDrZim & Dib, Invader Zim DavenziMatteo Florenzi & David, Druck Camren −22Camila Cabello & Lauren Jauregui, Fifth Harmony Soriku Sora & Riku, Kingdom Hearts Wayhaught −36Waverly Earp & Nicole Haught, Wynonna Earp PepperonyPepper Potts & Tony Stark, the Marvel universe Nalu +19Natsu Dragneel & Lucy Heartfilia, Fairy Tail Yoonmin −29Min Yoongi & Park Jimin, BTS LukanetteLuka Couffaine & Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Lapidot −23Lapis Lazuli & Peridot, Steven Universe MilevenMike Wheeler & Eleven, Stranger Things Thorki −36Thor & Loki, the Marvel universe Merthur +28Merlin & Arthur Pendragon, Merlin Korrasami −22Korra & Asami Sato, The Legend of Korra Starco +3Star Butterfly & Marco Diaz, Star vs. the Forces of Evil BelizaEliza Taylor & Bob Morley, Actors McHanzo −46Jesse McCree & Hanzo Shimada, Overwatch SchmicoNico Kim & Levi Schmitt, Grey’s Anatomy Vmin −19Kim Taehyung & Park Jimin, BTS CrisanaCris Soto and Joana Bianchi, SKAM España  Johnlock −25John Watson & Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Hannigram −8Hannibal Lecter & Will Graham, Hannibal Kacchako −32Uraraka Ochako & Bakugou Katsuki, Boku no Hero Academia Snowbaz +29Simon Snow & Tyrannus Basilton Grimm-Pitch, Carry On Kaisoo +8Kim Jongin & Do Kyungsoo, EXO Deanoru −4Karolina Dean & Nico Minoru, Runaways Larry Stylinson −15Harry Styles & Louis Tomlinson, One Direction WangxianLan Wangji & Wei Wuxian, Mo Dao Zu Shi IncantavaEdoardo Incanti & Eleonora Sava, SKAM Italia Clexa −28Clarke Griffin & Commander Lexa, The 100 Nygmobblepot −15Edward Nygma & Oswald Cobblepot, Gotham SnufminSnufkin & Moomin, Moominvalley PosiePenelope Park & Josie Saltzman, Legacies Bubbline −54Princess Bubblegum & Marceline, Adventure Time BallumBen Mitchell & Callum Highway, EastEnders BranjieBrooklyn Lynn Hytes & Vanessa Vanjie Matteo, RuPaul’s Drag Race HiccstridHiccup Haddock & Astrid Hofferson, How to Train Your Dragon Prinxiety +4Princey & Anxiety, Thomas Sanders PeraltiagoJake Peralta & Amy Santiago, Brooklyn Nine-Nine RayllumCallum & Rayla, The Dragon Prince Victuuri −56Victor Nikiforov & Yuri Katsuki, Yuri!!! on Ice EntrapdakEntrapta & Hordak, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power ClintashaClint Barton & Natasha Romanoff, the Marvel universe Tomdaya −6Tom Holland & Zendaya, Actors Spirk +6Spock & James Kirk, Star Trek SerireiSerizawa Katsuya & Reigen Arataka, Mob Psycho 100 Todomomo −23Todoroki Shouto & Yaoyorozu Momo, Boku no Hero Academia VoxmanLord Boxman & Professor Venomous, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes RomanogersSteven Rogers & Natasha Romanoff, the Marvel universe Bechloe −62Beca Mitchell & Chloe Beale, Pitch Perfect ZelinkZelda & Link, The Legend of Zelda DavekatDave Strider & Karkat Vantas, Homestuck TerumobHanazawa Teruki & Kageyama Shigeo, Mob Psycho 100 DimilethDimitri & Byleth, Fire EmblemThe number in italics indicates how many spots a ship moved up or down from the previous year. The ones in bold weren’t on the list last year.
Butterfly: tumblr Year in Review
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 2019
 2019
fandom:

2019’s Top 100 Ships

Shipping is Tumblr’s favorite sport, and this is the Big Game.

Ineffable HusbandsAziraphale & Crowley, Good Omens 
Klance −1Keith & Lance, Voltron: Legendary Defender 
JuliantinaJuliana Valdés & Valentina Carvajal, Amar a muerte 
Reddie +25Richie Tozier & Eddie Kaspbrak, It 
Jikook −1Park Jimin & Jeon Jungkook, BTS 
Phan −3Daniel Howell & Phil Lester, YouTubers 
Reylo −5Rey & Kylo Ren, the Star Wars universe 
Malec +1Magnus Bane & Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunters 
Bellarke −2Bellamy Blake & Clarke Griffin, The 100 
Tyrus +34TJ & Cyrus, Andi Mack 
GendryaGendry & Arya Stark, Game of Thrones 
CatradoraCatra & Adora, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power 
Supercorp −1Kara Danvers & Lena Luthor, Supergirl 
Kiribaku −8Kirishima Eijirou  & Bakugou Katsuki, Boku No Hero Academia 
Bumbleby +52Yang Xiao Long & Blake Belladonna, RWBY 
Stucky −6Steve Rogers & Bucky Barnes, the Marvel universe 
Jonsa +44Jon Snow & Sansa Stark, Game of Thrones 
Bakudeku −2Bakugou Katsuki & Midoriya Izuku, Boku No Hero Academia 
Stony +5Steve Rogers & Tony Stark, the Marvel universe 
Destiel −9Dean Winchester & Castiel, Supernatural 
Tododeku −13Todoroki Shouto & Midoriya Izuku, Boku No Hero Academia 
Drarry −1Draco Malfoy & Harry Potter, the Harry Potter universe 
Jonerys +43Jon Snow & Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones 
Jaime x BrienneJaime Lannister & Brienne of Tarth, Game of Thrones 
IronStrange −7Tony Stark & Dr. Steven Strange, the Marvel universe 
EluEliott Demaury & Lucas Lallemant, SKAM France 
PreathChristen Press & Tobin Heath, Athletes 
Sasusaku +2Uchiha Sasuke & Haruno Sakura, Naruto 
Sheith −24Keith & Shiro, Voltron: Legendary Defender 
Sprousehart −10Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart, Actors 
Harringrove +38Steve Harrington & Billy Hargrove, Stranger Things 
Symbrock −18Venom (symbiote) & Eddie Brock, the Marvel universe 
Adrienette +14Adrien Agreste & Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir 
Choni −21Cheryl Blossom & Toni Topaz, Riverdale 
Taekook −16Kim Taehyung & Jeon Jungkook, BTS 
Marichat +5Marinette Dupain-Cheng & Chat Noir, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir 
RobronRobert Sugden & Aaron Dingle, Emmerdale 
Kaylor +11Karlie Kloss & Taylor Swift, celebrities 
Erasermic +16Aizawa Shouta & Yamada Hizashi, Boku no Hero Academia 
Ladynoir +10Ladybug & Chat Noir, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir 
Bughead −18Betty Cooper & Jughead Jones, Riverdale 
Spideypool −14Spider-Man & Deadpool, the Marvel universe 
SpideychellePeter Parker & Michelle Jones, the Marvel universe 
MalexMichael Guerin & Alex Manes, Roswell, New Mexico 
Wolfstar +8Remus Lupin & Sirius Black, the Harry Potter universe 
Sterek −10Stiles Stilinski & Derek Hale, Teen Wolf 
ZaDrZim & Dib, Invader Zim 
DavenziMatteo Florenzi & David, Druck 
Camren −22Camila Cabello & Lauren Jauregui, Fifth Harmony
Soriku Sora & Riku, Kingdom Hearts
Wayhaught −36Waverly Earp & Nicole Haught, Wynonna Earp
PepperonyPepper Potts & Tony Stark, the Marvel universe
Nalu +19Natsu Dragneel & Lucy Heartfilia, Fairy Tail
Yoonmin −29Min Yoongi & Park Jimin, BTS
LukanetteLuka Couffaine & Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
Lapidot −23Lapis Lazuli & Peridot, Steven Universe
MilevenMike Wheeler & Eleven, Stranger Things
Thorki −36Thor & Loki, the Marvel universe
Merthur +28Merlin & Arthur Pendragon, Merlin
Korrasami −22Korra & Asami Sato, The Legend of Korra
Starco +3Star Butterfly & Marco Diaz, Star vs. the Forces of Evil
BelizaEliza Taylor & Bob Morley, Actors
McHanzo −46Jesse McCree & Hanzo Shimada, Overwatch
SchmicoNico Kim & Levi Schmitt, Grey’s Anatomy
Vmin −19Kim Taehyung & Park Jimin, BTS
CrisanaCris Soto and Joana Bianchi, SKAM España 
Johnlock −25John Watson & Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock
Hannigram −8Hannibal Lecter & Will Graham, Hannibal
Kacchako −32Uraraka Ochako & Bakugou Katsuki, Boku no Hero Academia
Snowbaz +29Simon Snow & Tyrannus Basilton Grimm-Pitch, Carry On
Kaisoo +8Kim Jongin & Do Kyungsoo, EXO
Deanoru −4Karolina Dean & Nico Minoru, Runaways
Larry Stylinson −15Harry Styles & Louis Tomlinson, One Direction
WangxianLan Wangji & Wei Wuxian, Mo Dao Zu Shi
IncantavaEdoardo Incanti & Eleonora Sava, SKAM Italia
Clexa −28Clarke Griffin & Commander Lexa, The 100
Nygmobblepot −15Edward Nygma & Oswald Cobblepot, Gotham
SnufminSnufkin & Moomin, Moominvalley
PosiePenelope Park & Josie Saltzman, Legacies
Bubbline −54Princess Bubblegum & Marceline, Adventure Time
BallumBen Mitchell & Callum Highway, EastEnders
BranjieBrooklyn Lynn Hytes & Vanessa Vanjie Matteo, RuPaul’s Drag Race
HiccstridHiccup Haddock & Astrid Hofferson, How to Train Your Dragon
Prinxiety +4Princey & Anxiety, Thomas Sanders
PeraltiagoJake Peralta & Amy Santiago, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
RayllumCallum & Rayla, The Dragon Prince
Victuuri −56Victor Nikiforov & Yuri Katsuki, Yuri!!! on Ice
EntrapdakEntrapta & Hordak, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
ClintashaClint Barton & Natasha Romanoff, the Marvel universe
Tomdaya −6Tom Holland & Zendaya, Actors
Spirk +6Spock & James Kirk, Star Trek
SerireiSerizawa Katsuya & Reigen Arataka, Mob Psycho 100
Todomomo −23Todoroki Shouto & Yaoyorozu Momo, Boku no Hero Academia
VoxmanLord Boxman & Professor Venomous, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes
RomanogersSteven Rogers & Natasha Romanoff, the Marvel universe
Bechloe −62Beca Mitchell & Chloe Beale, Pitch Perfect
ZelinkZelda & Link, The Legend of Zelda
DavekatDave Strider & Karkat Vantas, Homestuck
TerumobHanazawa Teruki & Kageyama Shigeo, Mob Psycho 100
DimilethDimitri & Byleth, Fire EmblemThe number in italics indicates how many spots a ship moved up or down from the previous year. The ones in bold weren’t on the list last year.

fandom: 2019’s Top 100 Ships Shipping is Tumblr’s favorite sport, and this is the Big Game. Ineffable HusbandsAziraphale & Crowley, Go...

Butterfly: photos-of-space: M2-9 aka Minkowski’s Butterfly nebula.
Butterfly: photos-of-space:

M2-9 aka Minkowski’s Butterfly nebula.

photos-of-space: M2-9 aka Minkowski’s Butterfly nebula.

Butterfly: photos-of-space: M2-9 aka Minkowski’s Butterfly nebula.
Butterfly: photos-of-space:

M2-9 aka Minkowski’s Butterfly nebula.

photos-of-space: M2-9 aka Minkowski’s Butterfly nebula.

Butterfly: photos-of-space: M2-9 aka Minkowski’s Butterfly nebula.
Butterfly: photos-of-space:

M2-9 aka Minkowski’s Butterfly nebula.

photos-of-space: M2-9 aka Minkowski’s Butterfly nebula.

Butterfly: hamsterobsessed:Molly has a real butterfly on her head!
Butterfly: hamsterobsessed:Molly has a real butterfly on her head!

hamsterobsessed:Molly has a real butterfly on her head!

Butterfly: I HAVE TINY CRUSTACEANS STUCK IN MY GILLS! I'M HUNGRY FOR SEA BUGS! WHITETIP SHARK CLEANER WRASSE I NEED SOMEONE TO CARRY MY POLLEN TO OTHER FLOWERS I NEED NECTAR TO EAT! TICKSEED FLOWERS BUCKEYE BUTTERFLY l'M LOOKING FOR A BIG MEAL, BUT I NEED HELP FINDING A DEER I WANT TO EAT VENISON, BUT I'M TOO SMALL TO HUNT DEER! COMMON RAVEN COYOTE I NEED SOMEONE TO KEEP ANTS FROM EATING MY EGGS! I WANT A HOME WITH A BODYGUARD AND FREE ANT DELIVERY INCLUDED! COLOMBIAN LESSERBLACK TARANTULA DOTTED HUMMING FROG M. TILLERY - CYANEUS.COM /w/Av[ paramud: personal-scientist: draconym: themaishi: draconym: Mutualistic pairs for an “Odd Couples” Valentine’s program at my work. (Why do so many of my big work projects revolve around Valentine’s programs?) Also, by “sea bugs,” I obviously meant “gnathiid isopod larvae.” The himan one is not as good as the rest If you mean the mutualism between humans and honeyguides, I respectfully disagree. Human/honeyguide mutualism is one of the most sophisticated interspecies relationships in the animal kingdom. While humans have domesticated many other animals for their labor, the honeyguide remains entirely wild while electing to partner up with humans. Both humans and honeyguides have each developed specific calls to signal to one another that they are on the hunt, and these calls greatly increase the likelihood of success. According to this paper: The production of this sound increased the probability of being guided by a honeyguide from about 33 to 66% and the overall probability of thus finding a bees’ nest from 17 to 54%, as compared with other animal or human sounds of similar amplitude. That’s fucking bonkers, you guys!!! There are people out there who over the course of human history have created a sound to communicate with birds, and the birds themselves have a Human Call they use to communicate with us. There is no other wild animal you can just make noises at and immediately communicate that you want it to come help you!!! What’s more, many scientists consider this relationship more exploitative on the honeyguide’s end than on our end! That’s unprecedented!! These birds have essentially negotiated a trade deal with humanity!!!! This is the stuff of fantasy movies, except it’s real. Here’s an article from The Guardian about the broader implications of this kind of relationship with wild animals. It’s a good read: Apart from with our gut bacteria, we humans don’t really have any mutualistic relationships with other creatures. There is no special tune that we can sing to magically attract nearby hedgehogs into our gardens to feast on slugs. There will never be a special wink that fishermen can offer otters, encouraging them to catch fish that we might then de-bone for them, in return for some of the catch. The world is poorer for this. OKAY BUT the noise we make at honeyguides is one of my favorite noises there is, and if y’all haven’t heard the “BRRR-HM?” call that hunters use to summon honeyguides you are SERIOUSLY missing out. There’s an audio clip on the Audobon Society’s article about them [link] @metalpaca
Butterfly: I HAVE TINY CRUSTACEANS
 STUCK IN MY GILLS!
 I'M HUNGRY FOR SEA BUGS!
 WHITETIP SHARK
 CLEANER WRASSE
 I NEED SOMEONE TO CARRY
 MY POLLEN TO OTHER FLOWERS
 I NEED NECTAR TO EAT!
 TICKSEED FLOWERS
 BUCKEYE BUTTERFLY
 l'M LOOKING FOR A BIG MEAL,
 BUT I NEED HELP FINDING A DEER
 I WANT TO EAT VENISON, BUT
 I'M TOO SMALL TO HUNT DEER!
 COMMON RAVEN
 COYOTE
 I NEED SOMEONE TO KEEP
 ANTS FROM EATING MY EGGS!
 I WANT A HOME WITH A BODYGUARD
 AND FREE ANT DELIVERY INCLUDED!
 COLOMBIAN LESSERBLACK TARANTULA
 DOTTED HUMMING FROG
 M. TILLERY - CYANEUS.COM
 /w/Av[
paramud:

personal-scientist:
draconym:

themaishi:

draconym:

Mutualistic pairs for an “Odd Couples” Valentine’s program at my work. (Why do so many of my big work projects revolve around Valentine’s programs?)
Also, by “sea bugs,” I obviously meant “gnathiid isopod larvae.”


The himan one is not as good as the rest 

If you mean the mutualism between humans and honeyguides, I respectfully disagree. Human/honeyguide mutualism is one of the most sophisticated interspecies relationships in the animal kingdom.
While humans have domesticated many other animals for their labor, the honeyguide remains entirely wild while electing to partner up with humans. Both humans and honeyguides have each developed specific calls to signal to one another that they are on the hunt, and these calls greatly increase the likelihood of success. According to this paper:
The production of this sound increased the probability of being guided 
by a honeyguide from about 33 to 66% and the overall probability of thus
 finding a bees’ nest from 17 to 54%, as compared with other animal or 
human sounds of similar amplitude.
That’s fucking bonkers, you guys!!! There are people out there who over the course of human history have created a sound to communicate with birds, and the birds themselves have a Human Call they use to communicate with us. There is no other wild animal you can just make noises at and immediately communicate that you want it to come help you!!!
What’s more, many scientists consider this relationship more exploitative on the honeyguide’s end than on our end! That’s unprecedented!! These birds have essentially negotiated a trade deal with humanity!!!! This is the stuff of fantasy movies, except it’s real.
Here’s an article from The Guardian about the broader implications of this kind of relationship with wild animals. It’s a good read:

Apart from with our gut bacteria, we humans don’t really have any 
mutualistic relationships with other creatures. There is no special tune
 that we can sing to magically attract nearby hedgehogs into our gardens
 to feast on slugs. There will never be a special wink that fishermen 
can offer otters, encouraging them to catch fish that we might then 
de-bone for them, in return for some of the catch. The world is poorer 
for this.



OKAY BUT the noise we make at honeyguides is one of my favorite noises there is, and if y’all haven’t heard the “BRRR-HM?” call that hunters use to summon honeyguides you are SERIOUSLY missing out. 
There’s an audio clip on the Audobon Society’s article about them [link]


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Butterfly: blueskittles-art:
me, emerging from my art block like a butterfly from a chrysalis: GAYS

blueskittles-art: me, emerging from my art block like a butterfly from a chrysalis: GAYS