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engelbaum:

fandom-mused-fandom-games:

For my Tumblr Flag/Fandom Games project
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engelbaum:

fandom-mused-fandom-games:

For my Tumblr Flag/Fandom Games project

See the other fandoms here

Poster made by javelluciform

me!

cootyxqueen:

venuscake:

this is ridiculous 

HE SCRATCHED HIS EYE

(Source: lolgifs.net)

susiron:

themanfromnantucket:

biologizeable:

ktsaurusr3x:

gardenawayideas:

Help save the honey bees! Please reblog and share :)

I’m very skeptical about this. Last I’ve heard, CCD is caused by a combination of factors, and to blindly point a finger at one source without references just ticks my bullshit meter. Anyone got science to back this up?

I checked out this page on the Ontario Beekeeper’s Association website, and found a couple of recent papers on the subject (though, granted, they are against the use of neonicotinoid, so it might be a one-sided story). The general consensus seems to be (bee?) that sublethal doses of neonicotinoids cause changes in behavior and physiology which leads to colony collapse - immune suppression to make them more susceptible to disease, negative change in foraging behavior, abandonment of poisoned hives, etc - so, yes, it seems that it is a combination of factors, which are aggravated by pesticide poisoning.
Richard J Gill, Nigel E. Raine. Chronic impairment of bumblebee natural foraging behavious induced by sublethal pesticide exposure. Functional Ecology, British Ecological Society July 7, 2014 
Chensheng Lu, Kenneth M. Warchol, Richard A. Callahan Sublethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder. Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health. Bulletin of Insectology 2014
Dave Goulson An overview of the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoid pesticides. Journal of Applied Ecology 2013
Jeroen P VanderSluijs, Noa Simon-Delso, Dave Goulson, Laura Maxim, Jean-MarcBonmatin, Luc P. Belzunes Neonicotinoids, bee disorders and the sustainability of pollinator services Current Opinion Environmental Sustainability 2013
Rosemary Mason, Henk Tennekes, Francisco Sanchez-Bayo Immune Suppression by Neonicotinoid Insecticides at the Root of Global Wildlife Declines. Journal of Environmental Immunology. 2013

I’ve seen a bunch of “save the bees” post floating around tumblr, but this is the first one anyone bothered to put sources on.
Thank you. (However I’m not going to look at the sources now, but hopefully I will remember to do so later.)

Not to mention that stopping the use of these pesticides is one of the easiest things we could control— if people were willing. It’s hard to control parasites and internal issues that the bee faces, but it is not hard to stop spraying crops with harmful pesticides.

susiron:

themanfromnantucket:

biologizeable:

ktsaurusr3x:

gardenawayideas:

Help save the honey bees! Please reblog and share :)

I’m very skeptical about this. Last I’ve heard, CCD is caused by a combination of factors, and to blindly point a finger at one source without references just ticks my bullshit meter. Anyone got science to back this up?

I checked out this page on the Ontario Beekeeper’s Association website, and found a couple of recent papers on the subject (though, granted, they are against the use of neonicotinoid, so it might be a one-sided story). The general consensus seems to be (bee?) that sublethal doses of neonicotinoids cause changes in behavior and physiology which leads to colony collapse - immune suppression to make them more susceptible to disease, negative change in foraging behavior, abandonment of poisoned hives, etc - so, yes, it seems that it is a combination of factors, which are aggravated by pesticide poisoning.

Richard J Gill, Nigel E. Raine. Chronic impairment of bumblebee natural foraging behavious induced by sublethal pesticide exposure. Functional Ecology, British Ecological Society July 7, 2014 

Chensheng Lu, Kenneth M. Warchol, Richard A. Callahan Sublethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder. Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health. Bulletin of Insectology 2014

Dave Goulson An overview of the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoid pesticides. Journal of Applied Ecology 2013

Jeroen P VanderSluijs, Noa Simon-Delso, Dave Goulson, Laura Maxim, Jean-MarcBonmatin, Luc P. Belzunes Neonicotinoids, bee disorders and the sustainability of pollinator services Current Opinion Environmental Sustainability 2013

Rosemary Mason, Henk Tennekes, Francisco Sanchez-Bayo Immune Suppression by Neonicotinoid Insecticides at the Root of Global Wildlife Declines. Journal of Environmental Immunology. 2013

I’ve seen a bunch of “save the bees” post floating around tumblr, but this is the first one anyone bothered to put sources on.
Thank you. (However I’m not going to look at the sources now, but hopefully I will remember to do so later.)

Not to mention that stopping the use of these pesticides is one of the easiest things we could control— if people were willing. It’s hard to control parasites and internal issues that the bee faces, but it is not hard to stop spraying crops with harmful pesticides.

thekingdomheartsminecrafter:

Kingdom Hearts recreated in Minecraft.

All built by me and a bunch of my friends over 2 years.

DOWNLOAD:
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/kingdom-hearts-1-adventure-map/

Hey there =) I got to thinking after you mentioning colors not being unlimited in another ask. Would it be possible for gens to exist for colors that humans aren't even able to see? Would more colors than humans can see canonically exist in Engelbaum? Like, could Creators create and/or use them? Especially curious since some rare women in real life can actually see in four primary colors

jammerlee:

engelbaum18:

hahaha oh man I love you, you’re gonna be that one person at SDCC in the year 2030 that asks me a question I know I’ll get stumped on XDDD 

THIS QUESTION IS AWESOME and i have honestly never considered it before, but you’re right there are some people who can see more than the normal spectrum. Technically if it exists then yes, but that would mess up the main Gen setup and make my head explode. Maybe in the future there will be a secret ninja village of invisible Gens. Engebaum 2.

Though techncally one already exists! Astrima is infra red (but thats why she is also quite failtastic because even her color is screwy). So i’m sure that’s an interesting thought for the future. *strokes beard menacingly*

Or maybe they’re hidden in the main spectrum like stealthy double agents or something XD Kinda like how with people who’re colorblind, it’s not that the colors they aren’t able to see are technically invisible or have no color at all, it’s that they appear as other colors to them (I actually did a bunch of mockups for how Sonic characters would look after a theory of Amy being colorblind here to give ideas)

And like, check these out X3

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Looks like a solid yellow flower, but..

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It’s got patterns hidden to us! =O (x)

Maybe they’re like mythical unicorns or aliens or something *spooky wiggly fingers*  PEOPLE CLAIM THEY EXIST BUT NO ONE’S QUITE SURE AND WE’RE LIKE UHH OKAY DUDE and they’re sitting there sipping tea and giggling at our confusion

.. I have no idea I’m just rambling now XD

Engelbaum Vol. 2: Crouching Yellow, Hidden Bullseye

choochoobear:

tastefullyoffensive:

If Disney Princesses Were Actually Sloths by Jen Lewis

Previously: Nicolas Cage as Disney Princesses

Give unto me.

corinnestark:

sharipep:

Marge is such a great mom

She gets it. 

(Source: sandandglass)