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Leech that can survive extreme, extreme cold!

in Clitellata
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0086807 This article talks about the extreme cold-tolerance of Ozobranchus jantseanus, a leech of freshwater turtles. This leech can survive being frozen in liquid nitrogen (-320.8° F, or -196°C) for 24 hours. It can withsta...read more

Cooking milk to enhance flavor?

in Cow
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I discovered that if I cook milk just right, and then refrigerate it, that it gets a desirable vanilla-like taste to it. Very interesting. I cooked it on low or medium-low heat for a long time. Think like over 30 minutes. It was Gteat Value vitamin D milk.

What to do with hamburgers when you're out of ketchup

in Cow
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
When you're out of ketchup for your hamburgers you can do any of the following things: • Appreciate them without ketchup (not my personal favorite, but they are appreciable). • Make your own make-shift ketchup from canned tomatoes, salt, vinegar, and something like onion greens. • Instead o...read more

Brownish gray grasshopper

in Orthoptera
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's another species of grasshopper in our garden. This is one of the kinds that is often found on roads and dry soil. when mature (this one isn't mature), they make a sound when they fly, and they have black with yellow shown on their open wings. I saw a similar adult on our property, today, ...read more

Immature two-striped grasshopper on tomato plant

in Two-striped Grasshopper
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's a young two-striped grasshopper on a Chris Ukrainian tomato plant. This picture was taken today.

Very ornamental grasshopper

in Acrididae
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I'm trying to identify a cool grasshopper that frequents our property, although it's not the dominant kind by a long shot. It looks a lot like, and may be, Schistocerca shoshone, the green bird grasshopper, or green valley grasshopper. They are huge, though. They probably get over three in...read more

Pill bug myths

in Malacostraca
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
So, I was thinking today that pill bugs have a lot of legs. I figured they must not be insects. So, I looked them up to find out what they were, and Wikipedia says they're crustaceans. Then I found the following article: https://www.thoughtco.com/fascinating-facts-about-pillbugs-4165294 It...read more

The Complete Guide to Chicken Parasites, by thehappychickencoop.com

in Chicken
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
• https://www.thehappychickencoop.com/guide-to-chicken-parasites/ • https://www.thehappychickencoop.com/guide-to-chicken-parasites-part-2/ The above links tell about all sorts of chicken parasites, both external and internal, respectively. parasite_

Giant wasps/hornets in SW Idaho, ~27 Jun 2018

in Wasp
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/37RHucXpQICZQPmJdoIzTg.Jmsiuod6nQcp_qpQ6pRl_x The above link has three videos (you may have to swipe to see the other two) of some large hornets or wasps I found on 27 Jun 2018. These wasps seemed interested in the tomato and watermelon plants, but especia...read more

Ketogenic diet helps some children even after discontinuance?

in Human
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Wikipedia says the ketogenic diet can help reduce seizures in some children with epillepsy, but it says the benefits don't always go away after discontinuing the diet (I'm paraphrasing). I hadn't heard that before: "Around half of children and young people with epilepsy who have tried so...read more

Article: Chukars adapt to new learning environments

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.argusobserver.com/users/login/?referer_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.argusobserver.com%2Fvalley_life%2Fchukars-adapt-to-new-learning-environments%2Farticle_6ad12934-8cb6-11ea-b477-77cc837acee1.html%3Fsave_asset%3D6ad12934-8cb6-11ea-b477-77cc837acee1 Yeah, I thought this was about birds, b...read more

Variegated grape leafhopper parasites

in Variegated Grape Leafhopper
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
List of parasites for this host: * Anagrus erythroneurae

Baking soda might reduce inflammation from autoimmune conditions

in Human
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
http://www.sci-news.com/medicine/baking-soda-inflammation-autoimmune-diseases-05954.html rat_ autoimmune_ inflamation_ baking_soda

Tourette Syndrome comorbidities

in Human
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's an interesting article about Tourette Syndrome comorbidities, anxiety, and mood disorders: https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2015/03/123666/mood-anxiety-disorders-common-tourette-patients For those who don't know (since I would have appreciated a definition some years ago), a comorbidity is wh...read more

Quail egg farming

in Coturnix
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
https://thepreppingguide.com/quail-farming/ Here's the cached page: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:CRrtUM3WYNsJ:https://thepreppingguide.com/quail-farming/+&cd=19&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=ubuntu The above linked article talks about the viability...read more

Donkey milk and PANDAS

in Domestic Donkey
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's an article about a family who runs a donkey dairy. It talks about how the family believes it cures and/or treats PANDAS: https://okcfox.com/news/local/donkey-milk My guess is that the milk is raw, and that it contains live cells from the donkey, which help to train the immune system...read more
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Check out this article on attempting to bring back extinct animal species: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-have-reconstructed-the-genome-of-a-bird-extinct-for-700-years/

Nafanua: Saving the Samoan Rainforest, by Paul Alan Cox

in Flying Fox
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I got this book for a college class. It talks about flying foxes a lot. So, if you're into flying foxes, I would recommend it. It's a personal narrative (which in this case is a lot like a novel, but true). I don't have the book anymore, but I enjoyed it. It's about a scientist whose mother h...read more

Farming bluefin tuna

in Actinopterygii
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's an article about the progress of farming bluefin tuna: https://norwegianscitechnews.com/2017/01/putting-bluefin-tuna-back-menu-farming/

Article about research into limb regeneration (via Axolotl salamanders)

in Salamander
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200128114638.htm regeneration_ axolotl_

Poll: Do you like immitation crab?

in Crab
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
poll_ immitation_crab immitation_ fish_

Elephants help zebras eat more with cattle

in Cow
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
See this article entitled, 'Elephants Help Zebras Coexist with Cattle', July 29, 2008: https://www.conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/elephants-help-zebras-coexist-with-cattle/ It's pretty interesting. elephant_ zebra_ dung_

Risks of eating reptiles

in Reptile
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's an article about risks associated with consuming reptile products: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19679367

Farming snakes

in Snake
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's an article about the viability of farming snakes for meat: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/oryx/article/asian-snake-farms-conservation-curse-or-sustainable-enterprise/55920297BFED7418BDB7D82C89936112/core-reader

Problems with farming carnivores, such as octopi

in Octopus
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
See this article: https://thecounter.org/case-against-octopus-farming-cephalopod-aquaculture/ In essence, farming carnivores, such as octopi, may cause depletion of the fish they eat (which in some cases may be entirely wild-caught). Also see this similar article about farming European eel...read more
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