The mauve stinger produces bioluminescent light shows, which are often admired from passing boats, but it also has a reputation as a ferocious stinger. As well as having eight stinging tentacles, this jellyfish is covered in tiny red spots that are bundles of stinging cells. The sting is painful but not dangerous. The mauve stinger glows by producing luminous mucus from surface cells when it is knocked or disturbed by waves. Hanging down from the underside of the mushroom-shaped bell are four long, frilly mouth lobes, which are sometimes called oral arms. These also have stinging cells that paralyze and entangle small planktonic animals. Sticky mucus holds the prey, which is then passed up grooves in the arms and into the mouth.
Unlike most jellyfish, the life cycle of the mauve stinger does not involve a fixed stage. Eggs and sperm are shed into the water, where the eggs are fertilized and develop into tiny, oval planula larvae covered in hairlike cilia. The planula larva changes directly into a tiny, lobed, saucer-shaped medusa called an ephyra, which gradually develops into an adult mauve stinger.
- Me: *Explaining about the Tenth Doctor regenerating*
- Dad: No I don't approve
- Dad: How can they do this to me?
- Me: ..
- Dad: I already love this Doctor and now he's going to die?
- Dad: No
- Dad: Tell the writers that your dad is upset about this
- Me: There's still the Eleventh Doctor
- Dad: Yeah but when I start loving him, they'll take him away from me too
- Dad: They're taking everything I love
- Dad: First Supernatural and now this
THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER, I CAN DIE NOW.
Sometimes my hair can be a real bitch, and other times… well miracles happen, don’t they?
Also my pupils are mismatched because of a medication, but I love it this way:3 Disregarding the fact that that eye is utterly useless like this…
i have followers but i feel like more then half of u are inactive or dead
There’s a triple rainbow over my house!*-*
It may not show too well on the picture but there is a pale one at the top, a vibrant in the middle and a thin one sticking to the middle one’s lower side.
I swear, every time I see this my mood goes up by 967%
- Must be following me
- reblogs only, no likes
- first 40
- fandom blogs only
When people I really care about mention for the first time that I’m one of their best friends
IS THAT A JUMPING PIECE OF JELLO WITH CHIBI EYES HOLY FLYING FUCK IT’S SO ADORABLE MAKE IT STOP
i’m just gonna reblog this again bc this is literally my favourite thing in the world
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