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The sequined (or mirror) spider has silvery patches covering its abdomen. Because the speckles reflect and scatter light, they may make the spider harder for predators to see. Amazingly, the patches with change in size depending on the spider’s level of agitation.
Image credit: Andrew Ker

Thwaitesia nigronodosa (Theridiidae)
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libutron:

whatthefauna:

The sequined (or mirror) spider has silvery patches covering its abdomen. Because the speckles reflect and scatter light, they may make the spider harder for predators to see. Amazingly, the patches with change in size depending on the spider’s level of agitation.

Image credit: Andrew Ker

Thwaitesia nigronodosa (Theridiidae)

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clam, crab, cockle, cowrie // joanna newsom

i do as i please
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your skin is something that i stir into my tea

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Christian Dior Haute Couture S/S 2007
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Christian Dior Haute Couture S/S 2007

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Albert Goldbarth, “The Sciences Sing a Lullaby”
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Albert Goldbarth, “The Sciences Sing a Lullaby”

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Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island giant tortoise, was unveiled at the Museum this afternoon. He will be on public view for just over 3 months, through January 4, 2015. Museum scientists worked closely with taxidermy experts to preserve Lonesome George as he appeared in life. 
Learn more about Lonesome George. 
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amnhnyc:

Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island giant tortoise, was unveiled at the Museum this afternoon. He will be on public view for just over 3 months, through January 4, 2015. Museum scientists worked closely with taxidermy experts to preserve Lonesome George as he appeared in life. 

Learn more about Lonesome George

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