I cought a really cool lizard at the park one day with Marley. He hung out with me for awhile and ended up climbing up my shirt and up onto my head. The lizard stayed there for a while then I let him go. The Lizard is NOT dead, he was very much alive, just very comfy [link][link][link]
Taken in Damai Beach, Sarawak Insects in the Diptera family Asilidae are commonly called robber flies. The family Asilidae contains about 7,100 described species worldwide.
All robber flies have stout, spiny legs, a dense moustache of bristles on the face (mystax), and 3 simple eyes (ocelli) in a characteristic depression between their two large compound eyes. The mystax helps protect the head and face when the fly encounters prey bent on defense. The antennae are short, 3-segmented, sometimes with a bristle-like structure called an arista.
Mimic was sleeping on out "Dog pillow" which is really really a giant cat pillow. The pillow was under a big window and when I saw her, I grabed our digi cam and took a few pics of her. I miss her so much.
Taken in Sarawak Permai Rainforest Resort. Nymphs grow from 1 mm to 5 mm as they pass through five instars, or growth stages. They are pale with brown markings, and have a tuft of white waxy filaments on the abdomen which they move up and down rather like a peacock's tail fan. Nymphs lack functional wings, but wing buds appear during development, and are quite large in the last instar. Like adults they have a 'beak' for sucking sap, and hop if disturbed.
This little guy drop to the ground while molting halfway. Lucky it was able to molt healthily. Cicadas live underground as nymphs for most of their lives, at depths ranging from about 30 cm (1 ft) down to 2.5 m (about 8.5 ft). The nymphs feed on root juice and have strong front legs for digging. In the final nymphal instar, they construct an exit tunnel to the surface and emerge. They then molt (shed their skins) on a nearby plant for the last time and emerge as adults. The adult insect, known as an imago, is usually 2 to 5 cm (1 to 2 in) long, although some tropical species can reach 15 cm (6 in), e.g. Pomponia imperatoria from Malaysia. Cicadas have prominent eyes set wide apart on the sides of the head, short antennae protruding between or in front of the eyes, and membranous front wings. Also, commonly overlooked, cicadas have three small eyes, or ocelli, located on the top of the head between the two large eyes that match the colour of the large eyes.
"This is my screw, there are many like it but this one is mine. My screw is my best friend. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my screw is useless. With my screw, I am useless. I must screw my screw true. I must screw straighter than my enemy who is trying to screw me."
That sounded cool at first but then at the end it just started to sound fucked up.....