Saturday, December 18, 2010

FIREFLIES Near Hudson River (NYC)

Fireflies light up the night with pinpricks of luminescence.

Red Worms in a Vermiponics Grow Bed Presents...Red Worms in a Vermiponics Bed - I recently dismantled my small experimental vermiponics system, and I created this video to show the worm population that has developed in the bin. It's important to note that I didn't add many worms when I set up the system, so I'm definitely quite impressed with the results (especially considering the fact that I was worried I'd end up killing them off altogether). The bed contained unbelievable numbers of worm cocoons as well!

Bioponica Incubator

Raising Fish Food from Waste. Algae, Duckweed, Worm Teas.
Interesting idea from:
   This is our bioponic solution to hydroponic fertilizers and gmo aquaponic fish foods. Why buy when it is possible to become entirely food self sufficient by cyclling nutrients? Fish prefer natural pond and streams for the diversity of food. It makes them healthier and makes people who eat fish happier. Plus there is no accumulation of PCB's and other toxins that persist and bioaccumulate in fish when fed fish meal. Ever eat an organic fish? Not likely. Wild caught may have a better diet but considering the condition of the worlds waterways, they're not organic. Here's how to raise an organic fish. Same goes for plant fertility. Worm teas, algae, decomposed bacteria and protozoans all contribute to plant fertility. This is why river deltas are the most fertile farm regions of the world. Biomimickry with systems like this is how we can get back to eating healthy foods.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wasp eats sugar and drinks water afterwards

Refined white sugar is the worse thing you can put into any living thing but this wasp eats sugar crystals and has a drink of water to boot.

Man vs. Wild - Eating Giant Larva

The larva looks juicy and squirts out a torrent of juices when it's crushed between the man's mandibles. The third larva that he eats would probably fit into the length of a hot dog bun. The ejection of material that spews out is probably the larva's entire digestive system.

Dude Attempts to Eat Grasshopper

Yokel-kids stand around with cameras and watch a friend nosh on a grasshopper in the middle of a parking lot. According to the video's description, the dude's name is Aaron and he did it for the money. If you watch until the end of the video, Aaron doesn't even swallow the grasshopper. He masticates it for a few seconds and spits out a mashed up insect loaded with saliva onto the concrete. America, ain't nothing like it.

Insexts II

The camera work isn't the greatest but the material is interesting. At 3:56, two ladybugs go at it.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Phasmatodea - Stick Insect

Stick insects that hide on trees or foliage can pretty much blend in to look like part of a tree or woody plant.

Insect Candy

That looks like good eatin' for Halloween.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Strange Insect on my arm

Not sure what kind of insect this is but it's big and a little scary.

Adult Male Hisser (Madagascan Hissing roach)

A hissing roach walks all over its owner's hand.

Varanus exanthematicus eat cockroaches

Two savanna monitor lizards nosh on roaches. That's good eatin' for sure.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Giant Hornet vs Man

The description for the following video reads, "A man put up a fight with Giant hornet." but that's not a fight. It's a slaughter of innocent giant hornets that are drowned in a jar of honey. Sure, the hornets have a venomous sting but don't provoke them and you won't get stung, amirite? The Japanese call the giant hornet, "suzume bachi" which translates to "sparrow hornet" because they're almost as big as a bird.