Animal Infographics - by Alithographica Art

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Alithographica Art  -  September 3 2017 ·  A collection of parrot facts in the memory of Le'a, my mom's 39-year-old Yellow Naped Amazon who passed away this week.

Alithographica Art  -  September 3 2017 · 

A collection of parrot facts in the memory of Le'a, my mom's 39-year-old Yellow Naped Amazon who passed away this week.

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Alithographica Art - May 12, 2017 ·  Science Fact Friday: Toucan thermoregulation! Pokemon fans might currently be going “…so Toucannon’s Beak Blast?” Yup. That’s why your non-fire bird gets fire attacks anyway. Image reference: http://www.activewild.com/wp-cont…/…/2015/02/Toucan-Bill.jpg

Alithographica Art - May 12, 2017 · 

Science Fact Friday: Toucan thermoregulation!

Pokemon fans might currently be going “…so Toucannon’s Beak Blast?” Yup. That’s why your non-fire bird gets fire attacks anyway.

Image reference: http://www.activewild.com/wp-cont…/…/2015/02/Toucan-Bill.jpg

Alithographica Art - September 26, 2017 "With these simple tools you, too, can be a pedant about corvids."

Alithographica Art - September 26, 2017

"With these simple tools you, too, can be a pedant about corvids."

 Alithographica Art - September 29, 2017 "Form follows function! You can tell a lot about a bird by its wings."

 Alithographica Art - September 29, 2017

"Form follows function! You can tell a lot about a bird by its wings."

Alithographica Art  October 21, 2017 ·   More Halloween spooky facts (well, sort of): In which science has given us green mutant animals. Other cool things GFP is being used for: Imaging cancerous vs noncancerous cells! Visualizing neurons and brain activity! Investigating blindness and heart disease and diabetes! It's fundamental to a lot of labwork nowadays. Unsurprisingly, the discoverers of GFP won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008. Support Science Fact Friday on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/alithographica

Alithographica Art  October 21, 2017 ·  

More Halloween spooky facts (well, sort of): In which science has given us green mutant animals.

Other cool things GFP is being used for: Imaging cancerous vs noncancerous cells! Visualizing neurons and brain activity! Investigating blindness and heart disease and diabetes! It's fundamental to a lot of labwork nowadays. Unsurprisingly, the discoverers of GFP won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008.

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Alithographica Art · November 3, 2017 ·  Most animals with a well-known white morph (lions, tigers, domestic cats, peacocks) are leucistic, not albinistic. True albinos are much rarer and are usually only bred-for in indoor pets (mice, rats, snakes). https://www.patreon.com/alithographica

Alithographica Art · November 3, 2017 · 

Most animals with a well-known white morph (lions, tigers, domestic cats, peacocks) are leucistic, not albinistic. True albinos are much rarer and are usually only bred-for in indoor pets (mice, rats, snakes).

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Alithographica Art · October 13 , 2017 ·  Another Halloween-ish science fact: Bone density! Support Science Fact Friday on Patreon!  https://www.patreon.com/alithographica

Alithographica Art · October 13 , 2017 · 

Another Halloween-ish science fact: Bone density!

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Alithographica Art  -  September 16 2017 Additional fun fact: Domestic cats have slit pupils, large cats have round pupils. What about in-between cats like the lynx? They’re an intermediate - ovals!

Alithographica Art  -  September 16 2017

Additional fun fact: Domestic cats have slit pupils, large cats have round pupils. What about in-between cats like the lynx? They’re an intermediate - ovals!

Alithographica Art - July 22, 2017 Similar toxic effects are seen in the Variable Pitohui and the Rusty Pitohui, but not to the extent of the Hooded Pitohui. There are also several species of non-toxic pitohui that have evolved to mimic the coloration of the Hooded Pitohui in an attempt to confuse predators. I've done a previous Sci Fact on tetrodotoxin - click here for that! -> http://alithographica.tumblr.com/post/159840710436/science-fact-friday-tetrodotoxin-ft-a-small-gif

Alithographica Art - July 22, 2017

Similar toxic effects are seen in the Variable Pitohui and the Rusty Pitohui, but not to the extent of the Hooded Pitohui. There are also several species of non-toxic pitohui that have evolved to mimic the coloration of the Hooded Pitohui in an attempt to confuse predators.

I've done a previous Sci Fact on tetrodotoxin - click here for that! -> http://alithographica.tumblr.com/post/159840710436/science-fact-friday-tetrodotoxin-ft-a-small-gif

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Alithographica Art · October 27. 2017 ·  The final host behaves more or less normally while it is infected. The worm does not compel any water-seeking behavior, it merely makes the host jump in when water is available. However it has been noted that at the end of the worm’s growth cycle, cricket hosts do not chirp. This may be because chirping is energy-intensive (either the cricket is too weak to chirp or the worm suppresses this behavior to hoard resources). Or…perhaps the worm quiets the cricket because chirping increases the cricket’s risk of being eaten by a predator – which would put the worm at risk too. https://www.patreon.com/alithographica

Alithographica Art · October 27. 2017 · 

The final host behaves more or less normally while it is infected. The worm does not compel any water-seeking behavior, it merely makes the host jump in when water is available. However it has been noted that at the end of the worm’s growth cycle, cricket hosts do not chirp. This may be because chirping is energy-intensive (either the cricket is too weak to chirp or the worm suppresses this behavior to hoard resources). Or…perhaps the worm quiets the cricket because chirping increases the cricket’s risk of being eaten by a predator – which would put the worm at risk too.

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Alithographica Art · November 17, 2017 ·  om nom nom As a mammal, your quadrate bone can be found in your middle ear. Support Science Fact Friday on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/alithographica

Alithographica Art · November 17, 2017 · 

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As a mammal, your quadrate bone can be found in your middle ear.

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Alithographica Art - October 6, 2017 Science Fact Friday: Blood suckers! (...Though most hematophagous animals don't "suck" blood, they lap it up. Which is what vampire bats do, by the way - they just cut open a victim and lick the blood off. And out of the 1,400 species of bats, only 3 are vampire bats. Just to set the record straight.) Support Science Fact Friday on Patreon!  https://www.patreon.com/alithographica

Alithographica Art - October 6, 2017

Science Fact Friday: Blood suckers!

(...Though most hematophagous animals don't "suck" blood, they lap it up. Which is what vampire bats do, by the way - they just cut open a victim and lick the blood off. And out of the 1,400 species of bats, only 3 are vampire bats. Just to set the record straight.)

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Alithographica Art · April 21 , 2017·  Science Fact Friday: Tetrodotoxin, ft. a small gif because I’m avoiding my real obligations. Gif version viewable here because FB is dumb: http://68.media.tumblr.com/42928babc61dffb55d4876545cd54fa6/tumblr_oos6i1RVZZ1tlq88jo1_1280.gif Why does tetrodotoxin not affect its host? More studies need to be done but at least a few species possess mutated sodium ion channels. The tetrodotoxin can’t interact efficiently with the altered channels. Another interesting tidbit: Animals with tetrodotoxin can lose their toxicity in captivity. It is suspected that the animals accumulate the toxic bacteria as a side-effect of their diet. After several years of captivity on a tetrodotoxin-bacteria-free diet, the bacterial colonies living in the animals die, residual toxin is cleared from the system, and the animal is safe to handle.

Alithographica Art · April 21 , 2017· 

Science Fact Friday: Tetrodotoxin, ft. a small gif because I’m avoiding my real obligations. Gif version viewable here because FB is dumb: http://68.media.tumblr.com/42928babc61dffb55d4876545cd54fa6/tumblr_oos6i1RVZZ1tlq88jo1_1280.gif

Why does tetrodotoxin not affect its host? More studies need to be done but at least a few species possess mutated sodium ion channels. The tetrodotoxin can’t interact efficiently with the altered channels.

Another interesting tidbit: Animals with tetrodotoxin can lose their toxicity in captivity. It is suspected that the animals accumulate the toxic bacteria as a side-effect of their diet. After several years of captivity on a tetrodotoxin-bacteria-free diet, the bacterial colonies living in the animals die, residual toxin is cleared from the system, and the animal is safe to handle.

Alithographica Art · Nov 25, 2017 ·  Skippers and hedylids (aka “moth-butterflies”) are also considered to be butterflies even though they look very moth-like. They probably represent an early branch-off of the moth lineage that eventually evolved into recognizable butterflies. What’s my agenda for this fact? Basically I just want people to stop hating on moths. Only a few of them want to eat your clothes. The rest are just fluffy butterfly cousins. Pls love them. Support Science Fact Friday on Patreon!  https://www.patreon.com/alithographica

Alithographica Art · Nov 25, 2017 · 

Skippers and hedylids (aka “moth-butterflies”) are also considered to be butterflies even though they look very moth-like. They probably represent an early branch-off of the moth lineage that eventually evolved into recognizable butterflies.

What’s my agenda for this fact? Basically I just want people to stop hating on moths. Only a few of them want to eat your clothes. The rest are just fluffy butterfly cousins. Pls love them.

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