Monday, 16 August 2010

Arachnocampa Luminosa


I don't know why, but I think it's kind of poetic that something as beautiful as these strands of silk in new zealand's caves could be made by something like this slimy little worm, just as a means of getting food.
Another odd fact is that as soon as the glow worm pupates into a fungus gnat, it flies straight into the silk traps laid by it's neighbours and is eaten.
I don't know why this stuff is so interesting to me, it just is.

3 comments:

  1. Congragulations, MILK NO SUGAR!

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    Absolutely the best, of the best.. keep up the originality!

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  2. These are great photos of bioluminescence ! - I was wondering if it would be possible to use them for a website on bioluminescence - http://www.bioluminescentbeetles.com/luminescence/bioluminescent-flies/ - its pretty dull text ! and so was hoping to brighten it up with some images. It is really an academic info site so cannot pay but would be happy to include links to your site and will fully credit you with the copyright as a tag.

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    1. sorry i forgot contact details :( - could you possibly reply to ur request using our online form http://www.bioluminescentbeetles.com/contact/ - reluctant to give email address on the internet - many thanks. I also would liek to stress they will be much small images and will be able to link back here for the full image. Cheers John

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