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.


  1. Congragulations, MILK NO SUGAR!

    Your blog has been chosen as on the Top 4 blogs on blogger.. crowned by me!

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

    - xo, Josabet


  2. These are great photos of bioluminescence ! - I was wondering if it would be possible to use them for a website on bioluminescence - - 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.

    1. sorry i forgot contact details :( - could you possibly reply to ur request using our online form - 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

  3. Dear, Milk No Sugar

    This is Youngkyung Park, a reporter of ‘Kids Science Donga’ magazine.
    ‘Kids Science Donga’ is a science magazine for kids, and it is published in South Korea.
    The purpose of this message is to request the original of glowworm photo(last photo in this post).

    We would like to use your photo for educational purposes, and I’m sure that the children readers of our magazine will be impressed with your fantastic photos.

    If you want to know more information, I can give you cover of our magazine, section files that I want to introduce your photos and our website address. Unfortunately, we don’t have English version but you can just refer it.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

    Feel free to reply here or contact my email.
    (Email Address:

    p.s. I really wanted to say this. Your photos are so awesome!