Posts Tagged ‘natural history’

Easy-to-Find Houseplants as Riparium Foliage

With careful selection, some familiar houseplants can provide quick, affordable, gratifying results in a riparium aquascape.

02 May 3:48 PM 5 Read More...

The Many Seasons Of The Cold Seas

The seasons of the Salish Sea only slightly match the normal terrestrial seasons. Aquarists need to accommodate the marine seasonal needs of animals if cold water animals are going to be kept successfully…

21 Mar 4:53 PM 4 Read More...

Don’t Get Stuck On It, As It Is A Crappy Way To Live

These Red Sea Urchins are animals. Not a surprise! :). However, when abundant the urchins also become a substrate. And when their total surface area is calculated, it becomes apparent they can actually create a considerable area.

22 Feb 4:52 PM 3 Read More...

A Seining Worm

The strange life of Praxillura maculata, a tube-building worm from the Pacific Northwest which feeds by creating a mucous net hung from spokes on its tube to catch suspended particulate material.

24 Oct 1:17 PM 0 Read More...

A New Symbiosis

I was doomed from the get-go. My really formative years were during the post-Sputnik era, when I discovered speculative or science-fiction literature. As a result, I would have given anything to be able to travel to other, vastly different, worlds.

19 Apr 11:15 AM 0 Read More...