So obsessed with this salted caramel popcorn by Kettle, I just add it to everything.
I started tracking today wanted to shred a little before winter.
Macro goals are
Minus the popcorn macros are 15C, 11 F, 45P
I literally find it pretty hard on such low fat to hit the targets without a scoop or 2 of protein powder. Let's face it .. Who the f ... drinks it in a shake these days.
Behold salted caramel @brawprotein pancakes.
Do you live near the coast, but never did anything else than tanning and swimming?? - GO AND TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT LOW TIDE! In about an hour, I was able to observe hermit crabs (Paguroidea), sea urchins (Echinoidea), and brittle stars (Ophiuroidea), to name just a few. Take a look - take responsibility - take care of the nature around you! 😊👍❤
Longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) nymph. 20x magnification. Darkfield.
First photo is just the tick nymph. Second is a video at 100x where you can see the heart beating and the lungs moving.
Ticks are scary but I learned today that they’re also very beautiful to image under the microscope. Unfortunately, they are doing a lot of harm to humans and it’s a serious public health concern. Ticks are arachnids (not insects), relatives of spiders, scorpions, mites, horseshoe crabs, etc. As such, they do not possess antennae and have 8 legs, with the last pair only developing after molting. They have lost some segmentation in their body plan that other Arthropods have, meaning that their body is divided into an abdomen and cephalothorax while insects and crustaceans have three main body segments. There are three families of ticks: Ixodidae, Argasidae, and Duttalliellidae. They all contain species that live their lives as ectoparasites, relying on the blood of mammals as nourishment and cannot live without regularly feeding off a host. Although they carry out their parasitic behavior on the outside of mammals, ticks also function as a host to many pathogens including bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. These include Borrelia (Lyme), Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, Mycoplasma, Tularemia, and others. Many of the infections carried by ticks can be acute but they can also become chronic in humans and cause a lot of problems. Unfortunately, the CDC is a little behind the times on the testing they recommend and the information regarding chronic manifestations of tick-borne illnesses. Because of issues related to habitat fragmentation and climate change, tick numbers and invasions by non-native species are on the rise and more people than ever are suffering from tick-borne diseases.