ANIMALS IN NEED OF FOOD! PLEASE SHARE, OUR HOPE IS THAT OTHER SANCTUARIES WILL STEP UP AND HELP PROVIDE IMMEDIATE RELIEF.
Urgent plea from the Director of the Kharkiv Zoo in the Ukraine.
The animals are left to starve to death in Ukrainian zoo as their Government has cut off their funds to divert the money to the political unrest that is currently gripping the country.
The Director of the Zoo, Alexey Grigoriev, is making a public appeal to please get the word out and is asking for urgent help to save these animals. They are no longer getting donated food. The situation is quite desperate. Most zoos, during times of civil unrest in many countries, get de-funded as funds are usually diverted for military aid; many animals are usually put down. However, this zoo director is taking the compassionate step of publicly asking the global community for help for the animals.
We would like to ask if any sanctuaries can at all make any arrangements with the zoo, to please contact the zoo.
Cutaneous Loxoscelism, more commonly known as a Brown Recluse Spider Bite. How does the venom of such a tiny creature do this to a person? The spiders venom contains many cytotoxic substances but the main active ingredient is called Sphingomyelinase D. Sphingomyelin is a common lipid component of the cell membrane in humans, and this enzyme locks onto it and destroys it by converting it into ceramide-1-phosphate. We don’t know exactly what happens after this, but we think the continuous destruction of sphingomyelin results in the destruction of the cell, and therefore Brown Recluse bites cause widespread necrosis of the affected tissues.
Post Mortem Pink Teeth Phenomenon
The appearance of pink teeth after death is a common phenomenon in forensic dentistry. It seems probable that colouration of the teeth would be found in those regions of the jaws where the blood is seeking on the basis of gravitation hypostasis. Thomas Bell first reported the phenomenon in 1829. He described a pink colouration in teeth of subjects that have drowned or been strangled.
Forgotten Boneyard by Tim Prince
99.9% of all creatures that have ever lived are dead. That’s a lot of bones buried beneath the surface world and most of them will never be accurately identified. Several dinosaurs have only ever existed due to improper skeleton assimilation, fitting the disparate joints together like a prehistoric jigsaw puzzle without the convenient cover photo to know what you’re making. Of course, it’s possible we actually got it right by accident. So it’s not a stretch to assume that the horrific amalgamations of the Forgotten Boneyard could, in fact, exist somewhere deep within the bedrock, crunching beneath our feet. Some of these pieces are available for purchase at etsy.
It reminds me of Sids room in Toy Story with all of the toys that were good people, but grotesquely assembled.
The skull-shaped Snapdragon Flower Dragon(Antirrhinum majus) seed pod. The Antirrhinum, commonly known as the snapdragon has been a popular garden plant for many years. Also known as the dragon flower, its common name derives from the resemblance of the flower to a dragon’s head.Yet once the flower has died, leaving behind the seed pod, something a little more macabre appears. The dragon – just a visual metaphor after all – appears to have a skull.
Whale Vertebra: Tununak, Alaska
You can easily identify a whale vertebra by how the transverse processes stick straight out from the centrum at 180 degrees from one another.
I have one in my lab and its so freakin big and dense. It feels really solid which I think is an adaptation to help the whale sink in the water even though its got a lot of fat and air that would otherwise keep it bouyed. It helps, it isn’t the main cause. I don’t know what that would be.
~ Goodies Yo ~
Well, yeah I’m under prepared for this but definitely will be next time! But hey, who doesn’t like free dead shit?
Little curio grab that includes:
Gar scales, a Horse tooth, Pine Marten paw, and some roadkill Peacock feathers. Some skin samples of Wolf, Zebra, Red, Silver, and Kit fox. Coyote, Raccoon faces with tails.
~ Rules ~ -
the unfun part.
- Have to be following me, yeah that blows but it’s for you guys<3
- US residents 18 and older only for this one. Sorry Internationals, you’ll be up next when I have more domestics to offer! But feel free to spread.
- Likes and Reblogs count - just don’t spam your followers, that’s uncool.
- If the winner is from California or New York, the wolf will be substituted for Fox or Raccoon Dog tail.(Sorry!)
- Your postage is paid for, give away ends March 13th, 12:00 EST
Good luck to all, hopefully next time I’ll have some skulls ready.
I want. ME!
Fasciotomy to relieve Compartment Syndrome resulting from a rattlesnake bite. The snake venom caused the muscles on the bitten arm to swell uncontrollably which can lead to something called compartment syndrome. The muscles are surrounded by connective tissue called fascia that act like a sheath. In the case of compartment syndrome, the muscles have swollen inside this sheath of fascia which prevents any sort of relief for the inflammed tissue because the fascia isn’t very elastic. Surgeons must go in and cut open the fascia to allow the muscles to expand, otherwise the intense internal pressure prevents blood flow to the tissues causing more damage to muscles and nerves. Once the swelling recedes the patient will undergo a skin graft to cover the open wound.
This arm doesn’t actually look like its attached to anything.