The best part about being done with an experiment is the ability to sit in your room on your bed processing and analyzing data in your underwear.
Anonymous asked: Hiya- Gay Aussie Forensic Entomologist here again. Love your stuff! A question- why kelp?! Also- I'm way into insect parasitoids. If you do requests, post some up :)
rhamphotheca asked: i will lay you down on a bed of bull kelp and and make you my own Brisingid princess...
rhamphotheca asked: be my bride.
Anonymous asked: When did you first learn to fap?
awrrex-stein asked: If you were a flavor of ice cream, which flavor would you be?
Anonymous asked: Hey! Queer Australian Forensic Entomologist. Love your Tumblr, and Paxon's too! xxx, Wirrrn
Anonymous asked: Ever been walked in on fapping?
awrrex-stein asked: I see you as a nudibranch, totally. Maybe Chromodoris and allies?
if I were a monsterboy/monstergirl, what kind do...
Anonymous asked: You should post a video of yourself doing nerdy things! We want to hear your voice!
Anonymous asked: I find the way you know so much entomological stuff very intimidating, being someone older who also has a passion for insects and aims to become a professional entomologist
ichthyologist asked: hey hey hey you grow carnivorous plants?
Anonymous asked: You're really cute
awrrex-stein asked: Oh my god, exactly! I get really sad when I see that people are unable to realize that there's a reality outside of their own heads, like, let's say, other people and they own feelings. :/
awrrex-stein asked: Ooh, how about favorite lepidopterans?
Anonymous asked: Outside of things for school, what are some of your favorite things to read/read about?
Anonymous asked: What scares you more than anything else?
Anonymous asked: What is your favorite marine invertebrate?
Anonymous asked: Do you think you could ever be in a three way relationship?
We seldom stop to think that we are still creatures of the sea, able to leave it...– Arthur C. Clarke (via mad-as-a-marine-biologist)
zacharycava replied to your post: I hung a prototype kelp cage off the dock today to… what’s a kelp cage? For my research project this quarter, I’m doing a field experiment on the effects of different types of grazers on juvenile bull kelps, and for some of my treatments, I’m building cages to exclude different grazer sizes. The kelp is tied to a concrete block, which is put...
I hung a prototype kelp cage off the dock today to see how they hold up and I can’t stop worrying about it becoming detached and sinking. I’m so nervous that I’m probably going to have trouble sleeping.
Bogleech Blog: #43 - Moth Fly →
drhoz: Clogmia albipunctata. photo by Sanjay Acharya Also known as Slime Fly, drain fly, filter fly, sewage fly, or bathroom fly. The genus that turns up in most complaints is Clogmia, which is the most awesomely appropriate name for a fly that breeds in drains EVAH. Read…
rock-salt-and-shotguns: in seattle we don’t say, “i love you”, we say, “STARBUCKS COFFEE, organic shopping, space needle, pike place, rain, OH LOOK, MT RAINIER IS OUT TODAY!” which roughly translates to, “lets get dick’s on broadway”. i think that’s really beautiful.
awrrex-stein asked: Any especially cute sea critters it particular tug at your heart today?
Hello! It’s Tuesday! Ask me things! I’ve had a day full of phytoplankton and bull kelp. Whoopee!
Today I’m leaving sunny(!) Seattle to spend 3 months at Friday Harbor Marine Labs on San Juan Island, where I’ll be studying marine invertebrates, algae, and doing some nearshore ecology research. I’m not exactly sure how much free time I’ll have for tumbling, but I’ll try to take lots of pictures of pretty sea-things for y’all.
ichthyologist asked: heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy nice blog