Graptoveria ‘Douglas Huth’
lilikoi flower - passiflora edulis
We are taking reservation of Stained glass: Saint Vitus with Organza skirt.
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Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000) - The Cry, 1960 Woodcut
As all species in the genus, Stapelianthus arenarius (Gentianales - Apocynaceae) is a stapeliad native to Madagascar, distinctive by its white flowers with five fleshy sepals (occasionally four), spotted red-brown in the center.
Photo credit: ©Mike Keeling | Locality: cultivated (2009)
Have you see this article from BBC? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/29210991
It’s amazing news. Dr. Tristan Rich of the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melboune, Australia, performed surgery on a goldfish to remove a large tumor from the animal’s head. The fish - named George (how friggin’ cute) - had a sizable tumor that was reportedly impeding its ability to swim, properly breathe, and eat. George’s owners also reported bullying and/or harassment from other fish in the pond fish.
George’s owners were faced with a unique choice. As a ten year old goldfish in a pond, it is not outside the realm of possibilities that George could live for another ten or twenty years if the surgery was attempted. Without, his long term fate remained uncertain, and his quality of life was certainly poor.
Dr. Rich placed George under anesthesia and, in a rather clever move, used water from George’s pond pumped into the mouth and out the gills to ventilate the fish (rather smart because it means no jarring chemical shifts that could place further stress on George’s body).
George is reportedly doing well post surgery.
It’s an utterly amazing story.
Here are some quotes from Dr. Rich:
"For the owners, it’s not about having a fish, it’s about having this fish."
”If you have a pet, regardless of what it is, then you have a responsibility to look after it as best you can.”
That’s my kind of vet! :D
The DailyMail goes more in-depth, but they have more graphic photos.
Crowned Jellyfish - Cephea cephea
Cephea cephea is a true jellyfish (Scyphozoa - Rhizostomeae - Cepheidae) found in the Indo-Pacific and East Atlantic. It is a large jellyfish, reaching 50-60 cm in diameter, with multiple wart-like projections on top of the central mound of its bell, which is surrounded by a moat. The thin frilled skirt around the crown is used for swimming. Its main body is blue-purple, its eight oral arms are brown and highly divided into a large, curly-looking surface area resembling a cauliflower (hence this jellyfish’s other common name, Cauliflower Jellyfish). Multiple long colorless filaments with stinging cells for capturing prey trail behind as it swims.
Cephea cephea is targeted by the jellyfish fishing industry, especially during large blooms, and commonly and historically eaten as a delicacy or for medicinal purposes in China and Japan, along with multiple other species.
Photo credit: ©Tanaka Juuyoh | Locality: Mactan Cebu, Central Visayas, Philippines (2005)