(Also on Sb)
28 March 2012 at 10:43 pm
Is that a carnivorous plant specialized on trapping mice or a plant requiring mammalian pollination or just some mice crawling on a flower?
Glen Davidson says
They’re all just eukaryotes.
Until you can evolve archaeans from a buffalo, you Darwinists have nothing.
Anyway, why are there still plants (yes I know we didn’t evolve from plants) if there are now animals?
I do love the displays made for beguiling metazoans into conduits for plant sex.
28 March 2012 at 10:50 pm
Shouldn’t the word be “interregnal”?
Caine, Fleur du Mal says
Honey Possums? Oh, the cute!
28 March 2012 at 10:51 pm
Given that they are Australian Honey Possums, I’m going to say these are marsupials, not mice or mammals.
28 March 2012 at 10:54 pm
Marsupials ARE mammals.
A. R says
28 March 2012 at 10:56 pm
Nice one PZ, sneaking it in before the buzzer. :)
28 March 2012 at 10:58 pm
Nice one PZ, sneaking it in before the buzzer.
Oh, so we’re all in one time zone, are we?
28 March 2012 at 11:05 pm
Oops. True that.
Found this over on Wikipedia and had to share.
Females are promiscuous, mating with a large number of males. Competition has led to the males having the largest testes relative to their body weight for any known mammal, being 4.2 per cent. Their sperm is also the largest in the mammal world, measuring 0.36mm.
chigau (一番) says
Funny looking bees.
28 March 2012 at 11:14 pm
4.2% of their body weight? That means a 180 lb man would have, if in the same proportion, great difficulty walking.
28 March 2012 at 11:35 pm
Such Filth and Depravity is in stunning violation of God’s Commandments!
Aratina Cage says
28 March 2012 at 11:46 pm
You’re just teasing rickw with all this “bestiality”, aren’t you?
29 March 2012 at 2:21 am
Yah :) An Aussie botanical Wednesday item!
theophontes 777 says
29 March 2012 at 2:39 am
@ Glen Davidson
Until you can evolve archaeans from a buffalo …
… oh wait! … not Achaeans?
Giliell, not to be confused with The Borg says
29 March 2012 at 3:49 am
Thanx, PZ, with all that depressing stuff around this is really apreciated
29 March 2012 at 4:19 am
No carnivorous plant. Just some honey possums on a flower.
29 March 2012 at 5:11 am
Reminds me of this :D
29 March 2012 at 7:12 am
Can you take a fucking joke Caine?
29 March 2012 at 10:46 am
Honey possum just doesn’t give a shit.
29 March 2012 at 11:45 am
I didn’t get the fucking joke.
29 March 2012 at 12:31 pm
That is practically a toxic level of adorable there.
29 March 2012 at 1:34 pm
Caine, Fleur du Mal @4
Ditto, the cuteness is overwhelming. Of course you have to like ‘possums.
29 March 2012 at 1:37 pm
Of course you have to like ‘possums.
Which I do. These are itsy bitsy teeny tiny possums! Pure magic.
Doesn’t the pitcher plant kind of look like a toilet anyways?
29 March 2012 at 1:38 pm
Forgot to say, my wife would kill me if I left the lid up.
29 March 2012 at 1:43 pm
Caine, Fleur du Mal
I like the noses. Fried of mine in high school had a baby opossum and brought on the school bus to show off in biology class. Some kids freaked out, as did the bus driver. The rest of us all wanted to hold the little critter.
They do have sharp teeth though.
And no, I didn’t need a rabies vaccination as it was immunized pet.
Still cute though.
29 March 2012 at 1:44 pm
Sorry friend of mine not fried.
29 March 2012 at 1:47 pm
They do have sharp teeth though.
Yes they do. So do rats, of which I has three. :D Honey possums don’t have the standard possum teeth though. They have interesting dentition. See here.
Markita Lynda—it's Spring after the Winter that wasn't says
29 March 2012 at 2:21 pm
Maybe in a million years they’ll grow trunks and be the world’s smallest marsupial elephants!
29 March 2012 at 2:35 pm
Have you heard of elephant shrews? Not marsupials though but exactly the kind of critters you are speculating on.