Crabs are my absolute favorite of God's horrible beasties. You can keep your invertebrates! Crustaceans for me!
Not enough stars for the way they casually roll the bubbles behind them. "Nom nom nom nom nom nom NEXT!"
|Frank Rizzo |
jesus that music is annoying, wtf?
Yeah, that's not music. Just tiny, TINY birds.
One morning, on the beaches of Langkawi, I noticed fractal-like patterns in the sand. At first I thought it was caused by an impression of seaweed, but upon closer inspection, the patterns were convex, not concave - in fact - the patterns were hundreds of tiny little spheres of sand. There was always at least one clear path to a hole in the sand. If I stayed still long enough, eventually these tiny little crabs - about the size of a fingernail - climbed out of the holes and began their work.
The crabs are so small, that it is actually fairly difficult to observe what they're doing with the naked eye. This seemed like a good opportunity to try capturing video with my macro lens. I didn't have a tripod, so I found a piece of driftwood and rested the camera on it, laying down prone behind it.
I'd never personally seen anything like it before. These are Sand Bubbler Crabs and they're sifting through huge amounts of sand in search of detritus. The waste sand builds on their head and they kick off the ball before they can't see over it.
The footage was interesting, but the camera audio was not. Sometimes I'd hear some interesting insect noises and pull out my iPod to record it. I brought these recordings home and re-created the sounds on my modular. The other option I seriously considered was overdubbing "OM NOM NOM NOM OM NOM NOM NOM NOM" at various pitches and editing that in.
Ok, so what am I looking at here? Bubbles made out of sand? I didn't know you could do that.
They are balls of sand. Solid. Not actually bubbles.
When did it stop being arbitrary hatred day every goddamned day around here?
Oh, did you almost get the joke? That's adorable.
'Get jokes' day is tomorrow, cuntflaps.
oh yeah I forgot about that.
You're a jerk.
FUCK YOU BUDDY I'M BUBBLIN' OVER HERE!
|Caminante Nocturno |
I consider all crustaceans to be my friends. I will not, however, refrain from eating them. In return, I will not get angry should one start eating me.
I've kissed mermaids, rode the el niņo
Nature is just fucking fascinating sometimes.
|William Burns |
Who needs alien planets when you've got Earth?
We should all be buried at sea so the crabs can eat us. My two cents.
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