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somesortofstyx:

kaleidomusings:

felicefawn:

Coloring embryos by injecting dye into eggs before they hatch has been practiced for a number of years. It is done to identify the young of certain hatches or groups. And it makes it easier to observe movements of wild birds (especially water fowl) after they leave the nests.

The process of coloring chicks by injecting dye into the eggs also provides an opportunity to study early feather growth. Juvenile plumage will replace the colored down in about two weeks. As this happens, the dyed background amid new growing feathers provides a constantly changing pattern.

While it is possible to inject eggs from about the 10th to 19th days of incubation, the period from the 11th to 14th days appears to be ideal. Only one treatment is necessary if the injection is done at this time. When injections are made after the 14th day the color usually remains localized because the embryo occupies most of the egg; so it may be necessary to inject the egg in more than one place.

Harmless vegetable dyes, such as food coloring dyes sold in grocery stores, work very satisfactorily.

This does not harm the chicks in any way, and eventually as they mature their adult feathers push through and they develop normally with their standard coloured feathers.

The coloring is really interesting but just watch this video because it’s a bunch of chicks chasing a shiny piece of wrapper and it’s so freaking adorable.

If this is real then I have a mighty need.

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tamaratesla:

tamaratesla:

STEPHANIE INVITED ROBBIE TO ZIGGY’S BIRTHDAY PARTY AND HE WAS JUST SO HAPPY AND EXCITED TO GO HE’S NOT EVEN MAKING ANY EVIL PLANS THIS TIME LOOK HE GOT ALL DRESSED UP AND BROUGHT HIS OWN LITTLE PARTY HAT AND HE’S SO NERVOUS ABOUT IT OH MY GOD ROBBIE

i’m really glad tumblr seems to agree with me that this is the most adorable thing to ever happen in the history of ever

tamaratesla:

tamaratesla:

STEPHANIE INVITED ROBBIE TO ZIGGY’S BIRTHDAY PARTY AND HE WAS JUST SO HAPPY AND EXCITED TO GO HE’S NOT EVEN MAKING ANY EVIL PLANS THIS TIME LOOK HE GOT ALL DRESSED UP AND BROUGHT HIS OWN LITTLE PARTY HAT AND HE’S SO NERVOUS ABOUT IT OH MY GOD ROBBIE

i’m really glad tumblr seems to agree with me that this is the most adorable thing to ever happen in the history of ever

zestiel

heyteenbookshey:

enochianprayer:

do you ever cry because a black haired little boy wandered into your life when you were a kid and made you believe in magic and now many years later he’s still there with you and you just know you will stay at his side always no matter what because he’s just so important

I sat here thinking “That’s a highly specific personal experience for 43k people to relate to” for way too long before figuring out what this post was about

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thatruskieyakattack:

completed-nihilism:

Vantablack

British researchers have created the ‘new black’ of the science world - and it is being dubbed super black.

The material absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of light, a new world record, and is so dark the human eye struggles to discern its shape and dimension, giving the appearance of a black hole.

Named Vantablack, or super black, it also conducts heat seven and half times more effectively than copper, and is ten times stronger than steel.

It is created by Surrey NanoSystems using carbon nanotubes, which are 10,000 thinner than human hair and so miniscule that light cannot get in but can pass into the gaps in between.

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