*takes this as a sign to pack a fat bowl*
I was thinking the same
"Shifting" is a term used primarily by the therianthrope community to describe when their mentality becomes more like their theriotype.
There are two major types of shifts; Dominant Shifts and Sub-Shifts. They break up into five different categories; Standard, Common, Uncommon, Voluntary, and…
You can upcycle 2-liter bottles by cutting them in half and using the top as a funnel, or inverting the top piece into the bottom half to make an instant wasp or bee catcher. Source
You can use a small piece of raw fish to attract wasps and yellow jackets, just had a little moisture from time to time, they’re pretty cool with it a bit rotten; they just want the protein. If one does manage to get out of the trap with some meat, they’ll be sure to tell their friends about the source. I’ve also heard pop, water and vinegar, beer or even laundry detergent works for them, going to try the beer one out for myself. Most of all avoid hanging traps by flowering gardens, trees, or any other place Bees like to hang out. Save the Bees yo.
Hey, guys? Please don’t kill wasps, either. They ARE pollinators too, and if the bees go, they’re one of the sorts of critters that will still be around to pollinate plants, including those we get food from. Plus some wasps prey on insects that devastate crops or are otherwise considered pests.
I know they get a bad rap because some wasp species are really aggressive, they can sting multiple times, and some of them are really good at hiding their nests so you don’t know about them until you’ve walked near it and gotten stung. But wasps are just doing what they need to do to survive—protect themselves and their homes and young. And we can learn how to coexist with them; yes, there are extreme situations like wasps building a big nest in your attic or being allergic to wasp stings, but most of the time they’re in their own space and aren’t a big threat if you just respect them and don’t bother them.
Finally, isn’t it rather sad how we only value animals based on how useful they are to us? Maybe if we self-centered humans pay more attention to the pollination and other activities of wasps, we’ll be less inclined to treat them like evil beings sent to harass us rather than just one of many species living on a diverse planet. If you want to help protect insects and other invertebrates crucial to all ecosystems, I recommend donating to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)
Oh, wow COOL! (And one of those “why didn’t someone think of this before?” moments, though maybe they did and just weren’t successful.)
Why Walking Barefoot Might Be an Essential Element of Good Health By Dr. Mercola
You are an Electrical Being, and the Earth’s Surface is Electrically Conductive. There is growing research showing that a connection to the Earth’s surface plays a vital role in preventing disease and offers a host of benefits from improved sleep to pain relief. The problem, of course, is that while humans have historically spent much of their days with their bare skin next to the Earth (both while walking and sleeping, including on animal skins, which still allow electrons to enter the body), today this vital connection has been lost. You are an electrical being — your body regularly produces positive charges, which can oxidize and harm you if it is excessive. The Earth’s surface is electrically conductive; it maintains a negative charge with its free electron supply continually replenished by the global atmospheric electrical circuit. As such, as reported in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health:
"It is an established, though not widely appreciated fact, that the Earth’s surface possesses a limitless and continuously renewed supply of free or mobile electrons.Mounting evidence suggests that the Earth’s negative potential can create a stable internal bioelectrical environment for the normal functioning of all body systems. Moreover, oscillations of the intensity of the Earth’s potential may be important for setting the biological clocks regulating diurnal body rhythms, such as cortisol secretion. Throughout history, humans mostly walked barefoot or with footwear made of animal skins. They slept on the ground or on skins. Through direct contact or through perspiration-moistened animal skins used as footwear or sleeping mats, the ground’s abundant free electrons were able to enter the body, which is electrically conductive. Through this mechanism, every part of the body could equilibrate with the electrical potential of the Earth, thereby stabilizing the electrical environment of all organs, tissues, and cells. Wearing shoes with insulating soles and/or sleeping in beds that are isolated from the electrical ground plane of the earth have disconnected most people from the earth’s electrical rhythms and free electrons.”
To put it simply, it’s thought that the influx of free electrons from the Earth’s surface will help to neutralize free radicals and reduce both acute and chronic inflammation, which is at the root of many health conditions and accelerated aging.
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I walked around in the middle of nowhere naked today. It was awesome.