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Sunday, 30 October 2011

About Time I did this

This is actually the first new thing I have written on my blog in months. I write now mostly on triond and saquidoo, have actually managed to get my very first e-book out and generally feel that my writing life is making real progress, hopefully in the right direction. There are so many things to look at and write about that I sometimes stumble trying to decide what should come next, but that is the wonder of the writing life and I just love it.

Heart Stopping Happiness

Heart Stopping Happiness

Sex and The Thinking Man

Sex and The Thinking Man

Twisted Sibling

Twisted Sibling

Wonders of The Tree World

Wonders of The Tree World

Magical Macro Photo Art

Magical Macro Photo Art

Be Proud to be You

Be Proud to be You

Gateways

Gateways

Tell Tale Fingers

Tell Tale Fingers

Her Sex Secrets

Her Sex Secrets

Monday, 24 October 2011

Grim Tale

Grim Tale

Small World

Small World

The Magic Word

The Magic Word

Travelling Through Time

Travelling Through Time

Manufactured Biologocal Clones

Manufactured Biologocal Clones

Stunning Fantasy World of Kush

Stunning Fantasy World of Kush

Artful Skin

Artful Skin

Loving Means Having to Lie at Times

Loving Means Having to Lie at Times

The Calling

The Calling

Pandemic Possibilities?

Pandemic Possibilities?

Swell Sensation

Swell Sensation

New Old Masters by Ju Duoqi

New Old Masters by Ju Duoqi

Used Tire Sculptural Black Magic of Chakia Booker

Used Tire Sculptural Black Magic of Chakia Booker

THEY SHOULD HAVE DIED

THEY SHOULD HAVE DIED

Vladimir Kush and His Awesome Abstract Artistry

Vladimir Kush and His Awesome Abstract Artistry

Superb Spiders are Natural Master Engineers

Superb Spiders are Natural Master Engineers

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Giant Cover Up?

Giant Cover Up?

Caffeine Culture

Caffeine Culture

Yoga Can Boost Your Sex Life

Yoga Can Boost Your Sex Life

Stunning Sculptural Art of Kevin Francis Gray

Stunning Sculptural Art of Kevin Francis Gray

Drinking Roadkill

Drinking Roadkill

Lightning Luck

Lightning Luck

Astounding Art

Astounding Art

Wondrous Worms

Wondrous Worms

Creative Cotton Candy

Creative Cotton Candy

Cruel Chinese Public

Cruel Chinese Public

Splendid Spliff ART

Splendid Spliff ART

Think BIG

Think BIG

Is The Right Person Really Out There for You

Is The Right Person Really Out There for You

Coming in for Coffee

Coming in for Coffee

Persistant Sexual Arousal Syndrome

Persistant Sexual Arousal Syndrome

Urine, The Health Drink You Were Unaware of

Urine, The Health Drink You Were Unaware of

Human Bone Chapel of Sedlec Ossuary

Human Bone Chapel of Sedlec Ossuary

Rainbow Riot of Water Drops

Rainbow Riot of Water Drops

Wierd Sex Practices

Wierd Sex Practices

Brilliant Bodypainting

Brilliant Bodypainting

That One Moment in Time

That One Moment in Time

Truly Terrible Fearsome Fish

Truly Terrible Fearsome Fish

Monday, 17 October 2011

Giant Cover Up?

Giant Cover Up?

Slave No More

Slave No More

Boys and Boobs

Boys and Boobs

Miniature Sculpture World of The Amazing Anastassia Elias

Miniature Sculpture World of The Amazing Anastassia Elias

Cool Coconut OIL

Cool Coconut OIL

Are We All Asian After All

Are We All Asian After All

Micro Image Insect World of Tomas RAK

Micro Image Insect World of Tomas RAK

Magic Make Up ART

Magic Make Up ART

First Contact

First Contact

Stunning Butterfly Species

Stunning Butterfly Species

Stunning Butterfly Species

Stunning Butterfly Species

Unbelievable Uber Realism

Unbelievable Uber Realism

What an Honor

What an Honor

Brilliant Bodyscape Art

Brilliant Bodyscape Art

Cancerous Cell

Cancerous Cell

Wondrous Worms

Wondrous Worms

Glorious Glass by Dale Chilhuly

Glorious Glass by Dale Chilhuly

Heart Stopping Happiness

Heart Stopping Happiness

Billions of Earth Like Planets

Billions of Earth Like Planets

Your Eyes and Your Lies

Your Eyes and Your Lies

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Stinging Saddleback


Adolescent moths and butterflies, which we see as caterpillars are often found with protective stinging hairs and fibres, bodily features often containing venoms, transmitted to attackers by penetrating actions of the  hair/fibre tips

Even lightly brushing up against such animals can result in dermatitis, itching and great pain, attacks and stings causing discomfort according to the species of caterpillar involved, the saddleback especially nasty, one unfortunate victim describing pain much more savage than a wasp sting for almost 3 hours.

Small caterpillars like these are difficult to spot on forest floors or amongst leaves, so great care is needed when out in the woods. Though pain and itching caused requires prompt treatment, injuries are rarely serious, though anyone with allergy problems, should be extra vigilante.
Pressing sticky tape onto the affected area, before  ripping it off again to remove offending hairs or fibres is the best bet,  repeating this process several times. Ice-packs over the area help to further reduce burning and itching, as does the application of a water and baking soda paste.
Saddleback Caterpillars are reddish-brown in colour, only one inch long, fleshy, spiny  horns at each body end with shorter spiny horns on the sides, and that distinct green saddle-shaped  mid-section coloring, with the centralized brown or purple circle are common across the USA,
They mostly appear in late summer, eating various types of tree, including dogwood, oak, plum, apple, cherry and chestnut, the end spines having those urticating hairs, which secrete that irritating venom. Contact is always  very painful, leading to a rash commonly lasting for days as well as nausea and swelling, sensitive skinned individuals likely to have severe reactions.. Lovely as these creatures look, people friendly they certainly are not.