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Exobasidium ferrugineae

I found this fleshy, flower-like structure growing on¬†Lyonia ferruginea¬†(rusty staggerbush) at Archbold Biological Station (Venus, Florida). Heaths don’t make flowers like this, so I originally thought it might be an insect gall or phytoplasma infection, but I was wrong. After … Continue reading

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Shaving your legs to deter ticks

People shave their legs for a variety of reasons: to look younger (artificial neoteny), to look less like men, to show off tattoos, to show off muscle definition, to improve athletic performance (less drag, plus fools brain into thinking you’re … Continue reading

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