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Not at this point /: I don’t have the money to hit the west coast. But! If that changes, I will let you know. Because I would love love love to visit you there!

Not at this point /: I don’t have the money to hit the west coast. But! If that changes, I will let you know. Because I would love love love to visit you there!

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ultraswell:

That’s it! That’s the funny green not-moss stuff in my big terrarium! What is that stuff?

The flat green stuff? That’s a lichen: a fungi-algae symbiotic organism. The fungi provides structure, while the algae create food for the fungi and itself through photosynthesis. Or Liverwort. Hard to say. Does it produce little stalks with tubelike clusters on the end? If so then it’s a liverwort.


I believe it’s a liverwort. Or, so a quick google image search would have me believe. Almost exactly like the photo on this page http://www.srgc.org.uk/bulblog/081203/log.htmlIt’s been interesting to watch it grow! I’ll have to do a photoset when I get home. It was dense and flat when I first gathered it from the garden. And now, a month later, it almost has leaves? And the ‘leaves’ have some sort of root system underneath. And the little splash spot things have developed into these tiny furry forests. But it’s different in the two patches I have. One is a quarantine container, and that one is going wild.The big terrarium is the other, and that one isn’t changing quite as much, but it’s huge and also has the root systems. I guess it’s just going through the reproduction process. Asuexual, I presume. Apparently they do both (like moss and some ferns, right?) No stalks or anything. I hope it doesn’t go through a brown stage…. Moss tends to do that when it goes to seed. I’m having them watched while I’m away and I have not prepared the caretakers for this possibility. Huh! How curious. Liverwort. Always wondered what that looked like.

thecoldmagnetearth:

ultraswell:

That’s it! That’s the funny green not-moss stuff in my big terrarium! What is that stuff?

The flat green stuff? That’s a lichen: a fungi-algae symbiotic organism. The fungi provides structure, while the algae create food for the fungi and itself through photosynthesis. Or Liverwort. Hard to say. Does it produce little stalks with tubelike clusters on the end? If so then it’s a liverwort.

I believe it’s a liverwort. Or, so a quick google image search would have me believe.

Almost exactly like the photo on this page
http://www.srgc.org.uk/bulblog/081203/log.html

It’s been interesting to watch it grow! I’ll have to do a photoset when I get home. It was dense and flat when I first gathered it from the garden. And now, a month later, it almost has leaves? And the ‘leaves’ have some sort of root system underneath. And the little splash spot things have developed into these tiny furry forests. But it’s different in the two patches I have. One is a quarantine container, and that one is going wild.
The big terrarium is the other, and that one isn’t changing quite as much, but it’s huge and also has the root systems.
I guess it’s just going through the reproduction process. Asuexual, I presume. Apparently they do both (like moss and some ferns, right?) No stalks or anything. I hope it doesn’t go through a brown stage…. Moss tends to do that when it goes to seed. I’m having them watched while I’m away and I have not prepared the caretakers for this possibility.

Huh! How curious. Liverwort. Always wondered what that looked like.

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In 1979, when the minimum wage was $2.90, a hard-working student with a minimum-wage job could earn enough in one day (8.44 hours) to pay for one academic credit hour. If a standard course load for one semester consisted of maybe 12 credit hours, the semester’s tuition could be covered by just over two weeks of full-time minimum wage work—or a month of part-time work. A summer spent scooping ice cream or flipping burgers could pay for an MSU education. The cost of an MSU credit hour has multiplied since 1979. So has the federal minimum wage. But today, it takes 60 hours of minimum-wage work to pay off a single credit hour, which was priced at $428.75 for the fall semester.
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hootsweet:

Hi everyone! Just want to apologize for my long absence with some PG doodles. Things are somewhat hectic for me right now. I have a lot of commissions I have to complete, and my boyfriend and I are trying to get started on moving in together!
So my poor little AT comic had been put on the back burner. I’m still planning on continuing the comic but its (obviously) slowing down a lot. But Photoshop has been installed on my Windows Surface tablet so I can draw at work when I have nothing else to do! The tablet isn’t quite accurate enough as my Wacom to work on the comic pages though so it’ll just be some Gumshall doodles like this one. I still very much love this ship and I will continue to do pieces and share them here on Tumblr.
Thanks for reading and being awesome!

hootsweet:

Hi everyone! Just want to apologize for my long absence with some PG doodles. Things are somewhat hectic for me right now. I have a lot of commissions I have to complete, and my boyfriend and I are trying to get started on moving in together!

So my poor little AT comic had been put on the back burner. I’m still planning on continuing the comic but its (obviously) slowing down a lot. But Photoshop has been installed on my Windows Surface tablet so I can draw at work when I have nothing else to do! The tablet isn’t quite accurate enough as my Wacom to work on the comic pages though so it’ll just be some Gumshall doodles like this one. I still very much love this ship and I will continue to do pieces and share them here on Tumblr.

Thanks for reading and being awesome!

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