OK but what is this, I love it
It’s an Amblypygid :)
House key dropped in concentrated Hydrochloric Acid
At a guess, I’d say that this is a brass key which has been plated in nickel.
If the key was coated in nickel the equation for this chemical reaction would be this:
2 Ni + 6 HCl = 3 H2 + 2 NiCl3
with the gas being given off in lots of bubbles likely to be hydrogen.
Citation: Thomas A, Suyesh R, Biju SD, Bee MA (2014) Vocal Behavior of the Elusive Purple Frog of India (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis), a Fossorial Species Endemic to the Western Ghats. PLoS ONE 9(2): e84809. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084809
This is another info graphic I did advocating for snakes. When spring comes around snakes start to come out of hibernation and sometimes will end up in people’s backyards. Snakes around this time are killed left and right, whether it is completely harmless or venomous. I want to urge people to learn about snakes and also to leave snakes alone!
4.12.14 - Succulents
Melting aluminum with an electromagnet.
A Jesuit ponders a dinosaur scientist.
Blood Moon gif stabilized and slowed.
Short-beaked Echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus.
Australia’s most widespread native mammal, the echidna is a monotreme, an egg-layer. It is found in an amazingly wide variety of habitats, from above the snow line to deserts, anywhere there are ants or termites for food.
This individual photographed outside Omeo, Victoria.