Insect Vigilante: The Beginning

Another attempt at tackling the huge fleshy wall was futile and only left me with a sore shoulder. My raptorial arm would come in handy right about now. The large humid room was quickly filling with stomach acid. My sleek elytra armor likely would not last long submerged in hydrochloric acid. I could hear the […]

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Natural History Museum of Video Game Characters: Metroids Exhibit

welcome to the metroid larvae exhibit! The alien creature known as ‘Metroid’ has become an icon for all things horrifying and deadly. Reminiscent of something straight out of a horror film, these jellyfish-like aliens are far from cuddly. If you mistake their outstretched fangs for a warm hug, you’ll find yourself hopelessly trapped in their […]

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The Battle for the Great Acacia Part 2: The Mimic

*For an introduction to this story and to read Part 1, go to this link: lifethroughgreentintedglasses.blog/2020/05/30/the-battle-for-the-great-acacia-part-1/   Espionage had never been a successful tactic for outsiders trying to steal the Great Acacia tree’s resources. The huge, thriving ferruginea colony monitored every inch of the tree from sun up till sun up again. But this time, […]

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The Battle for the Great Acacia [Part 1]

Introduction: Vachellia cornigera is a type of Acacia tree commonly known as a “myrmecophyte.” The term ‘myrmecophyte’ refers to its symbiotic relationship with ants. Pseudomyrmex ferruginea is one of these ant species that has built a relationship with the Acacia tree, and this particular ant species is one of the most fiercely protective ant species […]

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