19 Feb '12, 4am

The Annotated Budak: Crab scorpions by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Crab scorpions by @budak

In more temperate climes, mudflats in lagoons where both the surf and slopes are gentle are the scenes of nocturnal orgies between creatures who survived the ravages of deep time and still hound the continents in their slow tango of drift and confederation. Having outlasted the trilobites, ammonites, mosasaurs and virtually all the fishes of Devonian seas , horseshoe crabs offer a case for morphological conservatism, in the retention of a bauplan that protects, propels and pole-vaults the animals as they pursue a level of existence with little risk of revolution. Shielded against all but the toothiest of predators, the four surviving members of Xiphosurida continue to dine on lowly fare – clams, worms and other benthic fauna they can simply drag out and dig into with little fuss. A stubborn refusal to upgrade their diets to more finicky grub and crass insensitivity to vari...

Full article: http://budak.blogs.com/the_annotated_budak/2012/02/horses...

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The Annotated Budak: Bockadam by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Bockadam by @budak

budak.blogs.com 21 Feb '12, 9am

The seaward side of the bund that runs along the western fringe of Semakau Landfill is a slope of rocks gentle enough to p...

The Annotated Budak: Bombshells by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Bombshells by @budak

budak.blogs.com 17 Feb '12, 5am

By a quirk of political geography, many butterflies in the family Nymphalidae were bestowed English names that recall nobl...

The Annotated Budak: Webmates by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Webmates by @budak

budak.blogs.com 16 Feb '12, 4am

Invasions of a more insidious nature are launched by reduviid bugs in the subfamily Emesinae, which are equipped with rapt...

The Annotated Budak: Paradise on earth by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Paradise on earth by @budak

budak.blogs.com 28 Feb '12, 6am

A soft thud on the damp litter off the boardwalk between the carpark and grand entrance of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is...

The Annotated Budak: Lousey by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Lousey by @budak

budak.blogs.com 29 Feb '12, 12am

The vertical plains of lichen and moss that line local trails not infrequently harbour pseudocolonies of barklice, vaguely...

The Annotated Budak: Five levels of frogs by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Five levels of frogs by @b...

budak.blogs.com 17 Feb '12, 5am

Though not beasts of the branches, microhylid frogs have also made numerous attempts at severing ties with standing water....

The annotated budak: Signs of risk: Other arachnologists have noted the reflective qualities of stablimenta, par...

The annotated budak: Signs of risk: Other arach...

budak.blogs.com 21 Feb '12, 4pm

Unlike the sticky spiral that encircles the hub, the stabilimentum consists of aciniform silk, a tough protein used to env...

Budak Genius Dedah Kejayaan Menerusi Buku: LOS ANGELES – Satu perkara yang tidak digemari oleh seorang remaja...

Budak Genius Dedah Kejayaan Menerusi Buku: LOS ...

zonbebas.com 19 Feb '12, 1pm

LOS ANGELES – Satu perkara yang tidak digemari oleh seorang remaja bernama Moshe Kai Cavalin yang kini berusia 14 tahun ad...

With fresh wholesome catch from the ocean, espe...

deal.com.sg 18 Feb '12, 4am

50% off 700Grams Crab at House of Seafood (Choice of Black Pepper / White Pepper / Chilli / Salted Egg / Golden Butter / S...

Last call for crab @caminooakland.

Last call for crab @caminooakland.

modernluxury.com 15 Feb '12, 10pm

Every Monday since last December, Russell Moore and his team of cooks at Camino have celebrated local Dungeness crab with ...