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Amazonian Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears

The sight of butterflies flocking onto the heads of yellow-spotted river turtles in the western Amazon rain forest is not uncommon, at least if one is able to sneak up on the skittish reptiles. But the reason why butterflies congregate onto the turtles may be stranger than you think: to drink their tears.
Image: Butterflies in the Amazon have been observed flocking onto the heads of turtles to drink their tears, which provide the animals with a vital source of the mineral sodium. Credit: Jeff Cremer
The butterflies are likely attracted to the turtles’ tears because the liquid drops contain salt, specifically sodium, an important mineral that is scant in the western Amazon, said Phil Torres, a scientist who does much of his research at the Tambopata Research Center in Peru and is associated with Rice University.
Unlike butterflies, turtles get plenty of sodium through their largely carnivorous diet. Meat contains significant levels of the salt, Torres told LiveScience. But herbivores sometimes struggle to get enough sodium and other minerals, he added. “They end up needing this extra mineral source,” he said.



THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO ME. Omg revelation.

Oh my god.

Nobody cares but I hate butterflies with a passion and if I don’t hurt animals when I see this little flying colored paper I feel uncomfortable. Let me tell why, when I was around 10 we went with my family to the Amazonian region, one day I was on a river-shore and I was attacked by butterflies there where so many and they were sucking on my skin. I could feel it. with they enormous trunk and when you try to kill them there is wing-powder falling and they wouldn’t go away I had to go underwater and I was so disgusted later… And I had not idea what was happening.

Now I know. Pretty butterflies still hating you babies, it’s not you it’s me. 

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Amazonian Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears

The sight of butterflies flocking onto the heads of yellow-spotted river turtles in the western Amazon rain forest is not uncommon, at least if one is able to sneak up on the skittish reptiles. But the reason why butterflies congregate onto the turtles may be stranger than you think: to drink their tears.

Image: Butterflies in the Amazon have been observed flocking onto the heads of turtles to drink their tears, which provide the animals with a vital source of the mineral sodium. Credit: Jeff Cremer

The butterflies are likely attracted to the turtles’ tears because the liquid drops contain salt, specifically sodium, an important mineral that is scant in the western Amazon, said Phil Torres, a scientist who does much of his research at the Tambopata Research Center in Peru and is associated with Rice University.

Unlike butterflies, turtles get plenty of sodium through their largely carnivorous diet. Meat contains significant levels of the salt, Torres told LiveScience. But herbivores sometimes struggle to get enough sodium and other minerals, he added. “They end up needing this extra mineral source,” he said.

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO ME. Omg revelation.

Oh my god.

Nobody cares but I hate butterflies with a passion and if I don’t hurt animals when I see this little flying colored paper I feel uncomfortable. Let me tell why, when I was around 10 we went with my family to the Amazonian region, one day I was on a river-shore and I was attacked by butterflies there where so many and they were sucking on my skin. I could feel it. with they enormous trunk and when you try to kill them there is wing-powder falling and they wouldn’t go away I had to go underwater and I was so disgusted later… And I had not idea what was happening.

Now I know. Pretty butterflies still hating you babies, it’s not you it’s me. 

Sudaqueando

In Ecuador we have a thing it’s called Colada Morada and it’s my favorite thing ever. This bad boy:

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Now in Europe I have found a decent replacement a generic French smoothie 

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It’s not Colada Morada but if you heat it with sugar and cinnamon then it’s a sound replacement I’m so happy :D

… The couple in the apartment next to mine was having sex and then out of nowhere the girl started laughing a lot. What is going on there I wonder. 

Paper walls. 

Information sheet for application to a degree: Other activities?

Does advanced fanfic writing count?

Sometimes you win
  • Me calling to politely ask money:

    Hello Dad how are you I called 'cause...

  • Dad:

    Oh honey, you remembered your mom birthday!

  • Me:

    I... did.... I yes! I did naturally that's why I'm calling. Pass me to her.

  • My thoughts:

    GOD IS ON MY SIDE

I think the things I miss the most from Ecuador are the mountains I never knew which hill or which mountain was which but I liked them all the same, and Chinese food, but Ecuadorian Chinese food. Peruvian works too though. 

It’s stupid very stupid but animals of the Megafauna scare the shit out of me like I don’t care about murders, ghosts and such but the idea of a  woolly rhinoceros can keep me up at night. 

Can the conclusion of my paper be: I suck, this translation sucks, I’m so sorry. Because that’s what I just wrote in fancy words. 


crawling my way to the end of this semester
crawling my way to the end of this semester

Today I Skyped with my mom and she told me she was reading 50 Shades of Grey and I mocked her and she told me I’m an intolerant little shit and shamed me until I told he I would give it a shot. Now I have to read 50 Shades of Grey for my honor. Great.