Defense mechanisms

Another Instance of Cephalopodia’s Camouflage

Here’s another instance of Cephalopodia’s camouflage.  In this one, it’s much easier to see the creature, but you can see that the camouflage is still pretty effective.

On Closer Inspection…. Bacteriophages have teeth!

After sedating one of the bacterios, I managed to do a more thorough inspection of it’s body.  They have three limbs, and a bulbous head, and on the underside of the head, between their limbs, they have a small orifice, which must be a mouth, because it is surrounded by small, sharp teeth.

Bacterio Bites!

I didn’t want to report this earlier, because I was a little embarrassed about it, but the Bacterios bit me!  Their bites are worse than mosquitos…. large, swollen, incredibly itchy welts on my arms and face, which were probably the only place they could reach!  When I went to see the doctor, we were worried that they might be poisonous, because I felt really lightheaded, but thankfully they’re not. I’m ok, now. Scary, though.  I’ll be much more careful with them in the future.

Blasted Bacteriophages!

Those bacterios are vicious little buggers!  Excuse my language, but they are not at all pleasant to deal with!  I’ve been trying to study them a little more lately, and sometimes it’s really hard to get close to them!  There are way too many of them (even at only 14), and they move way too quickly! It seems to be a very effective defence mechanism, as I can’t get close to them if they don’t want me to.  This is a photo taken when they were all riled up.

Cephalopodia’s Effective Camouflage

Cephalopodia has very effective camouflague (in certain situations).  Here are a few photos of the creature in nature.

Foraminifera’s Camouflage

 

We’ve realized that Foraminifera’s unusual colour is not as useless as it seems.  It seems that a blue creature out in nature would stick out like a sore thumb, and so would probably get eaten very quickly.  Foraminifera’s blue colour, however, seems to actually protect the creature.  The blue camouflages the creature against the sky, essentially hiding it from below.