Amethystine Pythons

Amethystine Pythons Amethystine Pythons - Morelia kinghorni (Stull, 1933) are vividly-white along their ventral surfaces and are also equipped with highly-evolved heat-sensing pits along their jaw-lines, rich with infrared receptors.  Ambush is their most efficient predatory stratagem, but nocturnally-conspicuous warm-blooded mammals are, by necessity, super-sensitive to the underlying danger signal of white, so pythons conceal the full-length of their white under-bellies along

Amethystine Pythons2020-03-23T21:58:28+00:00

Fantastic Fan Palms

Fantastic Fan Palms A lofty spire emerges from the head of a Fan Palm – Licuala ramsayi (F.Muell.) and radiates flamboyantly into a flawless circle of inspiring proportions.  Zig-zagged channelling extends from the stem’s pleasing eccentricity to the enormous leaf’s periphery, giving the impression that the tremendous number of such fronds were each individually pinked to optimise their aesthetic appeal.  When these majestic

Fantastic Fan Palms2020-03-23T07:39:37+00:00

Jungle Carpet Python

Jungle Carpet Python The ventral surface of the Jungle Carpet Python - Morelia spilota cheynei (Wells & Wellington, 1984) is brilliant white.  Optimising visibility to the eyesight of nocturnal fauna, including diminutive blossom bats and adorable striped possums, white also allows nocturnal fauna to be better seen, for important purposes such as mate-selection.  Jungle Carpet Pythons are also equipped along their jaw-lines

Jungle Carpet Python2020-03-19T09:38:09+00:00

Vibrancy of Yellow

Vibrancy of Yellow As a recurring rainforest theme, the vibrancy of yellow stands out with brazen distinction.  The yellow blooms of Golden Penda - Xanthostemon chrysanthum (F.Muell.) radiate with regal splendour.  Under the influence of blue-dominated low-light within the rainforest understory, protoplasmic Slime Mould - Physarum polycephalum (Schwein) streams beautifully bright-yellow and in terms of network intricacy and speed of motility, impresses

Vibrancy of Yellow2020-03-17T20:48:55+00:00