THIS IS MY FAVOURITE COMIC
Have you heard of this jellyfish art thing? Apparently you can buy a 6 gallon aquarium and 3(ish) moon jellies for $300 and some for your desk. There's one available on ThinkGeek. I don't know much about the care of jellyfish, but I'm willing to bet that they take a lot more care than the people purchasing them are going to give. What are your thoughts?
Ah, yes, the desktop jelly tank. I’ve actually had long talks about it with a jelly keeper, so keep in mind some of this is secondhand information as I’ve never actually kept jellies. I could have some details wrong.
The tank… has the right idea… It is a cylinder (sideways but same thing), and that’s good. Jellyfish need cylindrical tanks (no corners!) because they’ll be caught in corners and die and they need a current constantly pushing them around. The pump in the tank pushes them in a circle in the cylinder. So that’s right…
But that’s where the good points end. The size is too small - for one or two juvenile (and I mean BABY) moon jellies, it would do. mayyyyybe. But it is harder to maintain proper parameters in something that small, and the jellies would eventually need to be upgraded. (It also pictures other fish in there which.. hahHAHAHA NO)
The gravel they give you also should NOT be used - as I said before the jellies are pushed around the tank in a circle, so along the way they would snag on that gravel and be ripped to bits. Jelly tanks DO NOT NEED SUBSTRATE. In fact the jellies like I said can be hurt on it! They’ll be ripped up, they’re delicate little flowers uvu So none of that.
Jellyfish also NEED live, cultured food. They will NOT eat pre-packaged food. And it is a pain in the ASS to constantly culture a variety of foods for them, most of which are microscopic or almost microscopic.
And of course there’s water changes and cycling and maintenance which the product does not mention. And probably some other things I am forgetting.
But yea jellies are nooooot easy, they require specialized cylinder tanks and constant culturing of live food. They take up soooo much of your time, greedy babies. I’ve always wanted some but probably will never do it.
There are actually some reputable sites that sell specialized jelly tanks (round with a proper pump for good circulation) but you have to dig past all the ~~desktop~~ and ~~trendy pet~~ sites to find them.
I’m sad for all the poor baby jellyfish that will lose their lives for “art”. A kid on Facebook posted it and said he needed one for his birthday or Christmas. I told him the poor things would probably die. Hopefully he changes his mind.
how about that last gif
:( No it won’t. The dog is an actor and was trained just for this commercial. Though they probably could train an army of dogs to return lost items. That would be awesome.
THIS IS A PUPPY IT’S NOT EVEN A FULL-GROWN DOG AND IT UNDERSTANDS “NO” IT IS NOT EVEN A YEAR OLD AND YOU’RE TELLING ME TEENAGE BOYS AND MEN CAN’T UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF “NO.” THAT IS BULLSHIT.
I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.
You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.
Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.
A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.
On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.
So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.
As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.
Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.
First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.
Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.
You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.