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Dec. 23rd, 2008

12:22 am - Lucky for me, pregnant women can’t run very fast

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If my mate ever complains about the rigors of pregnancy, I’m just going to point her to this video of the Surinam Pipa toad.

Surinam toads are most well-known for their remarkable reproductive habits. The partners rise from the floor while in amplexus and flip through the water in arcs. During each arc, the female releases 3-10 eggs, which get embedded in the skin on her back by the male’s movements. After implantation the eggs sink into the skin and form pockets over a period of several days, eventually taking on the appearance of an irregular honeycomb. The larvae develop through the tadpole stage inside these pockets, eventually emerging from the mother’s back as fully developed toads, though they are less than an inch long (2 cm).

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From:ersigh
Date:December 23rd, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
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How very sensitive of you. :p

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From:crasch
Date:December 25th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
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That's me, Mr. Sensitive.
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From:ivanafox
Date:December 23rd, 2008 07:51 am (UTC)
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Hmm...that's one of the more repulsive forms of reproduction I can ever recall seeing.
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From:crasch
Date:December 23rd, 2008 07:52 am (UTC)
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Agreed. I don't squick easily, but that video gives me the heebee geebees.
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From:ladykalana
Date:December 23rd, 2008 10:06 am (UTC)
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Dude, I am so foully disgusted by this concept. I would rather spork out my eyes than watch that video.
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From:jaine_parr
Date:December 23rd, 2008 10:28 am (UTC)
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If you point that video out to a pregnant woman, you deserve whatever you get.
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From:crasch
Date:December 24th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
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Good thing all the pregnant women I know are at a minimum safe distance.

Edited at 2008-12-24 01:02 am (UTC)
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From:tinymammoth
Date:December 23rd, 2008 11:20 am (UTC)
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Well if my mate ever complains about the sacrifices he has to make for our relationship, I'll show him this information about the blanket octopus:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanket_octopus
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From:crasch
Date:December 23rd, 2008 11:23 am (UTC)
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Awww...

There's a "Gift of the Magi" story here somewhere.
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From:tinymammoth
Date:December 23rd, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)
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hahaha
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From:meredith
Date:December 23rd, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
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Biology can be so disgusting sometimes. It probably is most of the time, but I just ignore it. YUCK.
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From:crasch
Date:December 24th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)

Sometimes you can't ignore it...

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From:starling321
Date:December 23rd, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
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*kicks you for good measure on behalf of all pregnant women*
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From:crasch
Date:December 24th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
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Hey! Aren't you supposed to be glowing or something?
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From:portia
Date:December 23rd, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
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That is horrifying.
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From:crasch
Date:December 24th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
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You know what it makes me think of?

Bubble wrap.
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From:portia
Date:December 24th, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
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Bubble wrap is FUN. That video is NOT fun.
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From:crasch
Date:December 25th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! Glad you like them.
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