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Old 08-10-2011, 05:12 PM   #21
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...after I became interested in insects that I realized the female of the species is usually the important player, with the male simple the sperm provider...
I guess there are worse things to be.
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After mating the female can determine which eggs are fertilized therefor determining the sex of the egg.
Very interesting.

BTW, I like your new title, Gloria.
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Thanks, Gloria, you made me feel better about myself.
I didn't realize it had affected you that much! Sorry that I made a joke of it.

We are mammals anyway, maybe it is not wise to compare us so much to the insect world.

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I'm becoming fascinated by the "intelligence" of species other than humans. What determines ultimate intelligence if it isn't survival? If one accepts that definition, we're one of the more backward of species on the planet!!!
Well put.
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Ohhh.... nice new title Gloria!!! It's sooooo you!!! I like the splash of color in your new avatar. It grabs me. It's reminds me of a bright Hawaiian quilt or something I might see if I looked through a kaleidoscope. What is it a photo of?
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Ohhh.... nice new title Gloria!!! It's sooooo you!!! I like the splash of color in your new avatar.

Thanks, Equil. You beat me to it. I agree.
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I like the title.
And the avatar.
Don't you recognize the stamp for pollinators week.
Do you think it is too small to see clearly?
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I like the title.
And the avatar.
Don't you recognize the stamp for pollinators week.
Do you think it is too small to see clearly?
I love your title. I think it really suits you.

Thanks for the close up of the stamp. I could see the flowers, but not the various pollinators...but, after seeing it up close, I'll recognize it from now on.
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Duh!!! I shoulda recognized that!!! I loved that avatar before for the dancing whirling twirling color but now I love it even more. I bought a block of those stamps because I thought they were the most beautiful stamps I'd ever seen. I still have em.... I couldn't bear parting with them on a bill going out.
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I didn't realize it had affected you that much! Sorry that I made a joke of it.

We are mammals anyway, maybe it is not wise to compare us so much to the insect world.



Well put.

No, when I write like that the excess is for, well, stressing the point. When I'm really invested, you'll see wet spots on the post from my tears .

Actually, my belief in the superiority of males is as unshakable as the rock of Gibraltar (now someone will show me how recent studies are proving it will soon disintegrate into the Mediterranean)!@!!!!!!!!

I think the real key to male superiority is best insured by practicing what Mick Jagger once voiced in a song entitled "Under my Thumb."


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Old 08-19-2011, 03:04 PM   #30
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This little native solitary bee was having a problem taking off. She fell to the ground then made it back up onto the plant then finally took off. Sometimes all that nectar and pollen can be intoxicating.
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