Happy new year in the Year of the Horse. 新年快樂
Red winged parrots originally come from Australia. People occasionally keep them as pets but they are nowhere near as popular as budgies.
Cerianthus tube anemones are not photosynthetic. In fact they are not really anemones either but cousins of the true anemones.
White lions are just a color variation, not a separate species. They really are otherwise completely normal lions — only their fur is white, they are not albinos.
Frogspawn corals are large-polyped stony corals whose needs are few. They are so named because they resemble actual frog eggs. I have acquired this specimen sort of “by accident” in a coral cutting workshop during a Marine Aquarium Society of … Continue reading
January 26, 2014
The Tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat currently in existence.
Vermetid snails are marine snails that don’t particularly look like snails. Most people who have them in their reef tank might not even know that the Vermetid snails are there.
As light passes through thin layers of oil on the surface of water the various colors separate and we see a rainbow or the colors of the rainbow.
January 22, 2014
Comments Off on The Aftermath of the December 2013 Power Blackouts in Toronto
It seems that power blackouts in Toronto are just way too common. There seems to be a really big one every ten years or so (in 2003 because of the hot weather, and in 2013 because of the ice storm) … Continue reading
Feather duster worms are polychaete worms just like the bristle worms in a previous post.
There is some disagreement if someone should even include any Camel Shrimp in a reef aquarium as they have the unfortunate tendency to snack on coral polyps.
Hungarian sausages are typically spicy and fatty. The fresh ones are eaten fried and they sort of resemble Italian sausages, but with a lot stronger flavour.
Aiptasia anemones are a common pest in reef aquariums. They will take over any free surface and likely kill other corals in the process.
The Common Raven (Corvus corax) like all corvids is a highly intelligent bird.
This was my first bubble tip anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor). It had the most beautiful colors, a kind of metallic green with nice pink tips that really bubbled.
Oven fried chicken thighs. Note that the these were fried with the skin on which gives a better taste also preserves fat.
Most North Americans only eat bacon fried on a griddle or in a pan or on the BBQ. But bacon can be eaten in many ways, e.g. just smoked and dried (kind of like how one eats salami) and for … Continue reading
The Brazilian Giant Cockroach is a cockroach that is about 10cm long. It really is huge for a cockroach.
The wild ducks also know as mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) is the ancestor of most of our domestic ducks that are used for the production of all the deliciousness mentioned in other posts on this site.
First of all: Happy New Year, everyone. New Year’s Day is a special celebration in most cultures where great significance is given to everything that we eat. It is quite common to attribute an almost magical power to ordinary food … Continue reading