Sea Fireflies Spew Mucus w/ Chemical Glow to Lure Mates & Avoid Being Eaten

Lincoln Stewart
Lincoln Stewart

Cypridinid ostracods, also known as sea fireflies, leave a trail of light in their wake as they swim. The bioluminescence of these tiny crustaceans attracts mates and helps protect them from predators. But unlike unrelated winged fireflies, these seafarers create light outside of their bodies by spewing a trail of mucus containing an enzyme and substrate that react with each other to produce the glow. A new report illuminates how ostracod species produce different lengths of flashes through various combinations of enzymes and different amounts of substrates, researchers reported January 16 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

From a Feb. 7, 2019 article by CAROLYN WILKE in The Scientist.

N.M. Hensley et al., “Phenotypic evolution shaped by current enzyme function in the bioluminescent courtship signals of sea fireflies,” P Roy Soc B, doi:10.1098/rspb.2018.2621, 2019.

In the above picture, taken by TREVOR J. RIVERS, an ostracod leaves a swirling trail of light. In the top-left of this photo, the ostracod is trapped in a fish’s mouth and the bioluminescence moves through the fish’s gills and into the water.

royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2018.2621

archive.fo/evPzI

the-scientist.com/image-of-the-day/image-of-the-day--light-show-65434

archive.fo/acHJj

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arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/02/notorious-Zig Forums-subboard-has-history-wiped-after-federal-judges-doxing/
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_B._Forrest

Ian Rogers
Ian Rogers

Of course, REAL Crustacea News will be censored on Zig Forums.

Nicholas Williams
Nicholas Williams

REAL News always is.

Jacob Clark
Jacob Clark

Bio-luminescence on the outside of their bodies!
FASCINATING!

Aiden Murphy
Aiden Murphy

inb4 Johnny Neptune posts pics of his hand covered in bio-luminescent mucus

Connor Miller
Connor Miller

crustaceans
Is this thinly-veiled crab news?

Nicholas White
Nicholas White

Hmmmm……

i kinda like this shit….

Nice to see killcen get slid off

Easton Smith
Easton Smith

Ostracod Power!

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Jack Green
Jack Green

Yeet.

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Easton Watson
Easton Watson

Definitely!

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Jeremiah Robinson
Jeremiah Robinson

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Austin Young
Austin Young

Ghee goes well with these guys.

Angel Ward
Angel Ward

Where can I get some of these for my aquarium?
They'd be perfect for watching while tripping on LSD.

Ian Rogers
Ian Rogers

in killcen's underwear?

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Hunter Cook
Hunter Cook

Nah. He probably just thinks he has crabs because of all that meth he's been doing lately.

Nathan Green
Nathan Green

Is this the thread that is hogging everyone's dubs?

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Camden Morris
Camden Morris

Probably.

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Dominic Long
Dominic Long

So, I get it. They spew out glow-in-the-dark mucus everywhere that looks cool.
But they look really cool on the inside too!

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Ryder Perry
Ryder Perry

REAL News always is.
Zig Forums mod here

power is cool!!!!!

Hold on, my mom is calling

Juan Scott
Juan Scott

Glow in the dark conspiracy crabs

Ayden Robinson
Ayden Robinson

Zig Forums mod's mother here
this thread is wonderf………….

dammit be right back
changing my son's pee sheets (again)

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Brandon Cox
Brandon Cox

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Easton Perry
Easton Perry

Yes, size does matter.

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Ayden Rivera
Ayden Rivera

Could be!

And maybe this post too..

John Torres
John Torres

No such luck.

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Wyatt Lee
Wyatt Lee

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Ian Rodriguez

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Chase Anderson

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Brody Thomas
Brody Thomas

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Isaiah Jackson

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Joshua Bell
Joshua Bell

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Brandon Green
Brandon Green

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Parker Stewart
Parker Stewart

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Ryder Brown
Ryder Brown

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Benjamin Reyes
Benjamin Reyes

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David Cook
David Cook

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Lincoln Rodriguez
Lincoln Rodriguez

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Noah Turner
Noah Turner

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Adam Nelson
Adam Nelson

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James Richardson
James Richardson

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Blake White
Blake White

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Daniel Myers
Daniel Myers

lol

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Kayden Watson
Kayden Watson

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Noah Jackson
Noah Jackson

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Isaac Johnson
Isaac Johnson

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Brody Cook
Brody Cook

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Christopher Cruz
Christopher Cruz

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Xavier Ortiz
Xavier Ortiz

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Andrew Jenkins
Andrew Jenkins

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Samuel Powell
Samuel Powell

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Cameron Howard
Cameron Howard

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Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson

Uuhhhhhh…………

shit !! I thought this was the
inmate Tinder thread

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Colton Bennett
Colton Bennett

DUBS DON'T…….

Brayden Powell
Brayden Powell

LIE!!

Tyler Scott
Tyler Scott

sometimes, maybe

Chase Brown
Chase Brown

Luckily, not always.
At least not too often itt..

Adam Williams
Adam Williams

is this the scab thread?

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Aiden Perry
Aiden Perry

Yes. Scabs will always be here to take your union jobs.

Jaxson Murphy
Jaxson Murphy

Why make this about politics?
You're positively glowing.

Luis Collins
Luis Collins

Ha ha.
I stole your dubs.

William Nguyen
William Nguyen

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Benjamin Russell
Benjamin Russell

What is going on in here?

Chase Turner
Chase Turner

I heard it was the dubs thread.

Connor Morgan
Connor Morgan

It isn't.

Mason Brown
Mason Brown

Then explain those dubs.

Isaiah Bailey
Isaiah Bailey

Faces of meth?

Jace Cook
Jace Cook

Im new here. I am killcen's daughter. He told me about this chatroom. My father has a meth problem and some personal psychological demons to deal with. He is being admitted to a special hospital that specializes in helping people with his particular problem. Please pray for my father, that Jesus might cure his mind. Thankyou.

Henry Nguyen
Henry Nguyen

No.

Levi Walker
Levi Walker

this chatroom is fun, but weird. how do i LIKE someone here?

Gavin White
Gavin White

You don't.
That would defeat the entire purpose.
Nobody likes anybody around here. It just works that way. Don't ask my why. If you don't like it you can always SAGE! A Sage is the same as a down vote here.

Cooper Morgan
Cooper Morgan

I heard that meth isn't even a real "problem" for anybody! I mean not a serious problem, like religion is.

Landon Nguyen
Landon Nguyen

I thought sage was just to reply without bumping an article?

Dylan Foster
Dylan Foster

That's what you get for thinking.
We don't do much of that around here either.

Julian Parker
Julian Parker

You don't say!

Eli Evans
Eli Evans

Actually, I do.
in case you missed the memo

Bentley Mitchell
Bentley Mitchell

Send me reminder that Elvis Presley fans don't love Elvis because of his music necessarily.

They love him because he was Elvis

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Adrian Powell
Adrian Powell

Send me ?….

MOTHERFUCK !!

I said friendly

Nathan Turner
Nathan Turner

Meth is powerful shit….

Here's Killcen before the meth:

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Jacob Martin
Jacob Martin

And here's Killcen AFTER the meth

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John Reed
John Reed

…..and here's Killcen after the Jesus bullshit…..

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Connor Scott
Connor Scott

cheeky bump

Eli Mitchell
Eli Mitchell

You are a fucking idiot. Go ahead and surround yourself with false rumors and accusations, typical for average morons to do anyway.

David Price
David Price

Meanwhile, Killcen is still spreading the REAL News over here:

Nathaniel Lewis
Nathaniel Lewis

You should try Xanax. I heard it'll help bring you down off the Meth Buzz.

Michael Turner
Michael Turner

Come on, Johnny..
You know you want to head on over where told you to..

738116
It is also very comfy, just like this bioluminescent mucus-drenched one is!

Bentley Adams
Bentley Adams

Oops! I meant

Justin Murphy
Justin Murphy

This is a better thread.

David Bailey
David Bailey

I agree.

Dominic Harris
Dominic Harris

johnny neptune presents©

Hi Kids !! This is my new character I'm developing:

The Lebanese Guy With Intermittent Explosive Disorder Who Comes To America And Cusses At Everybody But Never Learned How To Cuss Correctly In English

-enjoy-

"DAMN TO YOU !! SHIT OF THE FUCK TO YOU!!"

Mason Rivera
Mason Rivera

"TO YOU I TELL SHIT!!! YOU ARE FUCK !!!"

Zachary Anderson
Zachary Anderson

AH-HA FOR FUCKING YOU !!! SHIT YOU WILL EVERY DAY I AM FUCKING YOU!!!"

Joseph Adams
Joseph Adams

AGAIN:
it wasn't his music. of course his voice was ubiquitous, but that's NOT why we love him.

we love him simply because he was HIM.

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Leo Martinez
Leo Martinez

He reminded us to be ALIVE… to be different… To be dangerous….

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Luis Jones
Luis Jones

Hundreds of millions of deaf people around the world love him…..

because it really wasn't about music

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Jaxson Taylor
Jaxson Taylor

If you can't see it, you're blind

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Sebastian Kelly
Sebastian Kelly

Wendy and i saw this stenciled onto Elvis Presley Boulevard one winter out in front of Graceland

I took a pic of her walking across it

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Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams

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Angel Wood
Angel Wood

"SHIT TO THAT YOU ARE !!!"

Daniel Sullivan
Daniel Sullivan

Killcen?
(((We))) are worried about you..

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Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry

Other than your Doom Porn..

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Jackson Price
Jackson Price

Im willing to bet that Killcen has several black t-shirts with skulls and other satanic fare on them.

Its always the uberchristians who wear satan bullshit

Julian Parker
Julian Parker

This thread was brought to you by
THE WORST MUSIC VIDEO IN HISTORY©

Tyler Morales
Tyler Morales

I am willing to bet you are scared of me and what I have to say.

Kayden Thompson
Kayden Thompson

can you send me a gram of meth?

Robert Green
Robert Green

Yes. Post address.

Charles Perez
Charles Perez

OK. Pleeze send meth soon. Getting tired.
My name is Kathy Forrest.
inb4 Tits or GTFO
My address is:
808 Columbus Ave,
APT PH5E,
New York,
NY - 10025
Anxiously awaiting your package.

Owen Reyes
Owen Reyes

oh shit, nigger!
wtf r u doing?

Jace Sullivan
Jace Sullivan

Lel!

James Butler
James Butler

Why is that funny?

Luis Wilson
Luis Wilson

LOL!

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Easton Myers
Easton Myers

I foresee glow-in-the-dark mucus in your future..

Parker Perez
Parker Perez

OK. I'll bite. Who is she?

Jace Walker
Jace Walker

Well..
I can tell you WHO, and maybe even direct you to Where you might be able to educate yourself more fully, but out of respect for the ChodeMonkey, and because 8ch does not need more luminescent mucoids hanging around here, I'll leave it at that.. Interesting history though!

arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/02/notorious-Zig Forums-subboard-has-history-wiped-after-federal-judges-doxing/

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_B._Forrest

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Dominic Ortiz
Dominic Ortiz

Shirley, you can do better than that, user!

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Gabriel Carter
Gabriel Carter

Shirley…

http://www.statdomain.org/wiki/index.php/Dox_-_Katherine_Bolan_Forrest_(Silk_Road_Judge)

Careful now. Be a good example!

Logan Watson
Logan Watson

This is old news, but "worth it", some might say.
And glowing mucus ALWAYS gets my attention.

Luke Cruz
Luke Cruz

Yeah, if anyone needed some meth delivered, it would be her.
Can you spare a little for the cause, Killcen?

Jackson Davis
Jackson Davis

I remember that. Hotwheels had the fear of God put into him!

Brody Rodriguez
Brody Rodriguez

Isn't that about the same time Fred and Killcen started the Bible Study Group?

Chase Bailey
Chase Bailey

What is going on in here?

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Cooper Reyes
Cooper Reyes

Glow-in-the-darks tossing mucus around, seeing what sticks.

Leo Ramirez
Leo Ramirez

wow real news

Jackson Gonzalez
Jackson Gonzalez

I didn't get a chance to comment on this news article yet, so I am commenting on it now.

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