50 species of lizard and one species of snake reproduce through parthenogenesis (that’s the fancy word for producing offspring as a female without having sex).
Whiptails are stimulation ovulators. That is to say, they can’t ovulate without having sex.
So not only do they are give birth through immaculate conception, they’re ALL LESBIANS.
There are two kinds of parthenogenesis seen in reptiles. That used by whiptails and the other all female species is true cloning - the egg contains the female’s full genetic material).
Other species including komodo dragons use another form of parthenogenesis where they actually fertilize themselves, with a haploid polar body used instead of a sperm. Because of the way reptile sex chromosomes work, this form of parthenogenesis can produce males as well as females - however, the females produced have weird sex chromosomes and can only lay other females. It’s used as a backup reproductive strategy if they can’t find a mate. This works because in reptiles, unlike mammals, its the males that have two sex chromosomes the same (ZZ) and the females different (ZW). Females produced by parthenogenesis are WW - and that’s what happened to the whiptails. They lost the Z chromosome and now are all WWs.
Reptiles are fascinating.
So that means that bit I talked about on skype about lesbian dragons being able to reproduce in LotS has a basis!
I love whiptails so darn much. Lesbian lizard moms <3
i have never recovered from the time i read a comment online where someone said benedict cumberbatch looks like the pod race commentators from star wars i: the phantom menace
'Pro-life' personality Todd Kincannon suggests executing Ebola patients on the spot.
This isn’t some random nutcase: the man used to run the republican party in South Carolina, for God’s sake.
(And bear in mind, with good treatment, people can have at least a 50% chance of surviving Ebola. So you’d essentially be murdering people who have a decent shot at a full recovery. Guy is a moron.)
Remember guys. Its only PRO-LIFE if you’re an unborn unthinking foetus. Once you’re born you’re on your own.
I have no fucking words.
Let’s be real here.
It’s because it’s black and brown people who get ebola the most.
If an ebola outbreak happened in Edina, Minnesota, which is 88% white, I’d bet money he wouldn’t say that.
The real problem with people fussing over Pluto all the time is it represents the priorities of the public - preserving traditions rather than accepting facts. The pursuit of science is about building a sustainable catalog of truths, and there is no advantage in altering truths to appease nostalgia.
But look how he opens the pussy… Like it was a bird cage lmao.
I think I’m gonna be sick
my pwussy just shriveled up
"like a bird cage"
I am just bursting with happiness at this. :) Watching Emma Watson, seeing she has grown into just as intelligent and educated a woman as her most famous character; perhaps even more so. She’s great.
friends: how can u still wear black, its summer
Anonymous said: it sounds so fucking arrogant when you call yourself pretty like that lmao
But I am pretty look at me im so pretty it’s not arrogance when it’s literally just a fact im so pretty
SO PRETTY!!!!! ME!!! IM PRETTY!!! IM A PRETTY PRETTY GIRL!!!!
I like this.
If a man tells you you’re pretty, it’s supposed to be this amazing gift you cherish forever.
If you tell a man you’re pretty, you’re a horrible, shallow, awful person and it isn’t true.
I like that her username is divinedorothy - well done madam!
she wasn’t being arrogant, she was telling the truth…
I JUST SAW THIS ON FACEBOOK
O M G
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