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Small but Mighty - Rachael H Funnell wildlife blog

Postby rhfunnell192 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:25 am

Want to be that annoying guy at the party who won’t stop barraging everyone with excessive facts on niche topics? Read my blog!

It’s full of mental facts about minuscule creatures you never even realised you needed to be afraid of. So read on, learn lots and develop an unshakeable sense of unease every time you’re in the great outdoors.

Enjoy!

https://smallbutmighty192.wordpress.com
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Re: Small but Mighty - Rachael H Funnell wildlife blog

Postby rhfunnell192 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:49 am

The cone snail uses a deadly cocktail of neurotoxins to paralyse its prey in an instant.

I bet you didn't expect one of the most venomous creatures on earth to be a snail...

Find out more: https://smallbutmighty192.wordpress.com ... one-snail/
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Re: Small but Mighty - Rachael H Funnell wildlife blog

Postby rhfunnell192 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:34 pm

Anyone for some insect-pathogenising, head-exploding fungus?

The zombie fungus changes the behaviour of its victims before exploding out of their faces.

That’s right. Zombie fungus.

Find out more: https://smallbutmighty192.wordpress.com ... ie-fungus/
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Re: Small but Mighty - Rachael H Funnell wildlife blog

Postby rhfunnell192 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:37 pm

The Irukandji Jellyfish is only 25mm in diameter, yet it can kill a fully-grown man.

Find out how here: https://smallbutmighty192.wordpress.com ... jellyfish/
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Re: Small but Mighty - Rachael H Funnell wildlife blog

Postby rhfunnell192 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:37 am

There are some animals which bring a feeling of ease to mind, like ducklings or koala bears. Then there are are other animals that instil fear, like tarantulas and hawks, so you can imagine the horror that comes when you combine the two...

Find out more about the Tarantula Hawk here: https://smallbutmighty192.wordpress.com ... tula-hawk/
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Re: Small but Mighty - The Snazzy Snapping Shrimp

Postby rhfunnell192 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:55 am

The snapping shrimp is capable of producing light and sound by snapping its claw at an immense speed.

Find out how these tiny creatures create one of the loudest sounds in the ocean:
https://smallbutmighty192.wordpress.com ... ng-shrimp/
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Re: Small but Mighty - The Bullet Ant Rachael H Funnell

Postby rhfunnell192 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:19 am

‘Pure, intense, brilliant pain. Like walking over a flaming charcoal with a 3-inch nail embedded in your heel.’ - is how Schmidt describes the sting of the small but mighty bullet ant.

Find out more about this infamous ant: https://smallbutmighty192.wordpress.com ... ullet-ant/
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