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jtotheizzoe:


Tripedal to the Metal
That’s some loco motion, huh? Found this neat little GIF showing how an ant’s legs move at a full gallop. While calmly strolling though the picnic grounds, ants have five of their six legs at a time in contact with the ground. But when it’s time to put the (tiny) pedal to the metal, they change their gait to this alternating tripod motion.
This pattern isn’t controlled by the insect’s brain, but rather by bundles of neurons in the leg called central pattern generators. While moving at such a clip, it just so happens that three legs is the minimum number it needs on the ground at a time to balance its rigid exoskeleton without toppling over.
Is that part of the reason that insects have six legs and not another number like four or eight? Or did the gait evolve to match the hardware? My guess is the latter, but I am not sure. What say you, insect folks? 
(GIF via NC State University)

jtotheizzoe:

Tripedal to the Metal

That’s some loco motion, huh? Found this neat little GIF showing how an ant’s legs move at a full gallop. While calmly strolling though the picnic grounds, ants have five of their six legs at a time in contact with the ground. But when it’s time to put the (tiny) pedal to the metal, they change their gait to this alternating tripod motion.

This pattern isn’t controlled by the insect’s brain, but rather by bundles of neurons in the leg called central pattern generators. While moving at such a clip, it just so happens that three legs is the minimum number it needs on the ground at a time to balance its rigid exoskeleton without toppling over.

Is that part of the reason that insects have six legs and not another number like four or eight? Or did the gait evolve to match the hardware? My guess is the latter, but I am not sure. What say you, insect folks? 

(GIF via NC State University)

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The Old Dutch Capuchine is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding. Old Dutch Capuchines, along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons, are all descendants from the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)
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importantbirds:

malformalady:

The Old Dutch Capuchine is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding. Old Dutch Capuchines, along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons, are all descendants from the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

Photo credit: Richard Bailey

Hello have met mink coat? Lady fine fancy dance?
SURPRISE! Coat actually feather! Lady actually birb!

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Little knitted pigeon enjoying come crisps on the pavement…

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2-shane-s:

birdsofafeathercolchester:

Little knitted pigeon enjoying come crisps on the pavement…

I thought that only the bag of chips was knitted so I was like lmaoo fucking idiot bird got owned then I saw that the bird was knitted as well then I realized I was the fucking idiot bird getting owned

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