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Candy crab (Hoplophrys oatesi)

The candy crab is a very colourful crab that grows from 1.5 to 2 cm. It lives on various species of soft coral in the Dendronephthya genus.

It camouflages itself by mimicing the colours of the polyps among which it hides. It adds further camouflage by attaching polyps to its carapace. Colours vary depending on the colour of the coral, and may be white, pink, yellow or red. This crab is widespread in the Indo-Pacific and it feeds on plankton.

photo credits: digimuse, Brian Maye, divemecressi

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Ashiok uses fear to terrorize foes with their own darkest, most closely guarded nightmares. Ashiok delights in having the upper hand and watching enemies reduced to quaking cowards.
Because all sentient beings feel fear, Ashiok believes this power is the great equalizer. For Ashiok, fear is a feeling given form by the mind—a quasi-elemental force that can be shaped and wielded to Ashiok’s benefit.
Once Ashiok’s Planeswalker spark ignited, it was discovered that in addition to culling the nightmares of others, Ashiok could also make their fears manifest in reality. As such, Ashiok embodies the role of a dark engineer, constructing twisted architectures of torment and sorrow. The dread vapors that emanate from Ashiok are an extension of this magic, enabling easy access and manipulation of the fears of those they enshroud.
Ashiok now travels the Multiverse in search of designs for the perfect embodiment of fear. In this search, Ashiok came to Theros, where dreams seem more vibrant than the other planes Ashiok has visited.
Ashiok’s most recent and most thrilling achievement was to alter the dreams of the god Ephara, conjuring a kind of ephemeral dream-deity. This feat was made possible thanks to a favor from the god Phenax, allowing Ashiok to remain hidden from Ephara’s divine view.

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Ashiok uses fear to terrorize foes with their own darkest, most closely guarded nightmares. Ashiok delights in having the upper hand and watching enemies reduced to quaking cowards.

Because all sentient beings feel fear, Ashiok believes this power is the great equalizer. For Ashiok, fear is a feeling given form by the mind—a quasi-elemental force that can be shaped and wielded to Ashiok’s benefit.

Once Ashiok’s Planeswalker spark ignited, it was discovered that in addition to culling the nightmares of others, Ashiok could also make their fears manifest in reality. As such, Ashiok embodies the role of a dark engineer, constructing twisted architectures of torment and sorrow. The dread vapors that emanate from Ashiok are an extension of this magic, enabling easy access and manipulation of the fears of those they enshroud.

Ashiok now travels the Multiverse in search of designs for the perfect embodiment of fear. In this search, Ashiok came to Theros, where dreams seem more vibrant than the other planes Ashiok has visited.

Ashiok’s most recent and most thrilling achievement was to alter the dreams of the god Ephara, conjuring a kind of ephemeral dream-deity. This feat was made possible thanks to a favor from the god Phenax, allowing Ashiok to remain hidden from Ephara’s divine view.

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Ultimate proof that cats are smart !!! more smart cats«

Cat intelligence is actually a pretty interesting topic in that the majority of studies on the subject basically have to end in the conclusion "we just don’t know" because cats are among the most uncooperative research subjects of all time. We know a great deal of cat sight, having used cats as the archetype for a vision-focused vertebrate/mammal, but we still know very little about what really goes on inside the cat mind.